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Swimming accessories presented to Russian Governor for a swim in the Neva River

Blog entry by Alexey Kiselev | 2 February, 2011 3 comments

This morning Greenpeace activists brought a very unusual gift to the Governor of St. Petersburg – a set of swimming accessories: beach towel, air bed, diving pipe, underwater mask, flippers and beach umbrella. Also attached to the gift...

Lake Baikal one step closer to protection

Blog entry by JulietteH | 2 July, 2010 7 comments

After collecting over 125,000 signatures to protect Lake Baikal, a unique UNESCO world heritage site in Russia, representatives from Greenpeace, WWF and Bellona handed in a petition to defend the Lake. A pulp and paper mill is...

Keep Lake Baikal alive

Blog entry by JulietteH | 31 May, 2010 4 comments

Greenpeace Russia has been working on defending Lake Baikal, the world's larget fresh water lake, for many years. As that unique site is treatened once again, they are asking for your help. Lake Baikal is a place of...

Hidden Consequences: The unseen price of water pollution

Blog entry by Martin Hojsik | 25 May, 2011 3 comments

Toxic pollution is often unseen. But many of the hazardous chemicals that are discharged into our rivers can stay there for years to come and accumulate inside living organisms. Some can cause cancer while others disrupt hormone...

World Water Day - We need YOU!

Blog entry by LisaV | 22 March, 2011 16 comments

“ In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference”   -- Rachel Carson Last year on World Water...

French construction firm Vinci involved in scandalous destruction of Russian forest

Blog entry by Asti Roesle, Forest Campaigner | 2 May, 2011 25 comments

A Greenpeace Russia activist surveys the damage to the protected Khimki Forest. Image: Vadim Kantor Protected Russian forest is being destroyed in order to build a new toll highway between Moscow and St. Petersburg. The campaign...

April 12: Another meeting which missed the point: Bonn

Blog entry by Almudena | 12 April, 2010

Greenpeace Climate campaigners hold up signs at Parliament Hill in Ottawa during the Copenhagen conference on climate change . Meetings dealing with climate change seem to be taking on a domino-effect syndrome of failures. Meetings...

March 16: Cover up of Spanish coast destruction

Blog entry by Almudena | 16 March, 2010

Illegal Hotel in National Park Action in Spain Concerns over censorship and freedom of speech in Spain as the coasts collapse There is an ongoing debate in Spain after the Spanish government yesterday decided to censure 2 min...

March 15: Kumi fights back climate skeptics

Blog entry by Almudena | 15 March, 2010

New Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr Kumi Naidoo (centre) Greenpeace's head Kumi Naidoo took centre stage this Sunday to address the issue of climate change skepticism in an interview with Andrew Maar in the BBC. He...

March 25: Fighting nuclear waste, forest-destroying palm oil, and dirty coal

Blog entry by danielkramb | 25 March, 2010 1 comment

Greenpeace activists block the gate to the French Embassy in Moscow, Russia in a protest against nuclear waste import from France to Russia. From Russia to Indonesia via the Czech Republic, Greenpeace activists are making noise –...

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