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Tackling deforestation – it’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it

Blog by Zul Fahmi | February 5, 2015

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) had a history of greenwashing – remember its former Rainforest Realities website? When the company launched its zero deforestation pledge in early 2013, there were those who pointed to this history of making big promises...

We’re In A Hole. Let’s Stop Digging: Prevent fracked gas exports in Oregon

Blog by Guest Post | February 4, 2015

This guest blog was written by Lesley Adams of Waterkeeper Alliance in Talent, Oregon The world’s preeminent scientific body on climate change has stated that we have already taken up a huge amount of our global budget for greenhouse gas...

Greenpeace Podcast: Voting with your wallet. Is there an app for that?

Blog by Mary Ambrose | February 3, 2015

This month on the Greenpeace podcast: Detox your shopping. Vote with your wallet.  Is there an app for that? Is it true that Burt’s Bees – maker of those natural creams and lipsticks – isn’t owned by that avuncular character on the labels but by...

Repower Our Schools: 100% Renewable Energy Offers Schools Savings, Health and...

Blog by Monica Embrey | February 3, 2015

Imagine if every school in our country was powered by clean, affordable, renewable energy. Schools everywhere could have solar arrays on their roofs to power the classrooms, provide important learning opportunities for their students, and save...

Obama wants to sell stupidly expensive nuclear power to India

Blog by Jim Riccio | February 2, 2015

In today’s Washington Post, Stanford University’s Vivek Wadhwa wrote “Why Obama should stop pushing nuclear energy on India“. Greenpeace wholeheartedly agrees! The future of electricity production in the US around the globe isn’t nuclear; it’s...

One year since the Dan River coal ash spill, why Citizens United and solar policy are key

Blog by Monica Embrey | February 2, 2015

It’s been one year since Duke Energy’s Dan River power plant caused one of the worst coal ash disasters in U.S. history, spewing up to 39,000 tons of toxic coal ash across North Carolina and into Virginia. So where do things stand now? More than...

In pictures: APRIL’s unhappy anniversary

Blog by Greenpeace Staff | January 30, 2015

It’s been a year since Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL) released its latest ‘Sustainable Forest Management Plan’. The pulp & paper company asked critics to believe it was serious about the conservation of Indonesia’s forests and...

The Koch Primary (and what it means for climate)

Blog by Rachel Rye Butler | January 30, 2015

News leaked this week that the Koch brothers’ billionaire network plans to spend nearly $900 million in fossil fuel and other corporate money to try to get their way in the 2016 election– in other words, the Kochs and their cronies are planning...

Latest on the Arctic: Good news and bad news from the Obama administration

Blog by Greenpeace Staff | January 27, 2015

First, the good news. On Sunday, President Obama announced proposals for what so many environmental advocates have been waiting for: expanded protections for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge), situated at the north end of Alaska. That...

Gregory Boyce retiring as Peabody CEO – how’d he do?

Blog by Joe Smyth | January 27, 2015

Last week Peabody Energy, the largest private coal mining company in the world, announced that its CEO Gregory Boyce would be stepping down in May, replaced by Glenn Kellow. Boyce leaves behind a record of environmental destruction, injustice to...

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