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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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APEC = climate change distraction, polar bears disappearing = climate change reality

Blog entry by tom | 9 September, 2007 3 comments

George Bush and John Howard did their best this week to try very hard to appear to be doing something about climate change at the APEC meeting in Sydney . With other pacific rim countries they declared some completely meaningless...

Stop the airbase - save the dugongs of Okinawa

Blog entry by Dave | 7 September, 2007 7 comments

© Roberto Sozzani So what does a dugong do? Not much, except wander coastal areas from the east coast of Africa to Australia, and beyond, grazing on the seagrass of coral reefs. Dugongs living on the coast of Japan's Okinawa...

Fatwa against nuclear power

Blog entry by brianfit | 3 September, 2007 9 comments

Here's some kick-ass good news from Indonesia. The Ulama (Islamic Religious council) of Central Java, the most powerful body in Indonesia when it comes to influencing presidential decisions, after a lengthy debate has passed a fatwa...

Five eco blogs to visit for Blogday 2007

Blog entry by eoin | 31 August, 2007 2 comments

I've been meaning to write about a couple of eco and social blogs I stumbled upon recently, and what better time to do so than Blogday 2007 (that's today, apparently). First up is EKO((b))logas , a blog in Lithuanian about...

Activist and indigenous people in danger in the Amazon

Blog entry by Andrew | 30 August, 2007 4 comments

This video is a little long, but it is an amazing view of the dangers faced by activists working in places like this. From the Guardian's website : Paulo Adário, the coordinator of Greenpeace's Amazonia campaign, who led...

Threats and intimidation down Amazon way

Blog entry by Jamie | 30 August, 2007 5 comments

As the narrator of this startling video states, "working in the Amazon forest is not for the faint of heart." In the past, people from campaigning organisations have been bullied by land owners and workers, facing intimidation , ...

Greenpeace finally arrives at Amchitka

Blog entry by brianfit | 30 August, 2007

Kieran Mulvaney, sailing aboard the Esperanza, wrote the following for Undercurrents, the crew blog for our Bering Sea voyage: Thirty-five years, eleven months, and eighteen days later, we finally made it. On September 15, 1971,...

Good legal ruling in Amazon case

Blog entry by Andrew | 28 August, 2007

From the Independent last week : An eight-month investigation by Greenpeace into the land scam, revealed that the Brazilian land reform agency, INCRA, had set up large settlements in rainforest areas instead of placing them in...

Dramatic (though totally fake) video from the Arctic

Blog entry by Andrew | 28 August, 2007 1 comment

It's getting a little silly and a lot hotter in the Arctic these days. Did you hear about the Russian flag planting thing ? And how some of the footage that was shown on certain TV stations turned out to be from the movie...

600 cluster balloons over coal plant in Germany

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 27 August, 2007 4 comments

British cluster balloon pilot Mike Howard flies over Germany's second largest emitter of CO2, a Vattenfall coal plant, powered by 600 black and white balloons. Greenpeace's blueprint for an energy [R]evolution calls for urgent...

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