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  • Greenpeace webcam: you, too, can spot the Nisshin Maru

    Blogpost by brianfit - 12 January, 2008 at 9:24 15 comments

    Late last night, the word went out that we had found the fleet. On board the Espy, the Bridge bristled with binoculars as the crew sought to catch a glimpse through the fog and snow. And judging from the webstats, an awful lot of us Virtual Crewmem... Read more >

  • Nuclear winter, Tiny cars and Green IT

    Blogpost by tom - 11 January, 2008 at 12:15 2 comments

    Here's 3 articles I thought were worth sharing from my morning reading - after yesterday's entirely predictable and depressing announcement that the UK Government is going to spend more billions on failed nuclear power, Polly Toynbee has a good analys... Read more >

  • Your choice 2007

    Blogpost by tom - 7 January, 2008 at 16:46

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    Here at Greenpeace we like to think we know a good story when we see it, but hard numbers count more than hunches - here's the top ten of what you, our audience liked reading on our website, viewing on our YouTube channel or in our newsletter in 200... Read more >

  • The Unchained Goddess

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 7 January, 2008 at 16:26 2 comments

    Here's an exerpt from a 1958 film introducing the dangers of global warming. Directed by none other than Frank Capra, with cartoons by Mel Blanc.

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  • Virtual Whale Watching

    Blogpost by Lisa - 7 January, 2008 at 10:54 1 comment

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    Last night at 1 o'clock in the morning I was just about to go to sleep in Amsterdam when Karli, the expedition leader on the Esperanza, messaged me saying "check out the web cam now, we have 30 or more humpbacks all around us eating their breakfast". ... Read more >

  • A vision and a challenge

    Blogpost by brianfit - 3 January, 2008 at 11:52 3 comments


    Image © Lisa VickersKaren Sack, Greenpeace International's Head of Oceans, has been in bed with a fever the last couple days. She blames the antihistamines for the following sunny revery about what 2008 might bring to our oceans work in a perfect wo... Read more >

  • Oil breaks $100

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 3 January, 2008 at 9:36 2 comments

    Remember back in 2004 when this oil prices soared past first $40 and then $50 and people said 'don't worry, to be as bad as the previous oil shocks it would have to reach $100', well yesterday it did. Normally when prices go up demand goes down, but t... Read more >

  • Farewell, Mr. Bates

    Blogpost by brianfit - 2 January, 2008 at 17:41 5 comments

    New comes today of the passing of A.E. Griffith Bates, Jr. You won't recognise the name. You won't have seen pictures of him chained to anything. He's probably never appeared in any of the many books about Greenpeace. But he was an extraordinary ex... Read more >

  • Italy shares Ireland's bright idea

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 2 January, 2008 at 15:24

    One by one the nations around the world are stepping up to the plate and banning incandescent lightbulbs. On December 10 Italy took the plunge after the budget committee voted in favour of a proposal from Green MP Angello Bonelli.

    That adds to an Austr... Read more >

  • God doesn't do waste

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 2 January, 2008 at 11:27

    That's the message from the Archbishop of Canterbury for the new year. You can see his New Years address in full at

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6qGu4vQJFA Read more >

  • Why the European Efficiency Proposal isn't enough

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 20 December, 2007 at 11:30

    Yesterday the EC published their new rules on emissions standards for cars. While the regulation is in the right direction it falls short on every key aspect. Here's a quick chart explaining the problem.

    They suggestThe climate needsA fuel efficiency s... Read more >

  • How do a bunch of hardcore activists take a break from saving the planet, kick back, and relax? They take a few Santa outfits, hitch themselves into their climbing gear, and perform a ballet on the climbing wall in the Greenpeace Action Warehouse in ... Read more >

  • [Cue drum roll] Greenpeace in LIBYA!

    Blogpost by Salvatore - 15 December, 2007 at 23:29 3 comments

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    It is cold, its rainy, and its dark!! No, I am not pulling a late one in the office in Amsterdam. I am looking over the city of Tripoli, the capital of Libya. To the naked eye, the city looks almost like all Mediterranean cities, its green, welcoming,... Read more >

  • Physics continuing to ignore Bush climate rhetoric

    Blogpost by Andrew - 14 December, 2007 at 16:57

    It's the final hours of the UN Bali climate conference, and it looks like delegates will be up all night. Hope remains that they can overcome the US government's obstructionism.

    But no matter what they end up with in Bali, they canna' change the laws ... Read more >

  • Mister Splashy Pants. Precisely who is responsible for this nonsense?

    Blogpost by brianfit - 14 December, 2007 at 16:10

    Magnificent animal gets silly name in internet vote, and every digital punk on the planet thinks they can claim credit because they posted a Vote for Mister Splashy Pants link on their blog.

    Well, for the enlightenment of a few of you Spartacus wannabe... Read more >

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