January

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IPCC warning means it’s time to get serious about protecting our oceans

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | April 1, 2014

We know climate change is the biggest threat facing our world, which is why it is Greenpeace’s priority campaign. Today’s  report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s highlights the enormous  impacts and...

In pictures: Over 30 years of anti-whaling campaigning

Blog entry by Angela Glienicke | April 1, 2014

A sperm whale Today the International Court of Justice handed down its long-anticipated decision on whether Japan's government-subsidised whaling programme in the Southern Ocean should be allowed to continue. We have been...

Japan's 'research whaling' ruled illegal by International Court of Justice

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | April 1, 2014

UPDATE:   The Government of Japan has officially cancelled plans to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean this coming year. Detailed update at bottom.     Original post: Whales everywhere will be jumping for joy today.

Reality bytes

Blog entry by Ana Mules | March 28, 2014

Momma do the laundry, momma pay the bills, momma cook the food, yo, I ain’t going nowhere. Simply because I can’t. Life has just got a bit too hard for our youth - growing up means death by debt. House debt, educational debt, iDebt.

P&G gets a timely reminder: destroying forests is not “sustainable”

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | March 27, 2014

So, P&G is still ignoring nearly 400,000 of us who've written to its CEO, Alan G. Lafley. And P&G is still claiming the company is "committed to the sustainable sourcing of palm oil". But today, we did something it can't ignore:...

Lessons from Exxon Valdex, 25 years later

Blog entry by Richard Steiner | March 25, 2014

Monday was the 25-year anniversary of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. Now seems a good time to reflect on lessons learned, and lessons lost. 1.  Oil spill “cleanup” is a myth . Once oil has spilled, it is impossible to...

Winning! Colgate to end its role in forest destruction

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | March 25, 2014

Nearly 400,000 of you have written to P&G’s CEO. Dozens of protests have taken place in cities as diverse as Jakarta, Cincinnati and London. And thousands have taken to Facebook, Twitter and even their phones to tell P&G to...

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | March 21, 2014

© Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace We cannot sustain life without healthy, thriving forests. That is why Greenpeace campaigns for their protection and on this International Day of Forests, we want to share with you a few reasons why you...

Stop the TPPA - join the nationwide day of action

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | March 21, 2014

This month is the fourth anniversary of the start of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement or TPPA. To mark this occasion there are going to be protest rallies all over New Zealand on Saturday March 29 th , calling...

The Nuclear Security Summit fails to address the big hazards

Blog entry by Jorien de Lege | March 21, 2014

World leaders are coming together at The Hague in the Netherlands next week for the Nuclear Security Summit to talk about what Barack Obama called "one of the greatest threat to international security": nuclear terrorism. That does...

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