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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...

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.

Greenpeace ‘likes’ Facebook’s new datacentre, but wants a greener friendship

Press release | 27 October, 2011 at 16:04

Amsterdam, 27 October 2011 -- Greenpeace today welcomed news that Facebook’s new datacentre, to be built in Luleå, Sweden (1), could be fully powered by renewable energy, but called on the company to take its ambitions further by using green...

Clean air doesn't come to those who wait

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 22 January, 2015 7 comments

"One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual," said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air outside in Beijing was a thick, soupy grey.

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 31 July, 2014 1 comment

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

The Dirtiest Ark

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 4 July, 2014

People tend to forget that coal’s reach goes far beyond the place where it is mined. How its harmful emissions don’t just reach across the sky, but its product also moves across our oceans and seas. The World Coal Association ...

How Germany is revolutionising its energy system. And who's standing in the way.

Blog entry by Karsten Smid | 9 April, 2014 6 comments

As the UN climate panel meets in Berlin this week to finalise its report on options for combating climate change, here's how Germany is rising to the challenge. Rapidly reduce your reliance on coal? AND phase out nuclear power at...

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...

Greenpeace condemns Czech energy giant’s coal-fired power play

Press release | 29 April, 2010 at 17:00

Prague, Czech Republic, 29 April 2010 – Greenpeace denounced the Czech Environment Ministry’s decision today to accept a seriously flawed environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the expansion of the Czech Republic’s largest coal-fired power...

Greenpeace calls on the Italian government to quit coal and stop blocking Europe's...

Press release | 16 October, 2008 at 2:00

This morning, five Greenpeace activists scaled a crane at the new coal-fired power station in Civitavecchia, near Rome. The protestors unfurled two banners that read: 'Italian government opposes Kyoto' ("Il governo contro Kyoto") and 'No new...

Threatened Pacific Island Nation makes legal history by challenging European carbon...

Press release | 23 May, 2011 at 16:45

New York, 23 May 2011 -- The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has made legal history by challenging the development of one of Europe’s largest coal-fired power stations, opening the door for climate-stricken nations to use international law...

Clean our cloud - Act now

Action | 17 April, 2012 at 18:00

Amazon and Microsoft use old-fashioned coal power – the stuff that causes climate change – for the electricity they need to store your e-mails, photos, music and videos. Take action now and tell these companies to make the Internet green.

Climate change is now reality; Doha talks must spark clean energy revolution

Press release | 26 November, 2012 at 8:03

Doha, November 26, 2012 - As governments meet for climate talks in Doha, Greenpeace warned on Monday that they must wake up to the reality that climate change is already gripping the planet and take urgent action to avoid catastrophic global warming.

Greenpeace protests at six coal plants across Poland

Press release | 9 November, 2013 at 21:00

Warsaw, 9 November 2013 – Before the UN climate conference in Warsaw begins, Greenpeace has projected, until early Sunday morning, messages on six coal power plants in Poland to urge the world’s governments to phase out fossil fuels which cause...

Philipines storm is writing on the wall for climate talk politicians - Greenpeace

Press release | 11 November, 2013 at 11:45

Warsaw, 11 November 2013 – Following the deadly storm which ripped through the Philippines as Governments and NGOs met in Warsaw for the UN Climate Summit, Head of Greenpeace Delegation, Martin Kaiser said:

Edison out: The struggle to stop coal fired power plants in Bo Nok and Ban Krut, Thailand

Publication | 1 January, 2002 at 1:00

Imagine if an electricity company tried to build a dirty coal fired power plant on a rural beach near a national park in, say, southern California in 2002. Now, imagine if that coastal area was a breeding ground for whales anddolphins. Most...

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...

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...

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