Making Waves

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  • A few weeks ago the first ever human rights legal action seeking the accountability of the 50 big polluters was launched. Filed by Filipino typhoon survivors and several environmental organisations, it demands that the Philippines Human Rights Commiss... Read more >

  • Endocrine disruptors and human health

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 6 November, 2015 at 16:00

    A friend of mine worked in the petroleum industry for much of her professional career, now consults on ecological business practices, and in the year 2000 found herself in a conversation with the Global Head of Shell Chemicals. They discussed the ri... Read more >

  • Detox Outdoor, let's build the campaign together!

    Blogpost by Edyta Sitko - 5 November, 2015 at 8:00 1 comment

    People are at the heart of Greenpeace, and this couldn't be more true for the Detox Outdoor campaign.

    Protecting nature and providing a toxic-free environment is all of our goal, and it especially should be for the companies that rely on pristine nat... Read more >

  • Supply Chained: Human rights abuse in the global tuna industry

    Blogpost by Tara Buakamsri - 4 November, 2015 at 20:47

    21-year-old worker forced to work on a fishing boat with no way to return to his homeland. 26 Sep, 2015 © Ardiles Rante / Greenpeace

    If you are a tuna lover, chances are good that someone who was forced to work for meagre pay — perhaps even under threat of violence — is behind your tuna curry or teriyaki.

    Human rights abuses in the tuna industry are serious and require urgent at... Read more >

  • Less meat, better for everyone

    Blogpost by Elena Danali - 4 November, 2015 at 11:20 2 comments

    The recent announcement from the World Health Organisation (WHO) which classified processed meat as a carcinogenic and red meat as "probably carcinogenic" (similar to Glyphosate in Roundup) shows that the amount and the frequency that we eat meat toda... Read more >

  • How we're going to stop ExxonMobil's lies

    Blogpost by Annie Leonard - 3 November, 2015 at 12:00

    Action at Exxon Mobil HQ in the US. 27 May, 2003 © Robert Visser / Greenpeace

    I'm still trying to process recent revelations in the LA Times and the Pulitzer winning Inside Climate News about the extent to which ExxonMobil has worked to deny climate change. It knew about the threat of a planet warmed by burning fossil fuels a... Read more >

  • 4 ways to STOP Indonesia's forest fires

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - 2 November, 2015 at 12:40 8 comments

    A brief spell of rainfall in Indonesia has minimised the number of fire hotspots that have been broadcasting toxic smoke across the country...for now. Here are four ways to #StoptheHaze…once and for all.

    13-year old sister holds her 7-month old brother who is suffering from a respiratory tract infection13-yr old sister holds her 7-mth old brother w... Read more >

  • Saving the last Japanese dugongs

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas - 30 October, 2015 at 10:50 3 comments

    The home of the last few Japanese dugongs is about to be landfilled to make way for two airstrips - part of the expansion of a US military base on the island of Okinawa. But a movement nearly 18 years old is standing up to say NO. That’s why our ship ...

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  • Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

    Blogpost by Aaron Gray-Block - 30 October, 2015 at 7:30

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  • Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

    Blogpost by Aaron Gray-Block - 30 October, 2015 at 7:30 3 comments

    This year's El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico's record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started.

    Hurricane Patricia Bears Down on Mexico's Pacific CoastHurricane Patri... Read more >

  • This week – from San Diego to Bangkok – activists sent a clear message to tuna industry giant Thai Union Group: it is time for just and sustainable tuna.

    Thai Union Group is the largest canned tuna company in the world – owning Chicken of the Sea i... Read more >

  • And the "winners" are…

    Blogpost by Mirjam Kopp - 29 October, 2015 at 9:00

    We asked you which outdoor clothes and kit to test for dangerous chemicals (PFCs). Votes poured in for cherished brands such as Columbia, Patagonia, Jack Wolfskin, Mamut and Haglöfs, with The North Face topping the charts.

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    In just two weeks, more t... Read more >

  • "I'm tired of being made sick by this smoke"

    Blogpost by Rahmi Carolina - 28 October, 2015 at 6:05 1 comment

    22 year old Indonesian student, Rahmi Carolina has spent her entire life living with the haze. Each year, as the fires rage and grow more intense, so does she. So she's using social media and doing something about it. Read more >

    Elementary school students under a heavy haze at Sei Ahass village in Kapuas district, Central Kalimantan province on Borneo Island, IndonesiaElementary students under a heav...

  • In just two months, fire has consumed over 45 percent of the Amazon rainforest in the Arariboia Indigenous Land – an area of protected forest that is home to thousands of people. And despite their efforts, the fire continues to rage out of control.

    W... Read more >

  • Victories in Mexico for healthy food

    Blogpost by Aleira Lara - 23 October, 2015 at 22:00

    Let me share some good news! So far 2015 has been a promising year for our campaign for healthy food in Mexico. This doesn't mean that everything related to food and agriculture is now perfect in Mexico… far from it! However, I am now even more convin... Read more >

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