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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...

Discovering Abundant Corals at Shell's Arctic Drill Site

Video | 2 August, 2012 at 9:40

During the first research submarine dive in the Chukchi Sea, Greenpeace marine biologist John Hocevar discovered abundant Gersemia rubiformis corals, also known as sea raspberry, where Shell hopes to begin Arctic offshore drilling this summer.

Facebook means business in mission to 'Unfriend Coal'

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 1 August, 2012 1 comment

If you’ve followed the effort by Greenpeace International and hundreds of thousands of Facebook users around the world to get the social networking platform to Unfriend Coal , you’ll be heartened by today’s news. Facebook ...

Coal mining poses threat to India’s Royal Bengal Tiger

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 1 August, 2012 14 comments

Like India's failing electricity grid system, the Royal Bengal Tiger, the national animal of India, is in serious trouble. And it won’t take much trouble to undermine the long-term future of this magnificent, but endangered, species...

Point Hope, Alaska and Shell's offshore drilling plans

Video | 31 July, 2012 at 17:00

The mayor and other residents of Point Hope, Alaska share their concerns about Shell's offshore drilling plans in the Arctic. Residents of this town, also known as "Tikigaq," have survived for generations off the bounty of the Chukchi Sea, which...

Arctic Defender: Chinese Musician Hu Haiquan

Video | 30 July, 2012 at 17:11

Hu Haiquan is one half of Yu Quan; perhaps one of the most famous pop duos in mainland China. He went with Greenpeace to the Arctic to find out more about the area and the rapid changes currently taking place at the very top of our planet...

Millions of hectares of customary land stolen for logging

Blog entry by Paul Winn | 30 July, 2012 2 comments

A massive land grab has occurred in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the impact on communities across the country has been devastating, a new Greenpeace Australia Pacific report has revealed. PNG is a nation rich in forests, which have...

Learning Fukushima's lessons

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 27 July, 2012 8 comments

A series of startling investigative reports into the Fukushima disaster have made it clear the crisis was both human-made and could have been avoided. The question is, will the Japanese government and the wider world take heed? A...

Biggest fine in maritime history for Spanish fishing barons in UK

Blog entry by Ariana Densham, Greenpeace UK | 27 July, 2012 5 comments

I don’t know what I expected notorious Spanish fishing barons to look like. Strapping, with deep tans and fancy wrist watches? Or sinewy, wiry and sly? In any case, the four defendants (three men and one woman) looked like fairly...

Fight for PNG’s stolen forests

Slideshow | 26 July, 2012

KFC Canada gets a friendly reminder: sustainable packaging needed

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner Canada | 26 July, 2012 7 comments

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) headquarters in the US still have their heads in the sand about their company’s links to forest destruction, but Greenpeace campaigners around the world are finding inventive ways to challenge the status...

Blogging from the Arctic

Video | 25 July, 2012 at 15:50

Lam Fai Fred (林輝) is a popular social activist from Hong Kong with many regular columns in local newspapers. Fred joined Greenpeace in the Arctic to learn more about this pristine region and vital sea ice research.

It’s not often you can say that you made history

Blog entry by Sarah Shoraka | 25 July, 2012 1 comment

This week, people like you and me, all around the world, stood up to #tellshell – no. We don’t have as much money as Shell but we do have courage and creativity on our side and with a million people already signed up to our scroll to...

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