Articles by Greenpeace

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Brazil Is Up in Flames—Here’s Why
Diego Gonzaga | Greenpeace - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Oct 2020

6 Oct 2020 – It is no accident that there are fires all across Brazil. The world is looking in horror for the second straight year as historic blazes ravage the world’s largest tropical forest. All the while, instead of fighting the fires, the Brazilian government fans the flames by emboldening those who are setting the fires to expand their agribusiness.

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Even the Bermuda Triangle Has a Plastic Problem
Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Aug 2019

30 Jul 2019 – Sargasso Sea: Home to Sea Turtles, the Bermuda Triangle and… Way Too Much Plastic

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Failed Economics
Rex Weyler | Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2019

17 Mar 2019 – The super-elites, the 2,208 billionaires — those who attend Global Economic Summits, own banks, buy off governments, pollute with impunity, and hold political influence in virtually every nation in the world — comprise not the “1%” but only 28-millionths of a percent of the human population. According to Forbes magazine, the average billionaire makes about $635 million dollars every year, $12 million per week, even when they’re on holiday.

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There’s Something Rotten with the Meat Industry
Nora Holzman and Katarzyna Jagiełło | Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Feb 2019

It was an unimaginable scene: diseased cows dragged to slaughter in excruciating pain, then sold without veterinary control around Europe and landing on the plates of many consumers.

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What a Green and Peaceful Future Could Look Like
Paula Tejón Carbajal | Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jul 2018

19 Jul 2018 – We’re experiencing a deep systemic disconnection: an ecological, social and spiritual cultural divide. There’s a discernible disconnect between the infinite growth imperative and the finite resources of planet Earth; between private ownership and the best societal use of property; between GDP and well-being. “We cannot solve problems with the same kind of thinking that created them.” — Albert Einstein

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Celebrate World Meat Free Week – For a Healthy Planet and a Healthy You!
Dawn Bickett | Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jun 2018

This week [11-17 Jun] is World Meat Free Week!
Eat Less Meat, More Plants, Tell Your Friends

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China Has Already More Than Doubled Its 2020 Solar Power Target
Jing Yan and Lauri Myllyvirta | Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2017

25 Aug 2017 – China has more than doubled its end-of-decade solar power target, with new installations dramatically outstripping expectation, according to the government’s energy agency.

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72 Years after Hiroshima, Where Is Japan’s Commitment to End Nuclear Weapons?
Yuko Yoneda | Greenpeace Japan – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2017

On 7 July, the United Nations adopted the “Nuclear Weapons Treaty” with an overwhelming majority. To our disappointment, however, Japan did not join the 122 countries, or two-thirds of the United Nations member countries. Japan still remains an outlier, betraying the hopes of atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Why We Leaked Hundreds of Pages of a Secret Trade Deal That Threatens Our Rights and Our Planet
Shira Stanton and Sebastian Bock | Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jun 2017

23 Jun 2017 – Behind closed doors and countless documents, details of a proposed deal between two of the world’s largest economies are being kept from us. Until now. Chances are that the planned trade deal between the European Union and Japan has not been on top of your mind. Governments have gone to great lengths to leave their citizens in the dark about a deal that can significantly impact our lives and the world we live in.

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Every Single Piece of Plastic Ever Made Still Exists – Here’s the Story
Diego Gonzaga | Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2017

And it’s not just the amount of plastic being produced. Everything related to plastic is damaging the planet, from the impact of extracting the fossil fuels used to produce plastic, to the health effects of the toxins it releases into the environment when it is burned, to the devastating impact on sea life.

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Greenpeace Investigation Uncovers Studies Showing Pesticides Pose Serious Harm to Honeybees
Joe Sandler Clarke | Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2016

22 Sep 2016 – Chemical giants Bayer and Syngenta commissioned private studies which showed that their neonicotinoid pesticides can cause serious harm to bees, a Greenpeace investigation has uncovered.

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Radiation Along Fukushima Rivers Up to 200 Times Higher Than Pacific Ocean Seabed
Greenpeace | EcoWatch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2016

A radiation survey team, supported by the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior, conducted underwater survey along the Fukushima coastline from Feb. 21 to March 11 this year, as well collecting samples in river systems. The samples were measured at an independent laboratory in Tokyo.

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#TTIPleaks: Confidential TTIP Papers Unveil US Position
Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2016

Leaked text shows deliberate attempts by the U.S. to undermine EU environment and health protection laws and to change the EU democratic legislative process.

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Download the TTIP Leaks
Greenpeace Netherlands – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2016

Greenpeace Netherlands has released secret TTIP negotiation documents to provide much needed transparency and trigger an informed debate on the treaty, which is threatening to have far reaching implications for the environment and the lives of more than 800 million citizens in the EU and US. TTIP is about a huge transfer of power from people to big business.

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TTIP Leaks [for Download]
Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2016

Greenpeace Netherlands has released secret TTIP negotiation documents. We have done so to provide much needed transparency and trigger an informed debate on the treaty. This treaty is threatening to have far reaching implications for the environment and the lives of more than 800 million citizens in the EU and US. TTIP is about a huge transfer of power from people to big business.

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Dam Collapse in Brazil Destroys Towns and Turns River into Muddy Wasteland
Bruno Weis – Greenpeace, 18 Nov 2015

On Thursday, November 5th, two dams holding millions of cubic meters of mining waste gave way – launching one of the worst environmental disasters in Brazilian history. Over 25,000 Olympic swimming pools worth of mud – full of dangerous metals like manganese and mercury – quickly overtook the nearby mining community of Mariana in Minas Gerais state.

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(Português) Madeira ilegal da Amazônia chega impunemente à Europa
Greenpeace Brasil – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Nov 2015

Nova investigação expõe 26 empresas europeias que estão importando produtos de fornecedor ligado ao comércio de madeira ilegal da Amazônia.

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Greenpeace Releases Confidential IAEA Fukushima-Daiichi Accident Report
Justin McKeating – Greenpeace International, 8 Jun 2015

The International Atomic Energy Agency report fails to accurately reflect the scale and consequences of the Fukushima disaster.

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Will THIS Spill in California Change Anything?
Preeti Desai – Greenpeace, 25 May 2015

State of Emergency Declared: California Oil Spill Now Estimated at 105,000 Gallons

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How LEGO Got Awesome to #Savethearctic
Ian Duff - Greenpeace, 13 Oct 2014

9 Oct 2014 – Today we got the awesome news: after a three-month campaign supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will not renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell. This is fantastic news for LEGO fans and Arctic defenders everywhere.

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Beating Climate Change, either Lead or Get Out of the Way
Arin de Hoog - Greenpeace, 22 Sep 2014

Yesterday [21 Sep 2014], over half a million people in 160 countries across the world marched against climate change. What clearer signal can there be to policy leaders that they need to either lead or get out of the way?

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Revisiting Nuclear Industry Failures on Third Anniversary of Fukushima Disaster
Dr. Rianne Teule, Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Mar 2014

The nuclear industry is trying its hardest to make us forget by downplaying the impacts of the accident, ignoring the fact that the Fukushima reactors are still not under control and claiming that lessons have been learned. Nothing is further from the truth. So business continues as usual and in many countries the same mistakes are being made that played a role in Fukushima.

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Protect Paradise: An Animation about Palm Oil
Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Feb 2014

Palm oil has a dirty secret: forest destruction. Every year, thousands of hectares of Indonesian rainforest and peatlands – some of the most biodiverse regions on the planet – are being destroyed to make way for new palm oil plantations. We don’t have to clear forests for palm oil – solutions exist and some companies are on track to supply clean, responsible palm oil.

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Davos: The Shifting Nature of Power and the Shifting Power of Nature
Kumi Naidoo - Greenpeace, 27 Jan 2014

One of the most challenging weeks of my working life starts today [22 Jan 2014]: the week of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Over 2,500 presidents, prime minsters, CEOs, celebrities and academics with a smattering of civil society, will be holed up in a small and posh mountain resort in Switzerland.

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Worldwide Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology
Rex Weyler, EcoWatch - Greenpeace, 17 Jun 2013

Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors—pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming and so forth. The causes of collapse merge and synergize, but we know that humanity is the perpetrator, and that the two most prominent causes appear to be pesticides and habitat loss.

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40 Years
GreenpeaceVideo – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Apr 2013

Some friends made this video for us for our 40th anniversary… [in 2011]. Funny and to the point.

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Accidents at Nuclear Power Plants in India
Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jan 2013

India currently has twenty nuclear reactors in operation and their safety record is far from clean.

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Media Statement on the ISAAA GM Crop Lobby 2012 Report
Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Feb 2012

Wed 8 Feb 2012, Sydney: Greenpeace responded today to a report on the perceived success of genetically modified (GM) crops around the world, which was published by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), a bio-tech industry lobby organisation. “Contrary to claims in the report, GM crops remain a global failure with only about 1% of global farmers cultivating GM crops.” said Greenpeace campaigner Éric Darrier.

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The Future We Want? Between Hope and Despair on the Road to the Rio Earth Summit
Daniel Mittler, Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2012

The lack of spine is clearest in the last paragraph which calls for voluntary commitments announced at Rio to be stapled together in a “registry/compendium that will serve as an accountability framework.” In other words, there will be no enforcement or control. Your word will be taken at face value and the “accountability framework” will be the act of stapling all voluntary commitments together in one document. An invitation to greenwash, if there ever was one.

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Living With Fukushima City’s Radiation Problem
Ike Teuling, Greenpeace - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Dec 2011

Overall, the radiation levels in these neighbourhoods are so high that people receive an exposure to radiation just from external sources that is ten times the annual allowed dose. How high their internal exposure is from eating contaminated food and inhaling or ingesting radioactive particles remains unknown, since no government program is keeping track of this.

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Herbicide Tolerance and GM Crops
Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2011

The evidence detailed in this report demonstrates that glyphosate-based products can have adverse impacts on human and animal health, and that a review of their safety for human and animal health is urgently needed. The widespread and increasingly intensive use of glyphosate in association with the use of GM (genetically modified, also called genetically engineered or GE) crops poses further risks to the environment and human health.’

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Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn’s Arctic Oil Rig
Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2011

In a small boat launched from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza Kumi Naidoo, the Executive Director of Greenpeace International crossed into an exclusion zone and scaled a controversial Arctic oil rig 120 km off the coast of Greenland.

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Greenpeace Statement on TEPCO, Fukushima
Greenpeace - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2011

The environmental organisation says that TEPCO’s admission – that with temperatures reaching 2,800°C, melted fuel dropped and accumulated at the bottom of the reactor pressure vessel, which was the breached, causing radiation to leak from the core and to spread via cooling water to the ground and ocean – clearly shows that there are significant risks to the marine ecosystem along the Fukushima coast.

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Marine Radiation Monitoring Blocked By Japanese Government
Ike Teuling - Greenpeace, 2 May 2011

Despite this great need for information, the Japanese government today refused a permit to do research within the territorial waters of Japan. We are allowed to conduct research outside this 12 mile zone, but this is not the area where the Japanese catch their fish and collect their seaweed. This is a critical situation, so we are not giving up. We will continue heading for Fukushima to begin our research at a distance while we pursue further permission to carry out the sampling within the 12 mile limit.

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(PORTUGUESE) Investigação do Greenpeace Implica Grandes Marcas na Destruição na Amazônia
Redação do Greenpeace, 8 Jun 2009

Investigações de três anos do Greenpeace sobre a indústria da pecuária brasileira revelam que marcas de fama mundial como Nike, Adidas, BMW, Gucci, Timberland, Honda, Wal Mart e Carrefour impulsionam o desmatamento da Amazônia.O incentivo de sucessivos governos brasileiros ao desmatamento da Amazônia ganhou impulso durante a ditadura militar, nas décadas de 60 e 70. […]

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