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25th Anniversary of Bhopal Disaster

Feature story | December 2, 2009 at 18:00

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Bhopal disaster, a coalition of labor and environmental groups put out a call for safety at U.S. chemical plants. Just 300 of the 6,000+ high-risk chemical sites across the U.S. put more than 100 million...

Twelve days left to avert climate chaos

Feature story | November 25, 2009 at 18:00

Twelve days before the critical UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, Greenpeace activists shut down the export facilities of a major pulp mill operated by Sinar Mas and owned by pulp and paper company APP in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests.

Giving Thanks

Feature story | November 25, 2009 at 9:00

Thanksgiving. It's the one time a year that we take a minute to pause and remember all we're thankful for.

Final voyage of the Japanese whaling fleet?

Feature story | November 19, 2009 at 18:00

Following a week of potentially crippling budgetary reviews and a high-profile visit from US President Barack Obama to Japan, the so-called 'scientific' whaling fleet crept out of port. Greenpeace called for the departure to be the program's last.

Indonesian Forest Ministry halts APRIL’s forest destruction on Kampar

Feature story | November 18, 2009 at 18:00

Greenpeace today welcomed Indonesia’s Forest Minister, Mr. Zulkifli Hasan’s, statement ordering pulp and paper products manufacturing giant APRIL to halt its forest clearing activities on the carbon-rich peatlands of the Kampar Peninsula, Riau,...

Happy 50th Antarctic Treaty

Feature story | November 12, 2009 at 18:00

On December 1, 2009, Greenpeace celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty. From this treaty, an international landmark was created and a World Park was established to protect an entire continent.

End of Japanese whaling may be in sight

Feature story | November 12, 2009 at 11:18

We've been watching the horizon for this one for a very long time, but our colleagues up in the crow's nest report that a new blip on the horizon could mean an end to Japanese whaling in Antarctica.

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | November 11, 2009 at 18:00

UPDATE: November 18, 2009 - Two Greenpeace activists from Germany and Italy and two members of the press from India and Italy, all of whom were traveling on valid business and journalist visas, were picked up and detained by Indonesian police.

Obama and the whale

Feature story | November 10, 2009 at 14:54

The government of Japan has decided to look into wasteful spending. We can't think of a greater waste than the Japanese whaling program. So we sent a delegation to the place where the review committee is meeting.

House Approves Historic Chemical Security Bill

Feature story | November 8, 2009 at 18:00

Eight years after the September 11th attacks, the House of Representatives approved the "Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009," (H.R. 2868) by a vote of 230 to 193. This is the first time either house of Congress has approved permanent...

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