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Our weblogs from around the world. Making Waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news, Nuclear Reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, and from Greenpeace UK, the Energydesk, reporting on Energy and Climate issues.

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A focus on gender at the UN climate talks

Blog entry by Tatiana Nuño | 14 November, 2017

Each year at the UN climate talks, gender becomes a central thematic element in the negotiations. Today is that day, six years after the first Gender Day was incorporated into the UNFCCC. Since then, every year, COPs have not only...

Fire and Rain

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 10 November, 2017

The year 2017 may become a historic milestone where the visceral effects of global heating - extreme storms and wildfires - finally reach public consciousness.   Homeowners Access Hurricane Irma Damage - 12 Sep, 2017 Humans...

Why you shouldn't buy anything on Singles' Day

Blog entry by Lu Yen Roloff | 10 November, 2017

120,000 mobile phones sold in a minute, 1 billion things sold in one day - this is the reality of Singles' Day. It's the world’s biggest online shopping day and it's happening on November 11.   Created by the Chinese company,...

Big oil is destructive in more ways than one

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | 10 November, 2017

This September I took my first trip to Russia to join the celebration of Greenpeace Russia’s 25 Year Anniversary. In big cities like Moscow, oil powered transport is a major source of pollution and greenhouse gases emissions. This...

Why we should MAKE SMTHNG instead of going shopping

Blog entry by Lu Yen Roloff | 9 November, 2017

MAKE SMTHNG Week is about taking action for a better world. From 2-10 December, at the start of the holiday shopping season, we want to invite you to make something with us. In cities around the world, makers are gathering to...

Why is H&M burning new clothes?

Blog entry by Kirsten Brodde | 7 November, 2017

Journalists in Denmark have  revealed  that H&M are burning new clothes. Since 2013,  12 tonnes of clothing  has been burned per year in Denmark alone. You might remember that H&M has been heavily promoting its recycling...

Revealed: Investigation uncovers the plot to murder Berta Cáceres

Blog entry by Cecilia Carballo | 6 November, 2017

“We will use the full extent of our fiscal and legal influence to bring the individuals and the organisation behind these criminal, barbaric acts to justice.” — The chief of security for DESA, builder of the Agua Zarca dam project...

Climate leaders: the time has come

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 3 November, 2017

A common thread throughout history is that great leaders did the right thing at the right time, with courage and integrity. The current climate crisis has thrust our generation into such a moment in history. Today, we face a threat...

Victory! Italy decides to quit coal by 2025

Blog entry by Giuseppe Onufrio | 31 October, 2017

It began in December 2006. It was a foggy day at the Porto Tolle - a large power plant in the Northern Adriatic - which the Italian utility giant, Enel, was planning to convert into a new coal plant. 35 activists from Italy, UK, Poland...

Mazaska Talks: how you can help stop dirty oil projects

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | 30 October, 2017

Last week, people around the world called on banks financing harmful fossil fuel projects to clean up their acts. Projects like the Dakota Access Pipeline and tar sands pipelines threaten a healthy environment and do not have consent...

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