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Onboard the Beluga II

Posted by Marcela Teran — 19 May 2017 at 12:00pm - Comments
A picture of Marcela, member of GPUK oceans team, onboard the Beluga II boat
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Marcela onboard the Beluga II

Last week I had the privilege to sail along the east coast of Scotland on board Greenpeace’s ship the Beluga II. This is the start of a two-month expedition documenting and investigating the impact of plastic in some of the most stunning and biodiverse areas of the UK.

What do we think - the Conservative party manifesto

Posted by Rosie Rogers — 19 May 2017 at 11:32am - Comments
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By Rebecca Newsom and Rosie Rogers

Yesterday, the Conservative Party launched their manifesto for the General Election on 8th June. Here is Greenpeace’s analysis of the good, the bad and the missing aspects of the manifesto in relation to the issues that are important to us and everyone who cares about a green and peaceful world. Please check our website for further analysis of other Party manifestos as they come out.

Annual Supporter Survey Results

Posted by MeenaRajput — 18 May 2017 at 2:28pm - Comments

Nearly seventy thousand supporters took part in our annual supporter survey. It's been very inspiring to read how we all share similar values and feel the same way about environmental destruction. 

What do we think - the Labour party manifesto

Posted by Rosie Rogers — 17 May 2017 at 10:54am - Comments
Campaigners Block Work at Fracking Site in Lancashire, UK
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Greenpeace peaceful protest against Fracking

By Rebecca Newsom and Rosie Rogers

Yesterday, the Labour Party launched their manifesto for the General Election on 8th June. Here is Greenpeace’s analysis of the good, the bad and the missing aspects of the manifesto in relation to the issues that are important to us and everyone who cares about a green and peaceful world. Please check our website for further analysis of other Party manifestos as they come out.

An uninhabited island deep in the South Pacific falls prey to a plague - of plastic.

Posted by Louisa Casson — 16 May 2017 at 12:42pm - Comments
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One of many hundreds of crabs that now make their homes out of plastic debris washed up on Henderson Island. Photograph: Jennifer Lavers / The Guardian

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5 reasons why Trump can’t tear up the Paris Agreement

Posted by Emily Buchanan — 12 May 2017 at 4:46pm - Comments

Since his inauguration in November last year, Donald Trump’s attack on the environment has been relentless.

Bon Voyage! The Beluga II Sets Sail!

Posted by TishaBrown — 12 May 2017 at 9:50am - Comments


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Ocean plastic crisis

People power puts mayoral candidates on the spot over fracking

Posted by Elisabeth Whitebread — 4 May 2017 at 1:58pm - Comments

After Theresa May shocked the country with a snap general election, election talk is dominating the news (at the disappointment of some). However, it's not just the general election on June 8th that will change the politics of the UK.

Breaking news: We’re blocking Cuadrilla’s fracking site

Posted by India Thorogood — 3 May 2017 at 8:32am - Comments
Campaigners Block Work at Fracking Site in Lancashire, UK
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Peaceful protest at Cuadrilla Fracking site

Most of Gill’s early mornings are spent travelling to her job as a costume designer from her home in Blackpool. But this morning was a little different. Today, Gill is one of twenty people going face to face with fracking firm Cuadrilla.

Major palm oil company promises to protect forests

Posted by Annisa Rahmawati — 28 April 2017 at 9:00am - Comments
Greenpeace activists blockade IOI's palm oil refinery in Rotterdam
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Last year, activists blocked palm oil trader IOI's refinery in Rotterdam. Now the company has made new commitments to protect forests

There's been a major development in our campaign to protect Indonesia's forests. IOI, one of the largest palm oil traders in the world, has just made a significant commitment to protect rainforests. If put into practice, this would address the problems on the company's own plantations and set new standards for the whole industry.

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