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  • In Pod We Trust

    Blogpost by Jess Wilson - April 7, 2013 at 14:02 11 comments

    Team around pod

    Every couple of months, something bizarre happens at work that convinces me I must have one of the strangest jobs on the planet.

    And these moments often come in the form of a question.

    Questions like, “Did One Direction’s tweet just break our webs... Read more >

  • The Making of an Arctic Time Capsule

    Blogpost by Jess Wilson - April 7, 2013 at 13:41 2 comments

    The Frame: The capsule’s frame is made of titanium, a very long-lasting, inert material. All the bolts and nuts are made from titanium as well. Inscribed on the inert titanium ring that encircles the capsule are the words: Project Aurora 2013 | Save t... Read more >

  • The Stars Align Over the North Pole

    Blogpost by Josefina Skerk - April 7, 2013 at 12:26 4 comments

    Today is the day we have been all been waiting for, and we have some exciting news to share with you. When we planned this expedition, our ambition was big already — to ski to the North Pole to lower a special pod and a flag for the future to the seab... Read more >

  • Team Aurora rides North

    Blogpost by Anna Jones - April 5, 2013 at 15:41 2 comments

    Anna Jones is a Greenpeace campaigner from the UK, and the project leader of the North Pole Expedition. She sent us this message today from Svalbard, midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole.

    I've just said goodbye to Team Aurora at Svalbard... Read more >

  • Death from the stack

    Blogpost by Lauri Myllyvirta - April 5, 2013 at 15:32

    The coal industry has a dirty secret: it is killing people. This week Greenpeace Germany released a report, "Death from the stack", revealing that the country's coal-fired power plants caused an estimated 3,100 deaths in 2010 - almost as many as died ... Read more >

  • Help knock out car CO2 for good

    Blogpost by Hugh Mouser - April 5, 2013 at 13:45 1 comment

    European leaders are discussing whether we should make our cars more efficient. Right now the cars we drive in the EU are stuck in the past. Their thirst for oil is fuelling a dangerous rush to drill in fragile places, such as the Arctic.

    To help e... Read more >

  • Deforestation takes flight again in the Amazon

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - April 4, 2013 at 14:27 5 comments

    Last week, as some of us were heading off for the long holiday weekend (Easter is a holiday here in Brazil), the Brazilian government was quietly releasing deforestation trends showing an increase in deforestation for the first time in five years.

    Th... Read more >

  • The Great Bear Rainforest: Weaving a Rich Tapestry of Solutions

    Blogpost by Eduardo Sousa - April 4, 2013 at 14:15

    This amazing planet of ours has so many special places of great natural beauty, especially those enmeshed within a web of ecological relationships. I have been privileged to work in one such place of beauty and power: the Great Bear Rainforest. When I... Read more >

  • Warming up for the North Pole, keeping a promise we made

    Blogpost by Iris Andrews - April 3, 2013 at 11:01 1 comment

    Last June, as we launched our campaign to save the Arctic, we made a promise. We promised that if a million joined our movement, we would take their names to the North Pole and plant them on the seabed 4km beneath the ice as statement of our joint com... Read more >

  • Ugly food: the truth behind chemical fertilisers in China

    Blogpost by Alessandro Saccoccio - April 2, 2013 at 11:00 4 comments

    ugly side of food graphic

    When thinking about food the first image that comes to our mind might be the so-called 'food porn' photography that the marketing industry relies upon when advertising food products. But there is also an ugly side of food the industry is not willing... Read more >

  • Catwalk design heading to the North Pole

    Blogpost by Vivienne Westwood - March 28, 2013 at 16:59 4 comments

    I really am delighted to support the Save the Arctic campaign. I am incredibly proud of the design that we came up with — and we launched a new T-shirt as part of the collection at Paris fashion week. We superimposed the image on a polka-dotted T-sh... Read more >

  • 'Monsanto Protection Act' adopted in the US

    Blogpost by Eric Darier - March 28, 2013 at 16:24 21 comments

    ID: GP0VTL GE Crop Circle Action Against GM Corn (Philippines: 2006)

    Imagine a democratic government adopting a legislation that would instruct its own Agriculture Department "to ignore any judicial rulings that block the planting of crops that the court determines to be illegal"(according to Senator Jon Tester from ... Read more >

  • The Scottish Court of Session has denied Cairn Energy (the wildcat oil firm that spent over US $1 billion failing to find oil off the coast of Greenland) a permanent injunction against Greenpeace International following a peaceful protest by Greenpeac... Read more >
  • In early 2011, Tunisia’s President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown and the popular uprising in Tunisia was followed shortly by a wave of revolutions in several Arab countries – proving to us all that another world is within our reach.

    The expl... Read more >

  • Happy birthday, Greenfreeze!

    Blogpost by Paula Tejon Carbajal - March 25, 2013 at 13:33 2 comments

    Do you have a fridge at home? Then, unless you live in North America, you probably have a Greenfreeze. And what is that? A fridge that uses a revolutionary technology that Greenpeace created two decades ago. And to celebrate its 20th birthday this mon... Read more >

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