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3 retailers cut back on cod

Feature story | 12 September, 2006 at 2:00

Major Scandinavian food retail chains Netto Sweden, Lidl Sweden and Axfood (Willy's/Hemköp) have promised to quit buying cod from the Baltic Sea. At least a third of the cod caught and landed in the Baltic is stolen, and pirate fishing is making...

Victory! Sweden (mostly) free from Baltic cod

Feature story | 7 March, 2007 at 1:00

Last year, Greenpeace activists and Ocean Defenders took to the supermarkets across Scandinavia to convince them to get out of Baltic cod, a stock that is severely overfished and at least a third of which is illegally caught. Finally the last...

Green revolution in France?

Feature story | 26 October, 2007 at 2:00

Nicolas Sarkozy, France's President, yesterday called for an environmental "revolution". Among other measures, he promised to outlaw energy wasting lightbulbs by 2010, ban commercial growing of genetically modified food and feed crops, and use...

Argentinean forest law victory

Feature story | 23 November, 2007 at 1:00

The forests of Argentina are being cleared at a rate of 40 football fields every hour. To stop the destruction we took to the trees - and to the streets. While our activists protested in the forest, we joined forces with other environmental...

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...

Romania says 'No' to GE and declares its future organic

Feature story | 27 March, 2008 at 17:28

In an historic move, the Romanian Government today announced it will ban genetically engineered (GE) maize and embrace organic agriculture. The move is particularly significant as GE maize is the only commercially cultivated GE crop permitted in...

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...

VICTORY! Philips accepts recycling responsibility

Feature story | 26 February, 2009 at 1:00

We are delighted that Philips has announced a change in its recycling policy, taking responsibility for the cost of recycling its own products. Earlier this week Philips confirmed that these costs should no longer be paid directly by its...

VICTORY! Polish coal mine construction halted

Feature story | 12 March, 2009 at 1:00

We are delighted that the construction of an open-pit coal mine in Poland, where we set up a Climate Rescue Station in December 2008, has been suspended. This is a significant win in our battle against the mine, which would have lead to around 50...

Victory for the Boreal Forest! Kimberly-Clark announces new paper policy

Feature story | 5 August, 2009 at 2:00

It is finally time to celebrate a major victory for the Boreal Forest! Kimberly-Clark has, as a result of public pressure, released a new environmental fibre policy that governs how it will help conserve forests and support sustainable forestry...

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