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  • Canon Can Save Whales

    Blogpost by Lisa - 25 January, 2008 at 12:10 19 comments

    In less than 24 hours, since we launched the "Canon Can Save Whales" Appeal, over 15,000 people have sent letters to the CEO of Canon Japan asking him to speak out against whaling. While the sheer number of letters is encouraging, what's even better i... Read more >

  • Japanese people encouraged to re-examine whaling

    Blogpost by Lisa - 23 January, 2008 at 18:09 2 comments

    A Special Report has appeared in the Japanese buisiness magazine Shukan Toyo Keizai and we thought we'd share some of the translated version here. The folks at Greenpeace Japan have been very pleased that there is a discussion going on in the Japanese... Read more >

  • Blue Monday - let's give it a new meaning!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 21 January, 2008 at 18:59 3 comments

    Today is known as "Blue Monday" in the UK because it is apparently the most depressing day of the year. It's likely to be raining (and as I look at the window of the Greenpeace International office in Amsterdam - it is!) and more people commit suicid... Read more >

  • The polluter pays

    Blogpost by tom - 18 January, 2008 at 16:52

    Protest against Total in France

    Two bits of good news this week, unless you happen to be a polluting company.

    First our Swiss office has won a long running campaign to force several major chemical to clean up a major dump site in Switzerland. Novartis, Roche, Ciba, Syngenta and other... Read more >

  • Wind power in Spain

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 17 January, 2008 at 18:20 2 comments

    In my inbox from a campaigner in Spain

    "Yesterday wind power broke all previous records in Spain. Because of high wind conditions, we reached 9563 MW of generated power at 15:27 (from a total installed wind capacity of 13908 MW). Wind power met 25% of ... Read more >

  • Of lightbulb politics and aesthetics

    Blogpost by eoin - 17 January, 2008 at 13:08 1 comment
    CFL lightbulb. Photo from Wikipedia
    You're not supposed to look directly at a lightbulb, it's bad for your eyes, but I did it the other day. Then it struck me: CFL lightbulbs are ugly in the same way the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris is ugly. The museum building looks inside-out, wi... Read more >
  • Greenpeace webcam: you, too, can spot the Nisshin Maru

    Blogpost by brianfit - 12 January, 2008 at 9:24 15 comments

    Late last night, the word went out that we had found the fleet. On board the Espy, the Bridge bristled with binoculars as the crew sought to catch a glimpse through the fog and snow. And judging from the webstats, an awful lot of us Virtual Crewmem... Read more >

  • Nuclear winter, Tiny cars and Green IT

    Blogpost by tom - 11 January, 2008 at 12:15 2 comments

    Here's 3 articles I thought were worth sharing from my morning reading - after yesterday's entirely predictable and depressing announcement that the UK Government is going to spend more billions on failed nuclear power, Polly Toynbee has a good analys... Read more >

  • Your choice 2007

    Blogpost by tom - 7 January, 2008 at 16:46

    top stories montage image

    Here at Greenpeace we like to think we know a good story when we see it, but hard numbers count more than hunches - here's the top ten of what you, our audience liked reading on our website, viewing on our YouTube channel or in our newsletter in 200... Read more >

  • The Unchained Goddess

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 7 January, 2008 at 16:26 2 comments

    Here's an exerpt from a 1958 film introducing the dangers of global warming. Directed by none other than Frank Capra, with cartoons by Mel Blanc.

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  • Virtual Whale Watching

    Blogpost by Lisa - 7 January, 2008 at 10:54 1 comment

    whale fluke

    Last night at 1 o'clock in the morning I was just about to go to sleep in Amsterdam when Karli, the expedition leader on the Esperanza, messaged me saying "check out the web cam now, we have 30 or more humpbacks all around us eating their breakfast". ... Read more >

  • A vision and a challenge

    Blogpost by brianfit - 3 January, 2008 at 11:52 3 comments

    Image © Lisa VickersKaren Sack, Greenpeace International's Head of Oceans, has been in bed with a fever the last couple days. She blames the antihistamines for the following sunny revery about what 2008 might bring to our oceans work in a perfect wo... Read more >

  • 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 >

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