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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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Canadian polar bears hurt by ice loss

Blog entry by Andrew | 26 November, 2007

Life is hard for the world's largest land carnivore, and getting harder. Even though they're named Ursus maritimus for their swimming ability, a new study has confirmed that without the ice they're in trouble. From the latest ...

Italian Tour Kickoff Action

Blog entry by Emily | 23 November, 2007

Posted by Emily, campaigner, onboard the Arctic Sunrise in Italy Our tour kicked off today in Cagliari, Sardinia with an action against the regional government. With this part of the country boasting the best onshore wind...

Campaigner profile- Emily

Blog entry by Emily | 23 November, 2007

Hi, my name is Emily and I am the international on board campaigner for a little "Quit Coal" tour around Italy. This is my first ship excursion with Greenpeace and I have been asked to keep you posted on the fun we are going to be...


Blog entry by Andrew | 23 November, 2007

We're tackling the root causes of climate change all over the world, and sending a team to the UN climate conference in Bali. Greenpeace staff and volunteers will bring you the inside stories behind the climate emergency - from coal...

Stripping down for a nuke free Middle-East

Blog entry by Andrew | 22 November, 2007 2 comments

Excerpts from the Greenpeace Mediterranean press release : The activists exposed themselves seconds before the president of Israel, Shimon Peres, started his speech in the Tel-Aviv University. Greenpeace activists opened three big...

Do gooders at Eurostar give Guardian excuse to slam greenwash

Blog entry by Andrew | 21 November, 2007 2 comments

Ok, no big surprise that taking the train is massively better for the climate than flying. But the folks at Eurostar took it a step further. The Guardian uses their good example to take some poor performers to task: Last Wednesday,...

Solar powered radio from 1956

Blog entry by Andrew | 21 November, 2007 2 comments

Modern Mechanix (slogan - "Yesterday's tomorrow, today") found this ad in a 1956 copy of Popular Electronics: Sun-Powered Receiver An experimental pocket-sized radio receiver, powered by energy from the sun, weighs only 10 ounces...

Getting there

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 20 November, 2007 1 comment

Reading my favourite technology website I find a piece on Gordon Brown's energy policy , his recent speech on climate change and what may be a commitment to a broader target on renewables. I also know that our UK office has been...

Climate message in a bottle

Blog entry by tom | 19 November, 2007 1 comment

We've just launched a collaborative video where you can urge your politicians to take urgent climate action at a vital December UN climate meeting in Bali. So watch, enjoy, record and respond to be part of a Greenpeace video: ...

Planet Ocean - the book

Blog entry by Andrew | 19 November, 2007 2 comments

Got some good news. I heard from Toby, our publications guy, that the first print run of our Planet Ocean book has sold out. The book grew out of the Defending Our Oceans expedition, and tells the story of the oceans through amazing...

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