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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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Why do you think Adam and Eve were naked?

Blog entry by Lisa | 29 January, 2008 1 comment

This isn't actually all that different to what the real President Bush said yesterday and it's much more fun to watch!

Bush's State of the Union

Blog entry by Andrew | 29 January, 2008 2 comments

Personally, I didn't have the stomach to listen Bush's speech last night. Greenpeace USA executive director, John Passacantando did, and he doesn't mince words in his blog about it : Tonight the President was in classic form,...

The Sun distributed 4m lightbulbs in a day

Blog entry by eoin | 28 January, 2008 1 comment

Matt Prescott's great environmental campaign website - banthebulb.org - reported on Friday that The Sun newspaper (Scotland) distributed four million energy saving lightbulbs in a single day. Yes, that Sun newspaper. Just one...

Dirty coal PR mines new depths

Blog entry by tom | 25 January, 2008 4 comments

Via the excellent climatedenial.org I came across this advert where GE attempts to show how great coal is: As George rightly points out "This is a hard core denial ad. It’s aim is to undermine environmental concerns. Its...

Canon Can Save Whales

Blog entry by Lisa | 25 January, 2008 19 comments

In less than 24 hours, since we launched the "Canon Can Save Whales" Appeal , over 15,000 people have sent letters to the CEO of Canon Japan asking him to speak out against whaling. While the sheer number of letters is encouraging,...

Japanese people encouraged to re-examine whaling

Blog entry by Lisa | 23 January, 2008 2 comments

A Special Report has appeared in the Japanese buisiness magazine Shukan Toyo Keizai and we thought we'd share some of the translated version here. The folks at Greenpeace Japan have been very pleased that there is a discussion going...

Blue Monday - let's give it a new meaning!

Blog entry by Lisa | 21 January, 2008 3 comments

Today is known as "Blue Monday" in the UK because it is apparently the most depressing day of the year . It's likely to be raining (and as I look at the window of the Greenpeace International office in Amsterdam - it is!) and more...

The polluter pays

Blog entry by tom | 18 January, 2008

Two bits of good news this week, unless you happen to be a polluting company. First our Swiss office has won a long running campaign to force several major chemical to clean up a major dump site in Switzerland. Novartis, Roche, Ciba...

Wind power in Spain

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 17 January, 2008 2 comments

In my inbox from a campaigner in Spain "Yesterday wind power broke all previous records in Spain. Because of high wind conditions, we reached 9563 MW of generated power at 15:27 (from a total installed wind capacity of 13908 MW). Wind...

Of lightbulb politics and aesthetics

Blog entry by eoin | 17 January, 2008 1 comment

You're not supposed to look directly at a lightbulb, it's bad for your eyes, but I did it the other day. Then it struck me: CFL lightbulbs are ugly in the same way the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris is ugly. The museum building...

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