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  • 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 >

  • You did it! Palm oil giant commits to No Deforestation

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - 6 December, 2013 at 18:06

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    Wilmar International - the world's biggest palm oil company - has committed to a No Deforestation Policy.

    To put this into perspective, palm oil is the single biggest cause of deforestation in Indonesia and a growing threat in places like Africa. W...

  • "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."
    – Nelson Mandela speaking at the 90th birthday celebration of Walter Sis... Read more >

  • Enough is enough; we need to reclaim our seas and fisheries now

    Blogpost by Duncan Williams - 3 December, 2013 at 12:00

    Greenpeace activists unfold a banner next to a cluster of foreign longline fishing vessels at a harbour in the Pacific reading “Fewer boats more fish WCPFC Act Now!” urging the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to act with urgency to save the fate of Pacific tuna and those who depend on it. ©James Alcock/Greenpeace

    The Western and Central Pacific is the world's largest tuna fishery, with millions of people depending on it for food and their livelihoods. It is also an economic lifeline for many of our region's small island states. But there is trouble in paradi... Read more >

  • Greenpeace arrests show attempts to silence environmentalists continue

    Blogpost by David Suzuki - 2 December, 2013 at 15:00

    Early November marked the 18th anniversary of the tragic murder of outspoken writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight colleagues by the Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa and the others had waged a long campaign to stop multinational oil ... Read more >

  • Getting the Arctic 30 home

    Blogpost by Aaron Gray-Block - 2 December, 2013 at 11:10 9 comments

    Australian activist Colin Russell has finally been released from a St. Petersburg detention center, the last of the Arctic 30 detainees to be freed on bail after the seizure of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise more than two months ago.... Read more >

  • Forbidden Pictures: Dima's Story

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 26 November, 2013 at 10:36 16 comments

    Dima Sharomov. © Igor Podgorny / Greenpeace

    It's dark in Murmansk. A railway security guard yawns, his breath visible in the frigid air, and waves through one of the workers arriving for the early morning shift. He barely glances at him.

    Had the guard looked closer, he might have noticed tha... Read more >

  • Walking away towards the future

    Blogpost by Ruth Davis - 22 November, 2013 at 18:00

    COP19 protest. 21/11/2013 © Bogusz Bilewski / Greenpeace

    When around 800 members of civil society walked out of the Warsaw climate conference on Thursday, observers asked ‘Why?’ And ‘Why now?’

    What made this meeting different from all the others - and what did we hope to achieve?

    For some, the answer wil... Read more >

  • This is what ‘dirty’ palm oil looks like

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - 22 November, 2013 at 16:18

    Bumitama Agro, a notorious palm oil supplier to Wilmar with a track record of of forest destruction, has hit headlines in Indonesia. Yesterday it denied that it has “destroyed forest or killed orang-utans”, but promised that it would halt all developm... Read more >

  • Ranking the climate culprits

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 22 November, 2013 at 16:00

    There's a clear parallel between the behaviour of the fossil fuel giants and tobacco companies: tobacco companies went to extraordinary lengths to suppress the knowledge that smoking caused cancer, activities that eventually resulted in multi-billion ... Read more >

  • The "longline" of suffering and destruction

    Blogpost by Sari Tolvanen - 20 November, 2013 at 11:00 1 comment

    Tuna longline fisheries are one of the most scandalous fishing businesses on the planet, operating mostly out of sight and out of control. Longlining is the fishing method that catches the big valuable tunas aimed at fulfilling the growing global dema... Read more >

  • Bankrolling climate change – Corporate sponsorship at the climate summit

    Blogpost by Sebastian Bock - 18 November, 2013 at 22:37

    COP19 Projection on Coal Power Station BelchatowGreenpeace projection on six Polish Coal Power Stations before the Warsaw Climate Change Conference COP19/CMP9 will start. Activists project different slogans on climate change, in various languages, on the power station Belchatow. The slogan reads:"Climate Change starts here!".11/09/2013

    It is that time of the year again. For the last two decades, every year in November or December. the world gets together to try to carve out a deal to prevent catastrophic climate change. After so many years, one might be tempted to think that the w... Read more >

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