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Dispatch from the front-line against dirty coal in Europe

Blog entry by Gregor Kessler | 16 September, 2013 17 comments

Today 40 Greenpeace activists in Germany chained themselves to a railway line to block coal shipments to one of Europe’s most polluting power plants. The plant is run by the Swedish state-owned energy giant, Vattenfall, burning...

Climate negotiators back out again in Bonn

Feature story | 9 April, 2009 at 2:00

Another round of climate talks is over, this time in Bonn, Germany. Once again negotiators are leaving without a plan or having left any money on the table to tackle climate change.

Norway’s "no to coal" is a challenge to decision makers worldwide

Blog entry by Johan Hammerstrøm | 5 June, 2015

Today’s vote in the Norwegian Parliament marks a truly historic event: It is the first time in history that all our politicians — left-leaning and right-leaning — have come together to take a stand against coal. The parliament...

Sadness turns to joy as Turkish coal project halted

Blog entry by Deniz Bayram | 12 November, 2014 6 comments

The community of the western Turkish village of Yirca has experienced a rollercoaster of sadness and elation in recent days, winning an important court battle against a coal project but losing 6,000 valuable olive trees. Just...

Assaulted for protecting olive trees

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 21 October, 2014 7 comments

Villagers and activists were assaulted, handcuffed and hospitalized today while protecting olive trees at the site of a proposed coal plant in Turkey. The Kolin Group wants the olive trees cut down to make way for a new coal power...

7 inspiring stories of communities taking action for climate

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | 17 October, 2014 7 comments

Stories of communities taking action for the climate and refusing to accept the plans of polluting fossil fuel companies are happening more and more. Here are just a few inspiring climate acts of courage taken by doctors, villagers,...

The island nation rising up to be a hero for climate action

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 13 August, 2015

Out in the central Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator and the International Date Line, lies an island group in Micronesia called Kiribati (pronounced 'Kiri-bas'). It’s not “famous” like Hawaii, Bali or Tahiti but its scenery is just...

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...

4 reasons we’re breaking free from fossil fuels

Blog entry by Annie Leonard | 11 May, 2016

Over the next two weeks, activists like you and me are standing in the way of the world's most dangerous fossil fuel projects. Join the global movement to Break Free and keep fossil fuels in the ground. With the presidential...

European coal pollution limits worse than China – is that the best we can do?

Blog entry by Lawrence Carter | 12 March, 2015 1 comment

New rules that were supposed to help tackle deadly air pollution in Europe could result in weaker rules than are currently in place in China ( notorious for its poor air quality), a Greenpeace investigation has revealed. The new...

7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | 1 September, 2014 2 comments

Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the power sector...

Communities in conflict: Lignite mining on the Poland-Germany border

Blog entry by Helle Abelvik-Lawson | 26 August, 2014

Janina Dziadez's farmhouse in the village of Biecz is surrounded by old red-brick barns and the 79 year old's immaculately-kept garden. She moved here with her husband in 1954 and the farm houses four generations of the matriarch's...

Join the human chain to fight an environmental crime

Blog entry by Meri Pukarinen | 20 August, 2014 6 comments

Who wants to dig up entire villages, destroy livelihoods and lock in emissions making climate catastrophe a certainty? Surely some corrupted failed state in the developing world? Think again. This is the aim of the self-proclaimed...

The unquenchable thirst of an expanding coal industry

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 4 April, 2014

Article originally published in the Guardian. An oasis is a body of water, ringed by greenery and beyond that, a lifeless, endless landscape that coughs up dust and sand whenever the wind touches it. It is a globally understood...

Walking away towards the future

Blog entry by Ruth Davis | 22 November, 2013

When around 800 members of civil society walked out of the Warsaw climate conference on Thursday, observers asked ‘Why?’ And ‘Why now?’ What made this meeting different from all the others - and what did we hope to achieve? For...

The Government of China, like Poland, has a different view of what the people they...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 12 November, 2013 1 comment

Coming from Beijing to attend the Warsaw climate summit, I expected to have temporary relief for my lungs. As I departed from Beijing’s international airport, the city’s air quality index (AQI) shot up 15 times higher than the World...

China air pollution concerns forces a new direction for coal use

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 13 September, 2013

After 5 months of negotiations behind closed doors, China has finally announced a detailed air pollution action plan to cut fine particle PM2.5 pollution and clear the skies above the country. The plan, for the first time, sets out to...

Greenpeace investigation: why China needs to move away from coal to save its water

Blog entry by Deng Ping | 11 September, 2013

Water is the basis of life everywhere, but few things drive that fact home like visiting the arid western and northern parts of China, where grasslands are turning into desert, wells are emptying and rivers are running dry because of...

The real driver behind China’s push to curb coal consumption

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 20 December, 2012

Can you imagine wearing an industrial filter mask for the next 20 years, every time you walk out the door to protect you from air pollution? This is effectively what is needed if you live in one of many mega cities in China, where...

China begins the long march to Paris

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 1 July, 2015 1 comment

In the politics of climate change, it doesn't get much bigger than this. The world's biggest emitter last night announced how it intends to reduce its carbon emission beyond 2020.  China has joined 41 other nations to unveil its...

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