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Don't mention the whales

Blog entry by Dave | 19 June, 2008 4 comments

Hello from Santiago, Chile, where the Greenpeace Whales team is gathering for this years International Whaling Commission meeting . There'll be more news in the coming days like an update on today's "Future of the IWC" discussion -...

Seafood industry memo: how to undermine Greenpeace

Blog entry by brianfit | 18 June, 2008

One of our supporters sent along the following memo which the National Fisheries Institute circulated in the US just before the launch of our Seafood Red List and our supermarket ranking guide , which had the audacity to evaluate...

From the climate defenders camp to the the funders of coal

Blog entry by Mareike | 18 June, 2008 1 comment

Sorry but my last entry didn’t show up on the website (internet doesn't always work on the ship). So I give you again an overview of the last days. When the sun rose on Monday morning I climbed into one of the inflatables from the...

Google Earth layer shows forest destruction

Blog entry by Juliette | 17 June, 2008 1 comment

It is an interesting moment when you brainstorm for cool things to do on a campaign, just to notice two days later while doing a Google search that someone else did it. This happened to me yesterday, when I stumbled upon the new Google...


Blog entry by Juliette | 17 June, 2008 4 comments

I graduated from armchair environmentalist to activist in the summer 2006, after traveling to Greece and seeing a lot of environmental damage done in one of the most beautiful countries I had ever visited - trash in the sea in...

Breathing Earth

Blog entry by Andrew | 17 June, 2008

Martijn, our IT unit head, just passed this on to me. Very cool animation of CO2 emissions . It's based on 2002 emissions - so slightly out of day. Gives a sense of where all that carbon dioxide is coming from though, and how urgently...

Squeeky clean coal wash

Blog entry by Andrew | 16 June, 2008

You've heard of greenwash right? Well, look out for the " clean coal " media machine as they spend obscene amounts of money spent on advertising and PR in the run up to the US presidential election. The self-described " clean coal "...

Whales? More money in watching them than eating them

Blog entry by brianfit | 16 June, 2008

Two bits of good news for whales in mail bag today: A report in Asahi Shinbum, Japan's second largest newspaper, prompts the question whether the Japanese Fisheries Agency's drive to revive commercial whaling is a nationalist...

Facing the pro coal villagers

Blog entry by Mareike | 15 June, 2008 4 comments

Have you ever been surrounded by 20 people shouting at you in a language you don’t understand? Quite scary. Yesterday in the early hours of the evening the pro coal chief of the village next to our camp had organized his relatives to...

Save the Climate - Quit Coal in Iloilo, Philippines

Blog entry by Mareike | 14 June, 2008

Do you remember the movie “The day after tomorrow” ? When I watched it a shudder ran through me and I felt helpless with this dooms day atmosphere in relation to Climate Change. Entering the climate defenders camp this morning here in...

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