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In pictures: The planet's future in our hands, go green on Earth Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 April 2015 at 10:29am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace
Flamingos at Lake Natron, Rift Valley, Tanzania, Africa.

Every year, Earth Day is celebrated all over the planet on April 22nd. To mark the occasion we would like to share some positive photos with you. Our images from around the world illustrate people's efforts to live sustainably, take part in rallies, promote renewable energy and give a glimpse of the biodiversity we need to protect.

In pictures: Every drop matters, it's World Water Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 19 March 2015 at 6:12pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace
Waterfall in Papua New Guinea

When you put the kettle on for your morning coffee, spare a minute to think about World Water Day. Water is essential to life, yet nearly 750 million people are without access to clean drinking water or improved sanitation.<--break->

In pictures: Turning down the heat on Polar Bear Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 26 February 2015 at 2:59pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: ©Cobbing/Greenpeace
A young polar bear cub becomes fascinated with a 'reference sphere' used by an architect who was collaborating with scientists studying Arctic sea ice.

A very special day is almost upon us! Polar Bear Day on 27 February celebrates the world's largest bear, raising awareness about issues like climate change and oil exploration which threaten the existence of this impressive hunter.

In pictures: Swing into action, it's Monkey Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 11 December 2014 at 5:48pm - Comments
Squirrel monkey holding a branch
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Squirrel monkey in the Amazon

Sunday is Monkey Day! To celebrate our amazing simian relatives, here are a few of our favourite primate snaps (sorry, we couldn't resist including some apes too) from the Greenpeace photo archive.

In pictures: It's World Fisheries Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 21 November 2014 at 1:43pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Francisco Rivotti
Fishermen paddle out towards open waters in Pemba, Quirimbas, northern Mozambique

Fisherfolk communites around the world celebrate World Fisheries Day today highlighting the importance of sustainable management of fisheries and raising awareness about overfishing and habitat destruction.

In pictures: Let's celebrate World Energy Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 October 2014 at 11:43am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Dean Sewell/Greenpeace
Wind turbine in Portland, Australia © Greenpeace / Dean Sewell

Today is World Energy Day which highlights the importance of society's choices regarding energy production and the environment. I love positive solution stories, so had a look in our photo archive to share some of our interesting energy pictures with you and celebrate this day.<--break->

In pictures: Oil Spill Patrol Team cleans up in Russia's Komi Republic

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 15 August 2014 at 2:50pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace
Site of an oil spill outside Usinsk in the Komi Republic

We all took notice when about 4.9 million barrels of oil were spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but the fact that about 30 million barrels of oil are spilled on Russian land each year might be news to a lot of us.

In pictures: Seeing light after 33 years of darkness, first fully solar-powered village in India

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 24 July 2014 at 4:03pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Vivek M / Greenpeace
A solar powered street lamp seen at the Bishunpur Tolla, Dharnai village.

We just take it for granted: cleaning our teeth with an electric toothbrush in the morning, unlimited texting, tweeting and snap-chatting with our friends on the way to work, safe and well-lit streets, superfast internet access from our desk, the list goes on.<--break->

But for 300 million people in India this is not a given as they are still waiting for electricity.

15 legendary pictures to celebrate: The Arctic Sunrise is coming home!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 6 June 2014 at 1:10pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Greenpeace / Steve Morgan
MY Arctic Sunrise is making her way through ice in the fjord of Scoresbysund as part of her tour of Greenland in 2005

I'm so happy to hear that the Arctic Sunrise is finally released by Russian authorities after months in custody! That's great news, but she should never have been detained in the first place as she was in international waters during a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling when she was seized. <--break->Some of my favourite photos of the ship show her in remote locations in harsh conditions.

In pictures: Turtally devoted to you: Happy World Turtle Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 23 May 2014 at 12:10am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Greenpeace / Daniel M Ocampo
A Hawksbill turtle on Apo Island, internationally acknowledged as a model community managed marine reserve.

Today is World Turtle Day, a great opportunity to celebrate some of the world’s oldest creatures as well as draw attention to the sea turtles' plight. Terrific turtles have been swimming the world's oceans for more than 100 million years, but now face many dangers as they travel the seas.

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