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  • 4 ways to STOP Indonesia's forest fires

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - 2 November, 2015 at 12:40 8 comments

    A brief spell of rainfall in Indonesia has minimised the number of fire hotspots that have been broadcasting toxic smoke across the country...for now. Here are four ways to #StoptheHaze…once and for all.

    13-year old sister holds her 7-month old brother who is suffering from a respiratory tract infection13-yr old sister holds her 7-mth old brother w... Read more >

  • Saving the last Japanese dugongs

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas - 30 October, 2015 at 10:50 3 comments

    The home of the last few Japanese dugongs is about to be landfilled to make way for two airstrips - part of the expansion of a US military base on the island of Okinawa. But a movement nearly 18 years old is standing up to say NO. That’s why our ship ...

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  • Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

    Blogpost by Aaron Gray-Block - 30 October, 2015 at 7:30

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  • Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

    Blogpost by Aaron Gray-Block - 30 October, 2015 at 7:30 3 comments

    This year's El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico's record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started.

    Hurricane Patricia Bears Down on Mexico's Pacific CoastHurricane Patri... Read more >

  • This week – from San Diego to Bangkok – activists sent a clear message to tuna industry giant Thai Union Group: it is time for just and sustainable tuna.

    Thai Union Group is the largest canned tuna company in the world – owning Chicken of the Sea i... Read more >

  • And the "winners" are…

    Blogpost by Mirjam Kopp - 29 October, 2015 at 9:00

    We asked you which outdoor clothes and kit to test for dangerous chemicals (PFCs). Votes poured in for cherished brands such as Columbia, Patagonia, Jack Wolfskin, Mamut and Haglöfs, with The North Face topping the charts.

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    In just two weeks, more t... Read more >

  • "I'm tired of being made sick by this smoke"

    Blogpost by Rahmi Carolina - 28 October, 2015 at 6:05 1 comment

    22 year old Indonesian student, Rahmi Carolina has spent her entire life living with the haze. Each year, as the fires rage and grow more intense, so does she. So she's using social media and doing something about it. Read more >

    Elementary school students under a heavy haze at Sei Ahass village in Kapuas district, Central Kalimantan province on Borneo Island, IndonesiaElementary students under a heav...

  • In just two months, fire has consumed over 45 percent of the Amazon rainforest in the Arariboia Indigenous Land – an area of protected forest that is home to thousands of people. And despite their efforts, the fire continues to rage out of control.

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  • Victories in Mexico for healthy food

    Blogpost by Aleira Lara - 23 October, 2015 at 22:00

    Let me share some good news! So far 2015 has been a promising year for our campaign for healthy food in Mexico. This doesn't mean that everything related to food and agriculture is now perfect in Mexico… far from it! However, I am now even more convin... Read more >

  • Three ways people power is changing the tuna industry for good

    Blogpost by Graham Forbes - 22 October, 2015 at 23:48 1 comment

    The tuna industry is out of control. It is emptying the oceans of fish, killing other marine creatures like sharks and sea turtles — even abusing workers, who spend months or years at sea for meager pay.

    Greenpeace volunteers in Auckland, New Zealand discuss tuna with consumers. 8 Jun, 2012 © Greenpeace

    For years, tuna companies have been getting ...

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  • As a vegan, Dawn Bickett used to feel removed from the issue of sustainable seafood. But after documenting the Pacific tuna industry's destructive ways with the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior, she's determined to do more to protect our oceans and tho... Read more >

  • Justice denied: the Thai activist who risked all to save his environment

    Blogpost by Chariya Senpong - 22 October, 2015 at 4:07 1 comment

    The recent Thai Supreme Court acquittal of three men who masterminded the murder of environmental activist Charoen Wat-aksorn, shows a skewed justice system that puts capitalism in front of community. But this is not the only case of the forced silenc... Read more >

  • Why changing the tuna industry means stopping labour abuse

    Blogpost by Jackie Dragon - 20 October, 2015 at 10:30

    The same unbridled economic interests that are driving destruction in our oceans are also allowing horrific labour practices and human rights abuses of workers in the seafood industry.

    Fishermen Sleep Onboard a Taiwanese Longliner in Samoa. 19 Aug, 2015 © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

    This week, powerful allies joined forces to call on the world's... Read more >

  • Zero Deforestation Project Bill Delivery in Brazil. 7 Oct, 2015 © Adriano Machado / Greenpeace

    It was an historic moment. After three years of campaigning, a coalition of activists, celebrities and civil society representatives crowded into the Brazilian Congress last week. They were there to submit a bill calling for an end to deforestation ...

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  • Cows, conspiracies, and Greenpeace

    Blogpost by Robin Oakley - 19 October, 2015 at 8:00 63 comments

    You're probably reading this blog because you have some questions raised by the film Cowspiracy. I'd like to address these directly – and tell you a little about our work on animal agriculture around the world.

    We all share Cowspiracy's concerns abou... Read more >

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