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  • Don't mention the whales

    Blogpost by Nick - June 20, 2008 at 7:01

    Hello from Santiago, Chile, where the Greenpeace Whales team is gathering for this years International Whaling Commission meeting. There'll be more news in the coming days like an update on today's "Future of the IWC" discussion - but I I couldn't pas... Read more >

  • It's goodnight kiwi for the incandescent bulb

    Blogpost by Nick - June 18, 2008 at 12:50 1 comment

    BulbHow many politicians does it take to change a lightbulb?

    Hard to say for sure but it looks like they've almost done it! The NZ Government announced yesterday that NZ will phase out incandescent light bulbs in 2009.

    According to David Parker the move... Read more >

  • Send a virtual origami whale to Japan

    Blogpost by Nick - June 18, 2008 at 11:45

    Send a WhaleOur protest pod of over 25,000 origami whales is heading to Japan with a message for Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, asking him to end the government’s support for the whaling industry.

    Help us triple that figure by the time the International W... Read more >

  • Coal is clean!

    Blogpost by Nick - June 17, 2008 at 11:04

    You've heard of greenwash right? Well, look out for the "clean coal" media machine as they spend obscene amounts of money spent on advertising and PR in the run up to the US presidential election.

    The self-described "clean coal" industry is keen t... Read more >

  • Deep Green - May 2008

    Blogpost by Nick - June 13, 2008 at 10:26 5 comments

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    Going Deeper

    Since the late Pleistocene, 100,000 years ago, when a few thousand Homo sapiens poked around Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean, human population has doubled 22 times. We have one more such doubling left, and that's it. Human population w... Read more >

  • Sleepwalking to disaster at Bonn Climate talks

    Blogpost by Nick - June 13, 2008 at 9:48
    Sleepwalking to disaster at Bonn Climate talks
    Sleepwalking to disaster at Bonn Climate talks
    Stephanie Tunmore in Bonn writes:
    You know those nights when you wake up in a cold sweat because you dreamt you were out in public in your pyjamas? Well for some Greenpeace volunteers and staff the nightmar...
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  • Something fishy

    Blogpost by Fran - June 12, 2008 at 8:44

    As climate change highlights new challenges facing businesses, one practice has been attracting attention, and that is the strange fishing trade going on between New Zealand and China.

    Fishing industry heavyweights such as Talley’s Group Limited ship ... Read more >

  • On the frontline for Greenpeace

    Blogpost by Dan - June 12, 2008 at 5:00 1 comment
    Dan Marrow
    Dan Marrow: If you'd like to join Dan or one of the other Greenpeace frontline teams working around NZ you can apply online
    This is a blog by Dan Marrow originally posted on Stuff.co.nz

    I am a Greenpeace Frontliner - you know, those friendly, cheerful p... Read more >

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