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  • Trademark vs free speech victory

    Blogpost by Andrew - January 4, 2007 at 13:41 2 comments

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    Last year, the government here in the Netherlands ran TV adds showing banners that read, "Disasters can’t be planned, preparations can. Think ahead".

    But of course some disasters can be prevented by good planning. For example, if the Netherlands choos... Read more >

  • Ice shelf size of Manhattan: gone. Polar Bears next=

    Blogpost by brianfit - January 2, 2007 at 17:24 5 comments

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    Oh, people, look around you.

    The signs are everywhere.

    --Jackson Browne

    It was called the Ayles Ice Shelf until it became an island, breaking off from Canada last summer unobserved. It has been attached to Ellesmere Island for the last 3,000 to 4,500 ye... Read more >

  • City of Death

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - December 28, 2006 at 11:35

    BBC's Hiroshima won an Emmy award for its re-enactment of the first use of a nuclear weapon. The difficulty: While CGI can make Orc armies and talking toys seem lifelike, they can also make real events seem like Hollywood fictions. This is gruelling... Read more >

  • Shell: Worst Corporate Song. Ever.

    Blogpost by Adele - December 26, 2006 at 19:04 3 comments

    A while ago I had a bit of a rant called "Do energy companies think we're stupid?" Well here's the sequel, in all it's post-Christmas glory. Shell's new (?) corporate song, set to "We are the world..." has been emailed with much sniggering across the... Read more >

  • An island goes under water as sea levels rise

    Blogpost by Lisa - December 26, 2006 at 17:20 2 comments

    On Christmas Day the UK newspaper "The Independent" reported that an entire island is now submerged thanks to global warming. Read more >

    "Rising seas, caused by global warming, have for the first time washed an inhabited island off the face of the Earth. The obli...
  • Video: 2006 global oceans voyage

    Blogpost by eoin - December 22, 2006 at 10:18

    New Defending Our Oceans video on YouTube.com

    It's that "this year in review" time again. If you're a regular of this blog or this one, then you should enjoy this 3 minute recap video of Greenpeace's 2006 global ocean voyage: Defending Our Oceans.

    If you're having one of those "I don't remember th... Read more >

  • Stockpiles of whalemeat are increasing in Japan

    Blogpost by Lisa - December 19, 2006 at 12:01 14 comments

    From the amount of money and effort the Government of Japan spends on trying to expand their whaling industry and resume commercial whaling you'd think there was an incredibly high demand for whale meat in Japan wouldn't you? However from this graph, ... Read more >

  • The last Cod: Gone to meet his baker?

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - December 19, 2006 at 11:00 1 comment

    Greenpeace UK holds a funeral for the last Cod.

    Europe's Fisheries Ministers are in denial about the Cod's impending death, and are likely to continue setting unrealistic quotas that mean the world's once most important food fish won't have a snowb... Read more >

  • Whale vomit for Christmas?

    Blogpost by Dave - December 18, 2006 at 18:15 1 comment

    Ok, here's a weird whale story for you all, with a season whiff about it, from the New York Times: Read more >

    "In this season of strange presents from relatives, Dorothy Ferreira got a doozy the other day from her 82-year-old sister in Waterloo, Iowa. It was ugly...
  • Let it snow... please!

    Blogpost by Dave - December 18, 2006 at 17:02 2 comments

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    I just got an this Christmas card via email from Finnish environmental cartoonist Seppo Leinonen writes: "The climate is changing. If it would be a normal winter, we had been skiing for about a month by now".

    No snow in Finland? Who'd have ... Read more >

  • Paraquat: Syngenta's killer weed killer

    Blogpost by brianfit - December 15, 2006 at 18:47 3 comments


    Syngenta Board of Directors

    Greenpeace Switzerland is part of a coalition seeking 50,000 guilty verdicts indicting Syngenta for it's super-herbacide, Paraquat. According to Stop-Paraquat.net:

    Paraquat is considered the most poisonous herbicide widely in... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Italy occupies ENEL

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - December 14, 2006 at 13:43 1 comment

    Activists in Italy are occupying the chimney and roof of an Italian power plant situated in a World Heritage site which is being converted to coal. It's part of several backwards steps the Italian energy company, ENEL, is planning which will put mo... Read more >

  • Phytoplankton and climate change part 2

    Blogpost by Andrew - December 13, 2006 at 11:02 2 comments
    Someone sent me these NASA images. The top one shows change in surface temperature. The bottom, change in phytoplankton productivity. Overall, warmer surface temperatures meant less productive phytoplankton. True, towards t...
  • Green my Apple hits Amsterdam

    Blogpost by tom - December 12, 2006 at 17:34

    Green my Apple AmsterdamOn Saturday, together with volunteers, I visited the 2 Apple stores in Amsterdam to spread the Green Apple message to Dutch Mac fans.

    Early on Saturday morning the Dutch Greenpeace office was busy with volunteers stickering 800 green organic apples wit... Read more >

  • It's not happening here, but it's happening now

    Blogpost by Dave - December 12, 2006 at 15:20

    On the back of Brian's blogging about the "mugshot" Greenpeace ad campaign, here's an amazing Amnest International poster campaign from Switzerland. Each of the posters read "It's not happening here, but it's happening now" - but I'll shut up now, and... Read more >

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