Paula Bear was unmoved by Shell's legal threats after opening their letter yesterday morning
Yesterday morning, staff at Greenpeace Germany received an important-looking letter from Shell - well, Shell’s Legal Services department. Over the next 24 hours or so, identical letters arrived at other Greenpeace offices, including Mexico, UK, France, Hungary, Nordic, Japan, Mediterranean, Poland, Greece, Czech Republic, Belgium, Canada and even Greenpeace’s Science Unit. I think it’s fair to say Shell had something they wanted to say to us.
Volkswagen is lobbying against critical environmental laws
With fuel prices at record levels and predicted to keep rising, you’d think that new European proposals to stem drivers’ costs and reduce emissions would be welcomed by all. But major car companies like VW are opposing these laws – so today we released a new report detailing how increasing efficiency will benefit both the public and the climate.
The Amazon is the planet's largest remaining rainforest, teeming with more wildlife than anywhere else on Earth.
Following years of intense pressure from the agribusiness sector, Brazil's parliament yesterday afternoon approved sweeping reforms to the country's forest protection law that spell destruction for the Amazon rainforest.
Posted by bex — 19 April 2012 at 4:38pm
For several months, our intrepid active supporters Jedis have been out in force, persuading thousands of members of the public to sign VW Darkside cards - which we've been sending through to the top brass at the VW's headquarters in Milton Keynes, and to their biggest dealerships.
almost a year now, you’ve been asking VW to turn away from the dark side and
reduce its fleet’s CO2 emissions. Today we took that message to the company’s
AGM in Hamburg with a giant banner reading "Take responsibility
seriously! Honest climate protection now" (in German, obviously).
Paraglider with banner flying around VW headquarters
This morning, two
activists in Germany climbed the towering VW office building, dropped a banner
reading “CO2 - Das Problem”, demonstrating that VW’s boss needs to show more responsibility when it comes to climate change. The climbers were removed, but another Greenpeace activist has
since managed to paraglide around the tower - sending the message that the
rebellion will continue until VW commits to real climate protection.
Arctic foxes rely heavily on marine and coastal resources
Ten days after the leak began, Total is
still struggling to contain the gas pouring from its North Sea Elgin platform,
citing bad weather as the cause of the delays. Yet, in just 100 days’ time,
Shell wants to start drilling for oil in the remote and extreme Arctic
environment – claiming it has the technology and the tools to deal with any
Here are six reasons why an oil spill in the Arctic would be so much
harder to deal with than a gas leak in the North Sea, and so much more
Posted by bex — 28 March 2012 at 2:31pm
In early March, our colleagues in Russia visited Noyabrsk, in the middle of the West Siberian oil fields, to bear witness to a long-lasting battle between local indigenous communities and oil companies, and to document the widespread pollution caused by oil exploration.