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After the rains

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 27 February, 2013

Torrential rains flooded south eastern Europe  last week, leaving many neighbourhoods in ruin. In Athens, where more than one month's rainfall fell in just a couple of hours, meteorologists described the downpour as the heaviest in...

The melting Arctic must not be an excuse for a resource grab: UNEP

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 27 February, 2013 1 comment

The speed of changes in the Arctic is hard to grasp. The Arctic Ocean has been covered by sea ice for most of the past three million years. But now it is melting before our eyes and could see its first ice-free summer in a couple of...

Australian coal exports: a climate change boomerang

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 26 February, 2013 2 comments

The Australian continent might be about 4,000 km wide from east to west, but even the far west coast cannot escape the winds of Cyclone Rusty and the alarming impacts of climate change caused by coal mining, such as the planned Galilee...

Greenpeace renews call to end illegal fishing at Interpol forum

Press release | 26 February, 2013 at 16:06

Lyon, 26 February 2013 – As Interpol convenes its first meeting to address the illegal fishing crisis, Greenpeace renewed its demand to end illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, calling for stricter enforcement and the elimination of...

Illegal fishing: what happens at sea too often stays at sea

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 26 February, 2013 1 comment

The problem of illegal fishing is enormous and Greenpeace has been working hard to combat illegal fishing for many years, as we try to protect our oceans and ensure future generations have fish and fishing jobs.  We have sent ships...

Ocean Expeditions 2012

Publication | 26 February, 2013 at 14:57

In 2012, the Rainbow Warrior undertook a 9-week expedition through the Indian Ocean's fishing grounds, and the Esperanza undertook a 3-week expedition in Pacific Commons Area 1 and the EEZ of Palau. Both expeditions documented fishing operations;...

Esperanza In The Pacific

Slideshow | 26 February, 2013

Landgrabbing in Cameroon

Video | 26 February, 2013 at 10:40

Industrial scale palm oil production is coming to Africa and it’s bad news for the coastal rainforest of Cameroon.

Rainbow Warrior In The Indian Ocean

Slideshow | 26 February, 2013

Bond Girl helps Detox the Oscars

Blog entry by Valeria Botte Coca | 25 February, 2013 4 comments

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. One such group of people is the team at Red Carpet Green Dress , who have been busy over the last weeks and months creating a beautiful gown for...

I ♥ ARCTIC speech bubbles

Slideshow | 25 February, 2013

Greenpeace: China acknowledges ‘cancer villages’, unveils ‘breakthrough’ chemical plan

Press release | 24 February, 2013 at 14:16

Greenpeace hailed China’s commitment to clean up chemical pollution with a breakthrough chemical management plan that acknowledges for the first time the existence of ‘cancer villages’ and will blacklist 58 chemicals and have an elimination...

Pointing fashion brands in the right direction

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 23 February, 2013 3 comments

Greenpeace Italy activists this morning covered the famous sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan, also known as "The Finger”, with a giant green glove. Activists surrounded the base of the sculpture and unfurled a banner with the message:...

It’s no secret: climate change is a threat to peace and security

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 21 February, 2013 9 comments

Last week, the UN Security Council met for a special session on the  ‘Security Dimensions of Climate Change’. You may have not heard about this. The meeting was held behind closed doors because some permanent members of the Council...

GM: not the promised route to food security

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | 21 February, 2013 2 comments

Hunger and malnutrition is an issue that governments around the world are grappling with and its impact can be felt more severely in the developing and under-developed nations. India is no different in this regard; we stand towards...

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