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  • 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 TreeHugger.com 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

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    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

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    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 >

  • City of Death

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 28 December, 2006 at 11:35

    BBC's Hiroshima won an Emmy award for its re-enactment of the first use of a nuclear weapon. The difficulty: While CGI can make Orc armies and talking toys seem lifelike, they can also make real events seem like Hollywood fictions. This is gruelling... Read more >

  • Shell: Worst Corporate Song. Ever.

    Blogpost by Adele - 26 December, 2006 at 19:04 3 comments

    A while ago I had a bit of a rant called "Do energy companies think we're stupid?" Well here's the sequel, in all it's post-Christmas glory. Shell's new (?) corporate song, set to "We are the world..." has been emailed with much sniggering across the... Read more >

  • An island goes under water as sea levels rise

    Blogpost by Lisa - 26 December, 2006 at 17:20 2 comments

    On Christmas Day the UK newspaper "The Independent" reported that an entire island is now submerged thanks to global warming. Read more >

    "Rising seas, caused by global warming, have for the first time washed an inhabited island off the face of the Earth. The obli...
  • Video: 2006 global oceans voyage

    Blogpost by eoin - 22 December, 2006 at 10:18

    New Defending Our Oceans video on YouTube.com

    It's that "this year in review" time again. If you're a regular of this blog or this one, then you should enjoy this 3 minute recap video of Greenpeace's 2006 global ocean voyage: Defending Our Oceans.

    If you're having one of those "I don't remember th... Read more >

  • Stockpiles of whalemeat are increasing in Japan

    Blogpost by Lisa - 19 December, 2006 at 12:01 14 comments

    From the amount of money and effort the Government of Japan spends on trying to expand their whaling industry and resume commercial whaling you'd think there was an incredibly high demand for whale meat in Japan wouldn't you? However from this graph, ... Read more >

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