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Now more than ever

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | June 29, 2011

Following our action on Monday, I came across this very compelling video, and it really made me feel good about taking a stand. The importance and urgency of South Africa taking meaningful action on climate change really can't be...

The Ball is in Eskom's Court

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | June 28, 2011

When we went to Eskom headquarters yesterday , what we wanted to do was highlight the fact that coal kills, and call on Eskom to stop construction on Kusile and start investing in renewable energy instead. Until they change course,...

Kumi Naidoo boards Arctic oil rig demanding Cairn’s oil spill response plan

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 17, 2011

At 6:45 am this morning an inflatable speedboat carrying Kumi was launched from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. It evaded a Danish navy warship that has been circling the rig for several weeks and delivered Kumi to the base of the rig...

Italian People Vote "YES" to a Nuclear-Free Future – SA Must do the Same!

Blog entry by Rianne Teule and Michael Baillie | June 14, 2011

Led by Berlusconi, Italy can be a strange place. But amidst the madness comes a little sanity. This week, Italians were asked to vote on the use of nuclear energy, and almost 95% were in favour of a nuclear-free future! It's...

Today We Fight Carin Energy in Court

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 6, 2011

Today our fight for the Arctic moves from the frozen seas of Greenland into the courts of Amsterdam and Greenland. Following our  first occupation of its oil rig  at the beginning of last week Cairn  filed for an injunction  with...

Activists Arrested and Pod Captured -- But this is Not the End!

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | June 2, 2011

Last night climbers working for the Danish navy broke into our pod suspended from the Cairn Energy oil rig in the Arctic seas off Greenland. The two Greenpeace activist climbers in the pod were then arrested. Hannah and Luke had...

Putting the Energy [R]evolution into Practice

Blog entry by Melita Steele | June 1, 2011

Last week Greenpeace Africa launched our Advanced Energy [R]evolution report – a critical (but not particularly flashy) component of our climate and energy campaign in South Africa. The report basically lays the foundation for our...

A place for 'fracking' in our future?

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | May 26, 2011

>> For an update on the fracking situation in South Africa, click here . Yesterday I went to two meetings. The first made me really excited about the where South Africa could be. The second was a completely different experience.

Sweden Joins Africa in Telling Facebook to Ditch Coal

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | May 3, 2011

Last month volunteers from accross Africa took part in an online/offline activity to get Facebook off coal. If you missed it, check it out here . Following in Africa's footsteps, volunteers from Sweeden have put together an awesome...

Update From the Field Radiation Team

Blog entry by Rianne Teule | April 19, 2011

It’s nearly three weeks since we started the second part of the radiation monitoring work in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture. It was an extremely intensive and exhaustive experience, but also one of the most motivating operations I've...

Meet Annya

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | April 18, 2011

This is Annya in her room. When she was just four years old, little Annya Pesenko, trying to be a good girl, sitting up straight and eating her food nicely, would sometimes just pass out and fall flat onto the table. She could not...

Africa tells Facebook to 'unfriend' Coal

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | April 18, 2011

One of the big online campaigns we've been running is to get Facebook off coal and onto renewable energy . As one of the biggest players in the online space, Facebook is uniquely positioned to determine where its electricity comes...

Greenpeace Supporters Set World Record for Most Facebook Comments

Blog entry by Eoin and Mike | April 14, 2011

With your incredible support, we just set a world record for the most comments on a single Facebook post in one day! Our supporters posted no less than 80,000 comments in at least eleven languages on our Facebook Unfriend Coal page ...

Help Us Make a World Record and Get Facebook Off Coal

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | April 12, 2011

As our deadline for getting Facebook off coal and onto renewables approaches (Earth Day, April 22nd) we are planning a massive push for tomorrow. So massive, in fact, that we hope to make a Guinnes World Record. To make it work,...

Nuclear is not the Answer: Earthlife Africa Protest outside Eskom Buildings, JHB

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | March 17, 2011

I just got back from a very exciting (and loud) protest outside the Eskom buildings in central Johannesburg. The protest, organised by Earthlife Africa , comes as the South African government is in the process of planning how the...

News from Copenhagen: The Red Carpet activists have been charged

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | March 9, 2011

I’m typing these words from the Greenpeace office in Copenhagen, about a ten-minute walk from the Danish Parliament, where nearly 15 months ago, three Greenpeace activists were arrested for politely and peacefully calling on some 120...

African-style Recycling Stands out at WSF

Blog entry by Mbong Akiy | February 15, 2011

The curtains of the World Social Forum (WSF) came down on the 11th of February at the Cheikh Anta Diop university of Dakar after a week-long opportunity for Civil society, religious groups, and other NGOs to network, create...

Nuclear Power – Why Not?

Blog entry by Dr. Rianne Teule | January 13, 2011

The most common question asked when I’m at a party and someone finds out I work for Greenpeace is: “What about nuclear energy?” Most people don’t want to know about blocking whaling ships in an inflatable, or whether I recently...

40 Years of Inspiring Action

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 15, 2011

Believe it or not, Greenpeace celebrates its 40 birthday today! To mark the occasion, Kumi Naidoo, our International Executive Director, calls on us all to take inspiration from that first Greenpeace voyage, and to demand a better...

Nuclear Crisis in Japan Worsens and Effects Depend on Wind

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 15, 2011

Record high levels of radiation have now been found near the Fukushima 1, nuclear facility following explosions at its number 1, 2, 3 and 4 units. And radiation 9 times the background levels have been found near Tokyo. A critical ...

Are Our Lifestyles Really Worth All This?

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | January 10, 2011

A while back I watched a documentary-type film called Oceans. The whole film was spectacular, but for me one piece was particularly striking. Shot underwater, looking up towards the surface, we slowly panned over what looked like a...

Coming Soon: Sun-Powered Forest Radio

Blog entry by Michael Baillie, Augustine Kasambule | March 15, 2012

Oshwe is a forest community of around 22 000 people living deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Ringed by thick foliage and rivers, it can only be reached by plane from Kinshasa. There is no electricity in Oshwe, and no...

Humpback Whales en route to Antarctica

Image gallery | October 2, 2012

COP17: The Experience So Far

Blog entry by Cristina Benavides | December 8, 2011

As I lay in my sleeping bag, listening to the rain pound on my tent, I thought about what I had gone through in less than a month and felt I could write a whole lifetime story. Just a few weeks ago, I was sitting in my living room...

Endangered Sumatran Tiger Dies in Trap on APP Concession

Blog entry by Laura K. and Mike Baillie | July 26, 2011

Warning : this blog contains images and video footage that may upset you. Recently word came to our Greenpeace office in Indonesia that a Sumatran tiger was stuck in an animal trap in the province of Riau. It had been snared for...

The Environmental Movement: Greater Than Us Individuals

Blog entry by Cristina Benavides | December 8, 2011

Last week I attended a Latin American youth meeting at the International Conference Centre here in Durban. Although English is my first language and my day to day medium of communication, I was surprisingly very comfortable to be...

Occupying COP17

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | November 28, 2011

As the official COP17 climate negotiations got underway in Durban this morning , a radically different meeting was taking shape on a grassy mound just outside the main conference venue, sandwiched between three busy roads. The...

Gasoline Pipeline Explosion in Nairobi Leaves at Least 75 Dead

Blog entry by Monica Davies | September 13, 2011

Kenyan Energy Minister claims the accident is one of the worst accidents ever in Kenya’s energy sector. On Monday, a leaking gasoline pipeline in an industrial area of Kenya's capital exploded, turning part of a slum into an...

People like you

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | February 14, 2012

The other morning I was riding to work, and as I passed a car, a hand reached out to throw a cigarette box out the window. The car sped off and I stopped to pick up the litter, frustrated by the driver’s callousness. For the rest of...

Fracking: Where Are We Now?

Blog entry by Mike Baillie and Monica Davies | September 13, 2011

Fracking has been a hot topic this year – and for good reason. Here’s a quick update on the situation. ( Click here for more info on what fracking entails) Latest Developments When we last spoke about the issue of...

Israel Steps-Up to Get Facebook Off Coal

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | May 19, 2011

People from countries around the world have been very excited to get involved with our campaign to Facebook off coal, and onto renewable energies. The latest (very 'hip') instalment to the campaign comes out of Israel, where one...

African Voices Tour Diary, Part 3

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula, Michael Baillie | May 17, 2011

This is part three of the Afican Voices tour through Europe, you can catch-up on the other tour diaries here: Part 1 Part 2 What is the African Voices Tour? As European waters have become increasingly overfished, massive ...

African Voices Tour Diary, Part 2

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko and Michael Baillie | May 4, 2011

This is part two of the Afican Voices tour through Europe, to catch-up on part one, click here . What is the African Voices Tour? As European waters have become increasingly overfished, massive European fishing vessels have...

Bangkok comes to a close. Next step: Bonn in June

Blog entry by Melita Steele | April 15, 2011

The first week-long session of the climate negotiations has come to a close. So, what ended up on the agenda for the week? Short answer: lots and lots of talking. It was a pretty telling week, with the geo-politics of the negotiations...

Extreme weather and climate change: How long must we sing this song?

Blog entry by Dr. Paul Johnston | January 19, 2011

Extreme weather events will be more frequent in a warming world. Anyone reading the news about recent extreme weather events will understandably be confused by the varied statements regarding the attribution of these events to...

Clean Energy is Crucial!

Blog entry by Melita Steele | January 12, 2011

In the opinion piece " Mania for renewable energy has soon to come up against reality ", Phillip Lloyd says renewable energy is not only a pipe dream, but that it is unnecessary. He could not be more wrong Prof Lloyd qualifies...

Published: Cairn's Oil Spill Response Plan!

Blog entry by Jamie | August 16, 2011

You know that oil spill response plan that Cairn has been refusing to publish? The one that tens of thousands of you asked to see? The one we  went to the Arctic and  to Cairn's Edinburgh HQ to look for? The one they were so worried...

What is an Energy [R]evolution?

Blog entry by Michael Baillie, Melita Steele | May 25, 2011

'The Advanced Energy [R]evolution' is a detailed and practical blueprint for cutting carbon emissions, replacing fossil fuels and nuclear power with renewable energy, and growing the economy. It is one of the most comprehensive...

Nuclear: a phone call away?

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | January 28, 2011

The good news is that senior energy department officials have been facing pressure from MPs to cut South Africa's dependence on coal. The bad news is that a few MPs seem to think that nuclear energy can help to move beyond coal power.

Cairn Calls in the Navy then Wields a Legal Hammer to Stop us Protecting the Arctic

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | June 3, 2011

On Wednesday night, Hannah and Luke, our two brave climbers, were removed from the Arctic survival pod that had been suspended from the underside of the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson oil rig, here off the coast of Greenland, for the ...

Looking to the African Voices Tour

Blog entry by Björn | March 31, 2011

It was the second wave which finally capsized the small boat, throwing the fishermen onto the beach. Chaos followed, I heard screams, and saw women watching the men as they tried to get the ten-meter long wooden boat back under control...

Video Q 'n A: The Fukushima Nulclear Crisis

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 19, 2011

In the midst of all that's going on in Japan, we managed to sit one of our (extremely busy) nuclear issue experts down and ask him a few of the top questions people have been asking.  If you don't find the answer you're looking for...

Update: Fire Burns at Reactor 3 and Food Contamination Concerns Rise

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 22, 2011

The Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear crisis continues, marked by confusion and a lack of information and transparency. Today, our team of nuclear experts and monitors followed reports of grey smoke coming out of the spent fuel pool of...

Drought in the Amazon: What it Means

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter, Greenpeace Science Unit | February 4, 2011

Severe drought could turn the Amazon rainforest into a source of carbon emissions contributing to climate change, rather than a carbon sink absorbing emissions. This is one of the alarming findings of a new study featured in ...

Shell Shocked

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | December 15, 2010

I think it's outrageous that Shell sponsors part of the environment section on the National Geographic website. What makes the situation even worse is that right beneath one of Shell's adverts on the page is National Geographic's...

'No Coal 3!' say Greenpeace activists

Image gallery | September 27, 2013

Free The Arctic 30 Global Day of Action

Image gallery | October 5, 2013

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