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Big win for the Reef: Standard Chartered choses coral over coal!

Posted by sebastianbock — 11 August 2015 at 4:52pm - Comments

What a week! Writing this feels a bit like a deja-vu. Why? Because that’s exactly what we said last week when news broke that Australia’s Federal Court had overturned the approval of one of the world’s biggest coal mining projects. Only to be followed by Australia’s biggest bank calling it quits on the project on the same day.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: remembering the power of peace

Posted by Junichi Sato — 5 August 2015 at 4:00pm - Comments
White sailing boat with Greenpeace & CND logos on the sail surrounded by dingies
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A peace fleet protests against the presence of nuclear armed US warships in Yokosuka harbour, Japan (1990)

The fight against nuclear is steeped in Greenpeace history. On the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombings we’re reminded of the consequences of nuclear energy and the people’s movement to campaign for nuclear disarmament to create a safer and sustainable future for the people of Japan and the world.

Coal is old news. Renewables will tackle energy poverty, says Oxfam

Posted by habelvik — 31 July 2015 at 12:42pm - Comments
Children in Dharnai Village in IndiaChildren sit under solar panels at Bishunpur
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Ah, the black stuff. The fuel of the great industrial revolution (er, that was so two centuries ago - Ed), many still see it as the future for development.

PHOTOS: In the eye of the tiger, his will to survive on International Tiger Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 29 July 2015 at 1:58pm - Comments
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Close-up of a semi-wild Sumatran Tiger (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae), seen at the Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation rescue centre

The largest of the world's big cats, tigers have a special day dedicated to them. 29th July is the purrfect day to raise awareness for endangered tigers and support efforts to conserve these magnificent predators. Take action for tigers >>

Celebrities Join 7 million Worldwide to Defend the Arctic

Posted by Trillia Fidei — 28 July 2015 at 10:42am - Comments
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60 iconic celebrities have joined the movement of 7 million people worldwide in a resounding global call for Arctic protection. 

Stella McCartney, Kate Moss, Hugh Grant, and Tom Hiddlestone are just a few of the high profile figures captured by award-winning photographer Andy Gotts MBE wearing Save the Arctic t-shirts designed by Dame Vivienne Westwood. 

Greenpeace India: Undaunted, undefeated and unstoppable

Posted by Anonymous — 23 July 2015 at 4:36pm - Comments
Activists hold a giant aerial banner saying 'You can't muzzle dissent!'
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This is a guest post by Vinuta Gopal, who is the interim Co-Executive Director at Greenpeace India.

Greenpeace India ought to be finished by now. We’ve had our accounts frozen, our reputation smeared and our staff banned from travel. Mr. Rajnath Singh, the Minister of Home Affairs has done everything he can to shut down our offices, harass our staff and force us to close. But we’re still here.

Why is the ‘party of business’ doing everything they can to damage the main growth industries of the 21st century?

Posted by Graham Thompson — 22 July 2015 at 2:02pm - Comments
Conservative manifesto cover
You really do need to speak to your father-in-law, George.

Coal and nuclear are dying, and the future of energy lies in solar. This isn’t a Guardian reader’s fantasy, this is the established trend in energy markets. This isn’t a declaration of victory over carbon dioxide either – the trend isn’t fast enough to stop catastrophic climate change, at least not yet – but it’s useful information for policy makers. Unless you’re George Osborne, in which case it’s time to plough the nation’s remaining finances into life support for nuclear and coal whilst standing athwart history yelling ‘STOP!’ 

Outright ban? Sneaky plans afoot for national parks to get fracked sideways

Posted by LiamBB — 17 July 2015 at 3:06pm - Comments
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Something's missing from Amber Rudd's pledge...

After pledging to protect national parks and groundwater from fracking in January, the Government has revealed a backdoor plan that could be disastrous for some of our most treasured countryside.

Beyond fracking, from Balcombe to Lancashire

Posted by LiamBB — 10 July 2015 at 7:50am - Comments
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RepowerBalcombe members launch their solar coop

Guest blog: Joe Nixon explains how his town, Balcombe in West Sussex, turned the threat of fracking into an opportunity for renewable energy.

Come join our Greenpeace Lobbying Network

Posted by Daniel Jones — 9 July 2015 at 4:19pm - Comments
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Greenpeace volunteers and local fishermen meet Fisheries Minister George Eustice.

The term ‘lobbying’ often invokes images of politicians, big business and grubby deals – and quite understandably too, considering the spate of high profile lobbying scandals over recent years. But what you may not realise is that lobbying, in its purest form, refers to your right to try and influence your elected representative on an issue you care about.