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  • Forced labor on Thai fishing vessels

    Blogpost by Farah Obaidullah - 19 January, 2015 at 9:00

    Crew on Rusting Fishing Vessel - Defending Our Oceans Tour. © Greenpeace / Pierre Gleizes

    UPDATE: Victory! One day after receiving our letter, the Thai government responded with complete withdrawal of their proposal, saying they "will not use prisoners on fishing vessels now or in the future."

    Plan to put prisoners on fishing boats spar... Read more >

  • Are limits to growth real?

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 17 January, 2015 at 22:46 4 comments

    In 2002, global warming denialist and anti-environmental gadfly Bjørn Lomborg consigned the 1972 book, The Limits to Growth, to "the dustbin of history." However, 42 years of data now appear to vindicate the book’s premise, that the human enterprise m... Read more >

  • High seas robbery

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas, Elvira Jiménez - 16 January, 2015 at 10:30 9 comments

    Finding illegal fishing vessels in the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean – over 20 million square kilometers of deep, rough and icy waters – sounds like a near impossible task. But it turns out that finding them is the easy part, compared to bringing... Read more >

  • Priya Pillai speaking to UK PMs

    Undeterred by the government of India trying to halt her speech when she was barred from boarding her flight to London, Greenpeace India campaigner Priya Pillai stuck to her commitment of taking the voices of struggle from Mahan to a global stage an... Read more >

  • The Sustainable Forestry Initiative does not stand up to the Forest Stewardship Council

    Blogpost by Catharine Grant - 15 January, 2015 at 14:00

    For years, conservation organizations have insisted that the only forest certification scheme that delivers socially and environmentally responsible forest practices is the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). While not perfect, FSC has a commitment to p... Read more >

  • What's the cost of standing up for fundamental rights in India?

    Blogpost by Priya Pillai - 14 January, 2015 at 10:00 4 comments

    Sunday marked yet another black day for fundamental rights in India. Though these charter of rights are enshrined in our constituion, my experience on Sunday morning at the Delhi airport show that these are not equally accessible to all citizens.

    Ear... Read more >

  • 7 Resolutions for #OceanLovers

    Blogpost by Veronica Frank - 12 January, 2015 at 10:00 9 comments

    An Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) swims in the open blue ocean of the Pacific. 10/16/2011 © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

    One week in to 2015, and even though some New Year’s resolutions will already have fallen by the wayside, we all need to urgently think about one more resolution: 

    The resolution to protect the oceans and all its beautiful whales, turtles, tunas an... Read more >

  • Tropical deforestation is bad news – the science keeps telling us

    Blogpost by Dr Janet Cotter - 9 January, 2015 at 14:30 8 comments

    Burned area within the Indigenous Land of Cachoeira Seca.

    Deforestation is very bad news for the environment and for the climate. It is bad news for biodiversity and releases greenhouses gases into the atmosphere – we know that.

    But the science is increasingly certain that deforestation is bad for agricultur... Read more >

  • Nous sommes tous Charlie

    Blogpost by Jean-François Julliard - 8 January, 2015 at 18:00

    Greenpeace extends its sincerest condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday's heinous attack on the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Paris.

    Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were fervent advocates of democracy and of fundamenta... Read more >

  • 5 reasons 2014 was an amazing year for Arctic protection

    Blogpost by Trillia Fidei - 29 December, 2014 at 9:30

    It's been a historic year for our campaign to Save the Arctic. Hard to believe as it is, we only launched back in 2012, but our movement has grown to over six million and is getting stronger every day.

    Here are five major things we achieved together ... Read more >

  • 7 Greenpeace victories you made possible in 2014

    Blogpost by Greenpeace USA - 27 December, 2014 at 7:00

    Opening of Greenpeace Netherlands Office in Amsterdam. 10/04/2014 © Greenpeace / Cris Toala Olivares

    It's been a great year for Greenpeace and our supporters. Getting toxic chemicals out of our clothes. Putting sustainable seafood in our grocery stores. Giant internet companies breaking away from climate-denying lobbyists. We could go on (and we wi... Read more >

  • Grrrowd: How much justice can we crowdsource?

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 24 December, 2014 at 10:00

    Take a crowd, add a Grrrowl, and what have you got? A Grrrowd.

    Think of it as a Kickstarter or Indiegogo for justice. Citizens band together to fund not just good causes, but good cases: legal action that can bring down polluting giants, rewrite bad ... Read more >

  • One step at a time we are getting closer to a GE-free Europe

    Blogpost by Luís Ferreirim - 22 December, 2014 at 11:00

    Sustainable Agriculture Rice Art in Italy. 09/17/2009 © Greenpeace / Maurizio Bianchi

    When the year comes to a close it's often a time for balances, and even if progress is slow it's good to stop for a moment to take stock.

    Take genetically engineered (GE) crops (also referred to as GMOs), for example. In Europe, 2014 has not been a... Read more >

  • 10 reasons why reindeer are the coolest animals in the Arctic

    Blogpost by Trillia Fidei - 20 December, 2014 at 7:00 2 comments

    1. Their antlers are velvety fingerprints.

    Reindeer in Yamal Peninsula. 09/30/2009 © Greenpeace / Steve Morgan

    Reindeer antlers are bony appendages that grow every year. The antlers grow quickly – up to 2 cm per day – in a blood-supply-rich material called "velvet", which is exactly what it looks like. That's why a... Read more >

  • Dozens dead... blacklisted and indebted, but still fishing

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas - 19 December, 2014 at 12:00 3 comments

    The Sajo fish company building beside the main fish market in Busan, South Korea. 06/25/2011 © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Greenpeace

    As a country with so much invested in high-tech export earnings, Korea's out-of-control distant water fishing industry must be starting to give its politicians and business leaders ulcers. The Oyang 75, sitting in Montevideo, Uruguay, after fishing ... Read more >

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