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  • Massive national park created in Canada

    Blogpost by Lisa - 24 October, 2006 at 7:45

    Photo by Peter Essick/Aurora/Getty Images (via National Neographic site)

    Some good news is always nice to hear and having just read that 13,000 square miles of land in Canada has just been declared a national park I thought I'd share the love a little... Read more >

  • Ozone healing nicely, thank you

    Blogpost by Andrew - 23 October, 2006 at 22:15 1 comment

    Ah the ozone hole. I remember years ago when, going door to door for Greenpeace USA, I could barely find anyone except NASA scientists who even believed the thing existed.

    Yet, just last Wednesday, the Antarctic ozone hole reached an all time big. But... Read more >

  • Iceland Makes First Kill: Endangered Fin Whale

    Blogpost by Dave - 22 October, 2006 at 14:39 7 comments

    A living fin whale. © Greenpeace / Aguilar

    The slaughter has started - with the senseless killing of a 20m-long endangered Fin whale that its hunter, Kristjan Loftsson plans to land tomorrow - in order to show it off to the world. I don't know what to ... Read more >

  • Iceland Whaling: A quick roundup

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 October, 2006 at 18:51 2 comments

    01 January 1986: Dead whale at whaling station, Iceland.

    © Greenpeace / Jeff Canin

    A quick update - Iceland's plan to return to commercial whaling appears to have backfired a bit, with dozens of nations condemning the move. I've pasted together some med... Read more >

  • The War of the Words

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 October, 2006 at 17:27


    Just spotted this via P45, a biting multimedia satire of the conservative armchair bloggers that have supported the invasion of Iraq and the search for the mysterious "weapons of mass destruction".

    The War of the Words: The Story of the 101st Fighting ... Read more >

  • Rebuilding coral reefs

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 October, 2006 at 17:16 3 comments

    © Greenpeace / Jack Noble

    ]It's nearly two years since the 2004 tsunami that caused such devastation in the Indian Ocean. After the terrible loss of human life, it's easy to forget the environmental damage, and how it can affect the lives of tsunami survivors who were once dependent on the reefs for food and income. In Phuket, Thailand, divers from around the world are working to restore the ruined coral reefs. And here's how they're doing it. Read more >

    "The technique requires tiny fragments of coral to be grown in netted cages suspended in the sea, protected from grazing fish and strong currents. This improves the coral’s chances of survival. The first crop has been transplanted onto badly damaged reefs at Koh Phai, a small island near the resort of Krabi on the west coast. The divers will now apply the method to other reefs off the islands of Phuket and Phi Phi, w...
  • The End of Cod

    Blogpost by Dave - 20 October, 2006 at 18:38

    Spotted in the British newspaper The Times: Read more >

    A complete ban on cod fishing is the only way to prevent the species from dying out in the North Sea, scientists said last night. The much-trumpeted European rescue plan for cod is failing, the official commi...
  • Are we projecting? Renewable Energy for the EU!

    Blogpost by Dave - 20 October, 2006 at 14:17

    © Greenpeace/P.Rastenberger

    This morning in Finland - some of our Finnish friends projected the message ‘Energy Security = Renewables’ onto the Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland, which was stuffed to the gills with EU leaders having informal an EU summi... Read more >

  • Axis of Ooops

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 19 October, 2006 at 17:52

    Mark Fiore has done a bunch of great E-cards for us over the years. We had nothing to do with this one, but I sure wish we did ;-). If you don't know his website, check it ouf for the lighter side of the daily doom and gloom... Read more >

  • No escape

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 19 October, 2006 at 17:40 2 comments

    The Bush administration has just asserted it's right to militarise space. The new US space policy states

    "The United States is committed to the exploration and use of outer space by all nations for peaceful purposes, and for the benefit of all humanity... Read more >

  • Green Google Goes Solar

    Blogpost by Dave - 19 October, 2006 at 1:38


    Spotted on - Google are in the processing of putting a flippin' enormous solar power system on the roof of their headquarters. There's lots of in depth information in the announcement on of their supplier's website, EI Solutions, but it... Read more >

  • Why marine reserves matter

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 19 October, 2006 at 0:03

    Around twenty years ago off the coast of Inish Mor a basking shark rose up out of the water and terrified an eight year old boy who had been taken fishing by his father. The vast shark with it's enormous mouth was almost the size of the fishing boat, ... Read more >

  • Everybody be cool, this is an action!

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 18 October, 2006 at 18:15


    Greenpeace International proudly presents

    A will Flash for Cash Production

    Written, produced and directed by Richard Hanson

    PULP FISHIN Read more >

  • Sellafield fined: Eight months to notice a leak!

    Blogpost by Dave - 18 October, 2006 at 16:59


    Looks like that old nugget, Sellafield reprocessing plant, is back in the news again, this time for leak that was discovered in April 2005, eight months after it had started: Read more >

    "About 83,000 litres of acid containing 20 tonnes of uranium and 160kg of plu...
  • Iceland permits hunt for endangered whales

    Blogpost by Irene - 17 October, 2006 at 22:39 6 comments

    I am so tired. Not because of the long day or the sort of late hour, but because the Icelandic fisheries ministry issued a permit to hunt 39 whales for commercial purposes. It is. Just. So. Frustrating. Why do they do this? You tell me, there is not ... Read more >

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