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European authorities must act on illegal timber

Posted by Daniela Montalto — 28 October 2014 at 11:55am - Comments
Logging truck in the Amazon
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Sawmills in the Brazilian Amazon are laundering illegal timber and sending shipments overseas. It’s against the law to place illegal timber on the European market, yet the authorities are doing very little about it.

Is John West really “vehemently against” dirty tuna fishing?

Posted by Ariana Densham — 24 October 2014 at 2:29pm - Comments
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Will John West end their use of destructive tuna fishing that harms other marine life?

This is how John West responded after over 100,000 messages were sent demanding they stick to their promise to completely phase out fish aggregation devices (FADs).

In pictures: Let's celebrate World Energy Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 October 2014 at 10:43am - Comments
Wind turbine in Portland, Australia © Greenpeace / Dean Sewell

Today is World Energy Day which highlights the importance of society's choices regarding energy production and the environment. I love positive solution stories, so had a look in our photo archive to share some of our interesting energy pictures with you and celebrate this day.<--break->

8 amazing renewable energy projects that we love

Posted by Richard Casson — 22 October 2014 at 6:23am - Comments

It's World Energy Day today (woo!). To mark the occasion, here's at a few renewable energy projects from around the world -- ones that we totally love.

Got a question for the man in charge of UK energy policies? Here's your chance to ask

Posted by Richard Casson — 21 October 2014 at 3:09pm - Comments
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Ed Davey MP will take your questions on Twitter and online

Here's your chance to put questions to Ed Davey, the minister in charge of the UK's energy policies.

Patents on life are dangerous, but we do not oppose embryonic stem cell research

Posted by Emily Williams — 17 October 2014 at 2:25pm - Comments

Following recent media coverage, we would like to clarify our stance on stem cell research.

Firstly, I want to be absolutely clear that we are not against stem cell research.

We champion environmentally responsible and socially just solutions, including scientific and technical innovation. Here's an explanation on why we challenge 'patents on life'. 

Without even realising it, I became a campaigner

Posted by Barbara Galassi — 15 October 2014 at 2:14pm - Comments
Greenpeace staff and community campaigners with the Icelandic ambassador to the
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Greenpeace Save the Arctic delegation with the Icelandic Ambassador

One morning last June my computer beeped.

All right, I thought, it is just an email. But it was not ‘just’ an email.

It was a Greenpeace email asking to sign a petition to save the Arctic. I signed it, shared it on Facebook and went on with my day. I thought that that was all I could do about it.

We're using GPS trackers to expose illegal logging in the amazon

Posted by Richardg — 15 October 2014 at 12:39pm - Comments
Logging truck in the Amazon
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My colleagues - and friends - in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous - but it helps us expose their crimes to the world.

We're using GPS trackers to expose illegal logging in the amazon

Posted by Richardg — 15 October 2014 at 12:39pm - Comments

My colleagues - and friends - in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous - but it helps us expose their crimes to the world..

LEGO dumped Shell - here's why it matters to us all

Posted by James Turner — 9 October 2014 at 2:00pm - Comments
Children building LEGO Arctic animals outside Shell HQ
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Children stage a playful protest outside Shell's London HQ

LEGO's decision to break its 50 year partnership with Shell is – as they say in America – kind of a big deal. Despite their best attempts to downplay its significance, this was a multimillion dollar partnership that had delivered real benefits to the oil giant over the years. That LEGO chose to break it in response to a huge wave of public pressure is both a major blow to Shell and the cultural influence of the oil industry itself.

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