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  • A glimmer of hope?

    Blogpost by Jon Burgwald - 16 August, 2014 at 17:00 1 comment

    Russia Oil Spill Patrol in Komi Republic. 08/14/2014 © Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace

    Two years have passed since I last visited Komi, a region in the Northern part of Russia. Throughout my years at Greenpeace, very few places – if any – have left such a lasting impression on me. I am certain other places across our fragile planet ar... Read more >

  • Apple takes first steps to Detox its manufacturing supply chain

    Blogpost by Yixiu Wu - 15 August, 2014 at 12:54 2 comments

    Toxics Analysis on Apple iPhone. 07/12/2007 © Greenpeace / Will Rose

    China is often referred to as the world's factory; manufacturing more than half of all the computers and mobile phones produced worldwide. Living in China and working for Greenpeace, I have seen first-hand the destructive impacts this industry can h... Read more >

  • Why do oil companies in Russia waste oil rather than repair rusty pipelines?

    Blogpost by Maria Favorskaya - 14 August, 2014 at 17:30

    Russia Oil Spill Patrol in Komi Republic. 08/10/2014 © Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace

    Oil companies have nothing to lose from spills in Russia according to Vladimir Chuprov, head of the Greenpeace Russia Energy Programme. "Fines are negligible while the legislation is full of loopholes. That is why it is easier for the oil companies ... Read more >

  • Clean Chai Now! Let's demand our tea to be chemicals free

    Blogpost by Melissa Shinn - 11 August, 2014 at 13:00 9 comments

     View of Letchmi tea estate near Munnar 11/20/2013 © Vivek M / Greenpeace

    Tea anyone? I'm a self confessed 'queen of tea' – preferably green and, if I can get it, especially green chai! All the healthy properties of green tea spiced with the flavours and traditions of India, one of the world's greatest tea inspirations an... Read more >

  • For the oceans - every week is Shark Week!

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - 11 August, 2014 at 10:00 1 comment

    Grey Reef Shark in Thaiti. 09/04/2011 © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

    'Shark':  it’s an evocative and symbolic single syllable. Just the sound of the word conjures up a host of associated images, usually to do with menacing fins, teeth, and a certain cinematic soundtrack.  #SharkWeek ramps up the public awareness arou... Read more >

  • How the peaceful protest at Prirazlomnaya made positive change in Russia

    Blogpost by Maria Favorskaya - 8 August, 2014 at 16:55 5 comments

    MY Arctic Sunrise Departs from Murmansk. 08/01/2014 © Enot 51 / Greenpeace

    The dramatic Greenpeace International action at Prirazlomnaya in September 2013 is mostly infamous for causing a lot of problems for the 28 activists, two freelance journalists and the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. But what media doesn't report an... Read more >

  • Emma Thompson and her daughter in the Arctic with Greenpeace. 08/05/2014 © Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace

    Emma Thompson is currently in the Arctic aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. She wrote these words after walking out onto the fragile sea ice for the first time alongside her 14 year old daughter Gaia.

    We're told that it is all our fault, global ...

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  • New video sees children at heart of LEGO campaign

    Blogpost by Ian Duff - 5 August, 2014 at 9:00

    No one loves LEGO as much as a seven year old who's just built their first masterpiece. But everyone who has played with the toy carries the joy of their inner child on through life. That's why LEGO is such a desirable brand for Shell to piggy back ... Read more >

  • FSC voluntary forest certification in deep crisis

    Blogpost by Tatiana Khakimulina - 4 August, 2014 at 9:00 2 comments

    FSC has Become a Serious Threat to Russia's Last Remaining Intact Forest Landscapes. 09/01/2007 © Greenpeace

    I have worked at Greenpeace Russia as a forest engineer for the past two years, focusing on monitoring logging activities by FSC certificate holders in the Boreal forest zone. I strongly believe that the FSC system is now in its deepest ever crisis,... Read more >

  • Return of the Arctic Sunrise

    Blogpost by Faiza Oulahsen - 1 August, 2014 at 15:00 2 comments

    Faiza Oulahsen on the Arctic Oil Tour. 09/08/2013 © Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace

    Those last days on the Arctic Sunrise in September 2013, gave me one of my most precious memories. That might sound odd to you: armed men with balaclavas abseiling down from a helicopter and holding some of the crew at gunpoint; unable to communicat...

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  • Peaceful Forest Protest in India. 02/27/2014 © Udit kulshrestha / Greenpeace

    It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified.

    The arrests are the latest exa... Read more >

  • Tasty food has always been part of culture, leaping through time and civilizations

    Blogpost by Aquiles Chávez - 31 July, 2014 at 15:45

    Aquiles ChávezIt is a historical fact that the type of diet defines cultural patterns of the different communities in every society. It is also a fact that changes in the human diet have led to biological changes in the human being as he adapted to his environment;... Read more >

  • LEGO, Dump Shell to stop the #TweetSpill

    Blogpost by Trillia Fidei - 31 July, 2014 at 15:34

    LEGO is helping Shell clean up its image, bringing the threat of an oil spill in the Arctic closer to reality. So we're creating a virtual oil spill on Twitter to ask LEGO to end its dirty deal deal with Shell -- before it's too late.

    Watch the #Twee... Read more >

  • Cargill's palm oil commitment

    Blogpost by Joao Talocchi - 30 July, 2014 at 12:30

    Cargill, the largest importer of palm oil into the United States, one of the world's largest commodities traders and a palm oil producer itself, made a pledge to break the link between its palm oil and deforestation, peat destruction and social exploi... Read more >

  • Venice is at the heart of climate change debate

    Blogpost by Luca Iacoboni - 28 July, 2014 at 16:00 1 comment

    The Rainbow Warrior In Venice, Italy. 07/28/2014 © Francesco Alesi / Greenpeace

    Today we are in Venice with the Rainbow Warrior. Venice – which is already fighting sea level rise – is a city which is extremely threatened by climate change. For the people who live there and the millions who visit every year, we have this message... Read more >

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