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US farmers warn EU: do not follow GE path to agricultural Armageddon

Press release | 22 October, 2012 at 10:55

Warsaw, 22 October 2012 – European agriculture will be irreparably damaged if the European Commission were to follow the US and authorise the cultivation of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (HTGE) crops, Greenpeace warned today. The...

Growing Doubt

Feature story | 22 October, 2012 at 10:00

A European forecast: What lessons will we learn from genetically engineered herbicide tolerant crop production in Argentina and the United States?

Google shows off its data centers, powered increasingly by clean energy

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 19 October, 2012 2 comments

Ever wondered what the Internet looks like? If so, you’re in luck: Google has drawn back the curtains of its data centers, the facilities that compute and store all of our gmail, youtube videos, and searches. [Photo: Google’s...

Oil Wars

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 19 October, 2012 2 comments

When you hear politicians claim that the next war is “not about the oil,” rest assured: It’s about the oil. Although the revolts in the Middle East involve genuine disputes within the nations – Egypt, Libya, Syria – the superpowers...

Financial risks for investors in the ZE PAK SA IPO

Press release | 19 October, 2012 at 13:42

Warsaw, 19 October 2012 — Greenpeace and CEE Bankwatch are contacting analysts and investors to warn them that participating in the ZE PAK SA initial public offering in Poland could leave buyers exposed to significant financial risk.

Eskom is burning South Africa’s water to produce electricity

Blog entry by Melita Steele | 19 October, 2012 2 comments

Water is the foundation of life: we’re unable to survive without it. But the problem is that water is scarce, and this country is running out of it. More than 98% of South Africa’s water has already been allocated, and this...

The future of the Amazon uncertain

Blog entry by Jessica Miller | 19 October, 2012 41 comments

For ten years, the fate of Brazil’s forests have hung in the balance as the future of the Forest Code has been up for grabs. We’ve see the debate over the law come to a head over the last few years, as the agribusiness sector pressed...

Sea ice – the highs and lows

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 18 October, 2012 2 comments

There has been a flurry of recent news stories picking up on new scientific data showing increased sea ice at the South Pole. This is because the sea ice circling Antarctica reached a record high level late last month, extending 7...

Food, Fuel, Forests and Climate – the Biofuels Conundrum

Blog entry by Sini Harkki | 18 October, 2012 7 comments

Fossil fuels are killing our climate and we need to find alternatives. It’s a simple message that most people get, but what happens when one of the supposed alternatives also becomes not just a climate killer, but a driver of hunger...

America's weakening thirst for oil is Houston's growing problem

Blog entry by James Turner | 17 October, 2012 3 comments

Oil companies have a secret. Or rather, there's a crucial fact that they'd prefer you didn't know. Right now it's taken as gospel that America needs increasing amounts of oil, and that drilling here in the U.S. will help provide it.

It's time for Mauritius to take ownership of its oceans

Blog entry by Simon Clydesdale | 16 October, 2012 1 comment

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior has spent the past few days hosting all the key players in one of the Indian Ocean's prime tuna hubs – Port Louis in Mauritius. This is a welcome turnaround. Just a few days ago it didn’t...

Local Fishermen in Mauritius

Slideshow | 16 October, 2012

Fuel for thought on World Food Day

Blog entry by Julian Oram | 16 October, 2012 3 comments

On this World Food Day, I am in Rome where government ministers attending the World Committee on Food Security are facing up to a sobering reality: the food world system is badly broken. From climate change, to biofuels and GE foods,...

Global Campaigning 2.0

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 15 October, 2012 4 comments

‘Clicktivism’ has come of age as the digital driver of the #PowerOfWe. Malcolm Gladwell’s infamous dismissal of online activism as ineffective signature gathering missed the point in 2010, when he coined the phrase; sharing information...

Small fisheries, great future

Video | 12 October, 2012 at 16:54

A profession and a passion. They come from all over Europe. They do not know each other, but yet they have a strong bond that unites them: the same passion, the same story. CC: Music "Hike The Lake" by Marco Mahler (marcomahler.com)

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