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    As we embark on the last 100 days before the crucial Climate talks in Copenhagen, Grist has put up a cool blog featuring 100 facts about Copenhagen and the climate talks you probably didn't know.

    They also have banner counting down the hours, minutes ... Read more >

  • With friends like these…

    Blogpost by Cindy Baxter - 27 August, 2009 at 18:05

    It’s official: Greenpeace didn’t say that the Greenland icecap would melt by 2030 - the BBC got it wrong. Yes - I know - this was something we pointed out last week.

    The "Denyosphere" got somewhat hysterical, spinning the old line that we lied, got s... Read more >

  • Firefighting in action

    Blogpost by Jess - 27 August, 2009 at 15:09 4 comments


    © Greenpeace/FB Anggoro

    An update from Richi about fighting the forest fires that raged through Indonesia recently

    My name is Richi, and I work for Greenpeace in Indonesia doing action logistics and volunteer coordination. Recently, I coordinated the wo... Read more >

  • Climate Activists Set Up Camp in London

    Blogpost by Sasha - 27 August, 2009 at 14:26

    As I write this, London is being "swooped" by a virtual rainbow of environmental activists preparing to set up this year's Climate Camp. Up to 3000 people are expected to attend the event, outfitted in predetermined colours, depending on which of the... Read more >

  • "Our Climate - Your Decision!"

    Blogpost by Sasha - 26 August, 2009 at 18:22 3 comments



    Check out the video and image from one of our latest actions. Yesterday, 40 activists set up a climate-protection camp atop the Gorner glacier in Switzerland and unfurled giant cloth letters reading “Our Climate – Your Decision!”

    The ... Read more >

  • Sasha

    Blogpost by Sasha - 26 August, 2009 at 12:21 2 comments


    Originally from Vancouver, I moved to Amsterdam in June of 2008. My friend got me a job in an Irish pub, where I worked for almost a year. Sick of fuelling the needs of alcoholics, as well as of the ensuing problems (to be polite), I started volunte... Read more >

  • Caption Contest - vote!

    Blogpost by Juliette - 25 August, 2009 at 16:15

    [Update: Votes are closed! Thank you for participating!]

    Last week, we launched a caption contest for two photos from the Arctic by Nick Cobbing. We received a whooping 49 submissions - way more than expected. As we can't start a poll with 49 options, ... Read more >

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

    Change comes from underneath:


    Change comes from within, or in the case of a new internet trend, from underneath. Underneath your clot... Read more >

  • Greenpeace admits: BBC got it wrong about arctic sea ice melting

    Blogpost by brianfit - 20 August, 2009 at 14:26 39 comments

    The climate-denial blog-and-twitosphere -- also known as the "Denyosphere" -- is abuzz with the news: Greenpeace admits live on the BBC that it lied about arctic melting.

    That's not true, it's being promoted by the handful of global warming skeptics ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Germany spoofs RWE Ads

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 18 August, 2009 at 18:53 2 comments

    What a lovely, high-end bit of Shrek-like animation those hilarious PR flacks at German energy company RWE have put together to run on German television and as a cinema ad in front of Harry Potter, showing people what a kind, environmentally gentle gr... Read more >

  • Caption Contest

    Blogpost by Juliette - 17 August, 2009 at 17:18 49 comments

    Below are two recent photos from our Arctic expedition that are just waiting for a witty caption. Submit yours in a comment - the funnier, the better!



    Copyright: Greenpeace/ Nick Cobbing

    Give it your best shot. I'm looking forward to your ideas (and wil... Read more >

  • Engaging Generation Y in environmental activism

    Blogpost by arook - 14 August, 2009 at 17:47

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

    In the same way previous generations engaged in anti-war activism, Environmental organizations and political leaders alike, are tryin... Read more >

  • Men, pick up the slack!

    Blogpost by arook - 14 August, 2009 at 17:36

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

    Men are slacking when it comes to climate change, at least that’s what a recent survey in Australia showed. The survey conducted by t... Read more >

  • Don't let us down, Australia

    Blogpost by arook - 14 August, 2009 at 17:12 1 comment
    Activists block a coal terminal in Australia. © Greenpeace / Hamilton

    As expected, Australia's parliament rejected a plan for the world's most ambitious emissions trade regime yesterday. The defeated carbon pollution reduction scheme intended to reduc... Read more >

  • Greenpeace gives ‘paper park’ real protection

    Blogpost by Lisa - 11 August, 2009 at 15:31


    Action update from Richard, one of our oceans campaigners

    Yesterday we began work to stop trawl fishing in two sensitive marine areas in Sweden, called the Lilla Middelgrund and Fladen. Given that the Swedish government and the European Union has writ... Read more >

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