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Toxic Threads: Polluting Paradise

Publication | 17 April, 2013 at 8:00

Greenpeace International has commissioned a new investigation that delves even further into the hazardous chemicals used in the production of high street fashion, going beyond previous investigations in China and Mexico. This latest report builds...

Polluting Paradise

Slideshow | 17 April, 2013

A Toxic Fairytale

Blog entry by Ashov Birry | 17 April, 2013 8 comments

Let me tell you a story of a polluted paradise. We used to call it 'Parahyangan' or the place where the Gods and Goddesses resided. The river that passes through it stretches 270 km from the Wayang Mountain to the Java Sea, giving...

UglyFood: the other truth about chemical fertilisers in China

Blog entry by Alessandro Saccoccio | 16 April, 2013 2 comments

We recently blogged about a Greenpeace East Asia investigation which uncovered the ‘ugly side of food’, and exposed a phosphate fertilizers manufacturing scandal in Sichuan, China . We also sadly witnessed how chemical fertilizers...

Will a court help Japan avoid the next Fukushima Disaster?

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 15 April, 2013 1 comment

The verdict in a lawsuit launched by a group campaigning against the restarting of two reactors may answer that question soon. The group, Green Action , filed a lawsuit asking the court to shut down the only two operating reactors...

#2thePole: Mission Accomplished

Video | 15 April, 2013 at 17:37

The team of explorers that set off for the North Pole on April 7th 2013 have reached their destination after spending a week on the Arctic sea ice. At the top of the world, they have deployed a pod carrying the Flag for the Future and a time...

On top of the world, a ceremony for millions

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | 15 April, 2013 4 comments

Something incredible happened yesterday. Our four young explorers on a mission with Greenpeace have planted a flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, at the same spot where a submarine planted a Russian flag claiming the Arctic...

Young explorers, Greenpeace plant flag on seabed at North Pole, call for global sanctuary

Press release | 15 April, 2013 at 7:06

North Pole, April 15, 2013 — Four young people on a mission with Greenpeace have planted a flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, at the same spot where a submarine planted a Russian flag claiming the Arctic for Moscow. (1) The young people...

The Icy Arctic Treadmill

Blog entry by Eric Phillips, Polar Guide for Team Aurora | 13 April, 2013 1 comment

This week, the phenomenal team here has been learning first hand what I’ve been discovering more and more since first coming here 12 years ago: that the frozen North is an unpredictable, uncontrollable, unforgiving place. The North...

Arctic Protection Demands Political Leadership

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | 12 April, 2013

Greenpeace’s Team Aurora is currently on its way to the North Pole, where they will plant a ‘flag for the future’ on the Arctic seabed alongside almost three million signatures from people demanding that the Arctic is protected from...

Global sustainability forum tells Indonesian paper giant: end deforestation or else

Press release | 12 April, 2013 at 15:14

Jakarta, 12 April 2013: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which claims to be the "world’s foremost business association dedicated to sustainable development", today warned Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL)...

APRIL, you can’t fool everyone

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 12 April, 2013 1 comment

Some companies just don’t get the hint.  You might claim to be sustainable, you might boast of your membership to corporate sustainability groups, and you might bandy around the United Nations to shore up your “green” credentials. ...

When is inevitable not inevitable?

Blog entry by Charlie Kronick | 12 April, 2013 2 comments

The end of 2012 and first months of 2013 have seen a remarkable change in the fight to protect the Arctic from risky and dangerous oil exploration.    Three oil “majors” –   Total , Statoil and Conoco-Phillips - have withdrawn from...

Further reflections on the Arctic Council

Blog entry by James Turner | 12 April, 2013 1 comment

You probably won't be surprised to hear that up here on the ice, we've been talking a lot about the Arctic Council over the last couple of days. We feel like what happened with Gustaf Lind and the Arctic Council this week is a...

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