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Global Heating Revisited

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 January, 2013 12 comments

We have zero years to solve our addiction to hydrocarbon energy. How many times have we heard: We have a decade, or we have three years, or we have until 2020? In the 1980s, ecologists used to say, “We have to solve this by 2000”,...

Shell’s 2013 Arctic drilling programme 'on the brink' after drill rig runs aground

Press release | 4 January, 2013 at 19:14

Washington DC, January 4, 2013 – Following news that Shell’s stranded oil rig has suffered serious damage since being grounded in the Gulf of Alaska, Greenpeace predicts the company will now struggle to complete its planned 2013 drilling...

From Outside Magazine: My Perfect Adventure: Kumi Naidoo

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 4 January, 2013

Last week Outside Magazine published a Q&A entitled "My Perfect Adventure: Kumi Naidoo". For the full interview click here .  Kumi Naidoo is the Executive Director at Greenpeace International.

8 reasons why Shell can't be trusted in the Arctic

Blog entry by franziska_g | 4 January, 2013 8 comments

Shell's most recent 'mishap' a few days ago was not the first setback the oil giant has suffered in its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In fact, it's the eighth in a growing list of reasons why Shell should not be trusted in...

Shell's Arctic drilling plans go from bad to worse

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 2 January, 2013 7 comments

In another example of why drilling for oil in the Arctic is such a monumentally bad idea, Shell’s drilling rig, the Kulluk , has run aground off the island of Sitkalidak, near Kodiak in Alaska. The ancient rig was being towed...

The Amazon pays the bill for forest destruction

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 21 December, 2012 4 comments

Lack of governance and amnesty allow large-scale Amazon deforestation to continue. Seven years ago, Leonardo Andrade Gomes was considered to be the single biggest forest destroyer in the Amazon. In addition to other infractions, he...

Silent Witnesses to the Toxic Truth

Blog entry by Muyi Yang, Greenpeace East Asia | 21 December, 2012 3 comments

At Greenpeace we believe in bearing witness to environmental crimes. In shining a global spotlight on injustice. In the positivity of action. A year ago we set out to investigate the discharges flowing into the Qiantang River in...

Santa Relocation Project

Blog entry by James Turner | 21 December, 2012 4 comments

If you’re a fan of our Save the Arctic Facebook page , may have seen some interesting changes recently. For the past few days we’ve hosted something called the Santa Relocation Project. We’ve been asking people this simple question: ...

The real driver behind China’s push to curb coal consumption

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 20 December, 2012

Can you imagine wearing an industrial filter mask for the next 20 years, every time you walk out the door to protect you from air pollution? This is effectively what is needed if you live in one of many mega cities in China, where...

Silent Witnesses to the Toxic Truth

Video | 20 December, 2012 at 11:00

The Qiantang River in coastal Zhejiang Province is an area where more than one third of China's dyeing and printing takes place in an attempt to quench the insatiable global thirst for fast-fashion. Toxic water pollution is not a new story in...

Japan’s whaling fleet: effectively nationalised and running on empty

Press release | 20 December, 2012 at 2:03

Tokyo, December 20, 2012 – Greenpeace and 18 Japanese NGOs called on the Japanese government to end its unprofitable whaling operations and refocus on domestic priorities as the factory ship of the country's so-called ‘scientific’ whaling fleet...

Challenging year ends in hope for Cameroonian environmental activist

Blog entry by Alexa Phillips | 19 December, 2012

For many people thoughts are already turning to the festive period and a well-earned rest. All Nasako Besingi wants for Christmas is for Herakles Farms to say they are leaving him and his fellow villagers’ land alone. 2012 has...

Going Gangnam, Greenpeace Style

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | 19 December, 2012 21 comments

As Gangnam fever swept the globe, not even the Rainbow Warrior was able to escape the madness. So while sailing out in the Indian Ocean, working to document and expose unsustainable and illegal fishing practices, the crew decided to...

Greenpeace and JBS resume commitment to end Amazon deforestation

Press release | 19 December, 2012 at 11:23

Sao Paulo, 19 December 2012 – In a renewed effort to eliminate deforestation from the cattle industry’s chain of supply, Greenpeace Brazil and JBS arriving at a new stage in the process, announced today the restart of dialogue on the...

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