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We’ve had enough of eating and breathing Chernobyl

Blog entry by Rashid Alimov | April 11, 2016

I’m in the Bryansk region of Russia. Despite being over 180 kilometres from Chernobyl and thirty years after the disaster, my geiger counter still picks up elevated levels of radiation.   This invisible radiation hazard is a...

From fridge to film - the farmers choosing a sustainable life

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | April 11, 2016

They catch the fish you eat and harvest the rice you stir-fry. But there’s something that sets these farmers apart. They’ve taken on farming methods that have influenced the way they think about food and changed their way of life. ...

Can a new ocean treaty protect the Arctic?

Blog entry by Sarah North and Magnus Eckeskog | April 11, 2016

Two thirds of our oceans are beyond national borders and belong to all of us. But right now it’s like the wild west out there – the oceans and seabeds are at the mercy of reckless exploitation because existing ocean law focuses far...

15 things you didn't know about Chernobyl

Blog entry by Celine Mergan | April 11, 2016

In the early morning of April 26th, 1986, reactor four of the Chernobyl nuclear station exploded. It caused what the United Nations has called "the greatest environmental catastrophe in the history of humanity." Chernobyl was the...

17,000 hazardous chemicals and counting - open-sourcing Greenpeace’s global chemical...

Blog entry by Pierre Terras | April 4, 2016

Greenpeace is campaigning for a toxic-free future where hazardous chemicals are no longer produced, used and dumped into our environment. This includes chemicals which are persistent, toxic, bioaccumulative, carcinogenic and disruptive...

Sumatran rhino found while forest habitat is lost

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley | April 2, 2016

Last week, researchers announced the  first live encounter with a Sumatran rhino  in Borneo for over 40 years. But the human pressures that have pushed this species to the brink of extinction are still very much in play. A rhino...

First faces of fortress Europe

Blog entry by Dave Logie | April 2, 2016

It’s officially spring in the Northern Hemisphere but nobody seems to have told the weather gods in Lesbos. As 50-knot gusts of wind thump the island from the south, at least they bring welcome warm air and time to put some thoughts to...

Damn the dam: The threat one mega-dam poses to the Amazon and those who live there

Blog entry by Tica Minami | March 29, 2016

The Tapajós River – in the heart of the Amazon  –  is home to thousands of people and incomparable biodiversity. But all that could change if a proposed mega-dam project moves forward. At the moment you’re reading this,...

A big deal for our ocean

Blog entry by Magnus Eckeskog | March 28, 2016

Today governments from all over the world will meet at the United Nations in New York to develop a new treaty to save our oceans.  We will be there  to ensure clear rules for the creation of sanctuaries that will give our oceans the...

Fighting for Social Justice, from South Auckland to the High Seas

Blog entry by Tim McKinnel | March 24, 2016

Tim McKinnel manages investigative work for Greenpeace's global tuna campaign. The investigations focus on illegal fishing and human rights abuses​ in the fishing industry​ around the world. From 2009 to 2015 Tim led the...

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