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Our weblogs from around the world. Making Waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news, Nuclear Reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, and from Greenpeace UK, the Energydesk, reporting on Energy and Climate issues.

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Imagine a pristine environment covered with a thick, black sticky substance – crude oil

Blog entry by Joanna Mills | 1 September, 2015

In fact you don't have to imagine it because it's happened so many times – Prince William Sound, the Niger Delta, the Gulf of Mexico to name a few. Imagine then what it'll be like if the next big oil spill happens in the Arctic,...

President Obama is visiting Alaska to talk climate: Here's what you need to know

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | 31 August, 2015 4 comments

President Obama is visiting Alaska today to put a spotlight on the realities of climate change and to forge his climate legacy. But less than two weeks ago, he granted Shell final approval to drill for oil in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. ...

After a reign of hundreds of years, it's time King Coal was de-throned

Blog entry by Joanna Mills | 31 August, 2015

It's true coal launched the industrial revolution, with all the benefits that it brought to humankind. But the cost has been huge – both in terms of human health and greenhouse gas emissions. Add to that mining accidents, local people...

How we responded to the crisis that was Tianjin

Blog entry by Eric Lau | 31 August, 2015

On Wednesday 12 August, Tianjin’s Binhai port area was rocked by two enormous chemical explosions. Greenpeace East Asia's Beijing team immediately went to the scene to test, check and measure. Here’s what they found. It was...

It's not a whale. It's not a shark. It's a whale shark!

Blog entry by Sumardi Ariansyah | 30 August, 2015

…or maybe it's a Whark? Whatever you want to call it, today is International Whale Shark Day! But before you start running away screaming "Jawwwwws!" don't be alarmed. With a face like a whale and a body like a shark, these seemingly...

Still searching for justice a decade after Hurricane Katrina

Blog entry by Hannah Strange | 28 August, 2015

Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest natural disasters ever to strike the United States. Like Typhoon Haiyan and other destructive storms in recent memory, Katrina disproportionately impacted more vulnerable communities — both as...

eZombie Invasion: The scary reality of Mexico’s e-waste problem

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 28 August, 2015

Mexico is suffering from a silent invasion: the invasion of the eZombies. From beyond the grave, millions of toxic electronics are threatening the health of Mexico's rivers, food and its people. The United Nations University ...

Confessions of a frustrated "soil-hugger"

Blog entry by Professor David Powlson | 28 August, 2015

As a soil scientist you would expect me to be enthusiastic about the benefits that soil gives to humanity and very happy that the United Nations designated 2015 as International Year of Soils. During this year there have been numerous...

A mothership your mother wouldn’t like

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | 27 August, 2015 2 comments

Motherships… transshipping… they sound like things you'd find in outer space while you're star trekking across the universe. But the Rainbow Warrior is finding them way out in the high seas, in areas of the Pacific Ocean that are more...

Fishermen confirm shark finning on tuna longliners

Blog entry by Dan Salmon | 21 August, 2015

The cruel yet lucrative shark fin trade is back in the headlines and it's clearly something people care deeply about, public pressure and a petition signed by nearly 180,000 people, prompted shipping giant United Parcel Service...

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