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  • One step at a time we are getting closer to a GE-free Europe

    Blogpost by Luís Ferreirim - 22 December, 2014 at 11:00

    Sustainable Agriculture Rice Art in Italy. 09/17/2009 © Greenpeace / Maurizio Bianchi

    When the year comes to a close it's often a time for balances, and even if progress is slow it's good to stop for a moment to take stock.

    Take genetically engineered (GE) crops (also referred to as GMOs), for example. In Europe, 2014 has not been a... Read more >

  • 10 reasons why reindeer are the coolest animals in the Arctic

    Blogpost by Trillia Fidei - 20 December, 2014 at 7:00 2 comments

    1. Their antlers are velvety fingerprints.

    Reindeer in Yamal Peninsula. 09/30/2009 © Greenpeace / Steve Morgan

    Reindeer antlers are bony appendages that grow every year. The antlers grow quickly – up to 2 cm per day – in a blood-supply-rich material called "velvet", which is exactly what it looks like. That's why ... Read more >

  • Dozens dead... blacklisted and indebted, but still fishing

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas - 19 December, 2014 at 12:00 5 comments

    The Sajo fish company building beside the main fish market in Busan, South Korea. 06/25/2011 © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Greenpeace

    As a country with so much invested in high-tech export earnings, Korea's out-of-control distant water fishing industry must be starting to give its politicians and business leaders ulcers. The Oyang 75, sitting in Montevideo, Uruguay, after fishing ... Read more >

  • Filipino farmers share 'seeds of hope'

    Blogpost by Wilhelmina Pelegrina - 19 December, 2014 at 9:15 1 comment

    Ecological farmers in the Philippines have pooled their expertise and resources and travelled close to 600 km (370 miles) to help farmers in Dolores, Eastern Samar, get back on their feet following Typhoon Hagupit.

    Communities were hardest hit in Dol... Read more >

  • Overwhelming evidence of APRIL's forest destruction in Indonesia

    Blogpost by Zulfahmi - 18 December, 2014 at 18:45

    Excavators actively clearing natural forest in Sumatran peatlands. 11/08/2014 © Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace

    The case against Indonesia's largest forest destroyer, APRIL, grows stronger by the day. Indonesian NGOs have found even more evidence that the company and its suppliers are trashing rainforests and are about to put endangered orangutans at even gre... Read more >

  • Two million meals wasted in one fishing trip

    Blogpost by Thilo Maack - 17 December, 2014 at 16:00

    A dirty business is going on in the English Channel. Each December, in its last mammoth fishing trip of the year, a huge fleet of trawlers heads to the narrow strait to hunt down the spawning herring.

    Over the past few days I have been there with a s... Read more >

  • #Cofrentes17 acquitted of nuclear protest charges

    Blogpost by Andrew Kerr - 17 December, 2014 at 14:00 2 comments

    A Greenpeace activist holds a banner which reads in Spanish "Close Cofrentes", after scaling to the top of one of the cooling towers of the nuclear power plant in Cofrentes before dawn. With this action Greenpeace is calling on the Spanish government to not renew the plant’s license that is expiring on March 20th. 02/15/2011 © Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

    In a victory for the freedom to engage in peaceful protest, 16 activists from Greenpeace Spain, along with a freelance photojournalist – together known as the #Cofrentes17 – were yesterday acquitted by a court in Valencia of causing public disorder ... Read more >

  • Lidl commits to Detox!

    Blogpost by Manfred Santen - 11 December, 2014 at 11:50 1 comment

    Lidl commits to Detox

    Yesterday we received some more fantastic news for the Detox movement. Lidl, the world’s second largest discount supermarket, made a commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its textile production by 1 January, 2020! 

    To give you an ide... Read more >

  • Typhoon Hagupit Devastation in the Philippines

    Smashed houses, fallen trees and streets littered with debris greeted us when Greenpeace arrived in Dolores, Eastern Samar, on Tuesday after Typhoon Hagupit made a direct hit on the seaside town.

    Much of the region's crops had been destroyed and 7,... Read more >

  • This generation will ban nuclear weapons

    Blogpost by Jen Maman - 10 December, 2014 at 16:58

    Peace Doves - Hiroshima Atomic Bombing 60th Anniversary. Japan 2005© Greenpeace / Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

    Nearly 25 years after the end of the Cold War there are still estimated to be 16,300 nuclear weapons at 98 sites in 14 countries.  Rather than disarm, nuclear armed states continue to spend a fortune maintaining and modernising their arsenals – an i... Read more >

  • No journey too far to protect Congo's forests

    Blogpost by Danielle Van Oijen - 9 December, 2014 at 15:00 1 comment

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is roughly the same size as Western Europe. However its infrastructure is a far different proposition, and as a result it is rare – verging on impossible – that people from different parts of the country are able to me... Read more >

  • Typhoon Hagupit © NASA Goddard MODIS

    As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in history has been launched to prevent a repeat of the massive loss of life which devastated communities when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the same area just over a year ... Read more >

  • #Cofrentes17: why Spain's Constitution Day is important to us all

    Blogpost by Andrew Kerr - 6 December, 2014 at 0:30 1 comment

    Right now, 16 Greenpeace activists and an independent photojournalist are standing trial in Valencia for a peaceful protest they staged against the risks posed by the 30-year old Cofrentes nuclear power plant, near Valencia.

    They are the #Cofrentes17... Read more >

  • Wilmar's palm oil promise: One year later

    Blogpost by Suzanne Kroger - 5 December, 2014 at 17:41 1 comment

    Banner at Wilmar Palm Oil Concession © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

    One year ago this week, Wilmar International, the world's biggest trader of palm oil, announced an ambitious No Deforestation, No Peat land, No Exploitation policy. A few months earlier Greenpeace had released evidence of Wilmar trading oil from com...

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  • Vote! #RenameHagupit

    Blogpost by Stephanie Brancaforte - 5 December, 2014 at 16:28 7 comments

    Typhoon Hagupit is barreling toward the Philippines, a year almost to the day since supertyphoon Haiyan killed thousands and devastated an entire city. While we can't directly attribute any one superstorm to climate change, we do know that the stronge... Read more >

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