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Our weblogs from around the world. Making Waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news and Nuclear Reaction spotlights the nuclear industry.

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Great e-waste video

Blog entry by tom | 18 July, 2007 1 comment

Very cool video about the e-waste problem and it's made by someone else, damn! We campaign to green the electronics industry and reducing e-waste but this is one of the best short videos on the issue I have seen. Brought to you by...

Update on nuke plant damaged by earthquake

Blog entry by Andrew | 17 July, 2007 1 comment

It's now being reported that the scale of the water leak is larger than was first said, and that some drums of nuclear waste also spilled. Somehow I am not reassured by repeated protestations from company spokespeople that there has...

Simple lang - for the climate

Blog entry by Andrew | 17 July, 2007 4 comments

Simple lang means "simple act", and it is what the Greenpeace Philippines office is calling its version of the 7 steps . This movie makes it really... simple. Easy to understand. If you want to be part of something simple (and...

Fire at nuclear plant in Japan

Blog entry by Andrew | 16 July, 2007

Straight from the Guardian : A strong earthquake struck northwestern Japan on Monday, causing a fire and radioactive water leak at one of the world's most powerful nuclear plants and turning buildings into piles of lumber. At least...

How to save the climate - HK style

Blog entry by Andrew | 16 July, 2007 2 comments

Greenpeace China has released a (bi-lingual) version of our " How to save the climate " brochure specifically for Hong Kong. One thing I enjoy about working for an international organization is seeing how the different national...

Existing tech could save us 20% electricity

Blog entry by eoin | 13 July, 2007 1 comment

Guess what: According to the EU's Join Research Centre , Europeans could be saving 20% on household electricity consumption and CO2 emissions right now, using only common sense and currently available technologies. And phasing-out...

Man builds windmill to power home. Discovers internet. Starts blog.

Blog entry by Andrew | 11 July, 2007 4 comments

Here's a story that someone sent me today, and I've since been piecing together from various websites. William Kamkwamba (who lives in Malawi ) left school at age 14 because his parents couldn't afford the fees. Instead, he ...

Life after Live Earth

Blog entry by Andrew | 9 July, 2007 4 comments

I'll admit it. I'm suffering a bit of post Live Earth depression. It's a bit like "post holiday depression", which is a well known medical phenomona that I am not making up. According to Mental Health America , "Many factors can...

Greenwashing, Bluewashing and much rain in Geneva

Blog entry by Andrew | 9 July, 2007 1 comment

Another update from straight talking policy adviser Daniel: Last week was not a good one to be a tourist in Geneva. It was raining cats and dogs and as a private individual you could not get a tour of the United Nations headquarters.

Congo timber ship blocked

Blog entry by Jamie | 6 July, 2007 3 comments

For the past couple of days, a group of Greenpeace climbers have been perched on top of a set of cranes in the port of La Rochelle on the French Atlantic coast. As well as admiring a no-doubt magnificent view, they're also preventing a...

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