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Deep seabed mining: an emerging threat to our oceans

Blog entry by Richard Page | 31 July, 2013 3 comments

Back in the 1970s, my interest in the ocean, underwater exploration and the weird and wonderful marine life that can be found under the waves had been already been spurred by the films of Jacques Cousteau recording his voyages aboard...

The perfect gift for parents everywhere

Blog entry by Selena Du | 30 July, 2013 1 comment

While one baby in particular has grabbed global headlines recently, on the other side of the world comes a fantastic piece of news for parents from Beijing to Buckingham Palace. On July 1, China notified the World Trade Organisation...

Ecoforestry: an alternative for Papua New Guinean forest communities

Blog entry by Sam Moko | 30 July, 2013 1 comment

Since 2011, the people of Papua New Guinea have been waiting for the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into Special Agriculture and Business Leases (SABLs). In the meantime, logging companies have been fast-tracking the harvesting...

Rainbow Warrior In Taiwan

Image | 29 July, 2013 at 16:36

The Rainbow Warrior arrives in Keelung, Taiwan on July 29th, 2013. The Greenpeace ship will be in Taiwan for two weeks for the "A Better Future, Together" tour. During the Greenpeace ship's first time in Taiwan, the tour aims to invite the...

Arctic Sunrise Norway

Image | 29 July, 2013 at 16:31

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise arrives in the port of Bergen, Norway on July 27th, 2013.

Cutting to the truth on Congo Basin deforestation

Blog entry by Danielle Van Oijen | 25 July, 2013 5 comments

The Congo Basin is home to the second largest tropical rain-forested area on earth.  New research publicised this week suggests that the rate of deforestation in the region is actually slowing.  However this message does not...

Building a region of ocean defenders

Blog entry by Johanna Carissa Fernandez | 25 July, 2013 3 comments

It is easy to recognise our deep connection with the oceans, which have sustained and fed our communities for centuries, and undoubtedly many of us share a feeling of longing and awe when we gaze at the beauty of our seas. But it's...

Ocean Defenders Tour

Slideshow | 25 July, 2013

Fukushima crisis rolls on as TEPCO admits radiation leaks

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 24 July, 2013 7 comments

TEPCO, the owner of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, has admitted that the damaged reactors are leaking highly toxic radioactive contamination into the Pacific Ocean – confirming what many of us had feared for some time.

Forest fires show RSPO stamp far from 'green'

Blog entry by Wirendro Sumargo | 24 July, 2013

The fires are back. This last weekend, fire hotspots were again identified in Riau province in Sumatra, Indonesia, just weeks after Sumatran forest fires engulfed the region as far as Thailand in a choking haze. But the palm...

Chinese censorship will fail to hide Shenhua's ruthless water grab

Blog entry by Dannielle Taaffe | 23 July, 2013 7 comments

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation exposing how a Chinese state-run coal company is overexploiting water resources and illegally discharging toxic wastewater has made global headlines today.   International news agencies such as ...

How China's Shenhua group is plundering water supplies

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 23 July, 2013 1 comment

Greenpeace East Asia exposed today how state-owned Chinese coal company Shenhua, the world's largest coal producer by volume, is overexploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial wastewater. In 11 field trips...

Greenpeace reveals Chinese state coal company's ruthless water grab

Press release | 23 July, 2013 at 5:00

Beijing, 23 July 2013 – A state-owned Chinese coal company is overexploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial wastewater, highlighting the need to curb the country's burgeoning coal industry, Greenpeace East Asia has revealed.

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