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  • Radioactivity found in Spain, during Greenpeace training

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 19 October, 2007 at 16:05


    We train our staff properly at Greenpeace. That’s how come we found the

    highly radioactive element Cesium-137, during radiation safety training in Spain. The Cesium is in marshes near the El Tinto River, 500 metres from the city of Huelva, and its 145,... Read more >

  • Loggers besiege Greenpeace in Amazon; get to keep log

    Blogpost by Andrew - 18 October, 2007 at 15:26 3 comments


    From the Guardian: Read more >

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) - Hundreds of loggers and angry residents have surrounded eight Greenpeace members who tried to leave an Amazon town with a scorched tree trunk for an exhibit on global warming, the environmental group sai...
  • The surreal life - Rainbow Warrior in India

    Blogpost by Andrew - 16 October, 2007 at 20:58 1 comment

    Tracy just sent in a great update for Greenpeace India's Ban the Bulb blog, which is covering the Rainbow Warrior's visit. Tracy's normally spends her days deskbound in the Greenpeace UK office, but she's taken a break from all that's familiar to joi... Read more >

  • iPhone's hazardous chemicals

    Blogpost by tom - 16 October, 2007 at 18:56 5 comments

    When we released our iPhone testing results that revealed toxic chemicals in the iPhone, chemicals that other phone makers have removed, we expected the news to travel. Two days after the release there's been loads of coverage, especially online, vary... Read more >

  • Does Toyota care?

    Blogpost by tom - 15 October, 2007 at 18:10 9 comments

    Now my parents own a Prius, so when I saw the headline Toyota is pushing for 'more modest' proposed fuel economy standards in the US, via the Guardian blog. I took action on the NRDC site. I got an autoreply from which was quit... Read more >

  • Happy Blog Action Day!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 15 October, 2007 at 13:18 1 comment

    Today, over 15,000 blogs with a combined reach of over 12 million have pledged to blog something about the environment. What are they all talking about? Well, bloggers being bloggers, all kinds of stuff. Lots of tips for greening yourself up. Favo... Read more >

  • Nobel Committee says: green = peace

    Blogpost by Andrew - 13 October, 2007 at 19:18 1 comment

    Yesterday's International Herald Tribune had an excellent story about why a "peace" award went to an environmental activist like Al Gore and scientists studying the physics behind climate change: Read more >

    The Nobel Peace Prize committee made a powerful statemen...
  • Climate activists locked up for weekend

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 12 October, 2007 at 20:30

    Smokestack - Click for larger.The world really is a messed up place sometimes. Today, six Greenpeace climate activists in India were denied bail; they are spending the weekend in jail. The ruling happened at pretty much the same time as Al Gore and the IPCC jointly won the Nobel P... Read more >

  • IPCC and Al Gore awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    Blogpost by Andrew - 12 October, 2007 at 17:39

    The scientists and the politician turned activist. I suspect the Nobel Committee thought long and hard about the pairing, the order and the issue of climate change before making today's announcement. That one of the world's most trusted and reputable ... Read more >

  • Follow the Great Whale Trail!

    Blogpost by Dave - 10 October, 2007 at 22:27 13 comments

    Today we launched the Great Whale Trail, following the migration of humpback whales from the warm tropical waters of the South Pacific, where they breed, to the icy Southern Ocean around Antarctica, where they feed. And we're doing it via satellite ... Read more >

  • Budweiser "wassup" parody

    Blogpost by Andrew - 9 October, 2007 at 23:27 2 comments

    Put this video on your own site using YouTube:

    Sadly, as has already been pointed out, acting is not my strong suit. Making this spoof was both fun and grueling. I actually gained some new respect for professional actors. And as usual, the underlying... Read more >

  • Taking over a coal plant in the UK

    Blogpost by bex - 9 October, 2007 at 21:11

    It's been a busy couple of days here in the UK. Yesterday morning, Greenpeace volunteers took over Kingsnorth coal fired power station - potentially the site for the UK's first new coal fired power station in over 30 years. (Yes, just as the world urg... Read more >

  • Ban the Bulb in India

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 9 October, 2007 at 17:41 5 comments

    Greenpeace activists, made a giant Ban the Bulb message in the River Ganges, using lifebelts. The communication took place in Kolkata, one of the many coastal cities in India under threat from rising sea levels, as a result of climate change.

    Simply by... Read more >

  • 30,313 people say "Save the Dugong"!

    Blogpost by Dave - 5 October, 2007 at 12:45 3 comments

    Thanks to all 30,313 of you, from 155 countries who took part in recent our "Save the Dugong" capaign. Last week, the Japanese Defense Ministry in Naha, Okinawa, received 30,313 letters from you, delivered by Greenpeace Japan and the crew of the Espe... Read more >

  • Dirty coal made to show its true face

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 4 October, 2007 at 20:04 2 comments

    Great news from Greenpeace Netherlands, we have won a complaint against Dutch energy giant NUON. The Dutch Advertising Authority has ruled that NUON is misleading the Dutch public through their use of terms such as “clean coal” and “clean fuel�� in adv... Read more >

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