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UNEP issues a strong call for a rapid carbon emissions phase out

Media release | November 19, 2014 at 15:30

Senators Whitehouse and Schatz Unveil Carbon Fee Legislation

Global Warming is Advancing Quicker -- New Report Suggests

Feature story | October 2, 2009 at 22:34

A new report, released last week by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) forecasts that the planet will warm by 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. This new revelation is much faster than forecast just two years ago.

US calling for an end to bottom trawling

Feature story | October 3, 2006 at 18:00

Actress Sigourney Weaver, star of Alien and Ghostbusters, joined us at the UN in New York calling for a moratorium on high - seas bottom trawling. Adding more weight to Team Ocean Defenders, the US government has also been supportive. ...

Greenpeace Sails No War Banner Past United Nations

Media release | March 5, 2003 at 18:00

Greenpeace activists anchored a large banner to a boat today, reading "No War. When Will the U.S. Disarm?" and sailed it in front of the United Nations headquarters.

Greenpeace Calls on U.N. Members to Unite for Peace

Media release | March 11, 2003 at 18:00

Greenpeace and the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York called on the members of the United Nations to use U.N. resolution 377, known as "Uniting for Peace" to avoid a war on Iraq.

World Leaders Unite for Action on Global Warming

Feature story | September 23, 2007 at 18:00

World leaders are gathering in New York City for the largest United Nations meeting on climate change since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. And, Greenpeace is there to make sure that the agenda includes strong action to combat global warming—and...

The Arctic is melting faster than expected

Blog by Michelle Frey | May 4, 2011 1 comment

The Arctic is melting faster than expected and could contribute 2-3 feet more in global sea levels by 2100 than earlier thought, experts state in a new report. The report shatters predictions made four years ago by the authoritative...

The Arctic Heart

Video | September 19, 2012 at 14:39

The crew of the Greenpeace ship MY Arctic Sunrise construct a 'heart, with the flags of the 193 country members of the United Nations on an ice floe north of the Arctic Circle. The 'heart' of flags is suspended by wires a few centimetres from...

Ancient Traditions, Modern Politics & the Future of Forests in Cancun

Blog by Rolf Skar | December 9, 2010

The tangled jungle had grown up and over the pyramid so thoroughly, I didn’t see it until I was standing at its base.  Looking up its steep slopes, I was overcome with a sense of history both human and natural.  How long ago was this ...

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