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  • Nobel Committee says: green = peace

    Blogpost by Andrew - 13 October, 2007 at 19:18 1 comment

    Yesterday's International Herald Tribune had an excellent story about why a "peace" award went to an environmental activist like Al Gore and scientists studying the physics behind climate change: Read more >

    The Nobel Peace Prize committee made a powerful statemen...
  • Climate activists locked up for weekend

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 12 October, 2007 at 20:30

    Smokestack - Click for larger.The world really is a messed up place sometimes. Today, six Greenpeace climate activists in India were denied bail; they are spending the weekend in jail. The ruling happened at pretty much the same time as Al Gore and the IPCC jointly won the Nobel P... Read more >

  • IPCC and Al Gore awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    Blogpost by Andrew - 12 October, 2007 at 17:39

    The scientists and the politician turned activist. I suspect the Nobel Committee thought long and hard about the pairing, the order and the issue of climate change before making today's announcement. That one of the world's most trusted and reputable ... Read more >

  • Follow the Great Whale Trail!

    Blogpost by Dave - 10 October, 2007 at 22:27 13 comments

    Today we launched the Great Whale Trail, following the migration of humpback whales from the warm tropical waters of the South Pacific, where they breed, to the icy Southern Ocean around Antarctica, where they feed. And we're doing it via satellite ... Read more >

  • Budweiser "wassup" parody

    Blogpost by Andrew - 9 October, 2007 at 23:27 2 comments


    Put this video on your own site using YouTube:

    Sadly, as has already been pointed out, acting is not my strong suit. Making this spoof was both fun and grueling. I actually gained some new respect for professional actors. And as usual, the underlying... Read more >

  • Taking over a coal plant in the UK

    Blogpost by bex - 9 October, 2007 at 21:11

    It's been a busy couple of days here in the UK. Yesterday morning, Greenpeace volunteers took over Kingsnorth coal fired power station - potentially the site for the UK's first new coal fired power station in over 30 years. (Yes, just as the world urg... Read more >

  • Ban the Bulb in India

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 9 October, 2007 at 17:41 5 comments

    Greenpeace activists, made a giant Ban the Bulb message in the River Ganges, using lifebelts. The communication took place in Kolkata, one of the many coastal cities in India under threat from rising sea levels, as a result of climate change.

    Simply by... Read more >

  • 30,313 people say "Save the Dugong"!

    Blogpost by Dave - 5 October, 2007 at 12:45 3 comments

    Thanks to all 30,313 of you, from 155 countries who took part in recent our "Save the Dugong" capaign. Last week, the Japanese Defense Ministry in Naha, Okinawa, received 30,313 letters from you, delivered by Greenpeace Japan and the crew of the Espe... Read more >

  • Dirty coal made to show its true face

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 4 October, 2007 at 20:04 2 comments

    Great news from Greenpeace Netherlands, we have won a complaint against Dutch energy giant NUON. The Dutch Advertising Authority has ruled that NUON is misleading the Dutch public through their use of terms such as “clean coal” and “clean fuel” in adv... Read more >

  • Internal report slams World Bank for Congo deforestation

    Blogpost by Andrew - 4 October, 2007 at 18:44 2 comments

    We've posted on this blog before about the World Bank and the Congo, last April we published an extensive report on how the World Bank is contributing to Congo deforestation, and Greenpeace activists have taken direct action to try and stem the flood ... Read more >

  • Catch of the day

    Blogpost by brianfit - 4 October, 2007 at 9:08

    From PR Watch

    Yellowfin and Bigeye tuna are in big, big trouble. The solution is a global network of Marine Reserves: 40% of the oceans as no-take zones, so these creatures can recover.

    Yesterday, our own Karen Sack made the case at the UN in a present... Read more >

  • German coal plant protest

    Blogpost by Andrew - 3 October, 2007 at 22:09

    Copyright Bertram Boelkow/Greenpeace. Click for larger.

    There's a feature story on the Greenpeace International site about this one, but I wanted to share this email I got earlier from someone at the scene of the protest:

    Hi Folks

    Yes, 11 activists are still on the crane. Banner hanging continues. No respons... Read more >

  • Nuclear amnesia

    Blogpost by tom - 2 October, 2007 at 18:24 2 comments

    Nine year old Kostya, victim of radiation contamination from Mayak Nuclear Complex

    Take three countries, over three days: Russia, Sweden, and Spain. Guess what they have in common? It’s not football, nor ice hockey, but the outrageous way they handle hazardous radioactive materials.

    And all three sadly ignored the fiftieth anniversar... Read more >

  • Deadliest Catch: The game

    Blogpost by Andrew - 2 October, 2007 at 14:57

    bering-game.jpg

    It's rough in the Bering Sea - storms, ice, fishermen... Get a taste for a fishes life with Greenpeace USA's new game, The Deadliest Catch.

    Game wise it's pretty old school. (Reminds me fondly of those Atari 2600 times.) The sea lions are pesky, but ... Read more >

  • Nuclear cargo ship protested

    Blogpost by Andrew - 1 October, 2007 at 19:52 4 comments

    Protest.

    This morning, Greenpeace Sweden activists attempted to block a nuclear waste transport ship. The ship is in Sweden to pickup 4.8 tons of radioactive waste (including 1.2kg of "super weapons grade plutonium) for transport to the UK. (Video here.)

    The ... Read more >

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