June 2016

The heart of the Amazon: destroyed?

Posted by India Thorogood — 30 June 2016 at 11:40pm - Comments


The Amazon: the threat of illegal logging, cattle ranching and soya farming are enough - but now a series of vast hydroelectric dams could flood an area around the Tapajos river, an area bigger than Greater London.

Taking Action on Tuna

Posted by Hélène Bourges — 27 June 2016 at 3:04pm - Comments

Right now, only two per cent of John West tuna is sustainably caught. The rest is sourced from suppliers who use indiscriminate 'fish aggregation devices' (FADs), which see turtles and sharks killed as bycatch. What's happening out at sea – and being sold in our shops – is having a devastating toll on the marine environment. This is why all of us are so determined to transform the tuna industry.

This Far No Further

Posted by Anonymous — 27 June 2016 at 2:58pm - Comments

All of us are determined to see the Arctic protected, and willing to take bold action to make it happen. It's working – something incredible has just happened up in the Arctic, because of eight million Arctic Defenders around the world. History is being made, and our supporters are all at the heart of it.

Getting Tough On Palm Oil

Posted by Richard — 27 June 2016 at 2:55pm - Comments

Indonesia's forests and peatlands help regulate the global climate and contain a diversity of life. They are home to some magnificent species, including elephants, orangutans and tigers. Thankfully, pressure from all of us has secured commitments from some of the world's biggest brands to do all they can to protect them.

The Good Scrub Guide and other simple ways to beat the microbead

Posted by Fiona Nicholls — 27 June 2016 at 2:22pm - Comments
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In Pictures: Celebrate, it's #SharkWeek!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 24 June 2016 at 5:11pm - Comments

Every year the Discovery Channel dedicates a week to these amazing carnivorous fish. What a great opportunity to share a few of our archive pictures showing what magnificent creatures sharks are and highlighting the threats they face.<--break->

Greenpeace reaction to UK decision to leave EU

Posted by John Sauven — 24 June 2016 at 9:21am - Comments

Reacting to the vote to leave the EU, Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven said:

"Many of the laws that make our drinking and bathing water safe, our air cleaner, our fishing industry more sustainable and our climate safer now hang by a thread. But Greenpeace is determined that this country does not go back to year zero on environmental protection.

6 Must-See Things At Greenpeace's Field at Glastonbury

Posted by Richard Casson — 23 June 2016 at 7:23pm - Comments

Greenpeace and Glastonbury Festival have had a long, mud-splattered relationship. And this summer we're marking 25 years at the festival.

So what can you expect to see if you swing by our field? Here are five highlights to look out for this year.

Greenpeace’s mission and the EU referendum

Posted by John Sauven — 22 June 2016 at 10:20am
Polling station
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On Friday morning we will know if our future in the UK will be based on what the late Jo Cox MP described as ‘ the security and stability of Britain’s continued membership of the European Union’ and a place where ‘we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us’. Or whether the opposite will be true that we have more that divides us than we have in common. 

Microbeads - the story so far….

Posted by Elisabeth Whitebread — 21 June 2016 at 5:17pm - Comments
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Microbeads on a fingertip illustrating just how tiny they are

Last Wednesday on World Oceans Day we handed our microbeads petition into Number 10. Over 300,000 of you signed the petition - one of the biggest petitions in Greenpeace UK’s history! This is the story of the campaign so far.

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