Making Waves

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  • Wikileaks: US engineers ways to force feed Europeans with GE crops

    Blogpost by Myrto Pispini - 21 December, 2010 at 20:45 13 comments

    Documents exposed recently by Wikileaks reveal that the US has been putting pressure on European countries to accept genetically engineered  (GE) crops. Although US government support for biotech companies in this way is nothing new - the cables rel... Read more >

  • Deep Green: Entropy and Ecology

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 21 December, 2010 at 17:50 13 comments

    “If you don’t have some appreciation of the economy as being embedded in the natural systems of the planet, you’re not going to get very far understanding why we’ve got the problems we have with the environment, and how we’re going to solve them.”
    — Pe...

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  • Change in commenting system

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 21 December, 2010 at 16:35 1 comment

    We mentioned when this new site went live a few months ago that we'd have regular improvements - and here's one. As we have a better spam filter, we're now allowing comments by unregistered users. Hopefully, more of you will now be joining the convers... Read more >

  • Stories from the Rainbow Warrior: Crizel

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 20 December, 2010 at 18:07 11 comments

    I don’t think I’ve ever felt actually honored to write a blog, but today I am. Watching the video below, I’ve been quite overwhelmed by the urgency of so many environmental issues – issues that not only slowly destroy our planet, but put young innocen... Read more >

  • This morning I cycled to work through the newly settled snow and for the first time this year - found myself in the winter holiday spirit. Here in Amsterdam at the Greenpeace International office - we’re surrounded by a snowy white cityscape. So... Read more >

  • Finnish Forest Rescued!

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 16 December, 2010 at 14:35 21 comments

    Lapland Forest, Finland

    Real change rarely comes quickly as we would like – it’s one of the tough lessons of environmental campaigning. But when it eventually does arrive, it can be very, very sweet, like the satisfaction of saving an immense forest in the far north of Eur... Read more >

  • Dear Mark: Be the Earth’s man of the year!

    Blogpost by Tom Dowdall - 15 December, 2010 at 18:32

    Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has been in the news quite a bit in the last few days. Previously portrayed as a reclusive billionaire who shuns the limelight he’s made couple of big gestures recently.

    With a reported perso... Read more >

  • Free "print & play" game: Big Oil Vs Greenpeace to save the Arctic

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 15 December, 2010 at 10:09 7 comments

    It may not be the most festive of themes, but at least our holiday gift to you this year is not a tie or socks. It's a free print & play board game called Deepsea Desperation. It's all about Greenpeace against Big Oil, with one player struggling to es... Read more >

  • German agriculture minister Ilse Aigner walks past Greenpeace's trawler in Brussels, Belgium

    Every year, it’s the same. Despite evidence and advice from marine biologists that really there aren't plenty more fish in the sea, European fishing quotas a... Read more >

  • Tears for the Tuna

    Blogpost by Karli Thomas - 13 December, 2010 at 8:37 1 comment

    Karli Thomas leads efforts to rescue tuna, for the sake of the Pacific Ocean and the people dependent on it.

    Last week's meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission ended in a sad day for the tuna, for the whales and whale shark... Read more >

  • Fishing for Independence at the Pacific Tuna Summit

    Blogpost by Duncan Williams - 10 December, 2010 at 13:42


    Fishermen using the sustainable "pole and line" fishing method to catch skipjack tuna

    It was a huge disappointment to see industrial fishing nations beat down small Pacific island countries today- the nations struggling to save tuna- a fish they n... Read more >

  • Your name: signed, designed and delivered!

    Blogpost by LisaV - 9 December, 2010 at 18:09 16 comments

    This morning, in the middle of Brussels at the EU Commission, over one million signatures calling for a moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops were delivered by Avaaz and Greenpeace to the Commissioner of Health and Consumer Policy - John Dal... Read more >

  • Over a million EU citizens finally have their say on GM crops

    Blogpost by Myrto Pispini - 9 December, 2010 at 11:00 25 comments

    The first ever European Citizens’ Initiative is handed over to John Dali - EU Commissioner of Health and Consumer Policy. Over a million signatures surround the 380-square-metre piece of 3D pavement art.

    Can you imagine how it feels to cross the finis... Read more >

  • Supermarkets Want Responsibly-Caught Tuna. Can the Pacific Provide?

    Blogpost by Sari Tolvanen - 9 December, 2010 at 10:38

    Sari "Blondfin" Tolvanen, coordinator of Greenpeace's campaign to defend the Pacific Ocean.

    Retailers have a major role in protecting the world’s oceans - they sell the majority of the world’s caught fish to the public. One might think that they wo... Read more >

  • Pacific Tuna Hangs in the Balance

    Blogpost by Phil Kline - 8 December, 2010 at 19:36

    Greenpeace's team on the ground in Honolulu for the Pacific Tuna Summit

    Last week, a global team of Greenpeace campaigners arrived in Honolulu to attend the 7th annual meeting of the western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting.

    The... Read more >

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