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  • Telling a Detox Fairy Tale

    Blogpost by Ilze Smit - 17 January, 2014 at 15:39 5 comments

    Earlier this week Greenpeace launched the latest chapter of the Detox campaign for toxic-free fashion, revealing how hazardous Little Monsters are lurking in all kinds of kid's clothes - from luxury to budget - and calling on big brands like Disney to... Read more >

  • The importance of being a big tree

    Blogpost by Dr Janet Cotter - 16 January, 2014 at 19:00 1 comment

    We know that forests are biodiversity-rich, and we know they provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as regulating water flows and influencing weather patterns. One ecosystem service often discussed these days is the role of forests in help... Read more >

  • Greenpeace matriarch "walked in light"

    Blogpost by Barbara Stowe - 16 January, 2014 at 15:33 2 comments

    Jim and Marie BohlenMarie Bohlen, a consummate artist known for her nature illustrations and a founding matriarch of Greenpeace, died January 5th at age 89, passing away peacefully at her home in Courtenay, British Columbia.

    Besides a distinguished career as an illustra... Read more >

  • A Little Story about the Monsters in your Closet

    Blogpost by Nadia Haiama - 14 January, 2014 at 7:00 12 comments

    'Little Monsters' and Merchandise. © Greenpeace

    Today we told the world a story, a story about the Little Monsters in children's clothes and shoes. As the mother of a young daughter this is one story I had to read and one that revealed a shocking truth about the clothes we buy for our kids.

    Our ... Read more >

  • Oleg Naydenov arrest shows flag States need to better control their fleets

    Blogpost by Daniel Simons - 9 January, 2014 at 12:57

    In the summer of 2012, small-scale Senegalese fishermen reported a rapid and significant increase in their catches. They attributed their rising fortunes to newly elected President Macky Sall's decision to revoke the licences of 29 large foreign trawl... Read more >

  • 'Golden' rice ignores the risks, the people and the real solutions

    Blogpost by Daniel Ocampo - 8 January, 2014 at 12:34 1 comment

    'Golden' rice is being promoted by GM advocates as a solution to malnutrition.

    But it should be for the 'target populations' in the Philippines and elsewhere to decide whether to accept the technology - and they don't want it!

    Recent articles and st... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Canada podcast from the Arctic

    Blogpost by Mary Ambrose - 30 December, 2013 at 13:21

    You may dread holiday travel. But sitting on a stuffy bus for a few hours or trudging through mucky icy streets is nothing compared to trekking to the North Pole. And there is no warm welcome at the end, no hot chocolate, no blazing hearth.

    North Pole expedition team members (from left to right) Adam Shore, Ezra Miller, Josefina Skerk, Kiera Kolson, and Sol Guy see the glass time capsule, for the first time. The capsule contains 2.7 million names of supporters who wish to protect the Arctic. They plan to lower the capsule and a 'flag for the future' to the seabed beneath the North Pole.04/04/2013

    But tha... Read more >

  • Jenni Barrett: For the whales

    Blogpost by Jenni Barrett - 22 December, 2013 at 8:00

    In 2007 I took a trip to the Arctic Circle to photograph killer whales. The setting in the Norwegian fjords was incredibly beautiful and I found myself profoundly moved after coming eye-to-eye with one of these magnificent creatures.

    Jenni Barrett meets a whale

    It was just da... Read more >

  • The value of ancient forests

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 20 December, 2013 at 6:34

    I live in a forest, and know that I am fortunate. I watch flicker and siskin in the cedars. I hear thrush and vireo in the veiled vastness. Cutthroat trout inhabit the lake, wolves howl on winter nights, and raccoons venture out with their families fo... Read more >

  • Brazilian slaughterhouses take step in the right direction

    Blogpost by Richard George - 17 December, 2013 at 19:27

    Livestock Farm in Brazil. 04/07/2009 © Ricardo Funari / Lineair / Greenpeace

    The three biggest slaughterhouses in Brazil have taken one more step towards ending the cattle sector’s involvement in deforestation in the Amazon - and with deforestation on the rise, that can’t come soon enough.

    Four years ago, JBS, Marfrig and M... Read more >

  • Can deforestation affect global weather patterns?

    Blogpost by Dr. Janet Cotter - 17 December, 2013 at 6:45

    Danau Sentarum National Park, Borneo Overview of Sentarum Lake. GPS co-ordinates: N 000° 50' 28.00' E 112° 01' 54.00' 07/06/2010 © Ardiles Rante / Greenpeace

    Forests, like other ecosystems, provide ‘ecosystem services’. These are services people need (such as pollination and flood control) and use, but often don’t realise we depend on. They provide us with essential services like the uptake and storage o... Read more >

  • Africa's primates under threat from palm oil expansion

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa - 16 December, 2013 at 14:22

    Rumours that the Cameroonian government was on the verge of signing a land lease agreement with Herakles Farms have been swirling for over a year. In November these fears were realised as the government announced that the land lease had finally been s... Read more >

  • FSC suspends three of Resolute's certificates

    Blogpost by Grant Rosoman - 12 December, 2013 at 17:32

    The pristine Montagnes Blanches forest is one of the few remaining intact forest landscapes (IFLs) in Quebec’s forest management zone, and provides critical habitat for the threatened woodland caribou. 09/21/2011 © Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace

    The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was created in 1993 to allow companies and the public to identify products coming from responsibly managed forests. In order to protect the world’s last remaining intact forests, consumers and companies who want ...

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  • Chemistry for any weather

    Blogpost by Ieva Vilimaviciute - 12 December, 2013 at 16:28

    Greenpeace Germany Detox Report "Chemie fuer Gipfelstuermer" on outdoor Jackets and gloves. 10/28/2013 © Thomas Einberger / Greenpeace

    Here in Europe, winter has well and truly arrived and the cold is setting in. This is the one time of the year when even the most hardenned fashionistas put comfort before style - digging out those thick gloves and warm winter jackets to fight off t... Read more >

  • There are no trees in the Arctic

    Blogpost by Sebastian Bock - 10 December, 2013 at 17:08

    Well, some people will say, there certainly are trees in the Arctic region. So maybe the title should say that there are no trees at the North Pole. But what have trees to do with Greenpeace’s campaign to stop reckless drilling for oil in the Arctic a... Read more >

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