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5 reasons 2014 was an amazing year for Arctic protection

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei | 29 December, 2014

It's been a historic year for our campaign to Save the Arctic. Hard to believe as it is, we only launched back in 2012, but our movement has grown to over six million and is getting stronger every day. Here are five major things we...

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...

10 reasons why reindeer are the coolest animals in the Arctic

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei | 20 December, 2014 2 comments

1. Their antlers are velvety fingerprints. Reindeer antlers are bony appendages that grow every year. The antlers grow quickly – up to 2 cm per day – in a blood-supply-rich material called "velvet", which is exactly what it...

Seeds Distribution for Typhoon Affected Farmers in The Philippine

Image | 19 December, 2014 at 15:30

Greenpeace volunteers prepare to distribute rice seeds for planting, to farmers whose fields where totally destroyed by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit). A group of farmers from the islands of Cebu, Bohol and Negros – strong movers of sustainable and...

2014: A Year In Pictures

Slideshow | 19 December, 2014

#Cofrentes17 acquitted of nuclear protest charges

Blog entry by Andrew Kerr | 17 December, 2014 2 comments

In a victory for the freedom to engage in peaceful protest, 16 activists from Greenpeace Spain, along with a freelance photojournalist – together known as the #Cofrentes17 – were yesterday acquitted by a court in Valencia of causing...

Fossil fuels fade as we focus on the world’s capitals

Press release | 14 December, 2014 at 10:18

Lima, Peru, 14 December 2014 - As the hammer drops today to close the UN climate conference, the science remains clear on the need to permanently transition away from coal, oil and gas. Yet, at COP20, governments again failed to embrace the clean...

Oil Spill Aftermath in the Bangladesh Sundarbans

Image | 11 December, 2014 at 15:30

The breathing roots of mangroves are covered by a sheet of black oil on the banks of the Sela River in Sundarbans, Bangladesh, a UNESCO World Heritage site, after an oil-tanker carrying 350,000 litres of furnace oil sank in the river after it had...

From typhoon hit Philippines, a call for climate justice

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 11 December, 2014

Smashed houses, fallen trees and streets littered with debris greeted us when Greenpeace arrived in Dolores, Eastern Samar, on Tuesday after Typhoon Hagupit made a direct hit on the seaside town. Much of the region's crops had been...

Visiting Ground Zero of Typhoon Hagupit

Video | 10 December, 2014 at 20:15

As typhoon Hagupit made land fall in the Philippines, Greenpeace executive director Kumi Naidoo - along with Philippine climate change commissioner Yeb Sano - visits affected communities calling on world leaders to act against climate change. ...

Greenpeace makes solidarity visit to Dolores, Samar, ground zero of Typhoon Hagupit

Press release | 9 December, 2014 at 16:33

Dolores, Eastern Samar, Philippines, 9 December 2014 – Greenpeace has today made a visit of solidarity to Dolores in Eastern Samar where Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in the Philippines before weaving a destructive path across the country and...

Greenpeace presents message beside the historic Nazca lines calling for a renewable...

Press release | 8 December, 2014 at 17:39

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Nature does not negotiate: climate catastrophe is with us now!

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 7 December, 2014 25 comments

As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in history has been launched to prevent a repeat of the massive loss of life which devastated communities when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the same area...

Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines

Press release | 6 December, 2014 at 16:12

Manila, Philippines, 6 December 2014 – Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in Dolores, Eastern Samar in the Philippines at around 9:15pm local time on Saturday, the official Philippine meteorological bureau PAGASA said.

#Cofrentes17: why Spain's Constitution Day is important to us all

Blog entry by Andrew Kerr | 6 December, 2014 1 comment

Right now, 16 Greenpeace activists and an independent photojournalist are standing trial in Valencia for a peaceful protest they staged against the risks posed by the 30-year old Cofrentes nuclear power plant, near Valencia. They...

Vote! #RenameHagupit

Blog entry by Stephanie Brancaforte | 5 December, 2014 5 comments

Typhoon Hagupit is barreling toward the Philippines, a year almost to the day since supertyphoon Haiyan killed thousands and devastated an entire city. While we can't directly attribute any one superstorm to climate change, we do know...

The power of the energy transition is spreading fast

Blog entry by Matjaž Dovečar | 5 December, 2014

Greenpeace brought mayors from all over Europe to Bavaria to show them the best practices of German energy transition. First impressions: the 'Energiewende' is contagious! We travelled with eight  mayors from Hungary, Turkey,...

#Cofrentes17: Renewable bravery!

Blog entry by Mauro Fernández | 4 December, 2014

There are moments to talk and moments to act. Almost four years ago, sixteen Greenpeace activists agreed that the huge risk posed by the Cofrentes nuclear station near Valencia, Spain, required concrete and public action. On 15...

Coal mining causing widespread contamination of Indonesian province's freshwater

Press release | 3 December, 2014 at 15:30

Jakarta, 3 December 2014 - Almost half of all water bodies in the Indonesian province of South Kalimantan are at risk of being contaminated by coal mining waste says a report released today by Greenpeace.

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...

Month In Pictures - November

Slideshow | 2 December, 2014

A rainbow from Machu Picchu to Düsseldorf

Blog entry by Sven Teske | 1 December, 2014 1 comment

Peru! What comes to mind when you think of Peru? Right! The mysterious Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, which attract and inspire so many people from around the world, and still have scientists puzzling over their origin. Last night,...

Greenpeace activists take pro-solar message to the Temple of the Sun in Machu Picchu...

Press release | 30 November, 2014 at 21:37

Machu Picchu, Peru, 30 November 2014 – Seven Greenpeace activists today projected the message "Act for the climate! Go solar!" onto the hill of Wayna Picchu to mark the beginning of the end of coal- and oil-driven economies. As the UN climate...

Lima: A positive end to a breakthrough year for the climate movement?

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 28 November, 2014 6 comments

There is no question: 2014 has been a key year for the politics of climate change already, even before the latest round of climate talks get under way in Lima, Peru, next week. This is the year that you, and people like you, turned ...

Government spying undermines climate action

Blog entry by Andrew Kerr | 27 November, 2014 1 comment

Unless you’ve been living in a hole in the ground or in a galaxy far, far away you won’t have missed media revelations about government security services snooping on our every communication. Personal phone calls and e-mails are...

For oil companies, our rights are just another obstacle

Blog entry by Martin L., Joris T., Leon V. and Faiza O. | 21 November, 2014 3 comments

Once upon a time fossil fuel exploration took place far away, out of sight and out of mind. But as oil and gas giants become ever more desperate for new reserves they’re prepared to drill in places that were previously unthinkable.

The Arctic Sunrise, her journey continues

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 19 November, 2014 2 comments

Last Saturday, the ecologically pristine area around the Canary Islands was the watery stage of the next chapter in the story of the Arctic Sunrise. Last year, she carried Greenpeace activists across icy waters North of Russia, where...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise detained in Spain following oil protest

Press release | 18 November, 2014 at 23:06

Lanzarote, Spain, 18 November 2014 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has today been detained by Spanish authorities in the port of Arrecife, Lanzarote, following last Saturday's peaceful protest by Greenpeace against oil drilling by Repsol, in...

Video: Activist hospitalised after boats rammed during peaceful protest against oil...

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 November, 2014 42 comments

Update - 18 November: The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation has orderd the detention of the Arctic Sunrise . Mario Rodriguez, director of Greenpeace Spain, said in response... "It’s telling that the Spanish...

Greenpeace activist hospitalised after Spanish Navy rams boats in oil protest

Press release | 15 November, 2014 at 17:39

Amsterdam, 15 November 2014 – One activist was hospitalised and another injured as Spanish Navy boats today repeatedly rammed Greenpeace boats engaged in a peaceful protest by Greenpeace Spain against oil drilling in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Supporters welcome the Arctic Sunrise in Lanzarote, Spain

Image | 15 November, 2014 at 13:30

The Arctic Sunrise arrives in Lanzarote, following a peaceful protest against the the oil drilling ship ‘Rowan Renaissance.' A large crowd of supporters receives the ship and activists. Greenpeace is protesting against reckless plans by Repsol to...

Social PreCOP – More than just a document at stake

Blog entry by Mauro Fernandez | 13 November, 2014

The Social PreCOP held in Venezuela left civil society, governments and the delegation of the hosting country with mixed feelings. Can I accept the outcome as is? The answer is 'no'. After a long fight to establish an official...

Historic US-China deal marks the beginning of the end of China’s coal chapter

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 12 November, 2014 4 comments

Today could be the most important day so far this century in climate and energy politics. China and United States have come to an historic agreement , negotiated privately over a period of months, that represents China's first...

Sadness turns to joy as Turkish coal project halted

Blog entry by Deniz Bayram | 12 November, 2014 6 comments

The community of the western Turkish village of Yirca has experienced a rollercoaster of sadness and elation in recent days, winning an important court battle against a coal project but losing 6,000 valuable olive trees. Just...

A polar bear nursery, a Russian oil company and one of the most beautiful islands on...

Blog entry by Maria Favorsky | 12 November, 2014

Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean is a distant land of polar bears and whales, northern lights and shining ice. It's also a nature reserve and one of only two UNESCO Natural Heritage sites in the Arctic. It should be the most peaceful...

Coal Mining Site in South Kalimantan

Image | 12 November, 2014 at 14:00

Two Greenpeace investigators by a toxic settling pond used by the coal industry in Asam-asam Coal Mine in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Greenpeace is calling on the provincial and national government to stop the coal industry poisoning the water...

It's time for OSPAR to protect the Arctic

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | 12 November, 2014

OSPAR? Never heard of it? I'm not surprised. A cosy little club of countries which once had lofty aims of cleaning up the North Atlantic, but now seems destined to preside over the destruction of one of the world's most iconic regions:...

Dam Construction Action in Sumatra

Image | 10 November, 2014 at 14:00

Greenpeace activists and local volunteers complete the construction of a dam to halt drainage on the peatland canals as part of their "Climate Defender Camp" at Kampar Peninsula and display a banner reading “Climate Change Stops Here”. The Camp...

Illegally Destroyed Olive Grove in Turkey

Image | 9 November, 2014 at 13:30

Local people from Yirca village show evidence of almost 6,000 trees illegally bulldozed to make way for a proposed Kolin Group coal power planet. Kolin’s project initially bypassed a law protecting olive groves restricting industrial development...

It is simple: It is People Power

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal | 7 November, 2014 9 comments

A shift to a cleaner and brighter energy future is not just a matter of technology or economics anymore. It is also a matter of political will. And although our leaders don't seem to get it, people do. The recent boom of renewable...

To carry on the David and Goliath battle we must stand together

Blog entry by Anna Abad | 7 November, 2014

On November 8, 2013 the world stood still and witnessed the largest tropical cyclone ever recorded in history make landfall in Tacloban, Philippines. The scale and magnitude of the damage it left behind was unprecedented and shocking,...

'Greenpeace Energy': 15 years of clean power

Blog entry by Andrew Kerr | 6 November, 2014

A notable anniversary passed us by last week while our focus was on the UN climate panel finalising its latest assessment of climate change and highlighting how clean energy can get the world out of this mess. Germany's first and...

Payback time for the big polluters?

Blog entry by Kristin Casper | 5 November, 2014

The 500,000 people who marched for the climate in New York and other major cities in September have passed the torch to the people in the Philippines. The People's Climate Walk is a 40-day, 1000 km journey from Manila to ground zero in...

COP20 - Lima

Topic | 3 November, 2014 at 14:00

COP 20 documents, briefings and latest news.

The new IPCC report, main conclusions and the story left untold

Press release | 2 November, 2014 at 12:00

Copenhagen, 2 November 2014 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today released the final part of the 5th Assessment report. For the first time scientists are clearly stating to decision-makers that they should aim for zero...

The answer to alarming climate science: 100% renewable energy

Blog entry by Anna Leidreiter and Kaisa Kosonen | 31 October, 2014 2 comments

Back in the 1970s dedicated and resourceful Danes made a choice to take control of their energy, turning their backs on nuclear and embracing a renewable energy by building their own wind turbines. It started a true revolution. Now...

Hidden message of hope in the IPCC report

Press release | 31 October, 2014 at 15:40

Copenhagen, 31 October 2014 – As the 40th IPCC session comes to a close, experts speaking today at a Greenpeace press conference emphasized the leaps forward in renewable technology which refutes the dire future detailed in the draft 5th...

Month In Pictures - October

Slideshow | 31 October, 2014

This 'boom' might save the world - 10 quick facts about renewable energy

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 30 October, 2014 4 comments

As the world's leading climate scientists finalise the latest and most comprehensive report on climate change and ways to tackle it, a key question is: What is new? What has changed since the release of the UN climate panel's last...

Owners of the wind

Blog entry by Kat Skeie and Tarjei Haaland | 28 October, 2014 7 comments

Thirty-odd years ago in the Kingdom of Denmark lived some brave people who disliked nuclear power and loved renewable energy. Determined to keep their country clean and safe, they began building their own wind turbines. Today, thanks...

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