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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
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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.

In pictures: the silent crisis in the Amazon

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 15 May 2014 at 4:31pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Greenpeace / Daniel Beltra
Rainforest close to the city of Altamira. A Greenpeace team is in the area to witness the "Cachoeira Seca" (Dry Waterfall) Indigenous land, where illegal logging and land grabbing has been occurring.

Today Greenpeace published a 2-year investigation that shows how the logging industry threatens the Amazon rainforest. These photos show the illegal logging that's ransacking the forest and show what's at stake if the logging continues.

In pictures: It's World Tuna Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 2 May 2014 at 10:02am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Greenpeace / Gavin Newman
Captive bluefin tuna inside a transport cage which is being towed by a tug from fishing grounds in Libya to Tuna farms in Sicily, 2006.

Last Friday was the penguins' special day. Now this Friday is World Tuna day; and whilst the world's most popular fish might not be as cute as the waddling creatures, they are amazing wild species that are vital to the ocean ecosystem and deserve to have their story told.

In pictures: flappy feet for World Penguin Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 25 April 2014 at 12:22am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Greenpeace / Kate Davison
A penguin stands in front of a camera during Greenpeace's tour in the Southern Ocean

Today is World Penguin Day, what a good excuse to dig out all those cute, funny and sometimes thought-provoking photos of my favourite bird! The awareness day promotes the conservation of these amazing creatures and coincides with the northward migration of adelie penguins and their return to Antarctica after months spent at sea.<--break->

In pictures: Over 30 years of anti-whaling campaigning

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 28 March 2014 at 3:45pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace
A sperm whale

It’s decision time today for the future of the giant mammal as a U.N. top court rules whether Japan has the right to hunt whales in the Antarctic. Australia has asked the International Court of Justice to stop Japan’s whale hunt claiming their program is not scientific but commercial, because of its large scale.<--break->

In pictures: the parasitic bond between water and coal

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 19 March 2014 at 5:55pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Kemal Jufri / Greenpeace
Coal barges come down the Mahakam river in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo

It’s World Water Day on Saturday and this year’s theme highlights the facts that water is needed to produce nearly all forms of energy and the demand for both is rising.

Beauty under threat: 11 stunning and terrifying images of Indonesia's rainforests

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 26 February 2014 at 2:31pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace
Orangutans at a feeding station run by Orangutan Foundation International

Who would think that when you are trying to get rid off your dandruff you could be eliminating the orangutans and tigers too? When I look at these images of forest destruction and biodiversity I’m once again reminded that even your shampoo could harbor a dirty secret.

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