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  • Mediterranean pirates discovered by Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Lisa - 29 July, 2009 at 14:03

    RWDN_201.jpg © Alain Combemorel/ Greenpeace

    Last weekend - Greenpeace found and reported a pirate fishing vessel off the coast of Sicily

    Since July 22nd and until the 31st, our team on board the Rainbow Warrior is back in Sicilian waters to raise the alarm over illegal drift netting and to document seamounts in international waters and other areas that could be rich in biodiversity in the Sicilian channel. To do this they are diving and using a deep submersible drop camera. The results will be used to highlight the need for a marine reserve in this area.

    This is how the crew of our ship woke up in the morning of the 26th of July and this is how Alain, a member of the on board campaign team explains his day; a day that started slow and easy and suddenly turns out to be exciting day for the campaign...

    Yesterday we had a bit of weather; a dive was scheduled for this morning so the decision was made to look for shelter. The Rainbow Warrior was drifting on... Read more >

  • Agriculture activists arrested in India

    Blogpost by Lisa - 27 July, 2009 at 16:30 1 comment

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    Today activists in India were arrested while demonstrating outside the Indian Parliament during the passing of the Finance bill in Loksabha. The demonstration was to remind the Finance Minister that proposed fertiliser subsidies will not ward off an i... Read more >

  • Climate Camp in Ireland this August

    Blogpost by eoin - 27 July, 2009 at 11:47
    Gluaiseacht climate camp in Ireland

    Irish activist mailing lists, facebook groups and forums are abuzz with

    news of an upcoming camp in Co. Offaly.

    If I were in Britain or Ireland now I'd go to the climate camp in Ireland, August 15 to 23rd.

    There are so many climate change problems in Ire... Read more >

  • Arctic Rice Shelf Collapse

    Blogpost by Lisa - 24 July, 2009 at 19:43 3 comments

    After our web and press guy, Dave Walsh, on board the Arctic Sunrise noticed a rather amusing typo in a recent draft press release - this is what he sent back to our communications department in Amsterdam for a giggle.

    The Petermann Rice Shelf has ... Read more >

  • Not only for love

    Blogpost by Jess - 23 July, 2009 at 16:18

    Sent from Nathalie onboard the Rainbow Warrior in the Meditteranean

    nathalieblog1.jpgAs we were traveling to the Mediterranean sea yesterday morning, one colleague told me this story as a joke: “Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the mechanic... Read more >

  • What's the impact of No Impact Man?

    Blogpost by Adele - 21 July, 2009 at 16:25 4 comments

    A new film is coming out soon called No Impact Man, featuring the well-meaning Colin Beavan attempting to live his life with as little as possible impact on the environment. But, I wonder, what impact is his film going to have?

    You can check out the tr... Read more >

  • PC's leaving consoles in the (toxic) dust?

    Blogpost by tom - 20 July, 2009 at 18:10

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    It's been almost two years since Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony were added to the Guide to Greener Electronics, Nintendo has just struggled past the 1/10 mark, Microsoft has a feeble 2.5 and Sony has tumbled down to 4.5. So, what's up? Don't they care... Read more >

  • Ask Google your Energy question today

    Blogpost by tom - 16 July, 2009 at 12:52 5 comments

    Today Google's Dan Reicher will be online on the Guardian Website to answer your questions about Google and energy/climate change. Dan is Google's director of climate change and energy and has worked in past US Administrations and on the Obama transit... Read more >

  • A guest blog by Junichi Sato:

    While Japan’s Criminal Justice System may look OK from a distance once you get close enough to smell and taste it for yourself, it becomes repulsively clear just how curdled and rotten it is.

    GP01NJX.jpgThanks to the way the police an... Read more >

  • Monsanto can count on its friends

    Blogpost by Juliette - 13 July, 2009 at 19:34 2 comments

    This is a guest post from Myrto, sustainable agriculture campaigner.

    When a giant agri-chemical company with a long track record of environmental crimes and health scandals, such as Monsanto sends a press release praising how wonderful are their produ... Read more >

  • Action Barbie

    Blogpost by brianfit - 10 July, 2009 at 9:29 1 comment

    What an insane day it was. Avaaz members strip in Rome. Greenpeace occupies four of the biggest polluting coal plants in Italy and puts Obama's face on Mt. Rushmore. Oxfam puts on crazy big heads. WWF pokes fun at the G8 leadership.

    This is not bus... Read more >

  • Check out the Climate Rescue Blog!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 9 July, 2009 at 14:02
    Hey folks! All the blogs and updates from the G8 actions happening now are being posted on our Climate Rescue Blog! Read more >
  • Greenpeace goes to the G8

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 8 July, 2009 at 11:35

    We're at the G8, and a lot of other places in Italy as well. Follow our occupation of four coal fired power plants here.

    Here's a blog from Julien, one of our climate campaigners who is posting updates live from the top of a coal smokestack!

    I'm standi... Read more >

  • Rainbow Warriors - past, present and future

    Blogpost by Lisa - 3 July, 2009 at 11:49

    We are excited about the creation of a new Greenpeace ship - the Rainbow Warrior III. Having just signed a contract for the build of this state-of-the-art vessel - three crew members from the Rainbow Warrior I and II take us back in time briefly - as ... Read more >

  • Just how do you get Internet at 82 degrees North?

    Blogpost by Juliette - 1 July, 2009 at 14:59

    ... or how we traveled back in time to dial-up connections and email without attachments.

    Warning: This is an entry that might interest more the geeks among you than the general public.

    The Arctic Sunrise is on top of the world right now, at 82 degr... Read more >

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