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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...

Exposed: Suspected Illegal Tuna Carrier

Image | January 24, 2011 at 10:21

Activists on board the Rainbow Warrior expose a ship suspected of violating Taiwanese fisheries laws. They projected messages onto the hull, and called on the Taiwanese Fisheries Agency to investigate the Pacific-bound ship, MV Lung Yuin, which...

What Really Goes into a Pair of Jeans?

Image gallery | December 2, 2010

Sustainable Fishing Week in Senegal

Image gallery | December 5, 2012

Containing GE Contamination

Image | February 17, 2011 at 12:25

Members of a decontamination unit from Greenpeace bag genetically-engineered Bt talong (eggplant) from an experimental field trial site in Bay town in the province of Laguna, in an effort to contain contaminants.

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...

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 the Judge Said

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 10, 2011

Over the past few weeks we’ve been  campaigning to stop risky oil drilling in the Arctic  – by taking direct action up here off the Greenland coast and by shining a light on Cairn Energy’s failure to publish its oil spill response plan...

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 ...

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...

Fantastic Supporter Numbers

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | May 11, 2011

When we started fundraising in South Africa, we hoped to have 5 800 supporters onboard by the end of 2010. Thanks to you, we easily passed that target, ending ended up with over 6,000! We think it's quite an achievement, and something...

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...

Fukushima update: Not yet in the clear

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 18, 2011

Overall, with possible exception of spent fuel pool of reactor #3, the status of all facilities is very similar to yesterday, which is a bad thing. Major uncertainty relates to amount of radiation already being released to air and...

Fukushima Update: radiation levels remain high

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 17, 2011

After days of news reporting one explosion after another at the Fukushima nuclear plant, there is finally a break in reports of new explosions. Radiation levels remain high around the plant. All efforts are being focused on...

Another break for rainforests as palm oil company reveals plan to halt destruction

Blog entry by Laura K | February 10, 2011

Last year Golden Agri Resources' (GAR) biggest claim to fame was being the palm oil arm of notorious forest destroyer Sinar Mas group, Indonesia's largest palm oil and pulp and paper supplier. This is the same company who lost...

Facebook, let's commit to Unfriend Coal by Earth Day

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | February 8, 2011

Since we started our campaign in February 2010, over 600,000 Greenpeace supporters like you have called on Facebook to unfriend coal and embrace renewables to power their massive data centres. Thank you. Just last week, I met with...

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 ...

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.

Free "print & play" game: Big Oil Vs Greenpeace

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | December 17, 2010

It may not be the most festive of themes, but at least our holiday gift to you this year is not a tie or socks. It's a free print & play board game called Deepsea Desperation. It's all about Greenpeace against Big Oil, with one...

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...

Touring Indonesia to Save The Tigers

Image gallery | September 30, 2011

Nike Vs. Adidas: Who Will Detox our Water First?

Video | July 15, 2011 at 10:24

Our investigations found two textile facilities in China that were discharging a range of hazardous chemicals into the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas. These chemicals don't play fair with human health or the environment. They mess with human...

Greenpeace through the lens: Photographer Pierre Gleizes

Video | February 28, 2011 at 18:02

French photographer Pierre Gleizes has shot some of the Greenpeace's best known photographs over the three decades. Some of these pictures have truly changed the way we look at our planet and the environment.

Acid Mine Drainage in Johannesburg

Image gallery | January 27, 2011

Fukushima Nuclear: Latest wrap-up and where to get more information

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 16, 2011

Below is an update of the latest developments in the Japanese reactors. The crisis-situation continues, but the information coming out after this morning is limited. We've also created a Fukushima briefing page to answer some of...

Another Rough Day in Japan

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 14, 2011

These past days have been hard for everyone in Japan, and the drama continued through these last 24 hours. The explosion at a second stricken reactor, Fukushima 1 (unit 3), was not entirely a surprise. Officials had warned of the...

A Week Aboard the Esperanza

Blog entry by Melita Steele | March 4, 2011

Last week I was lucky enough to join the Esperanza (the largest vessel in the Greenpeace fleet) for just over 7 days. Most of the crew spend months at a time aboard the ship, so I really only got a taste of what life on the Esperanza...

Setting Sail

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | March 3, 2011

I have just got back from one of the most inspiring weeks of my life! As a fairly new part of the Greenpeace Africa team I had the opportunity to attend a week-long induction programme that takes place once a year to welcome new people...

Waking up to the hidden costs

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | January 25, 2011

Recently I've been writting a lot about externalities, and how they contribute to a corporation's profitability. What I've neglected is the flip side: that just as corporations should pay the full costs of their activities, so to...

Death of marine species in Senegalese Waters

Image gallery | November 8, 2012

Eskom gets put under new management

Image gallery | October 23, 2012

Rainbow Warrior comes to Cape Town

Image gallery | August 10, 2012

Cape Town to Durban on the Rainbow Warrior

Image gallery | August 27, 2012

International Coastal Cleanup Day

Image gallery | September 18, 2012

Greenpeace Africa Volunteers

Image gallery | January 31, 2012

Local Fishermen in Mauritius

Image gallery | October 16, 2012

Water Hungry Coal

Image gallery | October 16, 2012

SUNiversity training in Oshwe, DRC

Image gallery | July 11, 2012

Earth Day Activities in Durban

Image gallery | May 9, 2012

No Nuclear in Africa! Action in Sandton

Image gallery | May 29, 2012

Nuclear Barrels in Cape Town!

Image gallery | March 6, 2012

Pics from our Suniversity

Image gallery | October 21, 2011

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