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  • Five ways seismic blasting threatens whales

    Blogpost by Farrah Khan - 4 September, 2015 at 20:22

    Pod of Narwhals in Greenland 15 Jul, 2009 © Jason Box / Greenpeace

    We don't have to look very far back in history to find proof of why offshore oil drilling is a dangerous endeavour. The BP oil blowout and the Exxon-Valdez spill both left surrounding regions devastated, and neither company was able to clean up thei... Read more >

  • A solar power revolution is beginning

    Blogpost by Joanna Mills - 4 September, 2015 at 11:00 1 comment

    Power Week - Solar

    The 2000 people who live in the village of Dharnai, in Bihar – one of India's poorest states – had got used to living without electricity. But they didn't like it.

    High tension electric wires passed nearby, without powering even a single light bulb... Read more >

  • The potential of wind power

    Blogpost by Joanna Mills - 3 September, 2015 at 11:00 1 comment

    Power Week - Wind

    Imagine an advanced, industrialised country with a sophisticated economy and high energy needs being powered just by renewable energy. To be precise, wind power.

    This isn't some futuristic vision. It's already happened. For a short time in July, 14... Read more >

  • Baltic low impact fishermen: Strength in unity

    Blogpost by Magdalena Figura - 2 September, 2015 at 20:00

    Baltic fishers at the LIFE workshop

    The Baltic is a small and crowded sea. Far from Europe’s busiest fishing grounds, not as salty, and surrounded by different countries that all want to take advantage of its vital sources of income for the great amount of fishermen and local societie... Read more >

  • Nuclear is not the answer to the phase-out of fossil fuels

    Blogpost by Joanna Mills - 2 September, 2015 at 11:00 3 comments

    Power Week - Nuclear

    A hundred and sixty thousand people made homeless, with limited compensation and the prospect for many tens of thousands of never returning to their former homes.

    That's not the cost of a war, but of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. The fin... Read more >

  • Power Week - Oil

    In fact you don't have to imagine it because it's happened so many times – Prince William Sound, the Niger Delta, the Gulf of Mexico to name a few.

    Imagine then what it'll be like if the next big oil spill happens in the Arctic, with its marine eco... Read more >

  • An aerial view of the coast of Sitkalidak Island where the Shell Drill Barge Kulluk ran aground. 8 Jan, 2013 © Greenpeace / Tim Aubry

    President Obama is visiting Alaska today to put a spotlight on the realities of climate change and to forge his climate legacy. But less than two weeks ago, he granted Shell final approval to drill for oil in Alaska's Chukchi Sea.

    We're as confused... Read more >

  • After a reign of hundreds of years, it's time King Coal was de-throned

    Blogpost by Joanna Mills - 31 August, 2015 at 11:00

    Power Week - Coal

    It's true coal launched the industrial revolution, with all the benefits that it brought to humankind. But the cost has been huge – both in terms of human health and greenhouse gas emissions. Add to that mining accidents, local people forced out of ... Read more >

  • How we responded to the crisis that was Tianjin

    Blogpost by Eric Lau - 31 August, 2015 at 8:07

    On Wednesday 12 August, Tianjin’s Binhai port area was rocked by two enormous chemical explosions. Greenpeace East Asia's Beijing team immediately went to the scene to test, check and measure. Here’s what they found.

    Tianjin Chemical Explosion in China

    It was like a scene from Armage... Read more >

  • It's not a whale. It's not a shark. It's a whale shark!

    Blogpost by Sumardi Ariansyah - 30 August, 2015 at 3:00

    …or maybe it's a Whark? Whatever you want to call it, today is International Whale Shark Day! But before you start running away screaming "Jawwwwws!" don't be alarmed. With a face like a whale and a body like a shark, these seemingly frightening cre... Read more >

  • Still searching for justice a decade after Hurricane Katrina

    Blogpost by Hannah Strange - 28 August, 2015 at 22:56

    Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina 19 Sep, 2005 © Greenpeace / Christian Åslund

    Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest natural disasters ever to strike the United States. Like Typhoon Haiyan and other destructive storms in recent memory, Katrina disproportionately impacted more vulnerable communities — both as the storm hit... Read more >

  • eZombie Invasion: The scary reality of Mexico’s e-waste problem

    Blogpost by Robin Perkins - 28 August, 2015 at 20:15

    eZombies are on the rise in Mexico.

    Mexico is suffering from a silent invasion: the invasion of the eZombies. From beyond the grave, millions of toxic electronics are threatening the health of Mexico's rivers, food and its people. The United Nations University estimates that, in 2014,... Read more >

  • Confessions of a frustrated "soil-hugger"

    Blogpost by Professor David Powlson - 28 August, 2015 at 2:30

    Ecological Soil Fertilization in France. 3 Aug, 2013 © Emile Loreaux / Greenpeace

    As a soil scientist you would expect me to be enthusiastic about the benefits that soil gives to humanity and very happy that the United Nations designated 2015 as International Year of Soils. During this year there have been numerous activities thr... Read more >

  • A mothership your mother wouldn’t like

    Blogpost by Oliver Knowles - 27 August, 2015 at 6:29 3 comments

    Illegal Purse Seine Fishing Vessel. 24 Nov, 2011 © Alex Hofford / Greenpeace

    Motherships… transshipping… they sound like things you'd find in outer space while you're star trekking across the universe. But the Rainbow Warrior is finding them way out in the high seas, in areas of the Pacific Ocean that are more than 200 nauti... Read more >

  • Fishermen confirm shark finning on tuna longliners

    Blogpost by Dan Salmon - 21 August, 2015 at 13:00

    Shark Fins onboard Taiwanese Vessel Nian Sheug. 21 Apr, 2008 © Greenpeace / Paul Hilton

    The cruel yet lucrative shark fin trade is back in the headlines and it's clearly something people care deeply about, public pressure and a petition signed by nearly 180,000 people, prompted shipping giant United Parcel Service (UPS) to ban shipment... Read more >

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