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  • Follow the Esperanza in Google Earth

    Blogpost by Jamie - 22 October, 2008 at 5:18

    Follow the Esperanza in Google Earth

    If you're still trying to picture the destinations we've been to so far and the route we're taking through Indonesia as part of the Forests For Climate tour, you can now follow the Esperanza in Google Earth. Just download this Googe Earth layer and yo... Read more >

  • Symposium for Sustainable Sushi

    Blogpost by Dave - 20 October, 2008 at 22:10 2 comments

     International Marine Environment Symposium Tokyo

    © Greenpeace/Masaya Noda

    Who would have thought that prominent conservationists and leading members of Japan's fishing industry could come together under the banner "Marine Reserves for Sustainable Sushi? Or that one of the speakers used to represent J... Read more >

  • Quit Coal tour back in action - Update

    Blogpost by Jess - 20 October, 2008 at 18:30

    Yesterday, I promised you an update on the action going down as part of the Quit Coal tour in Italy. Turns out the action ended with some pretty good news. Activists stuck it out for 14 hours as they called attention to the plans that E.ON and the S... Read more >

  • Quit Coal tour back in action

    Blogpost by Jess - 19 October, 2008 at 14:40

    An update from Quit Coal tour in Italy

    Very early this morning, several teams of activists from the Artic Sunrise took action at the E.ON coal power plant in Sardinia. The activists stopped two conveyor belts carrying coal into the furnace of the plant... Read more >

  • Painting a bigger picture

    Blogpost by Lisa - 19 October, 2008 at 13:46 2 comments


    Inês - a volunteer from Portugal (above left - standing by for action with fellow crew members on the Arctic Sunrise) - writes about her recent experience .

    From day one, life aboard the Arctic Sunrise has been a roller coaster filled with constant thr... Read more >

  • Tanjona Tany starts here

    Blogpost by Jess - 19 October, 2008 at 13:28

    Oscar Soria was in Luxembourg to witness the launch of "Tanjona Tany", as Greenpeace and musicians come together to highlight the challenges we are facing with clean water.

    Voices, instruments and musical styles from different parts of the world mad... Read more >

  • Italian coal gets Greenpeaced!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 18 October, 2008 at 0:34

    Here's a great slideshow of the action in Italy yesterday against coal

    Read about the action. Read more >

  • Manokwari, here we come

    Blogpost by Jamie - 17 October, 2008 at 13:55


    A dance troupe from Manokwari take a tour of the Esperanza's bridge © Greenpeace/Rante

    After nine days at sea, the Esperanza pulled into Manokwari harbour this morning - that's Manokwari in the Indonesian province of West Papua, not any other Manokwari... Read more >

  • Who's who in palm oil: commercial interests

    Blogpost by Jamie - 16 October, 2008 at 10:27


    See that yellow and black blob? That's Switzerland, about the same size as the area waiting to be converted into palm oil plantations

    As we saw from the helicopter flights yesterday (part of the Esperanza's Forests For Climate tour around Indonesia), p... Read more >

  • Poverty and environmental justice

    Blogpost by Andrew - 16 October, 2008 at 0:53

    Today's Blog Action Day and the theme this year is poverty - so I thought I'd take the opportunity to bring up the concept of environmental justice. First a definition of environmental justice:

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    Environmental justice (EJ) is the confluence of socia...
  • Steve Jobs greener Apple update

    Blogpost by tom - 15 October, 2008 at 23:44 18 comments

    Design by Phil D, Creative commons

    Yesterday we were listening closely to Apple's announcement of their new MacBook line up - Steve definitely put a lot of emphasis on the green elements of the new MacBooks - reduced toxics, more energy efficient, less packaging. All good news, but in ... Read more >

  • Illegal logging exposed in Indonesia by Greenpeace research team

    Blogpost by Jamie - 15 October, 2008 at 16:49


    During the past week of the Esperanza's tour of the Indonesian half of New Guinea, we've already seen some incursions into the forests of Papua and West Papua, mainly logging roads and small camps but also deforestation on a much larger scale near Jay... Read more >

  • Another hit for the oil addict

    Blogpost by Jess - 15 October, 2008 at 14:15

    Two weeks ago, Congress and President Bush lifted the moratorium on offshore oil drilling. Earlier in the year, President Bush lifted a moratorium on offshore oil and gas leasing. The protection offered to most of the country's coasts for the past thi... Read more >

  • VICTORY! Coal gets the boot in Greece

    Blogpost by Lisa - 14 October, 2008 at 11:15 2 comments


    Some excellent news from Dimitris, our climate and energy campaigner in Greece.

    Last week we had a meeting with the CEO of the company that we targeted during the Greek leg of the Quit Coal tour with the Rainbow Warrior. In the meeting the company was... Read more >

  • Captain's Log - The Rainbow Warrior is on a war footing

    Blogpost by Lisa - 13 October, 2008 at 20:00 1 comment

    GP01HBJ_Comp.jpgThe current captain of the Rainbow Warrior is not only a very skilled sailor but an incredibly talented writer! Here's the latest installment from one of my heroes - Mike Finken

    I am back at sea, presently in the Atlantic Ocean heading up the coast of ... Read more >

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