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  • Caption contest: protesting in your sleep

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 8 November, 2010 at 16:29 10 comments

    The story: Anti-CASTOR protestors sleep on the railway tracks blocking the nuclear transport near Dannenberg. Greenpeace, groups and citizens oppose the transportation of CASTOR rail containers of reprocessed German nuclear waste from the La Hague... Read more >

  • Amanda Briggs-Hastie, who's worked for ten years at Greenpeace New Zealand, sent us this blog from Manaus, Brazil.

    Setting off for the flyover aboard the Greenpeace Cessna plane. The Plane was purchased for Greenpeace by a very special donor and has been invaluable in allowing the Amazon team to monitor and report on deforestation, exposing the scandals and making those companies responsible for the destruction known.

    Setting off for the flyover aboard the Greenpeace Cessna plane. The Plane was purchased for Greenpeace by a very special donor and... Read more >

  • 2010-11-07-nuclear-Castor_protest_crowd.jpg
    Kumi Naidoo addresses the rally attended by 50,000 people in Dannenberg, Germany against CASTOR nuclear transport. Image: Gorden Welters, Greenpeace.

    Right now in Germany we are witnessing an unprecedented mass mobilization against radioactive waste ... Read more >

  • Caption contest: un-capsize

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 1 November, 2010 at 14:39 17 comments

    The story: Works on the Rainbow Warrior III project at Maritim Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. The hull is composed of seven sections, which were prepared individually in the shipbuilding hall. All components are built upside down and must be turn... Read more >

  • UN Biodiversity Summit Closes: Sayonara, Nagoya

    Blogpost by Nathalie Rey - 29 October, 2010 at 21:37 2 comments

    Nathalie Rey (left) briefs reporters before the close of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan

    After two weeks of negotiations, this CBD COP has concluded and not without some last-minute drama. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the conten... Read more >

  • Deep Green: 'Becoming Animal, An Earthly Cosmology'

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 29 October, 2010 at 16:50

    “The ‘control of nature’ is a phrase conceived in arrogance,
    born of the Neanderthal age of biology.”
    — Rachel Carson

    Ecologists today must ask a difficult question: Are we succeeding? Is the human enterprise changing quickly enough? We can go to Worl... Read more >

  • When the last tree is cut...

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 29 October, 2010 at 9:22 23 comments

    There's a proverb that says: "When the last tree is cut, when the last river has been poisoned, when the last fish has been caught, then we will find out that we can't eat money."

    Looking at this photo by Daniel Beltrá, I am reminded of this prover... Read more >

  • UN Biodiversity Summit Update: Latin American Nations Focus on Oceans

    Blogpost by Samuel Leiva - 28 October, 2010 at 19:37 2 comments

    For the past 2 weeks here in Nagoya at the CBD, I've been participating in the negotiations about the future health of our oceans, officially called Marine and Coastal Biodiversity. The politicians here have been focusing on identifying important area... Read more >

  • Frode Pleym (right) is part of the Greenpeace delegation at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Nagoya, Japan.

    I will be the first one to admit that my home country Norway is not perfect. Still, it is a relatively pleasant place in a... Read more >

  • Caption contest: solar energy vs oil

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 26 October, 2010 at 16:58 10 comments



    The story: The sun sets on the Greenpeace the Arctic Sunrise near an oil rig platform in the Gulf of Mexico October 17, 2010. A team of independent scientists joined the crew of the Arctic Sunrise to conduct a series of scientific research... Read more >

  • Japanese Government Lagging at UN Biodiversity Summit

    Blogpost by Wakao Hanaoka - 26 October, 2010 at 9:40 3 comments

    Wakao Hanaoka (left) briefs journalists at the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Nagoya, Japan

    Today, the Greenpeace delegation at the CBD summarized what has been happening here in Nagoya and reiterated our demands for a global network... Read more >

  • Papua New Guinea Awarded Golden Chainsaw Award!

    Blogpost by Sam Moko - 25 October, 2010 at 10:16 2 comments

    Sam Moko (right) presents Federica Bietta, Papua New Guinea's representative to forests and climate negotiations with Greenpeace's "Golden Chainsaw" award in Nagoya, Japan this morning

    Today I gave Greenpeace’s Golden Chainsaw award to the representa... Read more >

  • Week 2 at UN Biodiversity Summit: Hope for the World's Oceans

    Blogpost by Sofia Tsenikli - 24 October, 2010 at 17:28 2 comments

    Sofia Tsenikli In Nagoya, Japan for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity meeting.

    I am just back to my room after our Greenpeace coordination meeting where we regrouped and set our plans for the week to come- the final week of the Convention on ... Read more >

  • The State of Play at the UN Biodiversity Summit

    Blogpost by Nathalie Rey - 23 October, 2010 at 23:48 7 comments

    The main meeting room at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan.

    Hello there. I am Nathalie- an oceans policy advisor at Greenpeace, and I have the privilege of leading the Greenpeace team here at CBD COP10. It has now been more... Read more >

  • Caption contest: submarine detective

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 22 October, 2010 at 10:30 9 comments

    The story: University of North Carolina Wilmington Research Professor Steven W. Ross and Greenpeace submarine pilot John Hocevar, right, are lowered into the Gulf of Mexico in the Dual Deep Worker submarine from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunris... Read more >

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