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Why coal matters to Doha

Blog entry by Swati Jangle | 3 December, 2012

Few people have much hope for international climate negotiations these days. Government delegations currently meeting in the Qatari capital Doha are negotiating a complex architecture that seems to have little connection with either...

Greenpeace warns governments to drop loopholes in climate deal

Press release | 3 December, 2012 at 8:49

Doha, December 3, 2012 – As ministers arrive at climate talks in the Qatari capital Doha, Greenpeace urged European countries not to take the side of Poland and Russia in a battle over whether to maintain the Kyoto Protocol’s biggest loophole and...

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.

Revealed: the coal industry’s plan to devastate the climate

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 23 November, 2012 4 comments

It’s been quite a week. In this lead up to the UN climate conference in Doha which starts Monday, there was news almost every day about soaring CO 2 emissions and the threat of catastrophic climate change. On Monday, the World...

Cynical Old King Coal shows its true colours

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 22 November, 2012

Shocking is the only way to describe the extraordinarily cynical comments made to the Financial Times (November 4, Global warming: Climate change needs action but it has a cost ) by Milton Catelin, chief executive of the World Coal...

Will the “Carbon Monoxide Man” End Finland’s Reliance on Coal?

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 23 October, 2012

In a surprise announcement, the Finnish Minister Jyri Häkämies, in charge of revising the country’s Climate and Energy Strategy, announced an ambition to completely phase out coal-fired energy production by 2025, outdoing Denmark’s...

Google shows off its data centers, powered increasingly by clean energy

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 19 October, 2012 2 comments

Ever wondered what the Internet looks like? If so, you’re in luck: Google has drawn back the curtains of its data centers, the facilities that compute and store all of our gmail, youtube videos, and searches. [Photo: Google’s...

Financial risks for investors in the ZE PAK SA IPO

Press release | 19 October, 2012 at 15:42

Warsaw, 19 October 2012 — Greenpeace and CEE Bankwatch are contacting analysts and investors to warn them that participating in the ZE PAK SA initial public offering in Poland could leave buyers exposed to significant financial risk.

Eskom is burning South Africa’s water to produce electricity

Blog entry by Melita Steele | 19 October, 2012 2 comments

Water is the foundation of life: we’re unable to survive without it. But the problem is that water is scarce, and this country is running out of it. More than 98% of South Africa’s water has already been allocated, and this...

Climate Rescue Station - Borobudur

Image gallery | 18 October, 2012

In search of a greener cloud: Google vs. Microsoft

Feature story | 10 October, 2012 at 22:38

Microsoft wants the world to think it has its groove back – that it’s moved beyond the ignominy of the Mac vs. PC Apple ads, Windows 95 and Clippy, the helpful mascot everyone loved so much. Microsoft is looking to the cloud to change its...

'Stop Coal Crimes' Banner at Charminar

Image | 8 October, 2012 at 17:19

Greenpeace activists unfurl a giant 60 x 20 foot banner from the balcony of the Charminar in Hyderabad hours after Minster of Environment and Forest Jayanthi Natarajan opened the United Nations summit on biodiversity in Hyderabad. The banner,...

New York Times shines spotlight on the internet’s impact on the environment

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 24 September, 2012

On Sunday, the New York Times launched a new series called “The Cloud Factories” that examines the massive data centers that store the data that makes up the internet, and the effects they have on the environment. The series kicked...

Australia's Fair Game for Coal

Video | 19 September, 2012 at 17:20

Coal barons are advancing on Australia. Let them know that our coral and our climate are not a playground for billionaires. www.savethereef.org.au

'Cooking The Climate Wreaking The Reef' Report

Image gallery | 18 September, 2012

Australian coal: a recipe for climate disaster

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 18 September, 2012 4 comments

Everything about the Galilee Basin in Australia is epic. Its name, its size and sparse beauty as well as the enormous amount of coal buried just under the soil and the scale of mining being proposed to dig it up. But eclipsing all...

Massive coal expansion in China means water scarcity for many

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 14 August, 2012 3 comments

China’s huge thirst for energy is going to increase the scarcity of water already threatening people in western China and Inner Mongolia. A planned major expansion of coal mines, coal-fired electricity plants and coal-based chemical...

Thirsty coal poses risk to India's farmers

Feature story | 7 August, 2012 at 14:00

Farmers in India's Vidarbha region are struggling with drought and limited access to irrigation while plans by India's government to build 71 new coal-fired power plants will place an extra strain on water resources.

Coal mining poses threat to India’s Royal Bengal Tiger

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 1 August, 2012 14 comments

Like India's failing electricity grid system, the Royal Bengal Tiger, the national animal of India, is in serious trouble. And it won’t take much trouble to undermine the long-term future of this magnificent, but endangered, species...

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