Making Waves

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  • How many whales once roamed the sea?

    Blogpost by brianfit - 11 August, 2009 at 10:54 1 comment

    In the late 1700s, when Captain James Cook sailed into Sydney harbour, he claimed "there were whale spouts as far as the eye could see." Callum Roberts, in his book "The Unnatural History of the Sea" gathers similar tales of teeming cetaceans from th... Read more >

  • This is part of a series of short news updates beyond Greenpeace-specific news. World environmental events in a blurb:

    “Real Leaders Back Clean Energy”

    In Guadalajara, Mexico, Greenpeace let polar bears do the talking. An activist dressed in a polar bea... Read more >

  • This is part of a series of short news updates beyond Greenpeace-specific news. World environmental events in a blurb:

    Coal or Climate, Kevin?

    When Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australia’s Prime Minister in December, 2007, his statements were promising as... Read more >

  • Japanese whales activists in court again

    Blogpost by eoin - 5 August, 2009 at 12:25 1 comment


    Staff and volunteers from Greenpeace Japan were in the streets of Aomori yesterday to spread the word about the whale meat scandal trial and Greenpeace's campaign to stop whaling.

    Two of our activists, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, are facing up to 10 ... Read more >

  • This is the first in a series of short news updates beyond Greenpeace-specific news. World environmental events in a blurb:

    In Short:

    Reuters reports that India will pump about USD 200 million into the protection of its forests. Forests are critical to ... Read more >

  • Anne-Marije

    Blogpost by arook - 3 August, 2009 at 11:53 1 comment

    When I was four, I wanted to be a police woman. As an eight-year-old, an archeologist. Then, a detective and later, a creative writer. Having lived in three countries and learned various languages along the way, I decided I should work for an internat... Read more >

  • Making waves in the Mediterranean

    Blogpost by Lisa - 31 July, 2009 at 13:03


    © Greenpeace/Parsons

    Nathalie usually works in our video department at Greenpeace International in Amsterdam, but this week she's been an ocean defender on board the Rainbow Warrior in the Med. Here's the latest from her as the expedition comes to an end

    The Sicilian Channel is that part of the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and Tunisia; for me - experiencing my first ever voyage on a ship, it’s just the middle of the sea. In this respect, I feel like a migratory fish - free in the middle of the waters without boundaries.

    This area is famous for the richness of its biodiversity and i... Read more >

  • Mediterranean pirates discovered by Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Lisa - 29 July, 2009 at 14:03

    RWDN_201.jpg © Alain Combemorel/ Greenpeace

    Last weekend - Greenpeace found and reported a pirate fishing vessel off the coast of Sicily

    Since July 22nd and until the 31st, our team on board the Rainbow Warrior is back in Sicilian waters to raise the alarm over illegal drift netting and to document seamounts in international waters and other areas that could be rich in biodiversity in the Sicilian channel. To do this they are diving and using a deep submersible drop camera. The results will be used to highlight the need for a marine reserve in this area.

    This is how the crew of our ship woke up in the morning of the 26th of July and this is how Alain, a member of the on board campaign team explains his day; a day that started slow and easy and suddenly turns out to be exciting day for the campaign...

    Yesterday we had a bit of weather; a dive was scheduled for this morning so the decision was made to look for shelter. The Rainbow Warrior was drifting on... Read more >

  • Agriculture activists arrested in India

    Blogpost by Lisa - 27 July, 2009 at 16:30 1 comment


    Today activists in India were arrested while demonstrating outside the Indian Parliament during the passing of the Finance bill in Loksabha. The demonstration was to remind the Finance Minister that proposed fertiliser subsidies will not ward off an i... Read more >

  • Climate Camp in Ireland this August

    Blogpost by eoin - 27 July, 2009 at 11:47
    Gluaiseacht climate camp in Ireland

    Irish activist mailing lists, facebook groups and forums are abuzz with

    news of an upcoming camp in Co. Offaly.

    If I were in Britain or Ireland now I'd go to the climate camp in Ireland, August 15 to 23rd.

    There are so many climate change problems in Ire... Read more >

  • Arctic Rice Shelf Collapse

    Blogpost by Lisa - 24 July, 2009 at 19:43 3 comments

    After our web and press guy, Dave Walsh, on board the Arctic Sunrise noticed a rather amusing typo in a recent draft press release - this is what he sent back to our communications department in Amsterdam for a giggle.

    The Petermann Rice Shelf has ... Read more >

  • Not only for love

    Blogpost by Jess - 23 July, 2009 at 16:18

    Sent from Nathalie onboard the Rainbow Warrior in the Meditteranean

    nathalieblog1.jpgAs we were traveling to the Mediterranean sea yesterday morning, one colleague told me this story as a joke: “Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the mechanic... Read more >

  • What's the impact of No Impact Man?

    Blogpost by Adele - 21 July, 2009 at 16:25 4 comments

    A new film is coming out soon called No Impact Man, featuring the well-meaning Colin Beavan attempting to live his life with as little as possible impact on the environment. But, I wonder, what impact is his film going to have?

    You can check out the tr... Read more >

  • PC's leaving consoles in the (toxic) dust?

    Blogpost by tom - 20 July, 2009 at 18:10


    It's been almost two years since Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony were added to the Guide to Greener Electronics, Nintendo has just struggled past the 1/10 mark, Microsoft has a feeble 2.5 and Sony has tumbled down to 4.5. So, what's up? Don't they care... Read more >

  • Ask Google your Energy question today

    Blogpost by tom - 16 July, 2009 at 12:52 5 comments

    Today Google's Dan Reicher will be online on the Guardian Website to answer your questions about Google and energy/climate change. Dan is Google's director of climate change and energy and has worked in past US Administrations and on the Obama transit... Read more >

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