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  • UK parliment exposed as aviation industry's second home

    Blogpost by tom - 27 February, 2008 at 17:30

    Great action and great pics from the folks at Plane Stupid who scaled the House of Parliament to lower a banner saying "BAA HQ". The consultation on Heathrow expansion ends today and BAA (who run 7 UK airports) actually wrote parts of the government c... Read more >

  • Potatoes, politics and antibiotics

    Blogpost by Andrew - 18 February, 2008 at 20:06 2 comments

    Good article today in the International Herald Tribune about a genetically engineered potato designed to, "yield large quantities of starch suitable for making glossy paper products and for feeding animals". That is important stuff, of course. We don... Read more >

  • Bulb changing in Italy

    Blogpost by Andrew - 15 February, 2008 at 16:09 3 comments

    We're calling for governments around the world to ban the bulb, but we're not waiting for them. Here's Greenpeace Italy local group activists changing bulbs all over town.

    Reminds me a little of this fantastic video. Read more >

  • Pacific Ocean may be nearing a tipping point

    Blogpost by Andrew - 15 February, 2008 at 14:55

    In a related story....

    Peering into the murky depths, Jane Lubchenco searched for sea life, but all she saw were signs of death.

    Video images scanned from the seafloor revealed a boneyard of crab skeletons, dead fish and other marine life smothered unde... Read more >

  • Ocean impacts mapped

    Blogpost by Andrew - 15 February, 2008 at 13:20

    Map. Maps of the world usually have lots of lovely blue to show where the oceans are. This map, showing damage to our oceans, is all yellow, oranges and reds with only small bits of pristine blue. It's hardly the first warning from scientists about the st... Read more >

  • Nuclear and CO2

    Blogpost by Andrew - 15 February, 2008 at 12:53 3 comments

    Article in yesterday's business section of the Sydney Morning Herald about doubts that nuclear energy a good solution to climate change: Read more >

    Nuclear power's claim to be the answer to global warming is being questioned by reports suggesting mining and proce...
  • Monarchies for (Energy) Revolution

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 15 February, 2008 at 9:50 1 comment

    Prince Charles has joined those calling for a revolution in the way we use Energy. The Guardian reports that

    "Prince Charles highlighted the rapid melting of the north polar ice cap as a wake-up call "as we sleepwalk our way towards the edge of catastr... Read more >

  • Shukan Toyo Keizai on whaling

    Blogpost by brianfit - 12 February, 2008 at 15:31

    Here's an extremely interesting special report on whaling, from a Japanese business magazine. The translation is a bit patchy, but it's a fascinating glimpse -- and confirmation that, unlike the picture you get if you read the propoganda at the Insti... Read more >

  • Reverse graffiti highlights dirty Heathrow plan

    Blogpost by tom - 12 February, 2008 at 13:21 1 comment

    Here's a very cool guerilla campaign tactic - a new style of 'clean' graffiti, where a steam cleaner is used to write a message in street grime, one thing any city has a lot of! A great way to get the message out that airport expansion should be stopp... Read more >

  • Visit EfficienCity: a clean, green climate-friendly town

    Blogpost by Jamie - 8 February, 2008 at 19:29 4 comments

    EfficienCity - a climate friendly town

    If a picture speaks a thousand words, a multimedia-packed, animation-filled interactive town must speak a million. Which is why on the Greenpeace UK website we've launched EfficienCity (like Sim City, but greener) to explain exactly what decentralised... Read more >

  • Greenpeace ship struck by flying whale

    Blogpost by Lisa - 8 February, 2008 at 13:01 7 comments

    We have just been informed that our ship the Rainbow Warrior II has been seriously damaged by a whale that reportedly fell from the sky. A police spokesperson said that they have reason to believe the Hollywood actor Will Smith was involved in the inc... Read more >

  • Ex Shell Chairman says ban gas guzzlers

    Blogpost by tom - 7 February, 2008 at 13:06

    My quote of the week, both because of who said it and how he said it. Mark Moody-Stuart, the ex-chairmen of Shell illustrated his point that the EU should ban gas guzzling luxury cars:

    "It is a social thing. We don't say the wealthy can avoid doing wha... Read more >

  • Whalers stuck in the red

    Blogpost by Lisa - 6 February, 2008 at 17:06 8 comments

    A recent article in the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun has reported that the financial status of the Japanese whaling industry is looking pretty bleak right now. The Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR), which is responsible for "research" whaling, ... Read more >

  • Government/coal love-in gets the Greenpeace treatment

    Blogpost by Jamie - 6 February, 2008 at 14:58


    Our volunteers in the UK have been busy this morning. Coal industry bigwigs are holding their annual jamboree at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, where energy minister Malcolm Wicks was to give the opening speech earlier today. But greeting him and ot... Read more >

  • Follow the US candiates oil money

    Blogpost by tom - 5 February, 2008 at 14:48 3 comments


    With the news is dominated today by 'Super Tuesday' in the US I saw this interesting graphic yesterday on which candidate gets the most money from oil companies. Who do you think, for instance, gets the most cash from climate trashing Exxon? Barack Ob... Read more >

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