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  • The ninth extinction

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 13 August, 2015 at 17:30

    Earth's living community is now suffering the most severe biodiversity crisis in 65 million years, since a meteorite struck near modern Chicxulub, Mexico, injecting dust and sulfuric acid into the atmosphere, and devastating 76% of all living species,... Read more >

  • Company destroys plantations to protect forest

    Blogpost by Awang Kuswara - 13 August, 2015 at 12:17

    This is a story of how setting an example and persistently struggling for change can eventually lead to a turnaround by governments and seemingly recalcitrant companies involved in environmental destruction.

    “First they ignore you, then they laugh ... Read more >

  • Kiribati, is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean where the rising ocean is slowly encroaching on their community. 12 Jul, 2014 © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    Out in the central Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator and the International Date Line, lies an island group in Micronesia called Kiribati (pronounced 'Kiri-bas'). It’s not “famous” like Hawaii, Bali or Tahiti but its scenery is just as, or even m... Read more >

  • Clean energy could save thousands of Indonesian lives

    Blogpost by Hindun Mulaika - 12 August, 2015 at 5:02

    In a country where 28 million people live below the poverty line, development is on everyone’s lips in Indonesia. And rightly so. Everyone wants a life with dignity and opportunity, as well as simple things such as running water and electricity. But w... Read more >

  • Time to power up your future

    Blogpost by Cristiana De Lia - 11 August, 2015 at 13:07

    Just three weeks ago we asked you to stand with us to protect our Mediterranean from the threat of dirty and dangerous fossil fuels. And to share our vision of a pristine solar paradise.

    So much has happened since then. Here are a few highlights:

    Hu... Read more >

  • Our first tuna ship contact

    Blogpost by Rainbow Warrior - 7 August, 2015 at 18:15 1 comment

    The Pacific is a big ocean. You can sail for days without seeing another ship (as we just did). But now we're in the fishing grounds, and starting to spot fishing vessels.

    Knowing where to go

    There're some things you can't know about a place until y... Read more >

  • Desperately Seeking: South Pacific Albacore tuna

    Blogpost by Dr. Cat Dorey - 7 August, 2015 at 10:15 1 comment

    There's a tendency, outside my science world at least, to talk about 'tuna' as if it was one species of fish. In fact tuna is a generic name for a whole bunch of tuna and mackerel species.

    As well as the main commercial species of skipjack, yellowfin... Read more >

  • How a lizard and a snake beat king coal

    Blogpost by Elsa Lee - 7 August, 2015 at 8:47 3 comments

    This week two major wins came out of the campaign to protect Australia's Great Barrier Reef. But the fight is not over…

    Aerial view of the Great Barrier reef off the Whitsunday Islands. 25 Jul, 2008 © Greenpeace / Michael Amendolia

    When news broke of Australia's Federal Court overturning the approval of the Carmichael coal mine – a A$16 billion mine, rail an... Read more >

  • Pacific tuna fishing is out of control

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 4 August, 2015 at 16:00

    Out in the Pacific Ocean thousands of fishing vessels are working around the clock to pull tuna out of the sea as fast as they can.

    A Taiwanese longline fishing vessel, just one of thousands of tuna boats fishing the Pacific Ocean. © Greenpeace / Paul Hilton
    A Taiwanese longline fishing vessel, just one of thousands of tuna boats fishing the Pacific Ocean.

    It's a global bus... Read more >

  • Why President Obama's Clean Power Plan is an exaggeration

    Blogpost by Kyle Ash - 3 August, 2015 at 23:40

    While US President Barack Obama receives the Nobel Peace Prize, activists demonstrate on the streets of Oslo. 10 Dec, 2009 © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    Today, President Obama's EPA announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan, a policy designed to limit the level of global warming pollution coming from US power plants. This comes eight years after the Supreme Court ruled that EPA has the aut... Read more >

  • #MisionVaquita's sea patrol comes to an end

    Blogpost by Maïa Booker - 3 August, 2015 at 19:54 1 comment

    The findings from the Esperanza's most recent research spell trouble for the vaquita. For the past seven days, activists onboard the Esperanza have been patrolling the Gulf of California waters for illegal fishing nets. In that period, they found ten ... Read more >

  • On the shiny trail of snails

    Blogpost by Christiane Huxdorff and Christine Gebeneter - 3 August, 2015 at 14:30

    © Christine Gebeneter/Greenpeace

    Everybody knows those little not invited guests in our gardens. Snails and their relatives – slugs. How to get rid of them?

    Especially with some warm and wet weather periods they show up en masse and feed themselves from the lettuce and vegetables,... Read more >

  • Oil is Fueling Greek Debt Banner in Rhodes. 26 Jul, 2015 © Konstantinos Stathias / Greenpeace

    Greece is facing a depression on a scale arguably comparable to the US Great Depression of the late 1920s. Huge unemployment rates and a dramatic drop in family incomes of over 40 percent have Greek citizens pondering what the impacts will be of the... Read more >

  • These are the videos the tuna industry doesn't want you to see

    Blogpost by John Hocevar - 30 July, 2015 at 0:34 1 comment

    This week, Greenpeace USA released five new video testimonials from Pacific tuna fishermen detailing the horrible conditions they've worked under. The interviews – conducted in a South Pacific port earlier this year – reveal incidents of abuse, inadeq... Read more >

  • The next big step in the fight to save the Arctic is happening right now.

    Greenpeace US activists have suspended themselves from St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon to block a Shell Oil vessel from leaving port for Alaskan waters. The climbers have ... Read more >

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