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  • Daniel Mittler, Greenpeace International political unit head, holds a disk containing 40,000+ signatures from US and global citizens asking Secretary of State John Kerry to lead discussions at the UN for the creation of high seas sanctuaries. 06/16/2014 © Greenpeace

    US Secretary of State, John Kerry, clearly cares about the ocean. He grew up with the sea and backed many progressive ocean policies while in the US Senate. You could feel that emotional connection at the OurOcean conference, which he hosted over th... Read more >

  • Farewell to Uli

    Blogpost by Gerd Leipold - 17 June, 2014 at 14:34 8 comments

    Ulrich von Eitzen. The new Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior III enters the water at the Fassmer Shipyard in Berne, near Bremen, Germany, before the addition of masts and other essential finishing touches. The Rainbow Warrior is Greenpeace's first purpose-built vessel, and will be officially launched in Autumn 2011. 07/04/2011 © Marcus Meyer / Greenpeace

    Ulrich von Eitzen, Operations Director of Greenpeace International from 2004 until 2013 and then a senior advisor to the Executive Director’s Office, finally lost his battle with cancer last Thursday, 12 June, 2014.

    The way he reacted to cancer was... Read more >

  • Water: A Lake with a Thousand Faces

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 16 June, 2014 at 20:16

    I live on a lakeshore. It's face changes not only day-to-day, but moment to moment, menacing and dark, then ethereal with silver light dancing everywhere, then solemn again, like glass, then lively with trout feeding at the surface. This spring, I saw... Read more >

  • Making the case for ecological farming in Africa

    Blogpost by Glen Tyler - 12 June, 2014 at 11:20 1 comment

    When I ask people what the backbone of most African economies is, the response is often a unanimous, "agriculture".

    It goes without dispute that agriculture is the most important and largest contributor to the gross domestic product of most African e... Read more >

  • Exxon protest at Bislett games. 06/11/2014 © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    What does it take to run a successful, modern oil company?

    You'd be forgiven for thinking it's just drills, pipelines, and lawyers. But there's an even more crucial element - the trust and approval of people like you and me.

    One way of building th... Read more >

  • Adidas is back onside!

    Blogpost by Dr. Kirsten Brodde - 11 June, 2014 at 11:17 6 comments

    adidas agrees to come clean

    As we reach fever pitch on the eve of the World Cup, football fans everywhere have an early reason to celebrate – adidas has today taken a big step towards kicking hazardous chemicals out of the beautiful game. Almost a year since we revealed the br... Read more >

  • Norway's inconvenient truth

    Blogpost by Martin Norman - 6 June, 2014 at 20:00

    Norway is known to be a beautiful country, with a long coastline, ranging mountains and lush forests. We are generally tolerant people, with a strong sense of right and wrong. We believe in peace. And we believe in nature.

    So when world governments c... Read more >

  • We want Renewable energy for all. Stand with us or step aside.

    Blogpost by Aida Vila Rovira - 6 June, 2014 at 17:30 1 comment

    Protest against Climate Change at UNSG conference in Bonn. 06/06/2014 © Bernd Arnold / Greenpeace

    Today, in the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, where a new meeting of United Nations climate change convention is taking place, the delegates are starting to hustle. Between nine and ten AM they all ran into the building to hear the speeches of their minister...

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  • Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

    Blogpost by Ben Ayliffe - 6 June, 2014 at 13:30 4 comments

    Arctic Sunrise, Free at Last

    Earlier this morning we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk.

    It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic Sunrise, after nearl... Read more >

  • I often sit at my desk imagining that I am an alien. Bear with me. I am not totally insane. I just think it would be interesting to land on this little blue and green planet for the first time, and see the world that we so often take for granted with ... Read more >

  • Volume is the catalyst

    Blogpost by Arin de Hoog - 5 June, 2014 at 16:28 1 comment

    Let's face it; people tend to get edgy when the US is mentioned. Often people wish, many of them Americans, that whatever the US does, could they just do it quietly.

    But there's something to be said for volume.

    For example, the world couldn't help b... Read more >

  • 11 Ways to Detox Football

    Blogpost by Robin Perkins - 2 June, 2014 at 15:05

    UPDATE June 2014 - Great news! Thanks to #PeoplePower, adidas has agreed to stop the greenwash and come clean. Read more...

    Since the launch of the latest Detox investigation into toxic-football, the past few weeks have been action packed. From a fan... Read more >

  • Our brave activists have now delayed the giant oil rig Transocean Spitsbergen for over 80 hours, first by occupying the rig and now by occupying the drill site with the ship Esperanza. And as long as they stay there, Statoil can’t drill.

    Oil rig, showing home port on side.

    With a sho... Read more >

  • The "get lost zone" - a novel concept in international law

    Blogpost by Daniel Simons - 30 May, 2014 at 11:40 15 comments

    Action at Statoil Rig in the Barents Sea. 05/27/2014 © Greenpeace

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. That seems to be the thinking of Norway's Petroleum Ministry, which yesterday issued a highly irregular order in an attempt to bring an end to the Esperanza's peaceful protest in the Barents Sea.

    For sev...

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  • Who pays the bill for climate denialism?

    Blogpost by Leanne Minshull - 28 May, 2014 at 13:17 3 comments

    Climate Floods Documentation. A flooded petrol station and victims of the flood escaping in a canoe in Arles, France. 12/05/2003 © Greenpeace / Matthieu Barret

    Greenpeace International, along with WWF International and the Centre for International Environmental Law, sent letters to major insurance firms and 35 fossil fuel and other carbon major companies today, asking whether they believed that company dir...

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