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  • Solar powered radio from 1956

    Blogpost by Andrew - 21 November, 2007 at 11:22 2 comments

    Ad copy, click for larger.

    Modern Mechanix (slogan - "Yesterday's tomorrow, today") found this ad in a 1956 copy of Popular Electronics:

    Sun-Powered Receiver

    An experimental pocket-sized radio receiver, powered by energy from the sun, weighs only 10 ounces and will work more than... Read more >

  • Getting there

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 20 November, 2007 at 17:28 1 comment

    Reading my favourite technology website I find a piece on Gordon Brown's energy policy, his recent speech on climate change and what may be a commitment to a broader target on renewables.

    I also know that our UK office has been heavily engaged with the... Read more >

  • Climate message in a bottle

    Blogpost by tom - 19 November, 2007 at 17:28 1 comment

    We've just launched a collaborative video where you can urge your politicians to take urgent climate action at a vital December UN climate meeting in Bali.

    So watch, enjoy, record and respond to be part of a Greenpeace video:

    Everything you need to know... Read more >

  • Planet Ocean - the book

    Blogpost by Andrew - 19 November, 2007 at 12:28 2 comments

    planetocean150.jpgGot some good news. I heard from Toby, our publications guy, that the first print run of our Planet Ocean book has sold out. The book grew out of the Defending Our Oceans expedition, and tells the story of the oceans through amazing photos. Great that... Read more >

  • Palm oil blockade's end

    Blogpost by Andrew - 18 November, 2007 at 18:08 3 comments


    © Greenpeace / Christian Aslund

    This is actually from an email Sue sent yesterday from on board the Rainbow Warrior. I think it gives a good wrap up of their palm oil tanker blockade, and she was nice enough to let me post it: Read more >

    We have now moved away f...
  • Life on the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Andrew - 18 November, 2007 at 17:42 1 comment

    Lesley is the ship's medic on board the Rainbow Warrior right now, and she sent me an update about how things are going on the "road to Bali" - that's what we've been calling all this lead up work (actions against coal, nuclear power and deforestation... Read more >

  • IPCC latest - climate change evidance "unequivocal"

    Blogpost by Andrew - 17 November, 2007 at 19:17 5 comments

    Last night in Valencia, the IPCC approved its Fourth Assessment Synthesis report, which sums up the key points from the three major reports published this year on climate change science, its impacts and the mitigation options. It will be the key refer... Read more >

  • Captain's blog - palm oil tanker blockade

    Blogpost by Andrew - 16 November, 2007 at 17:20 3 comments


    That's Mike, current captain of the Rainbow Warrior, seen through the bridge window. As I write, the Warrior is still in position - blocking the palm oil tanker from leaving port. This morning activists added to the pressure by climbing on palm oil h... Read more >

  • Rumours from Tokyo: Humpbacks to be spared the harpoon?

    Blogpost by brianfit - 16 November, 2007 at 11:00 12 comments

    Greenpeace and the Japanese Fisheries Agency have been locked in conflict over whaling for a long time, and sometimes the game of figuring out your opponent's moves can look an awful lot like the old Mad Magazine comic, Spy vs. Spy.

    We know from server... Read more >

  • BBC followup - skeptical about bias

    Blogpost by Andrew - 15 November, 2007 at 20:18

    About a year ago, BBC environmental correspondent, Richard Black, asked climate change skeptics to send him evidence that scientific institutions are biased against them, and promised to look into any concrete claims. As he says, "Given the fury evid... Read more >

  • Remote control banner

    Blogpost by Andrew - 15 November, 2007 at 18:55 6 comments

    Remote controlled banner.

    We had another surprise for the World Energy Congress today - four remote controlled banners that unrolled from the ceiling of the conference hall with the slogan "ENEL: Do Not Export Nuclear Risk". [ Large photo. ]

    ENEL is an Italian company currently... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Slovenia...

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 15 November, 2007 at 14:20 2 comments
    Slovenia may not be high on many people's radars, but from the beginning of 2008 Slovenia will be President of the European Union. Our Slovenian office and EU specialists will be keeping an eye on them at Read more >
  • How are we doing Al?

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 15 November, 2007 at 12:40 4 comments

    A while ago Al Gore asked why more young people weren't out protesting about coal power stations in an effort to save the climate.


    Greenpeace has shut down the Munmorah coal power station, about 110 km north of Sydney. Fifteen arrested.


    Gr... Read more >

  • An Environment Minister blogs our Rome action

    Blogpost by Andrew - 14 November, 2007 at 20:57 1 comment

    [If you missed this story, info and slideshow are here.]

    Well here's something you don't see every day. Apparently, the Icelandic Minister for the Environment, Mr. Oessur Skarphedinsson, is an ardent blogger, which is cool enough right there. Skarphe... Read more >

  • Oil addiction

    Blogpost by Andrew - 14 November, 2007 at 17:14

    Just posted a story about the Kerch oil spill. Was checking around for news coverage and noticed a few good stories about our oil addiction. From the BBC: Read more >

    Oil is the poison in the diplomatic mix. The need to buy it means that energy-hungry giants lik...

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