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Japan to go zero nukes by the 2030s ... or 40s

Blog entry by Greg McNevin | 27 September, 2012 2 comments

It was history in the making: the Japanese government finally decided last week on a new energy and environment strategy involving a complete phase out of nuclear power across the country by the 2030s. And then came the fine print.

Google’s new wind power deal shows real corporate leadership

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 26 September, 2012 3 comments

When's the last time you felt really good about something a corporation has done for the environment? If you’re like me, it’s probably not recently. Big companies usually grace Greenpeace’s blog for destroying the environment. ...

Another taxpayer lifeline for Japan's dying whaling industry?

Blog entry by Junichi Sato, Greenpeace Japan | 26 September, 2012 23 comments

I woke up this morning to reports that the Fisheries Agency of Japan, the body in charge of our whaling industry is seeking government funds to repair and re-fit the Nisshin Maru, the main factory processing vessel of the whaling...

Totally saying no to Arctic oil

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 26 September, 2012 11 comments

"Oil on Greenland would be a disaster." "Energy companies should not drill for crude in Arctic waters." "The risk of an oil spill in such an environmentally sensitive area is simply too high." Sounds familiar? Today, it’s not...

Greenpeace demands Japan end commercial whaling as new financial woes emerge

Press release | 26 September, 2012 at 5:34

Tokyo, September 26, 2012 – Greenpeace Japan and the Dolphin & Whale Action Network, a Japanese NGO, today demanded that the Japanese government end taxpayer subsidies for its unprofitable whaling industry as reports revealed that ongoing...

How one company is getting away with a human and environmental tragedy

Blog entry by Marietta Harjono | 25 September, 2012

Six years ago a multinational company bought large amounts of unrefined gasoline in the US and refined it through an industrial process called caustic washing onboard a ship, the Probo Koala, in the Mediterranean Sea. During one...

The Toxic Truth

Publication | 25 September, 2012 at 0:30

This is a story of corporate crime, human rights abuse and governments’ failure to protect people and the environment. A joint report by Amnesty International and Greenpeace Netherlands.

New York Times shines spotlight on the internet’s impact on the environment

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 24 September, 2012

On Sunday, the New York Times launched a new series called “The Cloud Factories” that examines the massive data centers that store the data that makes up the internet, and the effects they have on the environment. The series kicked...

What's REDD gotta do with it ?

Feature story | 24 September, 2012 at 16:14

The "Governors' Climate and Forest task force" (GCF) - initiated by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger - is meeting in Chiapas State, Mexico to discuss the future of forests.

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior ends two weeks of joint fisheries surveillance with...

Press release | 24 September, 2012 at 12:15

Maputo, 24 September 2012 – The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior ended on Monday its two week cooperation with the Mozambican Ministry of Fisheries. The organisation had been patrolling the country’s waters and facilitating inspections of...

The monstrous reality of shark finning

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | 24 September, 2012 17 comments

I saw six sharks being cut up for their fins a few days ago. And as monstrous as it was, I know it won’t make headlines, it isn’t news. Currently, the fins from an estimated 26 million to 73 million sharks are sold each year, that’s...

"Dongwon's Destructive Fishing Starts Here"

Image | 23 September, 2012 at 18:00

Greenpeace activists unfurl a giant banner reading: "Dongwon's Destructive Fishing Starts Here", in front of the purse seine fishing vessel, 'MV Granada', belonging to Dongwon Industries, South Korea's largest canned tuna company, at the port of...

No 'MOX" Here!

Image | 23 September, 2012 at 18:00

Greenpeace activists protest using inflatables against the transport of eight MOX (Mixed Oxide) fuel rods from Sellafield to the Grohnde nuclear power plant in Germany. The transport vessel 'Atlantic Osprey' is assisted by a convoy of German...

Greenpeace confronts Dongwon’s destructive fishing in Korea

Press release | 23 September, 2012 at 12:17

Yeosu, South Korea, 23 September 2012 — Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today occupied the dry dock where one of Dongwon's purse seine ships, MV Granada, is being repaired. The activists closed the dock with a large banner saying...

Outsourcing Hot Air

Publication | 23 September, 2012 at 12:00

The success of REDD+ depends on its ability to deliver real, additional and permanent reductions in deforestation and forest degradation in a manner that protects biodiversity and fully respects the rights of indigenous peoples and local...

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