Environment

In pictures: Every Day Is World Environment Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 5 June 2016 at 9:10am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace

Every year on the 5th of June, World Environment Day is celebrated throughout the world, raising awareness and urging people to take positive environmental action to protect nature.

<--break->This collection of our archive images gives you just a glimpse of the beauty and wonders of the world around us, and shows us just how important it is to make every day a World Environment Day. They also document some of the environmental problems around the world.

MPs call for a halt on Arctic oil drilling

Posted by vickywyatt — 20 September 2012 at 11:41am - Comments
Ice in the sea
All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace / Cobbing
75% of sea ice volume has vanished since 1979

Shell has had one hell of a week. After months of unsuccessfully trying to persuade the US government to give their ageing, rusty ships the green light to drill in the Arctic, a 30-mile long ice floe comes along and forces them to stop drilling only 36 hours after they started.

Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai dies at 71

Posted by petespeller — 26 September 2011 at 3:59pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

Greenpeace is deeply saddened by news of Professor Wangari Muta Maathai's passing away. It is a sadness we are sharing with people right across the African continent, and the world.

40 years of Inspiring Action

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 15 September 2011 at 9:30am - Comments
Kumi Naidoo on the way to the Leiv Eiriksson
All rights reserved. Credit: Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace
Kumi Naidoo on route to Cairn's oil rig drilling in the Arctic earlier this year.

Believe it or not, Greenpeace celebrates its 40 birthday today! To mark the occasion, Kumi Naidoo, our International Executive Director, calls on us all to take inspiration from that first Greenpeace voyage, and to demand a better future for our planet.

There is more than one way to save the planet

Posted by Esther Freeman — 29 March 2011 at 5:47pm - Comments
Model on the catwalk
by-nc-sa. Credit: Ammar Abd Rabbo

In response to Rachel's recent blog about taking in part in direct actions in such a male-orientated world as Greenpeace, Esther explains that you don't necessarily have to climb tall buildings to have an impact.

Some women have a touch of the Lara Croft about them, but others - no matter how hard we try - would always prefer a nice bit of cake and a day out shopping to climbing up chimneys. Not that there is anything wrong with this – after all, there is more than one way to save the planet.

Darling's budget: green shoots but only a little green growth

Posted by jossc — 25 March 2010 at 4:06pm - Comments

The chancellor promises £1bn for clean energy projects, but much more will be needed

Although heavily trailed by the chancellor’s supporters as an environmental budget, in the end it turned out to be a lot less than a comprehensive green win.

Despite Mr Darling’s assurances that he gets the need for tougher carbon reduction targets, he backed away from raising fuel duty and found more money for motorways under pressure from road lobbyists.

Greenpeace on the Real Deal march in Copenhagen

Posted by jossc — 13 December 2009 at 5:49pm - Comments

As part of an estimated 100,000-strong demonstration, Greenpeace campaigners, activists and volunteers marched through Copenhagen on Saturday to the Bella Centre, site of the UN climate summit, demanding a fair, ambitious and legally binding agreement at the COP15 negotiations. This video by Michael Nagasaki captures some of the atmosphere of the event.

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