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IPCC's global warning means it’s time to get serious about protecting our oceans

Posted by Willie - 31 March 2014 at 11:10am - Comments
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We know climate change is the biggest threat facing our planet, which is why it is Greenpeace’s priority campaign across the world. Today’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s highlights the enormous impacts and consequences climate change is having on our oceans. This must act as a wake-up call for everyone who depends on, or cares about our oceans and the vast array of life within them.

These are the most important messages from report - and they mean for our oceans.

3 ways Tesco is lying to its customers

Posted by Ariana Densham - 28 March 2014 at 6:49pm - Comments
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Busted: Tesco are dishing out fishy lies again. And they’re hoping that we’ll all swallow it, hook, line and sinker.

In pictures: Over 30 years of anti-whaling campaigning

Posted by Angela Glienicke - 28 March 2014 at 3:45pm - Comments
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A sperm whale

It’s decision time today for the future of the giant mammal as a U.N. top court rules whether Japan has the right to hunt whales in the Antarctic. Australia has asked the International Court of Justice to stop Japan’s whale hunt claiming their program is not scientific but commercial, because of its large scale.<--break->

Find out what happened when we gave Procter & Gamble the Golden Axe award

Posted by Richardg - 27 March 2014 at 7:34pm - Comments

It's not every day that you get to organise an award ceremony - especially when the recipient has no idea that they've won.

Colgate agrees to stop buying dirty palm oil - but P&G is still dodging the issue

Posted by Richardg - 24 March 2014 at 6:53pm - Comments
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Orangutan in Tanjung Puting National Park

Great news: Colgate just agreed to stop buying palm oil from forest destroyers. Not only is this a win for fans of dental hygiene (and let's face it, no one wants orangutan breath) but it leaves Procter & Gamble more isolated than ever.

9 facts you need to know about forests and trees

Posted by petespeller - 21 March 2014 at 5:19pm - Comments
The Broadback Valley "Endangered Forest", one of Quebec’s last intact Boreal for
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Trees are incredible. They can live for thousands of years and grow hundreds of metres tall. There is not a species on the planet that doesn’t owe its existence to them. So here are some amazing facts about trees and forests for International Day of Forests.

Why Greenpeace can't - and won't - endorse farmed salmon

Posted by Willie - 21 March 2014 at 4:13pm - Comments
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Greenpeace doesn’t endorse farmed salmon. There you go, that’s it in black and white. Next time you see someone say we do – feel free to forward a link to this blog-post.

I’m writing this to set the record straight after a few instances of producers and retailers (and even the occasional NGO) wilfully misrepresenting us as having supported, endorsed, or given their salmon farming some sort of ‘best practice award’.

"Why are sharks, turtles and rays more important than tuna?"

Posted by Willie - 20 March 2014 at 11:32am - Comments
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Is this shark more important than the other fish?

Here’s a question which has cropped up from some supporters about our work on tinned tuna.

‘Why are sharks, turtles and rays more important than tuna?’

In pictures: the parasitic bond between water and coal

Posted by Angela Glienicke - 19 March 2014 at 5:55pm - Comments
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Coal barges come down the Mahakam river in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo

It’s World Water Day on Saturday and this year’s theme highlights the facts that water is needed to produce nearly all forms of energy and the demand for both is rising.

Procter & Gamble think they can ignore deforestation - here's how we turn up the pressure

Posted by petespeller - 18 March 2014 at 5:16pm - Comments
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Since Procter & Gamble’s role in destroying what remains of Indonesia’s forests was exposed they have been suspiciously quiet. No press statements, no posts on Facebook, they haven’t even tweeted. About anything. Time to turn this campaign up to 11.

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