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Open letter to the people of Russia

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 24 August, 2012 23 comments

Dear Russian friends, You may be aware that this morning at approximately 4am, five activists and I scaled the  Prirazlomnaya  oil platform to take peaceful action against Gazprom’s work in the Arctic, to highlight the dangers of...

Arctic Action LIVE!

Blog entry by cleronde | 24 August, 2012 61 comments

>>> UPDATE: New action is under way, read more <<<   Prirazlomnaya. It’s certainly a mouthful, but it’s also the new name – and face – of Arctic destruction today. This giant Russian platform is set to be the first to...

Greenpeace International head boards Gazprom Arctic oil platform

Press release | 24 August, 2012 at 6:01

Pechora Sea, 24 August, 2012 — This morning a team of Greenpeace International activists - including Executive Director Kumi Naidoo - boarded Gazprom’s ‘Prirazlomnaya’ Arctic oil platform to demand that the Russian company abandon its dangerous...

Senegalese Fishing Communities

Slideshow | 23 August, 2012

Something worth dancing about

Blog entry by Mike Baillie, Greenpeace Africa | 23 August, 2012 4 comments

A heart-warming David and Goliath-type story from our oceans campaign in West Africa (with a happy ending). The local fishing community in Thiaroye, Dakar, now really has a reason to dance. Since the new Senegalese government took...

Nature: A System of Systems

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 22 August, 2012 19 comments

"The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think." — Gregory Bateson, An Ecology of Mind . Piecemeal ecology does not work. Forty years have passed since the...

The end of nature?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald, Greenpeace Denmark | 17 August, 2012 26 comments

It isn’t the first time I’ve been to Usinsk in the very north of Russia, so I shouldn’t be surprised — but once again, I’m shocked. I was here for the first time back in May, where I, together with my colleagues from Greenpeace in...

How will the world react if India says no to GE food?

Blog entry by Rajesh Krishnan | 17 August, 2012 10 comments

Genetically engineered (GE) food is a hot button topic in India. What happens here often sends ripples throughout the GE debate worldwide, but what happened last week is surely a major milestone. The Parliamentary Standing...

Massive coal expansion in China means water scarcity for many

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 14 August, 2012 3 comments

China’s huge thirst for energy is going to increase the scarcity of water already threatening people in western China and Inner Mongolia. A planned major expansion of coal mines, coal-fired electricity plants and coal-based chemical...

Greenpeace uncovers Gazprom's expired oil spill response plan

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | 14 August, 2012 6 comments

Greenpeace Russia has uncovered a startling secret that Gazprom has been keeping from the world: its oil spill response plan for the Prirazlomnaya oil platform has expired, meaning any drilling the company undertakes in this part of...

Saving the Arctic and what it’s got to do with Russia

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 13 August, 2012 42 comments

Today marks my third visit to Russia, the last being in 2006 when I had the privilege of meeting President Putin to talk about the freedoms with which NGOs can operate in this country. In a curious turn of events, and some six years...

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...

"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 ...

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