Making Waves

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  • Reality check required on world's forests

    Blogpost by Greg Norman - 15 September, 2015 at 18:15

    Such is the gap between World Forestry Congresses (5 years) that it prompted one of the facilitators to describe it as the forestry sector's Olympics and World Cup rolled into one.

    Taking place in Durban last week, the United Nations-funded event bri... Read more >

  • Orgullosos de formar parte de la resolución del FSC

    Blogpost by Judy Rodrigues - 14 September, 2015 at 12:48

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  • Proud to be part of FSC at its best

    Blogpost by Judy Rodrigues - 14 September, 2015 at 10:00

    IFLs protection is FSC at its best

    This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)'s adoption of its commitment to protect Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs). The decision was made – some entertainment thrown in – at the last FSC General Assembly (GA) in... Read more >

  • Choked in smoke - living in the thick of Indonesia’s haze

    Blogpost by Zamzami - 11 September, 2015 at 9:21 2 comments

    Smoke caused by forest fires and peatland destruction, is covering about 80% of Sumatra, Indonesia. And it seems like no matter how far you try to escape, the smoke follows.

    A Greenpeace investigator documents fires on recently cleared peatland in the PT Rokan Adiraya Plantation oil palm plantation near Sontang village in Rokan Hulu, Riau, Sumatra. 23 Jun, 2013

    My wife and daughter should be at our home in Pekanbaru, Riau on the east ...

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  • FSC doing its part to protect the Amazon

    Blogpost by Paulo Adario - 10 September, 2015 at 23:30

    The forest is of vital importance to the rivers. Around 20% of the planet’s fresh water is in the Amazon. 18 Feb, 2008 © Greenpeace / Rodrigo Baléia

    I had the pleasure and privilege to attend the last Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) general assembly in September 2014, where over 90% of the membership voted to protect Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs). This was an important step for FSC and for fo... Read more >

  • Every 10 seconds...

    Blogpost by Elizabeth Monaghan - 10 September, 2015 at 12:50 2 comments

    24 hours per day. 7 days per week. For weeks on end. The Arctic Ocean is being blasted by deafening 259 decibel explosions. Why? To map oil deposits under the ocean floor so that Shell and other big oil companies know where to set their greedy gaze fo... Read more >

  • Ka'apor Indians setting up trap cameras in areas used by illegal loggers to invade the indigenous territory.

    For the Ka’apor people of Brazil, protecting the Amazon rainforest isn’t just about climate change or wildlife. It is about survival.

    As one community leader explains, “It's in the forest that lies our life. Without the forest, we are not the Ka'ap... Read more >

  • How to Change the World: Film review

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 9 September, 2015 at 12:22 3 comments

    How to Change the World Film

    Greenpeace has been documented in hundreds of books, films, television specials, magazine articles, blogs, university courses and doctoral dissertations. On 9 September, in some 600 cinemas in the UK and US, Picturehouse and Met Films release their ... Read more >

  • Hazardous chemicals in pristine nature: why don't we get rid of them?

    Blogpost by Gabriele Salari - 8 September, 2015 at 6:00 1 comment

    Expedition to Pilato Lake, Sibillini Mountains, Italy

    Who hasn't dreamt of being in the untouched wilderness of the Himalayas, the Andes or the Altai Mountains, hiking or climbing in these incredible natural landscapes? Nowhere in the world is the snow purer or the water cleaner than in a clear mountai... Read more >

  • The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior: 30 years later, the first apology

    Blogpost by Tom Lowe - 7 September, 2015 at 17:47

    The Rainbow Warrior at the bottom of the Pacific

    Only a few months ago, Greenpeace supporters worldwide marked the 30-year anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior, when French government agents used limpet mines to sink the ship in Auckland, killing Portuguese photographer Fernando Perei... Read more >

  • Five ways seismic blasting threatens whales

    Blogpost by Farrah Khan - 4 September, 2015 at 20:22 1 comment

    Pod of Narwhals in Greenland 15 Jul, 2009 © Jason Box / Greenpeace

    We don't have to look very far back in history to find proof of why offshore oil drilling is a dangerous endeavour. The BP oil blowout and the Exxon-Valdez spill both left surrounding regions devastated, and neither company was able to clean up thei... Read more >

  • A solar power revolution is beginning

    Blogpost by Joanna Mills - 4 September, 2015 at 11:00 1 comment

    Power Week - Solar

    The 2000 people who live in the village of Dharnai, in Bihar – one of India's poorest states – had got used to living without electricity. But they didn't like it.

    High tension electric wires passed nearby, without powering even a single light bulb... Read more >

  • The potential of wind power

    Blogpost by Joanna Mills - 3 September, 2015 at 11:00 1 comment

    Power Week - Wind

    Imagine an advanced, industrialised country with a sophisticated economy and high energy needs being powered just by renewable energy. To be precise, wind power.

    This isn't some futuristic vision. It's already happened. For a short time in July, 14... Read more >

  • Baltic low impact fishermen: Strength in unity

    Blogpost by Magdalena Figura - 2 September, 2015 at 20:00

    Baltic fishers at the LIFE workshop

    The Baltic is a small and crowded sea. Far from Europe’s busiest fishing grounds, not as salty, and surrounded by different countries that all want to take advantage of its vital sources of income for the great amount of fishermen and local societie... Read more >

  • Nuclear is not the answer to the phase-out of fossil fuels

    Blogpost by Joanna Mills - 2 September, 2015 at 11:00 3 comments

    Power Week - Nuclear

    A hundred and sixty thousand people made homeless, with limited compensation and the prospect for many tens of thousands of never returning to their former homes.

    That's not the cost of a war, but of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. The fin... Read more >

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