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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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How to survive cabin fever

Blog entry by Lisa | 22 May, 2008 7 comments

Sari, our international project leader (and my occasional cabin mate), takes a break on the ship for a game of "cabin ball". Life on the Esperanza has been pretty mellow lately since we've been in transit. When we're not busy doing...

tuna tales - Pacific to Brussels

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 21 May, 2008

Hurrah! At last some good news for Pacific tuna. Eight Pacific Island nations have signed an agreement to stop foreign fishing fleets taking their tuna. Our ship the ">Esperanza has been in the Pacific for the last 7 weeks...

Good news from Tokyo - Public Prosecutor Takes Whale Meat Case

Blog entry by Dave | 20 May, 2008

A few days, one weekend, and and more than 40,000 emails later to the Japanese government, demanding an investigation - and it's working! Today the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor anounced that there will a full inquiry into Japan's...

TunaTV - Episode 2

Blog entry by Lisa | 18 May, 2008

Students from the Solomon Islands talk about the impact of overfishing on their country and their lives.

Looks can be deceiving

Blog entry by Lisa | 17 May, 2008 4 comments

Many of us are filled with a great sense of wonder and awe when we have the opportunity to experience the ocean. It can excite and calm, mystify and inspire. The ocean stimulates all of our senses. We can see it, hear it, touch it,...

Live from Tokyo: Update on the whale meat scandal

Blog entry by Dave | 16 May, 2008 4 comments

Greenpeace Japan's Junichi Sato displaying the stolen whale meat to the media. ©Greenpeace/Naomi Toyoda Brian's already blogged the full story on the emerging whale meat scandal, so I thought I'd fill you in on the latest...

Why are we defending the Pacific?

Blog entry by Lisa | 16 May, 2008

Written by Lagi, our Pacific oceans campaigner. Our work reaches out to the 20 Pacific Island countries in this region to move towards a sustainable and equitable fishery. I am from Fiji and as a Pacific Islander allow me to point...

Stolen whale meat scandal rocks Japan

Blog entry by brianfit | 15 May, 2008 5 comments

Finally, we can tell the story some of us have been sitting on for months now: the whale meat embezzlement we uncovered in Japan, in which stolen cuts of prime whale bacon are smuggled away from the "scientific research" vessels and...


Blog entry by Lisa | 14 May, 2008 3 comments

Written by Dean our communications officer (from Aotearoa/ New Zealand) on board the Esperanza. When I was in the Solomon Islands an old man came up to me with a bag made out of an old yellow sack strapped around his neck. "I have a...

How to (and how not to) make a viral video which wins campaigns

Blog entry by brianfit | 14 May, 2008

At yesterday's Organisational Review meeting here in the hallowed halls, we had a presentation from our Multimedia Producer, Daniel Bird, about the making of Onslaught(er) -- the Dove parody ad that the Wall Street Journal credits...

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