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Why the world's biggest coal company has backed down

Blog entry by Deng Ping and Harri Lammi | 8 April, 2014 4 comments

Last year, Greenpeace decided to do something we had never done before during our 13 years of work in China: target and confront a state owned coal company. And not just any company. The biggest and boldest, a Chinese government...

From Prirazlomnaya to Warsaw: The Arctic 30, coal and the future of our children

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 10 November, 2013 12 comments

For the last 53 days, every time one of my daughters climbed onto my lap I could not help but think about the children of the  Arctic 30 . About how they must be missing their parents and how my colleagues must be missing them. About...

Greed for coal is threatening the forests of India

Blog entry by Szabina | 11 January, 2012 9 comments

Our addiction to burning coal for energy is leading us into crisis. Since 2007, more than 26,000 hectares of forest land in India has been diverted to coal mining, making coal one of the biggest threats to forests in the country.

7 Greenpeace victories you made possible in 2014

Blog entry by Greenpeace USA | 27 December, 2014

It's been a great year for Greenpeace and our supporters. Getting toxic chemicals out of our clothes. Putting sustainable seafood in our grocery stores. Giant internet companies breaking away from climate-denying lobbyists. We could go...

Copenhagen to Paris via Mahan

Blog entry by Pushpinder | 7 April, 2015 2 comments

I was in Delhi to witness the spectacular failure of climate COP in Copenhagen in December 2009. I was a small time organizer in the movement and we were running a climate camp in New Delhi. We did a protest outside the US embassy when...

Devastation from coal mining in South Kalimantan, Indonesia

Blog entry by Arif Fiyanto | 3 December, 2014 16 comments

In the five years or so that I have been a climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace Southeast Asia I have often visited scenes of environmental destruction caused by corporate and human greed. So many beautiful areas of our...

Divert excessive weapon spending to achieve clean energy future

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 14 April, 2014 2 comments

According to new figures released on Monday, last year a whopping US$1747 billion was spent on armies across the world. Modest decreases in spending in austerity hit Western Europe and reduced spending in the US, which is still the...

Tired of climate doom and gloom? Read this.

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 7 April, 2014 2 comments

I bet you read the "news" last week. Climate change impacts are now everywhere and it's going to get much worse if we continue polluting our way into the future. It's frustrating. It's infuriating. And it makes you want to switch...

Air, water, and climate – the triple whammy that ends China’s coal boom

Blog entry by Li Shuo and Kaisa Kosonen | 11 April, 2014 1 comment

This week, Beijing’s air pollution is way above safe levels again, the world’s largest coal company has been forced to change its water strategy , and the UN panel looking at options to act against climate change is expected to...

5 reasons why coal is on the way out

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 25 October, 2017 1 comment

While some politicians  - ahem, Trump! - are trying to prop up the fossil fuel industry, there’s been a quiet revolution happening around the world. People are ditching coal - the main global energy source since 2003 - like never...

Are you being SLAPPed? How corporations and governments try to silence public debate

Blog entry by Karianne Bruning | 23 May, 2014

The lawyers at Greenpeace International are a creative, dedicated team who tackle a wide range of duties. Part of our work is preparing legal strategies and defence for cases against Greenpeace International. We also monitor legal...

Community power is ending the age of coal in Turkey

Blog entry by Pinar Aksogan | 3 September, 2013

There is no better start to a day than waking up to good news. Especially, at a time when your hope is weakened by a near war in your neighbouring country, and by your government trying to allow your forests, national parks and...

Village under threat to be destroyed by Vattenfall

Blog entry by Gregor Kessler | 7 August, 2013 7 comments

The boiling air hits us like a punch when we leave the bus. It's one hot afternoon here in Proschim, an old village of 300 in the heart of the East-German Lausitz-region. Most of the 40 Greenpeace activists that just arrived via Berlin...

We can, must and should end the age of coal

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 12 June, 2013

Coal threatens everything we love and treasure and we now have new research to establish this in our report "Silent Killers". We must stand together and bring an end to the age of coal. Our renewed fight will kick off on the 29th of...

Coal ship activists return to shore determined to #EndCoal

Blog entry by Jamie Ling | 26 April, 2013 1 comment

This week six Greenpeace activists did something incredibly brave for the future of our planet. In an act of civil disobedience they  boarded a fully-loaded coal ship  as it left the Great Barrier Reef – a daring but necessary...

Carbon dioxide reaches levels never seen by humans

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 11 May, 2013 7 comments

The levels of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. The last time levels were this high global average temperatures eventually reached 3 or 4C° higher than now,...

Where a coal addiction has put South Africa - the dirtiest air in the world

Blog entry by Melita Steele | 26 April, 2013 1 comment

Witbank, a town just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, has some of the world’s most polluted air – that’s according to  new research reported yesterday . The massively high levels of pollution can be directly linked to the...

Australian coal exports are not needed: Greenpeace steps in to halt coal

Blog entry by Georgina Woods | 24 April, 2013 1 comment

Greenpeace has campaigned against the expansion of coal exports from Queensland, through the Great Barrier Reef, using every legitimate means we can to stop them going ahead. We’ve made detailed submissions, we’ve triggered...

How air pollution concerns stopped a China coal power project

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 14 August, 2013 3 comments

In Europe or the US, a huge 2,000-megawatt coal power project next to a megacity of 10 million would top the list of polluting power plant proposals and attract intense scrutiny. In China, which has continued to add an equivalent...

Chinese censorship will fail to hide Shenhua's ruthless water grab

Blog entry by Dannielle Taaffe | 23 July, 2013 7 comments

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation exposing how a Chinese state-run coal company is overexploiting water resources and illegally discharging toxic wastewater has made global headlines today.   International news agencies such as ...

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