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Remembering Rick Piltz – Whistleblower and Climate Science Advocate

Blog by Connor Gibson | October 20, 2014

Last weekend, the country lost a public servant and altruist named Rick Piltz. Mr. Piltz was a government whistleblower who documented how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency systematically misled the public, downplaying the certainty of...

7 inspiring stories of communities taking action for climate

Blog by Helena Meresman | October 17, 2014

Stories of communities taking action for the climate and refusing to accept the plans of polluting fossil fuel companies are happening more and more. Here are just a few inspiring climate acts of courage taken by doctors, villagers, students,...

Why Colorado’s GMO Labeling Proposition 105 Matters To You

Blog by Elena Keates | October 16, 2014

In November, Coloradans have the opportunity to exercise their power as citizens and consumers by voting for mandatory labeling of genetically modified and genetically engineered food. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically...

How deforestation helped unleash Ebola

Blog by Guest Post | October 15, 2014

Crossposted from Grist by Amelia Urry Perhaps you have heard about Ebola, otherwise known as The Most Terrifying Disease Of Our Modern Times (Sorry, MERs; panic is a fickle friend). But you might not have heard that Ebola’s origin story also...

How Greenpeace may be about to stop US $150 million getting into a dodgy fishing company

Blog by Elsa Lee | October 15, 2014

Seeing Greenpeace in the leading headline of Hong Kong’s most prestigious financial newspaper is not something I am used to! But if you knew why, you would see how your support is bringing companies engaged in overfishing to their knees. It...

WATCH: Bill Nye the Science Guy Explains GMOs

Blog by Cassady Sharp | October 15, 2014

This months marks World Food Day on October 16th- perfecting timing for the “Right to Know” GMO labeling propositions this November on two major state ballots in Oregon and Colorado. Still not sure what a GMO, or genetically modified organism,...

Using GPS Trackers, Forest Crimes Unit Exposes Amazon Timber Smuggling

Blog by Daniel Brindis | October 14, 2014

Deep in the Amazon, Greenpeace went undercover over the last few weeks using covert GPS locators, to monitor logging trucks shuttling between illegal logging camps and saw mills that export to the U.S. and Europe. During the day, empty logging...

The story behind Greenpeace’s squid attacking a submarine footage

Blog by Cassady Sharp | October 13, 2014

In case you missed it, last week was Cephalopod Awareness Week. This gave us the perfect opportunity to dig through photos and video footage of a 2007 research expedition into the Bering Sea canyons during which the research team ran into...

Korea’s fishing crime wave

Blog by Karli Thomas | October 13, 2014

It’s incredible to watch the unravelling of the tangled web illegal fishers have woven around their dirty business. Fishing companies have created elaborate webs of deception stretching from Korea to New Zealand, Argentina to South Africa, and...

Airpocalypse hits Beijing- and breaks devastating new record

Blog by Zhang Kai | October 10, 2014

Usually it’s only locals that have to suffer through Beijing’s notorious air pollution. But as records in air quality are smashed, celebrities and sport stars in town this week are forced to power through as well. Mariah Carey, top cyclists and...

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