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7 Resolutions for #OceanLovers

Blog by Veronica Frank | January 20, 2015

As January comes to a close, some New Year’s resolutions may have already fallen by the wayside. But in the final weeks of the month, we all need to think about committing to one more resolution: The resolution to protect the oceans and all its...

Bring Balance to the Bering Sea

Blog by Jackie Dragon | January 16, 2015

This week in Seattle billboards and posters are popping up with a message for companies that profit from the sale of our ocean wildlife. Greenpeace, Mission Blue, and Marine Conservation Institute — three organizations committed to protecting...

Forced labor on Thai fishing vessels

Blog by Farah Obaidullah | January 16, 2015

Plan to put prisoners on fishing boats sparks international condemnation – but what will US seafood businesses do? Late last year, Thai Union purchased the infamous Bumble Bee tuna brand. Given Bumble Bee’s terrible track record, a change in...

Endangered whale testicle beer is a thing now

Blog by John Hocevar | January 16, 2015

From the country that brought you sweaters for sheep and “Freezers Full of Whale Meat We Literally Can’t Even Give Away™” comes the exciting new product no one knew they couldn’t live without, Whale Ball Beer. That’s right, beer made from the...

Interview: Greenpeace campaigner shares her stories after winning award from NAACP

Blog by Greenpeace Staff | January 16, 2015

For anyone who’s packed up their things and moved to a whole new part of the country to make a difference, meet Greenpeace Field Organizer Monica Embrey. In October, Embrey was awarded the “Distinguished Service” award from the NAACP for her...

Cleaning Up an Arctic Oil Spill Would Be Impossible

Blog by Tim Donaghy | January 15, 2015

Oil spills are a terrible, horrible, no good, very big mess, even in in the best of times. But as a new report shows, cleaning up an oil spill in the pristine Arctic Ocean would be next to impossible. Even as Gulf Coast residents and ecosystems...

3 Reasons Obama’s New Methane Regulations Won’t Save Us

Blog by Jesse Coleman | January 14, 2015

The Obama Administration’s new plan to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, announced today, will at best only slow down the country’s fastest-growing source of heat-trapping gases. The rules recognize the serious methane...

After Decades of Death and Destruction, Shell Pays Just $83 Million for Recent Oil Spills

Blog by Elena Keates | January 11, 2015

New settlement for oil spills in 2008 and 2009 reaches $83 million, while contamination from hundreds of past spills continues to pollute water sources and land in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Oil operations, spills, and leaks have...

The Shadowlands around Fukushima

Blog by Robert Meyers | January 9, 2015

  A recurring theme in movies is the “Last Man on Earth” genre. A cataclysmic event or a virulent disease has wiped out most of humanity and left the survivors hideously mutated into dangerous monsters – except for one hero who roams an empty...

Photos: Looking back at the Kulluk rig disaster

Blog by Greenpeace Staff | January 9, 2015

Two winters ago in the treacherous Arctic waters off the north coast of Alaska, Shell’s monstrous drilling rig the Kulluk drifted loose from its towing line and was damaged beyond repair. Author and journalist McKenzie Funk published a harrowing...

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