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  • The Rainbow Warrior is on her way to Kingsnorth coal plant

    Blogpost by bex - 29 October, 2008 at 13:09

    As Lisa mentioned, the Rainbow Warriors in the UK, continuing on its mission to free the world from the threat of coal.

    Right now, I’m sitting on the Warrior as she steams towards Kingsnorth power station – potentially the site of the first new coal fi... Read more >

  • Solidarity with Peace Boat

    Blogpost by eoin - 28 October, 2008 at 17:30

    peace boat Peace Boat is an international peace group which charters huge passenger ships to carry it's message of peace from shore to shore.

    The Japan-based NGO sent an appeal for help to other campaign groups today -- to help get their ship back on the move.

    Yo... Read more >

  • Whaling vessel Oriental Bluebird de-flagged!

    Blogpost by Dave - 28 October, 2008 at 13:36 3 comments

    A Greenpeace inflatable boat tries to prevent Japanese whaling fleet's factory ship Nisshin Maru from refueling from the supply vessel Oriental Bluebird in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary

    A Greenpeace inflatable boat tries to prevent Japanese whaling fleet's factory ship Nisshin Maru from refueling from the supply vessel Oriental Bluebird in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. © Greenpeace/Rezac

    Some great news for the whales - and it w... Read more >

  • Our man in the sky

    Blogpost by Jamie - 28 October, 2008 at 6:16

    Shaun in action © Greenpeace/RanteSomeone who has taken part in all the research flights our helicopter Tweety has carried out during the Esperanza's current tour is, of course, the pilot. Shaun (or Dingo as he's known about the ship) has flown every mission in both Indonesia and duri... Read more >

  • Rainbow Warrior in London

    Blogpost by Lisa - 27 October, 2008 at 15:36

    Here's two beautifully treated photographs of the Rainbow Warrior at the dock in Southend, London over the weekend. I found them on ~Big Garlic Bullet~'s photostream on Flickr. The ship is now heading off to Chatham and Kingsnorth in the UK to give co... Read more >

  • The world needs an Energy [R]evolution

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 27 October, 2008 at 13:30 1 comment

    The world needs an Energy Revolution. We know it, but our leaders seem to go weak at the knees when it comes to facing up to the challenge. So here's a video showing what real leadership might look like.

    Today we launch our new Energy Revolution report... Read more >

  • Video: Investigating Indonesia's last forest frontier

    Blogpost by Jamie - 27 October, 2008 at 2:56 1 comment

    To show off the most interesting footage from the helicopter trips over Papua during the Esperanza's current tour of Indonesia, we’ve compiled the video below. It’s narrated by Bustar, who went on many of the flights, and he explains why protecting th... Read more >

  • "O"s are tricky

    Blogpost by Andrew - 26 October, 2008 at 18:15

    Agnes painting - click for larger.

    [Photo by Mattheo Nobili.]

    Agnes has been on board the Arctic Sunrise for the Italy leg of the "Quit Coal" tour. That's Agnes standing up. Here's her report from the front lines of the energy revolution - where she explains what they've been getting ... Read more >

  • Feet on both sides of the border

    Blogpost by Jamie - 26 October, 2008 at 7:07

    Dorothy on board the Esperanza © Greenpeace/RanteOn the Esperanza, we've been sailing past and through some of the most wonderfully named parts of the world - Flores, Butu, Ceram, Halmahera and their associated seas - which for me conjure up images of trading ships at full sail, laden down with carg... Read more >

  • Lending a helping hand with a little first aid

    Blogpost by Jamie - 25 October, 2008 at 12:15


    Valeriy treats an infected leg in the Esperanza's sick bay © Greenpeace/Rante

    Even though we're in Indonesia to tackle big, global issues of deforestation and climate change, there's still time to help out with smaller problems as well. The Esperanza h... Read more >

  • Imagine paying someone to be a prick!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 23 October, 2008 at 20:16 1 comment

    Another coal video - this time a HILARIOUS one by our Australia-Pacific office. As an ex-child therapist I can fully appreciate the Wiggles parody! :-)

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  • Coal is not the answer

    Blogpost by Lisa - 23 October, 2008 at 19:22

    Love this clever ad done by the Sierra Club - a parody on the pro-coal ad being used during the election coverage lately in the U.S

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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 >

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