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E.ON’s coal construction brought to a full stop

Feature story | 15 November, 2008 at 1:00

Supported by the Rainbow Warrior, a hundred of our volunteer activists occupied the construction site of the new E.ON coal fired power plant in Rotterdam. They halted construction for 10 hours before they were all arrested by police. Special...

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...

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...

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.

Energy Revolution Now!

Feature story | 27 October, 2008 at 16:04

Greenpeace has published the second edition of the Energy [R]evolution scenario, updated with the latest economic, technical and population data. The Energy [R]evolution is the only energy scenario which shows how the world can cut emissions,...

Victory! European Parliament votes to reduce emissions from gas guzzlers

Feature story | 25 September, 2008 at 2:00

In a long-awaited display of responsibility, the European Parliament’s Environment committee has voted through a strong package to reduce emissions from cars. As the committee went into session, it seemed certain that a compromise package riddled...

Coal shipment stopped in Turkey

Feature story | 15 September, 2008 at 2:00

Four climbers from our ship the Rainbow Warrior were arrested yesterday, in Turkey, after they occupied a giant coal loading platform to prevent a delivery of coal to the giant Sugozo coal-fired power station, one of the largest emitters of...

Great Barrier Reef saved from shale oil exploitation

Feature story | 25 August, 2008 at 2:00

It's a victory for the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, with a 20-year moratorium on all new shale oil projects in the region. Led by the Save Our Foreshore group, the success shows just how powerful local, grassroots campaigns can be.

G8 - Environment Nil!

Feature story | 9 July, 2008 at 19:27

When you're in the business of saving the future - and you give yourself a specific deadline, such as 2050 - you need to make sure that every single day between then and now counts. Unfortunately, the G8 Summit was a waste of three whole days.

Stone Age car lobby exposed

Feature story | 26 May, 2008 at 2:00

Fred and Wilma Flintstone kindly lent their 'vintage' car to some of our activists for the day. We wanted to drive it to the European Parliament and deliver a stone tablet bearing the logos of Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes alongside the message...

Back in court to protect the polar bear

Feature story | 21 May, 2008 at 2:00

Greenpeace and the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Biological Diversity have launched a new legal challenge against the US Department of the Interior following its listing of the polar bear as a threatened species. Sadly the...

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.

A Match Made in Car Industry Heaven?

Feature story | 10 April, 2008 at 2:00

We bring news of one of the biggest weddings of the year, between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Greenwash can't hide the car industry's true colours

Feature story | 14 March, 2008 at 1:00

One of the biggest events in the car industry's calendar, the ongoing Geneva Car Show is awash with companies talking green, talking 'climate control'. When Greenpeace looked under the bonnet of the of the industry PR green machine it found the...

Argentina to 'Ban the Bulb'

Feature story | 14 March, 2008 at 1:00

As the energy revolution gathers pace in order to avoid catastrophic climate change, Argentina becomes the latest country to announce that it is banning energy wasting bulbs.

Bear witnesses

Feature story | 11 March, 2008 at 1:00

Greenpeace, the Center for Biological Diversity and the NRDC have filed a lawsuit against the Bush Administration for missing its legal deadline to issue a final decision on whether the polar bear should be listed as a threatened species under...

PR smokescreen lifts on coal industry's false solution

Feature story | 7 February, 2008 at 1:00

Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), the technological poster child for the future of the global coal industry has just had its biggest supporter pull the rug out from underneath its feet.

Polar bear paddle boat protest

Feature story | 1 February, 2008 at 1:00

What's a polar bear to do? Your ice is melting, politicians won't listen, and the government is dragging its feet about listing you as endangered... Off to Washington, to start your own floating vigil! Uh oh, here comes the fuzz.

Bush - Monumental failure on climate change

Feature story | 29 January, 2008 at 1:00

In his State of the Union address last night, Bush made it clear what we've been saying all along: He has no plan to fight global warming, and is set on leaving a legacy of neglect, obstruction and destruction when it comes to climate change. On...

Car industry's green claims a fairy tale

Feature story | 17 January, 2008 at 1:00

It seems you can't turn anywhere at a motor show these days without numerous manufacturers green claims competing for attention. But take a peek under the green hood and the industry has a huge, dirty, lobbying engine still stuck in reverse.

Bali climate talks back from the brink, but substance missing

Feature story | 15 December, 2007 at 1:00

The world turned here in Bali today as the conference booed and jeered US attempts to block a successful outcome.

Sparks fly in Bali - but will it be enough to ignite the global community against...

Feature story | 14 December, 2007 at 10:53

Into the final day of the UN climate talks… Will Bali deliver a roadmap for a secure future, or will it be a fudge or even a failure?

Happy 10th Birthday! Let’s ensure Kyoto continues to grow healthy and strong!

Feature story | 12 December, 2007 at 1:00

Slightly embarrassed, Japan’s Environment Minister Ichiro Kamashito cut a giant 1.5 metre-high cake which the Solar Generation, Greenpeace’s youth group, arranged to celebrate the 10th birthday of the Kyoto Protocol, in Bali, on 11 December.

Day of action on climate change

Feature story | 8 December, 2007 at 1:00

As negotiators from 190 governments complete the first of two weeks of discussions on climate change, in Bali, people around the world will be took to the streets for a Global Day of Action, to raise their voices about the need for urgent action...

Generation C

Feature story | 5 December, 2007 at 1:00

According to conventional wisdom (oh all right the tabloid press to be more precise) all teenagers ever think about are themselves. So it may come as a surprise that a global survey of almost 50,000 teens released today reveals that they have...

Australia to back Kyoto

Feature story | 26 November, 2007 at 1:00

It was an unprecedented election campaign in Australia. Every party was forced to take a position on climate change. In the end, Labor was victorious - boosted by a pledge to sign the Kyoto Protocol and generate 20 percent of Australia's energy...

Kerch oil spill

Feature story | 14 November, 2007 at 1:00

Our team on the ground reports that mitigation efforts were severely hampered due to more bad weather. Kilometres of coast are soaked in oil, and more has sunk to the seabed. An estimated 30,000 birds have died. The full extent of the disaster...

Smoking kills

Feature story | 11 October, 2007 at 2:00

Today, Greenpeace India activists scaled a 76 metre (250ft) smokestack spewing carbon dioxide at the Kolaghat coal fired power station, to paint the message "SMOKING KILLS". No, we're not talking about cigarettes - we're pointing the finger at...

Activists shut down coal plant

Feature story | 8 October, 2007 at 2:00

Just after 5am this morning, 50 Greenpeace UK volunteers went into Kingsnorth coal fired power station. One group immobilised the huge conveyor belts carrying coal into the plant then chained themselves to the machinery. A second group is...

Seven years to save the Amazon

Feature story | 4 October, 2007 at 2:00

Seven years? It's a tall order but we have a cunning plan. Together with eight other national campaigning organisations, our Brazilian team have launched an ambitious proposal with a goal of zero deforestation by 2015.

Day three of coal plant protest

Feature story | 3 October, 2007 at 2:00

Since Monday, activists have taken action against the construction site for the Boxberg new coal-fired power plant in eastern Germany. Their demand is simple; the owner company, Vattenfall, must stop building dirty coal plants and instead invest...

Coca-Cola to champion our cooling technology

Feature story | 18 September, 2007 at 2:00

All drinks at the Olympics are on us, kind of. Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola today announced a commitment to use coolers and vending machines free of HFC gases in all official venues of the 2008 Olympic Games, demonstrating climate-friendly...

All eyes turn to APEC

Feature story | 2 September, 2007 at 2:00

After officials from 158 countries meeting in Vienna agreed the next steps for negotiating phase two of Kyoto, the world now turns its gaze southward towards the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Sydney to see if some of the...

Philippines - seen and heard

Feature story | 1 September, 2006 at 20:32

During the Esperanza's tour of the Philippines our crew bore witness to shocking environmental tragedy. But we were also impressed by the resolve of people here to protect their marine resources for the benefit of future generations, and we were...

Philippines spill witnessed first hand

Feature story | 21 August, 2006 at 2:00

It took Rodolfo Galuna only 15 days to build the small wooden boat he named "Rona". But now the 52-year-old fisherman has no use for it. Black, stinking oil sludge covers the boat’s hull, has crept into Galuna's back yard and quietly destroyed...

Philippines oil spill

Feature story | 18 August, 2006 at 2:00

Today, Joaquin Nava, the Governor of the Philippine island hardest hit by a 350,000 litre oil spill, issued a desperate plea for help:"We can only watch in horror how an oil spill can undo in a few days our initiatives which have taken decades to...

600 strip naked on glacier in global warming protest

Feature story | 18 August, 2007 at 2:00

An emergency provokes extreme responses: human beings in danger will abandon social niceties, etiquette, and the norms of acceptable behaviour to raise an alarm any way they can when lives are in danger. Today, six hundred people shed their...

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Climate protests in India

Feature story | 8 August, 2007 at 2:00

Over the past two weeks, our India office has been ramping up their climate change campaign with a series of protests set to the backdrop of massive flooding across South Asia.

Climatewash - It's the new greenwash

Feature story | 27 July, 2007 at 2:00

So it's official. Climate change is in. Global warming is hip. Pop stars are urging action. It seems not a day passes without another big business making a green pronouncement. The scale of the problem is clear but there are still very few big...

More heavy rain, predicted

Feature story | 26 July, 2007 at 17:56

Computer models of how our world will react to climate change have long predicted extreme and shifting weather patterns. More heavy rains in some areas, crippling drought in others. A new study, published this week in the journal Nature,...

What folks are doing

Feature story | 6 July, 2007 at 2:00

Climate change is a big problem. There are lots of different solutions, and lots of people all working on them in their own ways. Today we're highlighting a few of the things people are doing to play their part.

China's CO2

Feature story | 20 June, 2007 at 2:00

According to a new study, China's carbon dioxide emissions last year were the largest in the world. But responsibility for China's soaring emissions lies not just in Beijing but also in Washington, Brussels and Tokyo.

Himalayan glacial melt

Feature story | 5 June, 2007 at 2:00

Glaciers in the Himalayas provide the water source for one-sixth of humanity. Now that water source is threatened by climate change. As the temperature rises, these reservoirs of ice disappear. Guanli Wang, a journalist with China S&T, reports...

Exxon still funding Climate Change Deniers

Feature story | 18 May, 2007 at 2:00

So. The day of reckoning has come – when we get to find out just how much of the climate change denial industry ExxonMobil (aka Esso) is still paying for.

IPCC report lays out options

Feature story | 4 May, 2007 at 19:27

Renewable energy and energy efficiency are vital. The next two decades are crucial. Changing our energy use is less costly than changing our climate. These are findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report "Mitigating...

10,000 lightbulbs

Feature story | 20 April, 2007 at 2:00

Energy wasting incandescent lightbulbs are so dangerously inefficient it's better for the climate (and your wallet) to smash even brand new ones rather than use them. So we got a road roller and crushed 10,000 energy wasting lightbulbs at the...

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.

Hurricane Wilma breaks records

Feature story | 21 October, 2005 at 2:00

After Katrina, Rita, and Stan, Hurricane Wilma has left another trail of devastation through the Caribbean, on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Western Cuba and Florida.

Storm Warnings Intensify

Feature story | 6 August, 2005 at 2:00

As this season’s hurricanes slam into our coastlines, MIT scientists have hit us with a dose of reality: global warming is to blame. If you thought that hurricanes were creating greater damage, it hasn’t been your imagination. And the most...

Enormous climate fig leaf

Feature story | 1 August, 2005 at 2:00

Top climate bad guys, the US and Australian governments, have unveiled their own shiny new pact to allegedly save the climate. Our climate guru Stephanie Tunmore exposes the announcement for what it really is.

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