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5 Greenpeace Facebook moments to remember

Blog entry by JulietteH | February 7, 2014

The social networking giant, Facebook, turned ten today, but what does that have to do with Greenpeace? Well, whether you’ve signed in or not, Facebook has become a prime mover in digital activism. It's played a role in, and...

Subsidy-free solar takes off in Spain

Blog entry by Jose Luis Garcia | February 5, 2014

Solar energy is clean, local, job-intensive, easy to install, quick to deploy, simple to maintain... but expensive. That used to be the mantra that solar promoters had to bear over the years, and it seemed an effective reason to keep...

Will a new lawsuit finally give some justice to the victims of Fukushima?

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | February 4, 2014

A joint lawsuit filed in Tokyo this week offers a glimmer of hope that those responsible for the Fukushima disaster might finally face justice … The 1,415 plaintiffs, including 38   Fukushima   residents and 357 people from...

Which part of Obama's State of the Union speech was written by the oil industry? [QUIZ]

Blog entry by Jesse Coleman | February 3, 2014

Test your BS meter with this one question quiz: Which part of Obama’s State of the Union was written by the oil industry? a) “America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades” b) “natural gas – if extracted...

Shell's Arctic albatross

Blog entry by James Turner | January 31, 2014

God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends, that plague thee thus! Why look'st thou so?' 'With my cross-bow I shot the Albatross.' Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798 A little over ten...

How L’Oreal committed to stop supporting deforestation

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | January 31, 2014

The world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, L’Oreal, has made a landmark promise to remove forest destruction from the products they sell. "Because I'm Worth It" is a catchy slogan coined 40 years ago by the French cosmetics...

Don't bet on coal and oil growth

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 28, 2014

A mind-boggling sum of about $800  for each person on the planet  is invested into fossil fuel companies through the global capital markets alone. That’s roughly 10% of the total capital invested in listed companies. The amount of...

You can’t sink a rainbow, you can’t seize a sunrise

Blog entry by Alex Harris | January 24, 2014

Alex Harris ar the Greenpeace office in London I trembled as I walked through the grounds of Murmansk prison on the 26th September. Inmates watched me and the arrival of the other notorious 29 new prisoners through their cell...

Davos: the shifting nature of power and the shifting power of nature

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 23, 2014

One of the most challenging weeks of my working life starts today: the week of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Over 2,500 Presidents, Prime Minsters, CEOs, Celebrities and Academics with a smattering...

Business leaders give forest destroyer April one year to reform

Blog entry by Richardg | January 22, 2014

Forest destruction by APRIL in Sumatra, Indonesia Pressure is mounting on April, the notorious forest destroyer that is determinedly trying to pulp what’s left of Indonesia's rainforests. This afternoon, the World Business Council...

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