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Dirty data: Firms count environmental costs of digital planet

Technology is often touted as a solution to the world's environmental challenges, but it is also part of the problem: industry executives are facing rising pressure to clean up their energy and resource-intensive business. The surge in video and streaming services poses a particular challenge: already in 2017 Greenpeace estimated that the viral K-pop sensation "Gangnam Style", viewed more than 2.7 billion times, had consumed a year's worth of production from a small nuclear power plant.
Tags: Science, Greenpeace

Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Eight years on from the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, much of Japan’s Fukushima province remains derelict and deserted. But are the radiation fears stopping people returning misplaced? Rob Gilhooly reports from Tomioka. Pictures by Simon Townsley This article has an estimated read time of 11 minutes There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukush...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, London, US, United States, Greater Manchester, Tokyo, Fukushima, Boris Johnson, Telegraph, Greenpeace, Oxford University, Public Health England

Sydney Harbour Bridge protest: 10 arrested in climate demonstration

Greenpeace supporters abseil off bridge unfurling banners calling on political parties to declare a ‘climate emergency’ Ten people have been arrested after environmental activists abseiled off the Sydney Harbour Bridge to demand action on climate change.The Greenpeace supporters launched themselves from a public walkway on the western side of the structure at dawn on Tuesday, calling on the major federal political parties to declare a “climate emergency”. Continue reading...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Sydney, Greenpeace, Environmental Activism, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australian election 2019

These Days, It’s Not About the Polar Bears

Efforts to inspire more action against climate change have moved from trying to scare you to telling how you can make a difference.
Tags: Europe, News, Global Warming, Canada, United States, Brazil, Greenpeace, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Queensland (Australia

Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Shoes were left in porches, half-read newspapers lay abandoned next to cups of tea, long gone cold. As night closed in on the seaside town, lights glared out from a few bare windows, while news of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant just six miles away drifted from a solitary radio. Nobody was home. Eight years on, little has changed. Before March 11, 2011 – ...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, London, US, United States, Greater Manchester, Tokyo, Fukushima, Boris Johnson, Telegraph, Greenpeace, Oxford University, Public Health England

Britain celebrates first week without coal power since 1882

England has officially gone seven days without using any coal-powered source of electricity for the first time in centuries. Britain was the cradle of the industrial revolution, opening the world’s first coal powered plant in 1882. In an attempt to transition to renewable energy, the country removed its last coal generator from the power grid on May 1 and has effectively survived a week without needing to tap into coal resources. According to the National Grid Electricity System Operator, which...
Tags: Energy, Europe, England, Design, Technology, News, Climate Change, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, Britain, Electricity, Greenpeace, Coal Power, Carbon Dioxide, Reuters

Judge sends suit over pipeline back to North Dakota court

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has sent back to North Dakota state court a lawsuit alleging the environmental group Greenpeace conspired against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The two sides had agreed to the move, and U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland recently signed off on it. Texas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners maintains […]
Tags: Business, Texas, News, Nation, North Dakota, Greenpeace, BISMARCK N D AP, Dakota, Energy Transfer Partners, U S District Judge Daniel Hovland

Amazon's Doorbell Company Is Selling Fear

Amazon Ring is building "a team of news editors who deliver breaking crime news alerts to our neighbors," reports the director Nieman Journalism Lab, in a post from The Atlantic: That's right: A doorbell company wants to report crime news. It already is, actually. Several people on LinkedIn describe their jobs as "news editors" at Ring... I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this is a really bad idea. Crime has declined enormously over the past 25 years, but people's perception of how muc...
Tags: Linkedin, Tech, Atlantic, Dallas, Greenpeace, Nieman Journalism Lab, Amazon Ring, Amazon s Doorbell Company

4 Greenpeace activists board oil rig in Arctic Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenpeace says four of its members have boarded an oil rig belonging to Norway’s largest oil and gas company off the northernmost part of the country to protest drilling in the pristine Arctic by the state-owned company. Activist Karianne Andersen says the action is “to tell Norway’s government that if we […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Arctic, Norway, Greenpeace, Copenhagen Denmark, Arctic Norway, Karianne Andersen

UPDATE 3-Environmental activists board Equinor rig set to drill in Arctic

Greenpeace activists on Monday climbed aboard a Seadrill drilling rig commissioned by Equinor in protest against oil and gas drilling in the Norwegian Arctic, the group told Reuters. The rig is due to drill a well in the Equinor-operated production license 859 in the eastern part of the Barents Sea, some 435 kilometers (270 miles) northeast of the coast of continental Norway. "The rig owners are following this up," he added, refering to the Greenpeace protest.
Tags: News, Arctic, Norway, Greenpeace, Reuters, Barents Sea, Equinor

Amazon is defending itself from the haters by talking up all the worthy things it is doing (AMZN)

Amazon has been the subject of a lot of condemnation of late, from groups including politicians, software developers, environmentalists, and more.  So in its quarterly financial report, Amazon fought back and showcased a list of worthy projects with a social impact that it launched last quarter. The message appears clear: It wants people to feel good about spending so much money with the company, which on Thursday announced that it did $59.7 billion in revenue in the last quarter.  Visit Busin...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Microsoft, Wall Street, Satya Nadella, Trends, Linkedin, Aclu, New Jersey, Aws, Ai, Greenpeace, Leo, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Alexa

Climate activists will turn up the heat at presidential debate

Young people have been making a lot of noise around the urgency of climate change, and they aren’t quieting down. Following the hotly debated release of the Green New Deal and last month’s Youth Climate Marches in 123 cities, young people in the U.S. are plotting their next high-impact climate action. The Sunrise Movement (the organization pressuring candidates to approve the Green New Deal) plans to stage a massive protest at the first Democratic Primary debate. The Democratic National Commit...
Tags: Texas, Design, California, NYC, Manhattan, Miami, Mozambique, Greenpeace, Puerto Rico, Northern California, Democratic Primary, Mother Jones, Democratic National Committee, Redman, International Panel on Climate Change, Sunrise Movement

8 environment-friendly open software projects you should know

For the last few years, I've been helping Greenpeace build its first fully open source software project, Planet 4. Planet 4 is a global engagement platform where Greenpeace supporters and activists can interact and engage with the organization. The goal is to drive people to action on behalf of our planet. We want to invite participation and use people power to battle global issues like climate change and plastic more
Tags: Linux, Greenpeace

Refillable Beauty Products Will Help Save The Planet — & Your Money

While trying to make my beauty routine plastic-free, there was one thing I picked up on pretty quickly: Refillable was better than recyclable. Of course, recyclable packaging is certainly preferable to throwaway plastic, but it’s even better if you can avoid waste altogether by using products that can be refilled.In terms of sustainability, recycling is problematic. Due to the long lifespan of plastics, including those designed to be recyclable, disposing of them is difficult, and can often pla...
Tags: Hong Kong, Fashion, Music, UK, China, Greenpeace, Helmut Lang, LCA, Grasse, Weis, Le Labo, Kjaer Weis, Occitane, Troy Surratt, Le Labo Rose, Surratt Auto Graphique Eyeliner

Climate change protesters descend on France's SocGen, energy companies

Greenpeace said it was protesting against company links to the oil and gas industry, which it calls a driving force in global warming. Protesters plastered giant posters of President Emmanuel Macron carrying the slogan "Macron, President of Polluters" and a banner reading "Scene of Climate Crime" on the glass facade of Societe Generale, Reuters TV images showed. Greenpeace and action group Les Amis de la Terre (Friends of the Earth) have previously criticized Societe Generale for its role in f...
Tags: Science, France, Earth, Greenpeace, Societe Generale, Emmanuel Macron, SocGen, Les Amis de la Terre Friends, Rio Grande LNG, Societe Generale Reuters

Activists Deliver Giant Trash Monsters to Nestlé Headquarters to Protest Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution in the oceans is a huge, disgusting problem. Which is why it’s pretty fitting that Greenpeace decided to raise awareness of one company’s contributions with huge, disgusting trash monsters.Read more...
Tags: Science, Greenpeace, Ocean Plastic, This Is Pretty Good Activism, Nestlé Headquarters

Wieden & Kennedy takes top honors at Ad Age's 2019 A-List & Creativity Awards

For the second year in a row, Wieden & Kennedy took the highest honor at Ad Age's A-List & Creativity Awards Gala. The event was held at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan Monday night. See all of the 2019 A-List & Creativity Awards winners here. The agency topped Ad Age’s annual A-List on the strength of culture-leading campaigns for Nike, KFC, Bud Light and OkCupid and strong revenue growth in its New York office. Its work with the sportwear brand for the 30th anniversary of “Just Do It” fea...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, New York, Nbc, Australia, Advertising, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Los Angeles, Chobani, Nike, Diageo, Netflix, Brooklyn, New York Times, Manhattan

Greenpeace calls for Nestle to act over single-use plastics

Environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday accused Nestle of not doing enough to reduce single-use plastics polluting landfills and oceans.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Greenpeace, Nestle

Water pollution is rampant in streams across Europe

Europe is facing a large-scale water pollution crisis. A new study from Greenpeace revealed that pesticides and antibiotics are contaminating European waterways at an alarming rate, endangering the lives of wildlife and making microorganisms more resistant to drugs. The study, which was conducted out of a lab in the University of Exeter, found 100 pesticides and 21 drug variations in 29 different water sources spread throughout Europe. A total of 10 European nations, including the U.K., were fe...
Tags: Europe, Design, News, California, Environment, Water, Pesticides, Greenpeace, Syngenta, Water Pollution, Bayer, Water Issues, University of Exeter, Water Contamination, Paul Johnston, Lake Erie Bill of Rights

4,500 Amazon employees just tore into Jeff Bezos' lack of leadership on climate change

More than 4,520 Amazon employees signed an open letter to Jeff Bezos demanding the company get serious about climate change. The letter comes days after a Gizmodo report revealed how aggressively Amazon is courting oil and gas companies. The signatories made a series of demands, ranging from an emissions-cutting timeline, to a demand for fair treatment of employees during extreme weather events. Visit for more stories. More than 4,500 Amazon employees published an open let...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Congress, Trends, Aws, Greenpeace, Jeff Bezos, Gizmodo, Greenpeace USA, Elizabeth Jardim

New Museum Installation at Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum Aims to Make Plastic Waste History

Plastic soup is contaminating our oceans. So much so that the European Union has just announced plans to introduce new laws on single-use plastic to reduce marine litter (27 March 2019). But, how many people have actually seen plastic soup? Not a lot. To date, our oceans have already been contaminated with 150 billion kilograms (165 million US tons) of plastic waste, and billions of kilos more are added every year*. However as long as the problem is out of sight, it’s out of mind. This is exact...
Tags: Amazon, Featured, Advertising, US, European Union, Art and design, Nepal, Amsterdam, B Corporation, Greenpeace, Pacific Ocean, Ocean Conservancy, Jessica Hartley, Dopper, Tropenmuseum Aims to Make Plastic Waste History, TropenmuseumThe Tropenmuseum

Amazon accused of abandoning 100% renewable energy goal

Slow progress on powering firm’s datacentres using renewables raises questionsAmazon has been accused of abandoning a much-publicised goal of running its datacentres on 100% renewable energy – instead focusing its attention on winning business from the oil and gas industry.According to a Greenpeace report released earlier this year, some of Amazon’s most important datacentres in the US state of Virginia, where the company has committed to building its second HQ, are powered by only 12% renewable...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Business, Technology, Internet, Virginia, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, World news, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, E-commerce, US news, Greenpeace

Hold the burger

The headline on this April 4 Guardian story is a little premature.   “‘Veggie discs’ to replace veggie burgers”? Not so fast.   The “crackdown”—a ban on producers of vegetarian food using nomenclature usually deployed to describe meat, such as “burger,” “steak,” and “sausage”—was in fact passed by the EU parliament’s agriculture committee, but to become law it must be approved the full parliament and then by member states and the European commission. The push “to protect meat-related t...
Tags: UK, Law, Germany, Eu, Current Affairs, Linguistics, Food And Drink, Fda, Greenpeace, Oakland, Burger King, Wall Street Journal, Hamburg, Impossible Foods, Helen Gurley Brown, Jessica

Shell faces lawsuit from climate change activists over fossil fuels

Environmentalist and human rights groups said on Friday they had started a lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands to force the energy firm to cut its reliance on fossil fuels. The groups, including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Netherlands, handed over a court summons to Shell at its headquarters in The Hague, demanding it stop extracting oil and gas and cut its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. "Shell spends billions on oil and gas exploration each year, with curre...
Tags: Science, Netherlands, Royal Dutch Shell, Greenpeace, Shell, The Hague, Earth Netherlands

Australia budget 2019: government to extend one-off energy payment to Newstart – politics live

The federal budget is done and the (unofficial) election campaign begins. All the day’s events, live 11.18pm BST It went on.Lastly, I note that United Voice, the Australian Education Union and Greenpeace are now running high-rotation pro-Labor anti-coalition ads on Sky. We will see if Sleeping Giants Oz goes soft on these advertisers, like it did by omitting the Australia Institute from an earlier Sky advertisers list. The second disturbing development I outlined last year involves another ...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Tax, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Sky, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Greenpeace, Scott Morrison, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Australia Institute

Swamp Monsters Emerge On Camera During Trump Nominee’s Confirmation Hearing

A Greenpeace campaigner saw she was just behind David Bernhardt's shoulder and took her moment.
Tags: News, Greenpeace, David Bernhardt, Camera During Trump Nominee

Greenpeace shames Sainsbury’s and Tesco for failing to cut down on plastic waste - Daily Mail

Greenpeace shames Sainsbury’s and Tesco for failing to cut down on plastic waste   Daily Mail Britain's biggest supermarkets are failing to cut back on wasteful and unnecessary plastic packaging, according to Greenpeace.
Tags: Shopping, Tesco, Sainsbury, Greenpeace, Daily Mail Britain

Value of China's metal e-waste to double to $24 billion by 2030 - Greenpeace

The potential value of recyclable metals in discarded mobile phones, laptops and desktop computers in China will more than double to around $24 billion by 2030, environmental group Greenpeace forecast on Thursday.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Greenpeace

Donald Trump is using Stalinist tactics to discredit climate science

A panel to promote an alternative explanation for climate change would be disastrous. Yet that’s what White House officials want ‘The creation of the new panel of climate change deniers echoes the campaign by Joseph Stalin’s regime.’ Photograph: Czarek Sokołowski/AP Americans should not be fooled by the Stalinist tactics being used by the White House to try to discredit the findings of mainstream climate science. The Trump administration has already purged information about climate change fro...
Tags: Science, Obama, White House, America, ExxonMobil, United States, United Kingdom, Coalition, National Security Council, Greenpeace, Hitler, Donald Trump, Joseph Stalin, Environmental Protection Agency, London School Of Economics, Cnbc

New Zealand's domestic spies, obsessed with illegally surveilling environmental activists, missed a heavily armed right-wing terrorist

New Zealand is one of the Five Eyes countries (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, NZ) who collaborate on mass surveillance, and it has a notoriously off-leash, invasive surveillance apparatus that has been caught spying on NZ Greenpeace, the NZ Green Party, the Mana Movements and anti-TPP activists; the state was also caught giving private corporate spies access to its national surveillance data to help them hunt down and neutralize activists; unsurprisingly, the NZ police also abused these records, a...
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