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Victory! How ten years of activism helped protect the world’s forests

Feature story | 7 July, 2010 at 11:00

Today, after a ten year Greenpeace campaign, Europe banned the trade in illegal timber - a great leap forward in the struggle to protect the world's forests and climate. This is a look back at the ten years of activism that led to that law. It's...

Jim Bohlen 1926 - 2010

Feature story | 6 July, 2010 at 13:35

There's an old joke that you can walk into any bar in Vancouver and find somebody claiming to be a Greenpeace founder. If that somebody had been Jim Bohlen, however, then this claim would have been absolutely true. It is with very deep sadness,...

Whaling talks fail

Feature story | 23 June, 2010 at 12:57

In response to discussions taking place today at International Whaling Commission meeting in Morocco that signal that there will be no deal, Greenpeace Japan Programme Director Junichi Sato issued the following statement:

Why Greenpeace won’t compromise on commercial whaling.

Feature story | 21 June, 2010 at 14:11

As the International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting begins in Morocco, there has been a flurry of media coverage over a possible ‘deal’ or ‘compromise’. Often the details, and sometimes the central points, can get lost as things are...

Activism is not a crime

Feature story | 21 June, 2010 at 12:38

Non-governmental organisations and their activists play an active and essential role in representative democracies. Like journalists and other watchdogs of society, they are part of the vanguard against tyranny and their service to the political...

Sun, wind and water protest nuclear power

Feature story | 14 June, 2010 at 13:59

Sweden is, by and large, seen as a pretty smart country. One of the smart things they did, 30 years ago, was vote by national referendum to ban construction of new nuclear power plants and phase out of the ones they have. Now that wisdom is...

Big trouble for bluefin tuna

Feature story | 13 June, 2010 at 20:21

By now it ought to be obvious to anyone - if we want bluefin tuna tomorrow we need to stop catching them today. But despite the clear scientific evidence and predictions of the bluefin's demise - our activists faced a 2 hour confrontation at sea...

A toxic river runs through it

Feature story | 8 June, 2010 at 16:10

Russian waters are being poisoned by hazardous substances that sometimes exceed hundreds of times the safe limit as set by authorities. This was the finding of an historic ship tour as the Greenpeace flag sailed into Moscow for the very first...

Whale heroes face jail on World Oceans Day

Feature story | 8 June, 2010 at 14:15

World Oceans Day is a day for us to celebrate our seas and a time for us to honour ocean heroes across the planet. But today - as the trial of two of our anti-whaling campaigners came to an end in Japan - the prosecution asked for Junichi and...

Our plan to stop the oil: 95% renewables by 2050

Feature story | 7 June, 2010 at 9:39

Want a way to stop the corruption and pollution that the fossil fuel industry is wreaking on our planet? We've seen a better future, and here's our plan to get there: the Energy [R]evolution.

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