Making Waves

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    A cheeky reposting of Christian's blog on our UK website:

    Around midnight three of my colleagues eased themselves off one of the Greenpeace inflatable speedboats and into the cold water of the river Medway in Kent.

    It's di... Read more >

  • Wearing the Spirit

    Blogpost by brianfit - 20 June, 2009 at 14:06

    A friend in Aomori, Japan, writes:

    Photo:Greenpeace/Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

    May I present the legendary Greenpeace T-Shirt collector, a writer with Greenpeace International - Steve Erwood.

    When Greenpeace’s Aomori Communications Centre in Japan put out a c... Read more >

  • Take care of our tuna

    Blogpost by brianfit - 19 June, 2009 at 2:24

    John Hocevar writes from the Rainbow Warrior: Read more >

    "Take care of our tuna, because they are going to exterminate them." – Maltese fisherman talking about the big boats using purse seine nets and drift nets, which he said were responsible for the fact that ...
  • Sigourney Weaver gives UN the bottom line

    Blogpost by laurak - 18 June, 2009 at 15:02

    Yesterday in New York, actress Sigourney Weaver presented some hard facts about the practice of bottom trawling during the UN Consultative Process on the Law of the Sea (ICP). Namely - it is killing deep sea ecological systems and they may never recov... Read more >

  • EPR: Enfant Terrible of the French Nuclear Industry

    Blogpost by eoin - 17 June, 2009 at 17:23 2 comments

    The French nuclear industry’s flagship European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) has become an example of all that can go spectacularly wrong with new reactors in both construction and economic terms. Rather than becoming the poster child of the nuclear rena... Read more >

  • So long Susan

    Blogpost by laurak - 17 June, 2009 at 16:01

    The final installment of a trilogy is out today. The last of the three Reasons to Believe films narrated by the charming and talented Ms Susan Sarandon has been released - 'Reasons to Believe: Servers'. These films give us three out of an endless list... Read more >

  • Hell still not frozen over

    Blogpost by Adele - 13 June, 2009 at 14:03 2 comments

    Pics2.jpgThis week, Shell paid $15.5m to the Ogoni people in Nigeria, an out of court settlement after a 13 year struggle. I read that Shell's lawyers apparently once said that Shell would only settle when "hell freezes over" and they were "skating on it" - (... Read more >

  • Wake up call in Bonn

    Blogpost by Jess - 12 June, 2009 at 16:28

    An update on UN Climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany brought to you by our very own Cindy Baxter who has been at the negotiations since the start.

    Coming to the end of a hard two weeks here at the climate talks in Bonn, we were greeted yesterday by a... Read more >

  • An Inconvenient Tuna

    Blogpost by Adele - 10 June, 2009 at 11:20 2 comments

    juvenile-bluefin-tuna-below-th.jpgHere in the UK, bluefin tuna has suddenly become the posterboy for overfishing, largely thanks to the new film The End of the Line. I was at the premiere screening of the film (a documentary based on the book by journalist Charles Clover) here in Lo... Read more >

  • Adele

    Blogpost by Adele - 9 June, 2009 at 18:27 1 comment

    me.jpgTo paraphrase the wonderful Troy McClure, you may remember me from such campaigns as Defending Our Oceans, Come Back Whales! in Korea and various activities that always seemed to involve orange roughy costumes or cartoon musicals...don't ask me why. ... Read more >

  • Making the Ministry of Rice

    Blogpost by Lisa - 5 June, 2009 at 14:34 1 comment


    Lucy, one of our video producers at Greenpeace International, made the new video for our campaign against GM rice. Here's the story she's written about how it all came together with photos by Raffa and Tulio, from our video department.

    “We need a film... Read more >

  • Dead humpback found on bow of Exxon tanker

    Blogpost by brianfit - 5 June, 2009 at 11:49 6 comments

    Honestly, people. You can't make this stuff up.

    An ExxonMobil oil tanker arrived in the port of Valdez (yes, the site of the Exxon-valdez oil spill) with a dead humpback whale stuck on its bow that (really, I'm not making this up) nobody noticed until ... Read more >

  • Icelandic whaling, watching

    Blogpost by Andrew - 5 June, 2009 at 11:22 1 comment

    You can't have your whale watching and eat them too. That's what Iceland is finding out. Whale watching boats have been having a hard time finding whales lately - so they've ventured further out, putting them close to the whaling area.

    Here's a (roug... Read more >

  • Greenpeace pees all over the IT sector!

    Blogpost by laurak - 3 June, 2009 at 15:42

    Blogger Jay Yarrow, from the Business Insider Green Sheet, described the launch of the Cool IT Challenge with the following sentence: "Greenpeace pees all over the IT sector today, saying companies aren't doing their part to save the world." Believe i... Read more >

  • Forests could go the way of the Dodo?!

    Blogpost by Jess - 3 June, 2009 at 2:44

    The world’s forests harbour more biodiversity and store more carbon than almost any other global terrestrial ecosystem. They house around two-thirds of the world's land-based species of plants and animals and they also help keep the climate stable ove... Read more >

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