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  • Owners of the wind

    Blogpost by Kat Skeie and Tarjei Haaland - 28 October, 2014 at 15:00 7 comments

    Thirty-odd years ago in the Kingdom of Denmark lived some brave people who disliked nuclear power and loved renewable energy. Determined to keep their country clean and safe, they began building their own wind turbines. Today, thanks to these passiona... Read more >

  • European authorities: time to act on illegal timber

    Blogpost by Daniela Montalto - 28 October, 2014 at 12:30 3 comments

    Sawmills in the Brazilian Amazon are laundering illegal timber and sending shipments overseas. It's against the law to place illegal timber on the European market, yet the authorities are doing very little about it.

    Logging Truck in Para State, Brazil. 08/30/2014 © Otávio Almeida / Greenpeace

    Two weeks ago, Greenpeace expose... Read more >

  • Understanding climate science in 10 easy steps

    Blogpost by Kat Skeie - 28 October, 2014 at 11:30 3 comments

    The latest United Nations report on climate change is about to be finalised, written by thousands of scientists. The report is VERY important, but also a bit dull.

    What we really want to know is: How bad is climate change? And what can we do about it... Read more >

  • "Smart" breeding, where science and farmers' knowledge meet

    Blogpost by Dr. Janet Cotter - 28 October, 2014 at 7:00 5 comments

    Plant breeding is the key to providing us with varied and better quality foods. Although conventional plant breeding has existed for hundreds of years, it was often time-consuming and labour-intensive. But, breeding methods have come a long way – it... Read more >

  • 7 solar wonders of the world

    Blogpost by Paula Tejón Carbajal and Helena Meresman - 24 October, 2014 at 13:15 10 comments

    Solar energy is clean, reliable, abundant and an affordable alternative to fossil fuels - but not only that, solar is also cool. Check out our selection of the most amazing solar plants from all around the globe.

    1. The sunflower solar panel

    This ne... Read more >

  • From frozen peas to kids' fashion: how supermarkets got in on the act

    Blogpost by Dr. Kirsten Brodde - 23 October, 2014 at 12:08 1 comment

    Discounter Children's Clothes

    Have you noticed just what you can get at your local supermarket these days? It's no longer just fruit and veg, people today are throwing fashion for all the family into the trolley on top of yoghurts and frozen peas. Over the past few years big ret... Read more >

  • Our ship, the Arctic Sunrise is back with a mission. After a year in Russian custody for a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, she is now released, repaired and back in the water. Once again she will challenge reckless dirty fossil fu... Read more >

  • Assaulted for protecting olive trees

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - 21 October, 2014 at 19:23 7 comments

    Villagers and activists were assaulted, handcuffed and hospitalized today while protecting olive trees at the site of a proposed coal plant in Turkey.

    The Kolin Group wants the olive trees cut down to make way for a new coal power plant. The villager... Read more >

  • Drastic action needed to stop FADs plundering our oceans

    Blogpost by Lyn Drummond - 21 October, 2014 at 15:15

    Loggerhead turtle caught in the net of a purse seiner. 12/04/2009 © Alex Hofford / Greenpeace

    Greenpeace has taken drastic action to highlight overfishing which is driving the decline of tropical tunas and killing a range of other marine species. The use of man-made floating objects called Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in conjunction with ... Read more >

  • Blowin' in the wind

    Blogpost by Sven Teske - 21 October, 2014 at 4:00 4 comments

     Wind Farms in Iowa. 03/29/2012 © Karuna Ang / Greenpeace

    Wind power has a pivotal role to play in the world's energy supply over the next few years. By providing huge amounts of clean, affordable power, it can buy us time in the fight against global warming while revolutions in energy efficiency and sola... Read more >

  • 7 inspiring stories of communities taking action for climate

    Blogpost by Helena Meresman - 17 October, 2014 at 14:00 7 comments

    Stories of communities taking action for the climate and refusing to accept the plans of polluting fossil fuel companies are happening more and more. Here are just a few inspiring climate acts of courage taken by doctors, villagers, students, farmers,... Read more >

  • Change your food, change the world: 5 ways to bite away at your food footprint

    Blogpost by Rashini Suriyaarachchi - 16 October, 2014 at 14:30 3 comments

    Between production, packaging, transport and cooking, the things we eat can have a massive impact on the earth. Luckily, they're also some of the easiest habits to change. Here are the first steps to going on an environmentally-friendly diet.

    Organic Potatoes in Luxembourg. Aender Schanck, the organic farmers president, is seen here in his supermarket holding a sack of organic potatoes. 03/25/2010 © Emma Stoner / Greenpeace

    If yo... Read more >

  • Food is life. And food is as precious and varied as life itself.

    Blogpost by Pat Cuonzo - 16 October, 2014 at 10:45 1 comment

    Today's hashtag #WFD2014 marks the day that the world dedicates to food and nutrition. We are celebrating World Food Day with Ida Frosk's Food Art.

    Celebrate Food Diversity

    Of course, it's easy to celebrate food and its variety if your plate is full…

    Just a few days ago t... Read more >

  • Greenpeace tracks down illegal timber for export

    Blogpost by Richard George - 15 October, 2014 at 19:15 3 comments

    Odani sawmill, located in Placas, Pará, linked with logging and processing of illegal timber. An investigation by Greenpeace used covert GPS locator beacons to monitor logging trucks. During the day, empty logging trucks travel deep into the rainforest and at night they travel from illegal logging camps to sawmills in Santarém, These sawmills regularly export timber to Europe, China and the United States. 3°28'21.36"S 54°24'33.05"W. 09/28/2014 © Lunae Parracho / Greenpeace

    My colleagues – and friends – in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous – but it helps us expose their crimes to the world.

    Greenpeace activists lived amongst the loggers near Santarém, monitor... Read more >

  • The Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza arrives in Hong Kong as part of the ongoing East Asian 'Save Our Oceans' ship tour. 10/17/2012 © Clement Tang / Greenpeace

    Seeing Greenpeace in the leading headline of Hong Kong's most prestigious financial newspaper is not something I am used to! But if you knew why, you would see how your support is bringing companies engaged in overfishing to their knees.

    It starts ... Read more >

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