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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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State of Independence

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 6 November, 2007 2 comments

Greenpeace doesn't take any government or corporate money. Period. It's something we don't always explain clearly enough, and some of our supporters quite reasonably ask us why we don't just take the money - after all, once it's in our...

Oxfam warns about biofuels

Blog entry by Andrew | 5 November, 2007 5 comments

From the Oxfam website : Biofuels may offer the potential to reduce poverty by increasing jobs and markets for small farmers, and by providing cheap renewable energy for local use, but the huge plantations emerging to supply the EU...

California commissions 300 MW solar plant

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 5 November, 2007 1 comment

Tech journal the Register reports that California has commissioned a 300 MW solar plant. Solar power is one of the most obvious solutions to growing...

Ken Livingstone on Climate Change

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 5 November, 2007

Speaking at the Guardian's summit on Climate Change Ken Livingstone describes what some of the world's biggest cities are doing to combat climate change. It's heartening to see how the leaders of individual cities are going out to...

BBC poll - people willing to make personal sacrifices to stop climate change

Blog entry by Andrew | 5 November, 2007 5 comments

From the BBC today: Most people say they are ready to make personal sacrifices to address climate change, according to a BBC poll of 22,000 people in 21 countries. Four out of five people say they are prepared to change their...

Swedish petrol giant ditches deforestation bio-diesel

Blog entry by tom | 31 October, 2007 3 comments

Swedish petrol giant OKQ8 has ditched plans to use palm oil in their new biodiesel Eco20. We are opposed to palm oil production, which destroys native rainforest, often by burning, to make way for massive palm plantations. OKQ8 was...

Indonesia - save the peat bogs!

Blog entry by Andrew | 30 October, 2007 2 comments

In Indonesia, peat swamp forests are being destoryed to make way for palm oil plantations. First the trees are cleared or burned, then the swamp is drained and the peat decomposes. Huge amounts of global warming gas are emitted in...

Should we be eating Skippy to solve climate change?

Blog entry by Richard | 30 October, 2007 4 comments

To eat Skippy or not to eat Skippy, that seems to be the question. But of course, it wasn't the question we were interested in at all. Not sure what i'm talking about? Well, it is a simple story about kangaroos, climate change and what...

Mayor and governor of Sao Paulo join fight for the Amazon

Blog entry by Andrew | 26 October, 2007 1 comment

The state of Sao Paulo is the major industrial powerhouse of the Brazilian economy and has about one-fifth of the country's population. The city of the same name, is not only the largest city in Brazil, it's the most populous in the...

France's Revolution Ecologique

Blog entry by eoin | 26 October, 2007

Greenpeace campaigners are still in heated discussions this morning with the French government and representatives of other social partners at France's environmental policy making forum, le Grenelle de l’Environnement . If you can...

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