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  • Blogging the UN

    Blogpost by Andrew - 24 September, 2007 at 20:07

    A whole host of top notch bloggers are on the scene at the UN's high level meeting about climate change (starting today). From the UN press release: Read more >

    Together these bloggers reach an audience of more than 6 million people a month, all over the world. P...
  • Video: Save the dugong of Okinawa now!

    Blogpost by Eoin - 21 September, 2007 at 22:17 5 comments

    Important developments have unfolded in Japan since we wrote earlier this month about the threatened dugongs and plans to expand a U.S. military base on Okinawa's coast. The large marine mammals and their habitat on the north-east coast of Okinawa I... Read more >

  • UN chief: "We need you to mobilize public opinion"

    Blogpost by Andrew - 20 September, 2007 at 12:56 1 comment

    Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets with Gerd Leipold. (UN Photo/Mark Garten, September 2007.) Yesterday, a Greenpeace delegation met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

    [ Update: Just posted Jamie's impressions of the meet. ]

    Here's a first hand account from Greenpeace Executive Director, Gerd Leipold:

    It’s official. You, our supporters, mak... Read more >

  • Pulp freighter blockade in Canada

    Blogpost by Andrew - 14 September, 2007 at 20:52


    ( More photos. )

    From the press release:

      Read more >

    Greenpeace Canada has begun a blockade of the freighter Jaeger Arrow from their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, in Quebec's Saguenay River near Chicoutimi. Three Greenpeace activists are hanging from the ship'...
  • Radiation tragedy in Brazil - 20 years on

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 14 September, 2007 at 1:09 5 comments

    brazil2.jpgGreenpeace activists in Brazil today chained themselves to the gates of the National Commission of Nuclear Energy (CNEN), placing a memorial plaque in tribute to the victims of the Goiânia Cesium-137 tragedy, the worst radiation accident in an urban a... Read more >

  • Anita Roddick: back to the earth

    Blogpost by brianfit - 11 September, 2007 at 13:30 2 comments

    Anita Roddick, environmental actvist and founder of the Body Shop, died yesterday at the age of 64 of a brain hemorrhage.

    Anita was the living proof that a business could do well by doing good. She drove her shops to reduce packaging, giving a discou... Read more >

  • "Alaska Polar Bears Doomed"

    Blogpost by Andrew - 10 September, 2007 at 21:42

    Melanie, who works in our Anchorage office, justed emailed to tell me that was a (rather depressing) headline from the Anchorage Daily News last week. The news story was prompted by a US government study that paints a grim future for the world's lar... Read more >

  • George Bush and John Howard did their best this week to try very hard to appear to be doing something about climate change at the APEC meeting in Sydney. With other pacific rim countries they declared some completely meaningless “voluntary, aspiration... Read more >

  • Stop the airbase - save the dugongs of Okinawa

    Blogpost by Dave - 7 September, 2007 at 2:24 7 comments

    © Roberto Sozzani

    So what does a dugong do? Not much, except wander coastal areas from the east coast of Africa to Australia, and beyond, grazing on the seagrass of coral reefs.

    Dugongs living on the coast of Japan's Okinawa island are threatened ... Read more >

  • Fatwa against nuclear power

    Blogpost by brianfit - 3 September, 2007 at 13:43 9 comments

    Anti nukes protests in Indonesia

    Here's some kick-ass good news from Indonesia. The Ulama (Islamic Religious council) of Central Java, the most powerful body in Indonesia when it comes to influencing presidential decisions, after a lengthy debate has passed a fatwa declaring the prop... Read more >

  • Five eco blogs to visit for Blogday 2007

    Blogpost by eoin - 31 August, 2007 at 15:34 2 comments
    Blog Day 2007
    I've been meaning to write about a couple of eco and social blogs I stumbled upon recently, and what better time to do so than Blogday 2007 (that's today, apparently).
    • First up is EKO((b))logas, a blog in Lithuanian about climate change and eco activi...
    Read more >
  • Activist and indigenous people in danger in the Amazon

    Blogpost by Andrew - 30 August, 2007 at 22:42 4 comments

    This video is a little long, but it is an amazing view of the dangers faced by activists working in places like this.

    From the Guardian's website: Read more >

    Paulo Adário, the coordinator of Greenpeace's Amazonia campaign, who led the mission subsequently complain...
  • Threats and intimidation down Amazon way

    Blogpost by Jamie - 30 August, 2007 at 20:04 5 comments

    As the narrator of this startling video states, "working in the Amazon forest is not for the faint of heart." In the past, people from campaigning organisations have been bullied by land owners and workers, facing intimidation, violence, death threats... Read more >

  • Greenpeace finally arrives at Amchitka

    Blogpost by brianfit - 30 August, 2007 at 17:45

    Kieran Mulvaney, sailing aboard the Esperanza, wrote the following for Undercurrents, the crew blog for our Bering Sea voyage:

    Thirty-five years, eleven months, and eighteen days later, we finally made it.

    On September 15, 1971, a crew of twelve set... Read more >

  • Good legal ruling in Amazon case

    Blogpost by Andrew - 28 August, 2007 at 23:44

    From the Independent last week: Read more >

    An eight-month investigation by Greenpeace into the land scam, revealed that the Brazilian land reform agency, INCRA, had set up large settlements in rainforest areas instead of placing them in already deforested areas, ...

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