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Climate change to blame for more hurricanes

Blog entry by Andrew | 30 July, 2007 1 comment

Hurricanes are fueled by warm ocean water and warm moist air, so it's predicted that global warming will mean more, and stronger tropical storms. It's tricky testing this against observations though because there's no data about...

How to illustrate climatewash?

Blog entry by tom | 30 July, 2007 2 comments

Just a quick insight in to the creative process behind the scenes here in the office. On Thursday I had mostly finished an article on companies advertising around Live Earth to burnish their climate friendliness but continuing...

Nukes for all my friends!

Blog entry by Andrew | 27 July, 2007 3 comments

The President of France wants to supply Libya with a nuclear reactor. From the Telegraph : During a meeting with Col Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, Mr Sarkozy agreed to help the country with a nuclear-powered project to desalinate...

UK aviation industry takes five million people to court

Blog entry by bex | 27 July, 2007 3 comments

The big news here in the UK this morning is that the owner of Heathrow airport (BAA) is taking five million people - including a lot of its own staff - to court. It's a little mind-boggling (so mind-boggling in fact that, when we...

Weather update

Blog entry by Andrew | 26 July, 2007 1 comment

Vast stretches of southwest England are flooded. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is blaming climate change , and it looks like he's on pretty solid scientific footing. While it's still not possible to link any specific weather event to...

Signs of hope in the Amazon

Blog entry by Richard | 25 July, 2007 2 comments

Aerial view in the rainforest, Para State, Amazon. The forest is being burned by the US based Cargill corporation to clear land for soya plantations. One year ago yesterday the Amazon was thrown a much needed lifeline. A deal to...

Kashiwazaki nuke plant wrap up

Blog entry by Andrew | 24 July, 2007 2 comments

We sent a team to help Greenpeace Japan check the safety of the area around the (world's largest) nuke plant. The good news is that they didn't turn up anything new and alarming. The bad news is that the Kashiwazaki plant is still...

LA Times says: "No to nukes"

Blog entry by Andrew | 24 July, 2007

Very strong editorial in yesterday's LA Times , saying: The enormous cost of building nuclear plants, the reluctance of investors to fund them, community opposition and an endless controversy over what to do with the waste ensure...

"Environmentalists Beaten, One Dead"

Blog entry by Andrew | 23 July, 2007 1 comment

From today's Moscow Times : Masked attackers armed with metal rods and baseball bats raided a camp of environmental protesters near an east Siberian uranium enrichment plant over the weekend, beating one person to death and injuring...

Get naked for the climate

Blog entry by Andrew | 19 July, 2007 8 comments

As art, we hasten to add, in Switzerland. From Reuters : Greenpeace is seeking hundreds of volunteers willing to strip naked on a shrinking Swiss glacier next month for a photo shoot meant to raise alarm about global warming. The...

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