Making Waves

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  • Powering the plunder, fueling the fire.

    Blogpost by arook - 21 September, 2009 at 16:16 1 comment

    In Chinese culture, the number 8 is considered a lucky number, as the word for eight sounds similar to the word meaning ‘prosper’ or ‘wealth’ . I am pretty sure the Chen family network of companies had this in mind when naming their fuel tanker, the M... Read more >

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    For Marco Ferraz, being a crew member of the Esperanza is a dream come true. He had always wanted to work for Greenpeace and by a stroke of good luck, he was able to join the ship in Cairns just in time for the first leg of Defending our Pacific Tour.... Read more >

  • Bluefin tuna action in Turkey

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 11 September, 2009 at 18:06 3 comments

    Activists on board the Rainbow Warrior hit the water today to demand immediate action to protect the endangered Mediterranean bluefin tuna from commercial extinction. They deployed buoys marked "Crime Scene" around cages holding bluefin tuna which are... Read more >

  • Species We're Killing This Week

    Blogpost by Sasha - 10 September, 2009 at 17:30 2 comments


    Alright, alright, so we've all heard about the polar bears. But now it seems their cousins to the south, the grizzlies and black bears, are also under serious threat.

    In August, millions of sockeye salmon failed to return to British Columbian rivers t... Read more >

  • EU breakthrough on bluefin

    Blogpost by Lisa - 9 September, 2009 at 17:42 2 comments

    From Willie, one of our oceans campaigners in the UK

    Breaking news just in from Brussels - despite all the doubts and concerns some of us have harboured over the past few weeks, it seems the EU Commission is throwing its weight squarely behind the call... Read more >

  • This is part of a series of short news updates beyond Greenpeace-specific news. World environmental events in a blurb:

    Focus on Solar Energy:


    While China invests in the world’s biggest solar project, the recession could cut the solar industry in half by... Read more >

  • The Dirtiest Oil on Earth and Japan's ambitious aim

    Blogpost by arook - 7 September, 2009 at 16:46 3 comments

    This is part of a series of short news updates beyond Greenpeace-specific news. World environmental events in a blurb:

    The Dirtiest Oil on Earth

    © Greenpeace / Eamon Mac Mahon / Eamon Mac Mahon

    Canada's tar sands, located in the province of Alberta, are ... Read more >

  • Climate Camp Ends, but Action Continues

    Blogpost by Sasha - 4 September, 2009 at 17:39


    Wednesday marked the end of this year's Climate Camp in London, but it seems the "swooping" is not over. Activists recruited by the Camp for Climate Action organised various protests, ranging from a Climate Casino at the European Climate Exchange to ... Read more >

  • The Tale of the Broken Freezer at Sea

    Blogpost by arook - 3 September, 2009 at 16:09 1 comment

    Three days in the high seas, and the Esperanza has already made some disturbing discoveries:


    A black dot.

    Peering through the binoculars, that's how the Taiwanese fishing vessel appeared - a black dot silhouetted against the horizon.

    In the past few day... Read more >

  • Seeing is Believing

    Blogpost by arook - 3 September, 2009 at 13:38

    The United Nation’s leading man, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, has seen the melting of the Arctic circle, and he's sending a message the world leaders, climate scientists, and to YOU.

    Over the last few days, Ban Ki-moon put on a winter coat and visite... Read more >

  • Saving our oceans: officer on deck talks about solutions to overfishing

    Blogpost by Inge Wallage - 3 September, 2009 at 1:51
    inge-wallage-on-rainbow-warrior.jpgThe Rainbow Warrior, one of the icons of Greenpeace, is in action in the Mediterranean Sea for three months. My day job is Communications Director at our International office in Amsterdam, but I’ve been lucky enough to join up with the ship for a bit!...
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  • Ask Intel about climate leadership

    Blogpost by tom - 1 September, 2009 at 19:30

    paul otellini cool it scoreWell ask the BBC to ask Intel's CEO about climate leadership - he's being interviewed this week on the BBC and they are soliciting for questions.

    Here's mine:

    As Intel stands to profit from IT solutions to reduce carbon emissions will Paul Otellini be m... Read more >

  • FAD Watch (and its not about trendy fashion)

    Blogpost by Lisa - 1 September, 2009 at 18:47 1 comment

    They have only been out on the high seas for a couple of days and already they are taking action to defend the great fish of the Pacific. Here's the latest from Mary Ann, on the Esperanza.

    We arrived a few days ago in the High Seas of the Pacific. Sinc... Read more >

  • AREVA takes ass-kicking from own nuclear reactor

    Blogpost by laurak - 1 September, 2009 at 18:27 10 comments

    A guest blog by Aslihan Tumer, Nuclear Campaigner at Greenpeace International

    I've got a nuclear energy riddle for you:

    What is dangerous, costs 5.5 billion euros, and may end in bankruptcy?

    The answer:

    French nuclear giant AREVA's Olkiluoto 3 reactor, cu... Read more >

  • 3 thoughts from lightbulb campaigning

    Blogpost by eoin - 1 September, 2009 at 15:28 4 comments

    Paste-up from lightbulb campaign in IrelandThe European Union has finally outlawed 100W incandescent lightbulbs -- the pear-shaped bulbs invented by Edison you'd use as the main light in a room. Other inefficient household lighting will follow between now and 2012, as the supply of modern bulb... Read more >

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