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Blogging the UN

Blog entry by Andrew | 24 September, 2007

A whole host of top notch bloggers are on the scene at the UN's high level meeting about climate change (starting today). From the UN press release : Together these bloggers reach an audience of more than 6 million people a month,...

Video: Save the dugong of Okinawa now!

Blog entry by Dave | 21 September, 2007 5 comments

[I'm posting this, but Eoin wrote most of it. I'm just the messenger! - Dave] Important developments have unfolded in Japan since we wrote earlier this month about the threatened dugongs and plans to expand a U.S.

UN chief: "We need you to mobilize public opinion"

Blog entry by Andrew | 20 September, 2007 1 comment

Yesterday, a Greenpeace delegation met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. [ Update: Just posted Jamie's impressions of the meet . ] Here's a first hand account from Greenpeace Executive Director, Gerd Leipold: It’s official.

Pulp freighter blockade in Canada

Blog entry by Andrew | 14 September, 2007

( More photos. ) From the press release :   Greenpeace Canada has begun a blockade of the freighter Jaeger Arrow from their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, in Quebec's Saguenay River near Chicoutimi. Three Greenpeace activists...

Radiation tragedy in Brazil - 20 years on

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 14 September, 2007 5 comments

Greenpeace activists in Brazil today chained themselves to the gates of the National Commission of Nuclear Energy (CNEN), placing a memorial plaque in tribute to the victims of the Goiânia Cesium-137 tragedy, the worst radiation...

Anita Roddick: back to the earth

Blog entry by brianfit | 11 September, 2007 2 comments

Anita Roddick, environmental actvist and founder of the Body Shop, died yesterday at the age of 64 of a brain hemorrhage. Anita was the living proof that a business could do well by doing good. She drove her shops to reduce packaging...

"Alaska Polar Bears Doomed"

Blog entry by Andrew | 10 September, 2007

Melanie, who works in our Anchorage office, justed emailed to tell me that was a (rather depressing) headline from the Anchorage Daily News last week. The news story was prompted by a US government study that paints a grim future for...

APEC = climate change distraction, polar bears disappearing = climate change reality

Blog entry by tom | 9 September, 2007 3 comments

George Bush and John Howard did their best this week to try very hard to appear to be doing something about climate change at the APEC meeting in Sydney . With other pacific rim countries they declared some completely meaningless...

Stop the airbase - save the dugongs of Okinawa

Blog entry by Dave | 7 September, 2007 7 comments

© Roberto Sozzani So what does a dugong do? Not much, except wander coastal areas from the east coast of Africa to Australia, and beyond, grazing on the seagrass of coral reefs. Dugongs living on the coast of Japan's Okinawa island...

Fatwa against nuclear power

Blog entry by brianfit | 3 September, 2007 9 comments

Here's some kick-ass good news from Indonesia. The Ulama (Islamic Religious council) of Central Java, the most powerful body in Indonesia when it comes to influencing presidential decisions, after a lengthy debate has passed a fatwa...

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