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Theresa May's half-baked air pollution plan puts poll ratings before people's health

5 May, 2017 Commenting on the UK government plan to tackle air pollution, published for consultation today, Greenpeace UK's chief scientist Dr Doug Parr said: "We have heard a lot about 'strong and stable leadership' from Theresa May, but there's none of it in a half-baked plan that puts poll ratings before people's health. This hodge-podge of vague proposals offers little help and no justice to drivers duped by...

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“Our oceans can’t stomach any more of Coca-Cola’s plastic” – new Greenpeace report reveals scale of Coke’s plastic footprint

9 April, 2017 A new Greenpeace UK report has revealed the scale of Coca-Cola’s plastic footprint, the biggest soft drinks company in the world. Despite plastic bottles forming a major source of ocean plastic pollution, Coca-Cola failed to disclose key information for Greenpeace’s survey of the top six global soft drinks companies released last month, while all of its competitors did. Now Greenpeace has uncovered the...

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2.5 tonne ocean plastic sculpture installed on doorstep of Coca-Cola HQ

10 April, 2017 Monday 10th April, 2017. London - This morning Greenpeace activists have installed a 2.5 tonne ocean plastic sculpture on the doorstep of Coca-Cola’s London HQ, in protest at the company’s role in ocean plastic pollution. The artwork, Plasticide, was created by renowned underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor and features seabirds regurgitating plastic amidst a family beach picnic. Up to 12.7...

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30,000 HSBC customers call on their bank to stop funding deforestation.

13 February, 2017 Monday 13th February, 2017, London – HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, is facing a consumer backlash from their customers over their ongoing financing of palm oil companies destroying Indonesia’s rainforest. Three weeks ago[1] Greenpeace exposed how, despite having policies which they claim ‘prohibit the funding of deforestation’, HSBC have been financing some of the most destructive palm oil...

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First underwater images of newly discovered Amazon Coral Reef captured by Greenpeace

29 January, 2017 Amapá state, Brazil, 29 January 2017 - Greenpeace Brazil has captured the first underwater images of the Amazon Reef, a unique 9500 km2 system of corals, sponges and rhodoliths located where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean – an area that the Brazilian government has opened for oil exploration.  A team of experts, including several oceanographers who announced the discovery of the reef...

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“May will need to make a choice between diesel cars or people’s lives”

18 July, 2016 London, Greenpeace, in partnership with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), today released Lethal and Illegal (1), new air pollution research based on modelling from King’s College, that shows clean air will be a reality only if diesel vehicles are phased out altogether. The paper will be presented today at City Hall at an event attended by Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross, and...

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Brexit flotilla’s star trawler was involved in £63m fishing fraud

Millionaire fish quota baron behind Thames protest’s lead vessel 15 June, 2016 The flagship of a pro-Brexit flotilla currently sailing up the Thames was caught up in the UK’s largest ever fraud involving illegal catches of fish and is now partly owned by one of the richest fishing barons in the country, Greenpeace can reveal. The Christina S, a 72-metre-long pelagic trawler, is one of two large vessels meant to be...

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Greenpeace climbs British Museum on opening day of BP-sponsored “Sunken cities” exhibition

19 May, 2016 London, 19 May 2016 - Greenpeace activists are scaling the British Museum in protest at oil giant BP’s sponsorship of a new blockbuster exhibition. The climbers are hanging seven huge banners down the front columns of the museum. The banners carry the names of cities and regions struck by flooding and climate change disasters.  The ‘Sunken Cities’ showcase – which opened this morning – displays...

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Greenpeace Ship Targets John West owner’s Destructive Tuna Fishing in Indian Ocean

Today, the Greenpeace ship The Esperanza has launched an expedition in the Indian Ocean to tackle unsustainable fishing by the world’s largest tuna company, Thai Union. 19 April, 2016 Supplying one-fifth of the world’s tinned tuna, Thai Union owns major brands around the world, including the UK’s John West. Despite pledges to source 100% sustainably caught tuna, the Liverpool-based company, which accounts for about a...

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Greenpeace ‘frack’ Parliament Square

9 February, 2016 PHOTO CALL – near Gandhi statue from 7.45am the rig will flare and drill hourlyPhotos will be uploaded on this link throughout the day  Tuesday 9th February, London - Greenpeace has installed a life-like ten-metre fracking rig and drill at Parliament Square this morning to ‘bring the local impacts of fracking to the heart of democracy’. A new Populus poll released today by Greenpeace shows that...

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EXPOSED: ACADEMICS-FOR-HIRE AGREE NOT TO DISCLOSE FOSSIL FUEL FUNDING

Leading climate sceptic who agreed to suggestion of secret Middle East oil cash is set to speak at Ted Cruz Senate hearing today 8 December, 2015 A Greenpeace undercover investigation has exposed how fossil fuel companies can secretly pay academics at leading American universities to write research that sows doubt about climate science and promotes the companies’ commercial interests.  Posing as representatives of...