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  • Ban the Bulb in India

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 9 October, 2007 at 17:41 5 comments

    Greenpeace activists, made a giant Ban the Bulb message in the River Ganges, using lifebelts. The communication took place in Kolkata, one of the many coastal cities in India under threat from rising sea levels, as a result of climate change.

    Simply by... Read more >

  • 30,313 people say "Save the Dugong"!

    Blogpost by Dave - 5 October, 2007 at 12:45 3 comments

    Thanks to all 30,313 of you, from 155 countries who took part in recent our "Save the Dugong" capaign. Last week, the Japanese Defense Ministry in Naha, Okinawa, received 30,313 letters from you, delivered by Greenpeace Japan and the crew of the Espe... Read more >

  • Dirty coal made to show its true face

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 4 October, 2007 at 20:04 2 comments

    Great news from Greenpeace Netherlands, we have won a complaint against Dutch energy giant NUON. The Dutch Advertising Authority has ruled that NUON is misleading the Dutch public through their use of terms such as “clean coal” and “clean fuel” in adv... Read more >

  • Internal report slams World Bank for Congo deforestation

    Blogpost by Andrew - 4 October, 2007 at 18:44 2 comments

    We've posted on this blog before about the World Bank and the Congo, last April we published an extensive report on how the World Bank is contributing to Congo deforestation, and Greenpeace activists have taken direct action to try and stem the flood ... Read more >

  • Catch of the day

    Blogpost by brianfit - 4 October, 2007 at 9:08

    From PR Watch

    Yellowfin and Bigeye tuna are in big, big trouble. The solution is a global network of Marine Reserves: 40% of the oceans as no-take zones, so these creatures can recover.

    Yesterday, our own Karen Sack made the case at the UN in a present... Read more >

  • German coal plant protest

    Blogpost by Andrew - 3 October, 2007 at 22:09

    Copyright Bertram Boelkow/Greenpeace. Click for larger.

    There's a feature story on the Greenpeace International site about this one, but I wanted to share this email I got earlier from someone at the scene of the protest:

    Hi Folks

    Yes, 11 activists are still on the crane. Banner hanging continues. No respons... Read more >

  • Nuclear amnesia

    Blogpost by tom - 2 October, 2007 at 18:24 2 comments

    Nine year old Kostya, victim of radiation contamination from Mayak Nuclear Complex

    Take three countries, over three days: Russia, Sweden, and Spain. Guess what they have in common? It’s not football, nor ice hockey, but the outrageous way they handle hazardous radioactive materials.

    And all three sadly ignored the fiftieth anniversar... Read more >

  • Deadliest Catch: The game

    Blogpost by Andrew - 2 October, 2007 at 14:57


    It's rough in the Bering Sea - storms, ice, fishermen... Get a taste for a fishes life with Greenpeace USA's new game, The Deadliest Catch.

    Game wise it's pretty old school. (Reminds me fondly of those Atari 2600 times.) The sea lions are pesky, but ... Read more >

  • Nuclear cargo ship protested

    Blogpost by Andrew - 1 October, 2007 at 19:52 4 comments


    This morning, Greenpeace Sweden activists attempted to block a nuclear waste transport ship. The ship is in Sweden to pickup 4.8 tons of radioactive waste (including 1.2kg of "super weapons grade plutonium) for transport to the UK. (Video here.)

    The ... Read more >

  • You don't have to join us to join us

    Blogpost by Salvatore - 1 October, 2007 at 16:32 2 comments

    Surfing YouTube with the Greenpeace Tag, it’s quite easy to discover unknown videos edited using our images. They are user generated productions from people from all over the world that care about the environment and want to spread a positive message.... Read more >

  • Dell to go "carbon neutral"

    Blogpost by tom - 28 September, 2007 at 18:16

    Dell has stepped up the ante in the computer industries competition to show how they are becoming greener by announcing this week plans to become carbon neutral by 2008. It's certainly had the intended effect to generate a good amount of positive medi... Read more >

  • The Hip-Hop Environmentalist

    Blogpost by Lisa - 27 September, 2007 at 18:09

    Dr Octagon's latest single "Trees" is being used by MTV to promote awareness of the environment through the THINK campaign and $1 of each downloaded single will go to Friends Of The Earth on their BIG ASK campaign.

    Respect! Read more >

  • Support Blog Action Day!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 26 September, 2007 at 22:16 5 comments

    At Greenpeace, we support Blog Action Day.

    It's one of those simple ideas that can make a world of difference. On October 15th, bloggers around the world will focus on a single issue - the environment. Already, almost 6,000 blogs with a combined au... Read more >

  • Jamie and the Secretary General

    Blogpost by Andrew - 25 September, 2007 at 20:49

    Jamie. Here's an update from Jamie (Greenpeace China corporate social responsibility campaigner). She went with Greenpeace International Executive Director Gerd to meet UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last Wednesday, and emailed me this afterwards:

    My “da... Read more >

  • Athena at the UN

    Blogpost by Andrew - 25 September, 2007 at 13:11 2 comments

    An international Greenpeace contingent attended yesterday's high level UN meeting on climate change. Athena was there and felt compelled to put down her thoughts on the meeting. Here they are:

    My name is Athena and I have been called a climate “polic... Read more >

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