Making Waves

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  • How green is your tech?

    Blogpost by Gary Cook - 17 October, 2017 at 9:30

    Do you know how this device, the one you are reading on right now, got into your hand or onto your desk?

    While it probably came out of a pretty box, if you could look through this screen back through the steps involved in making your shiny device, ...

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  • The Ocean Plastic Crisis

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 15 October, 2017 at 10:30

    "Plastics!" This became one of the most famous film lines from the 1960s era. In the film The Graduate, young university graduate, Ben (Dustin Hoffman) appears annoyed and distracted when his wealthy American parents stage an elaborate party to show h... Read more >

  • Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

    Blogpost by Victorine Che Thoener - 13 October, 2017 at 13:02 1 comment

    Approaching the forest in the Congo, I am met with an overwhelming wall of green. Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. I see animals drinking from the rivers, frolicking with joy in the water. Walking into the forest, I hear a...

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  • Activists around Europe #RiseUp for a cleaner future

    Blogpost by Cristiana De Lia - 10 October, 2017 at 15:21

    It was only two years ago when, during the Paris Climate Conference, we displayed our first giant Sun in Paris to demand that our world leaders tackle climate change by replacing dirty fossil fuels with clean renewable energy.

    As the Paris climate conference enters the closing stretch, Greenpeace activists create a solar symbol around the world-famous Paris landmark, the Arc de Triomphe, by painting the roads yellow with a non-polluting water-based paint to reveal the image of a huge shining sun.  This action reminds politicians and governments that whatever they agree in Paris, the only credible way to beat climate change is to support and increase renewables energy systems.COP21: Arc de Triomphe ... Read more >

  • How pioneering brands are slowing down fast fashion

    Blogpost by Gabriele Salari - 9 October, 2017 at 15:52 1 comment

    The fashion industry is considered to be one of the most polluting in the world. Its material-intensive business model relies heavily on our addiction to overconsumption and feeds the destruction of the planet.

    There is one way to solve the problem: ...

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  • The many faces defending the Great Northern Forest

    Blogpost by Ethan Gilbert - 6 October, 2017 at 17:11 1 comment

    “Hi, would you like to have your photograph taken to help protect the Great Northern Forest?”

    Earlier this year, we  took to the streets to ask people this very question. Our dream is that the critical forest landscapes in this beautiful forest shoul... Read more >

  • Air pollution hurts children the most

    Blogpost by Arin de Hoog - 4 October, 2017 at 9:50

    The World Health Organisation declared that air pollution is one of the greatest public health challenges the world is facing right now.

    To understand where air pollution comes from, Greenpeace has conducted independent air quality measurements in di... Read more >

  • Great news for bees - time to say goodbye to fipronil! #SOSbees

    Blogpost by Luís Ferreirim - 30 September, 2017 at 13:00 2 comments

    It’s party time for bees and other species, because, starting today, the chemical pesticide fipronil can’t be used anymore in agriculture across Europe.

    Fipronil is a common pesticide used in agriculture and sparked an international food scandal last... Read more >

  • How your tissue could be wiping away amazing forests

    Blogpost by Lina Burnelius - 29 September, 2017 at 14:30 1 comment

    You smell it first – the smell of recently splintered trees is so strong that it hits me long before I reach the logging site. The tree stumps are still sticky with resin. A few hours ago this was a lush forest with trees that had stood tall for over ... Read more >

  • Hurricanes, floods, heatwaves: this is what climate change looks like

    Blogpost by Diego Gonzaga - 22 September, 2017 at 23:36 1 comment

    The La Tuna Canyon fire over Burbank, California. Credit: Kyle Grillot / Reuters

    Weather in San Francisco tends to be pretty mild all year. Because of the fog that comes from the Pacific Ocean, the average high temperature in the city is only 17ºC. However, in the first weekend of September, a record-breaking heatwavewith tempe...

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  • CETA trade deal puts EU food and agriculture standards at risk

    Blogpost by Kees Kodde - 20 September, 2017 at 7:15

    Do you remember TTIP, the proposed trade deal between the US and the EU? Its negotiations were stopped by the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets in the capitals of Europe. 3.3 million signatures were collected against it. Greenpea... Read more >

  • Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl Case moves to Canada

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 15 September, 2017 at 11:13 2 comments

    After perpetrating what is probably the worst oil-related catastrophe on Earth - a 20,000 hectare death zone in Ecuador, known as the “Amazon Chernobyl” - the Chevron Corporation has spent two decades and over a billion dollars trying to avoid respons... Read more >

  • 5 reasons the car industry needs to change its ways now

    Blogpost by Richard Casson - 12 September, 2017 at 10:15 2 comments

    Today the world’s biggest motor show gets underway in Germany. The Frankfurt Motorshow is the moment many of the world’s best known car manufacturers get together for a grand display of vehicles that have been polished so hard it’s a miracle there’s a...

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  • We shall not be moved

    Blogpost by Marianna Hoszowska - 7 September, 2017 at 16:40 5 comments

    This week, a courageous group of activists from across Europe are joining Greenpeace Poland to stop illegal logging in the ancient Białowieża Forest.

    Dozens of people have been chaining themselves to trees and logging machinery to stop foresters from...

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  • Orangutan at Rehabilitation Centre in Borneo 

    For the first time ever, a palm oil company has been forced to restore rainforest and peatland in order to continue supplying the global market. 

    Under pressure from customers and civil society, Malaysian palm oil company FGV has promised to resto...

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