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  • Diesel cars could be allowed to pollute more than double the legal limit following European deal

    Diesel cars could be allowed to pollute more than double the legal limit following European deal

    Diesel cars could be allowed to emit more than twice as much as agreed limits for toxic air pollutants as a result of a new deal on emissions testing agreed by European government representatives meeting in Brussels today. The deal comes in the ...

  • EU legislators give in to German bullying on car efficiency standards

    EU legislators give in to German bullying on car efficiency standards

    German car-makers could secure a two or three-year delay in carbon emission standards for cars sold in Europe in 2020, warned Greenpeace. EU negotiators meeting in Brussels agreed to widen proposed loopholes to please makers of high-end brands such ...

  • New ETS plan puts burden on European taxpayers instead of polluting industry

    New ETS plan puts burden on European taxpayers instead of polluting industry

    A new plan to patch up Europe’s ailing carbon market endorsed by the European Parliament’s environment committee today will fall short of restoring an effective system to encourage clean investments and lower carbon emissions, warned ...

  • EU-US trade deal poses potential threat to European food safety and environment standards

    EU-US trade deal poses potential threat to European food safety and environment standards

    European governments today issued a mandate for the European Commission to negotiate a transatlantic trade and investment agreement (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States. Commenting on the TTIP mandate, Jürgen Knirsch, ...

  • New report finds failing EU carbon market threatens effectiveness of 2030 climate proposals

    New report finds failing EU carbon market threatens effectiveness of 2030 climate proposals

    The EU will need to make an extra seven per cent saving to its carbon emissions as part of the 2030 climate action due to the failure of the its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), according to a new report by consultancy group Ecofys. Under the ...

  • Exposing the dirty money behind fake climate science

    Exposing the dirty money behind fake climate science

    International — Billionaire tycoon David Koch likes to joke that Koch Industries is, “The biggest company you’ve never heard of”. But the nearly US$50 million that he and his brother Charles quietly funneled to front groups which deny that climate ...

  • Dell targeted for breaking promise on toxic chemicals

    Dell targeted for breaking promise on toxic chemicals

    International — Greenpeace activists unfurled banners of every size today outside the offices of Dell in Bangalore, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen, just as Dell executives meet to discuss a roadmap to finally remove the worst toxic chemicals from their ...

  • Facebook update: renewable energy now

    Facebook update: renewable energy now

    International — Facebook recently announced it will build a massive data centre in Oregon, U.S., packed full of the latest energy efficient computers to serve the hundreds of millions of friends connecting on their near-addictive social networking ...

  • Victory! new toxic-free computer released in India

    Victory! new toxic-free computer released in India

    International — This is what we like to see: a true leader in toxics-free electronics showing giants like Dell and Samsung how it`s done. One of India`s relatively small PC manufacturing companies, Wipro, has beaten giants like Dell, Samsung and ...

  • Putting a stop to the arctic meltdown

    Putting a stop to the arctic meltdown

    Should the oil companies be allowed to take advantage of melting ice to drill for more oil in the warming Arctic? Should industrial fishing fleets be allowed to chase the last remnants of fished-out stocks into the areas where ice has previously ...

  • 100 days to save the climate

    100 days to save the climate

    There are 100 days remaining until the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, where urgent action is needed by world leaders in order to save our climate. We now have 100 days until Copenhagen. Greenpeace China displayed 100 children carved from ice at ...

  • UN report shows much more needed to protect the deep seas

    UN report shows much more needed to protect the deep seas

    International — Greenpeace is calling on the United Nations to put an immediate end to destructive high seas bottom fishing at this year’s general assembly meeting, following today’s release of the UN Secretary General’s own review (1) of the ...

  • HP, Lenovo and Dell penalised for breaking their green IT promises

    HP, Lenovo and Dell penalised for breaking their green IT promises

    We`re giving HP, Lenovo and Dell--the world`s biggest PC makers--a penalty point in our updated Guide to Greener Electronics, for backtracking on their commitments to eliminate PVC plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from their products ...

  • Greenpeace races to reach disintegrating glacier

    Greenpeace races to reach disintegrating glacier

    Our ship, The Arctic Sunrise is currently heading north along the west coast of Greenland in a race against time. It`s destination is the disintegrating Petermann Glacier, but to reach the glacier our ship must pass through the Nares Strait, which ...

  • Climate challenge even greater after UN meeting in Bonn

    Climate challenge even greater after UN meeting in Bonn

    As another round of Bonn climate talks limps to a close, and the UN Climate Summit to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December this year draws closer and closer, it’s a good opportunity to take a look at the progress that’s been made so far… On ...

  • US climate bill weakens, say Greenpeace

    US climate bill weakens, say Greenpeace

    A piece of legislation that started out as a real opportunity for the US to combat climate change has been co-opted by special interests and now threatens to do more harm than good. The Waxman- Markey bill is set to go before the House Energy and ...

  • Countdown to Climate Summit arrives in Beijing

    Countdown to Climate Summit arrives in Beijing

    With only nine months left until the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, Greenpeace China has brought the countdown clock to Beijing. Activists turned one of Beijing`s ancient city gates into a gigantic countdown clock marking the time left till the UN ...

  • Undercover operation exposes illegal dumping of e-waste in Nigeria

    Undercover operation exposes illegal dumping of e-waste in Nigeria

    Following a three-year undercover investigation, we’ve shown once again that electronic waste - like your old TV set - still isn`t being responsibly recycled like it`s supposed to be. Instead, e-waste is being disguised as second-hand goods and ...

  • Green gadgets - The search continues

    Green gadgets - The search continues

    The latest survey of greener electronics products has revealed that the greenest consumer electronic products on the market today may have a smaller environmental footprint than those sold a year ago, but the industry still has a way to go before ...

  • Major companies fail to show climate leadership on greener electronics

    Major companies fail to show climate leadership on greener electronics

    The latest edition of Greenpeace`s Guide to Greener Electronics has revealed that very few firms are showing true climate leadership. Despite many green claims, major companies like Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo, LG, Samsung and Apple are failing to ...