Slideshow: devastating fires sweep through Sumatran forests

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 26 July 2013 at 4:48pm - Comments

Sitting in my comfortable office chair and watching these terrible images come through the picture desk, I feel a desperate need to stop this destruction. The devastating forest fires that swept through Sumatra recently caused record breaking air pollution in parts of Malaysia and Singapore.

The Amazon has lost a warrior

Posted by Bernardo Camara — 11 October 2012 at 4:30pm - Comments

The rainbow usually seen floating above the Amazon is shining less brightly than usual. Some might even say it is a little dull.

And it's because of sad news: we lost one of our own this week. Tatiana de Carvalho, Greenpeace Brazil’s Amazon campaigner, has left us following a fatal accident at a waterfall near Brasilia, Brazil.

Slideshow: polar bears on parade

Posted by jamie — 27 February 2012 at 4:21pm - Comments

There never really needs to be an excuse to look at incredible images of polar bears in the wild, but today has been designated International Polar Bear Day by conservation group Polar Bear International. So to mark the occasion, here's a selection of shots from the Greenpeace archives.

Slideshow: the end of the Rainbow... for now

Posted by jamie — 17 August 2011 at 12:28pm - Comments

Yesterday's handover ceremony for the Rainbow Warrior II was an emotional affair. As you can see from the images above, one or two tears were shed as she was handed over to her new owners.

With the Rainbow Warrior II renamed Rongdhonu and sailing off for a new career as a medical vessel, the launch of her replacement - Rainbow Warrior III - is imminent. We're still raising funds for our new vessel so please make a donation to keep a rainbow campaigning on the ocean waves.

African Voices slideshow: local fishing communities under threat

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 12 May 2011 at 5:00pm - Comments
Fishingboats arriving to Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde.
All rights reserved. Credit: © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace
Fishingboats arriving to Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde.

On Sunday the latest leg of African Voices begins, as three delegates from West African fishing communities arrive in London to start a tour of the UK, speaking out on how the invasion of industrial-sized EU fleets are threatening their livelihoods, food security and marine ecosystems.

Paula settles into her new home

Posted by mollybrooks — 10 May 2011 at 12:12pm - Comments

Thanks to your generous support, we have been successful in our mission to give Paula a new home after leaving the National Theatre. She has just arrived in her new home and has been busy meeting the locals and finding her way around, before she embarks on an intensive training course to bring her up to speed on our climate campaign. Stay tuned to find out what adventures she'll be taking part in next...

The polluted secret behind jeans and bras

Posted by Louise Edge — 10 February 2011 at 5:28pm - Comments

Yesterday the Guardian featured a series of pictures showing the appalling impact that China’s growing textile industry is having on the Pearl River delta.

Slideshow: saving Sumatra

Posted by jamie — 22 October 2010 at 10:39am - Comments

Take a look at this audio slideshow produced by photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert and our very own Bex Sumner, both currently in Indonesia. It features our international exective director Kumi Naidoo and US forest campaigner Rolf Skar who've been witnessing the devastation in Sumatra for themselves, where plantations are replacing the rainforests at a rate of knots.

Tarnished Earth: the devastating power of tar sands

Posted by jamie — 15 September 2010 at 4:42pm - Comments

If you're on London's South Bank over the next few weeks, watch out for a new open air exhibition featuring the work of regular Greenpeace photographer Jiri Rezac. He's been to the tar sands works in Canada and the images he's brought back clearly show the extent of the devastation caused by this insane venture to both the environment and local populations.

The slideshow above is just a taste of Jiri's work featured in the exhibition which you can see near City Hall by Tower Bridge until 14 October. It will then be touring around the UK - details are still to be confirmed but check the Tarnished Earth website for updates. 

Slideshow: life on the Esperanza

Posted by jamie — 20 August 2010 at 8:01pm - Comments

Will Rose, the Esperanza's photographer, has been keeping himself busy documenting life on board the ship as well as some of the incredible sights the crew have already encountered on their journey north. They've seen whales, the Northern Lights and the Persaid meteor shower. Not that I'm jealous.

More of Will's photos will be appearing in the Esperanza Flickr set.

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