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Mother Jones: Greenpeace and Black Ops

Blog entry by Dave | 12 April, 2008

"Meet the private security firm that spied on Greenpeace and other environmental outfits for corporate clients. A tale of intrigue, infiltration, and dumpster-diving." Just published on the Mother Jones website , an intriguing...

Tatas vs Turtles: What does India's biggest corporation have against sex on the beach?

Blog entry by brianfit | 9 April, 2008 7 comments

Consider this… Olive Ridley turtles rely on an inexplicable, in-built navigation system that guides them, when it’s time for them to reproduce, back to the precise coast on which they were born -- whether it's still there or not. And...

Beware the 'consumer choice' excuse

Blog entry by tom | 8 April, 2008 2 comments

In a long Guardian article from a couple of weeks back I noticed a fine example of the favourite "consumer choice" excuse of corporations under pressure to change their ways. The massive German car maker Volkswagen has more efficient...

Greenpeace's big European cars petition

Blog entry by eoin | 7 April, 2008 1 comment

Last week journalists revealed that Merkel and Sarkozy are planning to water down EU legislation tackling CO 2 emissions from cars. That's why we launched a petition on Friday, calling on other top European politicians to resist. The...

Because this Google Earth deserves a voice...

Blog entry by brianfit | 3 April, 2008 5 comments

I once read that when the Apollo 8 astronauts made the first orbit of the moon, the "Earthrise" that they witnessed was such an unexpected wonder that it introduced complete chaos to their scripted-to-the-minute schedule. They forgot...

Today we are all "banditi"

Blog entry by Salvatore | 3 April, 2008

What happens when a cat, a dog, a mouse, a rabbit, a gorilla, a walrus and a snowman accuse themselves of being bandits? The result is that a court throws out an injunction and states the right of demonstration for the environment and...

Extreme blogging high

Blog entry by tom | 1 April, 2008 2 comments

You see the lengths we go to bring you, our dear readers, the absolute latest developments – here is one of our climbers hundreds of feet up a chemical plant chimney who has even forsaken holding on to use both hands to type out a...

Renewable energy vs Nuclear power

Blog entry by Andrew | 31 March, 2008 5 comments

We've been saying for years that nuclear power comes at a cost to renewable energy. Nice to hear someone in the nuclear industry agree. From the Guardian : Industry recognises that nuclear power and renewables in Britain are...

New ship webcam - Arctic Sunrise

Blog entry by Andrew | 30 March, 2008

Thom (radio operator) and Wout (external systems techie) have set up a webcam for the Arctic Sunrise . Now you can follow what the ship is up to, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That said, today's a Sunday - the only day off for the...

Philips - Simply take-back & recycle

Blog entry by tom | 28 March, 2008

This was the sight that greeted Philips shareholders at the company's AGM in Amsterdam. Philips is one of the few big electronics makers who don't want to take responsibility for their own e-waste . That's the main reason Philips is...

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