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  • Juliette

    Blogpost by Juliette - 17 June, 2008 at 12:59 4 comments


    I graduated from armchair environmentalist to activist in the summer 2006, after traveling to Greece and seeing a lot of environmental damage done in one of the most beautiful countries I had ever visited - trash in the sea in particular, was disgusti... Read more >

  • Breathing Earth

    Blogpost by Andrew - 17 June, 2008 at 11:56


    Martijn, our IT unit head, just passed this on to me. Very cool animation of CO2 emissions. It's based on 2002 emissions - so slightly out of day. Gives a sense of where all that carbon dioxide is coming from though, and how urgently we need an energy... Read more >

  • Squeeky clean coal wash

    Blogpost by Andrew - 16 June, 2008 at 22:36

    You've heard of greenwash right? Well, look out for the "clean coal" media machine as they spend obscene amounts of money spent on advertising and PR in the run up to the US presidential election. The self-described "clean coal" industry is keen to in... Read more >

  • Whales? More money in watching them than eating them

    Blogpost by brianfit - 16 June, 2008 at 12:44

    Two bits of good news for whales in mail bag today:

    A report in Asahi Shinbum, Japan's second largest newspaper, prompts the question whether the Japanese Fisheries Agency's drive to revive commercial whaling is a nationalist political agenda or pork ... Read more >

  • Facing the pro coal villagers

    Blogpost by Mareike - 15 June, 2008 at 5:34 4 comments

    Have you ever been surrounded by 20 people shouting at you in a language you don’t understand? Quite scary. Yesterday in the early hours of the evening the pro coal chief of the village next to our camp had organized his relatives to come to the camp ... Read more >

  • Save the Climate - Quit Coal in Iloilo, Philippines

    Blogpost by Mareike - 14 June, 2008 at 8:18

    Do you remember the movie “The day after tomorrow” ? When I watched it a shudder ran through me and I felt helpless with this dooms day atmosphere in relation to Climate Change. Entering the climate defenders camp this morning here in Iloilo, Philippi... Read more >

  • Coal transport to Drax stopped now

    Blogpost by tom - 13 June, 2008 at 18:51

    Protestors block coal shipmentProtesters have blocked a coal shipment to the Drax power plant - one of Europe’s worst for carbon emissions:

    As a movement, we are serious. Although we conduct ourselves cheerfully, we don’t think this is a game. Although we can joke, we know why we a... Read more >

  • Pyjama protest: Sleepwalking to disaster at Bonn Climate talks

    Blogpost by brianfit - 11 June, 2008 at 8:20 3 comments


    Photo © Greenpeace/Stachowske

    Stephanie Tunmore in Bonn writes: Read more >

    You know those nights when you wake up in a cold sweat because you dreamt you were out in public in your pyjamas? Well for some Greenpeace volunteers and staff the nightmare became reality ...
  • Peaceland

    Blogpost by brianfit - 9 June, 2008 at 13:40 1 comment

    Andrew previously blogged this protest against the planned US military radar installation in the Czech Republic: part of the "Son of Star Wars" missile defense system.

    There's now an english language website here, including instructions for how to appl... Read more >

  • Happy World Ocean Day!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 8 June, 2008 at 10:38 2 comments


    As we head towards the Great Barrier Reef on the Esperanza we're busy getting ready to come into port (Cairns). This is our last day at sea and I can't think of a better day to end our Pacific expedition on. It's World Ocean Day!

    Everyone is exhausted ... Read more >

  • Bearing witness to Pacific plunder

    Blogpost by Lisa - 5 June, 2008 at 7:20 4 comments

    Here's some video footage I took during one of our recent actions out here in the Pacific - when we found the world's largest tuna fishing vessel, the Albatun Tres. Helena, a deckhand and boat driver from Australia and Daniel a volunteer activist from... Read more >

  • How much whale meat can you fit inside your house?

    Blogpost by Dave - 4 June, 2008 at 20:56 1 comment

    Why is so much whale meat ending up in people's houses? Last month, we cracked open the stolen whale meat scandal in Japan - we discovered that boxes of whale meat were smuggled off the Nisshin Maru and couriered to people's homes.

    Now it's happening a... Read more >

  • Korean activist - Passionate about the Pacific

    Blogpost by Lisa - 4 June, 2008 at 3:58 3 comments


    My name is Choi Jung and I am a 48 year old Korean. I live on a small island in Korea with my dog, Gom (means 'bear' in Korean). The island is my home town. I came back there in May 1999. The island means everything to me as my job, hobby and my love ... Read more >

  • Whaling fleet crew told to "stay at home"

    Blogpost by Dave - 30 May, 2008 at 15:30

    The dodgy whale meat. © Greenpeace

    According to some juicy information we've received, the crew members of the Nisshin Maru and the rest of the whaling fleet, who would by now have already left port for the annual North Pacific whale hunt, have been or... Read more >

  • Beauty and the beast

    Blogpost by Lisa - 28 May, 2008 at 12:03 3 comments

    Yesterday, having sailed across more than 1,000 nautical miles of beautiful Pacific ocean, I witnessed a very ugly and clinical marine massacre by the world's largest tuna fishing vessel. Since we left the Taiwanese longliners two weeks ago, some of y... Read more >

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