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Our biggest day of action ever aims to Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Markus Power | 23 June, 2012 11 comments

Today is the biggest “Day of Action” we have ever done - with 2,000 volunteers taking part in 20 countries from Canada to Switzerland to Chile to Australia! Starting today, volunteers on the streets of 200 cities will talk to tens...

Beyond Rio+20 – let´s mobilize for a better world

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 22 June, 2012 5 comments

Today a personal journey ends for me, not just the Rio Earth Summit. I have been involved in the Rio Earth Summit process for two years . I never had much hope for this summi t, but as it is ending I am also not as depressed, as you...

eBay rightly quits the coal grid for data centre

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 22 June, 2012

Ebay, the online auction house known for helping millions to buy and sell their stuff, made a savvy purchase of its own on Thursday: it bought fuel cells from Bloom Energy (like those pictured) to power one of its data centres in...

Greenpeace Press Statement: Rio+20 Earth Summit-a failure of epic proportions

Press release | 22 June, 2012 at 17:57

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo comment: Rio+20 Earth Summit - a failure of epic proportions

Drawing a line in the Arctic ice

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 21 June, 2012 7 comments

Earlier today at the Rio Earth Summit, Greenpeace joined forces with a host of famous names to demand that the uninhabited area of the High Arctic that lies around the North Pole be legally protected and kept off-limits to the...

Rio+20 Arctic Rising

Image | 21 June, 2012 at 15:22

Greenpeace launches "Save the Arctic Campaign" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during Rio+20, using a balloon in the shape of a polar bear with the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer in the background. The organization joins forces with Hollywood...

Vicious Circle

Video | 21 June, 2012 at 14:00

Shell is due to begin exploratory drilling at two offshore sites in the Alaskan Arctic in the coming weeks. If Shell is successful this summer, an Arctic oil rush will be sparked and the push to carve up the region will accelerate. Russian oil...

Together we can save the Arctic

Blog entry by Richard George | 21 June, 2012 13 comments

The Arctic is under threat. As you read this, oil companies and politicians are plotting to carve up the icy north, extending their national territories and searching for drill sites. But with your help, we can draw a line in the ice...

Stars launch campaign to save the Arctic

Press release | 21 June, 2012 at 12:22

Rio de Janeiro, June 21, 2012 - Hollywood actors have joined forces with rock stars, environmentalists, polar explorers and business leaders to launch a bid for a global sanctuary in the Arctic. The campaigners are demanding that oil drilling and...

Rio+20 People's Summit March

Slideshow | 21 June, 2012

From hope to despair

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 June, 2012 20 comments

The Future we Want is nowhere to be found in the already agreed Rio+20 outcome text, which world leaders are now rubber stamping and Greenwashing. The spin cycle has begun. At the same time some 20,000 people marched on the streets of...

Xavante people call for justice onboard the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 20 June, 2012

If you want an example of how little progress politicians have made since the Earth Summit in 1992, it could be heard in the voices of the Xavante people onboard the Rainbow Warrior yesterday. Twenty years ago at the first Earth...

Amazon failing to admit its dirty cloud problem

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 20 June, 2012

Some of the top executives at Amazon are touring the world right now, attending sales conferences and trying to persuade smaller businesses to store their data in Amazon’s massive cloud operations. Those businesses are looking to...

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