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Five eco blogs to visit for Blogday 2007

Blog entry by eoin | 31 August, 2007 2 comments

I've been meaning to write about a couple of eco and social blogs I stumbled upon recently, and what better time to do so than Blogday 2007 (that's today, apparently). First up is EKO((b))logas , a blog in Lithuanian about...

Activist and indigenous people in danger in the Amazon

Blog entry by Andrew | 30 August, 2007 4 comments

This video is a little long, but it is an amazing view of the dangers faced by activists working in places like this. From the Guardian's website : Paulo Adário, the coordinator of Greenpeace's Amazonia campaign, who led...

Threats and intimidation down Amazon way

Blog entry by Jamie | 30 August, 2007 5 comments

As the narrator of this startling video states, "working in the Amazon forest is not for the faint of heart." In the past, people from campaigning organisations have been bullied by land owners and workers, facing intimidation , ...

Greenpeace finally arrives at Amchitka

Blog entry by brianfit | 30 August, 2007

Kieran Mulvaney, sailing aboard the Esperanza, wrote the following for Undercurrents, the crew blog for our Bering Sea voyage: Thirty-five years, eleven months, and eighteen days later, we finally made it. On September 15, 1971,...

Good legal ruling in Amazon case

Blog entry by Andrew | 28 August, 2007

From the Independent last week : An eight-month investigation by Greenpeace into the land scam, revealed that the Brazilian land reform agency, INCRA, had set up large settlements in rainforest areas instead of placing them in...

Dramatic (though totally fake) video from the Arctic

Blog entry by Andrew | 28 August, 2007 1 comment

It's getting a little silly and a lot hotter in the Arctic these days. Did you hear about the Russian flag planting thing ? And how some of the footage that was shown on certain TV stations turned out to be from the movie...

600 cluster balloons over coal plant in Germany

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 27 August, 2007 4 comments

British cluster balloon pilot Mike Howard flies over Germany's second largest emitter of CO2, a Vattenfall coal plant, powered by 600 black and white balloons. Greenpeace's blueprint for an energy [R]evolution calls for urgent...

Iceland to stop whaling!

Blog entry by Dave | 24 August, 2007 8 comments

Result! One country down, two to go. Norway and Japan are the only two countries left flying in the face of world opinion, after Iceland's fisheries minister, Einar K. Guofinnsson was quoted by Reuters as saying "The whaling...

The Great Fish Rip-Off

Blog entry by brianfit | 22 August, 2007 1 comment

Global activism group Avaaz is looking for help in pushing the World Trade Organisation to stop the plunder of our oceans. As a recent mailing puts it: Often, the issues that affect the most lives don't make the headlines. This...

UK climate camp ends with 24 hours of non-stop action

Blog entry by Jamie | 21 August, 2007 4 comments

Despite the best efforts of the British Airports Authority to injunct it out of existence , the Camp for Climate Action was held in a field just a short hop from the perimeter fence of Europe's busiest airport, Heathrow. A week of...

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