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Leaked Arctic Council oil spill response agreement ‘vague and inadequate’ - Greenpeace

Press release | 4 February, 2013 at 10:15

February 4, 2013 (Jukkasjärvi, Sweden) — On the eve of the Arctic Council environment minister’s meeting, a leaked copy of the Council’s much-heralded oil spill response agreement reveals deeply inadequate measures and a lack of effective...

Climate change is blamed more and more for extreme weather

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 1 February, 2013 7 comments

Scientists have been warning for decades that human caused climate change will bring an increase in extreme weather and it seems that our carbon chickens are now coming home to roost. Hurricane Sandy was arguably one the most...

G-Star commits to Detox

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | 31 January, 2013 2 comments

Sometimes the longest struggles can be the most rewarding. Today -- after ten months of #PeoplePowered activities and behind-the-scenes haggling -- G-Star has committed to eliminate all uses of hazardous chemicals from its supply...

French and Cameroonian presidents meet, but will they talk about palm oil?

Blog entry by Jean-François Julliard | 30 January, 2013

The French President Francois Hollande today received his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya, at the Elysée Palace in Paris – and there was not a lack of potential topics for discussion. Yet surely the one thing that had to be...

Bulgarians dismiss nuclear power by staying home

Blog entry by Jan Haverkamp | 29 January, 2013 2 comments

It was clear from the start that the first referendum held in Bulgaria since the fall of communism was going to be a farce. Last Sunday, January 27, the farce reached its conclusion. Bulgarians expressed themselves on the issue of...

The huge scale of illegal logging in DRC laid bare

Blog entry by Irène Wabiwa | 28 January, 2013

Deep in the vast rainforest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, chainsaws are buzzing. Heavy machinery rumbles and growls, as loggers slice their way through the forest. Three newly published investigations have confirmed that...

More nuclear cynicism: Fukushima’s decontamination scandal

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 28 January, 2013 1 comment

The unfolding radiation decontamination scandal in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture – the scene of the 2011 nuclear disaster – shows the nuclear industry at its cynical worst. As a nukes watcher for Greenpeace, I’ve seen a lot in my...

Blocked Shell Petrol Station In Davos, Switzerland

Image | 25 January, 2013 at 19:54

25 activists from across Europe, including some dressed as polar bears, shut down a Shell petrol station near the World Economic Forum in Davos, in protest against the company’s Arctic drilling program off Alaska. Activists from Germany,...

In Davos, Shell fuel station shut down in Arctic protest

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | 25 January, 2013 2 comments

I'm standing outside a Shell petrol station in Davos, looking at polar bears on the roof with a huge banner that says ARCTIC OIL - TOO RISKY. Twenty-five activists have shut down the station, some of whom are chained to the pumps.

G-Star, time to show your true face

Blog entry by Pavel Klinckhamers | 25 January, 2013 5 comments

UPDATE February 1st: G-Star has committed to Detox! Read more here. Zara. Levi’s. Benetton. Uniqlo. Victoria’s Secret. Mango. Esprit. Marks & Spencer. H&M. Li Ning. C&A. Puma. Adidas. Nike. Fourteen of the world’s top...

No escape from the glare of the public eye

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | 24 January, 2013 2 comments

Davos, where the 1% come to be among themselves. Black SUVs cruise the icy roads, snipers crouch on rooftops, bodyguards step out of hotel doorways and survey the scene before their charges follow them onto the pavement and billion...

Government hypocrisy risks pushing climate past point of no return

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 22 January, 2013 5 comments

Devastating storms and lives lost, houses destroyed, sweltering heat waves, menacing bushfires, plunging winter temperatures, droughts, floods and even snowstorms in the desert: this is the reality of our weather – it's not a forecast...

Government hypocrisy on major projects will lock in climate chaos

Press release | 22 January, 2013 at 14:26

Sydney/Davos, January, 22, 2013 — Government hypocrisy on major energy projects is fueling climate change and placing populations at risk, Greenpeace International said as it released a new report revealing the alarming threat posed by a planned...

Point of No Return in pictures

Feature story | 22 January, 2013 at 14:00

The world is quickly reaching a point of no return for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. Continuing on the current course will make it difficult, if not impossible, to prevent the widespread and catastrophic impacts of climate...

Point of No Return

Publication | 22 January, 2013 at 14:00

The world is quickly reaching a Point of No Return for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. With total disregard for this unfolding global disaster, the fossil fuel industry is planning 14 massive coal, oil and gas projects that would...

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