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  • Amish going solar

    Blogpost by Andrew - 3 June, 2007 at 1:11

    This one's via Treehugger: Many Amish are installing solar panels. I expect this will surprise a few readers since the Amish are better known by their disdain for most modern conveniences (or what we think of as conveniences anyway).

    Here's a quote, ... Read more >

  • Snowmen and Elvis against global warming

    Blogpost by Andrew - 2 June, 2007 at 21:23

    Cheng reading speech. Update from Agnes: Several members of the Solar Generation, together with students from People and Planet, took part yesterday in a largely peaceful G8 demonstration in Rostock.

    Carrying huge banners and inflatable snowmen, people marched from Schlutu... Read more >

  • Olkiluoto nuclear plant protest ends

    Blogpost by Andrew - 1 June, 2007 at 20:56 1 comment

    Hanging in there. Today the three remaining activists made their way safely down the construction crane - ending their occupation of the Olkiluoto, Finland, nuclear plant construction site.

    You can read a (2nd hand) update from one of the climbers on the Greenpeace UK ... Read more >

  • How to get a green message direct to Steve?

    Blogpost by tom - 1 June, 2007 at 18:51 3 comments

    When Apple CEO Steve Jobs made his "A Greener Apple" statement he acknowledged that Apple fans expected more from Apple. We wanted to send him a permanent memento and reminder of the great work many Apple fans had sent us via our Green my Apple websit... Read more >

  • Bush's sham of a climate plan

    Blogpost by Andrew - 31 May, 2007 at 20:33 1 comment

    From the AP story: "President Bush on Thursday urged 15 major nations to agree by the end of next year on a global emissions goal for reducing greenhouse gases."

    Sounds very proactive of him. But wait a sec. There are already globally agreed emissio... Read more >

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    Academy-award nominated Japanese animator Koji Yamamura has created this tiny, beautiful story about a Japanese headmaster who saves a whale, returning a debt for having been saved from starvation after the second world war. The 2-minute film too... Read more >

  • Look after yourself Cindy Sheehan, and thank you

    Blogpost by eoin - 31 May, 2007 at 13:28 4 comments
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    Photo by KG4CHW. License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0.

    Cindy Sheehan spoke with Amy Goodman on DemocracyNow yesterday about the day her son Casey died in Iraq, campaigning to hold Bush and Congress to account for the Iraq war, becoming a leading p... Read more >

  • New World Bank head nominated

    Blogpost by Andrew - 30 May, 2007 at 12:45 1 comment

    More from Daniel, one of our political advisors, on changes at the World Bank:

    Bush has done it again. The US President has put loyalty ahead of merit by choosing Robert Zoellick as the new head of the World Bank. I have known Zoellick for a while. He ... Read more >

  • Food for thought on whaling and Japan

    Blogpost by Andrew - 30 May, 2007 at 11:53 2 comments

    This morning Keiko (press officer for Greenpeace Japan) sent me an article from the Asahi Shimbun (a major Japanese newspaper). It makes me wish I understood Japanese culture better. If this was in a UK or US newspaper I'd suspect the writer was bein... Read more >

  • Ark on Mt. Ararat

    Blogpost by Andrew - 29 May, 2007 at 21:55 1 comment

    Replica under construction.

    © Greenpeace/Manuel Citak

    Carried up by 40 horses and assembled by a team of international volunteers, it's a replica of Noah's Ark on the mountain where some say it came to rest. From the construction team's weblog: "Our aim is to remind the world l... Read more >

  • Of tuna and turtles

    Blogpost by brianfit - 29 May, 2007 at 21:12

    ©Greenpeace/Care

    The Rainbow Warrior is currently on a three-month expedition in the Mediterranean, calling for the creation of marine reserves in the region, as part of a global network of protected areas covering 40% of our seas and oceans.

    Sebastian ... Read more >

  • Finland: activists enter day 2 of nuke occupation

    Blogpost by brianfit - 29 May, 2007 at 18:42 3 comments

    Greenpeace activists in Finland spent the night 80 meters in the air on a crane at a nuclear power plant under construction in Olkiluoto. The protest is a direct reaction to the quality problems at the construction site, which has lead to over one tho... Read more >

  • US harpoons G8 climate language in leaked document

    Blogpost by Andrew - 25 May, 2007 at 21:55 2 comments

    Daniel has just sent me a leaked internal document from the G8 negotiations. I don't know where he gets these and I'm not going to ask. The original is a MS Word document with track changes revealing edits by the Bush administration.

    I've uploaded a ... Read more >

  • Activist murdered in Mexico

    Blogpost by brianfit - 25 May, 2007 at 19:47 42 comments

    This just in from our colleagues in Mexico:

    Hi all,

    I'm very sad to inform you that the son of one of our indigenous allies against illegal logging in the Great Water Forest [in Mexico] was murdered last week by four loggers. Yesterday we had a press co... Read more >

  • Wolfowitz gone - who's next at the World Bank?

    Blogpost by Andrew - 23 May, 2007 at 17:45 3 comments

    As you've probably already heard, Paul Wolfowitz has announce he's resigning from the World Bank at the end of June. While some are still lauding his 'accomplishments' and others pondering the man's next career move, mostly folks are anxious to know ... Read more >

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