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  • Victory in the Kattegat

    Blogpost by Sasha - 23 October, 2009 at 14:19 4 comments


    Photo: © Greenpeace / Christian Aslund

    Back in August, our activists sailed to Sweden to drop 180 enormous granite blocks into the sea. It was an odd sight, to be sure, but the action effectively protected an environmentally-rich area called the Katte... Read more >

  • Esperanza wraps up marine reserves tour in Pacific

    Blogpost by Lisa - 22 October, 2009 at 19:30

    Here's the latest from Mike, on board the Esperanza, as the oceans team arrived in the Cook Islands this week.

    Our tour is wrapping up. We steamed into port here in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, on the 19th. We spent the last few days of the tour in high se... Read more >

  • Apple first to eliminate toxic PVC

    Blogpost by tom - 21 October, 2009 at 23:35 3 comments

    Design by Phil D, Creative commons

    Apple has just posted on its website that its has cleared the last hurdle in eliminating toxic PVC plastic and is the first PC maker to completely eliminate hazardous brominated flame retardants and polyvinyl chloride plastic in its new iMac and Macbo... Read more >

  • Muzzling the whistle blowers

    Blogpost by Juliette - 21 October, 2009 at 12:55 2 comments

    Democratic societies around the world depend on brave people who don't hesitate to put their careers, freedom or lives on the line to blow the whistle when they see something illegal. It's not an easy role to be in. You'll be called a snitch. If no on... Read more >

  • Yes men fix the US Chamber of Commerce on Climate

    Blogpost by tom - 20 October, 2009 at 19:26

    The current disarray at the US Chamber of Commerce over its lobbying against climate legislation was made for the Yes Men and their unique style of humorous expose. Sure enough, several US media outlets reported that the Chamber had announced a revers... Read more >

  • Happy Blog Action Day to all the nuclear bunnies

    Blogpost by Andrew - 15 October, 2009 at 16:13

    In Washington State, a black US government hired helicopter flies 50 feet above the desert scrub searching for... radioactive rabbit dung.

    Somehow, unfortunate rabbits managed to get into the Hanford nuclear site (which made made bomb grade stuff fo... Read more >

  • Organised hippies

    Blogpost by Juliette - 15 October, 2009 at 13:51 6 comments

    In my daily news/ blog scans about everything environment and Greenpeace related, I often read comments from people who think we're just a bunch of disorganised, unwashed, unemployed, uninformed hippies.

    If you think that, or hear that being said, read... Read more >

  • Trafigura background

    Blogpost by Andrew - 13 October, 2009 at 12:45 2 comments

    UPDATE: Freedom of press win! Gag rule lifted!

    Here's a little background on Trafigura, and how we've crossed paths with the company (which is getting a lot of heat on Twitter.

    On July 2, 2006, the Probo Koala (chartered by Trafigura) attempted to unlo... Read more >

  • Nidhi

    Blogpost by nidhi - 12 October, 2009 at 0:09

    Nidhi Agarwal

    I am a daughter, wife, architect, designer, communicator, film maker, photographer and more but before everything else I think of myself as an activist, who wakes up every morning with single motive – to do at least a small thing that will save my pla... Read more >

  • Climate trashing Chamber lashes out at Apple’s bold move

    Blogpost by tom - 8 October, 2009 at 13:50 1 comment

    I’ve been following closely corporate action in the run up to the vital Climate meeting in Copenhagen in December. Like it or not, when big CEO’s speak, politicians listen. Unfortunately there hasn’t been much to follow for most of the year. Sectors l... Read more >

  • Ask Questions

    Blogpost by arook - 7 October, 2009 at 16:46 5 comments

    In TIME magazine's Heroes of the Environment, Cameron Diaz was praised for taking a stand for the environment. Why? For asking questions. Sounds simple but if you think about it, we spend so much of our time looking for answers that we forget about th... Read more >

  • Melissa

    Blogpost by mwilson - 7 October, 2009 at 12:41


    Conveniently green is my favourite colour and I also like peace. What more to say? Kidding aside, no I really do like a lot of green things,...broccoli, willow trees, frogs, eery mountain lakes...

    Having just joined the Communications team at GPI, I'm... Read more >

  • Guide to greener electronics on your phone

    Blogpost by eoin - 5 October, 2009 at 12:26

    iphonescreenshot.jpg If you have an iphone, palm pre or a mobile that runs on Google's android system, you can check out the latest Greenpeace guide to greener electronics on your handset here:

    Nidhi, one of our new communicatio... Read more >

  • Marking Gandhi's birthday

    Blogpost by brianfit - 2 October, 2009 at 18:14 2 comments

    image001.pngOne of our Communications Managers, Prajna Khanna, writes: Read more >

    With the simple act of making salt, Gandhi concluded one of the most successful Non violent protests in History – the Salt march. He mobilised millions with his vision of a free state, symboliz...
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    This week, the Dalai Lama visited Calgary, Alberta, Canada and spoke about the problems the world is facing today. Thousands gathered to hear the spiritual leader’s compassionate message and opinion about issues such as military intervention in Afghan... Read more >

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