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Our weblogs from around the world. Making Waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news, Nuclear Reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, and from Greenpeace UK, the Energydesk, reporting on Energy and Climate issues.

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Junichi Sato: Last blog before his arrest for exposing whaling corruption in Japan

Blog entry by brianfit | 23 June, 2008 12 comments

This is a rough translation of the final blog that Junichi Sato wrote before he was arrested in Tokyo for allegedly stealing a box of whale meat, itself stolen from the Japanese taxpayers, that he presented to police as evidence of...

Blogger arrested - blog him out of jail!!

Blog entry by brianfit | 21 June, 2008 6 comments

Junichi Sato is not only a whale activist in Japan (and there ain't many people who can put THAT on their business card), he's also a blogger. And he's been arrested for the crime of exposing the truth. AFP reported "Sato,...

Greenpeace activists arrested for exposing Japan's whale meat scandal

Blog entry by Dave | 20 June, 2008 15 comments

Update: Take Action now to release our activists » Breaking news - two Japanese Greenpeace activists, Junichi and Toru, have been arrested for exposing the stolen whale meat scandal which led to the ongoing investigation by the...

Don't mention the whales

Blog entry by Dave | 19 June, 2008 4 comments

Hello from Santiago, Chile, where the Greenpeace Whales team is gathering for this years International Whaling Commission meeting . There'll be more news in the coming days like an update on today's "Future of the IWC" discussion -...

Seafood industry memo: how to undermine Greenpeace

Blog entry by brianfit | 18 June, 2008

One of our supporters sent along the following memo which the National Fisheries Institute circulated in the US just before the launch of our Seafood Red List and our supermarket ranking guide , which had the audacity to evaluate...

From the climate defenders camp to the the funders of coal

Blog entry by Mareike | 18 June, 2008 1 comment

Sorry but my last entry didn’t show up on the website (internet doesn't always work on the ship). So I give you again an overview of the last days. When the sun rose on Monday morning I climbed into one of the inflatables from the...

Google Earth layer shows forest destruction

Blog entry by Juliette | 17 June, 2008 1 comment

It is an interesting moment when you brainstorm for cool things to do on a campaign, just to notice two days later while doing a Google search that someone else did it. This happened to me yesterday, when I stumbled upon the new Google...


Blog entry by Juliette | 17 June, 2008 4 comments

I graduated from armchair environmentalist to activist in the summer 2006, after traveling to Greece and seeing a lot of environmental damage done in one of the most beautiful countries I had ever visited - trash in the sea in...

Breathing Earth

Blog entry by Andrew | 17 June, 2008

Martijn, our IT unit head, just passed this on to me. Very cool animation of CO2 emissions . It's based on 2002 emissions - so slightly out of day. Gives a sense of where all that carbon dioxide is coming from though, and how urgently...

Squeeky clean coal wash

Blog entry by Andrew | 16 June, 2008

You've heard of greenwash right? Well, look out for the " clean coal " media machine as they spend obscene amounts of money spent on advertising and PR in the run up to the US presidential election. The self-described " clean coal "...

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