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  • How fixing palm oil could save orangutans from extinction

    Blogpost by Achmad Saleh Suhada - 21 August, 2015 at 8:07 1 comment

    Baby Orangutans play at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS). 7 Oct, 2007 © Greenpeace / Natalie Behring

    The United Nations recently, and boldly, declared that orangutans could face extinction in Borneo. Why? Because deforestation is ‘simply unsustainable'.

    In Indonesia, we’ve shown that the palm oil sector was the single largest driver of deforestati... Read more >

  • The old man and the sea of oil

    Blogpost by Maria Favorsky - 18 August, 2015 at 15:45 1 comment

    Lake Imlor is nestled deep within the Russian taiga in western Siberia. More than half of Russia's oil production comes from the surrounding region. For the Indigenous Khanty people who live here, the lake is sacred. They have worshiped on its shores ... Read more >

  • Thousands of cars at an imported car warehouse only 400 metres from the blast site were completely destroyed

    About a week ago, on a late Wednesday night, a sight of almost Armageddon proportions confronted the residents of Tianjin. Whether they witnessed the red and orange blaze shooting up to the sky from their apartment windows; or whether they slept thr... Read more >

  • Indian Independence Day: Dissent is vital in a democracy

    Blogpost by Vinuta Gopal - 14 August, 2015 at 13:52

    "You can't muzzle dissent in a democracy"

    As India’s 69th Independence Day approaches, a new fight for freedom is afoot. This time, the struggle is one to define and defend what a real democracy should be.

    This time, the power we need to challenge is one of our own making, an all-powerful ... Read more >

  • Esperanza investigates agrotoxics in the Gulf of California

    Blogpost by Maïa Booker - 13 August, 2015 at 23:15 1 comment

    The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is currently on the second leg of its tour in the Gulf of California, investigating toxic chemicals associated with agriculture. Last week, activists sent a message to food companies Bimbo, La Costeña, and Herdez, among o...

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  • The ninth extinction

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 13 August, 2015 at 17:30

    Earth's living community is now suffering the most severe biodiversity crisis in 65 million years, since a meteorite struck near modern Chicxulub, Mexico, injecting dust and sulfuric acid into the atmosphere, and devastating 76% of all living species,... Read more >

  • Company destroys plantations to protect forest

    Blogpost by Awang Kuswara - 13 August, 2015 at 12:17

    This is a story of how setting an example and persistently struggling for change can eventually lead to a turnaround by governments and seemingly recalcitrant companies involved in environmental destruction.

    “First they ignore you, then they laugh ... Read more >

  • Kiribati, is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean where the rising ocean is slowly encroaching on their community. 12 Jul, 2014 © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    Out in the central Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator and the International Date Line, lies an island group in Micronesia called Kiribati (pronounced 'Kiri-bas'). It’s not “famous” like Hawaii, Bali or Tahiti but its scenery is just as, or even m... Read more >

  • Clean energy could save thousands of Indonesian lives

    Blogpost by Hindun Mulaika - 12 August, 2015 at 5:02

    In a country where 28 million people live below the poverty line, development is on everyone’s lips in Indonesia. And rightly so. Everyone wants a life with dignity and opportunity, as well as simple things such as running water and electricity. But w... Read more >

  • Time to power up your future

    Blogpost by Cristiana De Lia - 11 August, 2015 at 13:07

    Just three weeks ago we asked you to stand with us to protect our Mediterranean from the threat of dirty and dangerous fossil fuels. And to share our vision of a pristine solar paradise.

    So much has happened since then. Here are a few highlights:

    Hu... Read more >

  • Our first tuna ship contact

    Blogpost by Rainbow Warrior - 7 August, 2015 at 18:15 1 comment

    The Pacific is a big ocean. You can sail for days without seeing another ship (as we just did). But now we're in the fishing grounds, and starting to spot fishing vessels.

    Knowing where to go

    There're some things you can't know about a place until y... Read more >

  • Desperately Seeking: South Pacific Albacore tuna

    Blogpost by Dr. Cat Dorey - 7 August, 2015 at 10:15 1 comment

    There's a tendency, outside my science world at least, to talk about 'tuna' as if it was one species of fish. In fact tuna is a generic name for a whole bunch of tuna and mackerel species.

    As well as the main commercial species of skipjack, yellowfin... Read more >

  • How a lizard and a snake beat king coal

    Blogpost by Elsa Lee - 7 August, 2015 at 8:47 3 comments

    This week two major wins came out of the campaign to protect Australia's Great Barrier Reef. But the fight is not over…

    Aerial view of the Great Barrier reef off the Whitsunday Islands. 25 Jul, 2008 © Greenpeace / Michael Amendolia

    When news broke of Australia's Federal Court overturning the approval of the Carmichael coal mine – a A$16 billion mine, rail an... Read more >

  • Pacific tuna fishing is out of control

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 4 August, 2015 at 16:00

    Out in the Pacific Ocean thousands of fishing vessels are working around the clock to pull tuna out of the sea as fast as they can.

    A Taiwanese longline fishing vessel, just one of thousands of tuna boats fishing the Pacific Ocean. © Greenpeace / Paul Hilton
    A Taiwanese longline fishing vessel, just one of thousands of tuna boats fishing the Pacific Ocean.

    It's a global bus... Read more >

  • Why President Obama's Clean Power Plan is an exaggeration

    Blogpost by Kyle Ash - 3 August, 2015 at 23:40 1 comment

    While US President Barack Obama receives the Nobel Peace Prize, activists demonstrate on the streets of Oslo. 10 Dec, 2009 © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    Today, President Obama's EPA announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan, a policy designed to limit the level of global warming pollution coming from US power plants. This comes eight years after the Supreme Court ruled that EPA has the aut... Read more >

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