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Japan is nuclear-free once more

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 15 September, 2013 7 comments

Japan is free from nuclear power for the second time in 14 months, as the country’s last operating nuclear reactor closes for maintenance. This is excellent news. The closure of Reactor 4 at the Kansai Electric Ohi nuclear power...

China air pollution concerns forces a new direction for coal use

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 13 September, 2013

After 5 months of negotiations behind closed doors, China has finally announced a detailed air pollution action plan to cut fine particle PM2.5 pollution and clear the skies above the country. The plan, for the first time, sets out to...

Captain's Blog: Back to the Arctic

Blog entry by Pete Willcox | 13 September, 2013

I am in the Arctic again.  We are in Kirkenes, Norway, at 69 degrees 45 minutes North. That’s 192 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It does not feel right to me though: there are too many trees! Though they only go up to an elevation...

(Ice) breaking news: last week an oil tanker hit an ice floe in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by Elena Polisano | 12 September, 2013 2 comments

Our researchers just discovered a very dangerous collision in the Russian Arctic. Last week, a tanker that was not built for freezing waters was 'holed' by an ice floe and had to wait for seven days for help. Yep — holed, as in its...

Cameroonians realise what Herakles Farms really plans for their forests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | 12 September, 2013 7 comments

As the rain thunders down, it becomes not just increasingly hard to hear the speakers but also to see them. The lack of light due to the poor electricity supply in this part of South West Cameroon means that as the clouds darken, the...

Revealed: new evidence of illegal logging by Herakles Farms

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 12 September, 2013

Herakles Farms is in trouble again. After months of turmoil for the US-based corporation - including a temporary suspension order from the Cameroonian Government, confirmation that the company failed to obtain the Free, Prior and...

Climate change and conflict: a controversy and a call to action

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 12 September, 2013 3 comments

What did increased domestic violence in India and Australia, a spike in assaults and murders in the US, ethnic violence in Europe and land invasions in Brazil have in common? According to new research , published last month,...

African communities and forests continue to be threatened by irresponsible US company

Press release | 12 September, 2013 at 10:44

Johannesburg/Amsterdam, 12 September 2013 - Illegal land clearance, logging, bribery and intimidation are just some of the acts controversial US corporation Herakles Farms are accused of in the South West Region of Cameroon, as they continue to...

Greenpeace investigation: why China needs to move away from coal to save its water

Blog entry by Deng Ping | 11 September, 2013

Water is the basis of life everywhere, but few things drive that fact home like visiting the arid western and northern parts of China, where grasslands are turning into desert, wells are emptying and rivers are running dry because of...

West African communities rally against monster boats

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | 10 September, 2013

Just one week after Chilean fishermen and Greenpeace vigorously protested against the Margiris mega trawler, Mauritanian fishermen and fishing communities in West Africa are also raising their voices against monster boats in their...

Proof that the nuclear industry has been dodging its responsibilities for over 50 years

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 10 September, 2013 11 comments

Information released today by Greenpeace Japan shows that the builders and suppliers of nuclear reactors were afraid of being held financially responsible for any accidents they might cause from the outset of the nuclear energy era in...

REPORT: As climate denial gets stronger, the "dealing in doubt" continues

Blog entry by Kert Davies | 10 September, 2013 1 comment

Who likes being lied to by people paid by the oil industry who pose as "experts" on climate change? Did you know it’s been going on for 25 years? In a couple of weeks, the UN's official advisors on climate change science, the...

A trip to reindeer herders' family in Siberia

Feature story | 6 September, 2013 at 13:30

For centuries Siberia was a land of wild forest, rivers teeming with fish, a home to wild animals and Indigenous cultures alike. But some companies in Russia are ready to sacrifice all of these priceless natural resources for just one – oil.

AGRA: helping agribusiness conquer African agriculture?

Blog entry by Iza Kruszewska and Glen Tyler | 6 September, 2013 3 comments

Finally, we have confirmation of what we have long suspected: AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has been created to facilitate the corporate takeover of African agriculture, not support African smallholder farmers...

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