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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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NAFO wakes up to deep sea destruction

Blog entry by Lisa | 8 May, 2008

Last time I was on the Esperanza we were on the Grand Banks off the coast of Nova Scotia, exposing the destruction of bottom trawling in 2005 . We were asking the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) to wake up and start...

Short video briefing from the Esperanza

Blog entry by Andrew | 8 May, 2008 4 comments

Langi, on board our ship the Esperanza, with an update on destructive fishing in his part of the world, and what we're doing about it.

Pacific Activist

Blog entry by Lisa | 8 May, 2008 6 comments

Written by Daniel Loo on board the Esperanza I was born in Fiji and have lived there all my life although my family emigrated to Fiji in the early 50s from Kiribati. I have a really interesting heritage as my Dad is Chinese while my...

Saving sea life from the Pacific to the Mediteranian

Blog entry by Andrew | 7 May, 2008

[Photo copyright Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace] This morning, the crew of the Arctic Sunrise found an illegal drift net in the Mediterranean. Our crew went into action, seizing the net and releasing the sea life trapped in it. Now our...

Greenpeace's Dove viral flies into Wall Street!

Blog entry by SteveE | 6 May, 2008 2 comments

Type the word “Dove” into YouTube’s search box, and what do you find in the number one spot? Not Unilever’s ads, that’s for sure. Produced by WPP Group’s PR agency Ogilvy & Mather, Unilever’s ads have previously scooped top prize at...

TunaTV - Episode 1

Blog entry by Lisa | 5 May, 2008 1 comment

An ex-fisherman from the Solomon Islands speaks out on overfishing in the Pacific. I shot this video using a little digital hand held camera and edited it on my laptop - so sorry about the background noises of the ship and...

Taking tuna and turtles offline

Blog entry by Lisa | 3 May, 2008 1 comment

We've just confiscated several kilometres of tuna fishing gear, freed marine life and sent a Taiwanese longlining vessel out of Pacific international waters and all before lunch! The 5am wake up call today came way too early for some...

Sayonara to Solomons

Blog entry by Lisa | 2 May, 2008 1 comment

Here's a blog from Dean, our Kiwi communications officer on board the Esperanza OK, so I admit it, I didn’t want to leave Honiara. Land itself had been such a welcome relief for me – but the big smiles, the new food, the busy markets...

Defending the Pacific - Part 2

Blog entry by Lisa | 29 April, 2008 1 comment

The Esperanza has just left Honiara in the Solomon Islands where I joined the ship so that we can keep you up to date on all of our adventures in the Pacific. I have replaced Jess, the webby from the Greenpeace USA office, who has...

Spinning the atom - Patrick Moore for hire

Blog entry by tom | 25 April, 2008

It makes a very convenient headline for lazy journalists - "Former Greenpeace founder supports nuclear". It's also the lead the nuclear industry pays a lot of money to Patrick Moore for (actually an early Greenpeace member, but that's...

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