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Greenpeace joins Polish demonstration against coal

Press release | 15 November, 2008 at 0:00

400 people living around a huge open pit mine near Konin, Poland, joined Greenpeace today to reclaim the land occupied by the mine, which threatens their homes andlivelihoods. At noon, local residents together with 7 mayors from villages and...

E.ON’s coal construction brought to a full stop

Feature story | 15 November, 2008 at 0:00

Supported by the Rainbow Warrior, a hundred of our volunteer activists occupied the construction site of the new E.ON coal fired power plant in Rotterdam. They halted construction for 10 hours before they were all arrested by police. Special...

Greenpeace activists prevent Sinar Mas palm oil tanker from loading in Indonesia

Press release | 14 November, 2008 at 11:13

Greenpeace today prevented the loading of crude palm oil on the Isola Corallo, a Rotterdam-bound tanker in Dumai, Indonesia's main palm oil export port. Greenpeace is calling upon the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which meets in Bali...

United Plantations certified despite gross violations of RSPO standards

Publication | 14 November, 2008 at 10:37

This Greenpeace investigation conducted by Greenpeace Netherlands (from here on referred to as "Greenpeace") reveals that deforestation, deep peat conversion, land disputes and illegal practices continue to occur in the plantation estates owned...

Activists block tanker carying palm oil

Feature story | 14 November, 2008 at 0:00

Activists have blocked the operations of another tanker bound for Europe stocked with crude palm oil. The tanker, the Isola Corallo, was supposed to load up today but activists onboard the Esperanza moved into its place alongside the harbour and...

Greenpeace opens African Office

Feature story | 14 November, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace Africa has opened its first office in Johannesburg, announcing a long-term commitment to building a strong presence in Africa dedicated to tackling the most urgent environmental problems facing the continent - climate change,...

Greenpeace stops giant coal excavator, condemns coal-addicted Czech Republic's role...

Press release | 13 November, 2008 at 10:16

Thirty Greenpeace activists have stopped the operation of a giant excavator in one of the largest lignite mines in the Czech Republic. Greenpeace is demanding the Czech Republic closes the CSA mine by 2012, commits to progressively decreasing its...

Greenpeace opens African Office

Press release | 13 November, 2008 at 9:58

Greenpeace Africa opened its first office in Johannesburg today(1), announcing a long-term commitment to building a strong presence in Africa dedicated to tackling the most urgent environmental problems facing the continent - climate change,...

Greenpeace response to reports of a reduction in the Japanese government whaling quota

Press release | 13 November, 2008 at 0:00

According to news reports in Japan this morning, there will be a 20% reduction in the number of whales targeted in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary hunt this year - the first reduction since 1987.

Lignite mine expansion stopped in Czech Republic

Feature story | 13 November, 2008 at 0:00

Thirty of our activists have shut down a giant excavator in one of the largest lignite mines in the Czech Republic. We're calling on the Czech Republic to close this mine by 2012, commit to progressively decreasing their carbon emissions and to...

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