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Life on the edge with the Munduruku

Blog entry by Ruby Powell | July 18, 2016

I've been living in a Munduruku traditional village for one week today. Every morning I wake up to the chorus of calls from the forest. The bird sing and rattle, the crickets chime, and the roosters crow as the light filters in...

NZ's electricity watchdog afraid of the sunlight?

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | July 16, 2016

This week the Electricity Authority – New Zealand’s supposed power watchdog – decided it wasn’t keen on being stuck in the middle of public and private interests anymore, so it picked a side . Three guesses about which side it...

Why I’m in the Amazon

Blog entry by Ruby Powell | July 13, 2016

I’m currently in the heart of the Amazon living amongst the Munduruku Indigenous People. We’ve set up camp and we’re here standing with them because the Brazilian Government is planning to build a mega hydrodam on the Tapajós river,...

Which fashion brands are going toxic-free?

Blog entry by Kirsten Brodde | July 8, 2016

It was a massive step when Adidas, Puma and Nike promised to go toxic-free by 2020. But when we turned our attention to other companies, the rest of the industry put up resistance. “It’s not feasible what Greenpeace wants us to do,”...

My first day with the Munduruku people

Blog entry by Ruby Powell | July 8, 2016

Today I arrived in the heart of the Amazon. Sawre Muybu on the Tapajos River. It was a early start because we flew from Manaus to Itaituba at 6am. The flight took us over extensive networks of rivers and forests. The deeper we...

The heart of the Amazon: destroyed?

Blog entry by India Thorogood | July 7, 2016

The Amazon: the threat of illegal logging, cattle ranching and soya farming are enough - but now a series of vast hydroelectric dams could flood an area around the Tapajos river, an area bigger than Greater London. The Amazon is one...

What if you were murdered simply for speaking up for the planet?

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 7, 2016

Shocking new research  reveals at least 185 environmental activists were murdered fighting for the planet last year.  It was the deadliest year on record - yet you won’t see this story in the newspapers, nor the all culprits...

Infographic: Why We Should Save Sharks, Not Fear Them

Blog entry by Tina Solin | July 1, 2016

Because there’s no #SharkWeek without sharks. Here at Greenpeace, we’ll take any excuse to talk about how amazing sharks are. And we particularly love any opportunity to talk about how violent and threatening sharks are ...

So how did they get that grand piano to the Arctic?

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | June 30, 2016

The Steinway baby grand piano was slung and swung on board in Germany, it was lashed down in the hold and we headed north. We took in a storm off the coast of Norway where green seas were shipped over the pitching bow and portholes...

8 Photos Take You Inside the Movement to Save the Amazon

Blog entry by Rolf Skar | June 30, 2016

The Munduruku indigenous community is trying to save its land — and with it the heart of the Amazon Basin — from a destructive mega-dam. I was lucky enough to spend a week with them fighting against deforestation and Amazon destruction...

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