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  • 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.

    detox outdoor results

    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. 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 >

  • Three ways people power is changing the tuna industry for good

    Blogpost by Graham Forbes - 22 October, 2015 at 23:48 1 comment

    The tuna industry is out of control. It is emptying the oceans of fish, killing other marine creatures like sharks and sea turtles — even abusing workers, who spend months or years at sea for meager pay.

    Greenpeace volunteers in Auckland, New Zealand discuss tuna with consumers. 8 Jun, 2012 © Greenpeace

    For years, tuna companies have been getting ...

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  • I'm vegan - here's why I'm fighting to change the tuna industry

    Blogpost by Dawn Bickett - 22 October, 2015 at 18:20 1 comment

    As a vegan, Dawn Bickett used to feel removed from the issue of sustainable seafood. But after documenting the Pacific tuna industry's destructive ways with the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior, she's determined to do more to protect our oceans and tho... Read more >

  • Justice denied: the Thai activist who risked all to save his environment

    Blogpost by Chariya Senpong - 22 October, 2015 at 4:07 1 comment

    The recent Thai Supreme Court acquittal of three men who masterminded the murder of environmental activist Charoen Wat-aksorn, shows a skewed justice system that puts capitalism in front of community. But this is not the only case of the forced silenc... Read more >

  • Why changing the tuna industry means stopping labour abuse

    Blogpost by Jackie Dragon - 20 October, 2015 at 10:30

    The same unbridled economic interests that are driving destruction in our oceans are also allowing horrific labour practices and human rights abuses of workers in the seafood industry.

    Fishermen Sleep Onboard a Taiwanese Longliner in Samoa. 19 Aug, 2015 © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

    This week, powerful allies joined forces to call on the world's... Read more >

  • 1.4 million Brazilians just stood up for Zero Deforestation

    Blogpost by Maïa Booker - 20 October, 2015 at 0:39 3 comments

    Zero Deforestation Project Bill Delivery in Brazil. 7 Oct, 2015 © Adriano Machado / Greenpeace

    It was an historic moment. After three years of campaigning, a coalition of activists, celebrities and civil society representatives crowded into the Brazilian Congress last week. They were there to submit a bill calling for an end to deforestation ...

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  • Cows, conspiracies, and Greenpeace

    Blogpost by Robin Oakley - 19 October, 2015 at 8:00 13 comments

    You're probably reading this blog because you have some questions raised by the film Cowspiracy. I'd like to address these directly – and tell you a little about our work on animal agriculture around the world.

    We all share Cowspiracy's concerns abou... Read more >

  • 5 ways to celebrate World Food Day (and fix our broken food system)

    Blogpost by Amanda Graupner - 16 October, 2015 at 9:07

    Shopping at Raspail Market in central Paris, one of the largest ecological markets in Paris.

    Today is World Food Day and food lovers have found some fabulous ways to celebrate.

    Food that's good for people and our planet is a human right: from farmers in Argentina and city folk in France, to children in the Philippines and foodies in the US... Read more >

  • The story of a spoon

    Blogpost by Arin de Hoog - 15 October, 2015 at 14:12 1 comment

    "You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life... Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own ...

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  • Two tales of one village

    Blogpost by Jan Beránek - 14 October, 2015 at 15:10 1 comment

    Kolin Illegally Destroys Olive Grove for Coal Expansion in Turkey. 9 Nov, 2014 © Umut Vedat / Greenpeace

    A year ago this week, bulldozers from the coal company Kolin, under the cover of the night, invaded an olive grove in a small Turkish village and destroyed 6,000 trees to make space for a new coal fired power plant.

    People Power and Solar Lights Go on in Yirca. 9 Oct, 2015 © Umut Vedat / GreenpeaceThat day in Yirca (pronounced "y... Read more >

  • Caught red-handed for cheating on diesel emissions tests, German carmaker Volkswagen's actions in putting profits before public health have underscored the need for urgent reforms of car industry pollution laws.

    These reforms must ensure that future ... Read more >

  • A pestiferous problem

    Blogpost by Dr. Dirk Zimmermann - 13 October, 2015 at 8:00

    A new report on Europe's pesticide addiction addresses the thorny topic of ridding ourselves of pesticides for good.

    For most of us the use of millions of tonnes and hundreds of types of synthetic chemical pesticides is the quiet and uncomfortable re... Read more >

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