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  • Pushing for transparency in Congo Basin palm oil

    Blogpost by Amy Moas - 27 June, 2014 at 17:00

    The global palm oil industry is at a critical juncture. In 2012 we published a report that outlined how Africa is a new frontier for industrial palm oil production. This may bring much needed development to the continent, but it could also just as eas... Read more >

  • What we've achieved together - the 2 year anniversary of Save the Arctic

    Blogpost by Ana Mules - 26 June, 2014 at 16:50

    It's pretty flat out on the Arctic campaign these days and there often isn't much time to stop and reflect on things.

    But if the 2 year anniversary of what is possibly the defining environmental battleground of our time, and the incredible effort of ... Read more >

  • Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

    Blogpost by Richard Page - 26 June, 2014 at 16:30

    Coral Reef Nauru in the Pacific Ocean. 10/08/2011 © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

    Recently, after sifting through a box of dusty 45s, I have had a Billy Bragg song, Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards, firmly stuck in my head. The song has lodged itself there, not just because it has a nifty piano hook, but because the lyrics see... Read more >

  • 7 Green ways to watch the World Cup

    Blogpost by Tom Dowdall - 26 June, 2014 at 16:25

    Greenpeace activists are in Croatia preparing a screening of a football game between Croatia and Brazil, the first game of World Cu

    So like most of us, you also couldn't make it to Brazil to enjoy the global football fest in person?

    Well, take comfort in the fact that you are not contributing to the carbon emissions of traveling to Brazil to catch the games! Here are some tips ... Read more >

  • An open apology to our supporters & volunteers

    Blogpost by Pascal Husting - 24 June, 2014 at 18:22 17 comments

    Dear Friends,

    I have an apology to make. My apology is for a bad decision, made two years ago, to commute to Amsterdam from Luxembourg via airplane rather than train. I requested and was granted an exemption to our agreed policy of never taking flight... Read more >

  • Support for high seas protection grows stronger despite USA

    Blogpost by Rachel Pearlin - 20 June, 2014 at 16:30

    This is my first time in New York, but neither the soaring temperatures, the rush nor the crowds seem to faze me, this is nothing compared to India! This is also my first time at a UN meeting, joining experts from all over the world as governments, in... Read more >

  • Daniel Mittler, Greenpeace International political unit head, holds a disk containing 40,000+ signatures from US and global citizens asking Secretary of State John Kerry to lead discussions at the UN for the creation of high seas sanctuaries. 06/16/2014 © Greenpeace

    US Secretary of State, John Kerry, clearly cares about the ocean. He grew up with the sea and backed many progressive ocean policies while in the US Senate. You could feel that emotional connection at the OurOcean conference, which he hosted over th... Read more >

  • Farewell to Uli

    Blogpost by Gerd Leipold - 17 June, 2014 at 14:34 10 comments

    Ulrich von Eitzen. The new Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior III enters the water at the Fassmer Shipyard in Berne, near Bremen, Germany, before the addition of masts and other essential finishing touches. The Rainbow Warrior is Greenpeace's first purpose-built vessel, and will be officially launched in Autumn 2011. 07/04/2011 © Marcus Meyer / Greenpeace

    Ulrich von Eitzen, Operations Director of Greenpeace International from 2004 until 2013 and then a senior advisor to the Executive Director’s Office, finally lost his battle with cancer last Thursday, 12 June, 2014.

    The way he reacted to cancer was... Read more >

  • Water: A Lake with a Thousand Faces

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 16 June, 2014 at 20:16 3 comments

    I live on a lakeshore. It's face changes not only day-to-day, but moment to moment, menacing and dark, then ethereal with silver light dancing everywhere, then solemn again, like glass, then lively with trout feeding at the surface. This spring, I saw... Read more >

  • Making the case for ecological farming in Africa

    Blogpost by Glen Tyler - 12 June, 2014 at 11:20 1 comment

    When I ask people what the backbone of most African economies is, the response is often a unanimous, "agriculture".

    It goes without dispute that agriculture is the most important and largest contributor to the gross domestic product of most African e... Read more >

  • Exxon protest at Bislett games. 06/11/2014 © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    What does it take to run a successful, modern oil company?

    You'd be forgiven for thinking it's just drills, pipelines, and lawyers. But there's an even more crucial element - the trust and approval of people like you and me.

    One way of building th... Read more >

  • Adidas is back onside!

    Blogpost by Dr. Kirsten Brodde - 11 June, 2014 at 11:17 6 comments

    adidas agrees to come clean

    As we reach fever pitch on the eve of the World Cup, football fans everywhere have an early reason to celebrate – adidas has today taken a big step towards kicking hazardous chemicals out of the beautiful game. Almost a year since we revealed the br... Read more >

  • Norway's inconvenient truth

    Blogpost by Martin Norman - 6 June, 2014 at 20:00

    Norway is known to be a beautiful country, with a long coastline, ranging mountains and lush forests. We are generally tolerant people, with a strong sense of right and wrong. We believe in peace. And we believe in nature.

    So when world governments c... Read more >

  • We want Renewable energy for all. Stand with us or step aside.

    Blogpost by Aida Vila Rovira - 6 June, 2014 at 17:30 1 comment

    Protest against Climate Change at UNSG conference in Bonn. 06/06/2014 © Bernd Arnold / Greenpeace

    Today, in the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, where a new meeting of United Nations climate change convention is taking place, the delegates are starting to hustle. Between nine and ten AM they all ran into the building to hear the speeches of their minister...

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  • Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

    Blogpost by Ben Ayliffe - 6 June, 2014 at 13:30 4 comments

    Arctic Sunrise, Free at Last

    Earlier this morning we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk.

    It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic Sunrise, after nearl... Read more >

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