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  • Thousands gathering today to spell out I LOVE ARCTIC

    Blogpost by Markus Power, Volunteer Coordinator - April 20, 2013 at 8:12

    Over 100 school children create an I LOVE ARCTIC human banner in Warsaw

    It was the 5th of October last year when more than 20 of my colleagues and I met in Paris. We are all Volunteer Coordinators here at Greenpeace, and the question that took us to France on that day was "How can we take our demands for Arctic protecti... Read more >

  • 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 their lives.

    Today, Brazil celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day. However, on a day that is supposed to celebrate their ancestors, culture and stories, many of Indigenous Peoples are instead fighting for their lands and their rights.

    According to a survey by C... Read more >

  • Why development does not have to be destruction in Cameroon

    Blogpost by Irène Wabiwa - April 19, 2013 at 12:01

    As an African working for Greenpeace, I am often questioned when I speak out against the industrial exploitation of our continent’s natural resources, that is disguised as “development”.

    The truth is that all too often, this actually creates huge pro... Read more >

  • Brazilian slaughterhouses sued for Amazon destruction

    Blogpost by Rômulo Batista - April 18, 2013 at 17:22

    Cattle ranch located in Figueirópolis d'Oeste, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.


    Life is about to get a whole lot harder for the slaughterhouses in Brazil who are still tied to a business model based on forest destruction and violation of indigenous and labor rights.

    IBAMA, the Ministry of Labor, the Federal Public Mini... Read more >

  • Ending the overfishing crisis

    Blogpost by Aaron Gray-Block - April 18, 2013 at 15:58 3 comments

    Less than six months after sailing through the Indian Ocean last year, Greenpeace has returned to the region to help end overfishing and create sustainable tuna fisheries that bring real economic benefits to coastal communities.

    The Greenpeace ship E... Read more >

  • As published in The Guardian on the 18th of April 2013.

    Last year $1.75tn was spent on the world's military, according to new estimates released this Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Institute (SIPRI). Seems like a lot? Let me put this int... Read more >

  • Photos: Save the Arctic Movement Reaches the North Pole

    Blogpost by Jess Wilson - April 18, 2013 at 0:39 5 comments

    Team Aurora has returned from the North Pole and is warming up in Svalbard. It's the perfect time to look back on their journey and celebrate what our movement has accomplished: bringing together nearly three million people who want to sav... Read more >

  • In the big picture, renewable energy is doing pretty well. It’s our continued addiction to dirty energy that is the problem, and lack of interest towards energy efficiency. This can be concluded from the many reports published today, on the first day ... Read more >

  • A Toxic Fairytale

    Blogpost by Ashov Birry - April 17, 2013 at 8:00 8 comments

    Let me tell you a story of a polluted paradise.

    We used to call it 'Parahyangan' or the place where the Gods and Goddesses resided. The river that passes through it stretches 270 km from the Wayang Mountain to the Java Sea, giving life along its cour... Read more >

  • UglyFood: the other truth about chemical fertilisers in China

    Blogpost by Alessandro Saccoccio - April 16, 2013 at 11:07 2 comments

    ugly side of food graphic

    We recently blogged about a Greenpeace East Asia investigation which uncovered the ‘ugly side of food’, and exposed a phosphate fertilizers manufacturing scandal in Sichuan, China. We also sadly witnessed how chemical fertilizers manufacturing, esse... Read more >

  • On top of the world, a ceremony for millions

    Blogpost by Jess Wilson - April 15, 2013 at 12:57 4 comments

    The four youth ambassadors lower the pod to the seabed at the North Pole

    Something incredible happened yesterday.

    Our four young explorers on a mission with Greenpeace have planted a flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, at the same spot where a submarine planted a Russian flag claiming the Arctic for Moscow.

    Afte... Read more >

  • The Icy Arctic Treadmill

    Blogpost by Eric Phillips, Polar Guide for Team Aurora - April 13, 2013 at 17:29 1 comment

    Final stretch #2thePole

    This week, the phenomenal team here has been learning first hand what I’ve been discovering more and more since first coming here 12 years ago: that the frozen North is an unpredictable, uncontrollable, unforgiving place.

    The North Pole is a mathem... Read more >

  • Arctic Protection Demands Political Leadership

    Blogpost by Sune Scheller - April 12, 2013 at 16:54

    Greenpeace’s Team Aurora is currently on its way to the North Pole, where they will plant a ‘flag for the future’ on the Arctic seabed alongside almost three million signatures from people demanding that the Arctic is protected from oil drilling and... Read more >

  • APRIL, you can’t fool everyone

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - April 12, 2013 at 14:41 1 comment

    Some companies just don’t get the hint.  You might claim to be sustainable, you might boast of your membership to corporate sustainability groups, and you might bandy around the United Nations to shore up your “green” credentials.

    But the fact is, if... Read more >

  • When is inevitable not inevitable?

    Blogpost by Charlie Kronick - April 12, 2013 at 13:08 2 comments

    Hidden Consequences by Martin De Pasquale

    The end of 2012 and first months of 2013 have seen a remarkable change in the fight to protect the Arctic from risky and dangerous oil exploration.    Three oil “majors” –  Total, Statoil and Conoco-Phillips - have withdrawn from drilling projects i...

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