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  • Fine Italian exports?

    Blogpost by brianfit - 17 April, 2007 at 17:32 3 comments

    When I lived in Italy on an olive farm (that phrase must be said in a wistful voice), it was well known that Italy kept the truly best olive oil for domestic use, and exported the rest. That included oil that was imported from other countries, repack... Read more >

  • Iceland weighing whaling

    Blogpost by Andrew - 16 April, 2007 at 15:26 1 comment

    The decision to formally resume commercial whaling is being seriously re-thought in Iceland - as can be seen from an interview with its Prime Minister Geir Haarde. From Reuters: Read more >

    Haarde, facing elections on May 12, said the government must factor globa...
  • World Bank under fire for funding climate change

    Blogpost by Andrew - 13 April, 2007 at 22:05 1 comment

    The World Bank is (rightly) taking a lot of heat recently. Not just for the apparently improper role Bush backed World Bank President Wolfowitz had in getting a promotion for someone he was romantically involved with. There is that. As well as the ... Read more >

  • Cultural Baggage

    Blogpost by Richard - 12 April, 2007 at 18:11 4 comments

    I was taught a lesson today that I suspect will live with me for a long time. To cut a long story short, I had written an article for the website about the Congo rainforest. A Belgian colleague asked me to change the wording in one paragraph as it cou... Read more >

  • Greenpeace's North Pole Runner

    Blogpost by brianfit - 12 April, 2007 at 17:31 5 comments

    Francesco Galanzino has run the Gobi Desert, the Atacama Desert, and the Sahara as a Greenpeace volunteer, to raise the alarm about Global Warming.

    His latest endeavour: a 42 Km (26 mile) marathon at the North Pole. Francesco and fellow professional an... Read more >

  • Does Israel need nukes?

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 11 April, 2007 at 17:39 1 comment

    Now here's a story you don't see everyday in the Israeli press:

     

     

    Two weeks ago, Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior dropped anchor in Israel. Members of the organization in Israel and those who arrived on the ship attempted to convey their determined, ... Read more >

  • Energy [r]evolution launched in India

    Blogpost by Andrew - 11 April, 2007 at 13:33

    Campaigning for a future free from climate change, Greenpeace</p><p>activists beam a message on the cooling tower of the NTPC Thermal</p><p>Power Plant at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh. Coal burning emits large</p><p>volumes of carbon dioxide leading to climate change. Climate change</p><p>will hit India hard. Clean, renewable energy is the solu... Read more >

  • Asian Development Bank funding pollution (ADB = BAD)

    Blogpost by Andrew - 10 April, 2007 at 21:00

    Greenpeace Southeast Asia has launched a new website aimed at getting the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to change its ways. The ADB is a publicly-funded institution but is not held accountable to the public. It funds coal plants and other environment... Read more >

  • "Bleak" warning in latest climate report

    Blogpost by Andrew - 6 April, 2007 at 15:41

    waters-in-lam-takong-dam-in-ko.jpgAfter a marathon negotiating session the latest IPCC report on the effects of climate change is out. As Grist puts it, the "bad bits" of climate change will far outnumber the "good bits". I've posted some of the reports key findings here. To sum up... Read more >

  • Defending Whales

    Blogpost by Dave - 5 April, 2007 at 22:44

    As you'll have noticed:

    1. The Defending or Oceans trip has come to an end, and so has the blog
    2. Since the end of the expedition in Sydney, the Esperanza sailed all the way to Sydney.

    Well, in case you don't know, Andrew got a new blog rolling - Defending wh... Read more >

  • Time is ticking for the African rainforests

    Blogpost by Jamie - 5 April, 2007 at 19:42 4 comments

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    In recent years, we've put a lot of effort into highlighting the threats facing what remains of the world's forests in North America, South America, and South East Asia. But there's one major area we haven't touched on for some time now: Africa. That'... Read more >

  • Giant life ring sighted off Brazilian coast

    Blogpost by Andrew - 5 April, 2007 at 18:44 2 comments
    Lifering - big. It's 50 feet in diameter, and off Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro. The Greenpeace activists also had a giant banner made to look like a ruler measuring sea level rise (it was originally going to go on a building, but that didn't work out). Aerial ... Read more >
  • But is it "catastrophic?"

    Blogpost by Andrew - 4 April, 2007 at 20:34 5 comments

    I'm expecting to hear a lot of scary stuff about climate change this week, and for quite a while to come. The problem is so huge, the consequences are so dire... There's a danger that people will forget it's a man made disaster, and one we can still ... Read more >

  • Amazon.com stops selling Shark Fin Soup

    Blogpost by Lisa - 4 April, 2007 at 13:31 2 comments

    Shark fins drying on the upper deck of longline pirate vessel in the South Atlantic.

    Earlier this year an issue was raised over on our Ocean Defenders Blog concerning the sale of Shark Fin Soup on Amazon.com. Greenpeace has since contacted Amazon and r... Read more >

  • Global Warning

    Blogpost by brianfit - 4 April, 2007 at 12:22 2 comments

    Activists from Greenpeace India beamed messages on to the cooling towers of thermal power plants across the country.

    Australian PM John Howard in bed with the coal industry.

    Greenpeace SE Asia's map of the Philippines indicating tragedies from 1991 to 2... Read more >

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