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Amazon gets serious on wind power

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | July 17, 2015

Amazon.com  announced  this week that it would purchase its electricity from a new 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina, the largest wind farm in the entire southeastern United States. The deal confirms two things: First, that...

Close your eyes and imagine an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | July 17, 2015

This is a story about the frozen ocean at the top of our planet. It's wild and untouched, and at the moment it's owned by everyone and no-one. This is the Arctic high seas, the wild west of the high north, and our global commons. But...

Natural heritage, that's more precious than oil and gold

Blog entry by Andrey Petrov | July 16, 2015

It is was an honour to receive a World Heritage Hero Award from the World Heritage Committee. It was an acknowledgement by them for the more than 20 years of hard work Greenpeace Russia has done towards saving world heritage sites. ...

Remember the unstoppable power of contagious courage

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | July 10, 2015

Thirty years ago, groups of individuals in New Zealand were preparing to leave their families, their jobs and their homes to set off in small boats across the Pacific Ocean into a nuclear weapons testing zone. They hoped that their...

Adventures in testing: Detoxing the great outdoors

Blog entry by nyoung | July 6, 2015

Eight Greenpeace teams have returned from expeditions on three continents carrying water and snow samples from remote areas for laboratory testing. The tests will show just how far contamination from PFCs – persistent and hazardous...

Joni Mitchell: A tribute to the artist

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | July 6, 2015

On 31 March, 2015, Joni Mitchell – who helped launch Greenpeace with a 1970 benefit concert, and emerged as one of the greatest songwriters and performers of the last 50 years – experienced a brain aneurysm. Friends found her...

The power of scaling parliament buildings: This is #RealClimateAction

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | July 3, 2015

I hope this finds you well. I just wanted to update you on some goings on down here in New Zealand. Last Thursday, just as the sun was rising over our capital of Wellington, four activists scaled our parliament building to install...

Real Climate Action

Image gallery | July 3, 2015

Shell's drilling plans just got cut in half — by walruses

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | July 3, 2015

The animal that comes most readily to mind when thinking of the Arctic, climate change, or sea ice melt is certainly the polar bear. Who woulda thunk, then, that the walrus would turn out to be the most headache-inducing megafauna for...

Breakthrough! Saving the vaquita just got one step closer

Blog entry by Gloria Chang | July 3, 2015

Remember these little guys? There are only 97 vaquita left in the world and you’ve been part of a global campaign to save them. In fact, in just the last 5 weeks, 100,000 of you have stood up and demanded they be protected. And good...

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