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  • 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 >

  • "Thank you for not smoking" EPA...

    Blogpost by Andrew - 3 April, 2007 at 20:50 2 comments

    Here's one from Mike:

    Its official! Carbon dioxide is a pollutant in the US (some think it's a pollutant from the US). Well now it's a five judges against four official pollutant - the US Supreme Court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency... Read more >

  • News roundup: Climate change

    Blogpost by Andrew - 3 April, 2007 at 20:13

    Climate is very hot in the press these days (yes little joke there), so I'll do an occasional roundup when I see interesting stories.

    The big news right now is the US Supreme Court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency can and should regulate... Read more >

  • Next IPCC climate change report due out this week

    Blogpost by Andrew - 3 April, 2007 at 18:52

    You want to hear some bad news? Well then its a good week for you. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is meeting in Brussels to finalize their latest report.

    In the lingo that is to say: "The Working Group II will be presenting its... Read more >

  • Mahi Sideridou - European Unit

    Blogpost by Andrew - 2 April, 2007 at 21:09

    My name is Mahi and I work on EU policy on climate and energy in Brussels. This is probably the dullest job in Greenpeace, since everything in the EU moves extremely slowly and involves a painful amount of talking and listening and then some more ta... Read more >

  • Stephanie Tunmore - Climate Campaigner

    Blogpost by Andrew - 2 April, 2007 at 21:07 3 comments

    Hi, I'm Stephanie Tunmore and I am a Climate Campaigner for Greenpeace International. I've been with Greenpeace for almost 18 years in various roles - receptionist, campaign assistant, press officer, corporate campaigner, project team leader – but fo... Read more >

  • Sven Teske - Campaigner

    Blogpost by Andrew - 2 April, 2007 at 20:54
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  • Agnes De Rooij - Solar Generation Coordinator

    Blogpost by Andrew - 2 April, 2007 at 20:50 4 comments

    Usually mistaken for one of the students of the Solar Generation project, I am actually working for Greenpeace since 2003.

    After I finished my studies in Economics (believe it or not, there are economists working at Greenpeace!) I decided not to join m... Read more >

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