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Nobel Committee says: green = peace

Blog entry by Andrew | 13 October, 2007 1 comment

Yesterday's I nternational Herald Tribune had an excellent story about why a "peace" award went to an environmental activist like Al Gore and scientists studying the physics behind climate change: The Nobel Peace Prize committee...

Climate activists locked up for weekend

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 12 October, 2007

The world really is a messed up place sometimes. Today, six Greenpeace climate activists in India were denied bail; they are spending the weekend in jail. The ruling happened at pretty much the same time as Al Gore and the IPCC jointly...

IPCC and Al Gore awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Blog entry by Andrew | 12 October, 2007

The scientists and the politician turned activist. I suspect the Nobel Committee thought long and hard about the pairing, the order and the issue of climate change before making today's announcement. That one of the world's most...

Follow the Great Whale Trail!

Blog entry by Dave | 10 October, 2007 13 comments

Today we launched the Great Whale Trail , following the migration of humpback whales from the warm tropical waters of the South Pacific, where they breed, to the icy Southern Ocean around Antarctica, where they feed. And we're...

Budweiser "wassup" parody

Blog entry by Andrew | 9 October, 2007 2 comments

Put this video on your own site using YouTube: Sadly, as has already been pointed out , acting is not my strong suit. Making this spoof was both fun and grueling. I actually gained some new respect for professional actors. And...

Taking over a coal plant in the UK

Blog entry by bex | 9 October, 2007

It's been a busy couple of days here in the UK. Yesterday morning, Greenpeace volunteers took over Kingsnorth coal fired power station - potentially the site for the UK's first new coal fired power station in over 30 years. (Yes,...

Ban the Bulb in India

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 9 October, 2007 5 comments

Greenpeace activists, made a giant Ban the Bulb message in the River Ganges, using lifebelts. The communication took place in Kolkata, one of the many coastal cities in India under threat from rising sea levels, as a result of climate...

30,313 people say "Save the Dugong"!

Blog entry by Dave | 5 October, 2007 3 comments

Thanks to all 30,313 of you, from 155 countries who took part in recent our "Save the Dugong" capaign. Last week, the Japanese Defense Ministry in Naha, Okinawa, received 30,313 letters from you, delivered by Greenpeace Japan and the...

Dirty coal made to show its true face

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 4 October, 2007 2 comments

Great news from Greenpeace Netherlands, we have won a complaint against Dutch energy giant NUON. The Dutch Advertising Authority has ruled that NUON is misleading the Dutch public through their use of terms such as “clean coal” and...

Internal report slams World Bank for Congo deforestation

Blog entry by Andrew | 4 October, 2007 2 comments

We've posted on this blog before about the World Bank and the Congo , last April we published an extensive report on how the World Bank is contributing to Congo deforestation, and Greenpeace activists have taken direct action to...

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