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Asian Development Bank: Stop Funding Climate Change

Blog entry by Dave | 8 December, 2006 4 comments

© Greenpeace/Luis Liwanag The photo above shows activists hoisting a balloon with the message 'Stop Funding Climate Change' outside the Asian Development Bank Headquarters in Pasig City, which is east of the Philippine capital,...

Plastic plastic everywhere

Blog entry by Andrew | 8 December, 2006

A seahorse tries to camouflage inside a big plastic bag. © Danny Ocampo I caught this on the BBC last night: Microscopic particles of plastic could be poisoning the oceans, according to a British team of researchers. They...

Greenpeace admits guilt

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 8 December, 2006

I had a nice big cup of laughing outloud this morning when Elaine at the desk next to me stumbled on this and read out the headline. UH-OH sez I to myself I sez, what faux pas have we actually committed and admitted to or not...

Mexico: Wetland destruction at Los Cabos

Blog entry by Dave | 7 December, 2006 2 comments

© Greenpeace/Alex Hofford Here's one of our activists - chained to heavy machinery - talking to a construction worker at the illegal construction site of the 'Puerto Los Cabos' coastal property development in Baja California Sur,...

Southern Ocean Could Slow Global Warming

Blog entry by Dave | 7 December, 2006

Intriguing report in from the folks at the Biogeochemical Dynamics lab at the University of Arizona. It seems that the Southern Ocean might slow the rate of global warming by absorbing significantly more heat and carbon dioxide than...

I'm an Orca, get me out of here!

Blog entry by Dave | 7 December, 2006 1 comment

Spotted by Lisa - story of angry captive killer whale that kind of misses the obvious: "Some days, killer whales just wake up on the wrong side of the pool. A 2 1/2-ton orca that dragged a trainer underwater during a show at...

Counting on phytoplankton to save us? Bad news.

Blog entry by Andrew | 7 December, 2006

Looks like phytoplankton, things that eat them and things that breathe are likely to suffer from climate change. According to recent NASA research published in the journal Nature, phytoplankton do not fare well when the water heats up...

Green and Happy Christmas...

Blog entry by Dave | 6 December, 2006

Elaine's been driving us all mad (well, at least since I arrived in Amsterdam yesterday) with her Christmas card plans. For me, it's a little early - am I a Scrooge to not really think about Christmas until about December 20th? Anyway,...

Listen and learn, Apple!

Blog entry by Adele | 5 December, 2006 4 comments

I've just got back from the Apple store, minus one PowerBook G4 top case. They threw it away, since apparently it's impossible to recycle them here... weird, since I recycled about 100 beer cans made from exactly the same substance...

Washington Post says: "Blame Iceland"

Blog entry by Andrew | 4 December, 2006 2 comments

Yesterday, the Washington Post came out with a scathing editorial about Iceland , and how it harpooned a UN agreement which would have protected vast areas of sensitive marine habitat from unregulated bottom trawling: A tiny...

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