Greenpeace : News (6)

CETA trade deal puts EU food and agriculture standards at risk

Do you remember TTIP, the proposed trade deal between the US and the EU? Its negotiations were stopped by the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets in the capitals of Europe. 3.3 million signatures were collected against it. Greenpeace played a key role in the resistance against ...

The beginning of the end for nuclear weapons

"I have been waiting for this day for seven decades and I am overjoyed that it has finally arrived,' said Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow in July, when a new treaty banning nuclear weapons was agreed at the United Nations in New York. This is the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons.'However ...

Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl Case moves to Canada

After perpetrating what is probably the worst oil-related catastrophe on Earth - a 20,000 hectare death zone in Ecuador, known as the Amazon Chernobyl' - the Chevron Corporation has spent two decades and over a billion dollars trying to avoid responsibility. In 2011, Indigenous and peasant villagers ...

5 reasons the car industry needs to change its ways now

Today the world's biggest motor show gets underway in Germany. The Frankfurt Motorshow is the moment many of the world's best known car manufacturers get together for a grand display of vehicles that have been polished so hard it's a miracle there's any paint left on them. But while the firms ...

We shall not be moved

This week, a courageous group of activists from across Europe are joining Greenpeace Poland to stop illegal logging in the ancient Białowieża Forest.Dozens of people have been chaining themselves to trees and logging machinery to stop foresters from cutting down trees in Europe's last remaining ...

Glimmer of hope for the orangutan as palm oil company bows to peat forest pressure

For the first time ever, a palm oil company has been forced to restore rainforest and peatland in order to continue supplying the global market. Under pressure from customers and civil society, Malaysian palm oil company FGV has promised to restore over 1,000 hectares of the peat forest in West ...