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  • Emma Thompson and her daughter in the Arctic with Greenpeace. 08/05/2014 © Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace

    Emma Thompson is currently in the Arctic aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. She wrote these words after walking out onto the fragile sea ice for the first time alongside her 14 year old daughter Gaia.

    We're told that it is all our fault, global ...

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  • New video sees children at heart of LEGO campaign

    Blogpost by Ian Duff - 5 August, 2014 at 9:00

    No one loves LEGO as much as a seven year old who's just built their first masterpiece. But everyone who has played with the toy carries the joy of their inner child on through life. That's why LEGO is such a desirable brand for Shell to piggy back ... Read more >

  • FSC voluntary forest certification in deep crisis

    Blogpost by Tatiana Khakimulina - 4 August, 2014 at 9:00 2 comments

    FSC has Become a Serious Threat to Russia's Last Remaining Intact Forest Landscapes. 09/01/2007 © Greenpeace

    I have worked at Greenpeace Russia as a forest engineer for the past two years, focusing on monitoring logging activities by FSC certificate holders in the Boreal forest zone. I strongly believe that the FSC system is now in its deepest ever crisis,... Read more >

  • Return of the Arctic Sunrise

    Blogpost by Faiza Oulahsen - 1 August, 2014 at 15:00 2 comments

    Faiza Oulahsen on the Arctic Oil Tour. 09/08/2013 © Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace

    Those last days on the Arctic Sunrise in September 2013, gave me one of my most precious memories. That might sound odd to you: armed men with balaclavas abseiling down from a helicopter and holding some of the crew at gunpoint; unable to communicat...

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  • Peaceful Forest Protest in India. 02/27/2014 © Udit kulshrestha / Greenpeace

    It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified.

    The arrests are the latest exa... Read more >

  • Tasty food has always been part of culture, leaping through time and civilizations

    Blogpost by Aquiles Chávez - 31 July, 2014 at 15:45

    Aquiles ChávezIt is a historical fact that the type of diet defines cultural patterns of the different communities in every society. It is also a fact that changes in the human diet have led to biological changes in the human being as he adapted to his environment;... Read more >

  • LEGO, Dump Shell to stop the #TweetSpill

    Blogpost by Trillia Fidei - 31 July, 2014 at 15:34

    LEGO is helping Shell clean up its image, bringing the threat of an oil spill in the Arctic closer to reality. So we're creating a virtual oil spill on Twitter to ask LEGO to end its dirty deal deal with Shell -- before it's too late.

    Watch the #Twee... Read more >

  • Cargill's palm oil commitment

    Blogpost by Joao Talocchi - 30 July, 2014 at 12:30

    Cargill, the largest importer of palm oil into the United States, one of the world's largest commodities traders and a palm oil producer itself, made a pledge to break the link between its palm oil and deforestation, peat destruction and social exploi... Read more >

  • Venice is at the heart of climate change debate

    Blogpost by Luca Iacoboni - 28 July, 2014 at 16:00 1 comment

    The Rainbow Warrior In Venice, Italy. 07/28/2014 © Francesco Alesi / Greenpeace

    Today we are in Venice with the Rainbow Warrior. Venice – which is already fighting sea level rise – is a city which is extremely threatened by climate change. For the people who live there and the millions who visit every year, we have this message... Read more >

  • China's planned coal-to-gas plants to emit over one billion tons of CO2

    Blogpost by Christine Ottery - 25 July, 2014 at 17:00

    Dead Young Pine Trees in Inner Mongolia. 05/04/2013 © Bo Qiu / Greenpeace

    There is a potential storm on the horizon of China's energy policy: coal-to-gas.

    There could be 50 coal-to-gas projects operational within the next decade, producing 225 billion cubic metres of synthetic natural gas [SNG] per year, if all of the pl... Read more >

  • Dear LEGO employees,

    Blogpost by Ian Duff - 22 July, 2014 at 18:00 3 comments

    LEGO live

    Hi. My name is Ian and I'm a campaigner with Greenpeace. I'm also a new dad and a big fan of LEGO. She's a little young now, but I know that in a few years my baby girl will be building her own dreams out of your colourful little bricks. Read more >

    I am sure ...

  • Power from the Sun: A new life for Dharnai, India

    Blogpost by Neha Khator and Ruhie Kumar - 20 July, 2014 at 18:45 10 comments

    Woman in Dharnai Village in India. 06/24/2014 © Vivek M / Greenpeace

    In this world where we seem surrounded by news of gloom and doom, we don't often hear stories of positive change.

    But here is one: a story of a village that has unshackled itself from darkness, after 30 years of having its energy needs neglected by... Read more >

  • Costa, we are watching you

    Blogpost by Giorgia Monti - 15 July, 2014 at 17:00

    Costa Concordia

    As the wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is towed to its home port of Genoa, Greenpeace Italy and the Italian environmental group Legambiente will monitor for pollution and spills. We're particularly concerned about impacts on the Pelagos ... Read more >

  • DRC's trees are endangered too

    Blogpost by Danielle Van Oijen - 15 July, 2014 at 12:00

    Afrormosia Tree in Congo. 03/23/2007 © Greenpeace / Jiro Ose

    When one thinks of endangered species, the usual large animals spring to mind. Elephants, tigers, rhinos. And quite rightly they are the ones who get the lion's share of the attention at the meeting of the standing committee of the Convention on Inter... Read more >

  • This week we released a short creative film which explores the relationship between Shell and LEGO, the world's most popular toy company. We're calling on LEGO to ditch its co-branding deal with Shell, a company that wants to drill in the Arctic and l... Read more >

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