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What do over 5 million cows + relaxed environmental regulations equal?

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | February 3, 2016

Answer? A fresh water crisis. Gone are the days of Aussies telling Kiwi sheep jokes. In the past 20 years, sheep,  pine trees and shrub have made way for more and more cows,  mostly for intensive dairying.   At the same time our...

Great news for outdoor lovers: high performance without PFCs is possible

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | February 2, 2016

"Going PFC-free in one of the world's most extreme and challenging natural environments is possible. I can do it". This was the idea David Bacci – an Italian professional climber – submitted to us when we asked the outdoor community...

Vietnam ditches coal…meanwhile in NZ, we’re applying for more mines

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | January 29, 2016

Coal is widely considered a dead industry here in New Zealand, where yonks ago we discovered the benefits of hydro dams far outweighed unprofitable, unsafe, dirty mines. We like to think that coal is one of those outdated things...

Hong Kong’s ivory ban just a sliver of its wildlife crime

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | January 27, 2016

It’s worth more than cocaine, diamonds, gold, or heroin. So what’s stopping the Hong Kong government from stamping out all illegal wildlife products? Along Hollywood Road in Hong Kong’s touristy arts district sit rows of large...

Leaving Traces

Publication | January 26, 2016 at 13:59

In this latest investigation Greenpeace tested a range of outdoor gear for hazardous per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). The study reveals that not only outdoor clothing and footwear but also camping and hiking equipment such as backpacks,...

Hazardous chemicals found in outdoor gear

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | January 26, 2016

Remember in September when we asked major outdoor brands if they use PFCs to make their products? Most brands had to admit that they do use PFCs. But they didn’t tell us which products they were in.  So we asked you which...

Could 2016 be the year we break free from coal?

Blog entry by Kelly Mitchell | January 18, 2016

We’ve barely entered 2016, but China and the US –  the world’s largest coal producers –  have already embarked on sweeping changes to cut out coal. Could 2016 be the year we break free from this dirty fossil fuel? It’s...

Greenpeace International announces new co-Executive Directors

Feature story | January 16, 2016 at 9:42

Greenpeace International has today named not only its first female International Executive Director, but two. Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid will take up the reins in an innovative co-leadership role on 4 April 2016.

Chile has 24,133 glaciers, and we’re losing them piece by piece

Blog entry by Estefanía Gonzalez | January 14, 2016

There are 24,133 glaciers in Chile – 82% of the glaciers in South America. These vast and intricate cascades of white, blue and brown not only form one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world, they are also vital to the...

We did it! Victory for China's giant pandas

Blog entry by Yi Lan | January 13, 2016

2016 has kicked off with great news for pandas. Back in October, Greenpeace East Asia revealed that China’s iconic giant pandas were under threat from rampant illegal logging in the world’s largest panda habitat. 'Loggers in...

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