Greenpeace Blog

From L’Oreal to Revlon, which brands are polluting the ocean with microbeads?

Posted by Elisabeth Whitebread — 21 July 2016 at 12:27pm - Comments
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(PS - it’s all of them!)<--break->

Amazon activists are unstoppable, another world is possible

Posted by Martin Vainstein — 20 July 2016 at 5:31pm - Comments

The Amazon not only encloses a vast amount of biodiversity and serves as a home for Indigenous People, it holds an infinite and unstoppable spirit. From Japan to Mexico, Brazil to Romania, during the last couple of months Greenpeace groups have taken into the street to state loud and clear to Siemens “Stop the Dam!” - “Save the Heart of the Amazon!”

When wet wipes turn nasty!

Posted by Fiona Nicholls — 20 July 2016 at 10:41am - Comments
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Guest blog by Emma Cunningham, Senior Pollution Campaigns Officer, Marine Conservation Society

6 priorities for the environment after Brexit

Posted by Hannah Martin — 18 July 2016 at 8:55am - Comments
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Well, it’s been quite a month.  If you’re struggling to get your head around what’s happened, you’re not alone.  Many people are wondering what the result of the EU referendum means and what is going to happen next.

Warriors, snowboarders and solar powered freezers - Janet in the Amazon

Posted by Mal Chadwick — 16 July 2016 at 4:58pm - Comments

This is an update sent from Janet, a long-time Greenpeace activist who we’ve sent to the heart of the Amazon. She’s on a mission to help stop a dam that would cut through the Tapajos river in the Amazon. The dam would risk thousands of species and the livelihood of Indigenous People, known as the Munduruku.

Sainsbury’s tell us to “Taste The Difference” - now people are telling them to #StopTheIndifference

Posted by Fiona Nicholls — 15 July 2016 at 4:33pm - Comments
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If you've visited Sainsbury’s during the last week, you may have noticed something a little different in the tuna aisle…<--break-> <--break->

Siemens respond, but what they say is a joke

Posted by efreeman — 14 July 2016 at 10:46am - Comments
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After only a week of campaigning, Siemens have broken their silence on their potential involvement with the Amazon-destroying Tapajos dam. But disappointingly, their response is a bit of a joke.

What if you were murdered simply for speaking up for the planet?

Posted by India Thorogood — 5 July 2016 at 10:28am - Comments

Shocking new research reveals at least 185 environmental activists were murdered fighting for the planet last year. 

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.