The Environmentalist

  • Why the fight to stop Keystone XL is far from over

    November 22, 2017
    Tim Donaghy

    This week Nebraska's Public Service Commission approved an alternate route for the Keystone XL pipeline. But that decision wasn't what the pipeline builder was hoping for -- and it shows that continued resistance will be crucial to defeating this pipeline for good.

  • Plastic is Everyone’s Problem, So Why Are We Focusing on Coke?

    November 17, 2017
    John Hocevar

    Coke is one of the most recognizable brands in the world and says it is committed to environmental sustainability. As the world’s largest soft drink company, Coca-Cola has a special responsibility to drastically reduce its plastic footprint and stop its bottles from choking our oceans.

  • Why Greenpeace Supports a Just Recovery in Puerto Rico

    November 17, 2017
    Hannah Strange

    Greenpeace’s ship the Arctic Sunrise is en route from Miami to San Juan to support ‘Our Power Puerto Rico’, a national campaign started by Climate Justice Alliance (CJA). We are going to support rural communities on the island as they push for a Just Recovery following Hurricane Maria.

  • How Environmentally Friendly is Your Insurance Company?

    November 17, 2017
    Guest Blogger

    It’s no surprise that major U.S. insurers are getting hit with a large number of claims following this year’s unusual number of major hurricanes and wildfires. But what should outrage everyone is that decades after the industry first recognized and began to warn about the growing threat of climate change, many leading insurers are still deeply invested in the very source of the problem — coal and other fossil fuels.

  • Why I Trawled for Plastic On Board the Arctic Sunrise

    November 11, 2017
    Bonnie Wright

    My name is Bonnie Wright, and I am very excited to be with Greenpeace on board The Arctic Sunrise. You may recognize me as Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter films, but for the last three days, I have been a volunteer deckhand.