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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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Canon Can Save Whales

Blog entry by Lisa | 25 January, 2008 19 comments

In less than 24 hours, since we launched the "Canon Can Save Whales" Appeal , over 15,000 people have sent letters to the CEO of Canon Japan asking him to speak out against whaling. While the sheer number of letters is encouraging,...

Japanese people encouraged to re-examine whaling

Blog entry by Lisa | 23 January, 2008 2 comments

A Special Report has appeared in the Japanese buisiness magazine Shukan Toyo Keizai and we thought we'd share some of the translated version here. The folks at Greenpeace Japan have been very pleased that there is a discussion going...

Blue Monday - let's give it a new meaning!

Blog entry by Lisa | 21 January, 2008 3 comments

Today is known as "Blue Monday" in the UK because it is apparently the most depressing day of the year . It's likely to be raining (and as I look at the window of the Greenpeace International office in Amsterdam - it is!) and more...

The polluter pays

Blog entry by tom | 18 January, 2008

Two bits of good news this week, unless you happen to be a polluting company. First our Swiss office has won a long running campaign to force several major chemical to clean up a major dump site in Switzerland. Novartis, Roche, Ciba...

Wind power in Spain

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 17 January, 2008 2 comments

In my inbox from a campaigner in Spain "Yesterday wind power broke all previous records in Spain. Because of high wind conditions, we reached 9563 MW of generated power at 15:27 (from a total installed wind capacity of 13908 MW). Wind...

Of lightbulb politics and aesthetics

Blog entry by eoin | 17 January, 2008 1 comment

You're not supposed to look directly at a lightbulb, it's bad for your eyes, but I did it the other day. Then it struck me: CFL lightbulbs are ugly in the same way the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris is ugly. The museum building...

Greenpeace webcam: you, too, can spot the Nisshin Maru

Blog entry by brianfit | 12 January, 2008 15 comments

Late last night, the word went out that we had found the fleet . On board the Espy, the Bridge bristled with binoculars as the crew sought to catch a glimpse through the fog and snow. And judging from the webstats, an awful lot of...

Nuclear winter, Tiny cars and Green IT

Blog entry by tom | 11 January, 2008 2 comments

Here's 3 articles I thought were worth sharing from my morning reading - after yesterday's entirely predictable and depressing announcement that the UK Government is going to spend more billions on failed nuclear power, Polly Toynbee...

Your choice 2007

Blog entry by tom | 7 January, 2008

Here at Greenpeace we like to think we know a good story when we see it, but hard numbers count more than hunches - here's the top ten of what you, our audience liked reading on our website, viewing on our YouTube channel or in our...

The Unchained Goddess

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 7 January, 2008 2 comments

Here's an exerpt from a 1958 film introducing the dangers of global warming. Directed by none other than Frank Capra, with cartoons by Mel Blanc.

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