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  • For fish’s sake, Commissioner, what’s it gonna take?

    Blogpost by Lisa - 24 September, 2008 at 4:45

    From Saskia, one of our political advisors in Brussels

    Last week the EU Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, the EU’s top official on all things fishy, had one of those naked moments, when he had to admit that the EU is not only doing bad, ... Read more >

  • Isn't it time we bailed out the planet?

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 22 September, 2008 at 21:54 4 comments

    How much renewable energy could you buy for the 700 billion US dollars about to be spent bailing out failed banks?

    Here's a quick calculation

    Global wind market in 2007 - 37 billion dollars - 19 865 MW added

    700 billion is about 19 times 37 billion, givi... Read more >

  • The land of the unexpected

    Blogpost by Lisa - 22 September, 2008 at 19:23


    From Dean, onboard the Esperanza in Papua New Guinea

    They say Papua New Guinea is the land of the unexpected and that’s exactly what researchers found in 1995. Scientists surveyed all things jumping, growing and breathing in the Kikori Basin, an area k... Read more >

  • Velib' and World Car Free Day

    Blogpost by eoin - 22 September, 2008 at 15:40 2 comments

    Velib bikes in Paris. CC licensed photo by Arthur Rabate

    Today is World Car Free Day -- a showcase of what city life could be if we used our feet more, cycled, and took public transport to get around.

    Amsterdam, where I now live, has marked the occasion with a week of activities and some pedestrianized roads... Read more >

  • Amrit's vlog from the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Lisa - 19 September, 2008 at 18:02

    Amrit, an activist from India, on board the Rainbow Warrior talks about what they've been up to lately and why it's so important that we Quit Coal - to save the climate.

    Tell Israel to Quit Coal! Read more >

  • Broken promises in Papua New Guinea

    Blogpost by Lisa - 19 September, 2008 at 12:48

    Broken promises are what logging companies give to Papua New Guinea communities in exchange for logging rights. A Greenpeace team recently spent two weeks documenting life and conditions for local residents in three PNG logging concessions.

    Also here's... Read more >

  • Chris Robinson, 1952 - 2008

    Blogpost by brianfit - 17 September, 2008 at 3:36 136 comments


    Chris Robinson, left, and Pete Wilkinson stop waste dumping in the North Sea. Photo: Pierre Gleizes

    Chris Robinson died of cancer on the 17th of September at the age of 55.

    Chris was a salty dog, a Greenpeace activist who spent his life on the sea, one ... Read more >

  • Wake up, Freak Out

    Blogpost by Lisa - 13 September, 2008 at 15:21


    A short animated film about the feedback loops likely to lead to catastrophic climate change, by Leo Murray. The script, with extensive peer-reviewed references and additional information and links, is available at Read more >

  • Knocking the crown from King Coal's head

    Blogpost by brianfit - 12 September, 2008 at 13:23

    The acquittal of our six coal activists in the UK continues to send ripples through the UK press and out into the world. I especially liked this piece from John Vidal in the Guardian, who points out that Greenpeace now has a four-nil record in jury c... Read more >

  • Sounding the alarm on the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Lisa - 11 September, 2008 at 22:13

    gpmed.jpgHere's another blog from Dr. Uygar Ozesmi -Executive Director of Greenpeace Mediterranean

    After the day of action the Rainbow Warrior woke up from the night stretching her limbs to get ready for the new journey to Turkey. A hearty breakfast to ones li... Read more >

  • Activists aquited for action against coal plant

    Blogpost by Andrew - 11 September, 2008 at 1:25 2 comments

    Five of the Kingsnorth Six.

    [ Five of the 'Kingsnorth Six' at the top of the 200m chimney. ]

    From our press release (with small edits): Read more >

    The charges arose after the six attempted to shut down the Kingsnorth coal-fired power station in Kent last year by scaling the chimney and paint...
  • First time for everything

    Blogpost by Lisa - 10 September, 2008 at 18:35 5 comments


    Here's a blog from Joanna, who is an Israeli volunteer on the Rainbow Warrior.

    This was my first time sailing, my first time big scale action, and the first time getting arrested.

    I boarded the Rainbow Warrior three days ago and before long found myself... Read more >

  • Less toxic iPods rock

    Blogpost by tom - 10 September, 2008 at 14:28 4 comments

    Image from flickr iLoungeYesterday Steve Jobs announced Apple new iPod line up. Here’s the bit that really got our attention about the new models:

    • Arsenic-free glass

    • Brominated flame retardant-free

    • Mercury-free

    • PVC-free

    It’s great to see Apple dropping toxic chemicals ... Read more >

  • A day in the life of an on board press officer

    Blogpost by Lisa - 10 September, 2008 at 3:31

    This is from Jo onboard the Rainbow Warrior in the Mediterranean - currently in the region as part of the Quit Coal tour

    There we were sailing along towards the Ashkelon plant, trying to work out the best spot to meet the media boat that’s coming to fi... Read more >

  • Slideshow: Taking action against illegal logging in PNG

    Blogpost by Lisa - 10 September, 2008 at 3:27 3 comments

    The following is written by one of our activists from PNG onboard the Esperanza

    My name is Daniel Holland, I’m a freelance artist. My Dad is from Abau, Central Province and Mum from Popondetta, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea.

    I live in Port Mo... Read more >

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