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  • My Arctic Home

    Blogpost by Clara Natanine - 25 August, 2016 at 17:05 2 comments

    I live in Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) in the Canadian Arctic. Most people have never heard of my town. It's 450km north of the Arctic Circle with a population of roughly 1,000. We are isolated from much of the world, but we feel very connected to our... Read more >

  • Does your cafeteria serve ocean destruction?

    Blogpost by David Pinsky - 23 August, 2016 at 22:21

    Every time you eat in a restaurant, hospital, airport, a university cafeteria, or at even at a rock concert, it is likely that you are eating food provided by a large foodservice company. Sea of Distress, a brand new Greenpeace US report, highlights w... Read more >

  • Microbeads: How did companies respond?

    Blogpost by Taehyun Park - 23 August, 2016 at 7:00

    Remember THIS video?

    Back in July, Greenpeace East Asia ranked 30 global companies to see how they measured in terms of their commitment to phasing out microbeads – the tiny terrors that are often found in shower gels and facial scrubs, and are known...

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  • We’ve watched them soar, sprint and swim. For two weeks the world has been gripped by the Games – we’ve celebrated the Gold wins, been perplexed by ultra-human feats and admired the tests of strength and endurance. And next month we’ll see it all agai... Read more >

  • Why fixing your phone is one of the most empowering things you can do

    Blogpost by Kyle Wiens - 19 August, 2016 at 6:45

    Like most people, I don’t go anywhere without my phone. In the morning, its shrill alarm rouses me from sleep. During the day it bobs between my ear, my hand, and my pocket. At night, I hunt for Pokémon before putting it away on the nightstand. My pho...

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  • The photos that inspired millions to take action

    Blogpost by Sudhanshu Malhotra - 19 August, 2016 at 5:25 3 comments

    On World Photography Day, Greenpeace celebrates the power of photography to inspire action and speak truth to power.

    It's a tough call to select 10 images from the more than 18,000 that Greenpeace has produced in the last 12 months. But this selectio...

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  • Sailing to the Arctic with the people who call it home

    Blogpost by Farrah Khan - 18 August, 2016 at 22:04 1 comment

    The courageous Inuit community of Clyde River is standing up to protect their Arctic home from devastating seismic blasting.

    The Arctic Sunrise, anchored at Clyde River. 16 Aug, 2016  © Greenpeace

    The circumpolar Arctic is home to four million people representing a diversity of cultures. As northerners, they share many...

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  • 5 ways to transform your old smartphone into something new

    Blogpost by Robin Perkins - 18 August, 2016 at 6:56

    Take a look in your drawer at home. It’s likely you’ll have a hidden stash of old phones, just sitting there taking up space. Indeed, according to a recent survey conducted by Greenpeace East Asia, in the US people own on average three phones in their...

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  • Which country is most likely to repair their electronic gadgets?

    Blogpost by Chih An Lee - 15 August, 2016 at 8:06

    What happens when your mobile phone dies? Which country is most likely to recycle? And do people repair their phones or just simply throw them away? We did the research to find out...

    Believe it or not, the humble smartphone puts enormous strain on... Read more >

  • Globalisation’s dark side

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 10 August, 2016 at 22:46

    Although concerns about immigration appeared as factors in Britain’s exit from the European Union, the Brexit vote was also a referendum on the failures of globalisation. Traditional economists promoted globalisation based on the theory that nations c...

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  • Destructive palm oil company IOI let off the hook too easily by RSPO

    Blogpost by Annisa Rahmawati - 10 August, 2016 at 4:39 3 comments

    A major palm oil company, which had its sustainability certificates suspended for violating rules designed to prevent the destruction of Indonesia's forests and peatlands, has had those certificates reinstated. This shocking decision by the industry's...

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  • 4 stories of Indigenous Peoples’ struggle for climate justice

    Blogpost by Martin Vainstein - 9 August, 2016 at 18:00

    Racism, deforestation, powerful mining companies, colonialism, the oil industry – Indigenous People across the world are fighting so many things in the struggle for climate justice.

    The Munduruku people have inhabited the Sawré Muybu village, in the heart of the Amazon, for generations.  © Otávio Almeida / Greenpeace

    From Canada to Honduras to Brazil to Finland, Indigenous Peoples f... Read more >

  • As a Brazilian, it saddens me to see so much bad press around my country now that the Olympics Games are happening. Two years ago, during the World Cup, it was a great conversation starter. People would ask if I was excited about it, and if I was goin...

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  • News worth celebrating! Megadam in the heart of Amazon cancelled

    Blogpost by Danicley Aguiar - 5 August, 2016 at 0:04 2 comments

    Munduruku Children Swimming in Tapajós River in the Amazon 5 Jul, 2016  © Otávio Almeida / Greenpeace

    This Wednesday, I had barely had breakfast when I was surprised by some absolutely amazing news: the Brazilian environmental agency IBAMA announced it would cancel the process for licensing the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT) megadam in the heart of t...

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  • 6 amazing plastic bans from around the world

    Blogpost by Fiona Nicholls - 4 August, 2016 at 13:02

    Good news! Plastics bans across the world have been hitting the headlines lately.

    From the US to India and Morocco, governing bodies are taking control of the plastic pollution problem, bringing in either complete bans on plastic, or bans on specific... Read more >

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