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  • Detoxing at the root of fashion

    Blogpost by Chiara Campione - 11 February, 2016 at 11:09 1 comment

    Change is most difficult but also most effective when it happens at the root of a problem. This is why we are now working with Italy’s Prato region to Detox the companies that supply renowned fashion brands, including Gucci, Prada and Armani.

     Cerboni Gianluca (Manager) Carlesi Laura (Commercial Director) (Filati Biagioli Modesto Spa). 8 Feb, 2016. © Andrea Guermani / Greenpeace

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  • One week, 150 actions, 21 countries. Outdoor lovers around the globe have taken to the streets, shops, fields, mountains and woods everywhere to ask The North Face and Mammut to stay true to their values of love and respect for nature and stop using h...

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  • Cancún’s mangroves destroyed, but hope grows again

    Blogpost by Miguel Rivas - 5 February, 2016 at 22:03 4 comments

    Just a month ago, if you passed by Tajamar in Cancún, Mexico you would have seen 57 hectares of thriving mangrove forest lining the coast. Today, only stumps remain.

    The Tajamar mangroves were destroyed on 16 January 2016. Photo courtesy of Salvemos Manglar TajamarImage courtesy of Salvemos Manglar Tajamar.

    For years, hundreds of citizens – inclu...

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  • Roşia Montană, Romania. August 2007

    For the past 15 years, Canadian mining firm Gabriel Resources has been trying to obtain a permit to extract 300 tonnes of gold from underneath Roșia Montană, a picturesque village in western Romania, with a population of almost 4,000 people. But tod... Read more >

  • Big news for bees

    Blogpost by Luís Ferreirim - 5 February, 2016 at 17:56

    As ecological farming and the market for organic food continues to grow across the globe, I’m heartened to see that the same is true in Spain, my home country, where we are going through one of the worst economic crises in recent history.

    In challeng...

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  • Evaluating the Paris Deal

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 5 February, 2016 at 7:45 2 comments

    Hope and failure coexist in the Paris climate agreement. One may want to curse or cheer the deal, but it is history now, and we have to get on with it. The agreement provides an opportunity to assess our ecological progress and prepare to be effective... Read more >

  • Refugee turtle

    Blogpost by Nikos Charalambides - 5 February, 2016 at 6:35 4 comments

    The news passed quietly, but not without significance. I heard that a wounded and weakened loggerhead sea turtle washed ashore on the rocky Farmakonisi Island in the Aegean Sea, where it lay for several days slowly losing its strength.

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  • Solar is changing lives in Brazil. Here’s how.

    Blogpost by Rebecca Field - 3 February, 2016 at 23:38

    Around the world, solar power is transforming communities and changing lives. From India to Canada, this clean and abundant energy source is creating jobs, providing clean water and powering schools.

    In Brazil, the solar revolution is just beginning,...

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  • After 20 years, Canada's Great Bear Rainforest gets the protection it needs

    Blogpost by Eduardo Sousa - 2 February, 2016 at 18:24

    Banners on logging machines. Greenpeace activists occupy logging machines protest against clearcutting of Great Bear rainforest by Western Forest Products. 21 May, 1997 © Greenpeace / Mark Warford

    At long last, today we celebrate the protection of the Great Bear Rainforest – one of the largest remaining coastal temperate rainforests on earth.

    Greenpeace Canada began protesting against the destruction of the Great Bear Rainforest in the mid-1...

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  • The North Face and Mammut can't take PFC pollution back

    Blogpost by Mirjam Kopp - 2 February, 2016 at 14:13

    Nature lovers and long-time customers across the globe are asking outdoor brands Mammut and The North Face to stop using hazardous chemicals to produce their gear.

    The past 4 days alone have seen almost 100 protests in 13 countries around the world. ... Read more >

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

    Blogpost by Chiara Campione - 28 January, 2016 at 10:55 4 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 for ideas to make ... Read more >

  • Why do whales strand on beaches?

    Blogpost by Willie MacKenzie - 27 January, 2016 at 8:40

    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 we are surprised... Read more >

  • Hazardous chemicals found in outdoor gear

    Blogpost by Mirjam Kopp - 25 January, 2016 at 9:00 2 comments

    Remember in September when we asked major outdoor brands if they use PFCs to make their products?

    Product testing voting results - graphic

    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 products you wanted tested...

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

    Blogpost by Franziska Achterberg - 24 January, 2016 at 13:40

    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 soon end up on th... Read more >

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

    Blogpost by Shuk-Wah Chung - 23 January, 2016 at 4:00

    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 window shop fronts fill... Read more >

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