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5 Ways that People Power Helped Defeat Shell

Posted by Trillia Fidei — 5 October 2015 at 1:48pm - Comments
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Shell just announced it’s giving up on drilling for oil in the Alaskan Arctic. This is a huge victory for millions of people all around the world who opposed the oil giant’s controversial plans, which put not only the fragile Arctic ecosystem at risk, but the planet as a whole.

The winners and losers: tinned tuna league table kicks off new campaign to end destructive fishing

Posted by Ariana Densham — 2 October 2015 at 4:29pm - Comments
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John West are failing to meet their commitment to source sustainable tuna

The new Greenpeace tinned tuna league table exposes the wide gulf between UK supermarkets and brands which have taken sustainability seriously and those which have simply broken promises to clean up. Use this to help you decide which brands to buy and which to avoid until they improve. 


For the first time, this league table ranks brands on a wider range of issues. Yes, there’s fishing methods of course, but we’ve also rated them on;

Do you live in north Yorkshire? Here's how to tell the council you oppose fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 29 September 2015 at 9:49am - Comments
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Fracking firm Third Energy wants to frack for shale gas in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. But before they can go ahead they've got to obtain planning permission -- and right now North Yorkshire County Council is running a consultation on its website, inviting Yorkshire residents to email in with their views.

VICTORY: 3 Years of People vs Shell

Posted by India Thorogood — 28 September 2015 at 2:23pm - Comments
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Choked in smoke - living in the thick of Indonesia’s haze

Posted by ZamZami — 25 September 2015 at 4:31pm - Comments
A Greenpeace investigator documents fire on recently cleared peatland
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Smoke caused by forest fires and peatland destruction, is covering about 80% of Sumatra, Indonesia. And it seems like no matter how far you try to escape, the smoke follows.

My wife and daughter should be at our home in Pekanbaru, Riau on the east of Sumatra right now. It’s been more than a month since we moved, or rather escaped to my parent’s house in West Sumatra. But like a dark cloud over my head I’ve since discovered that wherever I go, smoke follows.

In pictures: A river runs through it. Go with the flow on World Rivers Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 25 September 2015 at 3:16pm - Comments
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Trees and ferns line the Bairaman river and surrounding forest in West Pomio district.

This Sunday people from more than 60 countries celebrate World Rivers Day by taking part in various activities like festivals, river clean ups and habitat restoration to increase public awareness about the many values of rivers and the threats they face.

Honouring courage and compassion: Peace Day 2015

Posted by Kumi Naidoo — 21 September 2015 at 11:58am - Comments

I was 22 years old when I had to leave my homeland, South Africa. I had no choice. I was living underground for a year by then, to avoid being arrested. This was 1987, in the midst of one of the most bloody and violent periods in the history of Apartheid South Africa.

UK can be almost entirely powered by renewable energy by 2030, new study shows

Posted by Richard Casson — 21 September 2015 at 10:37am - Comments
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"Can the UK run on renewable energy, and how long will it take us to get there?"

Here at Greenpeace those are two questions we get asked a lot, so today we're pleased to say we took a big step toward answering them.

Tracking trees: How one Amazon Indigenous community is using tech to fight illegal logging

Posted by Fran G — 11 September 2015 at 11:19am - Comments
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For the Ka’apor people of Brazil, protecting the Amazon rainforest isn’t just about climate change or wildlife. It is about survival.

Ode to Aurora - an Arctic Roar poem

Posted by Claire Donner — 3 September 2015 at 10:01am - Comments

Yesterday, 64 activists, Emma Thompson and First Nations activists and artist Audrey Siegl were outside Shell's London HQ with Aurora, the giant polar bear puppet, to protest Shell's Artcic oil drilling. You can find out more at