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Our weblogs from around the world. Making waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news. Nuclear reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, Cool IT provides updates from our IT industry climate campaign, and the Climate rescue weblog focuses on all things climate.

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Energy [r]evolution launched in India

Blog entry by Andrew | 11 April, 2007

activists beam a message on the cooling tower of the NTPC Thermal Power Plant at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh. Coal burning emits large volumes of carbon dioxide leading to climate change. Climate change will hit India hard. Clean,...

Asian Development Bank funding pollution (ADB = BAD)

Blog entry by Andrew | 10 April, 2007

Greenpeace Southeast Asia has launched a new website aimed at getting the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to change its ways. The ADB is a publicly-funded institution but is not held accountable to the public. It funds coal plants and...

"Bleak" warning in latest climate report

Blog entry by Andrew | 6 April, 2007

After a marathon negotiating session the latest IPCC report on the effects of climate change is out. As Grist puts it , the "bad bits" of climate change will far outnumber the "good bits". I've posted some of the reports key...

Defending Whales

Blog entry by Dave | 5 April, 2007

As you'll have noticed: The Defending or Oceans trip has come to an end, and so has the blog Since the end of the expedition in Sydney, the Esperanza sailed all the way to Sydney. Well, in case you don't know, Andrew ...

Time is ticking for the African rainforests

Blog entry by Jamie | 5 April, 2007 4 comments

In recent years, we've put a lot of effort into highlighting the threats facing what remains of the world's forests in North America, South America, and South East Asia. But there's one major area we haven't touched on for some time...

Giant life ring sighted off Brazilian coast

Blog entry by Andrew | 5 April, 2007 2 comments

It's 50 feet in diameter, and off Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro. The Greenpeace activists also had a giant banner made to look like a ruler measuring sea level rise (it was originally going to go on a building, but that didn't work...

But is it "catastrophic?"

Blog entry by Andrew | 4 April, 2007 5 comments

I'm expecting to hear a lot of scary stuff about climate change this week, and for quite a while to come. The problem is so huge, the consequences are so dire... There's a danger that people will forget it's a man made disaster, and...

Amazon.com stops selling Shark Fin Soup

Blog entry by Lisa | 4 April, 2007 2 comments

Shark fins drying on the upper deck of longline pirate vessel in the South Atlantic. Earlier this year an issue was raised over on our Ocean Defenders Blog concerning the sale of Shark Fin Soup on Amazon.com . Greenpeace has...

Global Warning

Blog entry by brianfit | 4 April, 2007 2 comments

Activists from Greenpeace India beamed messages on to the cooling towers of thermal power plants across the country. Australian PM John Howard in bed with the coal industry. Greenpeace SE Asia's map of the Philippines ...

"Thank you for not smoking" EPA...

Blog entry by Andrew | 3 April, 2007 2 comments

Here's one from Mike: Its official! Carbon dioxide is a pollutant in the US (some think it's a pollutant from the US). Well now it's a five judges against four official pollutant - the US Supreme Court has ruled that the Environmental...

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