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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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Great news for outdoor lovers: high performance without PFCs is possible

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 28 January, 2016 3 comments

"Going PFC-free in one of the world's most extreme and challenging natural environments is possible. I can do it". This was the idea David Bacci – an Italian professional climber – submitted to us when we asked the outdoor community...

Why do whales strand on beaches?

Blog entry by Willie MacKenzie | 27 January, 2016

Shocking and sad images have been all over the media in the past few days as some massive sperm whales have washed up dead on British beaches. Normally humans and these deep water leviathans live far apart, so it’s understandable that...

Hazardous chemicals found in outdoor gear

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | 25 January, 2016 2 comments

Remember in September when we asked major outdoor brands if they use PFCs to make their products? Most brands had to admit that they do use PFCs. But they didn’t tell us which products they were in.  So we asked you which...

New GM food could end up on your plate untested and unlabelled

Blog entry by Franziska Achterberg | 24 January, 2016

After two decades of commercial use, Europeans still can't stomach genetically modified (GM) food. But their producers may have found a way to bypass public opposition and safety regulation. A new range of GM plants and animals could...

Hong Kong’s ivory ban just a sliver of its wildlife crime

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 23 January, 2016

It’s worth more than cocaine, diamonds, gold, or heroin. So what’s stopping the Hong Kong government from stamping out all illegal wildlife products? Along Hollywood Road in Hong Kong’s touristy arts district sit rows of large...

Could 2016 be the year we break free from coal?

Blog entry by Kelly Mitchell | 15 January, 2016 2 comments

We've barely entered 2016, but China and the US the world's largest coal producers have already embarked on sweeping changes to cut out coal. Could 2016 be the year we break free from this dirty fossil fuel? It's the centuries...

Patagonia: Extreme climbing without PFCs

Blog entry by David Bacci | 15 January, 2016 1 comment

When I proposed to Greenpeace to attempt one of the most difficult climbing routes in Patagonia – a land famed for its bad weather – using PFC-free clothing, I had my doubts. Would these products work just as well as clothing with...

Chile has 24,133 glaciers, and we’re losing them piece by piece

Blog entry by Estefanía Gonzalez | 13 January, 2016

There are 24,133 glaciers in Chile – 82% of the glaciers in South America. These vast and intricate cascades of white, blue and brown not only form one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world, they are also vital to the...

7 wondrous facts about the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | 12 January, 2016

Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest: there’s no other place like it on the planet. As one of the world’s largest remaining coastal temperate rainforests, some of the richest and most wondrous ecosystems on Earth are found here. It is also...

We did it! Victory for China's giant pandas

Blog entry by Yi Lan | 12 January, 2016

2016 has kicked off with great news for pandas. Back in October, Greenpeace East Asia revealed that China’s iconic giant pandas were under threat from rampant illegal logging in the world’s largest panda habitat. 'Loggers in...

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