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Our weblogs from around the world. Making Waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news, Nuclear Reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, and from Greenpeace UK, the Energydesk, reporting on Energy and Climate issues.

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Activists block Vattenfall coal excavator in Germany

Blog entry by Lisa | 11 December, 2008 1 comment

Yesterday 29 of our activists in Germany protested at the open-pit lignite mine, Jaenschwalde in Lausitz, against further use of this climate destabilising fuel. A giant "Stop" banner was laid out in front of a huge bucket-wheel...

Yvo de Boer on emmisions, CDM and Bush

Blog entry by Jess | 11 December, 2008

The first in a series of video interviews that will include the big wigs of Shell and the International Energy Agency, George Monbiot talks to Yvo de Boer about the US joining the consensus process last year in Bali, the departure...

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declares the World is Watching

Blog entry by Jess | 11 December, 2008

Today begins the high-level segment of the UN Climate Change Conference. Ministers from 189 countries finally come together to deliver an action plan for the climate deal promised last year in Bali. This morning at 10:15, I watched as...

Timelapse beached sand whale video

Blog entry by Andrew | 11 December, 2008 5 comments

Whale Of A Day from Greenpeace_AustraliaPac on Vimeo . ( larger version ) Mesmerizing timelapse video showing the making of a 17 metre fin whale sand sculpture on Bondi Beach, Sydney. Sculpture by Greenpeace activists and sand...

Activists demand action in Poznan

Blog entry by Jess | 11 December, 2008

Here is some video from today's action in Poznan.

Nuclear and human rights: counting the cash, ignoring the cost

Blog entry by Justin | 10 December, 2008

Today is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights . It turns out that the UDHR is roughly the same age as the nuclear industry. So, it bears repeating that the nuclear industry walks hand in hand with some of...

Nuclear News for December 10th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 10 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: G-Online: Is your garlic irradiated? ‘Want irradiated garlic? Go to the supermarket and buy Chinese garlic. I saw documents the other day from the Chinese nuclear...

Activists demand action at COP 14

Blog entry by Jess | 10 December, 2008

With only 2 1/2 days officially left in the negotiations, our activists decided it was about time to remind the ministers the climate crisis waits for no one, and that the important decisions on climate change need to be made now. The...

Concert for the Climate

Blog entry by Jess | 10 December, 2008

Last night's concert was spectacular. It was pretty cold out there but that didn't stop a crowd from gathering in Plac Wolnosci to watch the Britten Sinfonia play for almost two hours. The concert was opened with messages from Bianca...

Make a noise. Be heard.

Blog entry by Juliette | 10 December, 2008 3 comments

I have a confession to make: I lead a double life. Besides being an intern at Greenpeace International, I also do a master's degree in International Law. International Human Rights Law has a prominent place in the program I follow, and...

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