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Finding heart in the melting Arctic

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | 19 September, 2012 12 comments

The record has already been broken – but it is about to be shattered. This isn't the kind of record you wish to remember and tell your grandchildren about. This is no tale of great sporting achievement like Usain Bolt smashing...

Australian coal: a recipe for climate disaster

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 18 September, 2012 4 comments

Everything about the Galilee Basin in Australia is epic. Its name, its size and sparse beauty as well as the enormous amount of coal buried just under the soil and the scale of mining being proposed to dig it up. But eclipsing all...

Kalimantan Tiger Tour

Image | 17 September, 2012 at 14:30

Activists from Greenpeace and Walhi dressed in tiger costumes travel to bear witness in the forest in Pulau Salak, Tanah Bumbu Regency, South Kalimantan Province. Greenpeace is urging the government to take immediate action to protect the habitat...

SUCCESS! Shell stops Arctic oil drilling for this year

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 17 September, 2012 23 comments

You did it. For over six months, huge numbers of us have been pressuring Shell to stay out of the Arctic. Well this morning, company bosses announced they were scrapping their oil drilling programme for this year. It's a huge ...

Phasing out, cracking up and shutting down – a bad week for nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 14 September, 2012 27 comments

Historic news that Japan will phase out nuclear power has rounded off yet another terrible week for the global nuclear industry. Japan's decision to end its reliance on nuclear power by the 2030s means it will join countries such...

Heart Made From Flags In The Arctic

Image | 14 September, 2012 at 14:30

The crew of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise construct a 'heart' with the flags of the 193 country members of the United Nations on an ice floe north of the Arctic Circle. The 'heart' of flags is suspended by wires a few centimetres from the...

Japan plans end to nuclear, but public still at risk for 18 more years

Press release | 14 September, 2012 at 10:51

Tokyo, September 14, 2012 – Greenpeace Japan today cautiously welcomed the Japanese government’s landmark new ‘energy and environment strategy’ of zero nuclear reactors in the 2030s, but warned that 18 years is still too long to keep the...

Rainbow Warrior Diaries

Photo essay | 13 September, 2012 at 17:15

Three people tell stories of their Rainbow Warrior experiences as seen through the crew's snapshots and photo albums.

Confronting South Korea’s largest tuna company

Blog entry by Yuen Ping Chow, Greenpeace East Asia | 12 September, 2012 1 comment

I am from Hong Kong and I live here in South Korea. I can’t speak the language, but in the past few days the only sentence on my mind was:   "Greenpeace neun hankuk chamchi op che Dongwon e sak sul i oe oepeul jung dan hal geosl...

People power wins: super trawler banned

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 12 September, 2012 2 comments

In a huge victory against the plunder of our oceans, the Australian Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced new laws that will ban the Margiris super trawler , now known as the Abel Tasman, from operating in Australian...

Polar bears hunt on the sea ice

Image | 11 September, 2012 at 14:30

The Greenpeace ship. Arctic Sunrise is on an expedition to the Arctic to document the lowest sea ice level on record. Scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) release preliminary figures suggesting that Arctic sea ice has...

Banner At The Ministry Of Coal, India

Image | 11 September, 2012 at 14:00

Activists from Greenpeace India unfurl a 50 foot banner across two trees outside the Coal Ministry at Shastri Bhawan. The Banner reads "Ministry of Coal Scam and Forest Destruction". The activists occupy trees outside the Coal Minister’s...

No summer blackouts: nuclear scaremongering in Japan proven false

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 10 September, 2012 12 comments

Despite the dire warnings from the nuclear industry and its backers, Japan's hot summer has passed with no power blackouts or shortages even though just two out of its 50 nuclear reactors were in operation. The Japanese...

Gazprom Arctic Drilling Action in Moscow

Image | 7 September, 2012 at 15:51

Greenpeace activists dressed as polar bears in a police car after they blocked the Russian energy giant Gazprom’s headquarters in Moscow. Greenpeace demands that the company abandons its reckless offshore oil drilling plans in the Arctic.

Are organic foods safer or healthier than conventional produce?

Blog entry by Reyes Tirado | 7 September, 2012 4 comments

Safer, healthier, but what about less toxic? Why not ask the question the other way around… Are foods from chemically intensive farms worse for humans and the planet than organic alternatives? An apple is an apple, and...

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