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  • Ocean Defenders TV: Philippines oil disaster

    Blogpost by Dave - 23 August, 2006 at 19:27


    "While the Esperanza visits the Philippines, it becomes witness to the worst oil spill to ever hit the country. The crew assist in clean up efforts and help assess the damage of this disaster for the marine environment and for the people who live ther... Read more >

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    © Gavin Newman/Greenpeace

    The Esperanza is now at the island of Rapu Rapu in the Philippines, leading a flotilla of 70 protesting boats against the Lafayette Mining company's Read more >

    "There are 67 of them. Wooden outriggers in light blue, pink, green and yellow...
  • Marseille: Rainbow Warrior Blocked-In by Fishing Boats

    Blogpost by Dave - 23 August, 2006 at 13:03

    Rainbow Warrior blocked in by fishing boats in Marseille

    © Greenpeace

    The Rainbow Warrior arrived in Marseille at aroud 8.15am, as part of it's Mediterranean Tuna campaign- it's anchored currently a mile outside the harbour entrance, and completely blocked in by 25 French fishing vessels! [More on this as w... Read more >

  • Ocean Defenders TV: Lebanon Oil Spill

    Blogpost by Dave - 23 August, 2006 at 1:14

    Oil Spill underwater footage Lebanon

    Check this amazing - if shocking - underwater footage taken by scuba divers surveying the oil spill in the Lebanon.

    "Apart from being a human tragedy, the recent conflict between Israel and Lebanon is also an environmental disaster. This video shows th... Read more >

  • Mumrinskiy: Russian Pirate Ship Caught in Amsterdam

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 August, 2006 at 22:36 4 comments

    Russian pirate ship Mumrinskiy

    © Greenpeace/Karel Zwaneveld. Activists paint 'Stop Pirate Fishing' on the side of the 'pirate' Russian ship Mumrinskiy

    This morning, our activists managed to halt the unloading of a Russian ship, the Mumrinskiy at Eemshaven in the Netherlands. On boar... Read more >

  • Norway Kills Less Whales Than Planned!

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 August, 2006 at 22:04 6 comments

    Norway - the only country in the world to openly conduct commercial whaling (Japan and Iceland hide behind the flimsy veil of 'scientific whaling'), is failing to reach it's Minke whale quota for this year. Excellent news!

    This year was the highest eve... Read more >

  • Philippines spill witnessed first hand

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 August, 2006 at 21:47

    Greenpeace activists and fishermen attempting to use oil booms made from local materials to protect beaches from spilled bunker oil.

    © Greenpeace / Newman. Activists and fishermen attempting to use oil booms made from local materials to protect beaches from spilled bunker oil.

    Of course, as soon as I posted my oil spills roundup, Andrew's posted a more detailed story about what's ha... Read more >

  • Oil Spills - The Philippines, India and Lebanon

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 August, 2006 at 21:39

    © Greenpeace/Gavin Newman. Mangrove Roots and new shoots coated with Oil from the sunken Petron-chartered single hull vessel oil tanker in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras Island. Philippines.

    The last few weeks has brought a lot of bad news about oil spills ... Read more >

  • Rainbow Warrior Rescues Stricken Yacht

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 August, 2006 at 18:46

    Rainbow Warrior rescues sailors... On board the Rainbow Warrior, outboard mechanic Phil tells us how he was dragged from his bed at some ungodly hour to rescue three Portuguese ladies whose yacht had run aground off the coast of Corsica. All in a night's work for the crew of the Rain... Read more >

  • MasterMike - a Greenpeace Captain's blog

    Blogpost by Lisa - 20 August, 2006 at 1:03

    © Vickers
    Please let me introduce the crew member formerly known as Mike Mate and his fabulous new blog "MasterMike". Mike has just left Malta on the Rainbow Warrior and although he has sailed with Greenpeace many times as First Mate this is his first... Read more >

  • Interview with the GE Crop Circle Makers

    Blogpost by Dave - 17 August, 2006 at 15:59 3 comments

    © Greenpeace / Gustavo Graf

    Mexico — Some pals of mine from the fortean world have been making crop circles for our GE campaign. In this interview, John Lundberg - who is a professional cropcircle maker - (who knew there was such a thing?) talks abou... Read more >

  • Eoin

    Blogpost by eoin - 17 August, 2006 at 15:55
    Eoin Dubsky photo

    I'm Eoin, which is Irish and sounds like "Owen".

    [UPDATED March 2009] My wife and I just had a baby boy last November! ...But I suppose I should stick to writing about myself and how I got here. Here' goes: My mum's an environmentalist, so I started t... Read more >

  • Fisheries fraud on a massive scale

    Blogpost by Andrew - 16 August, 2006 at 16:53

    Apparently, the Japanese tuna industry has been cheating the system for years - catching well over their scientifically determined quota and pushing the southern bluefin dangerously low levels to dangerously. From the Sydney Morning Herald: Read more >

  • Sudoku, giant squid, seamounts and railway stations

    Blogpost by nick - 13 August, 2006 at 12:59 2 comments

    Seadoku is a little experiment we're trying down here in New Zealand but it may take the world by storm.

    Here's the thing. Later this year the United Nations will meet to discuss the fate of deep sea life in international waters. For over two years now... Read more >

  • Manila newspaper makes Greenpeace expedition sound really cool

    Blogpost by Andrew - 9 August, 2006 at 18:19

    pg060307ranza_espy_150.jpgFrom ABS-CBN: Read more >

    Amidst endless war, death and destruction almost everywhere on our planet, a 20-year-old vessel, originally a Murmansk-based firefighting ship, is crossing the vast oceans on a voyage with a message of great concern but also of great hope...

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