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  • The end of seafood

    Blogpost by Andrew - 30 November, 2006 at 12:56

    National Geographic has run a good reality check interview with Scripps Institute oceanographer Dr. Jeremy Jackson. He says, "We will never be able to fish at the level we have been fishing." But goes on to point out that the damage is reversible - ... Read more >

  • Amazon soya campaign wins BBC food gong

    Blogpost by Jamie - 30 November, 2006 at 11:21


    Usually, winning a campaign is good enough in itself but winning an award on top of that has to be the cherry on the cake. Or, in this case, the sesame seeds on top of a squishy white bun.

    We were nominated by the good listeners of BBC Radio 4's The Fo... Read more >

  • November 2006: The month in photographs

    Blogpost by Dave - 29 November, 2006 at 20:59 1 comment

    © Greenpeace / Alex Hofford

    "28 November 2006 - A few days after our dive near Espíritu Santo - where we sent a message to the Mexican government: "Marine Reserves now!" - the decree was finally signed and the area will now be protected."

    Wow. Sometimes... Read more >

  • © Innerspace Visions / James D. Watt

    Well, this may have profound implications for the future of whales - some of them may be smarter than we had previously thought! Read more >

    Humpback whales have a type of brain cell seen only in humans, the great apes, and othe...
  • Making Waves comes 10th out of the top 100 Best Green Bloggers

    Blogpost by Dave - 29 November, 2006 at 17:17 1 comment


    Making Waves got an email this morning, from the Greenpeace UK webteam. It seems we've been listed as number 10 in the best UK green blogs by The Daily (Maybe) blog. Of course, we're delighted to have gained this recognition - trailing behind sucn lum... Read more >

  • OD-TV: Sebastian on the scene at tuna meet

    Blogpost by Andrew - 28 November, 2006 at 17:03

    tn_Sebastiancloseup.jpg Be sure to check out the latest Ocean Defenders TV clip (called Behind the Scenes at ICCAT, in the Defending our Oceans channel). It follows Greenpeace Spain campaigner Sebastian through the course of a big meeting to decide the fate of critical blu... Read more >

  • Greenpeace scientist more important than Buddha!

    Blogpost by Adele - 28 November, 2006 at 11:49 3 comments

    Dr Paul JohnstonIt's official. Our scientist Paul Johnston, or PJ as he's affectionately called around here, is more important than Buddha, the Dalai Lama, and more weirdly, Jamie Oliver and Father Christmas. Today the Guardian names the Environment Agency's Top 10... Read more >

  • Citizens inspection of nuclear bomb making factory at Aldermaston, UK

    Blogpost by Dave - 27 November, 2006 at 15:02

    weapons inspector at Aldermaston

    © Greenpeace

    Hundreds of citizen weapons inspectors - including our British colleagues - have just spent this morning patrolling through the muddy fields of England. They came from all over the UK, converging on the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) f... Read more >

  • Fisheries failure at the highest political levels

    Blogpost by Andrew - 27 November, 2006 at 11:29 1 comment

    At two major international meetings this past week, officials talked big and did nothing - despite dire warnings from the scientific community in both cases. To me, this shows just how badly the system is broken, and possibly worthless.... Read more >

  • Blobfish on BoingBoing

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 24 November, 2006 at 20:58 4 comments

    Cory Doctorow posted a picture of one of our Seamount Mascosts, the blobfish, on BoingBoing, along with the note that he was "trawled during the NORFANZ expedition at a depth between 1013 m and 1340 m, on the Norfolk Ridge, north-west of New Zealand, ... Read more >

  • Reporting Illegal Weapons of Mass Destruction in Europe

    Blogpost by brianfit - 24 November, 2006 at 14:09

    Citizens summons and complaints are being filed all over Europe to demand the enforcement of international humanitarian law by dismantling Nuclear Weapons.

    Didn't know that Nuclear Weapons are illegal? Well now you know. The International Court of Just... Read more >

  • Fears that Baiji Dolphins are extinct

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 24 November, 2006 at 12:19

    From the Guardian I learn that the Baiji Dolphins of the Yangtze river may be extinct, killed off by pollution and irresponsible fishing practices. The species is found only in the Yangtze river which is the longest river in Asia.

    Should any survivors ... Read more >

  • You know, sometimes you just want to break Greenpeace's policy on non-violent direction action, and go kick the crap out of the half-broken cabinet under Irene's desk (here in the Stockholm office that cabinet has been the victim of various frustratio... Read more >

  • Meanwhile, at the UN: Karen's finally lost it

    Blogpost by Adele - 23 November, 2006 at 9:32 1 comment

    Just got an eagerly-awaited email update from our Political Advisor Karen Sack, at the UN, awaiting a decision on the proposed moratorium on high-seas bottom trawling. All it said was "2am, still waiting". But the picture said 1000 more words.

    Orange roughy takes over NYC Read more >

  • Late night coffee while the UN negotiates about bottom trawling

    Blogpost by Lisa - 22 November, 2006 at 23:08


    As I look above me I can see parts of the coral reef hanging over my head. Sponges, encrusting seaweeds, sea anemones and more coral surrounds me. Dolphins hover close by... motionless. To the right of me people are watching the Discovery Channel and ... Read more >

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