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  • Defending the deep with Fat Freddy's Drop

    Blogpost by nick - 13 September, 2006 at 5:33

    Fat Freddy's Drop keyboard player Dobie Blaze and trombone player Ho-Pepa check out an arm piece of a colossal squid - the largest squid in the world. © Phil Freeman 2006

    New Zealand band Fat Freddy's Drop has got in behind the bottom trawling campaign... Read more >

  • Crikey! Leave them rays alone

    Blogpost by Andrew - 12 September, 2006 at 22:13

    The BBC reports that Steve Irwin fans may be engaging in 'revenge attacks' against stingrays:

    Dead stingrays with their tails cut off have been found in Australia, sparking concern that fans of naturalist Steve Irwin may be avenging his death.

    Mr Irwin,... Read more >

  • Greenpeace comes down hard on dangerous dildos

    Blogpost by brianfit - 11 September, 2006 at 13:17 2 comments


    Such was the headline in one online story about the news from our Dutch colleagues, who have found high levels of gender-bending phthalates in sex toys sold in the Netherlands. Seven out of eight sex toys sampled, including dildos and vibrators, cont... Read more >

  • Light Rail Making a Comeback in the USA?

    Blogpost by Dave - 8 September, 2006 at 18:12

    I've a habit, when travelling, to sink myself into a copy of The Economist. Hardly holiday reading, I know. This rather interesting article about the growth of light rail systems in the USA appeared in the current issue - but, as the article asks, wil... Read more >

  • Al Gore at the MTV music awards

    Blogpost by Lisa - 1 September, 2006 at 22:02

    Glad to see that even MTV is ringing environmental alarm bells!

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  • Daryl Hanna has a vlog

    Blogpost by Andrew - 29 August, 2006 at 22:25

    It's an eco-focused video blog. Looks pretty professional, but in a friendly way. Basically, it looks like she travels around doing cools stuff and make video blogs about things that are important to her. Lots of animal rights and environmental to... Read more >

  • Americans fight against dirty power

    Blogpost by Lisa - 28 August, 2006 at 23:21 1 comment


    © Greenpeace

    I was shocked to read an article in Grist about plans for the expansion of power generation using coal in the U.S.

    With 153 new coal plants currently proposed, the U.S plans to triple the amount of coal fired power generation within the next 4 years. Sadly it seems as though only 24 of these plants will use gasification technology, which reduces the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. The construction of up to 309 new 500 MW coal plants in the U.S is anticipated by 2030.

    Coal power plant proposals have been popping up specifically in Iowa and Texas, which ironically just so happen to be leading states in renewable-energy development. Thankfully these plans have been met with fierce opposition.

    Community Energy Solutions is a grassroots organisation committed to safe and secure energy in Iwoa and they are getting local people involved through their petition and blog. Permits for power plants in Texas are being appealed, protests have been organised and even the media is fighting on the environment's side!

    This could get even more interesting so I'll be watching this space... Read more >

  • Technology Company Report Card

    Blogpost by eoin - 25 August, 2006 at 20:17

    Rate my electronic waste, wait no, Greenpeace already have

    We published a scorecard and report today listing what tech companies are doing to reduce their share of the global electronic waste problem. Dell and Nokia didn’t do so badly, but those stylish Apple computers and Moto phones rated a miserable 1 or 2... Read more >

  • Rainbow Warrior Update on Marseille Blockade

    Blogpost by Dave - 25 August, 2006 at 16:46

    Following an additional confrontation yesterday morning where tuna fishermen blockaded and boarded the Rainbow Warrior - as well as fire hosing its crew; our ship has been towed out of France's 12 mile territorial zone by the French authorities!

    More h... Read more >

  • Ocean Defenders TV: Philippines oil disaster

    Blogpost by Dave - 23 August, 2006 at 21:27

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    "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 15:03

    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 3:14

    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 - 22 August, 2006 at 0:36 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 - 22 August, 2006 at 0:04 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 >

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