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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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Happy World Ocean Day!

Blog entry by Lisa | 8 June, 2008 2 comments

As we head towards the Great Barrier Reef on the Esperanza we're busy getting ready to come into port (Cairns). This is our last day at sea and I can't think of a better day to end our Pacific expedition on. It's World Ocean Day ! ...

Bearing witness to Pacific plunder

Blog entry by Lisa | 5 June, 2008 4 comments

Here's some video footage I took during one of our recent actions out here in the Pacific - when we found the world's largest tuna fishing vessel, the Albatun Tres. Helena, a deckhand and boat driver from Australia and Daniel a...

How much whale meat can you fit inside your house?

Blog entry by Dave | 4 June, 2008 1 comment

Why is so much whale meat ending up in people's houses? Last month, we cracked open the stolen whale meat scandal in Japan - we discovered that boxes of whale meat were smuggled off the Nisshin Maru and couriered to people's homes. ...

Korean activist - Passionate about the Pacific

Blog entry by Lisa | 4 June, 2008 3 comments

My name is Choi Jung and I am a 48 year old Korean. I live on a small island in Korea with my dog, Gom (means 'bear' in Korean). The island is my home town. I came back there in May 1999. The island means everything to me as my job,...

Whaling fleet crew told to "stay at home"

Blog entry by Dave | 30 May, 2008

The dodgy whale meat. © Greenpeace According to some juicy information we've received, the crew members of the Nisshin Maru and the rest of the whaling fleet, who would by now have already left port for the annual North Pacific...

Beauty and the beast

Blog entry by Lisa | 28 May, 2008 3 comments

Yesterday, having sailed across more than 1,000 nautical miles of beautiful Pacific ocean, I witnessed a very ugly and clinical marine massacre by the world's largest tuna fishing vessel. Since we left the Taiwanese longliners two...

Rockefellers to Exxon: Clean up the climate

Blog entry by Andrew | 27 May, 2008 1 comment

I was just having an argument with someone today. They said companies will never change because the people running them are afraid they'll be fired if they put anything before profits. That's the excuse you sometimes hear. "Making...

Yabba dabba two

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 27 May, 2008 3 comments

So yesterday I got to put out a press release with the headline “Flintstones and friends arrested” – happily they’ve all been released. Here’s a nice edit of our footage and vintage flintstones from EUXTV. And an update from car...

Funny quit coal editorial cartoon

Blog entry by Andrew | 27 May, 2008 2 comments

This is about a blockade the Rainbow Warrior did the Philippines that got good support from even some politicians. Our ship parked alongside a coal shipment at a power plant's dock - preventing other shipments from coming in. Being...

Flintstones arrested!

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 26 May, 2008 7 comments

So there we were with Wilma, Fred, Barney + friends taking a simple message, in a flintstones car to the European Parliament. Stop listening to the stone-age bilge of the car lobby, and start standing up for the climate. If they don’t...

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