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It’s no secret: climate change is a threat to peace and security

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 21 February, 2013 9 comments

Last week, the UN Security Council met for a special session on the  ‘Security Dimensions of Climate Change’. You may have not heard about this. The meeting was held behind closed doors because some permanent members of the Council...

GM: not the promised route to food security

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | 21 February, 2013 2 comments

Hunger and malnutrition is an issue that governments around the world are grappling with and its impact can be felt more severely in the developing and under-developed nations. India is no different in this regard; we stand towards...

Obama's climate legacy will start when Shell’s Arctic drilling stops

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 21 February, 2013 1 comment

Since Shell's Kulluk rig ran aground off Alaska, the US Department of Interior and the US Coast Guard have both launched independent investigations to find out what went wrong with the company's drilling operations in the far north. ...

A green catwalk in Milan

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 20 February, 2013

The Milan Fashion Show, one of the world’s top haute couture spots, has had an unexpected and green start this year as Greenpeace Italy activists unveiled a ‘vertical catwalk’ on the façade of the splendid Sforzesco Castle. ...

US agribusiness could carve ten Manhattans out of African forest: Greenpeace

Press release | 19 February, 2013 at 15:09

New York, 19 February 2013 – Massive carbon emissions and the destruction of habitats critical to threatened animal species – those will be just some of the results if a palm oil plantation by New York-based agribusiness Herakles Farms in...

Demanding a straight answer from Herakles Farms

Blog entry by Karine Jacquemart | 19 February, 2013 12 comments

Like many activists, we ask lots of questions, and often these questions go unanswered in the hope that we’ll simply give up and stop asking. US agribusiness Herakles Farms and its chief executive Bruce Wrobel think they can put...

The nuclear reality: lives in limbo after Fukushima

Blog entry by Rianne Teule | 19 February, 2013 9 comments

As a nuclear campaigner, I have seen the nuclear industry walk away from its mistakes many times, ignoring people’s suffering. But it is the terrible effect on people of a nuclear disaster such as Fukushima that really brings home...

Did horsemeat leave a bad taste in your mouth?

Blog entry by Lasse Bruun | 19 February, 2013 4 comments

Over the past couple of weeks the 'horsemeat scandal' has topped news headlines, revolted consumers and forced retailers and producers to come clean and revise their supply chains. This is firstly a story of mislabelling, but...

Fukushima suffering continues, but nuclear regulations make the public pay

Press release | 19 February, 2013 at 3:23

Tokyo, February 19, 2013 – The fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster continues for hundreds of thousands of victims in Japan still denied fair compensation from a regulatory system that allows the nuclear industry to evade its...

Bhutan goes organic: a lesson for us all?

Blog entry by Pat C | 18 February, 2013 5 comments

By banning the sales of pesticides and herbicides Bhutan has outlined a clear path for the future of its agriculture: it will become the first wholly organic country in the world. Bhutan was already largely organic, but the recent...

Profit Before Safety

Video | 18 February, 2013 at 14:00

Former Babcock-Hitachi engineer and member of the Japanese Parliament committee investigating TEPCO, Mitsuhiko Tanaka, details a flaw in the manufacture of the pressure vessel for Fukushima Daiichi reactor 4.

Fukushima Fallout

Publication | 15 February, 2013 at 23:30

From the beginning of the use of nuclear power to produce electricity 60 years ago, the nuclear industry has been protected from paying the full costs of its failures. Governments have created a system that protects the profits of companies while...

Ending the nuclear weapons age

Feature story | 15 February, 2013 at 11:00

The exact number of nuclear weapons situated across the world is shrouded in mystery, but whatever the number, North Korea's underground test this week is a grim reminder of the devastation and destruction these weapons could unleash.

Dirty Front Groups’ Secret Piggybank: Donors Trust & Donors Capital Fund

Blog entry by Connor Gibson | 15 February, 2013 4 comments

For those familiar with the effort of ExxonMobil and the Koch brothers to bankroll a network of organizations denying basic climate science, a new article in the Guardian offers some revelatory information on the secret funding...

Feeding animals or feeding ourselves?

Blog entry by Reyes Tirado | 12 February, 2013 3 comments

As a mostly-vegetarian scientist and smallholding farmer, it was my new challenge to consider the role of animals in an ecological farming system aimed at both protecting nature and feeding the world equitably. Inspired by the...

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