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  • What's the cost of standing up for fundamental rights in India?

    Blogpost by Priya Pillai - 14 January, 2015 at 10:00 4 comments

    Sunday marked yet another black day for fundamental rights in India. Though these charter of rights are enshrined in our constituion, my experience on Sunday morning at the Delhi airport show that these are not equally accessible to all citizens.

    Ear... Read more >

  • 7 Resolutions for #OceanLovers

    Blogpost by Veronica Frank - 12 January, 2015 at 10:00 9 comments

    An Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) swims in the open blue ocean of the Pacific. 10/16/2011 © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

    One week in to 2015, and even though some New Year’s resolutions will already have fallen by the wayside, we all need to urgently think about one more resolution: 

    The resolution to protect the oceans and all its beautiful whales, turtles,... Read more >

  • Tropical deforestation is bad news – the science keeps telling us

    Blogpost by Dr Janet Cotter - 9 January, 2015 at 14:30 10 comments

    Burned area within the Indigenous Land of Cachoeira Seca.

    Deforestation is very bad news for the environment and for the climate. It is bad news for biodiversity and releases greenhouses gases into the atmosphere – we know that.

    But the science is increasingly certain that deforestation is bad for agricultur... Read more >

  • Nous sommes tous Charlie

    Blogpost by Jean-François Julliard - 8 January, 2015 at 18:00

    Greenpeace extends its sincerest condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday's heinous attack on the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Paris.

    Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were fervent advocates of democracy and of fundamenta... Read more >

  • 5 reasons 2014 was an amazing year for Arctic protection

    Blogpost by Trillia Fidei - 29 December, 2014 at 9:30

    It's been a historic year for our campaign to Save the Arctic. Hard to believe as it is, we only launched back in 2012, but our movement has grown to over six million and is getting stronger every day.

    Here are five major things we achieved together ... Read more >

  • 7 Greenpeace victories you made possible in 2014

    Blogpost by Greenpeace USA - 27 December, 2014 at 7:00

    Opening of Greenpeace Netherlands Office in Amsterdam. 10/04/2014 © Greenpeace / Cris Toala Olivares

    It's been a great year for Greenpeace and our supporters. Getting toxic chemicals out of our clothes. Putting sustainable seafood in our grocery stores. Giant internet companies breaking away from climate-denying lobbyists. We could go on (and we wi... Read more >

  • Grrrowd: How much justice can we crowdsource?

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 24 December, 2014 at 10:00

    Take a crowd, add a Grrrowl, and what have you got? A Grrrowd.

    Think of it as a Kickstarter or Indiegogo for justice. Citizens band together to fund not just good causes, but good cases: legal action that can bring down polluting giants, rewrite bad ... Read more >

  • One step at a time we are getting closer to a GE-free Europe

    Blogpost by Luís Ferreirim - 22 December, 2014 at 11:00

    Sustainable Agriculture Rice Art in Italy. 09/17/2009 © Greenpeace / Maurizio Bianchi

    When the year comes to a close it's often a time for balances, and even if progress is slow it's good to stop for a moment to take stock.

    Take genetically engineered (GE) crops (also referred to as GMOs), for example. In Europe, 2014 has not been a... Read more >

  • 10 reasons why reindeer are the coolest animals in the Arctic

    Blogpost by Trillia Fidei - 20 December, 2014 at 7:00 2 comments

    1. Their antlers are velvety fingerprints.

    Reindeer in Yamal Peninsula. 09/30/2009 © Greenpeace / Steve Morgan

    Reindeer antlers are bony appendages that grow every year. The antlers grow quickly – up to 2 cm per day – in a blood-supply-rich material called "velvet", which is exactly what it looks like. That's why a... Read more >

  • Dozens dead... blacklisted and indebted, but still fishing

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas - 19 December, 2014 at 12:00 3 comments

    The Sajo fish company building beside the main fish market in Busan, South Korea. 06/25/2011 © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Greenpeace

    As a country with so much invested in high-tech export earnings, Korea's out-of-control distant water fishing industry must be starting to give its politicians and business leaders ulcers. The Oyang 75, sitting in Montevideo, Uruguay, after fishing ... Read more >

  • Filipino farmers share 'seeds of hope'

    Blogpost by Wilhelmina Pelegrina - 19 December, 2014 at 9:15 1 comment

    Ecological farmers in the Philippines have pooled their expertise and resources and travelled close to 600 km (370 miles) to help farmers in Dolores, Eastern Samar, get back on their feet following Typhoon Hagupit.

    Communities were hardest hit in Dol... Read more >

  • Overwhelming evidence of APRIL's forest destruction in Indonesia

    Blogpost by Zulfahmi - 18 December, 2014 at 18:45

    Excavators actively clearing natural forest in Sumatran peatlands. 11/08/2014 © Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace

    The case against Indonesia's largest forest destroyer, APRIL, grows stronger by the day. Indonesian NGOs have found even more evidence that the company and its suppliers are trashing rainforests and are about to put endangered orangutans at even gre... Read more >

  • Two million meals wasted in one fishing trip

    Blogpost by Thilo Maack - 17 December, 2014 at 16:00

    A dirty business is going on in the English Channel. Each December, in its last mammoth fishing trip of the year, a huge fleet of trawlers heads to the narrow strait to hunt down the spawning herring.

    Over the past few days I have been there with a s... Read more >

  • #Cofrentes17 acquitted of nuclear protest charges

    Blogpost by Andrew Kerr - 17 December, 2014 at 14:00 2 comments

    A Greenpeace activist holds a banner which reads in Spanish "Close Cofrentes", after scaling to the top of one of the cooling towers of the nuclear power plant in Cofrentes before dawn. With this action Greenpeace is calling on the Spanish government to not renew the plant’s license that is expiring on March 20th. 02/15/2011 © Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

    In a victory for the freedom to engage in peaceful protest, 16 activists from Greenpeace Spain, along with a freelance photojournalist – together known as the #Cofrentes17 – were yesterday acquitted by a court in Valencia of causing public disorder ... Read more >

  • Lidl commits to Detox!

    Blogpost by Manfred Santen - 11 December, 2014 at 11:50 1 comment

    Lidl commits to Detox

    Yesterday we received some more fantastic news for the Detox movement. Lidl, the world’s second largest discount supermarket, made a commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its textile production by 1 January, 2020! 

    To give you an ide... Read more >

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