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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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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...

Czech protest against US military radar site enters third week

Blog entry by Andrew | 13 May, 2008 1 comment

From Louise's blog on the Greenpeace UK site: A group of Czech Greenpeace activists are set to begin their third week occupying the site of a proposed US 'Son of Star Wars' base in the Czech republic. About 20 Greenpeace activists...

Chasing rainbows and longliners

Blog entry by Lisa | 13 May, 2008 1 comment

A bigeye tuna on a Taiwanese longliner in Pacific international waters Over the past three days we have discovered and taken action against overfishing by six Taiwanese longliners in the Pacific Commons . One of these was the Ho...

The business press won't leave us alone

Blog entry by eoin | 9 May, 2008

What do all these newspapers have in common: The Wall Street Journal, Germany's Financial Times and Handelsblatt newspaper, and the Dutch Financieele Dagblad ? They've all reported positive stories about our campaigns and...

Fish laundering in the Pacific

Blog entry by Lisa | 9 May, 2008 4 comments

Today we caught an illegal tuna purse seiner (Queen Evelyn 168) in the Pacific Commons between Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia. This Philippines-flagged vessel was close to the transfer of tuna between her...

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.

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