Making Waves

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  • Your right to stand for forests is under attack — again

    Blogpost by Amy Moas - 30 January, 2018 at 15:12 5 comments

    If it seems like we’ve been talking about lawsuits a lot lately, it’s because we have.

    Corporate bullies, helped by Donald Trump’s go-to law firm, have filed two massive lawsuits against Greenpeace in the last two years. They aim to silence us, but w... Read more >

  • Sponsoring climate change

    Blogpost by Robin Perkins - 30 January, 2018 at 6:04

    It is that time again. Four years roll by and once more the greatest winter athletes in the world will come together to wow us on death-defying luge runs, courageous ski jumps or surprisingly mesmerising curling slides matches.

    Unfortunately, all is ... Read more >

  • A tribute to Jon Castle

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 25 January, 2018 at 16:56 5 comments

    James (Jon) Castle - 7 December 1950 to 12 January 2018

    Over four decades Captain Jon Castle navigated Greenpeace ships by the twin stars of ‘right and wrong’, defending the environment and promoting peace. Greenpeace chronicler, Rex Weyler, recounts...

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  • We don't just need electric cars, we need fewer cars

    Blogpost by Richard Casson - 25 January, 2018 at 16:41 3 comments

    Ever since the first production car rolled off the assembly line more than 100 years ago, our love affair with automobiles has grown and grown. In countries like the UK, France, Italy and Germany there are now around 5 vehicles for every 10 people. In...

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  • Diving to the Antarctic sea floor is a scientist’s dream come true

    Blogpost by Dr Susanne Lockhart - 25 January, 2018 at 16:30

    Most people would be surprised about how many species of cold-water corals and amazing sponges you’d find on the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean. Even as the scientist who has identified three quarters of the registered seafloor communities designated f...

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  • The Rise of the Penguins

    Blogpost by Will Rose - 24 January, 2018 at 17:15

    Never have so many penguins been seen waddling in so many places.

    They were ice skating in Stockholm, tap dancing in London, trekking up the highest mountain in Turkey and marching on mass in central Tokyo. They were even spotted roaming the deserts ...

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  • Listening for Justice in Davos

    Blogpost by Jennifer Morgan - 22 January, 2018 at 12:41

    Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing” - Arundhati Roy

    I can hear her too. I have spent my working life trying to help others hear her. I wonder, when attending the annual World Economic Foru...

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  • Which is the Antarctic's top penguin?

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - 20 January, 2018 at 10:12 2 comments

    Not every penguin is up to the challenge of living in the Antarctic, but those that do are a special sort of awesome. Remember, they don’t have the luxury of being able to fly away again if the weather turns bad. Read more >

    In honour of Penguin Awareness Day to...

  • We can’t just recycle our way out of the plastic pollution crisis

    Blogpost by Elvira Jiménez - 19 January, 2018 at 17:34 1 comment

    Plastics are in the air. Not only literally. Everyone's talking about plastic pollution and the need to take action.

    You don’t need to be conducting a scientific research to see that plastic waste is invading our environment, specially our oceans. Wi... Read more >

  • How do we make corporations more accountable?

    Blogpost by Daniel Mittler - 19 January, 2018 at 14:31

    Greenpeace is famous for campaigning against corporations.

    We made “Choke” out of Coca-Cola's logo to draw attention to the massive plastic pollution impact they have around the world. 

    In the latest part of Greenpeace’s global campaign to get Coca Cola to reduce their enormous plastic footprint, Greenpeace UK’s life-size polar bear puppet, Paula, turned up in Piccadilly Circus, London, to hijack Coke’s newly upgraded giant advertising screen.  At 3 pm a snow machine arrived with a 5m long, 3m high Christmas present in ‘Choke’ branded wrapping paper which, when opened, revealed Paula on top of an ice floe polluted with discarded Coke plastic bottles. The event also included a Xmas choir singing variations on Coke advertising jingles.DATE:5 Dec, 2017Polar bear hijacks Coke’s holiday advertising in London. 5 Dec,... Read more >

  • March of the penguins

    Blogpost by Akshey Kalra - 15 January, 2018 at 9:58 2 comments

    This morning, people around the world are waking up to pictures of penguin sightings across the globe. The penguins have been spotted travelling on trains, arriving at international airports and at iconic landmarks. From Sydney to Buenos Aires and fro...

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  • Setting sail to protect the Antarctic

    Blogpost by Will McCallum - 15 January, 2018 at 9:57 2 comments

    As I write this, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, is sailing South. For the next three months, the crew will be working alongside a team of campaigners, photographers, film-makers, scientists and journalists from across the globe to build the case ...

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  • A Brief History of Environmentalism

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 5 January, 2018 at 15:32 4 comments

    "The goal of life is living in agreement with nature."
    — Zeno ~ 450 BC (from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers)

    Homo sapiens roamed the Earth. We can only speculate about how these early humans reacted, but migrating to new habitats app... Read more >

  • Is Japan re-thinking its love of coal?

    Blogpost by Marina Lou - 22 December, 2017 at 16:09

    Could cracks be appearing for the first time in Japan’s commitment to coal fired power?

    Greenpeace activists outside the Isogo coal power plant and the Minami-Yokohama gas power plant during the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) meeting in 2014.Greenpeace activists outside the Isogo coal power plant and the Minami-Yokohama gas power plant during the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) meetin...

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  • 2017: Looking back

    Blogpost by Leola Abraham - 21 December, 2017 at 17:01

    2017 has been a tough year. We’ve witnessed increased anti-immigration sentiment, a shift toward populism, the rise of far right movements and burgeoning inequality.

    But we also saw people standing up in solidarity with others for justice and peace. ... Read more >

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