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Textile Towns in the Shadows of Pollution

Textile Towns in the Shadows of Pollution

“If… we don’t say anything, don’t pay any attention, what will future generations do? How will they survive in this type of pollution? When our descendants come to pay their respects, they won’t thank us. They will say, what were our forefathers doing? They already knew about this problem and they didn’t say anything? What were they thinking?” — Wei Dongying, Environmental activist, China.

Around the world people are living with the impacts of toxic water pollution. Together we can help change that.

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New Campaign Calls for Revived Talks on GM Crops in Europe to be Killed Off

New Campaign Calls for Revived Talks on GM Crops in Europe to be Killed Off

Farmers and green groups are coming together to launch a new campaign – ahead of the Environmental Council meeting held on 21 March in Brussels – calling on EU politicians to halt the authorisation of 22 GM crops currently being considered for cultivation in Europe.

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UNEP’s South South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism

UNEP’s South South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism

South South Cooperation is sweeping the globe. Find out how UNEP’s South South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism is helping the southern hemisphere find solutions for an environmentally sustainable future for southern countries…and beyond.

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What Is the Rainforest Alliance?

What Is the Rainforest Alliance?

Discover our mission, our achievements and our passions, and meet a few of the people who make our work possible, in an inspiring video.

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Profit Before Safety: Engineer Exposes Coverup of Reactor Flaw

Profit Before Safety: Engineer Exposes Coverup of Reactor Flaw

Former Babcock-Hitachi engineer and member of the Japanese Parliament committee investigating TEPCO, Mitsuhiko Tanaka, details a flaw in the manufacture of the pressure vessel for Fukushima Daiichi reactor 4. This flaw was covered up despite compromising the safety of the reactor. Though not the cause of the explosion, it was one of many problems at the plant not properly investigated or adequately repaired.

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Fukushima: Human Impacts

Fukushima: Human Impacts

Two years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began but little has changed for the people still struggling with the fallout from the triple meltdown that forced 160,000 from their homes.

The vast majority of those that have lost their homes remain stuck in limbo without proper compensation for their losses from the plant operator, TEPCO, or support to move on with their lives. Families are separated, communities are disintegrating and the level of mistrust in the government’s promises is growing.

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Ex-GE Engineer Highlights Critical Fukushima Reactor Design Flaw

Ex-GE Engineer Highlights Critical Fukushima Reactor Design Flaw

In 1971, General Electric designed, built and delivered the first, now-exploded, Mark 1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and that design was also used for four of the other five reactors.

Whistleblower Dale Bridenbaugh, a former engineer for GE, exposed a critical flaw in the reactor design that was so bad, he recommended all Mark 1 reactors be shut down to repair them. This didn’t happen. Then, as now, profits and protection of nuclear business were put ahead of safety and theprotection of people.

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Saving tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants

Saving tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants

‘If They’re Gone…’ is a new campaign raising awareness about the plight of wild tigers, rhinos, elephants and orangutans and how we can all help save them from extinction.
The campaign brings together a range of organisations including government, wildlife NGOs, zoos and safari parks.

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Gael Garcia Bernal: Detox our Water!

Gael Garcia Bernal: Detox our Water!

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mexican filmstar and director, invites you to join Greenpeace’s global Detox campaign.

Gael is wearing a specially commissioned t-shirt created by Brazilian designer and entrepreneur Oskar Metsavaht, bearing the message “Detox our future, Clean our water”.

Around the world a growing movement of activists, fashionistas, designers and public figures are demanding that the textile industry, a major polluter, stop poisoning our waterways with toxic chemicals, and start making fashion without pollution.

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See How Your Small Actions Lead to Big Changes

See How Your Small Actions Lead to Big Changes

Every day, you can help prevent deforestation, curb climate change, protect wildlife, alleviate poverty and transform business practices. It’s simple: just look for the green frog seal when you shop for coffee, cocoa, tea, flowers, fruit, paper and wood products.

Learn about the people, places and processes behind Rainforest Alliance Certified™ sustainable coffee farms. Discover how the coffee you choose can make a difference at sealyourcup.org.

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