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Victory! Facebook 'friends' renewable energy

Feature story | 15 December, 2011 at 16:00

After 20 months of mobilising, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. More than 700,000 people from all over the world joined to make this victory possible!

Cool IT Leaderboard shows growing divide between talk and action on developing...

Feature story | 29 April, 2010 at 22:22

The newest version of our Information Technology (IT) industry climate ranking reveals how a few global tech companies are taking the lead. They're demonstrating the potential of IT solutions to help reduce energy wastage and greenhouse gas...

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.

What's happening on board the Arctic Sunrise?

Feature story | 12 July, 2012 at 14:08

The North Pole without sea ice is a chilling thought. Sea ice is a fundamental part of the Arctic ecosystem; it is not only a vital habitat for animals such as polar bears and seabirds that live above it, but it is also essential for marine...

Motley Crew Arctic Tour 2012

Feature story | 28 June, 2012 at 19:39

You don’t have to be from Russia or Norway to have a stake in what happens to the Arctic – we’re all affected. That is why on June 29th we set sail on the Arctic Sunrise with a truly international crew to demand a truly international response to...

A trip to reindeer herders' family in Siberia

Feature story | 6 September, 2013 at 15:30

For centuries Siberia was a land of wild forest, rivers teeming with fish, a home to wild animals and Indigenous cultures alike. But some companies in Russia are ready to sacrifice all of these priceless natural resources for just one – oil.

Meet the judges and see the winning design

Feature story | 15 March, 2013 at 9:00

We're excited to announce the winner of our youth flag design competition, run in collaboration with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The winning flag design will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole next month!

In search of a greener cloud: Google vs. Microsoft

Feature story | 10 October, 2012 at 22:38

Microsoft wants the world to think it has its groove back – that it’s moved beyond the ignominy of the Mac vs. PC Apple ads, Windows 95 and Clippy, the helpful mascot everyone loved so much. Microsoft is looking to the cloud to change its...

Global Wind Energy Outlook

Publication | 21 October, 2014 at 6:00

Published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International, the Global Wind Energy Outlook is a biennial report that examines the status and future prospects of wind power.

China's planned coal-to-gas plants to emit over one billion tons of CO2

Feature story | 25 July, 2014 at 19:00

There could be 50 coal-to-gas projects operational within the next decade, producing 225 billion cubic metres of synthetic natural gas [SNG] per year, if all of the planned ones go ahead, according to comprehensive new research by Greenpeace China.

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.

Who is responsible for climate change?

Publication | 21 November, 2013 at 13:10

Climate change is no longer an abstract concept that scientists and environmentalists discuss, but a reality of many people’s lives. Over the past few years record breaking and extreme weather events including sweltering summers, super-storms,...

Activists, actor Lucy Lawless arrested following Shell Arctic drillship occupation

Press release | 27 February, 2012 at 12:56

Auckland, 27 February 2012 - The occupation of an Arctic-bound Shell drillship by six Greenpeace activists including actor Lucy Lawless ended this morning after police climbed the ship's drilling tower and arrested the group. (1) The protest was...

​Greenpeace International staff member refused entry to India despite valid business visa

Press release | 8 June, 2015 at 3:51

New Delhi, 8 June, 2015 - A Greenpeace International member travelling from Sydney was barred from entering India on Saturday evening despite having a valid business visa and all necessary documents. No formal reason was given by immigration...

Canada: Climate Criminal

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 4 January, 2012 28 comments

At the dawn of the 21st century a new political regime has transformed Canada from global hero – once standing up for peace, people, and nature – to global criminal, plunging into war, eroding civil rights, and destroying environments.

Executive Director of Greenpeace to CEO of Facebook: Unfriend Coal!

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 1 September, 2010 30 comments

We've been talking a lot about Facebook lately. We were alarmed in January by the company's announcement that it would build a coal-powered data center in Prineville, Oregon. So we started a little group to ask the company not to use...

Durban climate talks: US must stand aside

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 3 December, 2011 2 comments

It’s midway through the UN climate talks in Durban, SA and the draft text for the agreement that will come out of this year conference has just been released. I saw the text this morning, and it is 131 pages! This draft of the final...

Visit EfficienCity: a clean, green climate-friendly town

Blog entry by Jamie | 8 February, 2008 4 comments

If a picture speaks a thousand words, a multimedia-packed, animation-filled interactive town must speak a million. Which is why on the Greenpeace UK website we've launched EfficienCity (like Sim City, but greener) to explain exactly...

Is Japan re-thinking its love of coal?

Blog entry by Marina Lou | 22 December, 2017

Could cracks be appearing for the first time in Japan’s commitment to coal fired power? Greenpeace activists outside the Isogo coal power plant and the Minami-Yokohama gas power plant during the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on...

Response to Shell's claims

Background | 15 March, 2012 at 14:02

Shell’s communication team has begun responding to the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who have taken action with Greenpeace to stop the company from drilling in the Arctic. Unsurprisingly, Shell makes some incredible statements...

Facebook

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 22:00

Have you heard about Facebook's coal problem? More than 600,000 people have joined our campaign calling Mark Zuckerberg and his company to go green. Please sign up here to join the campaign, and receive Greenpeace email updates.

Greenpeace shuts down Esso

Press release | 25 October, 2002 at 2:00

Global protest against ExxonMobil expands across USA

Press release | 19 October, 2002 at 2:00

 

Leaderboard

Background | 27 April, 2010 at 12:36

The Cool IT leaderboard evaluates global IT companies on their leadership in the fight to stop climate change. The IT sector possesses the innovative spirit, technological know-how, and political influence to bring about a rapid clean energy...

South Korean Government opposition to Plutonium shipment as Pacific Pintail leaves...

Press release | 4 July, 2002 at 2:00

British plutonium ship with its cargo of faulty plutonium fuel departs Japan; South Korean Government opposed to transit through staits

Protests against British Plutonium ship as it arrives under Japanese armed escort in...

Press release | 4 July, 2002 at 2:00

British nuclear transport ship arrives in Takahama to collect reject plutonium fuel for return to the UK.

Australia plays international brat at climate talks

Press release | 7 November, 2001 at 1:00

Umbrella group blocking agreement in Marrakech

Press release | 9 November, 2001 at 1:00

BP drops plans for controversial Liberty oil field in Alaska

Press release | 9 January, 2002 at 1:00

An historic moment for the climate

Press release | 4 March, 2002 at 1:00

Peaceful Greenpeace climate protesters released after 20 days of imprisonment without...

Press release | 6 January, 2010 at 1:00

Danish police today released from custody four Greenpeace climate protesters who have endured 20 days of pre-trial detention in Copenhagen prison following a harmless peaceful protest staged on the evening of 17 December. Their release comes a...

MEF outcome

Press release | 28 April, 2009 at 2:00

The first meeting of the Major Economies Forum (MEF) wrapped up today in Washington, DC, with Greenpeace labeling it as a waste of time.

Giant Eyes float over 'Climate Conference' as Greenpeace tell Governments they are...

Press release | 27 August, 2007 at 2:00

At the start of key UN climate talks on the next phase of the Kyoto Protocol (1) Greenpeace warned governments the world is watching, and expects serious progress on climate protection. Delegates were greeted by Greenpeace volunteers bearing...

Greenpeace celebrates Kyoto and highlights more must be done

Press release | 16 February, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace launched a series of events around the world today welcoming the dawn of a new era for climate protection. The Kyoto Protocol is now law and lays the ground for the international community to take the first steps in curbing harmful...

Campaigners step up oil rig protest with deployment of 'survival pod'

Press release | 22 September, 2010 at 14:33

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, 22nd September 2010 – Greenpeace today extended its occupation of a giant oil drilling ship anchored a mile off Shetland, in the UK, by attaching a purpose built survival pod to the anchor chain, allowing the...

Leaked G20 declaration sees G20 abandon plans to stop handouts to Big oil and Coal

Press release | 23 June, 2010 at 17:25

International/Toronto-23 June 2010--As BP’s oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, G20 heads of state, due to meet in Toronto this weekend, are planning to dilute last year’s commitment to phase out subsidies to Big Oil and Big Coal,...

Lucy Lawless blocks Shell Arctic driller

Press release | 24 February, 2012 at 14:32

Auckland, 24 February 2012 — New Zealand actor Lucy Lawless — star of hit US TV show Spartacus and Xena: Warrior Princess — joined Greenpeace activists in stopping a Shell-contracted oil drillship from departing New Zealand for the Arctic, where...

Point of No Return

Publication | 22 January, 2013 at 15:00

The world is quickly reaching a Point of No Return for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. With total disregard for this unfolding global disaster, the fossil fuel industry is planning 14 massive coal, oil and gas projects that would...

Apple Clean Energy Road Map

Publication | 12 July, 2012 at 18:00

The following analysis updates our evaluation of Apple to account for its recent clean energy announcements, and outlines the additional steps Apple should take to fulfill its laudable ambition to set a new bar with a “coal-free” and 100%...

Energy Revolution 2012

Publication | 1 June, 2012 at 12:27

Energy [R]evolution 2012 provides a consistent fundamental pathway for how to protect our climate: getting the world from where we are now to where we need to be by phasing out fossil fuels and cutting CO2 emissions while ensuring energy security.

Greenwash+20

Publication | 12 June, 2012 at 15:45

Today, greenwash is alive and well, as you will no doubt see at the Rio+20 conference. The Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) coalition, for example, will be there again, and we invite you to compare their rhetoric to what was...

Climate Change Impacts on Arctic Wildlife

Publication | 27 August, 2012 at 17:56

It is now very evident that the temperatures in the Arctic are warming due to climate change, with a resulting impact on sea ice. Over the past 100 years, average Arctic temperatures have increased at almost twice the global average rate.

Greenpeace Nordic intercepts Shell icebreaker to thwart Arctic drilling

Press release | 3 May, 2012 at 12:02

Öland, Sweden, 3 May 2012 – Greenpeace Nordic activists today intercepted at open sea and boarded a Shell-contracted icebreaker, the Nordica, to continue its protest against the oil major’s destructive plans to start drilling in the pristine...

Apple, Amazon, Microsoft choose dirty energy to power growing cloud

Press release | 17 April, 2012 at 18:00

San Francisco, USA, April 17, 2012 - The current explosion in cloud computing offered by major IT companies is driving significant new demand for dirty energy like coal and nuclear power, according to a new report from Greenpeace International.

America is acting on Climate Change

Publication | 2 November, 2006 at 1:00

The Kyoto Protocol entered into force on February 16 2005 and became international law applicable to the 166 countries that have signed and ratified the treaty but not to those who have not - most significantly the United States. There is...

Montreal Climate Summit 2005: Greenpeace Document kit

Publication | 15 November, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace position papers and backgrounders for the 2005 Montreal Climate Summit.

Europe Needs a Target for Clean Energy

Publication | 13 June, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace presents its views on how the EU can guarantee a clean energy revolution in Europe, which is a fundamental contribution in the global fight against climate change.

The True Cost of Coal

Publication | 27 November, 2008 at 1:00

Traditionally considered the cheapest fuel around, the market price for coal ignores its most significant impacts. These so-called "external costs" manifests themselves as damages such as respiratory diseases, mining accidents, acid rain, smog...

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