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Why development does not have to be destruction in Cameroon

Blog entry by Irène Wabiwa | 19 April, 2013

As an African working for Greenpeace, I am often questioned when I speak out against the industrial exploitation of our continent’s natural resources, that is disguised as “development”. The truth is that all too often, this...

Food Security and Forest Protection in Cameroon

Feature story | 19 April, 2013 at 9:30

Responding to a recent spate of industrial palm oil projects in Cameroon, Greenpeace Africa is working with a Cameroonian NGO to show how small-scale farming projects are a better development option -- for communities on the ground and Cameroon's...

Greenpeace urges Mauritius to deny entry to suspected illegal South Korean fishing...

Press release | 18 April, 2013 at 17:43

Amsterdam, April 18, 2013 – The Mauritian government should refuse port clearance for a South Korean ship accused of illegal fishing in West African waters, Greenpeace International said on Thursday.

Brazilian slaughterhouses sued for Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Rômulo Batista | 18 April, 2013

Life is about to get a whole lot harder for the slaughterhouses in Brazil who are still tied to a business model based on forest destruction and violation of indigenous and labor rights. IBAMA , the Ministry of Labor, the Federal...

Investigating in the Indian Ocean

Video | 18 April, 2013 at 17:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is in the Indian Ocean for two months investigating fishing vessels that are operating illegally or using highly destructive and wasteful fishing techniques.

Japanese court’s verdict on request to shut down nuclear plant puzzling

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 18 April, 2013

The law in any country can be a complex business. That said, the verdict on Tuesday by a court in Japan to allow the Ohi nuclear reactors to stay open is especially puzzling. Green Action, a campaign group, filed a lawsuit asking...

Ending the overfishing crisis

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 18 April, 2013 3 comments

Less than six months after sailing through the Indian Ocean last year, Greenpeace has returned to the region to help end overfishing and create sustainable tuna fisheries that bring real economic benefits to coastal communities. ...

Redirect military expenditure to ensure a sustainable future

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 18 April, 2013

Article originally published in the Guardian. Last year $1.75tn was spent on the world's military, according to new estimates released this Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Institute (SIPRI). Seems like a lot? Let me...

Esperanza In The Indian Ocean

Slideshow | 18 April, 2013

Photos: Save the Arctic Movement Reaches the North Pole

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | 18 April, 2013 5 comments

Team Aurora has returned from the North Pole and is warming up in Svalbard. It's the perfect time to look back on their journey and celebrate what our movement has accomplished: bringing together nearly three million people who want...

Clean energy hasn’t stalled - but shift away from dirty energy must accelerate

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 17 April, 2013 1 comment

In the big picture, renewable energy is doing pretty well. It’s our continued addiction to dirty energy that is the problem, and lack of interest towards energy efficiency. This can be concluded from the many reports published today,...

Polluting Paradise: Big brands including Gap exposed in Indonesian toxic water scandal

Press release | 17 April, 2013 at 8:13

Jakarta, 17 April 2013 – Greenpeace International investigations have revealed the dumping of industrial wastewater containing a cocktail of toxic and hazardous chemicals, and caustic water, directly into the Citarum River, West Java.

Toxic Threads: Polluting Paradise

Publication | 17 April, 2013 at 8:00

Greenpeace International has commissioned a new investigation that delves even further into the hazardous chemicals used in the production of high street fashion, going beyond previous investigations in China and Mexico. This latest report builds...

Polluting Paradise

Slideshow | 17 April, 2013

A Toxic Fairytale

Blog entry by Ashov Birry | 17 April, 2013 8 comments

Let me tell you a story of a polluted paradise. We used to call it 'Parahyangan' or the place where the Gods and Goddesses resided. The river that passes through it stretches 270 km from the Wayang Mountain to the Java Sea, giving...

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