Making Waves

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  • Fail Whales

    Blogpost by LisaV - 24 June, 2010 at 11:50 5 comments

    Karli Thomas, Greenpeace oceans campaigner writes from the IWC meeting in Morocco...

    The town of Sidi R’bat on Morocco’s Atlantic coast is where the biblical Jonah is said to have been vomited up by a whale. Less than 100km from that spot, something ... Read more >

  • The future of whale conservation

    Blogpost by LisaV - 23 June, 2010 at 18:29 1 comment

    John Frizell - Greenpeace International whales campaigner writes from the IWC meeting in Morocco, 

    Greenpeace campaigners at international meetings usually find themselves crammed into chairs at the back trying to listen to the proceedings, read sta... Read more >

  • Isbjørn Ahoy!

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 23 June, 2010 at 15:54

    Greenpeace's Dave Walsh writes from the Esperanza, currently off the coast of Svalbard as part of the Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010.

    Early afternoon, Sunday: the Esperanza is at anchor in Woodfjorden, northern Svalbard. Sharp-eyed Erik was ... Read more >

  • Postcard from the Arctic Ocean: Can you accept this?

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 22 June, 2010 at 17:10 4 comments

    Dave Walsh writes from the Esperanza.

    No, this is not a product placement… it’s a real picture of a real coke can lying on the Arctic Ocean sea bed at a depth of 200m, 25km off the north coast of Svalbard, photographed by the Esperanza’s “drop camera... Read more >

  • One world at sea!

    Blogpost by LisaV - 22 June, 2010 at 17:03 1 comment

    A blog from Sabine, assistant cook onboard the Arctic Sunrise in the Med (click here to read her last post).

    With 28 people on board the Arctic Sunrise, with up to 19 different nationalities at various times during the campaign this has been a re... Read more >

  • Don’t mention the spill!

    Blogpost by gtyler - 22 June, 2010 at 11:41 6 comments

    What do oil and genetically engineered (GE) rice have in common? The ability to get multinationals in a whole lot of trouble, apparently. BP is battling the oil spill in the Gulf and desperately trying to employ some sort of brand damage control that ... Read more >

  • An update on the latest Japanese whaling scandal -- by Greg McNevin.

    Two years ago, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki exposed the corrupt heart of the whaling industry in the form of an embezzlement scandal reaching from the flensing deck of the Nissh... Read more >

  • A call for activism!

    Blogpost by LisaV - 18 June, 2010 at 16:36 8 comments

    From Sabine, the Assistant Cook and one of the activists on board the Arctic Sunrise in the Med right now - for our bluefin tuna campaign.

    I have been at sea for almost five weeks now. To be out on the sea puts everything into a different perspective... Read more >

  • Deep Green: Living Like a Watershed

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 18 June, 2010 at 16:34 5 comments

    “Nature is the first ethical teacher of humanity.”
    — Peter Kropotkin, Russian zoologist, geographer.

    Sometimes, while advocating for ecology and peace, I spend too much time with books and computer screens and not enough time with the real teacher.

    M... Read more >

  • Community policy

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - 17 June, 2010 at 12:58 1 comment

    I've posted a community policy here (including a new disclaimer). 

    We're not even sure we need something like this, but I think it could be a good idea.  Makes things clear and transparant.  

    We're not sure we've got the policy just right on the fir... Read more >

  • Deep Down and Full of Life

    Blogpost by Iris Menn - 16 June, 2010 at 16:39 2 comments

    Iris, a marine biologist and oceans campaigner from Greenpeace Germany, explores the bottom of the Arctic ocean.

    I am Iris, an oceans campaigner from Greenpeace Germany, and part of the Arcitc Under Pressure Expedition team. For two weeks now, I have... Read more >

  • Keeping the pressure on Michael Dell

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - 15 June, 2010 at 17:33 5 comments

    Here's a note from Renee, who works from our San Francisco, CA office on getting electronics companies to go green:

    Greenpeace activists have shown up at Dell headquarters in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Bangalore, and Austin. Plus, more than 40,000 activi... Read more >

  • A blog entry by Glen Tyler.

    GE cotton cultivation in India has been hailed as a success for the GE industry, and it has indeed been a success - for the seed industry. Companies like Monsanto (1) have made millions from selling patented co... Read more >

  • Japan’s sordid vote-buying on whaling exposed

    Blogpost by nessebag - 15 June, 2010 at 9:55 3 comments

    Oceans Campaigner,Willie Mackenzie writes in response to the following Sunday Times piece.

    So, what’s your price to sell out the whales?

    Some brown envelopes stuffed with cash? A nice big cheque for development aid? All-expenses paid trips to e... Read more >

  • Mesocosms set up and running in Svalbard

    Blogpost by Janet Cotter - 14 June, 2010 at 17:54

    A blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter, scientist on board the Esperanza for the Arctic Under Pressure Expedition.

    As the Esperanza leaves Ny Ålesund and Svalbard, the mesocosms are all set up and running, and our job delivering and assisting their place... Read more >

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