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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...

The surreal life - Rainbow Warrior in India

Blog entry by Andrew | 16 October, 2007 1 comment

Tracy just sent in a great update for Greenpeace India's Ban the Bulb blog , which is covering the Rainbow Warrior's visit. Tracy's normally spends her days deskbound in the Greenpeace UK office, but she's taken a break from all...

iPhone's hazardous chemicals

Blog entry by tom | 16 October, 2007 5 comments

When we released our iPhone testing results that revealed toxic chemicals in the iPhone, chemicals that other phone makers have removed, we expected the news to travel. Two days after the release there's been loads of coverage,...

Does Toyota care?

Blog entry by tom | 15 October, 2007 9 comments

Now my parents own a Prius, so when I saw the headline Toyota is pushing for 'more modest' proposed fuel economy standards in the US, via the Guardian blog . I took action on the NRDC site . I got an autoreply from toyota_cares@toyota...

Happy Blog Action Day!

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 October, 2007 1 comment

Today, over 15,000 blogs with a combined reach of over 12 million have pledged to blog something about the environment. What are they all talking about? Well, bloggers being bloggers, all kinds of stuff . Lots of tips for greening...

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...

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