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Briefing:Risks and impacts of oil exploration in the Arctic

Publication | 26 August, 2010 at 17:16

Oil companies are expanding their search for oil to new frontiers previously considered too inaccessible, expensive or risky to exploit. This relentless expansion has now reached the Arctic, where large areas of the ocean are opening up each...

Swimming in Chemicals

Publication | 25 August, 2010 at 4:00

For many years there has been growing concern over the manufacture and use of hazardous chemicals, and over the presence of many of these chemicals in the environment as a result of their release from industrial sources or from products that the...

Briefing: Case Study on Angra 3 nuclear reactor

Publication | 10 August, 2010 at 14:00

The Angra 3 reactor is a typical example of a nuclear 'hang-over' project, where construction started decades ago has never been finished. A coalition of environmental and citizen groups has called on European banks and decision makers not to...

Nuclear Banks, No Thanks!

Publication | 10 August, 2010 at 11:30

Nuclear power is not only the most controversial and dangerous form of energy generation, it is also one of the most expensive. To raise the many billions of euros needed to build even a single nuclear reactor, utility companies therefore rely...

Defending the last ocean

Publication | 5 August, 2010 at 10:09

This is the story of how our fishermen, having taken so many fish from the seas closer to home, are now venturing to the ends of the Earth in order to maintain our insatiable appetite for seafood. This is also the story of how a group of...

Forest reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Leaving people out

Publication | 29 July, 2010 at 11:20

On the 26th of January, 2010 twenty-seven villagers from the province of Bandundu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo staged a sit-in protest against the operations of the Société de Développement Forestier or Sodefor – a subsidiary of...

How Sinar Mas is expanding its empires of destruction

Publication | 29 July, 2010 at 0:25

Sinar Mas group is notorious for its destruction of millions of hectares of Indonesian rainforest, peatland and wildlife habitat. Two divisions within the group lead the destruction: pulp and palm oil. Recently, the group has diversified into coal.

GE enforces corporate control of agriculture

Publication | 19 July, 2010 at 9:00

The introduction of genetic engineering (GE) in plant breeding has been accompanied by the expansion of patent monopolies.

The deadly legacy of radioactive waste

Publication | 10 July, 2010 at 13:55

This briefing illustrates why - for now, and for the coming hundreds of thousands of years - the nuclear waste problem is here to stay and why we should stop wasting our time with nuclear power. It summarises some of the failed ‘solutions’ for...

How Sinar Mas is pulping the planet

Publication | 6 July, 2010 at 1:00

A new investigative report from Greenpeace, 'How Sinar Mas is Pulping the Planet', shows how major brands like Walmart, Auchan and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) are fueling climate change and pushing Sumatran tigers and orang-utans towards the...

Ecological farming: Drought-resistant agriculture

Publication | 1 July, 2010 at 14:55

Human-induced climate change is resulting in less and more erratic rainfall, especially in regions where food security is very low. The poor in rural and dry areas will suffer the most and will require cheap and accessible strategies to adapt to...

Picking Cotton

Publication | 15 June, 2010 at 9:30

This case study shows the economic stability and benefit for Indian farmers of farming cotton organically and without genetic engineering and toxic chemicals.

Energy Revolution 2010

Publication | 7 June, 2010 at 9:24

A global energy scenario paints a picture of our common future – the picture depicts how the future could unfold. Energy scenarios send important messages on alternative futures to decision makers in political, financial, industrial sectors as...

Mind the Gap

Publication | 1 June, 2010 at 12:15

There is a major gap between what Governments have pledged since Copenhagen on greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets - and what is actually needed to keep global temperature rise to below 2 degrees C. But there are solutions!

Atlantic bluefin tuna crisis

Publication | 28 May, 2010 at 15:17

The bluefin crisis is the result of decades of destructive over-fishing by purse seine and longline fishing operations. These fishing methods, which take too many fish too fast, have left the Atlantic bluefin unable to recover, forcing...

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