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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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Greenpeace ship struck by flying whale

Blog entry by Lisa | 8 February, 2008 7 comments

We have just been informed that our ship the Rainbow Warrior II has been seriously damaged by a whale that reportedly fell from the sky. A police spokesperson said that they have reason to believe the Hollywood actor Will Smith was...

Ex Shell Chairman says ban gas guzzlers

Blog entry by tom | 7 February, 2008

My quote of the week, both because of who said it and how he said it. Mark Moody-Stuart, the ex-chairmen of Shell illustrated his point that the EU should ban gas guzzling luxury cars: "It is a social thing. We don't say the wealthy...

Whalers stuck in the red

Blog entry by Lisa | 6 February, 2008 8 comments

A recent article in the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun has reported that the financial status of the Japanese whaling industry is looking pretty bleak right now. The Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR), which is responsible for...

Government/coal love-in gets the Greenpeace treatment

Blog entry by Jamie | 6 February, 2008

Our volunteers in the UK have been busy this morning . Coal industry bigwigs are holding their annual jamboree at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, where energy minister Malcolm Wicks was to give the opening speech earlier today. But...

Follow the US candiates oil money

Blog entry by tom | 5 February, 2008 3 comments

With the news is dominated today by 'Super Tuesday' in the US I saw this interesting graphic yesterday on which candidate gets the most money from oil companies. Who do you think, for instance, gets the most cash from climate...

Nuclear power is safe, part 34561

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 4 February, 2008 1 comment

The Nuclear Installations Inspectorate visited the UK reprocessing plant at Sellafield and found evidence of an organisation with the kind of safety standards you'd expect from a state run enterprise in one of the world's richest...

Iran centre of WWD proliferation

Blog entry by eoin | 2 February, 2008

February 2, is World Wetlands Day, marking the date of the Convention on Wetlands in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971. People from environment groups and conservation agencies working on wetlands protection and education are celebrating today...

Polar bear arrested by man in hip waders

Blog entry by Andrew | 1 February, 2008

Yesterday, one of our activists was arrested outside the the US Department of Interior after a protest involving a polar bear suit and a paddle boat. Greenpeace US (along with other enviro groups) is pushing the Bush administration to...

Sea cows win legal battle against US Department of Defense

Blog entry by Lisa | 30 January, 2008

Some great news from Okinawa in Japan! A final ruling has been issued requiring the US Department of Defense to consider impacts of a new airbase on the endangered Okinawa dugong in order to avoid or mitigate any harm. Local...

Why do you think Adam and Eve were naked?

Blog entry by Lisa | 29 January, 2008 1 comment

This isn't actually all that different to what the real President Bush said yesterday and it's much more fun to watch!

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