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  • Sinar Mas caught with pants on fire, fibbing to stock markets

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 20, 2010 at 7:58

    Fresh evidence of Sinar Mas destroying rainforest and peatlandsShooting yourself in the foot. Getting egg all over your face. These and many more idioms apply to the Sinar Mas group which, following the release of its audit last week, has seen its executives "misreporting" the audit's findings.

    Despite what c... Read more >

  • Danish Navy Seals ready to meet our ship?

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 18, 2010 at 8:12

    Ben Stewart, comms officer onboard the Esperanza writes...

    Well I have to say, I didn’t expect that. Yesterday afternoon I was on the rowing machine at the back of the ship as we bobbed along somewhere north of Scotland when Helena tapped me on th... Read more >

  • At 20:25 last night on Monday the 16th of August -  following months of editing, writing, coding, designing and tinkering - our shiny new website was born. And after a moment's silence the old one shuffled peacefully off into the ether.

    The new mod... Read more >

  • Where is the Esperanza going? We're not saying... yet

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 13, 2010 at 8:16

    Lisa Vickers aboard the Esperanza in the UK writes...

    The EsperanzaI’m on the Greenpeace’s ship Esperanza and we're leaving London today. I can’t tell you where we’re going yet, but I can tell you that we are off to confront the oil industry’s reckless search f... Read more >

  • Sinar Mas remains a notorious forest destroyer, its own audit shows

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 11, 2010 at 7:45

    An important fact about the Sinar Mas group: it is destroying carbon-rich rainforests and peatlands in Indonesia, including endangered wildlife habitat.

    If you take away one thing from this post - that’s the most important.

    Today, the notorious fores... Read more >

  • Petermann glacier - the bigger picture

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 11, 2010 at 7:42

    What does the major calving event of Petermann glacier mean? We asked Professor Jason Box, a leading expert who was on board our 2009 Arctic expedition for his feedback on this issue. Here is what he has to say. (Adapted from text originally posted... Read more >

  • Will notorious forest destroyer Sinar Mas come clean?

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 10, 2010 at 19:54

    The short answer: not likely.

    In fact, not only will they not be likely to come ‘clean’, but today we are releasing fresh evidence that Sinar Mas’s notorious forest destroying practices continue unabated and in direct violation of the company’s own ... Read more >

  • What happened after you left that comment on Nestlé's Facebook page?

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 10, 2010 at 19:51

    Remember this?

    ““Social media: as you can see, we’re learning as we go. Thanks for the comments.” On March 19th that was the status message on Nestlé’s Facebook fan page - which had already been under siege for three days. The message didn’t stay up... Read more >

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