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'The river is our blood.' Standing with the Munduruku in the heart of the Amazon

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | July 21, 2016

There is nothing quite like flying over the Brazilian Amazon. The forest spreads out like an endless green carpet, crisscrossed by ribbons of water, and goes on for as far as the eye can see. Banks of clouds break up the vast sky. As...

5 Small Things That Explain The Big Problem with Microbeads

Blog entry by India Thorogood | July 21, 2016

What's the deal with microbeads? Here's 5 things that'll explain it all in no time at all. 1. This straight to the point cartoon:   2. This video from Story of Stuff shows the story of a microbead from production, to...

Life on the edge with the Munduruku

Blog entry by Ruby Powell | July 18, 2016

I've been living in a Munduruku traditional village for one week today. Every morning I wake up to the chorus of calls from the forest. The bird sing and rattle, the crickets chime, and the roosters crow as the light filters in...

NZ's electricity watchdog afraid of the sunlight?

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | July 16, 2016

This week the Electricity Authority – New Zealand’s supposed power watchdog – decided it wasn’t keen on being stuck in the middle of public and private interests anymore, so it picked a side . Three guesses about which side it...

Why I’m in the Amazon

Blog entry by Ruby Powell | July 13, 2016

I’m currently in the heart of the Amazon living amongst the Munduruku Indigenous People. We’ve set up camp and we’re here standing with them because the Brazilian Government is planning to build a mega hydrodam on the Tapajós river,...

Which fashion brands are going toxic-free?

Blog entry by Kirsten Brodde | July 8, 2016

It was a massive step when Adidas, Puma and Nike promised to go toxic-free by 2020. But when we turned our attention to other companies, the rest of the industry put up resistance. “It’s not feasible what Greenpeace wants us to do,”...

My first day with the Munduruku people

Blog entry by Ruby Powell | July 8, 2016

Today I arrived in the heart of the Amazon. Sawre Muybu on the Tapajos River. It was a early start because we flew from Manaus to Itaituba at 6am. The flight took us over extensive networks of rivers and forests. The deeper we...

The heart of the Amazon: destroyed?

Blog entry by India Thorogood | July 7, 2016

The Amazon: the threat of illegal logging, cattle ranching and soya farming are enough - but now a series of vast hydroelectric dams could flood an area around the Tapajos river, an area bigger than Greater London. The Amazon is one...

What if you were murdered simply for speaking up for the planet?

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 7, 2016

Shocking new research  reveals at least 185 environmental activists were murdered fighting for the planet last year.  It was the deadliest year on record - yet you won’t see this story in the newspapers, nor the all culprits...

Infographic: Why We Should Save Sharks, Not Fear Them

Blog entry by Tina Solin | July 1, 2016

Because there’s no #SharkWeek without sharks. Here at Greenpeace, we’ll take any excuse to talk about how amazing sharks are. And we particularly love any opportunity to talk about how violent and threatening sharks are ...

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