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  • Biological Restoration of water and land

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 10 March, 2017 at 16:40

    According to the 2015 World Economic Forum Global Risks 2015 Report, the water crisis is the world’s #1 risk. The problem is not only the amount of water available in the world’s rivers, lakes, and aquifers, but the pollution of those resources from h... Read more >

  • When thousands of women come together to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March - either on the streets or at home or in the workplace - they will do so as part of a growing and very powerful force, one that knows that positive change can happen if... Read more >

  • How women are expanding horizons with solar power

    Blogpost by Ghalia Fayad - 7 March, 2017 at 17:28

    Today, on International Women’s Day, the women of Deir Kanoun Ras el Ain cooperative in South Lebanon embarked on a quiet revolution. Together with young activists from Palestine, Lebanon and Syria, they completed a solar energy installation that will... Read more >

  • Reindeers in Moscow: Saving the sacred lake

    Blogpost by Konstantin Fomin - 7 March, 2017 at 17:14

    It’s very unusual to stumble upon reindeer on the streets of Moscow. But it can happen when authorities give oil company permission to drill on the sacred lands of Siberian Indigenous peoples.

    Reindeer herders have built corral and placed their traditional tent in the center of Moscow to show their culture and way of life to the common folk and ask for their support against oil industry.  © Liza Udilova / Greenpeace

    Reindeer herders who are opposing this project built the... Read more >

  • I don’t want to be a part of the problem

    Blogpost by Khalimat Tekeeva - 6 March, 2017 at 10:31

    My name is Khalia, I have been working with Greenpeace Russia for more than three years to try and make our planet a better place.

    I love The Great Northern Forest for its wild beauty, for the inspiration it offers to anyone who needs it, and for its... Read more >

  • Trump ignores climate risk in military focus

    Blogpost by Jen Maman - 2 March, 2017 at 17:35

    “We got to start winning,” Trump said on Tuesday. “We got to start winning wars again.”

    What he was proposing was to win by increasing military spending in the US by 9%, adding a staggering $54 billion to the Pentagon’s budget (which already stands a... Read more >

  • What are microfibers and why are our clothes polluting the oceans?

    Blogpost by Kirsten Brodde - 2 March, 2017 at 11:08 1 comment

    Synthetic fibers could be a wonderful thing. Their production requires far less water than cotton and they don’t require toxic pesticides to grow. But does that make them environmentally friendly? Sadly not.

    The expansion of fast fashion wouldn’t b... Read more >

  • What 10 years of smartphone use means for the planet

    Blogpost by Elizabeth Jardim - 27 February, 2017 at 21:05 3 comments

    Smartphones have undeniably changed our lives — and the world — in a very short amount of time. Just ten years ago, we took pictures with cameras, used maps to plan routes, and kept in touch with friends and family using T9 text messages.

    If you’re a...

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  • Our oceans, our responsibility

    Blogpost by Mike Fincken - 24 February, 2017 at 12:00 1 comment

    For some people the oceans may seem vast - to me they are my garden and my home. For the last three decades I have spent most of my life as a sailor and a captain. So you can imagine I feel a special tie to our blue planet. The many years at sea also ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace supports Indigenous Peoples' Rights: Here's why

    Blogpost by Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid - 21 February, 2017 at 16:48 1 comment

    Indigenous communities the world over are on the front lines of environmental destruction. Many have been fighting for centuries to protect land, water and air from threats like overfishing, deforestation and industrial development.

    Water Protector at Dakota Access Pipeline Red Warrior Camp, 8 Sep, 2016. © Gokhan CukurovaWater Protector a... Read more >

  • HSBC promises to cut ties with forest-trashing palm oil companies

    Blogpost by Annisa Rahmawati - 21 February, 2017 at 6:55 1 comment

    There's been a major breakthrough in protecting Indonesia's forests: HSBC has committed to breaking its links to palm oil companies destroying forests and peatlands. This is a fantastic result for everyone who has been campaigning over the last few we... Read more >

  • Every year, the Munich Security Conference brings together the most senior decision-makers to debate critical issues in international security.

    This year, I will join them. And while I am sure I will disagree with most of the participants on many thi... Read more >

  • We are going to court!

    Blogpost by Michelle Jonker-Argueta - 15 February, 2017 at 9:43 1 comment

    It's time we hold governments accountable for their climate promises; we must protect the pristine Arctic - it's critical for the preservation of our planet for future generations.

    That’s why we’re taking Arctic oil to court.

    Statoil-Operated Oil Drilling Platform near Tromsø, Norway. 24 Jan 2017 © Matthew Kemp / GreenpeaceStatoil-Operated Oil Dr... Read more >

  • Live long and protest: the power of mass action is alive in Romania

    Blogpost by Irina Bandrabur - 14 February, 2017 at 16:40

    At the beginning of this month, the biggest mass protest in Romania since the fall of communism in 1989 unfolded across the country. Hundreds of thousands of people in the capital, Bucharest, and every major city in Romania took to the streets against... Read more >

  • I've seen the forest fires HSBC is helping to fund

    Blogpost by Adi Prabowo - 13 February, 2017 at 5:48

    The elderly gentleman approached me as our morning protest yesterday unfolded in front of HSBC’s Indonesian head office in Jakarta’s World Trade Centre building. Refusing the campaign postcard that I offered, his brow furrowed, he berated me for the a...

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