Making Waves

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  • Getting ready for Poznan

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 26 November, 2008 at 10:55 2 comments
    Over at our New Zealand blog Bunny sets the stage for the upcoming climate negotiations in Poznan. Read more >
  • Oil money

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 25 November, 2008 at 18:55
    Almost 20 years after the Exxon Valdez caused the worst oil spill in US history the affected communities may finally be about to see some compensation. Read more >
  • How soon is now?

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 25 November, 2008 at 14:46 1 comment

    European leaders have been talking about climate change for a long time, but with just days to go before they're due to decide on the European climate package - a collection of regulations that are intended to cut Europe's emissions they're mired in w... Read more >

  • GMO Alert!

    Blogpost by brianfit - 21 November, 2008 at 17:54 2 comments

    Thanks to all of you that have already responded to our call to stop Gentically Modified Organisms in European Union!

    You've generated more than 35,000 letters so far, but only 13 days remain before the vote!

    EU ministers on the 4th of December will dec... Read more >

  • Tuna tales: a freezing Fijian reports from Korea

    Blogpost by brianfit - 21 November, 2008 at 14:52 1 comment


    Photo ©Greenpeace/Hilton

    Lagi Toibau posts this update from Korea:

    For someone coming from the tropics, not used to putting on four layers of clothes every day, and having never seen snow before, working here in Korea has been a lifetime experience. Oh ... Read more >

  • Amazon could be opened to even more destruction

    Blogpost by Jess - 20 November, 2008 at 17:26 2 comments

    Brazilian Congress is under the serious influence by the agribusiness sector, that much is clear. They are currently trying to change legislation that would open even more of the Amazon to be cleared. If losing the forest in the areas that will no l... Read more >

  • Whaling called "pointless" by Japan government spokesperson

    Blogpost by Andrew - 20 November, 2008 at 17:09 3 comments

    Japan's whaling has never made much sense to me. But then I'm a Greenpeace activist. It's pretty interesting to hear the same sentiment from someone who defended whaling in his role as an official spokesperson.

    From today's Sydney Morning Herald: Read more >

  • Forests for Climate - Slideshow

    Blogpost by Jess - 20 November, 2008 at 15:40 1 comment

    Check out this slideshow put together by Jamie, webby onboard the Esperanza for the Forests for Climate tour. I found the images of forest destruction shocking and the the bravery of the activists inspiring. Thanks Jamie.

    Direct action continued for ... Read more >

  • Rotterdam action eye candy

    Blogpost by Juliette - 19 November, 2008 at 11:32

    It looks like the action in Rotterdam this week-end had some public - besides all the media that reported it. I have just found two slide shows of beautiful photos by a Dutch photographer.

    For your viewing pleasure, here they are. The first one has pho... Read more >

  • I arrest you in the name of E-on

    Blogpost by Lisa - 17 November, 2008 at 23:11 1 comment

    Melanie, one of our climate campaigners, took part in an action against coal as a volunteer last weekend in Rotterdam. She writes...

    Camping in November could be considered ill advised. Camping on the coast with the wind whipping in off the North Sea ... Read more >

  • Palm oil giant destroying national park in Borneo

    Blogpost by Jamie - 17 November, 2008 at 11:27

    Burnt forest: the result of Sinar Mas' operations in Kalimantan © Greenpeace/Dithajohn

    The Esperanza is now anchored in Singapore harbour and there will be a few days of ship operations - taking on supplies and fuel, doing essential maintenance, that kind of thing. But all that's happening without me. I disembarked yesterday and I'm fin... Read more >

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    News just in.... Japan's whaling fleet has just slinked out of port under a cloud of financial crisis and scandal, without the elaborate parades and marching bands of previous years. This time the Nisshin Maru left the port of Innoshima with no fanfar... Read more >

  • Bye bye, Tweety

    Blogpost by Jamie - 16 November, 2008 at 10:24 6 comments

    All packed up and ready to go © Greenpeace/Woolley

    Over the next few days, as the tour winds down, people will gradually start leaving the Esperanza and making their way back home. However, the first character to get off the ship wasn't a person at all, but Tweety the helicopter who has been ferrying ... Read more >

  • Farewell to the palm oil boom town

    Blogpost by Jamie - 15 November, 2008 at 16:28

    After giving the Isola Corallo a farewell paint-job, we've finally taken our leave of Dumai. We did everything we set out to do (and perhaps a bit more), and we've reminded people both nationally and internationally about the problems associated with ... Read more >

  • Tug of war

    Blogpost by Jamie - 14 November, 2008 at 9:28

    The Esperanza attempts to slip past a tug as the Isola Corallo comes in to dock © Greenpeace/Rante

    I had thought that, after the Esperanza nipped into the berth reserved for the Isola Corallo this morning, we'd have some time to rest (and, in my case, a long shower) and prepare for the inevitable visit by the authorities. It didn't quite work out l... Read more >

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