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Greenpeace calls on the Italian government to quit coal and stop blocking Europe's...

Press release | 16 October, 2008 at 0:00

This morning, five Greenpeace activists scaled a crane at the new coal-fired power station in Civitavecchia, near Rome. The protestors unfurled two banners that read: 'Italian government opposes Kyoto' ("Il governo contro Kyoto") and 'No new...

Greenpeace calls on Philips to take back and recycle at Red Square event

Press release | 15 October, 2008 at 16:58

As Philips business relations gathered for the Philips Simplicity Event in Moscow’s Red Square to celebrate its 110 years on the Russian market, Greenpeace activists unveiled a banner with the text “Philips: simply take back & recycle” and handed...

Billion dollar fishing industry on the verge of collapse

Feature story | 10 October, 2008 at 0:00

The world’s largest food fishery is on the verge of collapse. Pollock, used to make McDonald’s fish sandwiches, frozen fish sticks, fish and chips, and imitation crabmeat, have had a population decrease of 50 percent since last year.

Logging Sector Briefing for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (French language...

Publication | 9 October, 2008 at 11:25

Etude sectorielle: Exploitation forestière en République Démocratique du Congo

Carry On up the Congo

Feature story | 8 October, 2008 at 15:42

Illegal logging is rapidly destroying the Earth's stores of natural resources at a time when runaway climate change threatens life on every continent. However, a review of the legality of 156 logging contracts in Democratic Republic of Congo will...

Congo logging review could lead to more forest destruction, warns Greenpeace

Press release | 8 October, 2008 at 15:24

After a two-year delay, the initial results of a World Bank-financed legal review of logging contracts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been made public.[1] During a press conference on Monday Environment Minister Jose Endundo...

Logging Sector Briefing for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Publication | 8 October, 2008 at 0:00

In 2002, under pressure from the World Bank, the DRC government had introduced a new Forest Law and issued a moratorium suspending the allocation of new logging titles. However, as the World Bank pointed out as early as 2003 , the moratorium and...

Taking Tuna out of the Can

Publication | 7 October, 2008 at 0:00

Retailer's roles in rescuing the world's favourite fish. Global tuna stocks are in big trouble. Tuna is one of the world’s favourite fish, the staple protein in the diet of millions, and the fish at the core of the luxury sashimi market. Perhaps...

English Summary: Coal in Spain - a bleak future

Publication | 6 October, 2008 at 2:38

Coal is the most polluting of all fossil fuels and the single greatest threat to the climate. Producing only 23% of Spain’s electricity, it is responsible for 64% of CO2 emissions from the electricity sector. Despite its disastrous effect on the...

'Quit Coal' - Greenpeace takes action against coal ship in Spain

Press release | 6 October, 2008 at 2:38

At 2am this morning, four Greenpeace activists boarded the Windsor Adventure, a coal cargo ship importing coal from Colombia into Spain. Others painted "Quit Coal" in English and Spanish on the ship. The action was in protest against the Spanish...

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