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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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Here's why I'm celebrating Russia's fire ban

Blog entry by Anton 'Benny' Beneslavsky | 13 November, 2015

Today the Russian government has banned the burning of dry grass on agricultural land and conservation areas. This might sound somewhat trivial, perhaps for those who have never witnessed a forest fire or had a chance to stand in...

Sad, scared, alone. The baby orangutan orphaned by the plantation industry

Blog entry by Zamzami | 13 November, 2015 3 comments

For half an hour Otan wouldn't let go. Only eight months old, he already had a vice-like grip, his nails digging so deep they left half-moon imprints in the skin of his carer. If there were trees, Otan would be swinging freely from...

5 things you need to know about the Paris climate talks, COP21

Blog entry by Christine Ottery and Ruth Davis | 12 November, 2015

1. What is COP21? Between 30 November and 11 December 2015 a bunch of politicians and global leaders from over 190 countries will be involved in the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties ('COP21', as it's known). They're...

Renewables: the smart way out of crisis in Southern Europe

Blog entry by Tina Peternel | 10 November, 2015 6 comments

Even though autumn is in full, colourful swing and we’re slowly getting ready for winter in Europe, Greenpeace is turning up the heat and not letting go of summer just yet. I still have a picture in my mind of hundreds of...

A coral reef destroyed for a military base? No way!

Blog entry by Kazue Komatsubara | 10 November, 2015 1 comment

Two military airstrips are no mean feat to build. They are massive pieces of military infrastructure, from which expensive, machines take off at great, deafening, speed. And that's exactly what's about to happen on the island of...

#NoKXL: The day the people won

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | 10 November, 2015

Nelson Mandela once said, “It’s always impossible until it’s done.” I never knew what that meant until Friday when the President of the United States echoed the words that so many of us have been saying for years and rejected the...

Volkswagen's CO2 emissions: Das problem

Blog entry by Daniel Moser | 9 November, 2015

If lying about the nitrogen oxide emissions of 11 million of its cars were not bad enough, German carmaker Volkswagen shocked us again when it revealed it had understated the CO2 emissions of its cars in Europe as well. This is why...

Exxon set to be investigated in the Philippines as well as New York

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 9 November, 2015

A few weeks ago the first ever human rights legal action seeking the accountability of the 50 big polluters was launched. Filed by Filipino typhoon survivors and several environmental organisations, it demands that the Philippines...

Endocrine disruptors and human health

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 6 November, 2015

A friend of mine worked in the petroleum industry for much of her professional career, now consults on ecological business practices, and in the year 2000 found herself in a conversation with the Global Head of Shell Chemicals. They...

Detox Outdoor, let's build the campaign together!

Blog entry by Edyta Sitko | 5 November, 2015 1 comment

People are at the heart of Greenpeace, and this couldn't be more true for the Detox Outdoor campaign. Protecting nature and providing a toxic-free environment is all of our goal, and it especially should be for the companies that...

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