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  • Leaving Ny-Ålesund

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 13 July, 2010 at 16:09

    An arctic fox pauses in the doorway of a cabin where scientists stayed during the five week long ocean acidification experiment.Greenpeace International's Comms Project Manager, Dave Walsh writes from the Esperanza, as the Arctic Under Pressure Expedition 2010 sadly comes to an end.

    Following its return from the far north of Svalbard, where it had been looking at the incredib... Read more >

  • Why there are no penguins in the Arctic.

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 8 July, 2010 at 12:33 7 comments

    A sequel to Dave Walsh's blog from the Esperanza, Fogbows at 81 North.

    Throughout the Esperanza’s journey around the coast of Svalbard, we’ve been kept company by several species of alcid – the auks and the guillemots. There are the cute little au... Read more >

  • Fogbows at 81 North

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 8 July, 2010 at 11:57

    Dave Walsh writes from Esperanza, currently sailing the Arctic ocean as part of Greenpeace's Arctic Under Pressure Expedition 2010.

    While we’ve been off the coast of Svalbard, we’ve had had all kinds of weather – but luckily, no storms. We’ve sail... Read more >

  • Kentucky fried planet

    Blogpost by LisaV - 6 July, 2010 at 12:04 2 comments

    Even though we've had huge success in turning companies like Unilever, Nestlé and Kraft off palm oil produced by Sinar Mas, that only represents one part of the jigsaw and Sinar Mas is still chewing its way through Indonesia's rainforests.

    Palm oi... Read more >

  • The last dive of the drop-camera

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 5 July, 2010 at 16:41 2 comments

    Dr Iris Menn is a marine biologist and Greenpeace oceans campaigner onboard the Esperanza

    Today we sent the drop-camera for her last dive along a so-called 'transect' – which is basically a distance from A to B. She dived down to 300 to 400 metres ... Read more >

  • Lake Baikal one step closer to protection

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 2 July, 2010 at 15:02 7 comments

    After collecting over 125,000 signatures to protect Lake Baikal, a unique UNESCO world heritage site in Russia, representatives from Greenpeace, WWF and Bellona handed in a petition to defend the Lake.

    A pulp and paper mill is threatening the biodive... Read more >

  • Ecological solutions for drought resilient farming

    Blogpost by gtyler - 2 July, 2010 at 11:03

    Image: Dry canal in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, where the failing monsoons of 2009 left farmers struggling with drought and water-demanding crops, including rice and cotton. © Peter Caton / Greenpeace Read more >

    Reyes Tirado, a scientist at the Greenpe...
  • Beware the EU Commission bearing gifts

    Blogpost by gtyler - 1 July, 2010 at 9:58 3 comments

    By Myrto Pispini, Greenpeace Agriculture Campaigner.

    Lately there has been media hype in Brussels regarding a new proposal by the European Commission aiming to solve a deadlock in the authorization of genetically engineered (GE) crops. The deadlock... Read more >

  • Dirty energy soils politics in the Czech Republic

    Blogpost by LisaV - 30 June, 2010 at 16:45 3 comments

    Ben Jasper, Greenpeace climate campaigner in the Czech Republic writes...

    In January, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) brought new optimism to the post UN Climate Summit blues - by stepping into the debate about the Czech Republic’s large... Read more >

  • Building a better NEMO

    Blogpost by Gavin Newman - 30 June, 2010 at 13:54 1 comment

    Gavin Newman is a long time Greenpeace cameraman, photographer, diver and now, remote-controlled submarine driver!

    It all seemed very simple in the beginning. I’d been using remote controlled cameras for years, bolting them on boats, helicopters, k... Read more >

  • Junichi speaks out for whales in Morocco

    Blogpost by LisaV - 25 June, 2010 at 13:53 2 comments

    On Thursday after a full day of discussions, disagreements and minimal deliberation in the plenary session of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Agadir, Morocco, NGOs have been given the opportunity to address the attending del... Read more >

  • Just another fish?

    Blogpost by LisaV - 25 June, 2010 at 12:39 10 comments

    Sara Holden, Greenpeace International whales campaigner, writes...

    I read a very revealing interview yesterday, with Iceland’s chief whaler. Kristjan Loftsson has merrily defied the global moratorium on commercial whaling for decades and now sits ... Read more >

  • Arctic Oil: A Very Crude Idea

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 24 June, 2010 at 14:40 1 comment

    Dave Walsh is currently on board the Esperanza as part of the Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010.

    Even now, as the disastrous situation in the temperate waters of the Gulf of Mexico continues, oil companies are still pushing for opening up the ... Read more >

  • Bayer finally gets the message – we don’t want GE!

    Blogpost by gtyler - 24 June, 2010 at 12:20 4 comments

    It has taken a long time - 8 years to be precise. In 2002 Bayer first applied for approval for Brazilian farmers to be allowed to grow their genetically engineered (GE) rice. The only problem with their plan is that Brazilian rice farmers and producer... Read more >

  • Fail Whales

    Blogpost by LisaV - 24 June, 2010 at 11:50 5 comments

    Karli Thomas, Greenpeace oceans campaigner writes from the IWC meeting in Morocco...

    The town of Sidi R’bat on Morocco’s Atlantic coast is where the biblical Jonah is said to have been vomited up by a whale. Less than 100km from that spot, something ... Read more >

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