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  • Greenpeace Canada podcast from the Arctic

    Blogpost by Mary Ambrose - 30 December, 2013 at 13:21

    You may dread holiday travel. But sitting on a stuffy bus for a few hours or trudging through mucky icy streets is nothing compared to trekking to the North Pole. And there is no warm welcome at the end, no hot chocolate, no blazing hearth.

    North Pole expedition team members (from left to right) Adam Shore, Ezra Miller, Josefina Skerk, Kiera Kolson, and Sol Guy see the glass time capsule, for the first time. The capsule contains 2.7 million names of supporters who wish to protect the Arctic. They plan to lower the capsule and a 'flag for the future' to the seabed beneath the North Pole.04/04/2013

    But tha... Read more >

  • Jenni Barrett: For the whales

    Blogpost by Jenni Barrett - 22 December, 2013 at 8:00

    In 2007 I took a trip to the Arctic Circle to photograph killer whales. The setting in the Norwegian fjords was incredibly beautiful and I found myself profoundly moved after coming eye-to-eye with one of these magnificent creatures.

    Jenni Barrett meets a whale

    It was just da... Read more >

  • The value of ancient forests

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 20 December, 2013 at 6:34

    I live in a forest, and know that I am fortunate. I watch flicker and siskin in the cedars. I hear thrush and vireo in the veiled vastness. Cutthroat trout inhabit the lake, wolves howl on winter nights, and raccoons venture out with their families fo... Read more >

  • Brazilian slaughterhouses take step in the right direction

    Blogpost by Richard George - 17 December, 2013 at 19:27

    Livestock Farm in Brazil. 04/07/2009 © Ricardo Funari / Lineair / Greenpeace

    The three biggest slaughterhouses in Brazil have taken one more step towards ending the cattle sector’s involvement in deforestation in the Amazon - and with deforestation on the rise, that can’t come soon enough.

    Four years ago, JBS, Marfrig and M... Read more >

  • Can deforestation affect global weather patterns?

    Blogpost by Dr. Janet Cotter - 17 December, 2013 at 6:45

    Danau Sentarum National Park, Borneo Overview of Sentarum Lake. GPS co-ordinates: N 000° 50' 28.00' E 112° 01' 54.00' 07/06/2010 © Ardiles Rante / Greenpeace

    Forests, like other ecosystems, provide ‘ecosystem services’. These are services people need (such as pollination and flood control) and use, but often don’t realise we depend on. They provide us with essential services like the uptake and storage o... Read more >

  • Africa's primates under threat from palm oil expansion

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa - 16 December, 2013 at 14:22

    Rumours that the Cameroonian government was on the verge of signing a land lease agreement with Herakles Farms have been swirling for over a year. In November these fears were realised as the government announced that the land lease had finally been s... Read more >

  • FSC suspends three of Resolute's certificates

    Blogpost by Grant Rosoman - 12 December, 2013 at 17:32

    The pristine Montagnes Blanches forest is one of the few remaining intact forest landscapes (IFLs) in Quebec’s forest management zone, and provides critical habitat for the threatened woodland caribou. 09/21/2011 © Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace

    The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was created in 1993 to allow companies and the public to identify products coming from responsibly managed forests. In order to protect the world’s last remaining intact forests, consumers and companies who want ...

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  • Chemistry for any weather

    Blogpost by Ieva Vilimaviciute - 12 December, 2013 at 16:28

    Greenpeace Germany Detox Report "Chemie fuer Gipfelstuermer" on outdoor Jackets and gloves. 10/28/2013 © Thomas Einberger / Greenpeace

    Here in Europe, winter has well and truly arrived and the cold is setting in. This is the one time of the year when even the most hardenned fashionistas put comfort before style - digging out those thick gloves and warm winter jackets to fight off t... Read more >

  • There are no trees in the Arctic

    Blogpost by Sebastian Bock - 10 December, 2013 at 17:08

    Well, some people will say, there certainly are trees in the Arctic region. So maybe the title should say that there are no trees at the North Pole. But what have trees to do with Greenpeace’s campaign to stop reckless drilling for oil in the Arctic a... Read more >

  • You did it! Palm oil giant commits to No Deforestation

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - 6 December, 2013 at 18:06

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    Wilmar International - the world's biggest palm oil company - has committed to a No Deforestation Policy.

    To put this into perspective, palm oil is the single biggest cause of deforestation in Indonesia and a growing threat in places like Africa. W...

  • "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."
    – Nelson Mandela speaking at the 90th birthday celebration of Walter Sis... Read more >

  • Enough is enough; we need to reclaim our seas and fisheries now

    Blogpost by Duncan Williams - 3 December, 2013 at 12:00

    Greenpeace activists unfold a banner next to a cluster of foreign longline fishing vessels at a harbour in the Pacific reading “Fewer boats more fish WCPFC Act Now!” urging the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to act with urgency to save the fate of Pacific tuna and those who depend on it. ©James Alcock/Greenpeace

    The Western and Central Pacific is the world's largest tuna fishery, with millions of people depending on it for food and their livelihoods. It is also an economic lifeline for many of our region's small island states. But there is trouble in paradi... Read more >

  • Greenpeace arrests show attempts to silence environmentalists continue

    Blogpost by David Suzuki - 2 December, 2013 at 15:00

    Early November marked the 18th anniversary of the tragic murder of outspoken writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight colleagues by the Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa and the others had waged a long campaign to stop multinational oil ... Read more >

  • Getting the Arctic 30 home

    Blogpost by Aaron Gray-Block - 2 December, 2013 at 11:10 9 comments

    Australian activist Colin Russell has finally been released from a St. Petersburg detention center, the last of the Arctic 30 detainees to be freed on bail after the seizure of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise more than two months ago.... Read more >

  • Forbidden Pictures: Dima's Story

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 26 November, 2013 at 10:36 16 comments

    Dima Sharomov. © Igor Podgorny / Greenpeace

    It's dark in Murmansk. A railway security guard yawns, his breath visible in the frigid air, and waves through one of the workers arriving for the early morning shift. He barely glances at him.

    Had the guard looked closer, he might have noticed tha... Read more >

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