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Our weblogs from around the world. Making waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news. Nuclear reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, Cool IT provides updates from our IT industry climate campaign, and the Climate rescue weblog focuses on all things climate.

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The Trash Vortex

Blog entry by Dave | 10 November, 2006

This piece of plastic was pulled out of the Pacific by the crew of the Esperanza © Greenpeace / Alex Hofford Back in August we talked about The Trash Vortex in the Pacific Ocean, where marine debris collects. Now it's back in...

Brazil: Changes in climate, changes in lives

Blog entry by Dave | 9 November, 2006

Here's a video from Greenpeace Brazil - with English subtitles - about the effects of climate change in Brazil Report (in English) » Report (in Portugeuse) » Stop climate change »

Stop motion video from Honolulu

Blog entry by eoin | 9 November, 2006

Elaine Hill, our resident graphic designer, photographed this stop motion video. She wrote: "I was on holiday in Hawaii and went to welcome the Greenpeace ship Esperanza into port. She was taking a while so I thought I'd take a series...

Kimberly-Clark in Torino: Stop flushing ancient forests down the toilet

Blog entry by Dave | 9 November, 2006

© Greenpeace/Andrea Guermani "Stop flushing ancient forests down the toilet" - that's what that banner says, hanging from the rooftop of the European headquarters of the world's largest paper tissue manufacturer, Kimberly-Clark. Also...

Getting Down! To business...

Blog entry by Jake | 9 November, 2006

I remember reading "The Big Book of Peace" when I was little. It was a beautful childrens book full of short stories and poems by different authors. In one of the stories a demonstration gets cancelled because of rain and the people...

Edinburgh Energy - to be decentralised!

Blog entry by Dave | 8 November, 2006 1 comment

Latest news - it looks like Edinburgh is set to follow the UK town of Woking, and long with Denmark and the Netherlands in implementing decentralised energy, as well as dramatically its carbon emissions. You can read more about this...

Some weird dolphins in the news - four finned and wolphins!

Blog entry by Dave | 8 November, 2006

First - the wolphin, or wholphin. Truth be told, when I saw this image on MSNBC, I thought "photoshop job" - not only is it kind of a tacky looking photograph, but the image itself look weird - possibly from being overcompressed.

Even some Canadians blame Canada

Blog entry by Andrew | 8 November, 2006

Here is a great editorial by, Averill Baker, who describes herself as a "live and die" Newfoundlander. It's clear she is genuinely (and rightly) flabbergasted by her government's position on bottom trawling. It starts off: Not...

BBC Earth Report goes rock bottom ... literally

Blog entry by Adele | 8 November, 2006

BBC's Earth Report has prepared a piece revealing that there are corals in the cold deep ocean. No surprise to us anti-bottom-trawling afficionados of course, but probably most people imagine a sandy, rocky, barren moonscape down...

The Climate Kiosk

Blog entry by Agnes de Rooij | 8 November, 2006

Hi all, Just a short update from a still very rainy Nairobi (can not seem to escape the Dutch autumn!). Hopefully next year's conference is in Bali ;-) The SolarGen students have set up their (already very popular!) exhibition stand...

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