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  • Deep sea research on the Rainbow Warrior - it's not easy!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 21 March, 2009 at 10:48 1 comment

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    Here's another post from Frida, oceans campaigner on the Rainbow Warrior (see her previous post here).

    Sometimes when you depend on someone it is easy to become very annoyed and disappointed with them, even when they are not really to blame for the thi... Read more >

  • Activists locked down Sinar Mas headquarters

    Blogpost by Jess - 20 March, 2009 at 18:12

    Forest destruction is now universally recognised to cause about 20 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions. This means that cutting down trees is more destructive to the planet than the entire global transport sector. Add that to species extinction... Read more >

  • I hadn't heard before how badly the police behaved at the climate camp protest last August. At the time, it was reported as "police clash with protesters". The reality that has come out is that it was really police harassing protesters and local resid... Read more >

  • Don't be a twit on twitter

    Blogpost by Lisa - 20 March, 2009 at 12:36

    We found this animation on Boing Boing and all of us here at the secret Greenpeace mountain laboratory fell out of our chairs with laughter.

    If you're on Twitter like me you'll know that there's a whole heap of s#!t out there but despite all the noise ... Read more >

  • TATA make nanos, threaten turtles

    Blogpost by eoin - 20 March, 2009 at 10:50 16 comments

    The campaign to stop TATA from wiping out an important habitat for Olive Ridley Turtles in India is growing. Over 1,000 blogs are campaigning for the survival of the olive ridleys, and Greenpeace activists are battling against all odds to try and save... Read more >

  • Saving Norway's cold water corals

    Blogpost by Lisa - 19 March, 2009 at 18:46 6 comments

    Here is a post from Frida, one of our oceans campaigners, on the Rainbow Warrior - currently off the coast of Norway.

    Did you know that there are thousands of beautiful and diverse coral reefs in the northern seas, outside of Scotland, Norway and the B... Read more >

  • Susan Sarandon is back! The energy revolution rolls on ...

    Blogpost by laurak - 19 March, 2009 at 14:21 1 comment

    Last week Greenpeace launched a new version of the first of three 'Reasons to Believe' videos narrated by Susan Sarandon, to coincide with the launch of the Energy [R]evolution in the USA. The video got close to 2,000 views on YouTube within the first... Read more >

  • Twitter live panel feedback

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 18 March, 2009 at 0:10

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    I liked this. The "Using Mobile Phones for Good" panel at tech conference SXSW in Austin put the audience twitter stream live on the screen in the panel room. The panel was primarily about how UNICEF is partnering with Mobile Phone companies to h... Read more >

  • Al Gore doesn't think nuclear power is the answer

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 17 March, 2009 at 14:54 3 comments

    It's always nice when people agree with you. We've maintained that nuclear power is a dangerous distraction to the real solutions to the climate crisis for a long time now. It's dirty, it's unsafe, it's a threat to world peace and it is terribly, terr... Read more >

  • real climate leaders wantedIt's nice when occasionally big political institutions agree with you. Last week we launched our IT Climate Leadership Challenge, looking for IT leaders to raise their game on tackling climate change. Yesterday the EU Commission followed with a new pr... Read more >

  • Guerilla wallpaper

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 11 March, 2009 at 17:44

    Stick a few bullheaded, single-minded, action-oriented Greenpeace oceans campaigners in a suit or a smart outfit, and send them into the hallowed halls of a cautious, diplomatic, slow-moving United Nations agency like the Food and Agricultural Organiz... Read more >

  • Revolution in the USA

    Blogpost by laurak - 11 March, 2009 at 14:31 3 comments

    Greenpeace USA is launching a revolution today - an Energy [R]evolution, with the official release of Greenpeace USA's Energy Revolution scenario. The US Energy Revolution is part of a sustainable global energy outlook, with an original report which i... Read more >

  • UPDATE: EU finance ministers fail to bail

    Blogpost by Lisa - 11 March, 2009 at 13:16

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    As we feared - the EU finance ministers avoided making any kind of decision on climate funding after hundreds of us blockaded their meeting in Brussels yesterday. This pathetic outcome means it's now up to Heads of States and governments to step up an... Read more >

  • Bailing out the planet- Video

    Blogpost by Jess - 10 March, 2009 at 21:45 1 comment

    Here's some video from the inspiring action today in Brussels. More than 340 activists were arrested and the activists were able to block the exits of the building for more than 2 hours. All of the activists have been released from jail and while... Read more >

  • Bailing out the planet in Brussels

    Blogpost by Lisa - 10 March, 2009 at 15:28

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    I woke up at 6 o'clock this morning to save the climate - the kind of climate that you and I are so accustomed to - the kind of climate that sustains the diversity of life on this planet - the climate that is on the brink of total destablisation. And ... Read more >

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