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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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“CeBIT talks green, but the industry has some way to go”

Blog entry by jmi | 5 March, 2008 2 comments

That’s the title of our today’s press release . We did a press conference at Cebit this morning, releasing our “Searching for Greener Electronics” survey . Some pictures of the very well-attended conference you’ll find at our photo...

Claymation Creature Comfort criters to the rescue

Blog entry by Andrew | 4 March, 2008 2 comments

From Treehugger : Animal Planet has teamed up with the makers of Wallace & Gromit to produce a series of 10 short clay animation films that demonstrate how everyone can make a difference by changing to a greener lifestyle. Narrated...

CeBIT: Booth up, running and online

Blog entry by jmi | 4 March, 2008

After a long Monday of setting up our booth at CeBIT – world’s largest computer trade fair –, a lot of press and visitors attended already and discussed with us about Greener Electronics , from news agencies Reuters and AFP , german...

Denial-a-palooza 2008

Blog entry by Andrew | 4 March, 2008 1 comment

You know that saying, "denial ain't just a river in Egypt"? Well, there's a bunch of guys meeting in New York right now who make a living out of it. Denying climate change that is. From NY Times reporter Andrew Revkin's notebook : ...

A little recognition is always nice

Blog entry by tom | 29 February, 2008 2 comments

Just a spot of shameless backslapping - our very own Greenpeace Blog got a mention in the UK Newspaper TimesOnline Top 50 Eco Blogs . There's a few good ones new to me in their list, but of the one's I know there De Smog Blog is...

Who's the greenest of them all at CeBIT 2008?

Blog entry by tom | 28 February, 2008 2 comments

Next week is the latest big event in the IT industry calendar – the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, Germany. Green seems to be the fashionable IT buzzword right now and certainly the Consumer Electronics Show made a big deal about...

UK parliment exposed as aviation industry's second home

Blog entry by tom | 27 February, 2008

Great action and great pics from the folks at Plane Stupid who scaled the House of Parliament to lower a banner saying "BAA HQ". The consultation on Heathrow expansion ends today and BAA (who run 7 UK airports) actually wrote parts of...

Potatoes, politics and antibiotics

Blog entry by Andrew | 18 February, 2008 2 comments

Good article today in the International Herald Tribune about a genetically engineered potato designed to, "yield large quantities of starch suitable for making glossy paper products and for feeding animals". That is important stuff,...

Bulb changing in Italy

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 February, 2008 3 comments

We're calling for governments around the world to ban the bulb , but we're not waiting for them. Here's Greenpeace Italy local group activists changing bulbs all over town. Reminds me a little of this fantastic video .

Pacific Ocean may be nearing a tipping point

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 February, 2008

In a related story.... Peering into the murky depths, Jane Lubchenco searched for sea life, but all she saw were signs of death. Video images scanned from the seafloor revealed a boneyard of crab skeletons, dead fish and other...

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