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  • Update from Bonn climate talks

    Blogpost by brianfit - 30 March, 2009 at 14:29

    Quite a few of our climate folks have been on the UN Climate meeting circuit since before the Kyoto protocol was born. Not a few of them have been fairly jaded about the role the United States has played at these meetings in the past. So it's good to... Read more >

  • Another post and video from the Rainbow Warrior.


    Norwegian Coral - Sula reef threatened by Oil Exploration from Greenpeace in Nordic on Vimeo.

    We all know that environmental concerns tend to lose out when pitted against big commercial interests. But wh... Read more >

  • Ocean Fertilization ain't gonna save blue whales

    Blogpost by Dave - 25 March, 2009 at 20:46 3 comments

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    Several articles have appeared this week concerning a recent failed "ocean fertilization" experiment in the Southern Ocean - something which Greenpeace has opposed. Ocean fertilization, in case you were wondering, involves the addition of iron to the ... Read more >

  • Being an activist

    Blogpost by Juliette - 25 March, 2009 at 11:44

    There's nothing like finding hidden gems. The amount of videos, photos, stories, blog entries and whatnot we deal with on a yearly basis is amazing. It's easy for simple things like the portrait of a Greenpeace Activist to be buried under piles of cam... Read more >

  • Last chance to protect deep sea habitats

    Blogpost by Lisa - 24 March, 2009 at 17:19

    Here's another post from Frida, oceans campaigner on the Rainbow Warrior in Norway and a short video interview with a coral scientist about the reefs they are documenting there, why they are so threatened and what needs to be done to save them.


    Norweg... Read more >

  • The Tokyo Two: Watchdogs of Democracy

    Blogpost by Dave - 23 March, 2009 at 20:30

    For all the Tokyo Two fans - this is a recent picture of Junichi of the Tokyo Two holding up a censored whaling document released by the Japanese government. As you can see, he's looking well, and is in this photograph showing off the extent of the ce... Read more >

  • Historic Yongding gate becomes site of climate summit countdown

    Blogpost by Jess - 23 March, 2009 at 20:21

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    Greenpeace activists have turned to Beijing’s historic Yongding gate to call on the government for immediate action on climate change. Activists turned one of Beijing's ancient city gates into a gigantic countdown clock marking the time left till the ... Read more >

  • 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

    Twitter live panel feedback

    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 >

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