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  • 7 solar wonders of the world

    Blogpost by Paula Tejón Carbajal and Helena Meresman - 24 October, 2014 at 13:15

    Solar energy is clean, reliable, abundant and an affordable alternative to fossil fuels - but not only that, solar is also cool. Check out our selection of the most amazing solar plants from all around the globe.

    1. The sunflower solar panel

    This ne... Read more >

  • From frozen peas to kids' fashion: how supermarkets got in on the act

    Blogpost by Dr. Kirsten Brodde - 23 October, 2014 at 12:08 1 comment

    Discounter Children's Clothes

    Have you noticed just what you can get at your local supermarket these days? It's no longer just fruit and veg, people today are throwing fashion for all the family into the trolley on top of yoghurts and frozen peas. Over the past few years big ret... Read more >

  • Our ship, the Arctic Sunrise is back with a mission. After a year in Russian custody for a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, she is now released, repaired and back in the water. Once again she will challenge reckless dirty fossil fu... Read more >

  • Assaulted for protecting olive trees

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - 21 October, 2014 at 19:23 6 comments

    Villagers and activists were assaulted, handcuffed and hospitalized today while protecting olive trees at the site of a proposed coal plant in Turkey.

    The Kolin Group wants the olive trees cut down to make way for a new coal power plant. The villager... Read more >

  • Drastic action needed to stop FADs plundering our oceans

    Blogpost by greenpeace - 21 October, 2014 at 15:15

    This shocking footage comes from tuna fishing operations using Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs). They attract all types of marine life, including sharks, rays and turtles, which get caught in giant nets before being tossed overboard, dead or... Read more >

  • Blowin' in the wind

    Blogpost by Sven Teske - 21 October, 2014 at 4:00 3 comments

     Wind Farms in Iowa. 03/29/2012 © Karuna Ang / Greenpeace

    Wind power has a pivotal role to play in the world's energy supply over the next few years. By providing huge amounts of clean, affordable power, it can buy us time in the fight against global warming while revolutions in energy efficiency and sola... Read more >

  • 7 inspiring stories of communities taking action for climate

    Blogpost by Helena Meresman - 17 October, 2014 at 14:00 4 comments

    Stories of communities taking action for the climate and refusing to accept the plans of polluting fossil fuel companies are happening more and more. Here are just a few inspiring climate acts of courage taken by doctors, villagers, students, farmers,... Read more >

  • Change your food, change the world: 5 ways to bite away at your food footprint

    Blogpost by Rashini Suriyaarachchi - 16 October, 2014 at 14:30 2 comments

    Between production, packaging, transport and cooking, the things we eat can have a massive impact on the earth. Luckily, they're also some of the easiest habits to change. Here are the first steps to going on an environmentally-friendly diet.

    Organic Potatoes in Luxembourg. Aender Schanck, the organic farmers president, is seen here in his supermarket holding a sack of organic potatoes. 03/25/2010 © Emma Stoner / Greenpeace

    If yo... Read more >

  • Food is life. And food is as precious and varied as life itself.

    Blogpost by Pat Cuonzo - 16 October, 2014 at 10:45 1 comment

    Today's hashtag #WFD2014 marks the day that the world dedicates to food and nutrition. We are celebrating World Food Day with Ida Frosk's Food Art.

    Celebrate Food Diversity

    Of course, it's easy to celebrate food and its variety if your plate is full…

    Just a few days ago t... Read more >

  • Greenpeace tracks down illegal timber for export

    Blogpost by Richard George - 15 October, 2014 at 19:15 3 comments

    Odani sawmill, located in Placas, Pará, linked with logging and processing of illegal timber. An investigation by Greenpeace used covert GPS locator beacons to monitor logging trucks. During the day, empty logging trucks travel deep into the rainforest and at night they travel from illegal logging camps to sawmills in Santarém, These sawmills regularly export timber to Europe, China and the United States. 3°28'21.36"S 54°24'33.05"W. 09/28/2014 © Lunae Parracho / Greenpeace

    My colleagues – and friends – in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous – but it helps us expose their crimes to the world.

    Greenpeace activists lived amongst the loggers near Santarém, monitor... Read more >

  • The Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza arrives in Hong Kong as part of the ongoing East Asian 'Save Our Oceans' ship tour. 10/17/2012 © Clement Tang / Greenpeace

    Seeing Greenpeace in the leading headline of Hong Kong's most prestigious financial newspaper is not something I am used to! But if you knew why, you would see how your support is bringing companies engaged in overfishing to their knees.

    It starts ... Read more >

  • Activists from the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior occupy the ‘Prezioso’ offshore oil rig operated by the Italian oil company ENI in the Sicilian Channel. The activists unfurl a 120 meter square banner depicting the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, with a satirical message promising: ‘More Offshore Drilling For Italy’ and Greenpeace’s demand of: “STOP FOSSIL, GO RENEWABLE”. Greenpeace is protesting against an Italian governmental decree that offers incentives for offshore drilling and asks Prime Minister Renzi to promote ambitious EU renewable energy targets at a meeting on the 23th and 24th of October. 10/14/2014 © Francesco Alesi / Greenpeace

    In the past, politicians have often been the ones pushing companies to become more conscious of health and safety issues. American politicians insisted that car companies install seatbelts. European politicians voted for hormone disrupting chemicals... Read more >

  • Airpocalypse hits Beijing... and breaks devastating new record

    Blogpost by Zhang Kai - 10 October, 2014 at 13:45 9 comments

    Usually it's only locals that have to suffer through Beijing's notorious air pollution. But as records in air quality are smashed, celebrities and sport stars in town this week are forced to power through as well. Mariah Carey, top cyclists and footba... Read more >

  • Arctic Ambassador, we have something to say

    Blogpost by Elena Polisano - 10 October, 2014 at 12:15

    1990s Ferrero Rocher adverts and Danish political TV hit Borgen. Two off-piste conversation topics in a west London cafe last Friday as our group of Greenpeace campaigners and volunteers prepared for a first-time experience. We were off to three Arcti... Read more >

  • Korea's fishing crime wave

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas - 10 October, 2014 at 10:25 1 comment

    Illegal Fisheries Protest in South Korea. 10/07/2014 © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

    It's incredible to watch the unravelling of the tangled web illegal fishers have woven around their dirty business. Fishing companies have created elaborate webs of deception stretching from Korea to New Zealand, Argentina to South Africa, and as fa... Read more >

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