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Speak up for the Climate on June 17th

Posted by Daniel Jones — 21 May 2015 at 4:44pm - Comments
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The General Election has been and gone, the nation has cast its vote and we have a new Government. But democracy doesn’t end at the ballot box – the Speak Up Climate Lobby on the 17th of June offers you a chance to make sure your voice is heard. And now your voice is more important than ever.

"We're in this together" - India activists pledge to keep Greenpeace alive

Posted by Divya Raghunandan — 21 May 2015 at 10:21am - Comments
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Greenpeace India staff pledge to fight a government crackdown by continuing to work without salary

Greenpeace India has been under attack for over a year but matters took a serious turn in April 2015 when the government froze our main bank accounts, forcing us to scale back campaigns and leaving us unable to pay staff salaries or meet our operational expenses.

Shell's AGM and Arctic oil drilling

Posted by Claire Donner — 19 May 2015 at 8:38am - Comments
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Watch updates from Shell's 2015 AGM live.

In pictures: Variety is the spice of life, celebrating World Biodiversity Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 15 May 2015 at 11:33am - Comments
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A blue-crowned motmot (Momotus momota) seen in the Amazon rainforest

The United Nations has declared May 22nd The International Day for Biodiversity. This year's theme focuses on sustainable development goals. We all enjoy living in a colourful world where different species play their various roles in the maintenance of an ecosystem that is so vital for our existence.<--break-><--break->

Does David Cameron's new government mean new threats or new opportunities?

Posted by Daniel Jones — 8 May 2015 at 7:40pm - Comments
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What was touted as the most important election for a generation produced a result that few expected.

Standard Chartered feels the heat over threat to Great Barrier Reef

Posted by Anonymous — 7 May 2015 at 4:56pm - Comments
Hong Kong Greenpeace activists unfurl a huge stair-riser banner outside the HQ
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Hong Kong: Greenpeace activists unfurl a stair-riser banner in front of the Standard Chartered’s headquarters

As a contracted advisor to the planned Carmichael mega-mine, UK-based international bank Standard Chartered must be feeling rather exposed at the moment following a Hong Kong protest and then questions from Greenpeace at its annual general meeting in London.

The price of dissent: government attacks put Greenpeace India in danger of closure in one month

Posted by Ashish Fernades — 6 May 2015 at 3:38pm - Comments
"You can't muzzle dissent in a democracy" - Delhi High Court
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Deprived of funds, Greenpeace India may close in less than a month

In less than a month, Greenpeace India is in danger of closing.

It’s not because everyone in the country can now enjoy the benefits of an unpolluted environment. Far from it. Instead, a department of our own government – the Ministry of Home Affairs - is attacking us.

Fracking bonkers? Decision to ban our ad shows twisted logic

Posted by Richard Casson — 6 May 2015 at 11:25am - Comments
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Our banned anti-fracking ad

If there was a Guiness Book of Records for the most absurd rulings ever issued, the UK advertising watchdog's decision to ban a Greenpeace anti-fracking ad would surely be given pride of place in the 2015 edition.

A Manifesto for Change

Posted by John Sauven — 1 May 2015 at 4:37pm - Comments
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Next year, the International Union of Geological Sciences will report on the outcome of one of the biggest scientific debates of our time: whether the Earth has entered a new geological epoch. For the last 10,000 years – a period that has seen the birth and flourishing of human civilisation – we have been living through the Holocene epoch. But there is an emerging consensus that this epoch may now be over, superseded by a new age: the Anthropocene. The age of humans.

Paypal founder launches futuristic battery, proves he's real life Iron Man

Posted by G.Thompson — 1 May 2015 at 4:17pm - Comments
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The car in front...

Elon Musk, South African/Canadian/American/British entrepreneur extraordinaire, founder of PayPal, SolarCity, Tesla Motors, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and SpaceX, shows exactly how capitalism can get on board with stopping climate change. The man isn’t just a wealth creator, he’s a world changer, and he’s not exactly losing money doing it. Apart from on Hyperloop, maybe, but give it time.