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  • Brazilian Government uses one day of year to cover shame of all others

    Blogpost by Daniela Montalto - 5 June, 2013 at 23:00 7 comments

    Amazon rainforest near the BR163 Highway in Brazil

    Today is World Environment Day and the Government of Brazil celebrated by dancing to an old tune.

    In a press conference held today in Brasilia, the government rereleased old Amazon deforestation figures and late plans to fight climate change i... Read more >

  • Russian Komi Indigenous community members clean up oil spilled in the Kolva River in the Komi Republic in Northern Russia.

    On May 26, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi Indigenous land in Northern Russia. For a week now the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture company of VietP... Read more >

  • Home at last in Istanbul

    Blogpost by Jen Maman - 4 June, 2013 at 11:52 7 comments

    Gezi Park Protest

    I have been living in Istanbul, in Taksim, for the last year and a half. This weekend I felt at home here for the first time. Against the tense backdrop and amidst the clouds of tear gas people are being exceptionally kind.

    A woman in the street ap... Read more >

  • Missing a clear road map: thoughts on 'A new global partnership'

    Blogpost by Patricia Lerner - 3 June, 2013 at 14:03

    I was at the Vienna Energy Forum when the long awaited High Level Panel Report (HLP) on the Post-2015 development agenda was released. In Vienna, one of the sessions was on "Energy in the Post-2015 Agenda" and was moderated by Nisha Pillai of the BBC.... Read more >

  • The last tree or the final straw?

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 1 June, 2013 at 21:41

    Our office in Istanbul has been under siege. It is in the heart Taksim, an area in which a brutal police clampdown has been trying to end the peaceful protest over the planned destruction of the small, and historic, Gezi Park by Taksim Square. The pro... Read more >

  • Defending Indonesia’s seas and fishermen's livelihoods

    Blogpost by Sari Tolvanen - 31 May, 2013 at 17:00

    This month has seen a myriad of oceans activities in Indonesia - Greenpeace’s newest campaign to defend our oceans. Our flagship the Rainbow Warrior has been documenting underwater life and fishing activities in the Banda sea as part of our Southeast ... Read more >

  • When will governments learn that GE crops are uncontrollable?

    Blogpost by Janet Cotter - 31 May, 2013 at 14:41 1 comment

    Shockwaves are being felt across the world's wheat markets following the first-ever discovery of unauthorised genetically engineered wheat growing on a US farm – a development that gives further proof that GE crops cannot be controlled.

    The discovery... Read more >

  • Turtle Recall (World Turtle Day)

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - 23 May, 2013 at 10:27 7 comments

    Leatherback Turtle in West Papua

    Every day is Turtle Day when you're an ocean campaigner…

    When I heard it was World Turtle Day, I hatched a plan. I know that to an international audience 'turtle' covers a multitude of reptile species, but rather than getting all Queens' English-y ... Read more >

  • Herakles' Cameroon palm oil project halted

    Blogpost by Laila Williams - 22 May, 2013 at 16:04 15 comments

    Misrepresentations of Herakles Palm Oil Project

    Bruce Wrobel, the chief executive of Herakles Farms, claims his company’s efforts to flatten a chunk of Cameroon’s dense rainforest to develop a palm oil plantation are borne of a desire to address a "dire humanitarian need".

    Yet this week Herakles... Read more >

  • Our second ship tour of the Indian Ocean as part of the campaign for sustainable tuna fisheries ended last week. Combined with last year's tour, Greenpeace has been patrolling the region for illegal and unsustainable fishing practices for five out of ... Read more >

  • International Biodiversity Day in photos

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - 22 May, 2013 at 6:41 3 comments

    Whale Sharks in Cenderawasih Bay © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace Read more >

    On this International Day for Biological Diversity, we want to show you stunning images from one of the world’s richest places in biodiversity: Indonesia. From whale sharks, to abundant coral reefs and forests teeming with life, the Greenpeace ...
  • Danzer feels the bite as the FSC show its teeth

    Blogpost by Danielle van Oijen - 21 May, 2013 at 14:00 1 comment

    Conflict Timber Action in Caen Port

    To the layperson the world of forest certification is often a technical one that does not seem to operate at what could be called a breakneck pace. However, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has this week reached a landmark decision that fits the... Read more >

  • Time for civil disobedience

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 17 May, 2013 at 21:21 1 comment

    The tradition of civil disobedience is being reignited. The need is growing and the call to action is becoming impossible to ignore! Non-violent direct action can help re-establish a balance where our rights have been overtaken by the self interest of... Read more >

  • 16 May 2013

    "Thank you SBY for the forests moratorium". Local community members in Manokwari, West Papua, welcome the Rainbow Warrior during its tour of Indonesia. © Greenpeace / Paul Hilton


    I have been fielding calls non-stop over the last couple of days, because as you may have noticed, there has been widespread coverage lately (see here, here and here) on the Indonesian government’s extension of its forest moratorium.

    It’s g... Read more >

  • I Love Arctic meets Arctic Council

    Blogpost by Markus Power - 16 May, 2013 at 14:00 4 comments

    The air was abuzz this morning in Kiruna. As delegates and press were mingling in the breakfast hall, Foreign Ministers were entering their policed motorcades and a group of Greenpeace volunteers was making final preparations to greet the decision mak... Read more >

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