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Lessons from the Elgin gas leak: why we must stop Shell’s Arctic drilling

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Ten days after the leak began, Total is still struggling to contain the gas pouring from its North Sea Elgin platform, citing bad weather as the cause of the delays. Yet, in just 100 days’ time, Shell wants to start drilling for oil in the remote and extreme Arctic environment – claiming it has the […]

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Lessons from Fukushima nuclear disaster: millions remain at risk

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“While triggered by the tragic March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Fukushima disaster was ultimately caused by the Japanese authorities choosing to ignore risks, and make business a higher priority than safety,” said Jim Riccio, Greenpeace USA nuclear policy analyst. “This report shows that nuclear energy is inherently unsafe, and that governments are quick […]

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China says ‘no’ to genetically engineered rice

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The origins of rice cultivation can be traced to the valleys of China’s Yangtze River, with some estimates putting it at over 7,000 years ago. In that time, rice has become an integral part of Chinese life and culture. It dictates the lives of millions of farmers in the Chinese countryside, feeds over a billion […]

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Top Spot for HP in New Guide to Greener Electronics

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We just released a new version of the Guide to Greener Electronics, which this time ranks 15 gadget and electronics companies on energy, greener products and sustainable operations. HP takes the lead at 5.9 out of a possible 10 points, followed by Dell, Nokia and Apple. HP is in top position because it scores strongly for […]

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Mattel ends rainforest destruction in packaging!

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On October 5, 2011, after a four month Greenpeace campaign, Mattel has instructed its suppliers to avoid wood fiber from controversial sources, including companies “that are known to be involved in deforestation.” Their policy also aims to increase the amount of recycled paper used in their business, as well as to boost the use of […]

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FADs and Long-lines: Two Dirty Little Secrets

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What is the cost of unrestrained consumption? The environment is paying dearly and the supply of ocean provided food is dwindling. Other countries have legislated sustainable fishing processes, but the US seems unable to raise the level of consciousness among consumers of fish and other ocean products. So the need to bring in massive quantities […]

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VICTORY! You pushed Princes to start protecting our oceans

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It is with enormous pleasure that we can reveal a groundbreaking victory for our oceans campaign: Princes, a leading tinned tuna brand, finally got your message that canning ocean destruction is unacceptable. Thanks to your efforts – the company has just announced a plan to change the way it gets its tuna. You rock! Now […]

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Greenpeace: Inspiring Action

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This is the only planet we have. This earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions… It needs change… It needs action… The video below is a call to action from some of the most action-oriented people on this planet.  It contains some graphic images and is incredibly impactful. Please be aware of this before you […]

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Greenpeace through the lens: Photographer Pierre Gleizes

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French photographer Pierre Gleizes’ pictures have truly changed the way we look at our planet and the environment. Pierre has shot some of the Greenpeace’s best known photographs over the three decades. In the video below you will catch a glimpse into the life of a man who has grown up documenting people who, like […]

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10 green New Year’s resolutions – Making 2011 sustainable

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From Greenpeace: We asked on Greenpeace’s Facebook page what your green New Year’s resolutions were – and there were some great ideas. Here is the top ten, for those who are still wondering what to do: 1) Eat less meat. While not everyone is ready to become 100% vegetarian, there is little doubt that eating […]

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