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  • Oil breaks $100

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 3 January, 2008 at 9:36 2 comments

    Remember back in 2004 when this oil prices soared past first $40 and then $50 and people said 'don't worry, to be as bad as the previous oil shocks it would have to reach $100', well yesterday it did. Normally when prices go up demand goes down, but t... Read more >

  • Farewell, Mr. Bates

    Blogpost by brianfit - 2 January, 2008 at 17:41 5 comments

    New comes today of the passing of A.E. Griffith Bates, Jr. You won't recognise the name. You won't have seen pictures of him chained to anything. He's probably never appeared in any of the many books about Greenpeace. But he was an extraordinary ex... Read more >

  • Italy shares Ireland's bright idea

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 2 January, 2008 at 15:24

    One by one the nations around the world are stepping up to the plate and banning incandescent lightbulbs. On December 10 Italy took the plunge after the budget committee voted in favour of a proposal from Green MP Angello Bonelli.

    That adds to an Austr... Read more >

  • God doesn't do waste

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 2 January, 2008 at 11:27

    That's the message from the Archbishop of Canterbury for the new year. You can see his New Years address in full at Read more >

  • Why the European Efficiency Proposal isn't enough

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 20 December, 2007 at 11:30

    Yesterday the EC published their new rules on emissions standards for cars. While the regulation is in the right direction it falls short on every key aspect. Here's a quick chart explaining the problem.

    They suggestThe climate needsA fuel efficiency s... Read more >

  • How do a bunch of hardcore activists take a break from saving the planet, kick back, and relax? They take a few Santa outfits, hitch themselves into their climbing gear, and perform a ballet on the climbing wall in the Greenpeace Action Warehouse in ... Read more >

  • [Cue drum roll] Greenpeace in LIBYA!

    Blogpost by Salvatore - 15 December, 2007 at 23:29 3 comments


    It is cold, its rainy, and its dark!! No, I am not pulling a late one in the office in Amsterdam. I am looking over the city of Tripoli, the capital of Libya. To the naked eye, the city looks almost like all Mediterranean cities, its green, welcoming,... Read more >

  • Physics continuing to ignore Bush climate rhetoric

    Blogpost by Andrew - 14 December, 2007 at 16:57

    It's the final hours of the UN Bali climate conference, and it looks like delegates will be up all night. Hope remains that they can overcome the US government's obstructionism.

    But no matter what they end up with in Bali, they canna' change the laws ... Read more >

  • Mister Splashy Pants. Precisely who is responsible for this nonsense?

    Blogpost by brianfit - 14 December, 2007 at 16:10

    Magnificent animal gets silly name in internet vote, and every digital punk on the planet thinks they can claim credit because they posted a Vote for Mister Splashy Pants link on their blog.

    Well, for the enlightenment of a few of you Spartacus wannabe... Read more >

  • Nintendo response

    Blogpost by tom - 11 December, 2007 at 22:00 18 comments

    Nintendo has yet to respond directly to us about their recent low ranking score. However several people have forwarded their PR response to customer queries. Here’s our response:

    Nintendo: We were surprised by the content of the Greenpeace report, ... Read more >

  • Boring conferences as bedtime stories: Episode one, Bali

    Blogpost by tom - 10 December, 2007 at 11:45

    From responses to our collaborative Message in a Bottle climate video one user submitted this:

    Great idea, well made and the line - "what does that mean?" is perfect. I can see this spawning a series - Boring (but important) conferences as bedtime stor... Read more >

  • A flower for Al Gore

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 10 December, 2007 at 8:38

    From this morning's mailbag:

    Oslo 9 Dec 2007

    Little Håkon, the 3 year old son of a Greenpeace campaigner in Norway, Truls Gulowsen, delivered a wild wood anemone to Al Gore in Oslo today. Håkon and his father found the spring flower by the river bl... Read more >

  • Drowning Islands & Stolen Fish - is this THE END?

    Blogpost by Lisa - 8 December, 2007 at 9:10 2 comments


    After a week of negotiations at the WCPFC with over 360 people from many corners of the planet you would think that we would be able to come to at least SOME agreements on how we're going to save the Pacific yellow fin and big eye tuna stocks right? ... Read more >

  • The action's all in Bali

    Blogpost by Andrew - 7 December, 2007 at 13:33 1 comment

    Right now, our team is in Bali for the UN climate conference. It's what I've heard described as, "probably the most important meeting about a meeting that will happen in your lifetime". :D

    Ok, ok, joking aside, if we're going to beat this global warmi... Read more >

  • Congrats Paulo!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 6 December, 2007 at 14:57 1 comment
    Greenpeace Brazil campaigner Paulo Adário has been named one of the country's 100 most influential people by Globo's magazine Epoca. Paulo's been using that influence for years to help protect the Amazon. You can read stories about his work: in Englis... Read more >

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