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  • When reindeer have nowhere to run

    Blogpost by Konstantin Fomin - 17 March, 2017 at 17:40

    For hundreds of years the Khanty people of Western Siberia have lived in harmony with nature. But as the oil industry seizes more and more of their land, their animals perish in oil spills and reindeer herders are losing their last pastures.

    Oil company road construction on Sopochin family ancestral land, Western Siberia, Russia, 3 Feb, 2017 © Alexey Andronov / Greenpeace Members ...

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  • Thanks to the hard work of pet owners and activists like you, Mars and Nestlé — the two largest pet food companies in the world — are committing to make immediate changes to help ensure their pet food supply chains are safer for our oceans and workers... Read more >

  • In Brazil, dams threaten rivers, the environment and people's lives

    Blogpost by Luana Lila - 14 March, 2017 at 23:23 2 comments

    Today is the International Day of Action for Rivers: a time to remember and honour the communities who have been impacted by the construction of dams and the movements trying to prevent disastrous new dam projects.

    For Brazil, the profound impacts da...

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  • The world is ready to Break Free. Will you join us?

    Blogpost by Agustin Maggio - 13 March, 2017 at 16:15

    This weekend marked the global kick-off of the Break Free movement calling for a world free from fossil fuels. Break Free is a wave of individuals, communities, local and international organisations taking a firm stance against fossil fuels and dirty ... Read more >

  • Biological Restoration of water and land

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 10 March, 2017 at 17:40

    According to the 2015 World Economic Forum Global Risks 2015 Report, the water crisis is the world’s #1 risk. The problem is not only the amount of water available in the world’s rivers, lakes, and aquifers, but the pollution of those resources from h... Read more >

  • When thousands of women come together to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March - either on the streets or at home or in the workplace - they will do so as part of a growing and very powerful force, one that knows that positive change can happen if... Read more >

  • How women are expanding horizons with solar power

    Blogpost by Ghalia Fayad - 7 March, 2017 at 18:28

    Today, on International Women’s Day, the women of Deir Kanoun Ras el Ain cooperative in South Lebanon embarked on a quiet revolution. Together with young activists from Palestine, Lebanon and Syria, they completed a solar energy installation that will... Read more >

  • Reindeers in Moscow: Saving the sacred lake

    Blogpost by Konstantin Fomin - 7 March, 2017 at 18:14

    It’s very unusual to stumble upon reindeer on the streets of Moscow. But it can happen when authorities give oil company permission to drill on the sacred lands of Siberian Indigenous peoples.

    Reindeer herders have built corral and placed their traditional tent in the center of Moscow to show their culture and way of life to the common folk and ask for their support against oil industry.  © Liza Udilova / Greenpeace

    Reindeer herders who are opposing this project built the... Read more >

  • I don’t want to be a part of the problem

    Blogpost by Khalimat Tekeeva - 6 March, 2017 at 11:31

    My name is Khalia, I have been working with Greenpeace Russia for more than three years to try and make our planet a better place.

    I love The Great Northern Forest for its wild beauty, for the inspiration it offers to anyone who needs it, and for its... Read more >

  • Trump ignores climate risk in military focus

    Blogpost by Jen Maman - 2 March, 2017 at 18:35

    “We got to start winning,” Trump said on Tuesday. “We got to start winning wars again.”

    What he was proposing was to win by increasing military spending in the US by 9%, adding a staggering $54 billion to the Pentagon’s budget (which already stands a... Read more >

  • What are microfibers and why are our clothes polluting the oceans?

    Blogpost by Kirsten Brodde - 2 March, 2017 at 12:08 2 comments

    Synthetic fibers could be a wonderful thing. Their production requires far less water than cotton and they don’t require toxic pesticides to grow. But does that make them environmentally friendly? Sadly not.

    The expansion of fast fashion wouldn’t b... Read more >

  • What 10 years of smartphone use means for the planet

    Blogpost by Elizabeth Jardim - 27 February, 2017 at 22:05 3 comments

    Smartphones have undeniably changed our lives — and the world — in a very short amount of time. Just ten years ago, we took pictures with cameras, used maps to plan routes, and kept in touch with friends and family using T9 text messages.

    If you’re a...

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  • Our oceans, our responsibility

    Blogpost by Mike Fincken - 24 February, 2017 at 13:00 1 comment

    For some people the oceans may seem vast - to me they are my garden and my home. For the last three decades I have spent most of my life as a sailor and a captain. So you can imagine I feel a special tie to our blue planet. The many years at sea also ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace supports Indigenous Peoples' Rights: Here's why

    Blogpost by Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid - 21 February, 2017 at 17:48 1 comment

    Indigenous communities the world over are on the front lines of environmental destruction. Many have been fighting for centuries to protect land, water and air from threats like overfishing, deforestation and industrial development.

    Water Protector at Dakota Access Pipeline Red Warrior Camp, 8 Sep, 2016. © Gokhan CukurovaWater Protector a... Read more >

  • HSBC promises to cut ties with forest-trashing palm oil companies

    Blogpost by Annisa Rahmawati - 21 February, 2017 at 7:55 1 comment

    There's been a major breakthrough in protecting Indonesia's forests: HSBC has committed to breaking its links to palm oil companies destroying forests and peatlands. This is a fantastic result for everyone who has been campaigning over the last few we... Read more >

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