Making Waves

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  • A whale of a time

    Blogpost by John Frizell - 13 July, 2013 at 15:00 1 comment

    Last week was a good week for the fin whales of the North Atlantic, a week that has been three years in the making.

    In April 2010, we learned that a ship from Iceland had unloaded 7 containers of whale meat in Rotterdam for transport to Japan on a la... Read more >

  • Chipping away at the fin whale trade

    Blogpost by Arin de Hoog - 11 July, 2013 at 17:44 9 comments

    Somewhere between Iceland and Japan, the fin whale got a little bit safer. The 27 metre long mammal is the second largest in the world. It ranges across the globe and can be found less and less in all the major oceans. It's a beautiful creature, sle... Read more >

  • Best opportunity for the creation of world’s largest marine reserves

    Blogpost by Richard Page - 11 July, 2013 at 15:45

    Adelie Penguin in Antarctica. © Mike Midgley / Greenpeace

    Once again I am attending a meeting of the strangely named CCAMLR (the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources), the organisation responsible for looking after the icy waters that surround Antarctica.

    But this meeting i... Read more >

  • Whale meat shipment successfully blocked

    Blogpost by Andrew - 10 July, 2013 at 21:36 6 comments

    This morning, Greenpeace Germany activists boarded a ship docked in Hamburg, and prevented it from leaving with a cargo of meat from endangered fin whales.

    Fin Whale Meat Loading Protest in Hamburg. © Daniel Mueller / Greenpeace

    Germany doesn't hunt whales of course. Like almost every country in the world, the German go... Read more >

  • 130 metres high in Busan, South Korea

    Blogpost by Jun Kwon Song - 10 July, 2013 at 15:51

    Jun Kwon Song takes a drink on the Gwangan Bridge. © Alex Hofford / Greenpeace

    Today is my second day, 130 metres in the air, on the Gwangan Bridge in Busan, South Korea. This bridge is the symbol of Busan and I'm here with a simple message to the people of Busan: You are living in a danger zone.

    The other thing I'm doing is ... Read more >

  • Where did all the fun go?

    Blogpost by Hugh Mouser - 8 July, 2013 at 11:00

    I grew up on a diet of TV shows like Knight Rider and The A Team. I saw Ferrari and McLaren produce faster cars as time went by. I admired how the car industry kept on trying to improve.

    But it seems like some carmakers have lost the fun of innovatio... Read more >

  • Is Asia Pulp & Paper delivering on its zero deforestation commitment?

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - 5 July, 2013 at 10:31 3 comments

    Forest land clearing in the Kerumutan area in Riau.  © Kemal Jufri / Greenpeace

    In February this year, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) released its new Forest Conservation Policy, which included an immediate end to the clearance of rainforests throughout its supply chain in Indonesia. This move followed years of campaigning by a wide a... Read more >

  • Global deforestation – Europe faces up to its dirty secret

    Blogpost by Sebastien Risso - 3 July, 2013 at 16:42

    Have you ever wondered what the impact of one chocolate bar is? Or a tank-full of petrol? Or that hamburger you had for lunch? No, I don't mean in calories; I am talking about impacts of a planet-wide nature. What we eat, the fuel we use and the produ... Read more >

  • The lengths illegal wood will travel

    Blogpost by Danielle Van Oijen - 2 July, 2013 at 17:25 1 comment

    Look around and check if you see any wood surfacing. It might be a cupboard in your kitchen, your chair, or the desk you are reading this on. Then chances are you see tropical veneer.

    There is also a chance that the wood for that veneer has been sour... Read more >

  • I was in Gezi to call for the End of Coal

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 1 July, 2013 at 23:42

    On Saturday, in Istanbul, I marched with 500 young people from 134 countries and several thousand people from Turkey, for the right to live in a healthy environment: to demand the End of the Age of Coal.

    In the wake of the Gezi Park protests, this wa... Read more >

  • Exported: Chinese herbs laced with toxic pesticides

    Blogpost by Eric Darier - 1 July, 2013 at 16:15 11 comments

    Pesticides on Cinese herbs

    Although widely known since 2009 as the world's largest exporter, a new Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed that China is also exporting traditional Chinese herbs laced with a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues.

    Following a report las... Read more >

  • Gezi park: equal rights, justice, the environment and a better future

    Blogpost by Pinar Aksogan - 28 June, 2013 at 17:30

    Protest in Taksim Gezi Park in Istanbul. 06/02/2013

    From Egypt to Spain, to Turkey to Brazil, people are demanding equal rights, justice, democracy and a better future. Maybe we all have different demands but we inspire the world and solidarity brings strength.

    Here in Istanbul, in Gezi, we hear the... Read more >

  • Whales in the courtroom

    Blogpost by John Frizell - 28 June, 2013 at 14:23 2 comments

    The courtroom at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in the Netherlands is a long way from the Antarctic. It is a beautiful room with enormous stained glass windows, twelve feet up from the floor, but this is where the future of the Antarc... Read more >

  • #SGHAZE shows why RSPO is not enough

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - 28 June, 2013 at 8:27

    Forest Fires in Sumatra © Ulet  Ifansasti / Greenpeace

    The forest fires that have set Sumatra ablaze and engulfed the region with record-breaking air pollution remind us that forest destruction is very real. It’s a problem with global effects and demands global solutions. That is why Greenpeace is remin... Read more >

  • Working together for a stronger FSC

    Blogpost by Judy Rodrigues - 26 June, 2013 at 11:44 1 comment

    The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was created in 1993 to allow companies and the public to identify products coming from responsibly managed forests. Two decades later, the FSC remains the only credible forest management certification system, but i... Read more >

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