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How Germany is revolutionising its energy system. And who's standing in the way.

Blog entry by Karsten Smid | April 10, 2014

As the UN climate panel meets in Berlin this week to finalise its report on options for combating climate change, here's how Germany is rising to the challenge. Rapidly reduce your reliance on coal? AND phase out nuclear power at...

Consumer power! Procter & Gamble decides to wash its bad palm oil away

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | April 10, 2014

About 400,000 emails to Procter & Gamble CEO. Thousands of phone calls to P&G offices around the world. Dozens of protests throughout the planet. 7300 Sumatran orangutans at risk of being made homeless. ...

Sack Simon: The forgotten forest is a bridge too far

Blog entry by Ana Mules | April 9, 2014

Sneaky buggers those forests. Hard to keep track of. One minute they’re there, next they aren’t… a bit like Members of Parliament. In today’s opinion piece TV3’s Political Editor Paddy Gower asked: “Is Simon Bridges asleep...

The unquenchable thirst of an expanding coal industry

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 8, 2014

Article originally published in  the Guardian. An oasis is a body of  water,  ringed by greenery and beyond that, a lifeless, endless landscape that coughs up dust and sand whenever the wind touches it. It is a globally understood...

Indigenous people of Komi decide to kick Lukoil out of their lands

Blog entry by Greenpeace Feature Desk | April 4, 2014

Residents from 13 different villages in the Izhma district of Komi region gathered at a public meeting to discuss recent environmental problems caused by Lukoil, the primary oil company operating in this subarctic area. The result of...

DRC logging is out of control as Chatham House study lays bare

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | April 3, 2014

Almost all of the logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo is illegal, says  a new report by the UK-based think tank, Chatham House . Though the figure of 87% is a startling one, it is not surprising for those of us here at...

NZ Govt energy policy: fiscal idiocy and atmospheric self-harm

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | April 2, 2014

As the IPPC report predicts dire consequences for New Zealand, our politicians talk only about ‘adaptation’ to Climate Change while carving up NZ for more fossil fuel exploration and maintaining an 'all of the above' approach to energy...

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...

BREAKING: 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.

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