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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...

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...

Activists block Australian coal as leaders abandon the Pacific

Feature story | 6 August, 2009 at 2:00

As activists continue a two day blockade of a coal export terminal in Queensland, Australia, the outcome of the Pacific Islands Forum in nearby Cairns has left Pacific Islanders to fend for themselves against the increasingly devastating effects...

How many windmills does it take to stop a coal power plant?

Feature story | 7 November, 2008 at 1:00

More than 80 activists occupied the site of E.ON's proposed coal fired power-plant in Antwerp Harbour – setting up over four thousand tiny windmills and painting the message "Flanders Quit Coal" on the tarmac.

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...

Philippine's leg of Quit Coal tour wraps up

Feature story | 20 June, 2008 at 20:07

“We believe there is no place for coal in a world beset by climate change and certainly there is no place for coal in Albay”That was the statement of Governor Joey Sarte Salceda, setting the tone for our one month Quit Coal tour of the...

Actions target Euro coal

Feature story | 19 March, 2008 at 1:00

Europe stands on the verge of a great opportunity. Its fleet of power stations, built thirty years ago is reaching the end of its life. With climate change an undeniable threat, this is a once in a lifetime chance to turn our back on fossil fuels...

Hitting the emergency stop button on coal

Feature story | 15 November, 2007 at 1:00

Before dawn this morning our activists occupied and took peaceful direct action to shut down a coal-fired power plant in Australia - locking onto the conveyor system to prevent coal from feeding the plant.

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...

Dirty energy dies in the Philippines

Feature story | 6 August, 2002 at 2:00

Despite attempts by developed nations, dirty energy is being killed off in the Philippines and the country is ready to embrace a future full of clean renewable energy.

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!

Greenpeace urges the G8 to 'heal the world'

Feature story | 8 July, 2009 at 2:00

Early this morning, over 100 Greenpeace activists from 15 countries occupied four coal-fired power stations across Italy, demanding that the G8 Heads of State meeting in L'Aquila take decisive leadership on climate change.

VICTORY! Polish coal mine construction halted

Feature story | 12 March, 2009 at 1:00

We are delighted that the construction of an open-pit coal mine in Poland, where we set up a Climate Rescue Station in December 2008, has been suspended. This is a significant win in our battle against the mine, which would have lead to around 50...

Activists board coal shipment in Spain

Feature story | 6 October, 2008 at 2:00

At 2am this morning, four Greenpeace activists boarded the Windsor Adventure, a coal cargo ship importing coal from Colombia into Spain. Activist painted “Quit Coal” on the side of the ship as it entered Gijon, one of the biggest coal harbours in...

Greenpeace activists cleared in landmark global warming trial

Feature story | 10 September, 2008 at 2:00

In an unprecedented trial a UK Crown Court jury has acquitted six Greenpeace UK volunteers of criminal damage to a coal-fired power plant. The jury, consisting of representatives from the British public, found their actions justified when...

Greenpeace activists in the dock: Experts take ‘the stand’ on climate change

Feature story | 5 September, 2008 at 2:00

As expert witnesses go, they don’t come any better than Professor James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists and Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. On Wednesday, he was called to give evidence before a UK...

NZ coal ship blockade

Feature story | 25 March, 2008 at 1:00

Today the Rainbow Warrior blocked a shipment of export coal from leaving the Port of Lyttelton, New Zealand.

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.

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...

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