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Virtual Whale Watching

Blog entry by Lisa | 7 January, 2008 1 comment

Last night at 1 o'clock in the morning I was just about to go to sleep in Amsterdam when Karli, the expedition leader on the Esperanza, messaged me saying "check out the web cam now, we have 30 or more humpbacks all around us eating...

A vision and a challenge

Blog entry by brianfit | 3 January, 2008 3 comments

Image © Lisa Vickers Karen Sack, Greenpeace International's Head of Oceans, has been in bed with a fever the last couple days. She blames the antihistamines for the following sunny revery about what 2008 might bring to our oceans...

Oil breaks $100

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 3 January, 2008 2 comments

Remember back in 2004 when this oil prices soared past first $40 and then $50 and people said 'don't worry, to be as bad as the previous oil shocks it would have to reach $100', well yesterday it did . Normally when prices go up...

Farewell, Mr. Bates

Blog entry by brianfit | 2 January, 2008 5 comments

New comes today of the passing of A.E. Griffith Bates, Jr. You won't recognise the name. You won't have seen pictures of him chained to anything. He's probably never appeared in any of the many books about Greenpeace. But he was an...

Italy shares Ireland's bright idea

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 2 January, 2008

One by one the nations around the world are stepping up to the plate and banning incandescent lightbulbs. On December 10 Italy took the plunge after the budget committee voted in favour of a proposal from Green MP Angello Bonelli. ...

God doesn't do waste

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 2 January, 2008

That's the message from the Archbishop of Canterbury for the new year. You can see his New Years address in full at

Why the European Efficiency Proposal isn't enough

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 20 December, 2007

Yesterday the EC published their new rules on emissions standards for cars. While the regulation is in the right direction it falls short on every key aspect. Here's a quick chart explaining the problem. They suggest The climate...

Bali outcome

Blog entry by Andrew | 19 December, 2007 6 comments

By Wendel, Bali project team leader, now in Brussels The Bali meeting was an extra-ordinary one with final decisions being made more than 24 hours after its scheduled ending. The last couple of hours of the meeting were a bit of a...

What does a Greenpeace Christmas party look like?

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 18 December, 2007 2 comments

How do a bunch of hardcore activists take a break from saving the planet, kick back, and relax? They take a few Santa outfits, hitch themselves into their climbing gear, and perform a ballet on the climbing wall in the Greenpeace...

Looking back - Bali protests and actions world wide

Blog entry by Andrew | 17 December, 2007

Now that Bali's over, it's easy to forget all the hard work people around the world did to pressure governments to deliver. To be sure, letter writing, phone calls, lobby work, etc is all important. Everyone who contributed by sending...

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