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Victory! World's largest marine protected area established off Antarctica!

Blog entry by Willie | October 29, 2016

Today, the largest marine protected area in the world was created in the Ross Sea, off the coast of Antarctica. This is a HUGE victory for the whales, penguins, and toothfish that live there and for the millions of people standing up...

Silver Power: Swiss grannies challenge Government’s weak climate policies

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | October 28, 2016

The Paris climate agreement got some new teeth today when more than 450 women aged 65 and older submitted a legal petition to force the Swiss government to take stronger action on climate change. The complaint alleges that weak...

Vaquita porpoise takes centre stage at Whaling Commission meeting

Blog entry by Willie | October 28, 2016

Big news for a little porpoise. Something big just happened for the  tiny vaquita porpoise  at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting. The diminutive porpoise was the subject of a resolution, passed by all the countries...

Breaching environmental boundaries: UN report on resource limits

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | October 25, 2016

This summer, the United Nations International Resource Panel (IRP), published 'Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity', a report that admits what ecologists have been saying for decades: resources are limited, human...

Why we are taking Arctic oil to court

Blog entry by Ingrid Skjoldvær and Truls Gulowsen | October 25, 2016

With this historic court case a new generation is now taking action to stop oil companies from kidnapping our future.  Nature & Youth and Greenpeace Nordic, alongside a broad coalition, have filed an unprecedented people-powered legal...

To live in peace, meet the Japanese community fighting for their forest

Blog entry by Takashi Morizumi | October 25, 2016

For 20 years, the people of Okinawa, Japan have opposed the construction of a US military base that will damage the marine environment and endangered sea creatures like the Japanese dugong. Now the construction threatens to take over...

Why are environmental negotiations being led by polluting industries?

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbaja | October 25, 2016

Last week, in Kigali, Rwanda, governments across the world agreed on a landmark deal to phase down HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons). HFCs are greenhouse gases that are up to a thousand times more powerful than CO2. They are used as...

10 good reasons to protect whales

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | October 25, 2016

Killing whales for food has been happening for millennia. But it was commercial whaling – turning whales into barrels of oil for profit – that led to the wholesale destruction of most of the world’s populations of big whales. The loss...

This is not a drill. Greenpeace calls for a summer of action

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | October 19, 2016

This is huge. After years of local community opposition and relentless pressure by us, Statoil has pulled the plug on its Reinga basin drilling plans in Northland. This is a momentous victory that thousands of people like you...

It's time to push Statoil out for good

Blog entry by Mike Smith | October 18, 2016

On Friday last week, New Zealand woke to the news that Norwegian oil giant, Statoil, was pulling the plug on its operations in Northland’s Reinga Basin. Although the company’s representatives were quick to claim the move came as a...

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