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  • Another rough day in Japan

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - 14 March, 2011 at 22:37 14 comments

    Monday, March 14, 2011 Satilite image of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility

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    These past days have been hard for everyone in Japan, and the drama continued through these last 24 hours. The explosion at a second stricken reactor, Fukushima 1 (unit 3), was not entirely a surprise. Officials had warned of... Read more >

  • Daily News: On Japan and Friends

    Blogpost by Angela S - 14 March, 2011 at 18:34 4 comments

    Our thoughts here at Greenpeace are with the affected people of Japan…

    Top News: Much of our attention has been geared towards the threat posed by  nuclear power plants in Japan. This morning, there was an explosion in reactor no. 3. Fuel rods at rea... Read more >

  • Serious concerns remain for safety in Fukushima

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - 13 March, 2011 at 14:49 12 comments

    Saturday, March 12, 2011 Satilite image of Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility

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    We remain extremely concerned for the safety of workers at and the community surrounding damaged nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan.

    Here's what we know abut the situation at the two most affected plants: Read more >

    Fukushima I (Dai...

  • Fukushima nuclear disaster updates - 11 March 2011

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - 12 March, 2011 at 18:55 8 comments

    NOTE: Latest updates and background can be found on our main Fukushima nuclear disaster page.

    Update 22:20 GMT - Having suffered the devastation of the tsunami and natures wrath the residents of Fukishima have spent today gripped in a potentially dev... Read more >

  • Thinking of friends in Japan

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 11 March, 2011 at 18:57 28 comments

    Friday, March 11, 2011 Tsunami travel times

    Created by the US NOAA National Weather Service. Read more >

    I’ve just gotten off Skype from Junichi, the executive director of Greenpeace Japan. The staff of Greenpeace Japan are safe, and are camping overnight in the office – they’re fully prepared with sleeping bags and emergency food....
  • Daily news: On garbage protests and bad advisers

    Blogpost by Oriana L - 11 March, 2011 at 14:21

    Top news: Earthquake and tsunami threatens Japanese nuclear reactors; Greenpeace gifts Spanish and Austrian Environment Ministries with garbage for their work against the environment; UK appoints former BP man as policy adviser for energy and enviro... Read more >

  • The milk of Chernobyl

    Blogpost by Aslihan Tumer - 11 March, 2011 at 12:40 15 comments

    As a child, I really did not like the milk no matter how much my mother tried to put sugar or chocolate in it. I still don’t  like it much. This was a little issue when I grew up between my mother and me. Today I am a Greenpeace campaigner and I came ... Read more >

  • Ecological agriculture = Romantic vision?

    Blogpost by Dirk Zimmermann, Greenpeace Germany - 10 March, 2011 at 18:52 9 comments

    A seedling grows in an organic field, on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka. Image: Vivek M

    Agriculture is facing numerous important problems: food supply, social justice, ecology, climate change. We are told by the agrochemical industry there is ... Read more >

  • Daily News: On Tuna victory and 'ethical' oil...

    Blogpost by Oriana L - 10 March, 2011 at 16:22 1 comment

    Here’s a list of environmentally news collected for you daily by the Greenpeace team. Enjoy!

    Top News: Princes Tuna give into Greenpeace demands and Harrison Ford tries to save the planet with a Facebook game. Elsewhere, bees are dying because of ind... Read more >

  • Rio+20 - while Rio dances, the UN talks ...

    Blogpost by Daniel Mittler - 7 March, 2011 at 17:55

    Many of you reading this are under 30. So the Earth Summit 1992 is simply history for you. If you were thinking about Rio today at all - you were probably thinking about carneval, not politics.

    Pity Brazilian diplomats and bureaucrats, then, who are ... Read more >

  • International Unsustainable Overfishing

    Blogpost by Sari Tolvanen - 4 March, 2011 at 13:20 8 comments

    Skipjack tuna and bycatch caught in the eastern Pacific using a Fish Aggregation Device (FAD) in 2009.

    Despite the crisis facing our oceans, we often hear excuses from industry players: telling us that we do not need urgent changes to rescue our se... Read more >

  • The Fight is still going on over Mexican maize

    Blogpost by Aleira Lara - 2 March, 2011 at 18:30 7 comments

    GM free corn


    It's been an exciting couple of months in the debate over Mexican maize with some good news for Mexican agriculture and biodiversity. However, the consequences of recent frosts in northern states and the aggressive propaganda of the industry is s... Read more >

  • Consumer survey finds Japanese public wants sustainable seafood

    Blogpost by Wakao Hanaoka, Greenpeace Japan - 2 March, 2011 at 15:52 7 comments

    Last year, we at Greenpeace Japan launched the SUSEA (Sustainable SEAfood) campaign, aimed at changing the attitudes of Japanese consumers toward fish and the oceans.  Following months of work with supermarkets and restaurants, as well as scientifi... Read more >

  • Skipjack tuna is cheap and plentiful... or is it?

    Blogpost by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK - 1 March, 2011 at 15:58 2 comments

    Tuna fishing in the eastern Pacific

    Of all the tuna species, skipjack is seen as the most plentiful and the most sustainable. The speed with which it reproduces and matures has meant stocks are more resilient to our industrial fishing fleets than i... Read more >

  • Stopping the waste of discarded fish

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie, Greenpeace UK - 28 February, 2011 at 14:43 8 comments

    Now you see it... Cod caught in the North Sea about to be discarded

    Discards are disgusting. No-one with any sense can support the catching, killing, and throwing away of fish. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight – which Greenpeace has suppor... Read more >

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