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Activists block two major drilling rigs in 24 hours as 'Save the Arctic' campaign...

Press release | 27 May, 2014 at 12:00

London, 27 May 2014 - Greenpeace activists from 12 countries blocked two separate oil rigs destined to drill in the Arctic ocean in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The environmental group said that the threat to the rapidly melting Arctic...

Illegal conversion timber export threatens African countries' forests and agreements...

Press release | 27 May, 2014 at 11:30

Amsterdam, 27 May 2014 - Illegal and corrupt behaviour by foreign-owned companies engaged in establishing large palm oil plantations not only threatens local communities and forested areas throughout west and central Africa, but will seriously...

Greenpeace activists climb Statoil rig to protest the northernmost oil drilling in...

Press release | 27 May, 2014 at 10:45

The Barents Sea, 27 May 2014 - Greenpeace International activists from eight countries have scaled a Statoil contracted oil rig to protest the company’s plans to drill the northernmost well in the Norwegian Arctic, close to the Bear Island nature...

Greenpeace investigation reveals toxic scandal with World Cup merchandise

Press release | 19 May, 2014 at 10:23

Hamburg, 19 May 2014 – Football merchandise produced by adidas, Nike and Puma ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has been found to contain hazardous chemicals according to a new investigation by Greenpeace Germany. 33 items including...

G7: Real energy security means renewables and energy efficiency

Press release | 6 May, 2014 at 11:00

Rome, 6 May 2014 - As G7 energy ministers meet in Rome to discuss energy security, Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner at Terazza del Pincio overlooking Piazza del Popolo reading "G7: go renewable, go clean & independent". The meeting is...

Dutch authorities arrest dozens of activists and board Greenpeace ship after Arctic...

Press release | 1 May, 2014 at 14:00

Rotterdam, 1 May 2014 - The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior has been boarded by Dutch security agents in the port of Rotterdam, who broke down the door of the communications room and towed the ship to shore after it intercepted a Russian...

Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' activists trying to block Russian Arctic oil tanker in...

Press release | 1 May, 2014 at 10:00

Rotterdam, 1 May 2014 - A group of 80 activists supported by the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior are attempting to stop the oil tanker Mikhail Ulyanov from delivering the first oil from a controversial drilling platform in the Russian Arctic.

President Vladimir Putin announces first shipment of Arctic oil from controversial...

Press release | 18 April, 2014 at 15:27

Amsterdam, 18 April 2014 - Russian President Vladimir Putin today announced that state owned energy company Gazprom is ready to send the first ever shipment of oil from offshore Arctic waters to Europe.

UN climate panel says beating climate change is possible and affordable

Press release | 13 April, 2014 at 11:02

Berlin, 13 April 2014 – Fifteen Greenpeace Germany activists demonstrated at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate today urging governments and businesses to deliver “Power to the People – Clean Energy Now” as the world´s leading climate and energy...

Public pressure tells as Procter & Gamble finally agrees to clean up its palm oil act

Press release | 8 April, 2014 at 19:00

Amsterdam, 8 April 2014 – Procter and Gamble (P&G) has committed to a new No Deforestation policy that will remove forest destruction from its products and provide full traceability for all the palm oil and derivatives it uses. After weeks of...

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