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  • Into the exclusion zone at the G8

    Blogpost by Andrew - 7 June, 2007 at 16:03 7 comments

    Update: Just found more footage and photos on der Spiegel.

    Update 2: Just got good news, some severe bruising and one activist will have to stay in the hospital a bit longer - but no serious injuries. The boats and 19 people remain in police custody.

    C... Read more >

  • The story so far

    Blogpost by Andrew - 7 June, 2007 at 15:23

    Officially, it's only day two of the summit, but there's already been a tons of political drama. For those of you just coming to the story, Greenpeace UK has a good overview up on their site. Here's an excerpt: Read more >

    So the sleeves are being rolled up on a...
  • Room for a Green View?

    Blogpost by tom - 7 June, 2007 at 14:37 1 comment

    I'm always very excited when the Apple store goes offline and Apple is presenting its new products but on Tuesday I was even more since I was really curious to see what Apple would have offered after the Greener Apple statement. They disappointed me l... Read more >

  • Choose the right biofuel or the orang-utan gets it

    Blogpost by Jamie - 6 June, 2007 at 21:36

    Last month in the UK, we launched a campaign with several other organisations for rigorous controls on biofuels. Governments across the EU are trying to force fuel companies to supply more biofuels and so cut carbon dioxide emissions, but while biofue... Read more >

  • Merkel and Bush

    Blogpost by Andrew - 6 June, 2007 at 19:54

    My favorite headline of the G8 so far, "Bush, Merkel vow to fight poverty, disagree on climate". This follows what was apparently a very nice lunch meeting between the two of them. From the article: Read more >

    "But Bush made no reference to Merkel's demands tha...
  • Coral and Coal

    Blogpost by MartinB - 6 June, 2007 at 14:00


    Jasper, Greenpeace South East Asia climate and energy campaigner, took time out from a coal industry conference in Bali to go coral diving.

    Waking up early is always a pain, however, the prospect of going snorkelling in one of Bali’s best dive destinat... Read more >

  • Dell vs Apple: Eco-Rumble in the Electronic Jungle

    Blogpost by brianfit - 6 June, 2007 at 12:03 1 comment

    jobs-dell.jpgGet the popcorn folks, it's the computer industry's heavyweight championship fight of the century.

    Michael Dell led with an uppercut to the chin when he announced Dell's free worldwide recycling policy and challenged the industry to match it. Steve job... Read more >

  • Happy World Environment Day G8 leaders!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 5 June, 2007 at 19:52 2 comments

    Yes, today is World Environment Day (the UN says so). Official theme is "melting ice". Coincidentally, the G8 summit in Germany starts tomorrow. We've got a team on the scene, and you can follow their work here. But this update isn't about Bush, M... Read more >

  • Climate killers' conference

    Blogpost by MartinB - 4 June, 2007 at 15:52 1 comment

    Ning.jpg Sureerut Taechusakul (Ning) is a community leader from Thailand’s Prachuap Khiri Khan (PKK) Province. Ning has been spearheading the fight against dirty coal plants in Thailand and is in Bali with a Greenpeace team, to be a thorn in the side of a hug... Read more >

  • Human banner

    Blogpost by Andrew - 3 June, 2007 at 21:57

    in-the-spirit-of-peaceful-non.jpg In total, more than 600 people formed this human banner in the city harbour of Rostock! It said, "G8: ACT NOW!" Underneath the human banner, a second banner read "Stop Global Warming."

    [photo: © Greenpeace / Guenther Menn]

    [ Editor's note: This was o... Read more >

  • Amish going solar

    Blogpost by Andrew - 3 June, 2007 at 1:11

    This one's via Treehugger: Many Amish are installing solar panels. I expect this will surprise a few readers since the Amish are better known by their disdain for most modern conveniences (or what we think of as conveniences anyway).

    Here's a quote, ... Read more >

  • Snowmen and Elvis against global warming

    Blogpost by Andrew - 2 June, 2007 at 21:23

    Cheng reading speech. Update from Agnes: Several members of the Solar Generation, together with students from People and Planet, took part yesterday in a largely peaceful G8 demonstration in Rostock.

    Carrying huge banners and inflatable snowmen, people marched from Schlutu... Read more >

  • Olkiluoto nuclear plant protest ends

    Blogpost by Andrew - 1 June, 2007 at 20:56 1 comment

    Hanging in there. Today the three remaining activists made their way safely down the construction crane - ending their occupation of the Olkiluoto, Finland, nuclear plant construction site.

    You can read a (2nd hand) update from one of the climbers on the Greenpeace UK ... Read more >

  • How to get a green message direct to Steve?

    Blogpost by tom - 1 June, 2007 at 18:51 3 comments

    When Apple CEO Steve Jobs made his "A Greener Apple" statement he acknowledged that Apple fans expected more from Apple. We wanted to send him a permanent memento and reminder of the great work many Apple fans had sent us via our Green my Apple websit... Read more >

  • Bush's sham of a climate plan

    Blogpost by Andrew - 31 May, 2007 at 20:33 1 comment

    From the AP story: "President Bush on Thursday urged 15 major nations to agree by the end of next year on a global emissions goal for reducing greenhouse gases."

    Sounds very proactive of him. But wait a sec. There are already globally agreed emissio... Read more >

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