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  • UN report highlights the challenges Indigenous People in Brazil face to protect their land

    Blogpost by Danicley de Aguiar - 23 September, 2016 at 21:35

    For Indigenous activists defending their traditional lands, Brazil is one of the most dangerous places in the world.

    Xavante indigenous people from Maraiãwatsede with traditional body paint for war. Due to conflicts over land ownership, this traditional painting is now a daily ritual in the lives of Indians.Xavante indigenous people from Maraiãwatsede with traditional body paint for war. Due to conflicts over land ownership, this traditio...

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  • Let's make it a green peace

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid and Jennifer Morgan - 20 September, 2016 at 20:50

    Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time soon.

    On New Years Day 2016, a Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF)-Greenpeace team on the Greek island of Lesbos were joined by groups such as Sea-Watch, the Dutch Refugee Boat Foundation and local communities, to create a peace sign formed from over 3,000 discarded refugee life jackets. The groups are calling for safe passage to those fleeing war, poverty and oppression.  © Florian Schulz / MSF / GreenpeaceOn New Years Day 2016, a Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Bord... Read more >

  • If you're left without reindeer, there is nothing else

    Blogpost by Tatiana Vasilieva - 16 September, 2016 at 11:47 1 comment

    “You feed a reindeer and step away - and it suddenly drops dead. Within a day it swells up like a ball ready to burst. We thought the heat was to blame, as they were still in their thick winter coats. A neighbour lost 50 of them.”

    Indigenous Nenets man in Yamal Peninsula, Russia, 22 Aug, 2016. © Greenpeace / Tatiana VasilievaIndigenous Nenets m... Read more >

  • Forty-five years of people power

    Blogpost by Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid - 15 September, 2016 at 12:58

    After forty-five years, countless campaigns and stories - one thing remains central to the Greenpeace identity, and that is people. People are at the heart of who we are and what is needed to create the green and peaceful world we need.

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  • Emma Thompson speaking truth to power at the UN

    Blogpost by Sofia Tsenikli - 14 September, 2016 at 11:27

    Words are powerful, especially when they speak the truth and come straight from the heart. That’s why Oscar-winning actor and writer Emma Thompson’s plea to UN delegates to do what is right for the oceans moved so many of us. She reminded internationa...

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  • You did it! Mars rejects human-rights tainted seafood

    Blogpost by Kate Simcock - 7 September, 2016 at 5:53 1 comment

    Give yourself a massive pat on the back! 

    After constant pressure from cat, tuna and ocean lovers alike, calling on global food giant Mars, and its brand Whiskas, to face up to human rights abuses in the supply chain of seafood supplier Thai Union, t...

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  • A Box of Sea: Paving the way for a fairer fish and seafood market in Greece

    Blogpost by Alkis Kafetzis - 2 September, 2016 at 12:15

    How a small group of fishermen and consumers are creating an alternative marketplace for locally caught fish.

    Antonis. © Giorgos Moutafis / Greenpeace

    Antonis is a low impact fisherman from Lesvos. He has been fishing since he was a child. In the last few years, the times he has returned ... Read more >

  • 5 alarming facts about Amazon forest fires

    Blogpost by Cristiane Mazzetti - 1 September, 2016 at 23:45

    The Amazon is being burned. Here’s what you need to know.

    A cloud of smoke coming from forest fires covers the forest in Lábrea, Amazonas state. In August 2016, Greenpeace flew over the Amazon to search for and register forest fires spots. 16 Aug, 2016  © Rogério Assis / Greenpeace

    Click to zoom in. Map of hotspots in the Amazon between 2015-2016 Read more >

    From July to November, it is fire season in the Amazon rainforest. But while fires can be a normal part of the life cycle in forests, most of the flames in the Amazon are far from natural ...

  • 3 big reasons why we need ocean sanctuaries now

    Blogpost by Magnus Eckeskog - 30 August, 2016 at 6:15 2 comments

    Last Friday, US President Obama announced the creation of the world’s largest ocean sanctuary, and today governments from all over the world are meeting at the United Nations in New York to develop a new treaty to save our oceans. This is fantastic ne...

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  • My Arctic Home

    Blogpost by Clara Natanine - 25 August, 2016 at 17:05 2 comments

    I live in Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) in the Canadian Arctic. Most people have never heard of my town. It's 450km north of the Arctic Circle with a population of roughly 1,000. We are isolated from much of the world, but we feel very connected to our... Read more >

  • Does your cafeteria serve ocean destruction?

    Blogpost by David Pinsky - 23 August, 2016 at 22:21

    Every time you eat in a restaurant, hospital, airport, a university cafeteria, or at even at a rock concert, it is likely that you are eating food provided by a large foodservice company. Sea of Distress, a brand new Greenpeace US report, highlights w... Read more >

  • Microbeads: How did companies respond?

    Blogpost by Taehyun Park - 23 August, 2016 at 7:00

    Remember THIS video?

    Back in July, Greenpeace East Asia ranked 30 global companies to see how they measured in terms of their commitment to phasing out microbeads – the tiny terrors that are often found in shower gels and facial scrubs, and are known...

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  • We’ve watched them soar, sprint and swim. For two weeks the world has been gripped by the Games – we’ve celebrated the Gold wins, been perplexed by ultra-human feats and admired the tests of strength and endurance. And next month we’ll see it all agai... Read more >

  • Why fixing your phone is one of the most empowering things you can do

    Blogpost by Kyle Wiens - 19 August, 2016 at 6:45

    Like most people, I don’t go anywhere without my phone. In the morning, its shrill alarm rouses me from sleep. During the day it bobs between my ear, my hand, and my pocket. At night, I hunt for Pokémon before putting it away on the nightstand. My pho...

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  • The photos that inspired millions to take action

    Blogpost by Sudhanshu Malhotra - 19 August, 2016 at 5:25 3 comments

    On World Photography Day, Greenpeace celebrates the power of photography to inspire action and speak truth to power.

    It's a tough call to select 10 images from the more than 18,000 that Greenpeace has produced in the last 12 months. But this selectio...

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