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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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IPCC latest - climate change evidance "unequivocal"

Blog entry by Andrew | 17 November, 2007 5 comments

Last night in Valencia, the IPCC approved its Fourth Assessment Synthesis report, which sums up the key points from the three major reports published this year on climate change science, its impacts and the mitigation options. It...

Captain's blog - palm oil tanker blockade

Blog entry by Andrew | 16 November, 2007 3 comments

That's Mike, current captain of the Rainbow Warrior, seen through the bridge window. As I write, the Warrior is still in position - blocking the palm oil tanker from leaving port. This morning activists added to the pressure by...

Rumours from Tokyo: Humpbacks to be spared the harpoon?

Blog entry by brianfit | 16 November, 2007 12 comments

Greenpeace and the Japanese Fisheries Agency have been locked in conflict over whaling for a long time, and sometimes the game of figuring out your opponent's moves can look an awful lot like the old Mad Magazine comic, Spy vs. Spy. ...

BBC followup - skeptical about bias

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 November, 2007

About a year ago, BBC environmental correspondent, Richard Black, asked climate change skeptics to send him evidence that scientific institutions are biased against them, and promised to look into any concrete claims. As he says,...

Remote control banner

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 November, 2007 6 comments

We had another surprise for the World Energy Congress today - four remote controlled banners that unrolled from the ceiling of the conference hall with the slogan "ENEL: Do Not Export Nuclear Risk". [ Large photo. ] ENEL is an...

Greenpeace Slovenia...

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 15 November, 2007 2 comments

Slovenia may not be high on many people's radars, but from the beginning of 2008 Slovenia will be President of the European Union . Our Slovenian office and EU specialists will be keeping an eye on them at http://www.greenpeace...

How are we doing Al?

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 15 November, 2007 4 comments

A while ago Al Gore asked why more young people weren't out protesting about coal power stations in an effort to save the climate. Australia Greenpeace has shut down the Munmorah coal power station , about 110 km north of Sydney.

An Environment Minister blogs our Rome action

Blog entry by Andrew | 14 November, 2007 1 comment

[If you missed this story, info and slideshow are here .] Well here's something you don't see every day. Apparently, the Icelandic Minister for the Environment, Mr. Oessur Skarphedinsson, is an ardent blogger, which is cool enough...

Oil addiction

Blog entry by Andrew | 14 November, 2007

Just posted a story about the Kerch oil spill . Was checking around for news coverage and noticed a few good stories about our oil addiction. From the BBC : Oil is the poison in the diplomatic mix. The need to buy it means that...

Forest Protection is a Climate Solution

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 14 November, 2007 1 comment

The four biggest emitters of CO2 in the world are the USA, China, Indonesia and Brazil. We all know about the top one, the second place isn't too surprising but Indonesia and Brazil? Well with CO2 released from deforestation making up...

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