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  • A coral reef destroyed for a military base? No way!

    Blogpost by Kazue Komatsubara - 10 November, 2015 at 4:48 1 comment

    Aerial view over the exclusion zone off Camp Schwab - US navy base near Oura Bay.

    Two military airstrips are no mean feat to build. They are massive pieces of military infrastructure, from which expensive, machines take off at great, deafening, speed. And that's exactly what's about to happen on the island of Okinawa.

    Thousands ...

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  • #NoKXL: The day the people won

    Blogpost by Mike Hudema - 10 November, 2015 at 1:33

    Nelson Mandela once said, “It’s always impossible until it’s done.” I never knew what that meant until Friday when the President of the United States echoed the words that so many of us have been saying for years and rejected the supposedly ‘done deal... Read more >

  • Volkswagen's CO2 emissions: Das problem

    Blogpost by Daniel Moser - 9 November, 2015 at 15:35

    If lying about the nitrogen oxide emissions of 11 million of its cars were not bad enough, German carmaker Volkswagen shocked us again when it revealed it had understated the CO2 emissions of its cars in Europe as well.

    This is why Greenpeace Germany... Read more >

  • A few weeks ago the first ever human rights legal action seeking the accountability of the 50 big polluters was launched. Filed by Filipino typhoon survivors and several environmental organisations, it demands that the Philippines Human Rights Commiss... Read more >

  • Endocrine disruptors and human health

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 6 November, 2015 at 16:00

    A friend of mine worked in the petroleum industry for much of her professional career, now consults on ecological business practices, and in the year 2000 found herself in a conversation with the Global Head of Shell Chemicals. They discussed the ri... Read more >

  • Detox Outdoor, let's build the campaign together!

    Blogpost by Edyta Sitko - 5 November, 2015 at 8:00 1 comment

    People are at the heart of Greenpeace, and this couldn't be more true for the Detox Outdoor campaign.

    Protecting nature and providing a toxic-free environment is all of our goal, and it especially should be for the companies that rely on pristine nat... Read more >

  • Supply Chained: Human rights abuse in the global tuna industry

    Blogpost by Tara Buakamsri - 4 November, 2015 at 20:47

    21-year-old worker forced to work on a fishing boat with no way to return to his homeland. 26 Sep, 2015 © Ardiles Rante / Greenpeace

    If you are a tuna lover, chances are good that someone who was forced to work for meagre pay — perhaps even under threat of violence — is behind your tuna curry or teriyaki.

    Human rights abuses in the tuna industry are serious and require urgent at... Read more >

  • Less meat, better for everyone

    Blogpost by Elena Danali - 4 November, 2015 at 11:20 2 comments

    The recent announcement from the World Health Organisation (WHO) which classified processed meat as a carcinogenic and red meat as "possibly carcinogenic" (similar to Glyphosate in Roundup) shows that the amount and the frequency that we eat meat toda... Read more >

  • How we're going to stop ExxonMobil's lies

    Blogpost by Annie Leonard - 3 November, 2015 at 12:00

    Action at Exxon Mobil HQ in the US. 27 May, 2003 © Robert Visser / Greenpeace

    I'm still trying to process recent revelations in the LA Times and the Pulitzer winning Inside Climate News about the extent to which ExxonMobil has worked to deny climate change. It knew about the threat of a planet warmed by burning fossil fuels a... Read more >

  • 4 ways to STOP Indonesia's forest fires

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - 2 November, 2015 at 12:40 8 comments

    A brief spell of rainfall in Indonesia has minimised the number of fire hotspots that have been broadcasting toxic smoke across the country...for now. Here are four ways to #StoptheHaze…once and for all.

    13-year old sister holds her 7-month old brother who is suffering from a respiratory tract infection13-yr old sister holds her 7-mth old brother w... Read more >

  • Saving the last Japanese dugongs

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas - 30 October, 2015 at 10:50 3 comments

    The home of the last few Japanese dugongs is about to be landfilled to make way for two airstrips - part of the expansion of a US military base on the island of Okinawa. But a movement nearly 18 years old is standing up to say NO. That’s why our ship ...

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  • Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

    Blogpost by Aaron Gray-Block - 30 October, 2015 at 7:30

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  • Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

    Blogpost by Aaron Gray-Block - 30 October, 2015 at 7:30 3 comments

    This year's El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico's record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started.

    Hurricane Patricia Bears Down on Mexico's Pacific CoastHurricane Patri... Read more >

  • From the USA to Thailand: Let's fight to change the tuna industry!

    Blogpost by Maïa Booker - 30 October, 2015 at 1:53

    This week – from San Diego to Bangkok – activists sent a clear message to tuna industry giant Thai Union Group: it is time for just and sustainable tuna.

    Thai Union Group is the largest canned tuna company in the world – owning Chicken of the Sea i... Read more >

  • And the "winners" are…

    Blogpost by Mirjam Kopp - 29 October, 2015 at 9:00

    We asked you which outdoor clothes and kit to test for dangerous chemicals (PFCs). Votes poured in for cherished brands such as Columbia, Patagonia, Jack Wolfskin, Mamut and Haglöfs, with The North Face topping the charts.

    detox outdoor results

    In just two weeks, more t... Read more >

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