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  • Clean air doesn't come to those who wait

    Blogpost by Zhang Kai - 22 January, 2015 at 5:00 7 comments

    "One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual," said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air outside in Beijing was a thick, soupy grey.

    "When the Air ... Read more >

  • Democracy prevails

    Blogpost by Divya Raghunandan - 21 January, 2015 at 15:00 1 comment

    Yesterday the courts were to decide if Greenpeace India's international funds blocked by the Ministry of Home Affairs would be released or not. Arundhati, a Greenpeace campaigner, had been at the Delhi High Court all day waiting for our hearing to c... Read more >

  • From "good to great": ecological farming is coming!

    Blogpost by Iza Kruszewska - 21 January, 2015 at 10:00

    Organic Farming in Negros. © Andri Tambunan / Greenpeace

    2014 has been a good year for ecological farming. Also called agroecology, this knowledge-rich type of farming which protects and sustains the diversity of life on earth is gaining recognition as farmers struggle to adapt to a changing climate and t... Read more >

  • Food movement on the march

    Blogpost by Eric Darier - 19 January, 2015 at 14:00 4 comments

    TTIP Demonstration in Berlin. 01/17/2015 © Gordon Welters / Greenpeace

    I joined the march against agribusiness in Berlin on Saturday, 17 January. It is too easy to be blasé about yet another demonstration. However, the large turnout of tens of thousands of people of all ages during a winter day was good for me. It remi... Read more >

  • 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 3 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,... Read more >

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

    Blogpost by Dr Janet Cotter - 9 January, 2015 at 14:30 10 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 >

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