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Prehistoric deep-sea shark dies in fishtank

Blog entry by Adele | 24 January, 2007 15 comments

(With thanks to our shark-loving IT guru Mats for bringing this to my attention). The ancient shark © Awashima Marine Park A Japanese Marine Park has released rare footage of a prehistoric deep-sea shark (a predecessor of the...

Chinese rap about ewaste

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 24 January, 2007 2 comments

Check out this amazing animation. A Chinese rap video about e-waste. One of the best things I've seen in ages, and a nice message from the folks at the receiving end of our throw-away gadget stream. Amazingly, no understanding of...

Green grocers?

Blog entry by tom | 24 January, 2007

In yesterday's Guardian there's was an interesting column by George Monbiot on the recent green announcements from leading supermarkets. Personally I'm often in two mind when reading Monbiot's columns. He often makes some really good...

Icelandic news: "One-third to one-half of the whale catch is buried"

Blog entry by Adele | 23 January, 2007 17 comments

By Iwona, in Iceland "We are back in business with about 100 tons of excellent eco-friendly whale meat and blubber ready for the market.", said Kristjan Loftsson to the Telegraph, after concluding his first commercial whale hunt in...

Sir Edmund Hillary calls for whale protection

Blog entry by Andrew | 21 January, 2007

When someone sent me an email titled, "Hillary criticizes whaling", I immediately jumped to the conclusion it was Senator Hillary Clinton. But instead it was the the famed explorer Sir Edmund Hillary who, on what he is calling his...

We make the list: 59 Smartest Orgs Online

Blog entry by Adele | 19 January, 2007

Defending Our Oceans has garnered Greenpeace a place in the 59 Smartest Orgs online as chosen by GetActive, NetSquared and Squidoo (founded by everyone's favourite marketing guru, Seth Godin ). They say: "These are organizations...

Exxon: has Climate Criminal #1 seen the light?

Blog entry by brianfit | 18 January, 2007 2 comments

A couple years back, our intrepid Greenpeace US research team -- through their work on the ExxonSecrets website -- exposed the role that Exxon-funded Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) was playing in trying to ensure Global...

In memory of Richard Watson

Blog entry by Dave | 18 January, 2007

First posted by Tracy, over on the UK blog: Richard Ian Watson 16 January 1965 - 15 January 2007 Richard, known at "Watty" to his many friends around the world, died Monday after a two year struggle with illness. Richard...

Happy MLK Day!

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 January, 2007 1 comment

In the US this is Martian Luther King day. Aside from George Washington, King is the only American who has their own federal holiday. Though it's one of the less often mentioned ones, my favorite King quote is: It may be true...

Bad press day for Icelandic whalers

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 11 January, 2007 3 comments

Oh dear. It's being reported in the Icelandic newspaper Frettabladid that 179 tons worth of the 7 endangered fin whales that where caught last fall have been buried in a land fill. The whaling industry is claiming this is "entrails...

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