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  • 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 >

  • Nuclear power is safe, part 34561

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 4 February, 2008 at 11:25 1 comment

    The Nuclear Installations Inspectorate visited the UK reprocessing plant at Sellafield and found evidence of an organisation with the kind of safety standards you'd expect from a state run enterprise in one of the world's richest countries handling en... Read more >

  • Iran centre of WWD proliferation

    Blogpost by eoin - 2 February, 2008 at 15:41


    February 2, is World Wetlands Day, marking the date of the Convention on Wetlands in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971. People from environment groups and conservation agencies working on wetlands protection and education are celebrating today under this year's b... Read more >

  • Polar bear arrested by man in hip waders

    Blogpost by Andrew - 1 February, 2008 at 20:42

    Polar bear arrest.

    Yesterday, one of our activists was arrested outside the the US Department of Interior after a protest involving a polar bear suit and a paddle boat. Greenpeace US (along with other enviro groups) is pushing the Bush administration to face up to the ... Read more >

  • Sea cows win legal battle against US Department of Defense

    Blogpost by Lisa - 30 January, 2008 at 17:54

    Some great news from Okinawa in Japan!

    A final ruling has been issued requiring the US Department of Defense to consider impacts of a new airbase on the endangered Okinawa dugong in order to avoid or mitigate any harm.

    Local communities and conser... Read more >

  • Why do you think Adam and Eve were naked?

    Blogpost by Lisa - 29 January, 2008 at 19:34 1 comment
    This isn't actually all that different to what the real President Bush said yesterday and it's much more fun to watch! Read more >
  • Bush's State of the Union

    Blogpost by Andrew - 29 January, 2008 at 17:13 2 comments

    Personally, I didn't have the stomach to listen Bush's speech last night. Greenpeace USA executive director, John Passacantando did, and he doesn't mince words in his blog about it:

    Tonight the President was in classic form, grinning and winking like ... Read more >

  • The Sun distributed 4m lightbulbs in a day

    Blogpost by eoin - 28 January, 2008 at 11:33 1 comment

    Matt Prescott's great environmental campaign website - - reported on Friday that The Sun newspaper (Scotland) distributed four million energy saving lightbulbs in a single day. Yes, that Sun newspaper.

    Just one month into the job as News... Read more >

  • Dirty coal PR mines new depths

    Blogpost by tom - 25 January, 2008 at 17:02 4 comments

    Via the excellent I came across this advert where GE attempts to show how great coal is:

    As George rightly points out "This is a hard core denial ad. It’s aim is to undermine environmental concerns. Its core message is: “don’t believe... Read more >

  • 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 >

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