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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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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...

Climate Change: Polar Bears turning to Cannibalism

Blog entry by Dave | 14 June, 2006

According to research by American and Canadian scientists, polar bears in the Beaufort Sea are turning to cannibalism - due to a lack of ice, stopping them from reaching their normal food. The study reviewed three examples of...

Greenpeace Ship banned from St Kitts on eve of whale meeting

Blog entry by Dave | 14 June, 2006 1 comment

As the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting kicks off in St. Kitts, our ship, the Arctic Sunrise has been refused entry to the island nation. The AS was was due to arrive two days ago, ahead of the meeting, which opens on...

Smoking Kills!

Blog entry by Dave | 14 June, 2006

© Bernd Arnold/Greenpeace June 13: Activists project ""CO2 Kills!" on the cooling tower of the coal energy plant Neurath, Grevenbroich, Germany. Greenpeace warns against the devastating consequences of allowing coal power plants to...

Papua New Guinea: Activists harrassed

Blog entry by Dave | 13 June, 2006

Greenpeace Forest Campaigner Sam Moko talks to Rimbunan Hijau security guards while attempting to deliver Rimbunan Hijau with the Golden Chainsaw Award. True to form, Asia's biggest logging company, Rimbunan Hijau (RH), intimidated...

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