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  • Piles of meat

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 27 October, 2006 at 13:57 5 comments

    When I was sitting through lectures about supply chain management I never thought they'd end up being useful like this. Still business is all around us as they say, so here goes. In a comment below David from Tokyo points to some Japanese figures abou... Read more >

  • Blame Canada! Blame Canada! ...For high seas bottom trawling!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 26 October, 2006 at 22:49 1 comment

    Canadian Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn admitted last June that, "bottom trawling does damage to the [fish] stocks, and it does damage to habitat". And yet, the Canadian government is one of the few countries blocking a UN moratorium on high seas bo... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Kicked out of London Mac Expo!

    Blogpost by tom - 26 October, 2006 at 19:08 53 comments

    We love our Macs but Mac Expo doesn’t love Green my Apple

    vounteers.jpgAfter a very small trial run yesterday at the Regent Street’s Apple store the Green my Apple team took the message to London’s big annual Mac shindig –Mac Expo.

    We had our official stall explaini... Read more >

  • Icelandic Whaling : Show me the money

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 26 October, 2006 at 14:49 18 comments

    It's widely assumed by many people that Icelanders and other whaling nations want to go whaling in order to make money. I'm pretty sure that there are people in Iceland, Japan and Norway who think this too. So I set about working out whether there is ... Read more >

  • Back-beats, not bombs

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 26 October, 2006 at 10:02 1 comment

     

    ak47 guitar
    War. Huh!Good Lord! What is it good for? Well here's a better use for an AK47 than I've ever seen: slap six strings on it, tune up, add a Bazooka restrung as a bass, missile casing drum kit, and you got yerself a three-Peace Band.

     

     

    Now all w... Read more >

  • Laws of the Sea

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 26 October, 2006 at 0:09

    When you work in IT you pick up what's called 'domain knowledge' - which is to say information about whatever industry you happen to be providing IT for. It's why I can tell you about world rally cars, direct mail order businesses, selling servers, th... Read more >

  • Green my Apple hits London

    Blogpost by tom - 25 October, 2006 at 23:38

    Having a little fun resetting the homepages in Mac stores to Greenmyapple.orgNot content with the popular Green my Apple website we hit London today to take the Green my Apple message in to the real world at the Mac Expo in London, which starts tomorrow. Like the committed activists we obviously are we hit the streets early fo... Read more >

  • Photographs: Whale Killing in Iceland

    Blogpost by Dave - 25 October, 2006 at 20:36 6 comments

    © goecco.com

    One of our Oceans campaigners, Sarah, has just pointed out this posting to Galley Gossip. A user called "goecco.com" has linked to their Flickr.com account, with some absolutely amazing but horrifically graphic photographs from the last few days, showing a whale being slaughtered .

    Watch the slideshow »

    Browse the photographs »

    www.goecco.com Read more >

  • The return of the Greenpeace Cyberactivist Community

    Blogpost by brianfit - 24 October, 2006 at 9:40 7 comments

    We've soft-launched the new Greenpeace discussion forum! Greenpeace loyalists will remember the fun we had over the years at the old GCC, where we Read more >

    • named the Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" in an online competition
    • found a volunteer ("Polecat") to go to the...
  • Massive national park created in Canada

    Blogpost by Lisa - 24 October, 2006 at 7:45

    Photo by Peter Essick/Aurora/Getty Images (via National Neographic site)

    Some good news is always nice to hear and having just read that 13,000 square miles of land in Canada has just been declared a national park I thought I'd share the love a little... Read more >

  • Ozone healing nicely, thank you

    Blogpost by Andrew - 23 October, 2006 at 22:15 1 comment

    Ah the ozone hole. I remember years ago when, going door to door for Greenpeace USA, I could barely find anyone except NASA scientists who even believed the thing existed.

    Yet, just last Wednesday, the Antarctic ozone hole reached an all time big. But... Read more >

  • Iceland Makes First Kill: Endangered Fin Whale

    Blogpost by Dave - 22 October, 2006 at 14:39 7 comments

    A living fin whale. © Greenpeace / Aguilar

    The slaughter has started - with the senseless killing of a 20m-long endangered Fin whale that its hunter, Kristjan Loftsson plans to land tomorrow - in order to show it off to the world. I don't know what to ... Read more >

  • Iceland Whaling: A quick roundup

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 October, 2006 at 18:51 2 comments

    01 January 1986: Dead whale at whaling station, Iceland.

    © Greenpeace / Jeff Canin

    A quick update - Iceland's plan to return to commercial whaling appears to have backfired a bit, with dozens of nations condemning the move. I've pasted together some med... Read more >

  • The War of the Words

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 October, 2006 at 17:27

    poster_war.jpg

    Just spotted this via P45, a biting multimedia satire of the conservative armchair bloggers that have supported the invasion of Iraq and the search for the mysterious "weapons of mass destruction".

    The War of the Words: The Story of the 101st Fighting ... Read more >

  • Rebuilding coral reefs

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 October, 2006 at 17:16 3 comments

    © Greenpeace / Jack Noble

    ]It's nearly two years since the 2004 tsunami that caused such devastation in the Indian Ocean. After the terrible loss of human life, it's easy to forget the environmental damage, and how it can affect the lives of tsunami survivors who were once dependent on the reefs for food and income. In Phuket, Thailand, divers from around the world are working to restore the ruined coral reefs. And here's how they're doing it. Read more >

    "The technique requires tiny fragments of coral to be grown in netted cages suspended in the sea, protected from grazing fish and strong currents. This improves the coral’s chances of survival. The first crop has been transplanted onto badly damaged reefs at Koh Phai, a small island near the resort of Krabi on the west coast. The divers will now apply the method to other reefs off the islands of Phuket and Phi Phi, w...

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