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  • 10,000 Dance for a Climate Deal

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 31 August, 2009 at 11:16 1 comment

    10,000 people danced on a beach in Belgium to demand action at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December.

    The dance will be incorporated into a 2-d and 3-d video clip to be released at the end of October.

    The effort was part of "The Big Ask Ag... Read more >

  • Gamers debate toxic electronics in Kotaku comments

    Blogpost by laurak - 28 August, 2009 at 15:18

    About a month ago the Greener Electronics campaign released videos on the popular gaming site Kotaku targeting console manufacturers Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo (makers of the ever-popular yet not-so-green) Wii:

    The reactions from gamers were a little... Read more >

  • Where the honeybees at?

    Blogpost by arook - 28 August, 2009 at 14:37 1 comment

    This is part of a series of short news updates beyond Greenpeace-specific news. World environmental events in a blurb:

    The Buzz behind the honeybee headlines:

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    Affected by climate change, pesticides and insect deceases, the number of honeybees in the wil... Read more >

  • Visiting Mama Sarah Obama

    Blogpost by Jess - 28 August, 2009 at 13:15 1 comment

    An account of Solar Generation's trip to Kenya by Abi, Solar Generation Coordinator

    Last week, I was fortunate enough to spend my days with a group of young, dedicated Kenyans who were attempting to tackle the twin problems of energy poverty and climat... Read more >

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    As we embark on the last 100 days before the crucial Climate talks in Copenhagen, Grist has put up a cool blog featuring 100 facts about Copenhagen and the climate talks you probably didn't know.

    They also have banner counting down the hours, minutes ... Read more >

  • With friends like these…

    Blogpost by Cindy Baxter - 27 August, 2009 at 18:05

    It’s official: Greenpeace didn’t say that the Greenland icecap would melt by 2030 - the BBC got it wrong. Yes - I know - this was something we pointed out last week.

    The "Denyosphere" got somewhat hysterical, spinning the old line that we lied, got s... Read more >

  • Firefighting in action

    Blogpost by Jess - 27 August, 2009 at 15:09 4 comments

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    An update from Richi about fighting the forest fires that raged through Indonesia recently

    My name is Richi, and I work for Greenpeace in Indonesia doing action logistics and volunteer coordination. Recently, I coordinated the wo... Read more >

  • Climate Activists Set Up Camp in London

    Blogpost by Sasha - 27 August, 2009 at 14:26

    As I write this, London is being "swooped" by a virtual rainbow of environmental activists preparing to set up this year's Climate Camp. Up to 3000 people are expected to attend the event, outfitted in predetermined colours, depending on which of the... Read more >

  • "Our Climate - Your Decision!"

    Blogpost by Sasha - 26 August, 2009 at 18:22 3 comments

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    Check out the video and image from one of our latest actions. Yesterday, 40 activists set up a climate-protection camp atop the Gorner glacier in Switzerland and unfurled giant cloth letters reading “Our Climate – Your Decision!”

    The ... Read more >

  • Sasha

    Blogpost by Sasha - 26 August, 2009 at 12:21 2 comments

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    Originally from Vancouver, I moved to Amsterdam in June of 2008. My friend got me a job in an Irish pub, where I worked for almost a year. Sick of fuelling the needs of alcoholics, as well as of the ensuing problems (to be polite), I started volunte... Read more >

  • Caption Contest - vote!

    Blogpost by Juliette - 25 August, 2009 at 16:15

    [Update: Votes are closed! Thank you for participating!]



    Last week, we launched a caption contest for two photos from the Arctic by Nick Cobbing. We received a whooping 49 submissions - way more than expected. As we can't start a poll with 49 options, ... Read more >

  • This is part of a series of short news updates beyond Greenpeace-specific news. World environmental events in a blurb:

    Change comes from underneath:

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    Change comes from within, or in the case of a new internet trend, from underneath. Underneath your clot... Read more >

  • Greenpeace admits: BBC got it wrong about arctic sea ice melting

    Blogpost by brianfit - 20 August, 2009 at 14:26 39 comments

    The climate-denial blog-and-twitosphere -- also known as the "Denyosphere" -- is abuzz with the news: Greenpeace admits live on the BBC that it lied about arctic melting.

    That's not true, it's being promoted by the handful of global warming skeptics ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Germany spoofs RWE Ads

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 18 August, 2009 at 18:53 2 comments

    What a lovely, high-end bit of Shrek-like animation those hilarious PR flacks at German energy company RWE have put together to run on German television and as a cinema ad in front of Harry Potter, showing people what a kind, environmentally gentle gr... Read more >

  • Caption Contest

    Blogpost by Juliette - 17 August, 2009 at 17:18 49 comments

    Below are two recent photos from our Arctic expedition that are just waiting for a witty caption. Submit yours in a comment - the funnier, the better!


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    Copyright: Greenpeace/ Nick Cobbing

    Give it your best shot. I'm looking forward to your ideas (and wil... Read more >

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