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  • The Arctic is worth fighting for

    Blogpost by Yeb Saño, Philippines Climate Change Commissioner - 11 September, 2014 at 10:00 1 comment

    UN climate commissioner Yeb Saño in the Arctic. 09/08/2014 © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    As I witness with my own eyes the sublime and spectacular beauty of the Arctic, I realize that we live on a deeply interconnected planet. What happens all over the world affects this region in seriously profound and intricate ways. And what happens ...

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  • Kumi Naidoo. Forest Stewardship Council 20th General Assembly, Sevilla (Spain) - “Tropical forests in trouble” panel discussion. © Greenpeace

    Last night I spoke at the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) General Assembly's 20th Anniversary celebration event. As one of the founding members of the FSC, Greenpeace still believes that FSC remains the most credible system for promoting responsi... Read more >

  • Why we climb to save the Arctic

    Blogpost by Ethan Gilbert - 9 September, 2014 at 14:47

    As a young child, I loved climbing trees. Above the ground I could see the world below where everything was quiet and my perspective was clear. It was a place to go, where, for a short moment, the world made sense.

    And making sense of this world can ... Read more >

  • IFLs Map

    After many months of hard graft on mapping and many more hours for further calculations, and laying out the data in tables and charts, we can now, for the first time, say loud and clear that our largest forest wildernesses are suffering shocking deg... Read more >

  • The world has spoken: Governments should create an Arctic sanctuary!

    Blogpost by Farrah Khan - 4 September, 2014 at 8:59 5 comments

    A global survey commissioned by Greenpeace has revealed that 74 per cent – nearly three quarters – of respondents agree or strongly agree that governments should create a protected area in the Arctic Ocean around the North Pole, providing a sanctuary ...

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  • Can 2.5 billion gadgets a year be green?

    Blogpost by Tom Dowdall - 3 September, 2014 at 14:00 2 comments

    Sales of popular gadgets are estimated to reach 2.5 billion products in 2014.

    It's predicted we will buy 2.5 billion mobiles, computers and tablets in 2014 and there will soon be more Internet connected devices than people on the planet. As the number of gadgets we own explodes, how they are made, used and disposed becomes mo... Read more >

  • 7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

    Blogpost by Helena Meresman - 1 September, 2014 at 11:29 2 comments

    Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink.

    Yet, global water consumption by the power sector is growing; it's ex... Read more >

  • Little Monsters: going back to school

    Blogpost by Helena Meresman - 28 August, 2014 at 17:02 2 comments

    Shopping For School Clothes Parents and their two children shop for new school clothes. Greenpeace is campaigning to Detox the textile industry of hazardous chemicals such as polyflourinated chemicals (PFCs), a substance often used to make clothes and other products stain and water resistant. As a result of the campaign 20 fashion companies have committed to eliminate hazardous chemicals from their products. 08/21/2014 © John Novis / Greenpeace

    Back to school time is upon us again. At this time of the year parents everywhere reveal their true nature: there is the excited and optimistic kind, longing for the school activities as a relief from a busy summer; and the I-am-not ready-for-autumn... Read more >

  • Too eager to drill for Arctic oil

    Blogpost by Erlend Tellnes - 28 August, 2014 at 17:00 1 comment

    Esperanza and Crew Protest Statoil Commissioned. 08/27/2014 © Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace

    Greenpeace's ship, the Esperanza, is still on station in the Arctic to expose renewed Norwegian efforts to drill for oil in this pristine environment.

    Last week we successfully headed off attempts by an oil company to complete controversial seismic... Read more >

  • You are footing the bill for coal companies; some are losing a lot of money

    Blogpost by Marina Lou - 28 August, 2014 at 15:00

    Open-pit Coal Mine in Kalimantan. 11/25/2012 © Kemal Jufri / Greenpeace

    You know that person who is always asking friends or family to help him pay his bills? You know the type, the guy who never seems to have his wallet, and always seems to forget to forget to pay you back?

    Coal companies like Bumi Resources in Indone... Read more >

  • The writing's on the wall, now act on it!

    Blogpost by Kaisa Kosonen - 28 August, 2014 at 14:00 1 comment

    Greenpeace Action at Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin. 07/14/2014 © Gordon Welters / Greenpeace

    News stories are circulating about a draft IPCC climate science report – a summary report for policymakers – which condenses three full reports of climate research. The summary report will officially be released in early November, but the bottom lin... Read more >

  • If it wasn't for us, the oil companies would be totally out of control

    Blogpost by Laura Kenyon - 26 August, 2014 at 17:45

    Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace media coordinator (Canada) takes part in a cleaning operation outside Usinsk in Komi Republic. 08/20/2014 © Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace

    Come and spend two weeks traveling the oil fields of the Komi Republic and you can see two hundred different places contaminated in one way or another by the oil industry: rivers, swamps, forests, and green fields.

    Many of the locals you meet will ... Read more >

  • Don't forget about the people

    Blogpost by Madalina Preda - 26 August, 2014 at 17:00 2 comments

    Human Chain against Coal Neisse River Crossing. 08/23/2014 © Gordon Welters / Greenpeace

    This past weekend thousands of people joined hands to form an eight-kilometer Human Chain across the border of Germany and Poland to protest against lignite coal mining in the area.

    30 different nationalities traveled from cities all over Europe to... Read more >

  • Communities in conflict: Lignite mining on the Poland-Germany border

    Blogpost by Helle Abelvik-Lawson - 26 August, 2014 at 15:00

    Coal Power Plant Jaenschwalde in Germany Open pit mining at Jaenschwalde 05/16/2014 © Christian Mang / Greenpeace

    Janina Dziadez's farmhouse in the village of Biecz is surrounded by old red-brick barns and the 79 year old's immaculately-kept garden. She moved here with her husband in 1954 and the farm houses four generations of the matriarch's family.

    But Biec... Read more >

  • FSC puts business interests first

    Blogpost by Asti Roesle - 26 August, 2014 at 11:15

    People on a Road in DRC Rainforest. 03/14/2008  © Thomas Einberger / argum / Greenpeace

    As a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Switzerland, as well as a Greenpeace campaigner focused on doing everything I can to protect our planet's last untouched forests, I am alarmed that FSC has already decided to allow Swiss-German ... Read more >

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