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  • From Bangladesh to the world: Who made my clothes?

    Blogpost by Yixiu Wu - 24 April, 2015 at 2:00

    Two years ago today, one of the worst industrial incidents took place in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Over 1,000 people died and over 2,500 injured when Rana Plaza, a clothing factory supplying global fashion brands, collapsed.

    The tragedy is th... Read more >

  • How do systems get unstuck?

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 23 April, 2015 at 21:30 4 comments

    Human enterprise appears stuck, like an addict, in habitual behaviour. We have plenty of data alerting us to global heating, declining species, disappearing forests, and rising toxins in our ecosystems. Yet, after decades of efforts to reverse these t... Read more >

  • Celebrating ecologically farmed food in Nairobi

    Blogpost by Taahir Chagan - 22 April, 2015 at 17:19

    On 25 April we will celebrate ecologically farmed food in all its splendour by hosting a fun food fair in the heart of Nairobi at Central Park.

    We will have an authentic Kenyan Cook-off contest, where the budding chefs will be challenged to only prep... Read more >

  • Pesticide Use in Spain. A worker without protective clothing only wearing a paper breathing protection sprays pesticides on vegetables in a greenhouse. 10/14/2005 © Greenpeace / Ángel Garcia

    Today is Earth Day, and approximately one month since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer, probably causes cancer.

    In the Netherlands, where I live, spring is approac... Read more >

  • Risky Business: Don't put your money in unsustainable fishing

    Blogpost by Nina Thuellen - 17 April, 2015 at 16:00 2 comments

    When we trust a bank with our savings and investments, we assume the bank will do only "good" with our hard-earned cash. Yet throughout Europe, and the world, major banks have ploughed massive amounts of money into unsustainable enterprises that are b... Read more >

  • Mexico 1 : New Zealand 0

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas - 14 April, 2015 at 17:30 1 comment

    No, that's not a football score, it's the score-card on how our countries are faring in the protection of two of the world's smallest and cutest marine mammals: Mexico's vaquita porpoise and New Zealand's Maui's dolphin.

    New Zealand and Mexico share ... Read more >

  • Military spending: $1.8 trillion spent on the WRONG things

    Blogpost by Jen Maman - 13 April, 2015 at 13:00 4 comments

    Spanish Naval ship. 11/15/2014 © Javier Barbancho / Greenpeace

    I watched a short documentary last week about a young boy in Uganda named Locheng, who dreams of learning how to read and write (watch it if you can, it's only 12 minutes but is very powerful). Primary school in his village costs the equivalent of $... Read more >

  • "If somebody not from your country commits a crime against somebody not from your country in another country, should the courts in your country have any jurisdiction over the issue?"

    With remarkable prescience, this question was posed by Shell's own ... Read more >

  • Copenhagen to Paris via Mahan

    Blogpost by Pushpinder - 7 April, 2015 at 17:00 2 comments

    I was in Delhi to witness the spectacular failure of climate COP in Copenhagen in December 2009. I was a small time organizer in the movement and we were running a climate camp in New Delhi. We did a protest outside the US embassy when we heard Obama ... Read more >

  • By the time you read this, I will be 40 meters up...

    Blogpost by Aliyah Field - 7 April, 2015 at 0:15 9 comments

    team preparing for climb

    By the time you read this, I will be somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, literally closer to satellites than land. And if you choose to join the six of us, these past few weeks and the ones still to come will have been worth it.

    If you de... Read more >

  • Early Wednesday morning the Pemex oil platform, Abkatun Alpha blew up off the West coast of the Yucatan peninsula. The explosion killed four people and sent 16 to the hospital. 300 people managed to escape the blazing wreckage. Three people are still ... Read more >

  • How to do No Deforestation

    Blogpost by Grant Rosoman - 2 April, 2015 at 17:30

    Today a new tool that throws a lifeline for the Earth's tropical forests was published – the HCS Approach Toolkit. It marks a paradigm shift from rampant development that sacrifices the forest and peoples' rights, to one where forest conservation goes... Read more >

  • Shell's profit comes at our expense

    Blogpost by Isadora Wronski - 2 April, 2015 at 14:30 6 comments

    Climate science has made it clear that Arctic oil needs to stay in the ground if we want to avoid the worst impacts from global climate change. We know it and we also know that Shell knows it too.

    A ships next to a controlled burn of oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico near BP's Deepwater Horizon spill source. 06/17/2010 © Daniel Beltrá / GreenpeaceA ships next to a controlled burn of oil on the surfa... Read more >

  • Is the Spanish Government bullying Spaniards?

    Blogpost by Raul San Mateo - 2 April, 2015 at 13:30 4 comments

    © Pedro Armestre

    Imagine a world where the right to protest or organise a rally was only granted to the wealthy. This is about to happen in Spain.

    Last week the Government passed a pack of reforms that will penalise, with heavy fines, most forms of social protests.... Read more >

  • 2015 - my last year as head of Greenpeace

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 31 March, 2015 at 15:00

    There is an old African proverb that says 'if you want to travel fast go alone, if you want to travel far go together'. After five and a half years at Greenpeace, I think together we have travelled fast and far. And, we have travelled together. But it... Read more >

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