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Our weblogs from around the world. Making waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news. Nuclear reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, Cool IT provides updates from our IT industry climate campaign, and the Climate rescue weblog focuses on all things climate.

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Massive national park created in Canada

Blog entry by Lisa | October 24, 2006

Photo by Peter Essick/Aurora/Getty Images (via National Neographic site) Some good news is always nice to hear and having just read that 13,000 square miles of land in Canada has just been declared a national park I thought I'd...

Ozone healing nicely, thank you

Blog entry by Andrew | October 23, 2006 1 comment

Ah the ozone hole. I remember years ago when, going door to door for Greenpeace USA, I could barely find anyone except NASA scientists who even believed the thing existed. Yet, just last Wednesday, the Antarctic ozone hole reached...

Iceland Makes First Kill: Endangered Fin Whale

Blog entry by Dave | October 22, 2006 7 comments

A living fin whale. © Greenpeace / Aguilar The slaughter has started - with the senseless killing of a 20m-long endangered Fin whale that its hunter, Kristjan Loftsson plans to land tomorrow - in order to show it off to the world. I...

Iceland Whaling: A quick roundup

Blog entry by Dave | October 21, 2006 2 comments

01 January 1986: Dead whale at whaling station, Iceland. © Greenpeace / Jeff Canin A quick update - Iceland's plan to return to commercial whaling appears to have backfired a bit, with dozens of nations condemning the move. I've...

The War of the Words

Blog entry by Dave | October 21, 2006

Just spotted this via P45 , a biting multimedia satire of the conservative armchair bloggers that have supported the invasion of Iraq and the search for the mysterious "weapons of mass destruction". The War of the Words: The Story of...

Rebuilding coral reefs

Blog entry by Dave | October 21, 2006 3 comments

© Greenpeace / Jack Noble ]It's nearly two years since the 2004 tsunami that caused such devastation in the Indian Ocean. After the terrible loss of human life, it's easy to forget the environmental damage, and how it can affect...

The End of Cod

Blog entry by Dave | October 20, 2006

Spotted in the British newspaper The Times : A complete ban on cod fishing is the only way to prevent the species from dying out in the North Sea, scientists said last night. The much-trumpeted European rescue plan for cod is...

Are we projecting? Renewable Energy for the EU!

Blog entry by Dave | October 20, 2006

© Greenpeace/P.Rastenberger This morning in Finland - some of our Finnish friends projected the message ‘Energy Security = Renewables’ onto the Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland, which was stuffed to the gills with EU leaders having...

Axis of Ooops

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | October 19, 2006

Mark Fiore has done a bunch of great E-cards for us over the years. We had nothing to do with this one, but I sure wish we did ;-). If you don't know his website, check it ouf for the lighter side of the...

No escape

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | October 19, 2006 2 comments

The Bush administration has just asserted it's right to militarise space. The new US space policy states "The United States is committed to the exploration and use of outer space by all nations for peaceful purposes, and for the...

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