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Ocean impacts mapped

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 February, 2008

Maps of the world usually have lots of lovely blue to show where the oceans are. This map, showing damage to our oceans, is all yellow, oranges and reds with only small bits of pristine blue. It's hardly the first warning from...

Nuclear and CO2

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 February, 2008 3 comments

Article in yesterday's business section of the Sydney Morning Herald about doubts that nuclear energy a good solution to climate change: Nuclear power's claim to be the answer to global warming is being questioned by reports...

Monarchies for (Energy) Revolution

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 15 February, 2008 1 comment

Prince Charles has joined those calling for a revolution in the way we use Energy. The Guardian reports that "Prince Charles highlighted the rapid melting of the north polar ice cap as a wake-up call "as we sleepwalk our way towards...

Shukan Toyo Keizai on whaling

Blog entry by brianfit | 12 February, 2008

Here's an extremely interesting special report on whaling, from a Japanese business magazine. The translation is a bit patchy, but it's a fascinating glimpse -- and confirmation that, unlike the picture you get if you read the...

Reverse graffiti highlights dirty Heathrow plan

Blog entry by tom | 12 February, 2008 1 comment

Here's a very cool guerilla campaign tactic - a new style of 'clean' graffiti , where a steam cleaner is used to write a message in street grime, one thing any city has a lot of! A great way to get the message out that airport...

Visit EfficienCity: a clean, green climate-friendly town

Blog entry by Jamie | 8 February, 2008 4 comments

If a picture speaks a thousand words, a multimedia-packed, animation-filled interactive town must speak a million. Which is why on the Greenpeace UK website we've launched EfficienCity (like Sim City, but greener) to explain exactly...

Greenpeace ship struck by flying whale

Blog entry by Lisa | 8 February, 2008 7 comments

We have just been informed that our ship the Rainbow Warrior II has been seriously damaged by a whale that reportedly fell from the sky. A police spokesperson said that they have reason to believe the Hollywood actor Will Smith was...

Ex Shell Chairman says ban gas guzzlers

Blog entry by tom | 7 February, 2008

My quote of the week, both because of who said it and how he said it. Mark Moody-Stuart, the ex-chairmen of Shell illustrated his point that the EU should ban gas guzzling luxury cars: "It is a social thing. We don't say the wealthy...

Whalers stuck in the red

Blog entry by Lisa | 6 February, 2008 8 comments

A recent article in the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun has reported that the financial status of the Japanese whaling industry is looking pretty bleak right now. The Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR), which is responsible for...

Government/coal love-in gets the Greenpeace treatment

Blog entry by Jamie | 6 February, 2008

Our volunteers in the UK have been busy this morning . Coal industry bigwigs are holding their annual jamboree at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, where energy minister Malcolm Wicks was to give the opening speech earlier today. But...

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