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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...

US palm oil project would destroy endangered chimpanzee habitat in Cameroon

Press release | 8 August, 2013 at 10:37

Amsterdam, 8 August 2013 – The endangered Chimpanzee stands to have swathes of its forest habitat in Cameroon destroyed if a US company's controversial plans to establish a palm oil plantation in the area are not stopped.

Shark Week: Naming and shaming the world’s most ridiculous sharks

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 8 August, 2013

Lots of people are frightened of sharks. That makes some sense if you think all sharks are relentless man-eating teeth-machines, but in reality the vast majority of them are much more scared of us, or they should be. There are over 350...

Time for Japan to take control of the Fukushima disaster

Blog entry by Aslihan Tumer | 7 August, 2013 10 comments

For more than two years we have watched how the Fukushima nuclear plant operator TEPCO has failed to take control of the disaster or be transparent about the real situation at the stricken plant, trying to hide problems such as leaking...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for August 2nd to August 5th, 2013

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 7 August, 2013 5 comments

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.   State of the Fukushima Reactors In response to worsening news about the radioactive water crisis in...

Village under threat to be destroyed by Vattenfall

Blog entry by Gregor Kessler | 7 August, 2013 7 comments

The boiling air hits us like a punch when we leave the bus. It's one hot afternoon here in Proschim, an old village of 300 in the heart of the East-German Lausitz-region. Most of the 40 Greenpeace activists that just arrived via Berlin...

Of Shell, spill plans and sea ice

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 7 August, 2013 1 comment

It's pretty safe to say that the Arctic is under pressure like never before. Climate change is warming it faster than any other part of our planet. Sea ice is shrinking. The way of life of Indigenous Peoples is seriously threatened and...

New Zealand: Nicer to elves than sharks

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | 7 August, 2013 3 comments

New Zealand might be a good place for hobbits, elves and dwarfs and make a spectacular film set , but it's not much fun if you're a shark. This small country at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is one of the strongholds of shark...

Sailing together to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Shai Naides | 6 August, 2013

On the northern coast of Norway, just above the Arctic Circle, lies a small archipelago where big things are happening. The famously scenic Lofoten islands are best known as a cod-rich fishery and eco-tourism destination. But now...

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