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Pirates of the Caribbean: Real pirates are scary

Blog entry by Andrew | 11 July, 2006 1 comment

I'm pretty excited about the new Pirates of the Caribbean. It doesn't open here in Amsterdam for a few more days, but it's already got me thinking about the different types of pirates. See, you've got your swashbuckling, maiden...

UK Power Struggle

Blog entry by Lisa | 7 July, 2006 2 comments

Nuclear is getting a lot of bad press lately in the UK. The Conservative party is insisting that nuclear power should be a last resort and an expert has advised an immediate shut down of UK reactors after a report was leaked...

Ban the bulb

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 6 July, 2006 1 comment

I've been reading about light bulbs. 90% of the energy that goes to a lightbulb gets lost in heat. According to Amory Lovins , the average US home runs 30 lightbulbs five hours a day, and if all American homes replaced just 3 of...

Whale watchers watch whale harpooning

Blog entry by brianfit | 5 July, 2006 3 comments

"This really isn't what we came to see" was the reaction of Leontien Dieleman, a Dutch tourist who witnessed a whale killing on a Norwegian whale watch cruise. The Captain of the whaling ship told reporters he "did not expect the...

Whale reprieve from military sonar

Blog entry by Andrew | 4 July, 2006 2 comments

A US judge has temporarily put a stop to US Navy plans to use high powered military sonar during planned multinational war games near Hawaii. From the Honolulu Advertiser : A California federal judge yesterday blocked the use of...

Mothers fight against first Turkish nuclear power plant

Blog entry by Lisa | 4 July, 2006

It's great to see that plans for Turkey's first nuclear power plant are facing opposition thanks to a bunch of middle aged women . Having suffered the effects of Chernobyl in this Black Sea region many people are against nuclear...

View from the North Pole

Blog entry by Andrew | 3 July, 2006

© Eric Larsen/Greenpeace This is Lonnie and Eric. On July 1st they became the first people ever to complete a summer trek to the North Pole. Last year I worked with Eric on board the Arctic Sunrise, after their first (failed)...

New study sheds light

Blog entry by Lisa | 3 July, 2006

Ban the Bulb In light of a new study by the International Energy Agency it looks like using energy efficient bulbs should be the number 1 thing to do on any environmentalist's everyone's list! Or perhaps people shouldn't have the...

KFC = Klearing Forest for Chickens

Blog entry by Dave | 15 June, 2006 2 comments

As we revealed in early April, McDonald's have been implicated in the clearance of the Amazon rainforest to grow soya for animal feed and, thanks to the thousands of emails and letters you sent, they're talking to us about how they...

Defending the Med

Blog entry by Dave | 15 June, 2006

Our ships Rainbow Warrior and Esperanza are both in the Mediterranean, to unite our efforts to highight the threats to tuna and other iconic species such as swordfish. Tuna is of course far more likely to be on your dinner plate than...

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