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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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Merkel and Bush

Blog entry by Andrew | 6 June, 2007

My favorite headline of the G8 so far, " Bush, Merkel vow to fight poverty, disagree on climate ". This follows what was apparently a very nice lunch meeting between the two of them. From the article: "But Bush made no reference to...

Coral and Coal

Blog entry by MartinB | 6 June, 2007

Jasper, Greenpeace South East Asia climate and energy campaigner, took time out from a coal industry conference in Bali to go coral diving. Waking up early is always a pain, however, the prospect of going snorkelling in one of Bali’s...

Dell vs Apple: Eco-Rumble in the Electronic Jungle

Blog entry by brianfit | 6 June, 2007 1 comment

Get the popcorn folks, it's the computer industry's heavyweight championship fight of the century. Michael Dell led with an uppercut to the chin when he announced Dell's free worldwide recycling policy and challenged the industry to...

Happy World Environment Day G8 leaders!

Blog entry by Andrew | 5 June, 2007 2 comments

Yes, today is World Environment Day (the UN says so). Official theme is "melting ice". Coincidentally, the G8 summit in Germany starts tomorrow. We've got a team on the scene, and you can follow their work here. But this update...

Sharing the Philippine Experience

Blog entry by miko | 4 June, 2007

by Miko Alino, SG Pilipinas While people involved in the Rostock protests were in their respective camps and participating in confrontational blockades, a number of young people gathered today in their own "alternative summit" at...

Climate killers' conference

Blog entry by MartinB | 4 June, 2007 1 comment

Sureerut Taechusakul (Ning) is a community leader from Thailand’s Prachuap Khiri Khan (PKK) Province. Ning has been spearheading the fight against dirty coal plants in Thailand and is in Bali with a Greenpeace team, to be a thorn in...

Human banner

Blog entry by Andrew | 3 June, 2007

In total, more than 600 people formed this human banner in the city harbour of Rostock! It said, "G8: ACT NOW!" Underneath the human banner, a second banner read "Stop Global Warming." [photo: © Greenpeace / Guenther Menn] [...

Bello at the G8 Protests

Blog entry by miko | 3 June, 2007

by Miko Alino, SG Pilipinas Riot police in Germany have started coming in and tried to disperse demonstrators at the Rostock City Harbour with tear gas and water cannons. The protestors and the police had a few exchanges before...

Amish going solar

Blog entry by Andrew | 3 June, 2007

This one's via Treehugger : Many Amish are installing solar panels. I expect this will surprise a few readers since the Amish are better known by their disdain for most modern conveniences (or what we think of as conveniences...

Snowmen and Elvis against global warming

Blog entry by Andrew | 2 June, 2007

Update from Agnes: Several members of the Solar Generation, together with students from People and Planet, took part yesterday in a largely peaceful G8 demonstration in Rostock. Carrying huge banners and inflatable snowmen, people...

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