Making Waves

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  • Training for the North Pole Expedition in Fefor, Norway

    In just over two weeks I will be standing on the frozen Arctic ocean, preparing to ski to the North Pole. I'll be wearing four layers of fleece and a special hat that someone knitted for me. In my pockets I'll carry some almond chocolate, an iPod, a... Read more >

  • Apple reveals new progress in path to 100% renewable energy

    Blogpost by David Pomerantz - March 22, 2013 at 17:18

    Apple announces commitment to power data centers with 100% renewable energy.


    There’s more good news to report from the clean energy revolution that’s spreading like wildfire among the biggest technology companies in the world: Apple released an environmental report today showing that it has made real progress in its ... Read more >

  • World Water Day: 10 facts you ought to know

    Blogpost by Tianjie Ma - March 22, 2013 at 2:00 3 comments

    We live on a wet planet, and without that water we would not be able to survive. But in places like China where I live, industries such as textile facilities are pumping a nasty cocktail of toxic chemicals into our water – you only need to see the pho... Read more >

  • The global tuna industry is increasingly an industry divided

    Blogpost by Oliver Knowles - March 21, 2013 at 12:18

    No Fish, No Future

    The recent news from Australia that Aldi, the last of the major companies in that market holding out against introducing sustainable tuna, has now decided to join the growing band of progressive companies delivering sustainable tuna to their consume... Read more >

  • Every day is forest day at Greenpeace

    Blogpost by Paulo Adario, UN Forests Hero, Campaigner - March 21, 2013 at 11:40 4 comments

    Today I will celebrate. And my friends and colleagues in the Greenpeace Forest campaign will too. But this is nothing different for us. We do this every day. But maybe, just maybe, the focus that a day like today brings may help our work to protect th... Read more >

  • Originally posted by Think Progress 

    Amid all the news about coal and pollution problems in China you might have missed this one: According to new statistics from the China Electricity Council, China’s wind power production actually increased more th...

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  • Coming together to stop nuclear weapons

    Blogpost by Jen Maman - March 20, 2013 at 13:20

    Earlier this month, more then 130 governments, UN agencies and the global Red Cross Movement met in Oslo at the invitation of the Norwegian government, to discuss the humanitarian, environmental and developmental consequences of nuclear explosions.

    K... Read more >

  • No truer words were said than US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar when he bluntly pointed out on Thursday that Shell "screwed up in 2012" during its chaotic attempt to drill for Arctic oil.

    In a damning assessment of Shell's embarrassingly inept operat... Read more >

  • UN report: human progress may be reversed by climate change

    Blogpost by Susan Cavanagh - March 15, 2013 at 16:17 6 comments

    When it comes to political action on climate change, it’s the richest nations in the North that demand developing nations also act, which seems fair at first glance.

    But it’s the rich nations of the North that reaped the benefits of industrialisation... Read more >

  • Today was a day to celebrate as CITES, the convention regulating the international trade of wild plants and animals, finally restricted the trade in key shark species and took steps to curb illegal logging.

    Although you often hear talk that global en... Read more >

  • Overfishing has no place in any of our oceans

    Blogpost by Ahmed Diamé - March 14, 2013 at 15:54 4 comments

    Today, fishing communities in the Netherlands and West Africa had their eyes set on Australia and the Abel Tasman “monster boat” – a ship more than twice the size of any fishing vessel to have ever fished in Australian waters.

    Barred to operate in ... Read more >

  • Fishing for answers from Dongwon

    Blogpost by Sari Tolvanen - March 13, 2013 at 17:08

    We know that the industrial fishing industry can often skirt the law in search of profits. In my decade of campaigning to rescue our oceans, I have seen dozens of ships fishing illegally, seen fish hidden in the inner bowels of fishing boats and wit... Read more >

  • If Kumi will...will you?

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - March 13, 2013 at 16:41

    This year’s Earth Hour on March 23 is no ordinary Earth Hour. Climate change is being felt around the world - ravaging communities, destroying lives and livelihoods. We are running out of time, but we can still fix this.

    Energy efficiency is half o... Read more >

  • Necessary Extinction

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - March 13, 2013 at 11:19

    As published in IPS on March 11, 2013. When the environment changes, smart creatures adapt. And, in the face of a changing climate and changing economics smart people are backing green energy. In 2011 almost a third of new electricity came from renewa... Read more >

  • Gucci “bag” a new kind of eco-luxury

    Blogpost by Chiara Campione - March 13, 2013 at 10:56

    Every time I meet someone and let them know that I work for Greenpeace they usually picture me with a helmet on my head, hanging from a rope or under the pressure of a water hydrant in the middle of the ocean. And every time I arrange a meeting with... Read more >

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