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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's big European cars petition

Blog entry by eoin | 7 April, 2008 1 comment

Last week journalists revealed that Merkel and Sarkozy are planning to water down EU legislation tackling CO 2 emissions from cars. That's why we launched a petition on Friday, calling on other top European politicians to resist. The...

Because this Google Earth deserves a voice...

Blog entry by brianfit | 3 April, 2008 5 comments

I once read that when the Apollo 8 astronauts made the first orbit of the moon, the "Earthrise" that they witnessed was such an unexpected wonder that it introduced complete chaos to their scripted-to-the-minute schedule. They forgot...

Today we are all "banditi"

Blog entry by Salvatore | 3 April, 2008

What happens when a cat, a dog, a mouse, a rabbit, a gorilla, a walrus and a snowman accuse themselves of being bandits? The result is that a court throws out an injunction and states the right of demonstration for the environment and...

Extreme blogging high

Blog entry by tom | 1 April, 2008 2 comments

You see the lengths we go to bring you, our dear readers, the absolute latest developments – here is one of our climbers hundreds of feet up a chemical plant chimney who has even forsaken holding on to use both hands to type out a...

Renewable energy vs Nuclear power

Blog entry by Andrew | 31 March, 2008 5 comments

We've been saying for years that nuclear power comes at a cost to renewable energy. Nice to hear someone in the nuclear industry agree. From the Guardian : Industry recognises that nuclear power and renewables in Britain are...

New ship webcam - Arctic Sunrise

Blog entry by Andrew | 30 March, 2008

Thom (radio operator) and Wout (external systems techie) have set up a webcam for the Arctic Sunrise . Now you can follow what the ship is up to, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That said, today's a Sunday - the only day off for the...

Philips - Simply take-back & recycle

Blog entry by tom | 28 March, 2008

This was the sight that greeted Philips shareholders at the company's AGM in Amsterdam. Philips is one of the few big electronics makers who don't want to take responsibility for their own e-waste . That's the main reason Philips is...

Heart, Brains and Courage found in Kansas

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 25 March, 2008 1 comment

Seeing through the industries promises of clean coal takes brains, knowing the right thing to do takes heart and actually doing it takes courage. According to this piece in the Washington Post Kansas Governor Katherine Sebelius...

You don't need a weatherman to know which way the ice floes

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 19 March, 2008 5 comments

BBC reports that while the extent of the ice in the Arctic this year is about the same as last year, the downard trend in old ice continues. But the polar bear is not endangered?

''Striking fear into the IT industry''

Blog entry by tom | 18 March, 2008 1 comment

This quote from The Register caused much amusement in our little corner of the Greenpeace office yesterday, with an amusing description of our colleagues at CeBIT IT show : Greenpeace weighed in to the debate. From the inside. In...

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