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  • Frode PleymBy Iwona, in Iceland

    "We are back in business with about 100 tons of excellent eco-friendly whale meat and blubber ready for the market.", said Kristjan Loftsson to the Telegraph, after concluding his first commercial whale hunt in Iceland in late Octo... Read more >

  • Sir Edmund Hillary calls for whale protection

    Blogpost by Andrew - 21 January, 2007 at 19:42

    When someone sent me an email titled, "Hillary criticizes whaling", I immediately jumped to the conclusion it was Senator Hillary Clinton. But instead it was the the famed explorer Sir Edmund Hillary who, on what he is calling his final trip to Antar... Read more >

  • We make the list: 59 Smartest Orgs Online

    Blogpost by Adele - 19 January, 2007 at 12:17

    Defending Our Oceans has garnered Greenpeace a place in the 59 Smartest Orgs online as chosen by GetActive, NetSquared and Squidoo (founded by everyone's favourite marketing guru, Seth Godin). They say:

    "These are organizations that give their volunte... Read more >

  • Exxon: has Climate Criminal #1 seen the light?

    Blogpost by brianfit - 18 January, 2007 at 17:49 2 comments

    A couple years back, our intrepid Greenpeace US research team -- through their work on the ExxonSecrets website -- exposed the role that Exxon-funded Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) was playing in trying to ensure Global Warming didn't impact U... Read more >

  • In memory of Richard Watson

    Blogpost by Dave - 18 January, 2007 at 0:54

    First posted by Tracy, over on the UK blog:


    Richard Ian Watson

    16 January 1965 - 15 January 2007

    Richard, known at "Watty" to his many friends around the world, died Monday after a two year struggle with illness. Richard was dedicated to taking action fo... Read more >

  • Happy MLK Day!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 15 January, 2007 at 17:00 1 comment

    In the US this is Martian Luther King day. Aside from George Washington, King is the only American who has their own federal holiday. Though it's one of the less often mentioned ones, my favorite King quote is: Read more >

    It may be true that the law cannot make...
  • Bad press day for Icelandic whalers

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 11 January, 2007 at 16:58 3 comments

    Oh dear. It's being reported in the Icelandic newspaper Frettabladid that 179 tons worth of the 7 endangered fin whales that where caught last fall have been buried in a land fill.

    The whaling industry is claiming this is "entrails and bones," but G... Read more >

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  • Seeing Steve

    Blogpost by tom - 11 January, 2007 at 11:24

    Our toxic campaigner Martin is at Macworld and reports on what Steve didn't say in his keynote address:

    It was a long day. Waking up at 6 AM to get to the Moscone center for the Keynote speech of Steve Jobs. But I was still getting more sleep than many... Read more >

  • The MacWorld keynote we've all been wating for

    Blogpost by Andrew - 9 January, 2007 at 19:29 1 comment

    YouTube video

    We sliced and diced and re-voiced this version of Steve Job's keynote speech to turn it into the one we're all hoping for. Hope you enjoy.

    Of course I don't know what Job's is actually going to say in there. What if he commits to actually greening Ap... Read more >

  • Alaskan Wildlife Refuge to get permanent protection?

    Blogpost by Andrew - 8 January, 2007 at 19:40

    Some in the new Democrat run congress in the US want to permanently ban drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge, and designate it a protected wilderness area. From Forbes: Read more >

    Opponents of oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife refuge are going on the offens...
  • MacWorld doesn't like it green

    Blogpost by tom - 8 January, 2007 at 18:18 7 comments

    Today is the start of the big MacWorld event in San Francisco, where thousands of Apple devotees gather to hear Steve’s words of wisdom. Those of you who have been paying attention will know Apple fans have been asking Apple to be a green leader.

    We wa... Read more >

  • Your video camera: tamer of climate chaos!

    Blogpost by brianfit - 8 January, 2007 at 16:53




    Greenpeace pals Seventh Generation and are running an über-cool contest called "Convenient Truths." It works like this:

    1. Grab a video camera.

    2. Do something to inspire your peers to stop global ... Read more >

  • Trademark vs free speech victory

    Blogpost by Andrew - 4 January, 2007 at 13:41 2 comments


    Last year, the government here in the Netherlands ran TV adds showing banners that read, "Disasters can’t be planned, preparations can. Think ahead".

    But of course some disasters can be prevented by good planning. For example, if the Netherlands choos... Read more >

  • Ice shelf size of Manhattan: gone. Polar Bears next=

    Blogpost by brianfit - 2 January, 2007 at 17:24 5 comments


    Oh, people, look around you.

    The signs are everywhere.

    --Jackson Browne

    It was called the Ayles Ice Shelf until it became an island, breaking off from Canada last summer unobserved. It has been attached to Ellesmere Island for the last 3,000 to 4,500 ye... Read more >

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