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Words are never enough

Posted by John Sauven — 16 December 2014 at 1:33pm - Comments

Words are not enough. I know that. But I want to start by saying how deeply disappointed and sorry I am for the activity undertaken in the name of Greenpeace at the Nazca lines in Peru last week during the climate talks.

In pictures: Swing into action, it's Monkey Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 11 December 2014 at 4:48pm - Comments
Squirrel monkey holding a branch
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Squirrel monkey in the Amazon

Sunday is Monkey Day! To celebrate our amazing simian relatives, here are a few of our favourite primate snaps (sorry, we couldn't resist including some apes too) from the Greenpeace photo archive.

Greenpeace apologises to the people of Peru for Nazca activity

Posted by Ellen Booth — 11 December 2014 at 11:00am - Comments

Lima, Peru, - Greenpeace releases the following apology about the Nazca Lines protest on 8 December:

Without reservation Greenpeace apologises to the people of Peru for the offence caused by our recent activity laying a message of hope at the site of the historic Nazca Lines. We are deeply sorry for this.

We fully understand that this looks bad. Rather than relay an urgent message of hope and possibility to the leaders gathering at the Lima UN climate talks, we came across as careless and crass.

Shell's Arctic drilling team just pleaded GUILTY

Posted by ben — 9 December 2014 at 11:17am - Comments
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This drill ship is definitely NOT Arctic ready

Shell and its allies cannot be trusted to drill in the Arctic. Their reputation took another hammering last night when Noble Drilling, Shell’s sub-contractor, plead guilty to a staggering eight felony charges relating to environmental and safety violations on board the vessels Noble Discoverer and Kulluk (which it operated on behalf of Shell) in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012. Noble will pay a $12.2m fine, has been placed on probation for four years and must upgrade all of its plans to meet safety and environmental protection requirements.

Night train cuts will de-rail green travel

Posted by Jamie Andrews — 5 December 2014 at 6:22pm - Comments
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CO2 emissions from travelling by train are lower than air travel

This is a guest blog by Jamie Andrews of loco2.com.

This Thursday I will board what may be the last ever night train from Berlin to Paris. After a long history of direct trains between these two iconic capitals stretching back to 1896, the German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has announced the end of the service.

Last chance to save the vaquita?

Posted by Willie — 24 November 2014 at 1:59pm - Comments
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Image of a vaquita model

The vaquita is a beastie with some remarkable claims to fame:

In pictures: It's World Fisheries Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 21 November 2014 at 12:43pm - Comments
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Fishermen paddle out towards open waters in Pemba, Quirimbas, northern Mozambique

Fisherfolk communites around the world celebrate World Fisheries Day today highlighting the importance of sustainable management of fisheries and raising awareness about overfishing and habitat destruction.

Marshall Islands takes on the nuclear-armed states, for all our sakes

Posted by Daniel Simons — 21 November 2014 at 12:23pm - Comments
Woman and children on deck of Rainbow Warrior
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Woman and children on deck of Rainbow Warrior

“The day the sun rose twice”. That's how 1 March 1954 was recorded in the history of Rongelap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, part of the Marshall Islands. Early that morning, shortly after the sun rose in the east, a second sun appeared in the west. A bright, blinding glow engulfed the Island.

Our Net Gain

Posted by Nina Schrank — 18 November 2014 at 5:08pm - Comments
'Save our fish' sign in Newlyn harbour, Cornwall
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View of Newlyn harbour in Cornwall

There’s everything to gain from healthy seas, fair fishing and thriving coastal communities. That’s why I’m excited to share the news about our new campaign, Our Net Gain.

This is all about rewarding sustainable fishing, and highlighting the injustice at the heart of the UK’s fishing quota system.

Your ad is in the papers – Shell’s spin exposed

Posted by Danielle Boobyer — 13 November 2014 at 2:07pm - Comments
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Our Shell counter-ad in today's papers

It’s a bad day for Shell! If you opened the Metro, Independent or Telegraph newspaper this morning, you’re one of two million people who saw our counter-ad against the Arctic oil drillers.