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Scientists alarmed by ‘seismic blasting’ by oil industry in the Arctic Ocean

Press release | 24 August, 2015 at 8:15

Greenland Sea, 24 August 2015 - Firing seismic airguns to find new oil reserves in the Arctic Ocean is ‘alarming’ and could seriously injure whales and other marine life, according to a new scientific review. The oil industry is increasingly...

Greenpeace backs Kiribati President’s call for an end to coal

Press release | 13 August, 2015 at 3:51

South Tarawa, Kiribati, 13 August 2015 - Kiribati President Anote Tong today called for a global and immediate moratorium on all new coal mines and coal mine expansions, and has called on all State leaders to back his call to action in the lead...

Greenpeace warns Sendai nuclear restart will not end nuclear crisis facing Abe government

Press release | 11 August, 2015 at 5:23

Tokyo, 11 August 2015 - The restart of the Sendai nuclear reactor today will not reverse the terminal decline of Japan's nuclear industry, given all nine Japanese nuclear utilities are faced with insurmountable safety issues at their nuclear...

Victory as Standard Chartered ditches giant coal mine threatening Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 11 August, 2015 at 4:47

Sydney, 11 August 2015 - A major UK bank has announced today it is pulling out of one of the world’s most controversial coal developments following an international campaign by Greenpeace Australia Pacific and other organisations.

Obama urged to cancel Arctic drilling plans as standoff with Shell vessel ends

Press release | 31 July, 2015 at 6:33

Portland, USA, 30 July 2015 - The 26 Greenpeace USA activists that formed the 40-hour blockade stopping Shell’s icebreaker from leaving port have now come down from the St John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon.

Shell drilling support vessel turned back by blockade, climbers remain after 30 hours

Press release | 30 July, 2015 at 19:45

Portland, Oregon, 30 July, 2015 - Greenpeace USA activists suspended from the St. John’s Bridge in Portland for more than 30 hours have successfully prevented Shell’s Arctic drilling support vessel, the Fennica, from leaving Portland today.

Greenpeace US climbers block Shell's Arctic-bound vessel

Press release | 29 July, 2015 at 12:33

Portland, Oregon, 29 July, 2015 - 26 climbers have blocked Shell's Arctic icebreaking vessel, the MSV Fennica, as it attempted to leave Portland, Oregon. The climbers are currently preventing the ship from passing underneath the bridge on its way...

Injured Greenpeace activist faces Spanish navy culprits who threaten prosecution...

Press release | 28 July, 2015 at 16:05

Madrid, 28 July, 2015 - A Greenpeace activist who was severely injured by the Spanish navy on November 15th, 2014, during a peaceful protest at sea near the Canary Islands is being investigated under the piracy chapter of Spain's criminal code.

Solutions to Greek crisis: Greenpeace Greece launches crowdfunded solar campaign

Press release | 27 July, 2015 at 16:24

Rhodes, Greece, 27 July, 2015 – Twenty-one Greenpeace activists from Italy, Spain and Greece today spread a 600 square meter arrow banner reading ‘Oil is fueling Greek debt’, pointing at a Greek oil-fired power plant under construction on the...

Breakthrough for EU consumers as toxic chemical banned in textile imports

Press release | 22 July, 2015 at 10:17

Brussels, 22 July, 2015 – In a landmark decision, EU member states unanimously agreed to ban a toxic chemical from its clothing imports, closing a trade loophole that previously put the health of its citizens and environment at risk.

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