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Trademark vs free speech victory

Blog entry by Andrew | 4 January, 2007 2 comments

Last year, the government here in the Netherlands ran TV adds showing banners that read, "Disasters can’t be planned, preparations can. Think ahead". But of course some disasters can be prevented by good planning. For example, if the...

Ice shelf size of Manhattan: gone. Polar Bears next=

Blog entry by brianfit | 2 January, 2007 5 comments

Oh, people, look around you. The signs are everywhere. --Jackson Browne It was called the Ayles Ice Shelf until it became an island, breaking off from Canada last summer unobserved. It has been attached to Ellesmere Island for the...

City of Death

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 28 December, 2006

BBC's Hiroshima won an Emmy award for its re-enactment of the first use of a nuclear weapon. The difficulty: While CGI can make Orc armies and talking toys seem lifelike, they can also make real events seem like Hollywood fictions. ...

Shell: Worst Corporate Song. Ever.

Blog entry by Adele | 26 December, 2006 3 comments

A while ago I had a bit of a rant called " Do energy companies think we're stupid? " Well here's the sequel, in all it's post-Christmas glory. Shell's new (?) corporate song, set to "We are the world..." has been emailed with much...

An island goes under water as sea levels rise

Blog entry by Lisa | 26 December, 2006 2 comments

On Christmas Day the UK newspaper "The Independent" reported that an entire island is now submerged thanks to global warming. "Rising seas, caused by global warming, have for the first time washed an inhabited island off the face of...

Video: 2006 global oceans voyage

Blog entry by eoin | 22 December, 2006

It's that "this year in review" time again. If you're a regular of this blog or this one , then you should enjoy this 3 minute recap video of Greenpeace's 2006 global ocean voyage: Defending Our Oceans . If you're having one of...

Stockpiles of whalemeat are increasing in Japan

Blog entry by Lisa | 19 December, 2006 14 comments

From the amount of money and effort the Government of Japan spends on trying to expand their whaling industry and resume commercial whaling you'd think there was an incredibly high demand for whale meat in Japan wouldn't you? However...

The last Cod: Gone to meet his baker?

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 19 December, 2006 1 comment

Greenpeace UK holds a funeral for the last Cod. Europe's Fisheries Ministers are in denial about the Cod's impending death, and are likely to continue setting unrealistic quotas that mean the world's once most important food fish...

Whale vomit for Christmas?

Blog entry by Dave | 18 December, 2006 1 comment

Ok, here's a weird whale story for you all, with a season whiff about it, from the New York Times: "In this season of strange presents from relatives, Dorothy Ferreira got a doozy the other day from her 82-year-old sister in Waterloo...

Let it snow... please!

Blog entry by Dave | 18 December, 2006 2 comments

Seppo.net » I just got an this Christmas card via email from Finnish environmental cartoonist Seppo Leinonen writes: "The climate is changing. If it would be a normal winter, we had been skiing for about a month by now". No snow...

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