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Our weblogs from around the world. Making waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news. Nuclear reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, Cool IT provides updates from our IT industry climate campaign, and the Climate rescue weblog focuses on all things climate.

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Fire at nuclear plant in Japan

Blog entry by Andrew | 16 July, 2007

Straight from the Guardian : A strong earthquake struck northwestern Japan on Monday, causing a fire and radioactive water leak at one of the world's most powerful nuclear plants and turning buildings into piles of lumber. At least...

How to save the climate - HK style

Blog entry by Andrew | 16 July, 2007 2 comments

Greenpeace China has released a (bi-lingual) version of our " How to save the climate " brochure specifically for Hong Kong. One thing I enjoy about working for an international organization is seeing how the different national...

Existing tech could save us 20% electricity

Blog entry by eoin | 13 July, 2007 1 comment

Guess what: According to the EU's Join Research Centre , Europeans could be saving 20% on household electricity consumption and CO2 emissions right now, using only common sense and currently available technologies. And phasing-out...

Man builds windmill to power home. Discovers internet. Starts blog.

Blog entry by Andrew | 11 July, 2007 4 comments

Here's a story that someone sent me today, and I've since been piecing together from various websites. William Kamkwamba (who lives in Malawi ) left school at age 14 because his parents couldn't afford the fees. Instead, he ...

Life after Live Earth

Blog entry by Andrew | 9 July, 2007 4 comments

I'll admit it. I'm suffering a bit of post Live Earth depression. It's a bit like "post holiday depression", which is a well known medical phenomona that I am not making up. According to Mental Health America , "Many factors can...

Greenwashing, Bluewashing and much rain in Geneva

Blog entry by Andrew | 9 July, 2007 1 comment

Another update from straight talking policy adviser Daniel: Last week was not a good one to be a tourist in Geneva. It was raining cats and dogs and as a private individual you could not get a tour of the United Nations headquarters.

Congo timber ship blocked

Blog entry by Jamie | 6 July, 2007 3 comments

For the past couple of days, a group of Greenpeace climbers have been perched on top of a set of cranes in the port of La Rochelle on the French Atlantic coast. As well as admiring a no-doubt magnificent view, they're also preventing a...

7 steps towards and energy revolution

Blog entry by Andrew | 3 July, 2007 1 comment

This is a big week for the climate. According to the Live Earth website , 2 billion people are going to watch their concerts. That's awe inspiring. After the show, millions, even hundreds of millions, are going to be wondering,...

New Greenpeace flag designed by supporter

Blog entry by brianfit | 29 June, 2007 12 comments

Karen Guy holds up our old flag (top) and our new flag Greenpeace has a new flag! We asked folks to submit their designs , made a selection, and then put the final contestents out to a vote at our discussion forum, Louder than...

Yesmen launch new 'Exxon' fuel, Exxon rolls out the legal heavies

Blog entry by tom | 29 June, 2007 2 comments

The Yesmen , corporate pranksters (with a conscience) par excellence, have done it again with their unique and often hilarious brand of identity correction - this time nailing climate criminal numero uno ExxonMobil. They sneaked in to...

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