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Plans for world’s largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctic blocked

Member states of the organisation tasked with overseeing the sustainable exploitation of the Southern Ocean failed to agree over a maritime protection zone.

Urbanisation of Spain’s coast doubled in 30 years: Greenpeace

The amount of coastal land that has been built on in Spain has more than doubled since the introduction of a law in 1988 designed to limit development along its shores, Greenpeace said Tuesday.

China’s ozone levels hit record high in June, Greenpeace says

China's environment ministry said that it expected ozone pollution to be particularly high in the region surrounding Beijing over the next 10 days.

Greenpeace highlights fashion brands leading the way for ‘detoxing’

The fashion industry has taken significant steps towards ‘detoxing,' according to a new report by Greenpeace.

Greenpeace activists rappel from Canadian bridge to protest oil pipeline

As of late Wednesday, however, the activists remained in place as part of their protest against the planned Can$7.4 billion (US$5.5 billion) Trans Mountain expansion pipeline.

Greenpeace crashes Superman-shaped drone into French nuclear plant

The drone stunt follows a series of staged break-ins by Greenpeace activists into French nuclear plants, which Greenpeace says are vulnerable to outside attack, especially the spent-fuel pools.

Greenpeace: Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution

Microplastics - tiny bits of plastic from the breakdown of everything from shopping bags to car tyres - were detected in nine of 17 water samples collected off the Antarctic Peninsula by a Greenpeace vessel

Greenpeace Argentina boss accused of sexual harassment

Martin Prieto has been suspended while Greenpeace carries out internal investigations.

Greenpeace: Hong Kong fish feeding on plastic pose possible toxic risk

A culture of eating out, fast food and takeaway in the territory is fuelling a rising tide of plastic waste.

NGOs urge Spain not to sell warships to Saudi Arabia

The "Arms Under Control" collective have also called on Spain to stop exporting arms to the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, where thousands of civilians have been killed.

French statues get anti-pollution masks in clean air protest

Activists put masks on statues in Paris and other French cities on Saturday to highlight what they say is France's failure to tackle air pollution.

Greenpeace boards rig due to drill for Statoil in Arctic

Greenpeace activists boarded the West Hercules rig in Norway to stop it from drilling for oil in the Arctic.

US, EU hardwood imports fuel Amazon destruction, Greenpeace says

Companies based in the United States, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, and France illegally purchased large amounts of ipê wood.

Greenpeace protesters jailed for French nuclear stunt

Eight Greenpeace protesters received jail sentences for their actions at the Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant in October.

Greenpeace slams Indonesia palm oil industry on deforestation

Vast swathes of rainforest are destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations, threatening endangered species and pushing indigenous people off their lands.

Greenpeace: Malaysia is a battleground we can’t afford to lose

NGO says Malaysia houses more than 20 local environmental groups and has become a strong advocate for the fight against climate change.

Greenpeace’s new KL office to bolster environmental battle in Malaysia

The global NGO has been working to bring about zero deforestation, eliminate haze and protest against ecologically unsustainable oil palm plantations in the country.

Greenpeace: HSBC funding Indonesian forest destruction

It says the British bank has broken its own guidelines which ban supporting palm oil companies involved in unsustainable practices as it is part of syndicates that has arranged $16.3 billion of loans since 2012.

2 firms continue ties with IOI Group despite RSPO action

Felda Global Ventures voluntarily withdraws RSPO certifications from 58 processing mills following action against IOI.