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  • Connecting climate change and economic recovery

    Blogpost by Lisa - 6 March, 2009 at 18:15

    In this video interview, economist Nicholas Stern discusses the downturn and its effect on the climate change agenda.

    If you're like me - and don't understand economics all that well - this video is actually an easy way to get a bit of a grip on how we... Read more >

  • If Earth were a bank, they'd bail it out

    Blogpost by eoin - 6 March, 2009 at 18:07 1 comment


    © Falk Heller/argum/Greenpeace

    Greenpeace activists have been targeting European Finance Ministers this week, in advance of next Tuesday's EU meeting about a global green deal.

    Well, it should be about Europe's financial commitments to help developing countries tackle climate change (read more about it here). But some European governments are uneasy (or even dead set against) taking the lead.

    Danish activists today dropped a large banner at the Ministry of Finance calling for a commitment to pay Denmark's share (6 billion Dkr, 800,000 EUR per year) of a green recovery package for the planet.

    On Wednesday, activists in the Netherlands put a huge banner with the picture of the Dutch Finance Minister on a 2 Euro note (the equivalent of the Dutch contribution per person per week). The day before, while Dutch Prime Minister was visiting Brazil, a similar note was handed over by a local climate campaigner.

    Other actions in Germany, Luxembourg and around Europe this week should leave Finance Ministers in no doubt: It's time for a recovery package for the planet!

    December's UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen will be a historic opportunity for world leaders to prevent runaway climate change. The European Union can prepare for this opportunity through domestic investments in a green recovery and by pledging around EUR 35 billion a year to help economies in the developing world to cut emissions, protect tropical forests and adapt to the effects of climate change. Read more >

  • Apple moves closer to eliminating toxics

    Blogpost by tom - 6 March, 2009 at 17:48 1 comment

    Regular readers will know we follow Apple news closely because we want them to be an environmental leader in the electronics industry. Apple announced new products this week and took a step closer to meet their goal of removing toxic BFRs and PVC comp... Read more >

  • Real climate leaders wanted

    Blogpost by tom - 5 March, 2009 at 17:55 1 comment

    I'm just back from the massive IT trade fair CeBIT in Germany where we launched our latest push for greener electronics – now asking IT leaders to rise to the challenge of climate change.

    Basically we are asking the executives of top IT firms to lobby ... Read more >

  • EU backs Austrian and Hungarian bans on GM crops

    Blogpost by eoin - 3 March, 2009 at 18:09 3 comments

    "This is what democracy looks like!" is one of the slogans I remember the protesters at the Washington DC coal action chanting yesterday.

    The same day Austria's Environment Minister put it just as well, I think, when he told reporters how it felt to be... Read more >

  • 2,500 activists call for clean energy

    Blogpost by Jess - 3 March, 2009 at 14:37 1 comment

    An estimated 2,500 activists made their voices heard at the Capitol Climate Action, the largest act of civil disobedience about global warming in American history. James Hansen, Vandana Shiva, Wendell Berry, Robert Kennedy, Jr. were all on hand to ad... Read more >

  • Images from Climate Action on Capitol Hill

    Blogpost by laurak - 3 March, 2009 at 10:48


    The Capitol Climate Action yesterday in Washington, DC concluded peacefully and with no arrests, despite being the largest incident of mass civil disobedience in the name of our climate. On the website they featured live streaming video, a twitter str... Read more >

  • Mass Civil Disobedience

    Blogpost by Jess - 2 March, 2009 at 12:40

    capitolclimateaction.jpgIf you are anywhere near Washington, DC today and you want to be part of the what will likely be the largest demonstration on climate change, get yourself down to the capitol to be a part of the action.

    Ninety organizations and thousands of people will... Read more >

  • Clean Coal Clean!

    Blogpost by laurak - 27 February, 2009 at 14:48

    This parody ad being run in the United States by Reality is genius:

    It's directed by the Coen brothers and is a response to heavy advertising by the coal industry in favour of 'clean coal'. There is also a great animation on Reality's main site with a ... Read more >

  • Philips: from zero to hero

    Blogpost by brianfit - 26 February, 2009 at 15:31 5 comments

    Sometimes, the story inside the office is sooooo much richer than the official news.

    Yesterday, I walked over to the coffee machine to see one of our Toxics campaigners tanking up on caffeine he clearly didn't need. He was practically Tigger-like in h... Read more >

  • Mapping CO2 emissions

    Blogpost by Juliette - 24 February, 2009 at 18:09

    Will we ever stop being amazed at the latest news from Google Earth? Not content with recently adding water, Google Earth is more than ever proving to be a wonderful tool, as used by Purdue University (Indiana). A team of researchers has created a Goo... Read more >

  • Concentrating Solar Power

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 24 February, 2009 at 15:10 4 comments

    Remember that scene in The Man with the Golden Gun where solar energy is harnessed to make a laser, one which can shoot down aeroplanes?

    Well it turns out that the laser stage might be entirely unnecessary. Because if you want to melt steel - all you n... Read more >

  • Nuclear wishful thinking ...

    Blogpost by laurak - 23 February, 2009 at 13:57

    'Nuclear Power? Yes please ...' was one of the headlines on the homepage of The Independent this morning. If you read on you learned that four of the UK's leading environmentalists were urging Britain to embrace nuclear power "because of the urgent ne... Read more >

  • drunk.jpg

    Warning. Foul language, drunkenness, and bad taste. Whoever came up with this is a very, very sad person. And, today, my favorite goofball in the whole world. They even linked to the action to free the Tokyo Two!!!! Read more >

  • More numbers

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 20 February, 2009 at 15:54 1 comment

    China builds a wind turbine every two hours

    Last year the number of nuclear reactors connected to the word's electricity grid fell by 1 (no new reactors, one old one turned off).

    In January two more were turned off.

    So, which is the energy of the future?... Read more >

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