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Taking over a coal plant in the UK

Blog entry by bex | 9 October, 2007

It's been a busy couple of days here in the UK. Yesterday morning, Greenpeace volunteers took over Kingsnorth coal fired power station - potentially the site for the UK's first new coal fired power station in over 30 years. (Yes,...

Ban the Bulb in India

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 9 October, 2007 5 comments

Greenpeace activists, made a giant Ban the Bulb message in the River Ganges, using lifebelts. The communication took place in Kolkata, one of the many coastal cities in India under threat from rising sea levels, as a result of climate...

30,313 people say "Save the Dugong"!

Blog entry by Dave | 5 October, 2007 3 comments

Thanks to all 30,313 of you, from 155 countries who took part in recent our "Save the Dugong" capaign. Last week, the Japanese Defense Ministry in Naha, Okinawa, received 30,313 letters from you, delivered by Greenpeace Japan and the...

Dirty coal made to show its true face

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 4 October, 2007 2 comments

Great news from Greenpeace Netherlands, we have won a complaint against Dutch energy giant NUON. The Dutch Advertising Authority has ruled that NUON is misleading the Dutch public through their use of terms such as “clean coal” and...

Internal report slams World Bank for Congo deforestation

Blog entry by Andrew | 4 October, 2007 2 comments

We've posted on this blog before about the World Bank and the Congo , last April we published an extensive report on how the World Bank is contributing to Congo deforestation, and Greenpeace activists have taken direct action to...

Catch of the day

Blog entry by brianfit | 4 October, 2007

From PR Watch Yellowfin and Bigeye tuna are in big, big trouble. The solution is a global network of Marine Reserves: 40% of the oceans as no-take zones, so these creatures can recover. Yesterday, our own Karen Sack made the case...

German coal plant protest

Blog entry by Andrew | 3 October, 2007

There's a feature story on the Greenpeace International site about this one, but I wanted to share this email I got earlier from someone at the scene of the protest: Hi Folks Yes, 11 activists are still on the crane. Banner...

Nuclear amnesia

Blog entry by tom | 2 October, 2007 2 comments

Take three countries, over three days: Russia, Sweden, and Spain. Guess what they have in common? It’s not football, nor ice hockey, but the outrageous way they handle hazardous radioactive materials. And all three sadly ignored the...

Deadliest Catch: The game

Blog entry by Andrew | 2 October, 2007

It's rough in the Bering Sea - storms, ice, fishermen... Get a taste for a fishes life with Greenpeace USA's new game, The Deadliest Catch. Game wise it's pretty old school. (Reminds me fondly of those Atari 2600 times.) The sea...

Nuclear cargo ship protested

Blog entry by Andrew | 1 October, 2007 4 comments

This morning, Greenpeace Sweden activists attempted to block a nuclear waste transport ship. The ship is in Sweden to pickup 4.8 tons of radioactive waste (including 1.2kg of "super weapons grade plutonium) for transport to the UK. (...

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