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Paris climate deal: Trump's decision leaves him isolated

Posted by Rosie Rogers — 2 June 2017 at 5:59pm - Comments
by-nc-nd. Credit: Flickr: Michael Vadon

Last night as I watched Donald Trump pull out of the Paris Accord I found myself in a mix of emotions. Anger, fear, worry and pity for the those who will feel the effects of Trump’s reckless decision. But, I am also hopeful.

Big Blue Love for Big Blue Live

Posted by Willie — 21 August 2015 at 2:42pm - Comments

Something amazing is happening in Monterey Bay, California. The bay is a marine sanctuary, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The bay is home to an amazing array of wildlife: everything from cute, cuddly sea otters to prehistoric pelicans, from massive kelp forests to gigantic blue whales. But the big news is that BBC is kindly bringing all of this right into your living room with a massive live TV event called Big Blue Live.

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

Posted by Willie — 21 March 2014 at 4:13pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace / Daniel Beltra

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’.

Of Shell, spill plans and sea ice

Posted by ben — 8 August 2013 at 7:12pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Ashley Cooper
Leading polar bear expert Dr. Ian Stirling said this bear, found in Svalbard, died of starvation due to a lack of sea ice from which to hunt. In the last 30 years, 75% of Arctic sea ice has disappeared.

It's pretty safe to say that the Arctic is under pressure like never before. Climate change is warming it faster than any other part of our planet. Sea ice is shrinking. The way of life of Indigenous Peoples is seriously threatened and animal habitats are vanishing. Oil companies eye a polar bonanza while hulking fishing fleets are edging ever northwards.

Shell gets legal ban on Arctic protest

Posted by graham — 30 March 2012 at 5:18pm - Comments
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They're still ignoring rising temperatures in the Arctic, but Shell is clearly starting to feel the heat in the US. After more than three hundred thousand of you emailed them asking them not to gamble with the Arctic, the oil giant has resorted to draconian legal action to try to silence opposition to their plans to drill in the frozen north.

Approved: Shell's spill response plan for the Beaufort Sea

Posted by dhowells — 29 March 2012 at 8:54am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Will Rose and Kajsa Sjolander/70°
Stranded Polar bears in Alaska

Today, the US Government approved Shell's oil spill response plan for the Beaufort Sea, a remote expanse of ocean that must count as one of the most wild and untouched places on earth. This is the second response plan to get the official thumbs up, another clear sign that the Administration has forgotten history in its determination to approve Shell's 2012 Arctic drilling program.

Phony oil advertising campaign exposed by activists

Posted by Kert Davies — 22 December 2011 at 12:08pm - Comments

Recently, Greenpeace got a rare look behind the curtain at how big oil stages citizen support for huge oil companies, when activists got inside a TV commercial shoot in Washington DC.

Tim DeChristopher - a new hero

Posted by Kumi Naidoo — 29 July 2011 at 10:28am - Comments
Tim DeChristopher sentenced to two years in US prison
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Tim DeChristopher - sentenced to two years in US prison

The environment and the world have a new hero, a reluctant hero perhaps, but someone who in good conscience could not stand by and watch a grave injustice take place without trying to prevent it. Without taking a stand at a risk to his own liberty. His name is Tim DeChristopher, and he joins the pantheon of brave men and women who have made a difference – brave men and women whose actions ricochet and multiply into widespread social change.

Video: Ken's blanket coverage and Barbie busted outside Mattel HQ in LA

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 10 June 2011 at 4:27pm - Comments

Barbie's lesser known other-half grabbed headlines this week, after he launched our latest forest campaign on Tuesday night - scaling the 15 stories of Mattel's HQ in Los Angeles, to unveil our banner, with the help of blue tux wearing pals, that read simply: "Barbie, It's over."

BP's miracle clean-up tool: PR and lobbying

Posted by jamie — 14 July 2010 at 2:54pm - Comments

Our colleagues in the US have been blogging regularly about the ongoing disaster in the gulf and Greenpeace's involvement in the response to the oil spill. Here, Mike Gaworecki sheds some light on the clean-up operation BP has been carrying out on its image.

There's no way to clean up an oil spill. We've seen this time and again - in Alaska's Prince William Sound, for instance, where oil from the Exxon Valdez spill is still having an impact on local ecosystems. Corporations like Exxon or BP that find themselves responsible for an oil spill - or, as was the case for Exxon and now is the case for BP, an oil disaster - are really left with only one option to handle the problem: public relations, damage control and fierce lobbying.

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