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Greenpeace activists paint two gigantic cracks on the 32 year old nuclear reactor dome at Borssele, Netherlands. The Dutch government wants to keep the plant, one of the world's oldest, open beyond 2013, despite inherent safety and security risks.

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Climate change is a priority issue for us here at Greenpeace.  Disruptions to ecosystems will likely harm everything from minke whales to coral reefs to polar bears. Whole forests will be lost, and hundreds of thousands of species will become extinct. Climate change will bring devastation to people and communities, especially some of the world's poorest.

Certainly, a big part of our job is bringing home to people everywherethe realities of climate change and the struggle against it.  To name names, protest corporations, shame governments - while helping make climate change solutions a reality.

Our expeditions document the impacts of climate change on people and ecosystems. Our professional negotiators, scientists and policy expertsattend world climate conferences and persuade decision makers to take action.  Our volunteers and cyberactivists keep up the pressure on lawmakers and corporations.  Our activists put their safety and freedom on the line for even the smallest chance to change the world.

Luckily enough, Greenpeace is itself only part of a much larger movement towards positive energy policy.  We are fortunate to work with and beside many other environmental organisations, as well as many companies, governments and individuals who share our dedication, optimism and belief that there is a solution for every problem.

If you would like to be a part of this global movement, and like how wework, please choose to volunteer, sign up as a cyberactivst, and/orsupport us financially. For more ways to help see the Take Action page.

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New Industrial-scale development in Intact Forest Landscapes

Publication | 13 October, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace Policy on IFLs

US and China on climate - who's doing better?

Publication | 6 October, 2009 at 19:35

The "blame China" line on climate has become the mantra of developed country excuses for not acting at home. This paper sets out a comparison between the world's two largest greenhouse gas emitters: the US and China.

Minimum Criteria for Industrial Scale Cattle Operations in the Brazilian Amazon Biome

Publication | 5 October, 2009 at 2:00

The following criteria apply to all agribusiness companies operating within the Brazilian Amazon Biome.

HFC's: a growing threat to the climate

Publication | 2 October, 2009 at 15:25

HFCs are a ‘low-hanging fruit’ in the battle to prevent dangerous climate change. Being extremely potent and short-lived greenhouse gases, their elimination would have an immediate and positive effect on the global climate. Yet their growing...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sharp, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Sharp stays in 7th place but with a reduced score of 5.1 points. Sharp gains a point for its support for the precautionary principle but loses a point for the lack of clarity on whetherthe commitment to eliminate phthalates, relates to all...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Samsung, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Samsung holds its position in 2nd place with a slightly reduced score of 6.9, down from 7.1, as a result of failing to extend its take-back programme to non-OECD countries.Samsung scores relatively well on all the criteria.Since November 2007,...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Microsoft, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Microsoft stays in 15th position but with an increased score of 2.7 points, up from 2.5 points, as it has now engaged in an EU coalition supporting Individual ProducerResponsibility. On other e-waste criteria, Microsoft fails to score any points...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Philips, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Philips climbs from 7th to 4th place with an increased score of 5.9 points (up from 5.3), improving its score on e-waste and energy criteria. Philips now supports IndividualProducer Responsibility (IPR), is engaging in a European NGO and industry...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sony, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:38

Sony leaps from 12th place to 8th with an improved score of 5.1. It gains points on the precautionary principle criterion and for improving its expression of support forIndividual Producer Responsibility.On energy, Sony scores points on the...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Toshiba, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:37

Toshiba stays in 5th place with a slight improvement to its score of 5.7, up from 5.5, for improved reporting on the recycling rates for TVs (21.2 percent in 2008) and PCs(12.8 percent) based on sales 10 and 7 years ago, respectively.Toshiba is...

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