Making Waves

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  • Greenpeace Germany spoofs RWE Ads

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 18 August, 2009 at 20:53 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 19:18 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 19:47

    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 19:36

    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 19:12 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 17:31


    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 >

  • How many whales once roamed the sea?

    Blogpost by brianfit - 11 August, 2009 at 12:54 1 comment

    In the late 1700s, when Captain James Cook sailed into Sydney harbour, he claimed "there were whale spouts as far as the eye could see." Callum Roberts, in his book "The Unnatural History of the Sea" gathers similar tales of teeming cetaceans from th... Read more >

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

    “Real Leaders Back Clean Energy”

    In Guadalajara, Mexico, Greenpeace let polar bears do the talking. An activist dressed in a polar bea... Read more >

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

    Coal or Climate, Kevin?

    When Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australia’s Prime Minister in December, 2007, his statements were promising as... Read more >

  • Japanese whales activists in court again

    Blogpost by eoin - 5 August, 2009 at 14:25 1 comment


    Staff and volunteers from Greenpeace Japan were in the streets of Aomori yesterday to spread the word about the whale meat scandal trial and Greenpeace's campaign to stop whaling.

    Two of our activists, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, are facing up to 10 ... Read more >

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

    In Short:

    Reuters reports that India will pump about USD 200 million into the protection of its forests. Forests are critical to ... Read more >

  • Anne-Marije

    Blogpost by arook - 3 August, 2009 at 13:53 1 comment

    When I was four, I wanted to be a police woman. As an eight-year-old, an archeologist. Then, a detective and later, a creative writer. Having lived in three countries and learned various languages along the way, I decided I should work for an internat... Read more >

  • Making waves in the Mediterranean

    Blogpost by Lisa - 31 July, 2009 at 15:03


    © Greenpeace/Parsons

    Nathalie usually works in our video department at Greenpeace International in Amsterdam, but this week she's been an ocean defender on board the Rainbow Warrior in the Med. Here's the latest from her as the expedition comes to an end

    The Sicilian Channel is that part of the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and Tunisia; for me - experiencing my first ever voyage on a ship, it’s just the middle of the sea. In this respect, I feel like a migratory fish - free in the middle of the waters without boundaries.

    This area is famous for the richness of its biodiversity and i... Read more >

  • Mediterranean pirates discovered by Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Lisa - 29 July, 2009 at 16:03

    RWDN_201.jpg © Alain Combemorel/ Greenpeace

    Last weekend - Greenpeace found and reported a pirate fishing vessel off the coast of Sicily

    Since July 22nd and until the 31st, our team on board the Rainbow Warrior is back in Sicilian waters to raise the alarm over illegal drift netting and to document seamounts in international waters and other areas that could be rich in biodiversity in the Sicilian channel. To do this they are diving and using a deep submersible drop camera. The results will be used to highlight the need for a marine reserve in this area.

    This is how the crew of our ship woke up in the morning of the 26th of July and this is how Alain, a member of the on board campaign team explains his day; a day that started slow and easy and suddenly turns out to be exciting day for the campaign...

    Yesterday we had a bit of weather; a dive was scheduled for this morning so the decision was made to look for shelter. The Rainbow Warrior was drifting on... Read more >

  • Agriculture activists arrested in India

    Blogpost by Lisa - 27 July, 2009 at 18:30 1 comment


    Today activists in India were arrested while demonstrating outside the Indian Parliament during the passing of the Finance bill in Loksabha. The demonstration was to remind the Finance Minister that proposed fertiliser subsidies will not ward off an i... Read more >

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