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ROI reality check on corporations saving the planet

Blog entry by Andrew | 26 October, 2007

From Business Week : On the surface, it appears that Big Business is getting serious about climate change. Almost every major company is launching a green strategy, designed to cast it as being part of the solution on global warming...

CO2 levels rising faster than expected; but UK government wants to block renewables

Blog entry by Andrew | 23 October, 2007

From Greenpeace UK : On the same day that scientists have shown that carbon emissions are accumulating far more quickly than predicted , leaked documents reveal that Labour wants to work with the nuclear-obsessed French and the...

World Bank aiding destruction

Blog entry by Andrew | 23 October, 2007

A long time World Bank adviser, Robert Goodland, has published a brutal critique of the direction it's taken, focusing especially on the Amazon . From his Guardian op-ed : The Bank Group is stimulating hundreds of millions of...

All go for European GM campaigns

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 23 October, 2007

It's all go for our European anti Genetically Modified (GM) crops campaigns. Activists in France hung a very clear message from the iconic Arc de Triomphe in Paris today, urging the French government to make the right move and ban GM ...

Bromine industry lets out the attack poodles

Blog entry by tom | 22 October, 2007 7 comments

A full week after the release of our report on toxic chemicals in the iPhone , a chemical industry group has released a press release attacking our report. The story is doing the rounds on a few big blogs so here’s our response. ...

Gore replies about UK "Inconvenient Truth" ruling

Blog entry by Andrew | 22 October, 2007

Back story: A couple days before Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a UK judge ruled that "An Inconvenient Truth" can be shown in schools. The judged described the film as, "broadly accurate". However, the judge also decided...

Camping at the edge of destruction...........

Blog entry by MartinB | 20 October, 2007 1 comment

Up to one-fifth of the world's CO2 emissions come from deforestation and Indonesia has the highest rates of deforestation on the planet. Over the past weeks Greenpeace has been setting up the Forest Defenders Camp, in Sumatra,...

Time magazine special highlights enviro heros

Blog entry by Andrew | 19 October, 2007 5 comments

Times mag has presented a list of environmental heroes, including Al Gore , Wanhari Mathaai , Chip Giller , Frederic Hauge , and our very own Von! I met Von some years ago in the US, and I've always been impressed by his...

Radioactivity found in Spain, during Greenpeace training

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 19 October, 2007

We train our staff properly at Greenpeace. That’s how come we found the highly radioactive element Cesium-137, during radiation safety training in Spain. The Cesium is in marshes near the El Tinto River, 500 metres from the city of...

Loggers besiege Greenpeace in Amazon; get to keep log

Blog entry by Andrew | 18 October, 2007 3 comments

From the Guardian : RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) - Hundreds of loggers and angry residents have surrounded eight Greenpeace members who tried to leave an Amazon town with a scorched tree trunk for an exhibit on global warming, the...

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