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Flying fish at Tuna Commission meeting

Blog entry by Chow Yuen Ping, Greenpeace East Asia | 10 August, 2012

Today, I am sitting in a big event hall in the Busan Lotte Hotel, attending the 8 th Scientific Committee meeting of the Pacific Tuna Commission (WCPFC SC8). Over 150 scientists and representatives from the members of WCPFC, including...

Centenary Celebration in the Arctic: Yvette Sena Blankson

Video | 10 August, 2012 at 12:39

From the top of the world, Ghanaian Guide, Yvette Sena Blankson, reflects on how far the Girl Guide and Girl Scout movement has gone in a hundred years. While in the Arctic with Greenpeace, 19 year old Sena says she hopes the World Association...

"Do not talk with the Polar Bears"

Blog entry by Jiří Krupa | 9 August, 2012 9 comments

The day was the 25th of July. The weather was not stable and hands were shaking. This was it, the first action lead by Czech direct dialoguers. The aim was to show Shell that even its employees have enough sense to acknowledge that ...

Chinese Musician Hu Haiquan and the polar bear

Video | 8 August, 2012 at 14:20

Chinese pop musician, Hu Haiquan, of Yu Quan fame, went with Greenpeace to the Arctic. He found out why the home of the precious polar bear needs to be saved.

Is this our future?

Blog entry by Szabina | 8 August, 2012 6 comments

Try and imagine what it would be like to wake up one day, look outside the window and discover that your home has disappeared.  This is what happened in Manila on Tuesday, when more than half of the sprawling metropolis was...

A shared vision with UK fishermen to ensure a future for fishing

Blog entry by Alicia Craw, Greenpeace UK | 8 August, 2012

This year, as we've been working closely with UK small scale fishermen, one thing has become abundantly clear: the EU Common Fisheries Policy, or CFP, is not working. Full stop. It's not working for fishermen in the communities...

Flooding in Manila

Slideshow | 8 August, 2012

Zeitgeist Shift

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 7 August, 2012 9 comments

Did Earth rumble after the Rio+20 climate conference? Or was that the roar of a billion citizens letting go the expectation that polite dialogue and political process would restore Earth’s ecological balance? In any case, the global...

Living for a cause

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 7 August, 2012 32 comments

This November marks three years since I was appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Coming to Greenpeace represented an opportunity for me to actually be part of an organisation that has taken, and continues to take a...

Thirsty coal poses risk to India's farmers

Feature story | 7 August, 2012 at 12:00

Farmers in India's Vidarbha region are struggling with drought and limited access to irrigation while plans by India's government to build 71 new coal-fired power plants will place an extra strain on water resources.

Living for a Cause #1 - Kumi Naidoo

Video | 7 August, 2012 at 11:08

Living For A Cause is a series of web shorts presented by Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo. In episode one, Kumi reflects on his first contact with Greenpeace and the need for greater participation in activism.

Corals found at Shell’s proposed Arctic drilling site

Blog entry by John Hocevar | 3 August, 2012

Greetings from the Chukchi Sea, way up in the Arctic north of Alaska, where the team aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza is using a small submarine to study the seafloor in the area Shell hopes to begin drilling for oil this...

Arctic: Komi way of life threatened by oil companies

Video | 3 August, 2012 at 9:58

Usinsk, Russia -- Oil from Russian drilling operations gushes from damaged pipelines directly into local rivers. Trees are left dead and black. The rivers which serve as the only source of drinking water for many in the area is heavily polluted.

Brazilian pig iron industry agrees measures to protect Amazon

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis | 2 August, 2012 4 comments

Good news from the Amazon! Today, the pig iron industry has committed to finally changing its ways – all seven pig iron companies in the Brazilian state of Maranhão signed an agreement not to source wood charcoal that comes from...

Brazilian steel producers commit to Amazon protection, monitoring system

Press release | 2 August, 2012 at 17:33

São Luis, Brazil, August 2, 2012 – Pig iron producers in Maranhão state, Brazil, signed a landmark agreement today to eliminate Amazon deforestation from their supply chain and implement a monitoring system of charcoal used in their production...

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