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  • Hell still not frozen over

    Blogpost by Adele - 13 June, 2009 at 14:03 2 comments

    Pics2.jpgThis week, Shell paid $15.5m to the Ogoni people in Nigeria, an out of court settlement after a 13 year struggle. I read that Shell's lawyers apparently once said that Shell would only settle when "hell freezes over" and they were "skating on it" - (... Read more >

  • Wake up call in Bonn

    Blogpost by Jess - 12 June, 2009 at 16:28

    An update on UN Climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany brought to you by our very own Cindy Baxter who has been at the negotiations since the start.

    Coming to the end of a hard two weeks here at the climate talks in Bonn, we were greeted yesterday by a... Read more >

  • An Inconvenient Tuna

    Blogpost by Adele - 10 June, 2009 at 11:20 2 comments

    juvenile-bluefin-tuna-below-th.jpgHere in the UK, bluefin tuna has suddenly become the posterboy for overfishing, largely thanks to the new film The End of the Line. I was at the premiere screening of the film (a documentary based on the book by journalist Charles Clover) here in Lo... Read more >

  • Adele

    Blogpost by Adele - 9 June, 2009 at 18:27 1 comment

    me.jpgTo paraphrase the wonderful Troy McClure, you may remember me from such campaigns as Defending Our Oceans, Come Back Whales! in Korea and various activities that always seemed to involve orange roughy costumes or cartoon musicals...don't ask me why. ... Read more >

  • Making the Ministry of Rice

    Blogpost by Lisa - 5 June, 2009 at 14:34 1 comment


    Lucy, one of our video producers at Greenpeace International, made the new video for our campaign against GM rice. Here's the story she's written about how it all came together with photos by Raffa and Tulio, from our video department.

    “We need a film... Read more >

  • Dead humpback found on bow of Exxon tanker

    Blogpost by brianfit - 5 June, 2009 at 11:49 6 comments

    Honestly, people. You can't make this stuff up.

    An ExxonMobil oil tanker arrived in the port of Valdez (yes, the site of the Exxon-valdez oil spill) with a dead humpback whale stuck on its bow that (really, I'm not making this up) nobody noticed until ... Read more >

  • Icelandic whaling, watching

    Blogpost by Andrew - 5 June, 2009 at 11:22 1 comment

    You can't have your whale watching and eat them too. That's what Iceland is finding out. Whale watching boats have been having a hard time finding whales lately - so they've ventured further out, putting them close to the whaling area.

    Here's a (roug... Read more >

  • Greenpeace pees all over the IT sector!

    Blogpost by laurak - 3 June, 2009 at 15:42

    Blogger Jay Yarrow, from the Business Insider Green Sheet, described the launch of the Cool IT Challenge with the following sentence: "Greenpeace pees all over the IT sector today, saying companies aren't doing their part to save the world." Believe i... Read more >

  • Forests could go the way of the Dodo?!

    Blogpost by Jess - 3 June, 2009 at 2:44

    The world’s forests harbour more biodiversity and store more carbon than almost any other global terrestrial ecosystem. They house around two-thirds of the world's land-based species of plants and animals and they also help keep the climate stable ove... Read more >

  • Do you remember the six Greenpeace volunteers who made history last year when they were acquitted for defending the climate?

    They were accused of causing £30,000 of criminal damage to Kingsnorth coal-fired power station. Their defence of "lawful excuse... Read more >

  • Exxon funding for junk science revealed

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 27 May, 2009 at 23:12

    Kert Davies, over at the ever-vigilant Exxon Secrets site, writes:

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    Finally. After years of denying its role in the campaign of climate denial, Exxon has revealed a dirty secret, that it has and likely still is DIRECTLY funding junk scientists.
  • Big carbon footprint equals welfare?

    Blogpost by Lisa - 26 May, 2009 at 14:05 1 comment

    GP01HQ6_Comp.jpgThe following piece is by Satu Pitkänen, one of our press officers in Finland

    I realised it's time to wake up and smell the upcoming EU election. Despite the fact that many of the decisions that affect my everyday life are done locally, inside my count... Read more >

  • World Ocean Conference gets it

    Blogpost by brianfit - 14 May, 2009 at 19:13 3 comments
    Greenpeace Team Marine Reserves reports from the World Oceans Conference in Manado, Indonesia that delegates there have been making all the right noises about just how scary things are looking for the planet aquatic, despite the heavy-handed treatment... Read more >
  • Finnish action:Update

    Blogpost by Jess - 12 May, 2009 at 17:18

    All 32 activists at a palm oil diesel refinery in Porvoo, Finland have been arrested by police. 6 of the activists have already ben released and we are waiting for the release of the remaining activists.

    Do your part. Join these brave activists and tak... Read more >

  • Early morning action

    Blogpost by Jess - 12 May, 2009 at 11:53


    Before most of us even had our first cup of coffee this morning, 32 activists from Finland and Sweden were up and taking action at a palm oil diesel refinery in Porvoo, Finland. Neste Oil, an oil refining company that is largely owned by the Finnish g... Read more >

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