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#NoDAPL – Pray for the Water Protectors & Sign the IPL Petition

Originally published on Edenkeeper.org Violence is escalating against the Water Protectors of the Standing Rock Sioux. On Sunday night, November 20th, temperatures were below freezing when peaceful protesters were fired on with water cannons, tear gas, and rubber bullets. We need to act now to help support their peaceful, unarmed efforts to protect their sacred […]

November 28th

Inuit People & Greenpeace Demand #SolarNotSeismics

Originally published on EdenKeeper.org Navigating through the icy waters of the Arctic, the Greenpeace ship “Arctic Sunrise” is delivering solar panels to the Inuit community of Clyde River, Nunavut. Delivering solar panels and a team to install the systems for the Clyde River community is Greenpeace’s way of offering a better solution to meet increasing […]

August 15th

Climate Change Deniers vs Climate Scientists – Who’s Right on Arctic Sea Ice?

In the never-ending non-contest between climate change deniers and climate scientists, there is plenty of gloating to go around. Tossing down the gauntlet once again, Peter Sinclair challenges Joe Bastardi, the King of Climate Change Deniers, to a six-year review of Bastardi’s 2010 prediction on Arctic sea ice behavior. Award-winning climate writer and videographer Sinclair […]

July 25th

Fierce Green Fire, Passion For Life, Passion In Activism — In 5 Acts

All of the sudden people said, “Wait a minute, this is not how we have to live.” …Call us Peace, We’re about peace… Paul Watson on a wide screen is sweet looking, kind of like a baby as a young man, thinner with dark curly hair framing his doe-eyed face as he stands in life-threatening […]

February 28th

State Department Receives New Report On Climate Effects Of Keystone Pipeline

Four days before President Obama promised, during his second inauguration address, to combat climate change, officials at the US State Department received a new report by scientists which details how a particular byproduct of the Keystone XL pipeline — “Petroleum Coke” — renders the project even more dangerous to the climate than previously estimated. The […]

January 22nd

Infiltrating the Campaign: Corporate Spies in Activism

  By Patrick O’Keeffe As direct action coordinated by activist groups has proven to be an effective measure of shutting down corporate operations, governments and corporations have increasingly sought to gain information on the activities of groups engaging in such activities. This has given rise to the development of numerous corporations involved in gathering intelligence on […]

November 30th

Trillions Possible From Green Revolution In EU, Report Finds

  According to Reuters, a report commissioned by Greenpeace finds that the entire exercise of making EU energy entirely free from carbon (through the mission of the green revolution) will enable the EU to reap some sweet economic fruits, the tune of €3 trillion by 2050. But that’s not all. By 2020, it will also […]

November 8th

Can Penguins Survive Without Fish? I Don't Think So…

  The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) is a bit of a mouthful, but that’s rather the point. Penguins, seals and other land-based animals living on the Antarctic continent enjoy a privileged, if slightly chilly, position. The land they live upon is protected from human exploitation in a way no […]

October 22nd

Fracking and the Natural Gas "Boom" — No National Standards, Secrecy, and Carcinogens

  The President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Francis Beinecke, recently visited areas in western Pennsylvania where ‘fracking’ operations are occurring, and spoke with local residents about the impacts of these projects in their communities. My cousin — a medical professional without any affiliation with environmental organizations like Ms. Beinecke’s — also spent […]

September 7th

'Green Wash'? Tar Sands Companies Form Alliance to Reduce GHGs & Environmental Impacts

In what  some enviro groups are calling a ‘nice gesture’, but others, such as Greenpeace, are calling ‘green washing’,  twelve Alberta Tar Sands developers — the largest oil sands producers in the world — including Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Cenovus Energy Inc. and ConocoPhillips Co., have joined up to form Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance […]

March 2nd

Activism News of the Day (VIDEO)

Top green & animal activism news of the day from around: Lucy Lawless & Greenpeace Activists Arrested Lucy Lawless (XENA) and 6 other Greenpeace activists were arrested yesterday for climbing a Shell oil rig headed to the Arctic. Greenpeace Activists Climb Mt Fuji to Call for Nuclear-Free Japan Greenpeace activists elsewhere, meanwhile, were preparing yesterday […]

February 28th

Lucy Lawless (Xena) and Other Greenpeace Activists Arrested for Arctic Activism (VIDEO)

  As reported the other day, actress Lucy Lawless (Xena) joined Greenpeace and climbed an oil rig in New Zealand that was supposed to be headed to the Arctic. Lucy was arrested yesterday for this civil disobedience, as were the other environmental activists. Regarding some of her reasons for joining Greenpeace’s work, Lucy writes: “I’ve got […]

February 28th

Heartland Institute Payments Trigger Investigation Call

  The ramifications from the recent leak of Heartland Institute documents continue. After identification of Heartland funding ($1,000/month) going to a federal employee, seemingly first noticed by the investigative folks at Greenpeace, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva has “called for a full Natural Resources Committee hearing to probe whether Indur Goklany, a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Interior Department, improperly […]

February 23rd

Greenpeace Protesters Take Over Asheville Power Station

  Greenpeace activists in North Carolina have climbed a Progress Energy power station in Asheville and “have secured themselves to the coal loader and conveyers, which will prevent coal from entering the facility,” Greenpeace reports. The message of the activists, being sent to Progress Energy and Duke Energy (which may merge with Progress Energy soon, […]

February 13th

Greenpeace and the True Story Behind the Film Big Miracle

“A truly joint effort” Campbell Plowden describes “one of the craziest weeks in his 14 years with Greenpeace” in The Story Behind the Big Miracle: Operation Breakthrough. He shares with us his work contributing to the meeting of synchronized forces as they merge in a pragmatic action successfully. “In the end, the rescue was truly a joint effort between the Eskimos, […]

February 9th

Political News: Exxon Rakes in Huge Profits (Pays Low Taxes); GOP Paranoia Increasing; GOP Gets Big Money from Keystone XL Backers;…

1. Exxon Rakin’ in the Dough, Paying Super Low Taxes ExxonMobil’s end-of-year financial summary shows that it made a whopping $41.1 billion in 2011 (35% more than in 2010) but only paid a 17.6% tax rate. Who lets them get away with such robbery? Congress obviously does. But so do we, if we don’t hold […]

February 7th

China Rejects Genetically Modified Rice

The News: China rejects commercialization of genetically-modified (aka genetically-engineered) rice! Wow, not the news I was expecting to run into this week. But, apparently, it’s been a long time coming. “It took seven years, teams of young campaigners and hordes of devoted supporters, but September 2011 the Chinese government finally said it was suspending the […]

February 3rd

Activism News

Here’s some top activism news of the week, other than the stories we’ve already covered (which you can check out via the link above): Climate Activists Call Foul at Rep. Boehner’s Office over Keystone Pipeline and Campaign Cash from Big Oil Climate activists fed up with the influence of corporate money on Congress stormed Speaker […]

January 27th

Greenpeace Year in Pictures Video

  Greenpeace published a “year in pictures” video and wrote a post on it this week. It’s really a beautiful video and helps to reflect on the wonderful activism citizens around the world have engaged in this past year. Check it out here: Here’s a text excerpt from the post: 2011 was a year of […]

December 23rd

More Activism News: Masked Anti-Nuclear Activists, Occupy in El Salvador, Sea Shepherd,..

Some top activism news from the past week or so: 1. Masked Activists in Germany Sop Transport of Nuclear Waste As the title indicates, some activists in Germany are fed up with the creating and unsafe transport and storage of nuclear waste (well, no one even knows where to ‘permanently’ store the nuclear waste). So, […]

November 28th