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Fine Italian exports?

Blog entry by brianfit | 17 April, 2007 3 comments

When I lived in Italy on an olive farm (that phrase must be said in a wistful voice), it was well known that Italy kept the truly best olive oil for domestic use, and exported the rest. That included oil that was imported from other...

SolarCafe at Tour of the Fireflies (by Bernice Ejercito)

Blog entry by Denise | 16 April, 2007

For the first time in years, I actually did something to celebrate Earth Day. I joined the Tour of the Fireflies : a 50km bike ride to promote clean air and as a member of SolarGeneration , clean energy as well. A newbie of...

Iceland weighing whaling

Blog entry by Andrew | 16 April, 2007 1 comment

The decision to formally resume commercial whaling is being seriously re-thought in Iceland - as can be seen from an interview with its Prime Minister Geir Haarde. From Reuters : Haarde, facing elections on May 12, said the...

World Bank under fire for funding climate change

Blog entry by Andrew | 13 April, 2007 1 comment

The World Bank is (rightly) taking a lot of heat recently. Not just for the apparently improper role Bush backed World Bank President Wolfowitz had in getting a promotion for someone he was romantically involved with. There is...

Cultural Baggage

Blog entry by Richard | 12 April, 2007 4 comments

I was taught a lesson today that I suspect will live with me for a long time. To cut a long story short, I had written an article for the website about the Congo rainforest. A Belgian colleague asked me to change the wording in one...

Greenpeace's North Pole Runner

Blog entry by brianfit | 12 April, 2007 5 comments

Francesco Galanzino has run the Gobi Desert, the Atacama Desert, and the Sahara as a Greenpeace volunteer, to raise the alarm about Global Warming. His latest endeavour: a 42 Km (26 mile) marathon at the North Pole. Francesco and...

Does Israel need nukes?

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 11 April, 2007 1 comment

Now here's a story you don't see everyday in the Israeli press:     Two weeks ago, Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior dropped anchor in Israel. Members of the organization in Israel and those who arrived on the ship attempted to...

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...

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