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Russia shuts Greenpeace out of Arctic sea route, stifles criticism of oil industry

Press release | 21 August, 2013 at 11:12

Barents Sea, 21 August 2013 - The Russian government has denied permission for the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise to enter the increasingly busy Northern Sea Route (NSR), despite the ship having fulfilled all the requirements for such an...

Message to governments: Three strikes and you are out!

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 19 August, 2013 3 comments

The game is on for the oceans this summer. So far the outlook for the high seas is not very good, for a number of reasons: The first strike was the shocking failure of governments to protect fragile marine areas in Antarctica due...

Ice Ride: the global bike ride to defend the Arctic

Video | 19 August, 2013 at 10:00

The rush for Arctic oil is on. And the only thing that will save the Arctic is a truly global movement. With your help, this could be the biggest ever event in defence of the Arctic. It's easy to take part, just grab you bikes, dress in Arctic...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for 13 August to 15 August 2013

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 16 August, 2013 5 comments

State of the Fukushima Reactors TEPCO and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) are reportedly discussing the feasibility of entombing the Fukushima reactors in concrete for a period of 75 years, which would allow the...

Arctic Sunrise - Direct Dialogue winners

Video | 16 August, 2013 at 10:00

Daniela from Mexico and Thomas from Sweden win their place on a tour on the famous Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise.

Can dolphins hear Arctic drilling even before it starts?

Blog entry by Christy Ferguson | 14 August, 2013 4 comments

"This is Christy Ferguson, calling from the bridge of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise ... On behalf of Greenpeace and over 3 million Arctic Defenders around the world, we demand that you cease all preparations for oil drilling and...

How air pollution concerns stopped a China coal power project

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 14 August, 2013 3 comments

In Europe or the US, a huge 2,000-megawatt coal power project next to a megacity of 10 million would top the list of polluting power plant proposals and attract intense scrutiny. In China, which has continued to add an equivalent...

A potential human rights and livelihoods disaster

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 13 August, 2013 2 comments

Communities, like rainforests, take many years to develop into rich, interconnected and vibrant systems. And, like rainforests, communities can also be fragmented in a fraction of the time that they took to grow. The stakes could...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for 9 August to 12 August 2013

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 13 August, 2013 4 comments

State of the Fukushima Reactors In an effort to deal with its ongoing water crisis, TEPCO began to pump up contaminated groundwater from a new well at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant at the end of last week, in order to reduce...

7 things you missed from Kumi Naidoo’s AMA on Reddit

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 12 August, 2013

Ask me anything, as Reddit arranges is a risky proposition, one that I relished, but that also made me a little nervous. Smart, funny and incisive questions came in fast and furious. It was a struggle to keep up. I did my best and...

Staying silent would be the real crime

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 12 August, 2013

I've sat in international courtrooms to report on crimes against humanity during wars in Africa or the Balkans, environmental degradation and conflict in South America or armed aggression between Russia and Georgia. I've also reported...

Is the tide turning in favour of sharks?

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 9 August, 2013 2 comments

At the end of Shark Week, it's time for some good news on sharks. Despite all the earlier blogs this week , this is not me trying to convince you sharks are huggable and loveable (though, they are, obviously), rather a round-up of...

Japan must explain how it will stop water leaks at Fukushima - Greenpeace

Press release | 8 August, 2013 at 14:45

Tokyo, 8 August 2013 – Japan's government urgently needs to explain how it plans to take responsibility for the leakage of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant and seek international help to draw up a clear action plan to resolve...

Cameroon’s chimps find themselves in palm oil’s firing line

Blog entry by Jan Cappelle | 8 August, 2013 19 comments

It was always evident that visiting the Cameroonian rainforest at the height of rainy season would present a unique set of problems. Scrambling up a steep bank of mud, dripping with a combination of sweat and rain, arms and legs...

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