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  • Nukes are a dangerous waste of time and money

    Blogpost by eoin - 24 June, 2009 at 13:12

    How this works:

    The accumulating costs above are based on the EUR 1.7 billion overrun announced by Areva/TVO plus an extra EUR 1.2 billion which will be needed to purchase electricity that has not been produced by Olkiluoto-3 since its projected start.... Read more >

  • IWC 2009 - whale conservation bloc not playing its hand

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 23 June, 2009 at 13:44 7 comments

    Guest blog from Sara Holden, our International whales campaign coordinator

    Just a few minutes before the opening of the 61st International Whaling Commission meeting, a large rat was seen scuttling through the hotel and out the door. As metaphors go, i... Read more >

  • A black eye for Emma and a step forward for bluefin tuna

    Blogpost by brianfit - 23 June, 2009 at 11:09 1 comment

    John Hocevar writes from the Rainbow Warrior:

    Today things got ugly.

    We are in Valletta Harbor in Malta. We learned that there were two vessels here owned by Fuentes, the tuna tycoon who controls over half the bluefin catch in the Mediterranean. We de... Read more >

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    A cheeky reposting of Christian's blog on our UK website:

    Around midnight three of my colleagues eased themselves off one of the Greenpeace inflatable speedboats and into the cold water of the river Medway in Kent.

    It's di... Read more >

  • Wearing the Spirit

    Blogpost by brianfit - 20 June, 2009 at 14:06

    A friend in Aomori, Japan, writes:


    Photo:Greenpeace/Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

    May I present the legendary Greenpeace T-Shirt collector, a writer with Greenpeace International - Steve Erwood.

    When Greenpeace’s Aomori Communications Centre in Japan put out a c... Read more >

  • Take care of our tuna

    Blogpost by brianfit - 19 June, 2009 at 2:24

    John Hocevar writes from the Rainbow Warrior: Read more >

    "Take care of our tuna, because they are going to exterminate them." – Maltese fisherman talking about the big boats using purse seine nets and drift nets, which he said were responsible for the fact that ...
  • Sigourney Weaver gives UN the bottom line

    Blogpost by laurak - 18 June, 2009 at 15:02

    Yesterday in New York, actress Sigourney Weaver presented some hard facts about the practice of bottom trawling during the UN Consultative Process on the Law of the Sea (ICP). Namely - it is killing deep sea ecological systems and they may never recov... Read more >

  • EPR: Enfant Terrible of the French Nuclear Industry

    Blogpost by eoin - 17 June, 2009 at 17:23 2 comments

    The French nuclear industry’s flagship European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) has become an example of all that can go spectacularly wrong with new reactors in both construction and economic terms. Rather than becoming the poster child of the nuclear rena... Read more >

  • So long Susan

    Blogpost by laurak - 17 June, 2009 at 16:01

    The final installment of a trilogy is out today. The last of the three Reasons to Believe films narrated by the charming and talented Ms Susan Sarandon has been released - 'Reasons to Believe: Servers'. These films give us three out of an endless list... Read more >

  • Hell still not frozen over

    Blogpost by Adele - 13 June, 2009 at 14:03 2 comments

    Pics2.jpgThis week, Shell paid $15.5m to the Ogoni people in Nigeria, an out of court settlement after a 13 year struggle. I read that Shell's lawyers apparently once said that Shell would only settle when "hell freezes over" and they were "skating on it" - (... Read more >

  • Wake up call in Bonn

    Blogpost by Jess - 12 June, 2009 at 16:28

    An update on UN Climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany brought to you by our very own Cindy Baxter who has been at the negotiations since the start.

    Coming to the end of a hard two weeks here at the climate talks in Bonn, we were greeted yesterday by a... Read more >

  • An Inconvenient Tuna

    Blogpost by Adele - 10 June, 2009 at 11:20 2 comments

    juvenile-bluefin-tuna-below-th.jpgHere in the UK, bluefin tuna has suddenly become the posterboy for overfishing, largely thanks to the new film The End of the Line. I was at the premiere screening of the film (a documentary based on the book by journalist Charles Clover) here in Lo... Read more >

  • Adele

    Blogpost by Adele - 9 June, 2009 at 18:27 1 comment

    me.jpgTo paraphrase the wonderful Troy McClure, you may remember me from such campaigns as Defending Our Oceans, Come Back Whales! in Korea and various activities that always seemed to involve orange roughy costumes or cartoon musicals...don't ask me why. ... Read more >

  • Making the Ministry of Rice

    Blogpost by Lisa - 5 June, 2009 at 14:34 1 comment

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    Lucy, one of our video producers at Greenpeace International, made the new video for our campaign against GM rice. Here's the story she's written about how it all came together with photos by Raffa and Tulio, from our video department.

    “We need a film... Read more >

  • Dead humpback found on bow of Exxon tanker

    Blogpost by brianfit - 5 June, 2009 at 11:49 6 comments

    Honestly, people. You can't make this stuff up.

    An ExxonMobil oil tanker arrived in the port of Valdez (yes, the site of the Exxon-valdez oil spill) with a dead humpback whale stuck on its bow that (really, I'm not making this up) nobody noticed until ... Read more >

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