Research

  • Colorado's "Raise the Bar" Ballot Initiative

    September 28, 2016
    Jesse Coleman

    Colorado's "Raise the Bar" initiative would make it harder for people to bring measures up for a vote. It is part of a multi-year oil and gas funded campaign to strip away democratic systems that irk the industry.

  • IOI’s Palm Oil Supply and its Human and Environmental Costs

    September 28, 2016
    Ivy Schlegel

    Over the last two decades, the plantation sector has laid waste to Indonesia’s forests and peatlands. Millions of hectares have been destroyed for pulp and oil palm concessions, at great cost to wildlife, workers, communities and our climate. But who is to blame? And who has the power to deliver change?

  • The Climate Change Costs of Offshore Oil Drilling

    June 9, 2016
    Tim Donaghy

    A report from Greenpeace and Oil Change International finds that President Obama's proposal to expand offshore oil drilling in the Arctic and the Gulf of Mexico will increase global carbon emissions and impose billions of dollars in social costs.

  • Nuclear Near Misses: A Decade of Accident Precursors at U.S. Nuclear Plants

    May 24, 2016
    Jim Riccio

    Thirty years after Chernobyl and five years after the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan, U.S. nuclear regulators are claiming that U.S. nuclear power plants are safe and that Fukushima couldn’t happen here. The updated Nuclear Near Misses report reveals that nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Ray Hilborn: Overfishing Denier

    May 12, 2016
    John Hocevar

    A Greenpeace investigation shows that a prominent American fisheries scientist took millions of dollars in funding from fishing industry groups without publicly disclosing it.

  • Corporate Welfare for Coal

    March 16, 2016
    Joe Smyth

    The biggest coal mining companies in the country depend on subsidized federal coal, even as they attack federal climate and clean air policies.

  • Cutting Deforestation Out of Palm Oil - Company Scorecard

    March 3, 2016

    In recent years, the world’s biggest companies have woken up to the environmental costs associated with palm oil and the other commodities they buy. Nowhere are those costs more evident than in Indonesia, which has lost 31 million hectares of forest, an area almost the size of Germany, since 1990.