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  • The Trash Vortex

    Blogpost by Dave - 10 November, 2006 at 16:36

    This piece of plastic was pulled out of the Pacific by the crew of the Esperanza

    © Greenpeace / Alex Hofford

    Back in August we talked about The Trash Vortex in the Pacific Ocean, where marine debris collects. Now it's back in the news again - our ... Read more >

  • Brazil: Changes in climate, changes in lives

    Blogpost by Dave - 9 November, 2006 at 18:55

    Here's a video from Greenpeace Brazil - with English subtitles - about the effects of climate change in Brazil

    Report (in English) »

    Report (in Portugeuse) »

    Stop climate change » Read more >

  • Stop motion video from Honolulu

    Blogpost by eoin - 9 November, 2006 at 18:47

    Elaine Hill, our resident graphic designer, photographed this stop motion video. She wrote: "I was on holiday in Hawaii and went to welcome the Greenpeace ship Esperanza into port. She was taking a while so I thought I'd take a series of pictures to k... Read more >

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    © Greenpeace/Andrea Guermani

    "Stop flushing ancient forests down the toilet" - that's what that banner says, hanging from the rooftop of the European headquarters of the world's largest paper tissue manufacturer, Kimberly-Clark. Also - note the nifty t... Read more >

  • Edinburgh Energy - to be decentralised!

    Blogpost by Dave - 8 November, 2006 at 18:38 1 comment

    Latest news - it looks like Edinburgh is set to follow the UK town of Woking, and long with Denmark and the Netherlands in implementing decentralised energy, as well as dramatically its carbon emissions. You can read more about this on the Greenpeace ... Read more >

  • Some weird dolphins in the news - four finned and wolphins!

    Blogpost by Dave - 8 November, 2006 at 18:35

    First - the wolphin, or wholphin. Truth be told, when I saw this image on MSNBC, I thought "photoshop job" - not only is it kind of a tacky looking photograph, but the image itself look weird - possibly from being overcompressed. Still, it does seem t... Read more >

  • Even some Canadians blame Canada

    Blogpost by Andrew - 8 November, 2006 at 16:25

    Here is a great editorial by, Averill Baker, who describes herself as a "live and die" Newfoundlander. It's clear she is genuinely (and rightly) flabbergasted by her government's position on bottom trawling. It starts off: Read more >

    Not one fisherman alive, or...
  • BBC Earth Report goes rock bottom ... literally

    Blogpost by Adele - 8 November, 2006 at 15:09
    BBC's Earth Report has prepared a piece revealing that there are corals in the cold deep ocean. No surprise to us anti-bottom-trawling afficionados of course, but probably most people imagine a sandy, rocky, barren moonscape down there. Now however,... Read more >
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    © Greenpeace/Vaclav Vasku

    From the global day (or was it week?) of action on climate change - activists block the entrance of the Czech Ministry of Environment with a wooden barrier carrying the messages

    'canceled for inactivity' ,

    '(ministry) protects ... Read more >

  • October 2006: The Month in Pictures

    Blogpost by Dave - 7 November, 2006 at 15:24

    Copyright Greenpeace/Alex Hofford

    Above, 24 October 2006; Dawn breaks over the Pacific Ocean, seen from Korean longliner, Shin Yung 51. Crew from the Esperanza spent the night aboard and witnessed the longliner in action.

    See more photos » Read more >

  • COP12/MOP2

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 7 November, 2006 at 13:36 1 comment

    The climate meetings currently underway in Nairobi are called COP/MOP, which might suggest to the casual reader something other than a UN acronym. Perhaps we could suggest this:


    According to the UNFCCC website:



    "In UN language, the United N... Read more >

  • Climate change is killing Ganga

    Blogpost by Dave - 7 November, 2006 at 13:01 1 comment


    © Greenpeace

    1st November 2006 on the Gaumukh Glacier, Himalayas, India - activists stand in front of the Gaumukh glacier, source of the river Ganges. Their backpacks bear a message: "Climate change is killing Ganga".

    Recent investigations of the Gango... Read more >

  • Sharks in hot water

    Blogpost by Andrew - 6 November, 2006 at 19:10 1 comment

    As many as 73 million sharks are killed for their fins each year, according to new research. But the actual figure is probably much higher because among other exceptions the study doesn't include sharks killed for meat, taken as accidental by-catch,... Read more >

  • Richard

    Blogpost by Richard - 6 November, 2006 at 15:43 6 comments
    me.jpgA web editor at Greenpeace International, originally from that place at the far end of the planet that is full of kangaroos. I write about forests and GE but occasionally i'm allowed out to play and do other 'pulp fishin'. Read more >
  • Heatwave FM video on YouTube from down in New Zealand

    Blogpost by nick - 4 November, 2006 at 23:24
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