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  • The giants who had no hearts in their bodies

    Blogpost by Suzanne Kroger - 27 April, 2015 at 4:00

    How some of palm oil's biggest players are actively working against reform.

    Fairy tales, like the Norwegian story The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body are meant to teach us that no good comes of greed, and that redemption is always possible for bul... Read more >

  • Chernobyl, 29 Years On: a race against time

    Blogpost by Kendra Ulrich - 26 April, 2015 at 10:26

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  • Children sit under solar panels at Bishunpur Tolla, Dharnai village. A solar-powered micro-grid is now supplying electricity to the village. 06/22/2014 © Vivek M. / Greenpeace

    Let's accept it. Climate change is a reality and current and future generations are up against the greatest challenge that humanity has ever faced. Yet some people believe that there is a trade-off between combating climate change and delivering dev... Read more >

  • From Bangladesh to the world: Who made my clothes?

    Blogpost by Yixiu Wu - 24 April, 2015 at 2:00 3 comments

    Two years ago today, one of the worst industrial incidents took place in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Over 1,000 people died and over 2,500 injured when Rana Plaza, a clothing factory supplying global fashion brands, collapsed.

    The tragedy is th... Read more >

  • How do systems get unstuck?

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 23 April, 2015 at 21:30 6 comments

    Human enterprise appears stuck, like an addict, in habitual behaviour. We have plenty of data alerting us to global heating, declining species, disappearing forests, and rising toxins in our ecosystems. Yet, after decades of efforts to reverse these t... Read more >

  • A huge day for my home land

    Blogpost by Tereapii - 23 April, 2015 at 13:23

    Tomorrow is a huge day for my country, the Cook Islands, where people are coming together to stop a type of fishing that catches way too many tuna.

    Purse seine fishing uses massive nets which catch everything in their path. They're bad for our marine... Read more >

  • Celebrating ecologically farmed food in Nairobi

    Blogpost by Taahir Chagan - 22 April, 2015 at 17:19

    On 25 April we will celebrate ecologically farmed food in all its splendour by hosting a fun food fair in the heart of Nairobi at Central Park.

    We will have an authentic Kenyan Cook-off contest, where the budding chefs will be challenged to only prep... Read more >

  • Pesticide Use in Spain. A worker without protective clothing only wearing a paper breathing protection sprays pesticides on vegetables in a greenhouse. 10/14/2005 © Greenpeace / Ángel Garcia

    Today is Earth Day, and approximately one month since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer, probably causes cancer.

    In the Netherlands, where I live, spring is approac... Read more >

  • Risky Business: Don't put your money in unsustainable fishing

    Blogpost by Nina Thuellen - 17 April, 2015 at 16:00 2 comments

    When we trust a bank with our savings and investments, we assume the bank will do only "good" with our hard-earned cash. Yet throughout Europe, and the world, major banks have ploughed massive amounts of money into unsustainable enterprises that are b... Read more >

  • Mexico 1 : New Zealand 0

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas - 14 April, 2015 at 17:30 1 comment

    No, that's not a football score, it's the score-card on how our countries are faring in the protection of two of the world's smallest and cutest marine mammals: Mexico's vaquita porpoise and New Zealand's Maui's dolphin.

    New Zealand and Mexico share ... Read more >

  • Military spending: $1.8 trillion spent on the WRONG things

    Blogpost by Jen Maman - 13 April, 2015 at 13:00 5 comments

    Spanish Naval ship. 11/15/2014 © Javier Barbancho / Greenpeace

    I watched a short documentary last week about a young boy in Uganda named Locheng, who dreams of learning how to read and write (watch it if you can, it's only 12 minutes but is very powerful). Primary school in his village costs the equivalent of $... Read more >

  • "If somebody not from your country commits a crime against somebody not from your country in another country, should the courts in your country have any jurisdiction over the issue?"

    With remarkable prescience, this question was posed by Shell's own ... Read more >

  • Copenhagen to Paris via Mahan

    Blogpost by Pushpinder - 7 April, 2015 at 17:00 2 comments

    I was in Delhi to witness the spectacular failure of climate COP in Copenhagen in December 2009. I was a small time organizer in the movement and we were running a climate camp in New Delhi. We did a protest outside the US embassy when we heard Obama ... Read more >

  • By the time you read this, I will be 40 meters up...

    Blogpost by Aliyah Field - 7 April, 2015 at 0:15 9 comments

    team preparing for climb

    By the time you read this, I will be somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, literally closer to satellites than land. And if you choose to join the six of us, these past few weeks and the ones still to come will have been worth it.

    If you de... Read more >

  • Early Wednesday morning the Pemex oil platform, Abkatun Alpha blew up off the West coast of the Yucatan peninsula. The explosion killed four people and sent 16 to the hospital. 300 people managed to escape the blazing wreckage. Three people are still ... Read more >

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