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6 priorities for the environment after Brexit

Posted by Hannah Martin — 18 July 2016 at 7:55am - 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 3:58pm - 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 3:33pm - 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 9:46am - 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 9:28am - 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 10:40pm - 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 2:04pm - 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 1:58pm - 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 1:55pm - 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 1:22pm - Comments
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Guest blog by Daniel Steadman of Fauna & Flora International<--break-><--break-><--break->