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  • An Environment Minister blogs our Rome action

    Blogpost by Andrew - 14 November, 2007 at 20:57 1 comment

    [If you missed this story, info and slideshow are here.]

    Well here's something you don't see every day. Apparently, the Icelandic Minister for the Environment, Mr. Oessur Skarphedinsson, is an ardent blogger, which is cool enough right there. Skarphe... Read more >

  • Oil addiction

    Blogpost by Andrew - 14 November, 2007 at 17:14

    Just posted a story about the Kerch oil spill. Was checking around for news coverage and noticed a few good stories about our oil addiction. From the BBC: Read more >

    Oil is the poison in the diplomatic mix. The need to buy it means that energy-hungry giants lik...
  • Forest Protection is a Climate Solution

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 14 November, 2007 at 15:57 1 comment

    The four biggest emitters of CO2 in the world are the USA, China, Indonesia and Brazil. We all know about the top one, the second place isn't too surprising but Indonesia and Brazil?

    Well with CO2 released from deforestation making up almost a fifth (1... Read more >

  • New Eurostar terminal opens in London to confetti and balloons

    Blogpost by Jamie - 14 November, 2007 at 13:08 1 comment

    Yes to rail - and no need for that third runway

    It was a small action that happened in London this morning, but in the interests of the entente cordial I thought it was worth a mention, not least because the title for the press release chosen by our media officer made me laugh: 'Greenpeace says 'ye... Read more >

  • BBC's top 10 things to say to a climate change skeptic

    Blogpost by Andrew - 13 November, 2007 at 19:46 6 comments

    What do you say to people who, despite mountains of scientific evidence, keep denying that climate change is a problem? My favorite so far...

    Climate Change Denier: I don't think climate change is a big deal because blah blah blah blah blah.

    Me: Have... Read more >

  • Slideshow from our surprise visit to the World Energy Congress

    Blogpost by Andrew - 13 November, 2007 at 15:08

    For the full story read, "World Energy Congress and nuclear madness", or jump straight to the briefing. Read more >

  • Oil prices set to stay high?

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 13 November, 2007 at 11:44

    From the Economist I learn that oil production by the so called oil majors has fallen by 9% last year

    http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10104852

    That's not to say overall oil production has fallen, or indeed that the world is r... Read more >

  • Bush administration spending priorities

    Blogpost by Andrew - 12 November, 2007 at 19:10 1 comment

    Someone just sent me a highly amusing/depressing post about how the Bush administration is spending US taxpayer's money. I can't really sum it up here. You'll have to read the original on Daily Kos.

    Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for the p... Read more >

  • IPCC final report most important document this year

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 12 November, 2007 at 17:48

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    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) started their final 2007 meeting today in Valencia, Spain. We greeted them with three banners bearing the message “Warning: save the climate now.”

    This week the IPCC will finalise the most important ... Read more >

  • Oil company loses ad ruling

    Blogpost by Andrew - 12 November, 2007 at 15:14

    Can an oil company really get away with saying something as ridiculous as, "Heating with oil: for more climate protection"? No you can't. Not today anyway. Today we won a ruling against the Swiss Oil Association.

    We pointed out the (fairly obvious) fac... Read more >

  • Accidents will happen

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 12 November, 2007 at 13:34

    Last weekend there were two oil spills. One took place in the Black Sea, where a Russian tanker split in two, releasing 2000 tonnes of oil. The other took place in the San Francisco Bay, where 58 000 gallons of oil were spilled after a cargo ship coll... Read more >

  • Tar Sands

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 12 November, 2007 at 12:02

    An excellent piece about what getting oil from tar sands really means. Some highlights

    "The extraction of the oil requires heat, and thus the burning of vast amounts of natural gas - effectively one barrel of gas to extract two of crude"

    "The oil sands ... Read more >

  • Surprise visit to the World Energy Congress

    Blogpost by Andrew - 11 November, 2007 at 22:51 1 comment

    [ Copyright: Greenpeace/Michelangelo Gisone ]

    I work at Greenpeace and even so sometimes I've got to ask, "How did they do that?"

    This is the stage of the World Energy Conference (held by the World Energy Congress), in Rome. [Click for larger photo.] W... Read more >

  • Answering the call about the iPhone protest that never was

    Blogpost by tom - 9 November, 2007 at 17:18 1 comment

    Now anyone who follows technology news knows the Apple rumour phenomenon well. Sometimes they are true, occasionally they have some basis in fact but more often they are completely made up. This week there was a "Greenpeace to protest at iPhone launch... Read more >

  • Wind power catching up to nukes in Germany

    Blogpost by brianfit - 9 November, 2007 at 10:20

    Today's mailbag contains a couple of encouraging reports from the field: Read more >

    Last Wednesday we had pretty good wind conditions in Germany. Due to the fact that just 12 out of 17 german nuclear reactors were running (the rest are either broken, under mainte...

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