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Graphic saying 29.8 million people are in slavery in the world today

Why does Greenpeace care about the Modern Slavery Act?

The Thai coastline has become a haven for young western tourists drawn by the pulls of warm weather, beautiful beaches and exciting new experiences. But only a matter of miles out to sea this idyllic image is offset by a different and altogether more harrowing setting, but one that the Modern Slavery Act will hopefully help make a thing of the past.Toiling...
Posted by Daniel Jones - 31 March, 2015 - 11:26 - Comments
Greenpeace action, 2009 - protester waving a flag on top of Parliament

Fish, Fracking and Huskies: how to keep the environment on the Election agenda

In just under 40 days’ time, we’ll be going to the polls to elect a new government and it’s safe to say that this election is too close to call - so every voice and every vote matters.  The 2015 General Election is important for so many reasons- obviously whichever Party (or Parties) are elected into Government in May will be the ones in power for the...
Posted by RosieRogers - 31 March, 2015 - 10:43 - Comments

In pictures: Every drop matters, it's World Water Day!

When you put the kettle on for your morning coffee, spare a minute to think about World Water Day. Water is essential to life, yet nearly 750 million people are without access to clean drinking water or improved sanitation.
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 19 March, 2015 - 18:12 - Comments

The top five green policies that weren't in the budget

In 2009, George Osborne told us that if he became Chancellor "the treasury will become a green ally, not a foe." There appears to have been some confusion about what is expected of a 'green ally', so, to clarify things, here's what he should have done.
Posted by sgelmini - 18 March, 2015 - 12:36 - Comments
Illegal fishing for Patagonian toothfish in Antarctic waters

Illegal fishing coming to waters near you

Illegal fishing is a global problem. Between  €9 - €23 billion is lost every year to illegal fishing and often as a result of international organised crime. Previously, imports of illegal fishing products into the EU were estimated at €1.1 billion. It is often linked to environmental crimes which damage marine habitats and animals, not to mention food insecurity in developing countries, human, drugs and arms trafficking, as well as forced labour on board fishing vessels.Illegal fishing can happen anywhere and at anytime and last week there were two very interesting developments both at home and abroad. 
Posted by Ariana Densham - 17 March, 2015 - 14:32 - Comments
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