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  • A Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) swims in the waters off Sri Lanka. 04/18/2010 © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

    It is time for Ocean Lovers worldwide to celebrate! After years of political foot-dragging, and four hectic days of negotiations at the United Nations, a breakthrough came in the wee hours of Saturday morning, 24 January: governments around the worl... Read more >

  • A textbook example of an Arctic conference out of sync

    Blogpost by Jon Burgwald - 24 January, 2015 at 15:00 1 comment

    Few would doubt that climate change exists and that it is man-made. Why then is Big Oil allowed to steal the show at one of the Arctic's most important events?

    This week scientists, NGOs and ministers from as far away from Singapore gathered in north... Read more >

  • John Kerry I hope you're listening

    Blogpost by John Hocevar - 23 January, 2015 at 12:00

    Reef Investigation in Apo Island. 07/11/2013 © Steve De Neef / Greenpeace

    The ocean crisis is deepening: overfishing, pollution, climate change and ocean acidification are causing damage from the icy polar oceans to the warm waters of the tropics. Worrying stories about ocean destruction and scientists' warnings are becom... Read more >

  • Shanghai 1 - Beijing 0. The latest score in a food safety match

    Blogpost by Jing Wang - 23 January, 2015 at 10:30

    As a proud Beijing citizen, I was appalled to learn that neighbourhood markets in the city are selling vegetables which are not only contaminated with chemical pesticides well in excess of Chinese standards, but are even worse affected than those sold... Read more >

  • Cameroon timber trade: High risk, low reward

    Blogpost by Hilde Stroot - 23 January, 2015 at 9:45 1 comment

    Stockpile of timber in the Herakles Farms Talangaye palm oil concession near Nguti. 07/21/2013 © Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace

    The fight against illegal logging in Cameroon has been a long one – several decades long in fact. Therefore the conclusion from the influential think tank Chatham House that this process has all but stalled must have been hard to swallow for everyon... Read more >

  • Clean air doesn't come to those who wait

    Blogpost by Zhang Kai - 22 January, 2015 at 5:00 4 comments

    "One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual," said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air outside in Beijing was a thick, soupy grey.

    "When the Air ... Read more >

  • Democracy prevails

    Blogpost by Divya Raghunandan - 21 January, 2015 at 15:00 1 comment

    Yesterday the courts were to decide if Greenpeace India's international funds blocked by the Ministry of Home Affairs would be released or not. Arundhati, a Greenpeace campaigner, had been at the Delhi High Court all day waiting for our hearing to c... Read more >

  • From "good to great": ecological farming is coming!

    Blogpost by Iza Kruszewska - 21 January, 2015 at 10:00

    Organic Farming in Negros. © Andri Tambunan / Greenpeace

    2014 has been a good year for ecological farming. Also called agroecology, this knowledge-rich type of farming which protects and sustains the diversity of life on earth is gaining recognition as farmers struggle to adapt to a changing climate and t... Read more >

  • Food movement on the march

    Blogpost by Eric Darier - 19 January, 2015 at 14:00 3 comments

    TTIP Demonstration in Berlin. 01/17/2015 © Gordon Welters / Greenpeace

    I joined the march against agribusiness in Berlin on Saturday, 17 January. It is too easy to be blasé about yet another demonstration. However, the large turnout of tens of thousands of people of all ages during a winter day was good for me. It remi... Read more >

  • Forced labor on Thai fishing vessels

    Blogpost by Farah Obaidullah - 19 January, 2015 at 9:00

    Crew on Rusting Fishing Vessel - Defending Our Oceans Tour. © Greenpeace / Pierre Gleizes

    UPDATE: Victory! One day after receiving our letter, the Thai government responded with complete withdrawal of their proposal, saying they "will not use prisoners on fishing vessels now or in the future."

    Plan to put prisoners on fishing boats spar... Read more >

  • Are limits to growth real?

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 17 January, 2015 at 22:46 2 comments

    In 2002, global warming denialist and anti-environmental gadfly Bjørn Lomborg consigned the 1972 book, The Limits to Growth, to "the dustbin of history." However, 42 years of data now appear to vindicate the book’s premise, that the human enterprise m... Read more >

  • High seas robbery

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas, Elvira Jiménez - 16 January, 2015 at 10:30 5 comments

    Finding illegal fishing vessels in the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean – over 20 million square kilometers of deep, rough and icy waters – sounds like a near impossible task. But it turns out that finding them is the easy part, compared to bringing... Read more >

  • Priya Pillai speaking to UK PMs

    Undeterred by the government of India trying to halt her speech when she was barred from boarding her flight to London, Greenpeace India campaigner Priya Pillai stuck to her commitment of taking the voices of struggle from Mahan to a global stage an... Read more >

  • The Sustainable Forestry Initiative does not stand up to the Forest Stewardship Council

    Blogpost by Catharine Grant - 15 January, 2015 at 14:00

    For years, conservation organizations have insisted that the only forest certification scheme that delivers socially and environmentally responsible forest practices is the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). While not perfect, FSC has a commitment to p... Read more >

  • What's the cost of standing up for fundamental rights in India?

    Blogpost by Priya Pillai - 14 January, 2015 at 10:00 4 comments

    Sunday marked yet another black day for fundamental rights in India. Though these charter of rights are enshrined in our constituion, my experience on Sunday morning at the Delhi airport show that these are not equally accessible to all citizens.

    Early... Read more >

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