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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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Will nobody buy their whale meat?

Blog entry by brianfit | 13 March, 2008 2 comments

Here's a quick and dirty translation of an article announcing that the single biggest buyer of Norwegian whale meat is getting out. Reducing whale purchase The single most important buyer of whale meat the recent decades,...

Diego Garcia: whose homeland? whose security?

Blog entry by brianfit | 12 March, 2008 4 comments

"There are times when one tragedy, one crime, tells us how a whole system works behind its democratic facade, and helps us understand how much of the world is run for the benefit of the powerful" John Pilger - Stealing a Nation. Oct...

Vatican declares polluting and genetic engineering deadly sins

Blog entry by Andrew | 10 March, 2008 6 comments

The Roman Catholic Church has updated and modernized their list of deadly sins (aka "mortal sins"). These are the really really bad ones. If you die with deadly sins unabsolved you're running a high risk of eternal damnation. And...

Cebit: What do people think about “Green IT”?

Blog entry by jmi | 9 March, 2008

It’s Sunday, day six and last day of Cebit, world’s biggest IT fair. And we still didn’t find really green electronics . As we also wanted to know what the Cebit visitors think of “Green IT” and what they expect from the industry,...

Cebit: How green is the Green PC?

Blog entry by jmi | 8 March, 2008 1 comment

German IT magazine Chip has been honouring some products and services with its Chip award at Cebit . One of their awards is a “green” one . It went to a Fujitsu Siemens Desktop PC called “Green PC”. Fujitsu Siemens states that...

Cebit: Ice cream for the Greenpeace women

Blog entry by jmi | 8 March, 2008

It’s Saturday – weekend – and we see much more people coming to Cebit and our booth today and expect even more tomorrow, as many end consumers attend Cebit at weekends. The train to the fairground this morning was overcrowded –...

Cebit: “IT greens” versus “Green IT”

Blog entry by jmi | 8 March, 2008 2 comments

Our toxics campaigner Yannick Vicaire wrote up his view on the “Green IT” at Cebit. Read what he says about the tactics of IT managers not to take on responsibility. It’s understood, “Green IT” in Cebit is all about energy...

Green Cooking @ CeBIT

Blog entry by Casey | 7 March, 2008

Day 4 here at CeBIT in Hannover, and despite the excellent work and camaraderie of our international crew here in Germany, I am definitely missing my home of Oakland in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. Besides the great...

Gold-rush at Cebit

Blog entry by jmi | 7 March, 2008

My colleagues Omer and Giona strolled a little bit around at Cebit. They visited the famous Green IT Village , had a look at the brand-new and much-hyped Lenovo X300 laptop and the Asus “Ecobook” with parts out of Bamboo – but not...

Hans Monker

Blog entry by Andrew | 7 March, 2008 117 comments

You would never pick out Hans in a bar as a hero. He just didn't have the look. But he went places most people wouldn't dare go, to do work beyond most of us - for Greenpeace, Médecins Sans Frontières and other groups. He was born...

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