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  • #Cofrentes17 acquitted of nuclear protest charges

    Blogpost by Andrew Kerr - 17 December, 2014 at 14:00 2 comments

    A Greenpeace activist holds a banner which reads in Spanish "Close Cofrentes", after scaling to the top of one of the cooling towers of the nuclear power plant in Cofrentes before dawn. With this action Greenpeace is calling on the Spanish government to not renew the plant’s license that is expiring on March 20th. 02/15/2011 © Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

    In a victory for the freedom to engage in peaceful protest, 16 activists from Greenpeace Spain, along with a freelance photojournalist – together known as the #Cofrentes17 – were yesterday acquitted by a court in Valencia of causing public disorder ... Read more >

  • Lidl commits to Detox!

    Blogpost by Manfred Santen - 11 December, 2014 at 11:50 1 comment

    Lidl commits to Detox

    Yesterday we received some more fantastic news for the Detox movement. Lidl, the world’s second largest discount supermarket, made a commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its textile production by 1 January, 2020! 

    To give you an ide... Read more >

  • Typhoon Hagupit Devastation in the Philippines

    Smashed houses, fallen trees and streets littered with debris greeted us when Greenpeace arrived in Dolores, Eastern Samar, on Tuesday after Typhoon Hagupit made a direct hit on the seaside town.

    Much of the region's crops had been destroyed and 7,... Read more >

  • This generation will ban nuclear weapons

    Blogpost by Jen Maman - 10 December, 2014 at 16:58

    Peace Doves - Hiroshima Atomic Bombing 60th Anniversary. Japan 2005© Greenpeace / Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

    Nearly 25 years after the end of the Cold War there are still estimated to be 16,300 nuclear weapons at 98 sites in 14 countries.  Rather than disarm, nuclear armed states continue to spend a fortune maintaining and modernising their arsenals – an i... Read more >

  • No journey too far to protect Congo's forests

    Blogpost by Danielle Van Oijen - 9 December, 2014 at 15:00 1 comment

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is roughly the same size as Western Europe. However its infrastructure is a far different proposition, and as a result it is rare – verging on impossible – that people from different parts of the country are able to me... Read more >

  • Typhoon Hagupit © NASA Goddard MODIS

    As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in history has been launched to prevent a repeat of the massive loss of life which devastated communities when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the same area just over a year ... Read more >

  • #Cofrentes17: why Spain's Constitution Day is important to us all

    Blogpost by Andrew Kerr - 6 December, 2014 at 0:30 1 comment

    Right now, 16 Greenpeace activists and an independent photojournalist are standing trial in Valencia for a peaceful protest they staged against the risks posed by the 30-year old Cofrentes nuclear power plant, near Valencia.

    They are the #Cofrentes17... Read more >

  • Wilmar's palm oil promise: One year later

    Blogpost by Suzanne Kroger - 5 December, 2014 at 17:41 1 comment

    Banner at Wilmar Palm Oil Concession © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

    One year ago this week, Wilmar International, the world's biggest trader of palm oil, announced an ambitious No Deforestation, No Peat land, No Exploitation policy. A few months earlier Greenpeace had released evidence of Wilmar trading oil from com...

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  • Vote! #RenameHagupit

    Blogpost by Stephanie Brancaforte - 5 December, 2014 at 16:28 7 comments

    Typhoon Hagupit is barreling toward the Philippines, a year almost to the day since supertyphoon Haiyan killed thousands and devastated an entire city. While we can't directly attribute any one superstorm to climate change, we do know that the stronge... Read more >

  • The power of the energy transition is spreading fast

    Blogpost by Matjaž Dovečar - 5 December, 2014 at 14:17 1 comment

    Greenpeace brought mayors from all over Europe to Bavaria to show them the best practices of German energy transition. First impressions: the 'Energiewende' is contagious!

    We travelled with eight  mayors from Hungary, Turkey, Croatia and a few from G... Read more >

  • #Cofrentes17: Renewable bravery!

    Blogpost by Mauro Fernández - 3 December, 2014 at 23:00

    There are moments to talk and moments to act. Almost four years ago, sixteen Greenpeace activists agreed that the huge risk posed by the Cofrentes nuclear station near Valencia, Spain, required concrete and public action.

    On 15 February 2011, they en... Read more >

  • Devastation from coal mining in South Kalimantan, Indonesia

    Blogpost by Arif Fiyanto - 3 December, 2014 at 13:28 17 comments

    Banner At A Coal Mining Site In Kalimantan, Indonesia © Yudhi Mahatma / Greenpeace

    In the five years or so that I have been a climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace Southeast Asia I have often visited scenes of environmental destruction caused by corporate and human greed.

    So many beautiful areas of our country have been d... Read more >

  • Utmost faith in corporations? You must be kidding me!

    Blogpost by Nandikesh Sivalingam - 3 December, 2014 at 12:45 3 comments

    Meeting of Union Carbide Survivors in Bhopal © Greenpeace / Shailendra Yashwant

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy, the deadliest in human history. The aftereffects continue to haunt the Bhopalis even after the victims’ 3rd generation has been born. What’s even wors... Read more >

  • A rainbow from Machu Picchu to Düsseldorf

    Blogpost by Sven Teske - 1 December, 2014 at 19:53 4 comments

    Peru! What comes to mind when you think of Peru? Right! The mysterious Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, which attract and inspire so many people from around the world, and still have scientists puzzling over their origin.

    Last night, Greenpeace paid tribu... Read more >

  • Monster boats: More than an environmental injustice

    Blogpost by Angela Lazou Dean - 28 November, 2014 at 17:00 1 comment

    Low Impact Fisheries near Heiligenhafen in the Baltic Sea © Bente Stachowske / Greenpeace

    Inspired by the touching stories of the small low impact fishers around the globe being impacted by monster boats, I recently decided to look into the definition of environmental justice. While I discovered that there is no universally accepted term... Read more >

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