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Philippine politicians back Greenpeace Quit Coal call

Feature story | 28 May, 2008 at 19:52

One week into the Philippines leg of our flagship the Rainbow Warrior’s Quit Coal tour and senior politicians are lining up to support our Quit Coal call to protect the climate.

"It's the Devil's excrement" - Where fossil fuels lurk, corruption creeps

Blog entry by Marina Lou | 29 September, 2014 2 comments

When it comes to resource extraction and the political process  — the issue is a global one. Have a look at some of the recent coal- ruption stories that have been breaking all around the world. Australia In the state of New...

Kingsnorth Revisited

Feature story | 22 June, 2009 at 17:31

Greenpeace activists have boarded a bulk freighter carrying coal to the UK's controversial Kingsnorth power station in Kent. Just after midnight, Greenpeace volunteers intercepted the freighter using rigid inflatable speedboats. As the ship...

Climate Rescue Station launched against coal in Poland

Feature story | 12 November, 2008 at 1:00

We have set up a Climate Rescue Station on the edge of a vast open pit coal mine in Konin, Poland. The Rescue Station is a four storey tall planet earth and will be used as a platform to tell the world that we can save the climate, but only if we...

Facebook update: Renewable energy now

Feature story | 19 February, 2010 at 1:00

Facebook recently announced it will build a massive data centre in Oregon, U.S., packed full of the latest energy efficient computers to serve the hundreds of millions of friends connecting on their near-addictive social networking website. But...

CCS not going to save the climate

Feature story | 5 May, 2008 at 2:00

As the seventh annual Carbon Capture & Sequestration conference gets underway in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Greenpeace has launched 'False Hope' - a report critically examining the status and promise of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

5 reasons why the world needs a moratorium on new coal mines

Blog entry by Leanne Minshull | 20 April, 2016

Only four months ago, the world recognised the need to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees C. The Paris climate agreement signalled the end of the era of fossil fuels, particularly coal, the dirtiest source of power. But...

Justice denied: the Thai activist who risked all to save his environment

Blog entry | 22 October, 2015 1 comment

The recent Thai Supreme Court acquittal of three men who masterminded the murder of environmental activist Charoen Wat-aksorn, shows a skewed justice system that puts capitalism in front of community. But this is not the only case of...

Should the European Commission wear green goggles more often?

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | 6 October, 2014

That's the question lawyers were arguing about in Luxembourg last week. It is a case where Greenpeace is challenging the approval of up to €1.6 billion in aid to Spain's coal industry. Spain is a poster child for clean energy. It...

Day 3 of climate protest in Asia

Feature story | 9 December, 2005 at 1:00

From meeting rooms in Montreal to coal-fired power plants in Germany and Thailand to ports hosting shiploads of illegal nuclear waste, Greenpeace has been in action against global warming around the world in the last two weeks.

Thirsty coal poses risk to India's farmers

Feature story | 7 August, 2012 at 14:00

Farmers in India's Vidarbha region are struggling with drought and limited access to irrigation while plans by India's government to build 71 new coal-fired power plants will place an extra strain on water resources.

A Brief History of Europe's Energy Troubles

Feature story | 25 June, 2014 at 13:00

The Ukraine crisis currently shows just how dependent Europe is, especially on Russian oil and gas. The EU spent a total of EUR 421 billion on energy imports in 2012.

Exposed: Coal mining at the source of China's Yellow River

Feature story | 7 August, 2014 at 5:00

An investigation by Greenpeace China has revealed opencast coal mining is taking place on a remote alpine plateau in the foothills of China’s Qilian mountains.

World leaders block Arctic coal shipment

Feature story | 2 October, 2009 at 2:00

Angela Merkel, Barack Obama and other world leaders took non-violent direct action today against a coal mine in Svalbard, denouncing the fossil fuel that is powering the meltdown of the Arctic.

Five coal plants occupied by climate activists during G8 Summit

Feature story | 9 July, 2009 at 2:00

As the G8 limps into its second day our activists have scaled a fifth Italian coal-fired power station, again demanding climate leadership and action from the G8 heads of state.

Coal ash spills expose more of the true costs of coal

Feature story | 12 January, 2009 at 1:00

“Greenpeace could not have staged a bigger anti-coal demonstration than what you unintentionally put on” – Representative Jim Cooper, a Tennessee Democrat, to the Tennessee Valley Authority.For the second time in less than three weeks, a coal...

Konin coalition stands up against coal

Feature story | 17 November, 2008 at 1:00

Our team at the Climate Rescue Station in Poland joined 400 local people who live close to an open coal mine for a mass demonstration. Seven mayors from nearby villages and towns, which are facing destruction because of the mine's expansion, also...

Rainbow Warrior impounded by Dutch police

Feature story | 17 November, 2008 at 1:00

The Rainbow Warrior has been impounded and the captain arrested after it was boarded by the police three times over the weekend. The ship was part of a protest against the new coal fired power station that E.ON is building next to their existing...

Lignite mine expansion stopped in Czech Republic

Feature story | 13 November, 2008 at 1:00

Thirty of our activists have shut down a giant excavator in one of the largest lignite mines in the Czech Republic. We're calling on the Czech Republic to close this mine by 2012, commit to progressively decreasing their carbon emissions and to...

Armada of activists descends on Kingsnorth

Feature story | 29 October, 2008 at 1:00

A nine-boat protest armada led by the Rainbow Warrior has arrived at Britain's most controversial power station with dozens of activists from around the world filling the jetty at the plant in Kent.

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