Government hypocrisy on major energy projects is fueling climate change and placing populations at risk, Greenpeace International said as it released a new report revealing the alarming threat posed by a planned massive global increase in emissions from coal, oil and gas projects.
The 14 carbon intensive projects highlighted in the Point of No
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In late January, Limited Brands, owner of iconic underwear labels Victoria’s Secret and La Senza, committed to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its global supply chain and across all of its brands and products by 2020, in response to Greenpeace’s global Detox campaign.
It is now the 14th global corporation to make
Read More… Limited Brands commits to Detox
Popular fashion brands are selling clothing contaminated with hazardous chemicals that break down to form hormone-disrupting or even cancer-causing chemicals when released into the environment, according to a report released by Greenpeace.
“We found that 20 of the world’s favorite brands are making and selling clothes containing hazardous chemicals which contribute to toxic water
Read More… Greenpeace Exposes Hazardous Chemicals in Popular Fashion
One of Australia’s leading canned fish manufacturer, John West (Simplot) has pledged to stop using destructive fishing methods that needlessly kill sharks, rays, baby tuna and turtles. The commitment means that John West will phase out the use of highly destructive and wasteful Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) used with purse seine nets by 2015.
Read More… John West in Australia Cans Destructive Fishing
In reaction to news that Poland will host the next UNFCCC climate talks, COP 19, in 2013, Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe climate expert Jiri Jerabek made the following statement:
“The prospect of Poland hosting the next global climate conference is hugely concerning. At a time when action is desperately needed, a host country
Read More… Greenpeace Statement on Poland Hosting 2013 Climate Talks
As ministers arrive at climate talks in the Qatari capital Doha, Greenpeace urged European countries not to take the side of Poland and Russia in a battle over whether to maintain the Kyoto Protocol’s biggest loophole and to make real progress on a deal to prevent catastrophic climate change.
Europe has traditionally been seen
Read More… Greenpeace statement: Doha Climate Talks
Greenpeace confirmed on Tuesday that the government of South Korea has abandoned its plans to begin a ‘scientific’ whaling operation, a significant step forward in global efforts to protect whale populations.
The proposed hunt, announced in July, would have caught minke whales for commercial purposes under the thin veil of scientific research. More than
Read More… South Korea Abandons ‘Scientific’ Whaling Plans
Duke Energy’s strong profit, announced in a third quarter earnings call, is an insult to North Carolina ratepayers who are being asked to foot the bill for Duke’s costly and dangerous portfolio, according to broad group of organizations fighting Duke’s rate hike requests and its dirty energy addiction.
“Given that Duke has
Read More… Duke Books $594m in Utility Profits in Three Months at the Expense of Ratepayers and the Environment
In response to Google’s announcement that it is purchasing 48 megawatts of wind power for its data centre in Oklahoma, Greenpeace International Senior IT Analyst Gary Cook released the following statement:
Google’s announcement today shows what the most forward-thinking, successful companies can accomplish when they are serious about powering their operations with clean energy.
Read More… Greenpeace Response to Google Choosing Clean Energy for Oklahoma Data Center
A federal judge in Alaska has granted a preliminary injunction against Greenpeace USA which will remain in place until October 31st 2012, the end of Shell Oil’s ‘drilling window’ in Alaska. The injunction follows a temporary restraining order which expired on March 28th.
The injunction was granted despite clear evidence that a ‘direct action’
Read More… Alaska Judge Imposes Sweeping Injunction Against Greenpeace Over Arctic Drilling