2009 - Issue 2
Around the World with Greenpeace: Your 'Only Planet' Guide
In the latest edition of Greenpeace International's quarterly supporters' newsletter, we invite you to travel around the world with Greenpeace, as we take you from the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, through Canada, to Africa and Europe, and across India, Japan and Indonesia.
There is another linking theme presented by this issue: the global threat and impact of runaway climate change. Rather than a guide to a 'lonely' planet, you can see this issue as a guide to our 'only planet' - there is no Planet B.
We celebrate 10 years of Greenpeace's work to protect the rainforest, and hear from Jo Kuper about the latest threats facing the Amazon at the hands of the cattle industry.
Recently returned from a trip to North America, which included a fact-finding visit to the Tar Sands of Canada, Mike Townsley gives a 'bird's eye' view of the world's largest industrial development.
Introducing Michelle Ndiaye Ntab, the newly-appointed Executive Director of our newest office, Greenpeace Africa.
Twenty-four years after the attack by French secret service agents against the Rainbow Warrior, the French nuclear industry is once again at the heart of a major spy scandal involving Greenpeace. Alexandra Dawe tells us how this time it's staff at nuclear energy giant Electricite de France (EDF) who have been charged on suspicion of spying on us.
Up to half a million turtles are estimated to visit the dunes and beaches along the coast of Orissa, India, every year; conservative estimates put the death toll at 10-15,000 turtles annually for the last 15 years. Ashish Fernandes asks how long this globally significant population of Olive Ridley turtles can sustain such mortality rates as they face the new threat of a massive new port being built by Tata.
It is now over a year since Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki exposed the large-scale embezzlement of whale meat within Japan's so-called 'scientific' whaling programme, and a year since they were arrested and charged for doing so. Greg McNevin brings us up to date with the tale of the Tokyo Two.
Sumatra - for centuries, a tropical rainforest paradise. In the last few decades, almost half of its forest has been cleared. Dietlind Lerner asks whether paradise has been lost - and finds amid the destruction, and surviving against the odds, that Sumatra is still full of human and biodiversity.
There's also updates on our ships, more news from around the world, and Casey Harrell tells us about Greenpeace's Cool IT Challenge.
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