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Saving Peatland With the President

Blog entry by Longgena Ginting | November 28, 2014

Today we made history in the protection of Indonesian peatlands. I’ve just got back from a monitoring trip to Sumatra’s devastated peatland forests with Indonesia’s new president Jokowi, where the president witnessed firsthand ongoing...

The Soya Moratorium lives on – but what will follow after it?

Blog entry by Richard George | November 28, 2014

For eight years, the  Soya Moratorium  has protected the Amazon rainforest from deforestation.  It has just been renewed for the eighth time . But what happens when it ends for good, 18 months from now? The Soya Moratorium was...

Momentum Builds for No Deforestation Palm Oil

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | November 26, 2014

By now you know the problem: a rapidly expanding palm oil industry, eating up forests, draining carbon-rich peatlands, and sparking conflict with local people and workers. But if you had to guess at what is turning out to be a key...

For oil companies, our rights are just another obstacle

Blog entry by Martin, Joris, Leon and Faiza | November 22, 2014

Once upon a time fossil fuel exploration took place far away, out of sight and out of mind. But as oil and gas giants become ever more desperate for new reserves they’re prepared to drill in places that were previously unthinkable.

The Arctic Sunrise, her journey continues

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | November 22, 2014

Last Saturday, the ecologically pristine area around the Canary Islands was the watery stage of the next chapter in the story of the Arctic Sunrise. Last year, she carried Greenpeace activists across icy waters North of Russia, where...

Marshall Islands takes on the nuclear-armed states, for all our sakes

Blog entry by Daniel Simons and Jen Maman | November 20, 2014

“The day the sun rose twice”. That's how 1 March 1954 was recorded in the history of Rongelap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, part of the Marshall Islands. Early that morning, shortly after the sun rose in the east, a second sun...

UPDATED: Activist hospitalised after boats rammed during peaceful protest against oil...

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | November 16, 2014

Update - 18 November: The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation has orderd the detention of the Arctic Sunrise . Mario Rodriguez, director of Greenpeace Spain, said in response... "It’s telling that the Spanish...

Europe's monster boats plunder Pacific tuna stocks

Blog entry by Nathaniel Pelle | November 14, 2014

We usually refer to them as Pacific Island nations, but territories like Kiribati are more like vast ocean nations. Kiribati (pronounced 'Kirr-i-bas') is a nation of 33 coral atolls and reef islands dispersed over 3.5 million square...

Historic US-China deal marks the beginning of the end of China’s coal chapter

Blog entry by Li Shuo | November 14, 2014

Today could be the most important day so far this century in climate and energy politics. China and United States have come to an historic agreement , negotiated privately over a period of months, that represents China's first...

No, Interstellar doesn’t mention climate change—but it could still do the problem a...

Blog entry by Brian Johnson | November 14, 2014

Like so many of us, I am really concerned about climate change. So imagine my excitement upon hearing that writer-director Christopher Nolan (of recent Batman trilogy fame) might be tackling the issue in his newest film, Interstellar.

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