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Rainbow Warrior impounded by Dutch police

Feature story | 17 November, 2008 at 1:00

The Rainbow Warrior has been impounded and the captain arrested after it was boarded by the police three times over the weekend. The ship was part of a protest against the new coal fired power station that E.ON is building next to their existing...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

Ireland banning the bulb

Feature story | 6 December, 2007 at 18:41

The Irish Government, announced today what will be in effect the EU's first ban on energy-wasting incandescent lightbulbs. This simple but historic step comes as governments meet in Bali to discuss next steps on tackling the global climate...

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