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Calling for an end to Dongwon's destructive overfishing in Korea

Blog entry by Yuen Ping Chow, Greenpeace East Asia | 23 September, 2012 1 comment

Soon, the Korean portion of our Ocean Defenders Tour 2012 will end. It was sad to lose the chance to talk to the people of Ulsan because of the typhoon that forced us to cancel our open boat activities there, but it also reflects...

Commitment to a sustainable peace

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 September, 2012 11 comments

What is peace? In a world at times ravaged by armed conflict, from Africa to Asia, is peace simply an absence of war? Or is there more to it than that? Today, on the International Day of Peace, it is important to reflect on some of...

Shell is trying to stifle your freedom of expression

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 21 September, 2012 11 comments

Last Friday, activists from Greenpeace Netherlands showed up in Shell gas stations in their country and blocked the petrol pumps. They were protesting against Shell’s reckless Arctic drilling plans – which has since then been...

Protecting Noa's Ark

Blog entry by Michael Baillie, Greenpeace Africa | 21 September, 2012

Noa is a fisheries inspector from Mozambique, an easy-going man with soft features who really lights up if you talk to him about his work. He like’s to wear stripes. Mozambique’s ocean fisheries cover an area of almost 600,000 km2 and...

Kalimantan Tiger Tour

Image | 20 September, 2012 at 15:00

Greenpeace activists cross an canal in PT. Graha Inti Jaya Manusup palm oil plantation during the tiger tour in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Greenpeace is calling on Indonesian citizens to be part of the 'Tigers Eye Community.'ù To protect...

Protest At TNC Chemicals, Philippines

Image | 20 September, 2012 at 15:00

Greenpeace activists label an outer wall of TNC Chemicals Philippines Inc. with the words 'Water Polluter', in Calamba, Laguna. Activists also unfurl a banner listing the different hazardous chemicals previously identified in a sampling report by...

Behind the scenes of Greenpeace's Gazprom protest

Video | 20 September, 2012 at 11:44

In August 2012, six Greenpeace campaigners boarded a Russian offshore platform in protest against plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. This film shows how Greenpeace planned and executed the protest at Gazprom's Prirazlomnoye oil platform.

Arctic melting: the science behind the ice

Feature story | 20 September, 2012 at 11:34

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) ended the wait on Wednesday, announcing what many already had expected: that the Arctic sea ice extent had not only hit a record low, it had dramatically receded to levels not previously anticipated.

Arctic sea ice extent reaches record low - Greenpeace responds

Press release | 19 September, 2012 at 20:23

New York, 19th September 2012 – Scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) today released preliminary figures suggesting that Arctic sea ice has reached the lowest recorded extent since records began in 1979. The data indicates...

Water Sample Collection, Manila

Image | 19 September, 2012 at 17:30

Water patrol volunteers collect water samples in Taguig City, Southern Manila during the 2nd leg of the 'Right To Know' Water Patrol Expedition. Organized by Greenpeace, the expedition which will travel for 85 kilometers in three weeks during the...

Australia's Fair Game for Coal

Video | 19 September, 2012 at 15:20

Coal barons are advancing on Australia. Let them know that our coral and our climate are not a playground for billionaires. www.savethereef.org.au

Finding heart in the melting Arctic

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | 19 September, 2012 12 comments

The record has already been broken – but it is about to be shattered. This isn't the kind of record you wish to remember and tell your grandchildren about. This is no tale of great sporting achievement like Usain Bolt smashing...

Australian coal: a recipe for climate disaster

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 18 September, 2012 4 comments

Everything about the Galilee Basin in Australia is epic. Its name, its size and sparse beauty as well as the enormous amount of coal buried just under the soil and the scale of mining being proposed to dig it up. But eclipsing all...

Kalimantan Tiger Tour

Image | 17 September, 2012 at 14:30

Activists from Greenpeace and Walhi dressed in tiger costumes travel to bear witness in the forest in Pulau Salak, Tanah Bumbu Regency, South Kalimantan Province. Greenpeace is urging the government to take immediate action to protect the habitat...

SUCCESS! Shell stops Arctic oil drilling for this year

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 17 September, 2012 23 comments

You did it. For over six months, huge numbers of us have been pressuring Shell to stay out of the Arctic. Well this morning, company bosses announced they were scrapping their oil drilling programme for this year. It's a huge ...

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