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  • 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

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    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 >

  • You don't have to join us to join us

    Blogpost by Salvatore - 1 October, 2007 at 16:32 2 comments

    Surfing YouTube with the Greenpeace Tag, it’s quite easy to discover unknown videos edited using our images. They are user generated productions from people from all over the world that care about the environment and want to spread a positive message.... Read more >

  • Dell to go "carbon neutral"

    Blogpost by tom - 28 September, 2007 at 18:16

    Dell has stepped up the ante in the computer industries competition to show how they are becoming greener by announcing this week plans to become carbon neutral by 2008. It's certainly had the intended effect to generate a good amount of positive medi... Read more >

  • The Hip-Hop Environmentalist

    Blogpost by Lisa - 27 September, 2007 at 18:09

    Dr Octagon's latest single "Trees" is being used by MTV to promote awareness of the environment through the THINK campaign and $1 of each downloaded single will go to Friends Of The Earth on their BIG ASK campaign.

    Respect! Read more >

  • Support Blog Action Day!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 26 September, 2007 at 22:16 5 comments

    At Greenpeace, we support Blog Action Day.

    It's one of those simple ideas that can make a world of difference. On October 15th, bloggers around the world will focus on a single issue - the environment. Already, almost 6,000 blogs with a combined au... Read more >

  • Jamie and the Secretary General

    Blogpost by Andrew - 25 September, 2007 at 20:49

    Jamie. Here's an update from Jamie (Greenpeace China corporate social responsibility campaigner). She went with Greenpeace International Executive Director Gerd to meet UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last Wednesday, and emailed me this afterwards:

    My “da... Read more >

  • Athena at the UN

    Blogpost by Andrew - 25 September, 2007 at 13:11 2 comments

    An international Greenpeace contingent attended yesterday's high level UN meeting on climate change. Athena was there and felt compelled to put down her thoughts on the meeting. Here they are:

    My name is Athena and I have been called a climate “polic... Read more >

  • Blogging the UN

    Blogpost by Andrew - 24 September, 2007 at 20:07

    A whole host of top notch bloggers are on the scene at the UN's high level meeting about climate change (starting today). From the UN press release: Read more >

    Together these bloggers reach an audience of more than 6 million people a month, all over the world. P...
  • Video: Save the dugong of Okinawa now!

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 September, 2007 at 22:17 5 comments

    [I'm posting this, but Eoin wrote most of it. I'm just the messenger! - Dave]

    Important developments have unfolded in Japan since we wrote earlier this month about the threatened dugongs and plans to expand a U.S. military base on Okinawa's coast. Th... Read more >

  • UN chief: "We need you to mobilize public opinion"

    Blogpost by Andrew - 20 September, 2007 at 12:56 1 comment

    Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets with Gerd Leipold. (UN Photo/Mark Garten, September 2007.) Yesterday, a Greenpeace delegation met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

    [ Update: Just posted Jamie's impressions of the meet. ]

    Here's a first hand account from Greenpeace Executive Director, Gerd Leipold:

    It’s official. You, our supporters, mak... Read more >

  • Pulp freighter blockade in Canada

    Blogpost by Andrew - 14 September, 2007 at 20:52

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    ( More photos. )

    From the press release:

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    Greenpeace Canada has begun a blockade of the freighter Jaeger Arrow from their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, in Quebec's Saguenay River near Chicoutimi. Three Greenpeace activists are hanging from the ship'...
  • Radiation tragedy in Brazil - 20 years on

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 14 September, 2007 at 1:09 5 comments

    brazil2.jpgGreenpeace activists in Brazil today chained themselves to the gates of the National Commission of Nuclear Energy (CNEN), placing a memorial plaque in tribute to the victims of the Goiânia Cesium-137 tragedy, the worst radiation accident in an urban a... Read more >

  • Anita Roddick: back to the earth

    Blogpost by brianfit - 11 September, 2007 at 13:30 2 comments


    Anita Roddick, environmental actvist and founder of the Body Shop, died yesterday at the age of 64 of a brain hemorrhage.

    Anita was the living proof that a business could do well by doing good. She drove her shops to reduce packaging, giving a discou... Read more >

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