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In Pictures: Buzzing bees, it's the tiny workers' special day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 5 August 2016 at 12:31pm - Comments

Whether you celebrate World Honey Bee Day by rustling up your favourite honey-orange quinoa or watching Hitchcock’s ‘The Bees’, spare a thought for these tiny workers today. The awareness day was initially organised by beekeepers in the USA to highlight bees' involvement in sustainable farming and food production. Many crops are pollinated by bees and we have them to thank for apples, pumpkins and more.

6 amazing plastic bans from around the world

Posted by Fiona Nicholls — 29 July 2016 at 5:19pm - Comments
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Good news! Plastics bans across the world have been hitting the headlines lately.

From the US to India and Morocco, governing bodies are taking control of the plastic pollution problem, bringing in either complete bans on plastic, or bans on specific forms like polystyrene. 

In pictures: Tiger! Tiger! Protect these magnificent creatures on their International Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 27 July 2016 at 1:59pm - Comments

Every year on the 29th July the largest members of the cat family have their special day which raises awareness and celebrates these iconic animals. It’s estimated that fewer than 4,000 tigers are left in the wild with almost 93% of their historic range being lost.<--break->

Hinkley: The Nuclear Power Station That Will Haunt Britain For Decades

Posted by John Sauven — 27 July 2016 at 10:48am - Comments

This blog post was originally published on Guardian Comment is Free.

George Osborne’s reputation as a master political tactician may have gone the way of Leave’s £350m a week for the NHS, but the spectre of his misguided energy policy could haunt Britain for decades, and at Hinkley in north Somerset, for millennia.

5 things you can do to show solidarity with environmental and human rights activists at risk

Posted by Martin Vainstein — 25 July 2016 at 5:16pm - Comments

People who campaign for the environment are being killed on a day to day basis, from Colombia to South Africa, Brazil to the Philippines. If being a campaigner in the South is so dangerous then we must ask ourselves: what can we do from the Global North to show solidarity with our fellow activists?

From L’Oreal to Revlon, which brands are polluting the ocean with microbeads?

Posted by Elisabeth Whitebread — 21 July 2016 at 12:27pm - Comments
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(PS - it’s all of them!)<--break->

Amazon activists are unstoppable, another world is possible

Posted by Martin Vainstein — 20 July 2016 at 5:31pm - Comments

The Amazon not only encloses a vast amount of biodiversity and serves as a home for Indigenous People, it holds an infinite and unstoppable spirit. From Japan to Mexico, Brazil to Romania, during the last couple of months Greenpeace groups have taken into the street to state loud and clear to Siemens “Stop the Dam!” - “Save the Heart of the Amazon!”

When wet wipes turn nasty!

Posted by Fiona Nicholls — 20 July 2016 at 10:41am - Comments
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Guest blog by Emma Cunningham, Senior Pollution Campaigns Officer, Marine Conservation Society

6 priorities for the environment after Brexit

Posted by Hannah Martin — 18 July 2016 at 8:55am - Comments
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Well, it’s been quite a month.  If you’re struggling to get your head around what’s happened, you’re not alone.  Many people are wondering what the result of the EU referendum means and what is going to happen next.

Warriors, snowboarders and solar powered freezers - Janet in the Amazon

Posted by Mal Chadwick — 16 July 2016 at 4:58pm - Comments

This is an update sent from Janet, a long-time Greenpeace activist who we’ve sent to the heart of the Amazon. She’s on a mission to help stop a dam that would cut through the Tapajos river in the Amazon. The dam would risk thousands of species and the livelihood of Indigenous People, known as the Munduruku.