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  • This timber must be seized, not sold

    Blogpost by Daniela Montalto - 6 November, 2014 at 18:30 9 comments

    Illegal Amazon Timber Protest off Rotterdam. 11/06/2014 © Bas Beentjes / Greenpeace

    Today, in waters outside of a Rotterdam port, activists continued tracking illegally sourced timber arriving from the Brazilian Amazon. They confronted a French flagged ship coming from a sawmill dealing illegal timber destined for European markets.... Read more >

  • 'Greenpeace Energy': 15 years of clean power

    Blogpost by Andrew Kerr - 6 November, 2014 at 16:00

    Greenpeace Energy 15 Years

    A notable anniversary passed us by last week while our focus was on the UN climate panel finalising its latest assessment of climate change and highlighting how clean energy can get the world out of this mess.

    Germany's first and now largest indepe... Read more >

  • Payback time for the big polluters?

    Blogpost by Kristin Casper - 5 November, 2014 at 14:45

    The 500,000 people who marched for the climate in New York and other major cities in September have passed the torch to the people in the Philippines. The People's Climate Walk is a 40-day, 1000 km journey from Manila to ground zero in Tacloban City w... Read more >

  • The answer to alarming climate science: 100% renewable energy

    Blogpost by Anna Leidreiter and Kaisa Kosonen - 31 October, 2014 at 18:00 2 comments

    Danish owners of wind turbines in front of a light projection showing the Danish roadmap to 100 % renewable energy. Renewable energy is a key solution to climate change, says the IPCC, currently meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark  © Greenpeace / Christian Aslund

    Back in the 1970s dedicated and resourceful Danes made a choice to take control of their energy, turning their backs on nuclear and embracing a renewable energy by building their own wind turbines. It started a true revolution. Now the country is on... Read more >

  • This 'boom' might save the world - 10 quick facts about renewable energy

    Blogpost by Kaisa Kosonen - 30 October, 2014 at 10:00 5 comments

    As the world's leading climate scientists finalise the latest and most comprehensive report on climate change and ways to tackle it, a key question is: What is new? What has changed since the release of the UN climate panel's last Assessment Report (A... Read more >

  • A new Detox trend

    Blogpost by Dr. Kirsten Brodde - 29 October, 2014 at 18:18

    Tchibo commits to Detox

    In what could be one of our fastest comittments yet, just 48 hours after we revealed the toxic-truth behind their products, German retailer Tchibo has joined the ranks of companies committed to Detox.

    Tchibo has promised to make sure its products a... Read more >

  • Owners of the wind

    Blogpost by Kat Skeie and Tarjei Haaland - 28 October, 2014 at 15:00 7 comments

    Thirty-odd years ago in the Kingdom of Denmark lived some brave people who disliked nuclear power and loved renewable energy. Determined to keep their country clean and safe, they began building their own wind turbines. Today, thanks to these passiona... Read more >

  • European authorities: time to act on illegal timber

    Blogpost by Daniela Montalto - 28 October, 2014 at 12:30 3 comments

    Sawmills in the Brazilian Amazon are laundering illegal timber and sending shipments overseas. It's against the law to place illegal timber on the European market, yet the authorities are doing very little about it.

    Logging Truck in Para State, Brazil. 08/30/2014 © Otávio Almeida / Greenpeace

    Two weeks ago, Greenpeace expose... Read more >

  • Understanding climate science in 10 easy steps

    Blogpost by Kat Skeie - 28 October, 2014 at 11:30 3 comments

    The latest United Nations report on climate change is about to be finalised, written by thousands of scientists. The report is VERY important, but also a bit dull.

    What we really want to know is: How bad is climate change? And what can we do about it... Read more >

  • "Smart" breeding, where science and farmers' knowledge meet

    Blogpost by Dr. Janet Cotter - 28 October, 2014 at 7:00 5 comments

    Plant breeding is the key to providing us with varied and better quality foods. Although conventional plant breeding has existed for hundreds of years, it was often time-consuming and labour-intensive. But, breeding methods have come a long way – it... Read more >

  • 7 solar wonders of the world

    Blogpost by Paula Tejón Carbajal and Helena Meresman - 24 October, 2014 at 13:15 10 comments

    Solar energy is clean, reliable, abundant and an affordable alternative to fossil fuels - but not only that, solar is also cool. Check out our selection of the most amazing solar plants from all around the globe.

    1. The sunflower solar panel

    This ne... Read more >

  • From frozen peas to kids' fashion: how supermarkets got in on the act

    Blogpost by Dr. Kirsten Brodde - 23 October, 2014 at 12:08 1 comment

    Discounter Children's Clothes

    Have you noticed just what you can get at your local supermarket these days? It's no longer just fruit and veg, people today are throwing fashion for all the family into the trolley on top of yoghurts and frozen peas. Over the past few years big ret... Read more >

  • Our ship, the Arctic Sunrise is back with a mission. After a year in Russian custody for a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, she is now released, repaired and back in the water. Once again she will challenge reckless dirty fossil fu... Read more >

  • Assaulted for protecting olive trees

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - 21 October, 2014 at 19:23 7 comments

    Villagers and activists were assaulted, handcuffed and hospitalized today while protecting olive trees at the site of a proposed coal plant in Turkey.

    The Kolin Group wants the olive trees cut down to make way for a new coal power plant. The villager... Read more >

  • Drastic action needed to stop FADs plundering our oceans

    Blogpost by Lyn Drummond - 21 October, 2014 at 15:15

    Loggerhead turtle caught in the net of a purse seiner. 12/04/2009 © Alex Hofford / Greenpeace

    Greenpeace has taken drastic action to highlight overfishing which is driving the decline of tropical tunas and killing a range of other marine species. The use of man-made floating objects called Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in conjunction with ... Read more >

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