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Painting the Premier in Port Louis

Blog entry by François Chartier | 23 April, 2013

After chasing the notorious South Korean ship Premier for several days, a group of Greenpeace International activists entered Port Louis in Mauritius on Sunday morning, determined to take action against the Dongwon Industries-owned...

Hazardous air: What goes into your lungs on a bad day in Beijing

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 23 April, 2013 1 comment

You have seen air pollution before, but not in this way. Beijing’s hazardous air is changing the energy outlook of the country, and sending a warning to other countries on the human cost of heavy reliance on coal. Beijing’s...

Clutching at Climate Straws

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 22 April, 2013

What appears at first glance to be a 'pause' in the warming of the climate has prompted much discussion in the media (and some 'I told you so' crowing from deniers) but can we really all heave a collective sigh of relief, assume we...

Greenpeace paints 'illegal' on South Korean ship Premier in Mauritian port protest

Press release | 21 April, 2013 at 9:24

Port Louis, Mauritius, April 21, 2013 – Seven Greenpeace International activists peacefully demonstrated in a Mauritian port on Sunday against a South Korean vessel accused of unlawful fishing in West African waters, demanding the Seoul...

Thousands gathering today to spell out I LOVE ARCTIC

Blog entry by Markus Power, Volunteer Coordinator | 20 April, 2013

It was the 5th of October last year when more than 20 of my colleagues and I met in Paris. We are all Volunteer Coordinators here at Greenpeace, and the question that took us to France on that day was "How can we take our demands for...

"As long as there is one of us standing, there will be a fight to protect the forests"

Blog entry by Jessica Miller | 19 April, 2013 6 comments

Today, Brazil celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day. However, on a day that is supposed to celebrate their ancestors, culture and stories, many of Indigenous Peoples are instead fighting for their lands and their rights. According to a...

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

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