2013

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Oil companies' Amazon Reef drilling plans in big trouble

Blog entry by Greenpeace | August 31, 2017

BP and Total have suffered a massive setback in their plans to drill for oil near the Amazon Reef. The companies' joint application for a drilling permit is in crisis, after the Brazilian government rejected their environmental...

Glimmer of hope for the orangutan as palm oil company bows to peat forest pressure

Blog entry by Juliet Perry | August 30, 2017

For the first time ever, a palm oil company has been forced to restore rainforest and peatland in order to continue supplying the global market. Under pressure from customers and civil society, Malaysian palm oil company FGV has...

Can the world come to its senses on nuclear weapons?

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | August 29, 2017

Looking back, one of the key moments that was to define both my professional and personal path was the moment I stepped onto the small atoll of Rongelap, in the Pacific Ocean. It was 17 May 1985 and I was 24 years old. At first...

The dairy farmer's daughter who locked herself inside an irrigation pipe to protest...

Blog entry by Rosemary Penwarden | August 26, 2017

I'm inside a pipe on the Canterbury Plains with Olga from Greenpeace. We each have an arm secured into a tube inside a two and a half metre irrigation pipe. We're in a ditch between the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers. Our pipe is one of...

9 ways to reduce your plastic use

Blog entry by Alice Hunter | August 25, 2017

We’ve all seen the headlines about the huge environmental problems caused by single-use plastics. Governments and corporations have a responsibility to take action – but what can we do to cut down our personal plastic footprints? ...

How does plastic end up in the ocean?

Blog entry by Louisa Casson | August 23, 2017

We know our oceans and coastlines are choking on plastic. We’ve all seen plastic bottles, food wrappers and plastic bags polluting beaches, and been horrified by the stories of marine creatures like seabirds and whales starving when...

Cabbages and Kings.

Blog entry by pvine | August 22, 2017

Frogs will rain from the sky, a blight will cross the land, and white walkers will travel south of the wall. All this will come to pass. Oh and cabbages might cost more. That’s the tenor of the response of Irrigation New Zealand...

With love from the Arctic

Blog entry by Lizzie Sullivan | August 18, 2017

Greenpeace kayakers have stopped an oil rig drilling in the Norwegian Arctic. I know, because I’m there right now. My name is Lizzie. I’m a web developer from New Zealand, and I’m here on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise with...

The world is on fire

Blog entry by Konstantin Fomin | August 14, 2017

A huge wildfire is raging in Greenland. 150 km from the Arctic Circle and just 50 km away from Greenland's ice sheet, large swathes of tundra have been   burning for over a week . Nobody has seen anything like this in recent times.

Violence against Indigenous peoples destroys our common home

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | July 18, 2017

In May this year, two brothers, Vázquez and Agustín Torres, were murdered near Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. They were Wixárika (Huichol) leaders, working to preserve their land from incursion by cattle ranchers and drug cartels.

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