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  • Big news for bees

    Blogpost by Luís Ferreirim - 5 February, 2016 at 17:56

    As ecological farming and the market for organic food continues to grow across the globe, I’m heartened to see that the same is true in Spain, my home country, where we are going through one of the worst economic crises in recent history.

    In challeng...

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  • Evaluating the Paris Deal

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 5 February, 2016 at 7:45 5 comments

    Hope and failure coexist in the Paris climate agreement. One may want to curse or cheer the deal, but it is history now, and we have to get on with it. The agreement provides an opportunity to assess our ecological progress and prepare to be effective... Read more >

  • Refugee turtle

    Blogpost by Nikos Charalambides - 5 February, 2016 at 6:35 3 comments

    The news passed quietly, but not without significance. I heard that a wounded and weakened loggerhead sea turtle washed ashore on the rocky Farmakonisi Island in the Aegean Sea, where it lay for several days slowly losing its strength.

    Soon after, at... Read more >

  • Solar is changing lives in Brazil. Here’s how.

    Blogpost by Rebecca Field - 3 February, 2016 at 23:38

    Around the world, solar power is transforming communities and changing lives. From India to Canada, this clean and abundant energy source is creating jobs, providing clean water and powering schools.

    In Brazil, the solar revolution is just beginning,...

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  • After 20 years, Canada's Great Bear Rainforest gets the protection it needs

    Blogpost by Eduardo Sousa - 2 February, 2016 at 18:24

    Banners on logging machines. Greenpeace activists occupy logging machines protest against clearcutting of Great Bear rainforest by Western Forest Products. 21 May, 1997 © Greenpeace / Mark Warford

    At long last, today we celebrate the protection of the Great Bear Rainforest – one of the largest remaining coastal temperate rainforests on earth.

    Greenpeace Canada began protesting against the destruction of the Great Bear Rainforest in the mid-1...

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  • The North Face and Mammut can't take PFC pollution back

    Blogpost by Mirjam Kopp - 2 February, 2016 at 14:13

    Nature lovers and long-time customers across the globe are asking outdoor brands Mammut and The North Face to stop using hazardous chemicals to produce their gear.

    The past 4 days alone have seen almost 100 protests in 13 countries around the world. ... Read more >

  • Great news for outdoor lovers: high performance without PFCs is possible

    Blogpost by Chiara Campione - 28 January, 2016 at 10:55 4 comments

    "Going PFC-free in one of the world's most extreme and challenging natural environments is possible. I can do it". This was the idea David Bacci – an Italian professional climber – submitted to us when we asked the outdoor community for ideas to make ... Read more >

  • Why do whales strand on beaches?

    Blogpost by Willie MacKenzie - 27 January, 2016 at 8:40

    Shocking and sad images have been all over the media in the past few days as some massive sperm whales have washed up dead on British beaches. Normally humans and these deep water leviathans live far apart, so it’s understandable that we are surprised... Read more >

  • Hazardous chemicals found in outdoor gear

    Blogpost by Mirjam Kopp - 25 January, 2016 at 9:00 2 comments

    Remember in September when we asked major outdoor brands if they use PFCs to make their products?

    Product testing voting results - graphic

    Most brands had to admit that they do use PFCs. But they didn’t tell us which products they were in.  So we asked you which products you wanted tested...

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  • New GM food could end up on your plate untested and unlabelled

    Blogpost by Franziska Achterberg - 24 January, 2016 at 13:40

    After two decades of commercial use, Europeans still can't stomach genetically modified (GM) food. But their producers may have found a way to bypass public opposition and safety regulation. A new range of GM plants and animals could soon end up on th... Read more >

  • It’s worth more than cocaine, diamonds, gold, or heroin. So what’s stopping the Hong Kong government from stamping out all illegal wildlife products?

    Along Hollywood Road in Hong Kong’s touristy arts district sit rows of large window shop fronts fill... Read more >

  • Could 2016 be the year we break free from coal?

    Blogpost by Kelly Mitchell - 15 January, 2016 at 23:47 2 comments

    We've barely entered 2016, but China and the US the world's largest coal producers have already embarked on sweeping changes to cut out coal. Could 2016 be the year we break free from this dirty fossil fuel?

    2016 isn't going well for this dirty fossil fuel

    It's the centuries old "addiction" the w... Read more >

  • Patagonia: Extreme climbing without PFCs

    Blogpost by David Bacci - 15 January, 2016 at 14:40 1 comment

    When I proposed to Greenpeace to attempt one of the most difficult climbing routes in Patagonia – a land famed for its bad weather – using PFC-free clothing, I had my doubts.

    Would these products work just as well as clothing with Gore-Tex? Well, I h... Read more >

  • Chile has 24,133 glaciers, and we’re losing them piece by piece

    Blogpost by Estefanía Gonzalez - 13 January, 2016 at 0:37

    Scientists arrive at the Amalia glacier, in the Magallanes region of Chile, to study the impact of climate change. 19 Dec, 2015 © Cristobal Olivares

    There are 24,133 glaciers in Chile – 82% of the glaciers in South America. These vast and intricate cascades of white, blue and brown not only form one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world, they are also vital to the preservation of vulne...

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  • 7 wondrous facts about the Great Bear Rainforest

    Blogpost by Eduardo Sousa - 12 January, 2016 at 21:51

    Aerial view of the Great Bear Rainforest. 9 Sep, 2007 © Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace

    Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest: there’s no other place like it on the planet. As one of the world’s largest remaining coastal temperate rainforests, some of the richest and most wondrous ecosystems on Earth are found here. It is also home to many Fi... Read more >

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