Making Waves

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  • Mapping CO2 emissions

    Blogpost by Juliette - 24 February, 2009 at 18:09

    Will we ever stop being amazed at the latest news from Google Earth? Not content with recently adding water, Google Earth is more than ever proving to be a wonderful tool, as used by Purdue University (Indiana). A team of researchers has created a Goo... Read more >

  • Concentrating Solar Power

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 24 February, 2009 at 15:10 4 comments

    Remember that scene in The Man with the Golden Gun where solar energy is harnessed to make a laser, one which can shoot down aeroplanes?

    Well it turns out that the laser stage might be entirely unnecessary. Because if you want to melt steel - all you n... Read more >

  • Nuclear wishful thinking ...

    Blogpost by laurak - 23 February, 2009 at 13:57

    'Nuclear Power? Yes please ...' was one of the headlines on the homepage of The Independent this morning. If you read on you learned that four of the UK's leading environmentalists were urging Britain to embrace nuclear power "because of the urgent ne... Read more >

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    Warning. Foul language, drunkenness, and bad taste. Whoever came up with this is a very, very sad person. And, today, my favorite goofball in the whole world. They even linked to the action to free the Tokyo Two!!!! Read more >

  • More numbers

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 20 February, 2009 at 15:54 1 comment

    China builds a wind turbine every two hours

    Last year the number of nuclear reactors connected to the word's electricity grid fell by 1 (no new reactors, one old one turned off).

    In January two more were turned off.

    So, which is the energy of the future?... Read more >

  • China builds a wind turbine every two hours

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 18 February, 2009 at 11:33 3 comments

    Last year China added 6300MW of wind generating capacity, just about doubling their wind power capacity. Assuming 1.5 MW wind turbines that means China is adding a new wind turbine to their electricity grid every two hours.

    China builds a wind turbine every two hours Read more >

  • Illegal e-waste export to Nigeria tracked down

    Blogpost by tom - 18 February, 2009 at 10:01 4 comments


    Today we've been able to expose an illegal export of e-waste from the UK to Nigeria. Get the full details here or watch the slideshow below but here's the behind the scenes story of the expose and the tracking technology that made it possible. This is... Read more >

  • We love all our supporters...

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 17 February, 2009 at 19:10

    ...but some are just a little more dedicated than others.


    You don't need to get a tattoo: just sign up for the newsletter. Read more >

  • Edamame anyone? Greenpeace at the Sapporo Snow Festival

    Blogpost by Dave - 11 February, 2009 at 20:12 1 comment

    Above is a funky video shot by Michael Nagasaka at the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan last weekend. Check it out!

    And here's a report from Sachiyo, campaigner at Greenpeace Japan, who spent all last week standing outside in the chilly Sapporo air, talk... Read more >

  • Boing Boing kicking around climate change

    Blogpost by Andrew - 4 February, 2009 at 21:07

    Interesting thing brewing up over on mega blog Boing Boing. One of the guest bloggers, Charles Platt, has been posting tons of climate denier BS (sorry, got to call it what it is), and Cory Doctorow has started coming back with tons of good stuff to ... Read more >

  • Just add water

    Blogpost by Lisa - 3 February, 2009 at 18:01 1 comment

    Yesterday a new version of Google Earth was launched which now includes two thirds of the planet that was previously left out - our oceans!

    After renowned marine scientist Sylvia Earle noticed the serious lack of aquatic information in Google Earth she... Read more >

  • Whaling and Dealing: Can Obama Save the Whales?

    Blogpost by Dave - 29 January, 2009 at 17:33

    Can Obama save the whales? Photo: © Armed Forces Inaugural Committee/Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo, U.S. Air Force

    Sara, our wonderful boss-of-all-things-whales here at Greenpeace International, went onto the brand new White House website of the Obama Administration this week, and searched for "whaling" (she’s very fond of whales).

    This wasn't some random behav... Read more >

  • Save the Planet: NOW stops in Belém

    Blogpost by Jess - 27 January, 2009 at 18:32

    The Arctic Sunrise arrived in Belém, Brazil as part of the Save the Planet: NOW about a week ago. Our first open boat was a success despite the heavy rain during some parts of Sunday: more than 2,500 supporters visited the ship during the weekend (som... Read more >

  • Obama opens the door for states to cut emissions

    Blogpost by Jess - 27 January, 2009 at 18:01 4 comments

    Yesterday, President Obama granted California and 13 other states a waiver to set strict vehicle emissions standards on their own. The administration is actually going to let states move forward and pass emission standards that might be even tougher t... Read more >

  • First I laughed, then I cried.

    Blogpost by Juliette - 23 January, 2009 at 14:16 1 comment

    I keep thinking Fox News can't go lower, and then they impress me with things like that (you may want to take a deep calming breath before and after watching this):

    As very well said on the Grist blog: "If crime rates are rising, how come I didn't get ... Read more >

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