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  • How are you celebrating World Penguin Day?

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - oceans campaigner - 25 April, 2013 at 11:30 5 comments

    It’s World Penguin Day today, and a fine excuse to celebrate the majesty and silliness of fine-flippered friends. In that spirit, I thought it would be good to pull together some fun facts about penguins. Some are fun, some are facts, and some are bot... Read more >

  • A Gap between your Words and the Truth

    Blogpost by Ashov Birry - 25 April, 2013 at 8:00 8 comments

    Last week Greenpeace International released the results of an investigation, which revealed that Gap Inc. (the company behind global brands including Banana Republic, Old Navy and its namesake Gap) is in business with a polluting supplier in Indonesia... Read more >

  • How rogue palm oil producers are getting away with forest destruction

    Blogpost by Wirendro Sumargo - 25 April, 2013 at 6:30 8 comments

    15 September 2011

    Forest Clearance for Palm Oil in Riau © Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace

    It always amazes me how the actions – or rather inaction – of high-level meetings in far-off cities can so seriously impact forests in my own country.

    Today, an organisation with the declared aim of ensuring environmentally responsible palm oi... Read more >

  • Sarah Burton at the 18th Annual Commonwealth Law Conference in South Africa. ©Greenpeace

    As my friend and colleague Brian Fitzgerald said, when he saw this picture: "Compelling topic, influential audience, tiny speaker, gigantic presentation, jumbrotron projection: what's not to blog about?"

    It's been a long time since I practiced... Read more >

  • Rooftop solar heating in Israel
    © Sonja Stark / flickr / CC-BY-SA-2.0

    For the first time, we have released an edition of the Energy [R]evolution scenario for Israel that shows how it can move from a marginal player in renewable energy to a more important one. We promoted the scenar... Read more >

  • Telling the Arctic Truth

    Blogpost by Ben Ayliffe - 24 April, 2013 at 10:20 1 comment

    ArcticTruth.org website homepage

    “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” — Oscar Wilde

    With so much at stake in the Arctic, and so much mind-boggling corporate ineptitude at play in places like Alaska, Greenpeace Int... Read more >

  • Australian coal exports are not needed: Greenpeace steps in to halt coal

    Blogpost by Georgina Woods - 24 April, 2013 at 8:27 1 comment

    The the bulk carrier, MV Meister, exporting coal from Australia. © Greenpeace

     

    Greenpeace has campaigned against the expansion of coal exports from Queensland, through the Great Barrier Reef, using every legitimate means we can to stop them going ahead.

    We’ve made detailed submissions, we’ve triggered Departmental inq... Read more >

  • Bees in decline: how long will Syngenta deny science?

    Blogpost by Marianne Kuenzle - 23 April, 2013 at 15:07 1 comment

    Honeybees Mortality in the NetherlandsToday, six days before the key EU vote to ban bee-killer pesticides, Greenpeace is attending the annual general meeting (AGM) of Syngenta in Basel, Switzerland, in order to alert shareholders to the company’s role in the global decline in bee populati... Read more >

  • To The Arctic Council With Love

    Blogpost by Markus Power, Volunteer Coordinator - 23 April, 2013 at 10:47 1 comment

    Last Saturday, on April 20, more than 10,000 people came together all across the globe to take a stand for the Arctic. Organisers hosted human banners in the shape of a heart, spelling out 'I Love Arctic', in more than 280 cities in 38 countries fro... Read more >

  • Painting the Premier in Port Louis

    Blogpost by François Chartier - 23 April, 2013 at 10:44

    After chasing the notorious South Korean ship Premier for several days, a group of Greenpeace International activists entered Port Louis in Mauritius on Sunday morning, determined to take action against the Dongwon Industries-owned purse seiner.

    The ... Read more >

  • Hazardous air: What goes into your lungs on a bad day in Beijing

    Blogpost by Lauri Myllyvirta - 23 April, 2013 at 7:37 1 comment

    You have seen air pollution before, but not in this way. Beijing’s hazardous air is changing the energy outlook of the country, and sending a warning to other countries on the human cost of heavy reliance on coal.

    Beijing’s “airpocalypse” in last Dec... Read more >

  • Clutching at Climate Straws

    Blogpost by Stephanie Tunmore - 22 April, 2013 at 16:27

    What appears at first glance to be a 'pause' in the warming of the climate has prompted much discussion in the media (and some 'I told you so' crowing from deniers) but can we really all heave a collective sigh of relief, assume we have dodged the cli... Read more >

  • Thousands gathering today to spell out I LOVE ARCTIC

    Blogpost by Markus Power, Volunteer Coordinator - 20 April, 2013 at 8:12

    Over 100 school children create an I LOVE ARCTIC human banner in Warsaw

    It was the 5th of October last year when more than 20 of my colleagues and I met in Paris. We are all Volunteer Coordinators here at Greenpeace, and the question that took us to France on that day was "How can we take our demands for Arctic protecti... Read more >

  • Xavante indigenous people from Maraiãwatsede with traditional body paint for war. Due to conflicts over land ownership, this traditional painting is now a daily ritual in their lives.

    Today, Brazil celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day. However, on a day that is supposed to celebrate their ancestors, culture and stories, many of Indigenous Peoples are instead fighting for their lands and their rights.

    According to a survey by C... Read more >

  • Why development does not have to be destruction in Cameroon

    Blogpost by Irène Wabiwa - 19 April, 2013 at 12:01

    As an African working for Greenpeace, I am often questioned when I speak out against the industrial exploitation of our continent’s natural resources, that is disguised as “development”.

    The truth is that all too often, this actually creates huge pro... Read more >

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