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  • They murdered my mother for defending the environment — help me seek justice

    Blogpost by Salvador Edgardo Zuniga Cáceres - 14 July, 2016 at 22:58

    It has been four months since the murder of environmental and Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, and her killers have still not been brought to justice. Instead, the violence continues – on 7 July, another activist from Berta Cáceres' organisat... Read more >

  • Greenpeace International Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid and Greenpeace Brasil Amazon Campaign Coordinator Tica Minami meet with several Munduruku Caciques in the Amazon rainforest along the Tapajós River. 8 Jul, 2016  © Lunae Parracho / Greenpeace

    There is nothing quite like flying over the Brazilian Amazon. The forest spreads out like an endless green carpet, crisscrossed by ribbons of water, and goes on for as far as the eye can see. Banks of clouds break up the vast sky. As the green of th... Read more >

  • Moving the mountain

    Blogpost by Mirjam Kopp - 13 July, 2016 at 9:00

    The hardest part of any journey is getting started, taking that first step. It’s so much easier when you have your friends with you.

    The same is true of the Detox outdoor campaign. It started when we found that some brands making our outdoor gear are... Read more >

  • Fire Then and Now

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 12 July, 2016 at 23:23

    Fire is the fundamental human technology, the foundation of everything that came after in human societies. Controlled fire transformed our diet, physiology, psychology, language, social structure, technologies, and our relationship to the rest of natu... Read more >

  • 7 ways fishing trawlers are bad news for the seabed

    Blogpost by Carl Safina - 8 July, 2016 at 14:50 4 comments

    Conservationist and writer Carl Safina in Svalbard, 2 Jul, 2016 © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    I’m writing this in the high Arctic at 78º North Latitude in early July, aboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise where I’m a guest for a few days, with 24-hour daylight and gleaming glaciers in the valleys of snow-capped coastal mountains. We’re h... Read more >

  • Which fashion brands are going toxic-free?

    Blogpost by Kirsten Brodde - 5 July, 2016 at 6:00 6 comments

    It was a massive step when Adidas, Puma and Nike promised to go toxic-free by 2020. But when we turned our attention to other companies, the rest of the industry put up resistance.

    “It’s not feasible what Greenpeace wants us to do,” companies would... Read more >

  • Food security can’t wait for GE’s empty promises

    Blogpost by Herman van Bekkem and Wilhelmina Pelegrina - 30 June, 2016 at 14:45 1 comment

    Rice Farmers Planting Rice in the Philippines. 23 Jan 2014, © Greenpeace / John Novis

    Across vast tracts of the Philippines, farmers are adapting their farming methods to withstand climate change. They're producing food in times of drought and typhoons through resilient forms of ecological agriculture. Meanwhile some scientists are s...

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  • So how did they get that grand piano to the Arctic?

    Blogpost by Mike Fincken - 29 June, 2016 at 15:30 3 comments

    Composer and Pianist Ludovico Einaudi Performs in the Arctic Ocean. 16 Jun, 2016 © Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

    The Steinway baby grand piano was slung and swung on board in Germany, it was lashed down in the hold and we headed north. We took in a storm off the coast of Norway where green seas were shipped over the pitching bow and portholes resembled washing... Read more >

  • Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer Morgan sailing with the Arctic Sunrise on Svalbard, in the high Arctic. 26 Jun, 2016 © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    Last week I visited the Svalbard archipelago in the northern Barents Sea to bear witness to the rapid changes occurring in the Arctic. In many ways, the Arctic is the frontline of dramatic environmental changes that will impact everyone.

    Until rece... Read more >

  • Brazil: the most dangerous country for environmental activists in 2015

    Blogpost by Márcio Astrini - 27 June, 2016 at 18:29

    Last year was the worst year on record for the murder of environmental activists, and more killings took place in Brazil than in any other country in the world.

    Illegal Logs in Ka’apor Indigenous Land in Brazil. 1 Sep, 2015  © Lunae Parracho / Greenpeace

    Activists across the globe are facing increasing violence as they stand up for the plan...

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  • Greenpeace reaction to UK decision to leave EU

    Blogpost by John Sauven - 27 June, 2016 at 11:29

    Climate banner at Big Ben, London

    Reacting to the vote to leave the EU, Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven said:

    "Many of the laws that make our drinking and bathing water safe, our air cleaner, our fishing industry more sustainable and our climate safer now hang by a thr... Read more >

  • My first time in the Arctic

    Blogpost by Paloma - 24 June, 2016 at 18:30 3 comments

    This week held huge hope for the Arctic. We could have seen the start of a sanctuary protecting one of the most pristine and beautiful parts of our planet. But the OSPAR nations meeting in Tenerife, Spain have failed the Arctic. Three countries, Norwa...

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  • Protesting at Siemens in defense of the Amazon’s Tapajós River

    Blogpost by Jannes Stoppel - 22 June, 2016 at 20:24 1 comment

    Greenpeace activists are asking the company not to get involved in the construction of an enormous hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon.

    Greenpeace activists protest in front of Siemens Germany headquarters in Munich against Siemens' plans to get involved in the new mega-dam project at the Tapajos River in the Amazon. 15 Jun, 2016 © Bastian Arlt / Greenpeace

    Last week, Greenpeace activists gathered at Siemens headquarters in Germany and the Netherlands to prot...

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  • At 8 million strong, the Arctic story is just beginning

    Blogpost by Trillia Fidei-Bagwell - 21 June, 2016 at 22:52 4 comments

    The movement to save the Arctic has become a great story. It crystallises some of the big challenges of our time into something simple and compelling, a way for millions of people to make sense of the world and work together to improve it. For three y...

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  • The future of food: a necessary road map from uniformity to diversity

    Blogpost by Herman van Bekkem - 21 June, 2016 at 10:00

    Are you concerned about pesticides in your food? Are you wondering how we could switch to more ecological farming? Then you’ll be excited about this report. It’s by an independent group of experts on food security, agro-ecosystems and nutrition (the i... Read more >

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