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  • Marriage proposal on a Greenpeace ship

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 24 November, 2009 at 14:24 3 comments

    Many a marriage and many a romance have blossomed aboard our ships, but I think this is a first.

    Po Paul, a deckhand onboard the Arctic Sunrise, just proposed to his girlfriend via a banner placed on deck and transmitted via the ships' webcam. She sa... Read more >

  • Send a Love Letter to the future

    Blogpost by Andrew - 24 November, 2009 at 12:20 9 comments

    Time capsule.

    They're building a time capsule, and your message to the future could be in it. Very cool project.

    The time capsule will be sealed in Copenhagen, during the climate summit. Part of the idea is to get delegates thinking about which future they're crea... Read more >

  • Intel in bed with big polluters on carbon offsets

    Blogpost by tom - 20 November, 2009 at 12:02

    It's no secret that big polluting companies are going all out to try and destroy the chance of the US congress passing meaningful global warming legislation with significant emissions reduction targets. On big loop hole is the option of "offsetting" r... Read more >

  • Copenhagen: what's the IT industry doing about it?

    Blogpost by mwilson - 19 November, 2009 at 17:51

    So how do ICT companies size up when it comes to action over climate change? Are some companies really much greener than others? Beyond the leafy veneer of their environmental CSR pages, will their initiatives really have deep impact, or are they jus... Read more >

  • I am because you are

    Blogpost by brianfit - 16 November, 2009 at 10:00 22 comments
    Kumi Naidoo, the new Executive Director of Greenpeace International, writes:

    In several African languages we have the proverb “I am, because you are”. This means that your sense of being a human being is determined by the relationships you have with ot... Read more >

  • Gerd Leipold, Activist-in-Chief, steps down next week

    Blogpost by brianfit - 12 November, 2009 at 13:18 2 comments
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    Claudia Misch writes:

    I have the privilege to be the assistant to Gerd Leipold, who this week steps down as Executive Director and Chief Troublemaker at Greenpeace International.

    While nobody is surprised that Greenpeace's leader is an activist --Gerd h... Read more >

  • Species we're killing this week: Koalas

    Blogpost by arook - 11 November, 2009 at 14:59 2 comments

    koala.jpg Last month, Sasha informed us about the alarming state of the grizzly and black bears as their main food, salmon, are diminishing.

    This week, another type of bear is threatened by climate change – the koala bear.

    AFP reports that the cute cuddly creat... Read more >

  • Tiny feasts on dead whale bones

    Blogpost by Andrew - 11 November, 2009 at 12:32

    From Wired: Read more >

    The worms, found in a gray whale skeleton off the coast of California, prompted scientists to designate them as representatives of an entirely new genus, dubbed Osedax. They belonged to a taxonomic family of marine worms that lack mouths an...
  • Amchitka: the 1970s rock concert that launched Greenpeace

    Blogpost by laurak - 11 November, 2009 at 11:16

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    Amchitka is the rock concert that launched Greenpeace. It's also the concert that launched a ship: the Phyllis McCormack, which sailed out into the first Greenpeace action protesting US nuclear testing in the Aleutian Islands.

    Bruce Cox, Executiv... Read more >

  • Getting to Google with GetSatisfaction.com

    Blogpost by eoin - 11 November, 2009 at 10:38

    Getsatisfaction.com screenshot Two weeks ago we posted this gentle call-to-action on our Eric Schmidt webpage in the Cool IT ranking of top IT executives:

    GetSatisfaction is a website where people leave feedback for companies - questions, problems, praise even. 21 Google employees ... Read more >

  • Vegemite or Marmite - definitely NOT tuna...

    Blogpost by brianfit - 10 November, 2009 at 15:50 2 comments

    On the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, in the heart of the Pacific ocean, we have witnessed one of the titanic struggles of our age, an issue that can divide communities and and often times dare not be spoken.

    I am of course talking vegemite or marmite?

    If w... Read more >

  • You don't want to be down wind - NYT

    Blogpost by Andrew - 10 November, 2009 at 12:37

    This is a follow up to Brian's post, "They said we were crazy",

    The New York Times has an editorial today calling on the Senate to pass a strong chemical security bill: Read more >

    The requirements are reasonable, vital and long overdue. If terrorists were to attac...
  • Statisticians reject global cooling

    Blogpost by muriel - 6 November, 2009 at 17:31 1 comment

    You most probably have heard of them once or twice before. They appear here and there, suddenly out of nowhere. They are loud, they are convincing and they are very persistent in their messaging - Climate skeptics!

    A recent poll conducted by the Pew Re... Read more >

  • Muriel

    Blogpost by muriel - 6 November, 2009 at 16:33

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    When I was 9 years old the neighbor wanted to extend the side of his house but the trees there were in the way. These were beautiful, gigantic Populus and I loved them so much. When the wind blew through the leaves it made the most amazing sound. I co... Read more >

  • Musicians going Green

    Blogpost by arook - 6 November, 2009 at 15:15 1 comment

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    In 2007, Aussie musician Missy Higgins and her band toured the US in a Prius, participated in Live Earth and helped PETA campaign against animal abuse. That same year, KT Tunstall also jumped on the green bandwagon, touring in a biodiesel-fuelled bus ... Read more >

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