Making Waves

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  • What is Texas doing in the Arctic?

    Blogpost by LisaV - 26 May, 2010 at 17:22 7 comments

    Texas, radio operator on board the Esperanza in the Arctic, tells us about their journey to Svalbard and what will be happening there soon.

    Sunny days!  24 hours of it.  It's been like that for a week or so now but the cloud cover has not let us b... Read more >

  • It smells so fishy

    Blogpost by LisaV - 25 May, 2010 at 18:24 1 comment

    UK oceans campaigner Willie MacKenzie - tells us why we need to be picky when it comes to buying tuna.

    There’s a well-known model of how dodgy big business deals with campaigns against them. To summarise, it goes a bit like this:

    Company X gets so... Read more >

  • Bluefin: an endangered icon

    Blogpost by LisaV - 25 May, 2010 at 18:02 1 comment

    Willie - one of our oceans campaigner - writes from the Mediterranean Sea.

    At lengths upwards of three metres, a bluefin tuna is one of the giants in the world of fish. It’s about as long as a small sports car, but it can accelerate even faster.... Read more >

  • Social media can save the planet

    Blogpost by Laura K. - 25 May, 2010 at 13:01 10 comments

    Don't believe it? Just look at the recent success of the Kit Kat campaign - a social media based campaign that finally convinced Nestlé to commit to removing products coming from rainforest destruction from its supply chains.

    With this example on han... Read more >

  • Arctic drilling next? Hell no!

    Blogpost by Juliette - 24 May, 2010 at 20:42 5 comments

    John Hocevar is an oceans campaigner with Greenpeace USA. With the Deepwater Horizon disaster strong in everyone's mind, once again, oil drilling must be opposed:

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and a group of Senators were visiting the Gulf today to... Read more >

  • Bluefin’s Mediterranean holiday romance - Will it last?

    Blogpost by LisaV - 20 May, 2010 at 18:15 6 comments

    From Willie MacKenzie, Greenpeace UK oceans campaigner.

    Imagine you are an Atlantic bluefin tuna. You’ve been out at sea most of the year, in cooler waters, feeding away, and you know generally getting on with being a big ol’ fish at the top of y... Read more >

  • Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own.

    May 2010 -

    Rex WylerThe Toyota hybrid with a stuck accelerator and no brakes is a sa... Read more >

  • Mr Hayward – this is not a ‘tiny’ matter...

    Blogpost by Juliette - 19 May, 2010 at 17:13 1 comment

    Paul Horsman is a Greenpeace campaigner, currently in Louisiana to assess the destruction from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Read his previous Deepwater Horizon blog here.

    In a clear attempt to downplay the impacts of BP’s latest oil spill, chie... Read more >

  • When purse-seining goes bad

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - 18 May, 2010 at 19:32 7 comments

    Greenpeace UK oceans campaigner Willie Mackenzie tells us what's wrong with the way most tuna are caught.

    Greenpeace is not against purse-seining. That may surprise some people. Sure it’s a big industrial-looking fishing operation, involving huge ... Read more >

  • Do orang-utan's party when their forests are saved?

    Blogpost by Brian - 18 May, 2010 at 12:10 4 comments

    OK peeps, help us settle a discussion we had in the office yesterday about how we're visually celebrating our win of the Kit Kat campaign.  (You know, the one where Nestlé agreed to stop buying palm oil from those who level Indonesian rainforests to p... Read more >

  • One Drill Too Far

    Blogpost by Juliette - 17 May, 2010 at 14:04 2 comments

    Paul Horsman is a Greenpeace campaigner, currently in Louisiana to assess the destruction from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Below is an update he sent from the bayou.


    Here in the southern US the land doesn’t just ‘meet’ the sea so much as the... Read more >

  • Bad days for bluefin

    Blogpost by LisaV - 14 May, 2010 at 21:12

    Here's another post from Willie, one of our oceans campaigners in the UK:

    Now is not a good time to be an Atlantic bluefin tuna.

    I mean it’s bad enough that rampant overfishing has already decimated the species, to a mere sliver of its former abu... Read more >

  • More catastrophic oil spills to come

    Blogpost by Brian - 8 May, 2010 at 21:15 6 comments

    As we tap out the last of the Earth's "easy oil," exploration moves into more experimental territory. Riskier territory. More remote and, too often, more environmentally vulnerable territory. 

    As our world continues in its fire-breathing-vampire-of-p... Read more >

  • Your tuna is too cheap

    Blogpost by LisaV - 4 May, 2010 at 18:56 4 comments

    A report from the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels last week - by Willie Mackenzie, Greenpeace UK oceans campaigner.

    In the shadow of the improbably-shaped Atomium, thousands of people gather to buy and sell seafood. Five vast halls in an i... Read more >

  • EU: Stop Spain's overfishing!

    Blogpost by LisaV - 4 May, 2010 at 18:07 2 comments

    We are destroying our oceans: around 75-80 percent of the world’s fish stocks are already at dangerously low levels. And without urgent action, we may experience a future without fish.

    The EU, which has the third largest fishing fleet on the pla... Read more >

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