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Climate activists locked up for weekend

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 12 October, 2007

The world really is a messed up place sometimes. Today, six Greenpeace climate activists in India were denied bail; they are spending the weekend in jail. The ruling happened at pretty much the same time as Al Gore and the IPCC jointly...

IPCC final report most important document this year

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 12 November, 2007

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) started their final 2007 meeting today in Valencia, Spain. We greeted them with three banners bearing the message “Warning: save the climate now.” This week the IPCC will...

Greenpeace UK: Government knocks the wind out of renewables

Blog entry by Justin | 29 April, 2009 1 comment

Two breaking stories this morning neatly illustrate the flawed logic which still lurks at the heart of UK energy policy. First up is that German energy utility RWE's bid to build a new nuclear plant near Kirksanton in Cumbria will mean...

Nuclear News: Sellafield Ltd to be prosecuted for radiation accident news

Blog entry by Aslihan | 25 May, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Domain-B: Sellafield Ltd to be prosecuted for radiation accident news The operators of the Sellafield nuclear facility in the UK are to be prosecuted after two employees of a...

February 3: More outcry over Brazil's controversial Belo Monte mega-dam; Fossil Fuel...

Blog entry by mwilson | 3 February, 2010

This is part of a trial series. View of the Jericoá Rapids at the Big Bend of the Xingu River. Photo: Monti Aguirre . Brazilian mega-dam causes outcry The $11-17 billion project in the heart of the Amazon, on the Xingu River...

February 5: Greenpeace Germany release pesticide "black list"; US, Canada going...

Blog entry by mwilson | 5 February, 2010 1 comment

This is a trial series. 451 pesticides allowed in the EU are used on our food. Photo: Greenpeace / Holde Schneider Greenpeace Germany has published a "black list" of the most dangerous pesticides , which includes 451...

March 1: Poll shows - 84.3 percent of the Chinese people feel unsure about GE food

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 1 March, 2010 1 comment

This is part of a trial series The online version of Chinese People's Daily focused on the report published by Greenpeace " Counting the Costs of genetic engineering ". Polls show that 84.3 percent of the 50,000 asked had no...

March 5: Exit Glacier in Alaska melting quicker as temperatures rise

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 5 March, 2010 1 comment

This is part of a trial series Glacier melt - proof of climate change Exit Glacier in Alaska is said to be steadily melting, shrinking two miles over the past 200 years as it tries to strike a new balance with rising...

March 10: Opposition in EU to GE-potato; China, India ratify Copenhagen Accord

Blog entry by mwilson | 10 March, 2010 3 comments

Greenpeace has called for a renewed moratorium ("GE-Free!") in Switzerland on GE crops. © Greenpeace. Following the "quiet" introduction of genetically-engineered potato in the EU Commission (BASF's Amflora), more opposition has...

March 11: Greenpeace France block nuclear cargo

Blog entry by mwilson | 11 March, 2010 1 comment

Greenpeace activists last night blocked a cargo of dupleted uranium going from France to Russia. © Pierre Gleizes Fifteen Greenpeace activists last night blocked a train carrying depleted uranium from leaving Val-de-Mar in France,...

March 12: Bulgaria blocks GE, Monsanto under pressure; EU companies in CO2 trading scam

Blog entry by mwilson | 12 March, 2010

Greenpeace activists protest against GE in front of EU-parliament. © Greenpeace / Eric de Mildt In Bulgaria the parliament has voted to ban GE crop cultivation . The decision comes as opposition grows to the EU Commission's "quiet"...

March 15: Kumi fights back climate skeptics

Blog entry by Almudena | 15 March, 2010

New Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr Kumi Naidoo (centre) Greenpeace's head Kumi Naidoo took centre stage this Sunday to address the issue of climate change skepticism in an interview with Andrew Maar in the BBC. He...

Sunday Times retracts critique of climate scientists' report

Blog entry by Brian | 23 June, 2010 1 comment

Cindy Baxter writes: The UK Sunday Times has apologised over a major part of the so-called “climategate’ scandal – "Amazongate".    In February this year, the Sunday Times ran a story alleging that the IPCC was making stuff up...

The word is out: The Future of Energy is Renewable

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | 9 May, 2011 15 comments

Listen up, energy sceptics – today’s report from the IPCC has found that not only will renewable energy provide most of the world’s energy needs by 2050, it’s going to have an indispensable role in mitigating catastrophic climate...

Daily News: Renewables could supply 80 percent of world’s energy within 40 years,...

Blog entry by Alexa P | 10 May, 2011

Top news: The IPCC says renewables could supply 80 percent of the world’s energy by 2050, averting catastrophic climate change; shale gas is found to contaminate tap water with explosive methane; Italian activists campaign against...

The IPCC’s renewables report finds a clean energy future is possible – so why be so...

Blog entry by Sven Teske | 16 June, 2011 4 comments

This week, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made public the full text of its renewables report , which details a revolutionary vision for reducing Greenhouse emissions by using renewables to replace fossil fuels...

IPCC report: Extreme weather is fuelled by climate change

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 21 November, 2011 5 comments

For the first time, climate scientists have teamed up with experts in disaster risk management on a report on climate change, which found that the consequences of climate change on people around the world are going to increase. The...

A future of extremes?

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 16 January, 2013 16 comments

The world's journalists have been jostling and vying with each other to describe and witness the stunning, but also deadly, extreme weather that has gripped the planet in recent months. The focus has often been the tumbling of...

REPORT: As climate denial gets stronger, the "dealing in doubt" continues

Blog entry by Kert Davies | 10 September, 2013 1 comment

Who likes being lied to by people paid by the oil industry who pose as "experts" on climate change? Did you know it’s been going on for 25 years? In a couple of weeks, the UN's official advisors on climate change science, the...

Climate change: solutions within our grasp

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 23 September, 2013 2 comments

What’s up with climate change? Has it stopped yet, as some newspapers suggested? Nope, sorry. It’s still galloping ahead. And next week we’ll hear exactly how fast, and what it will mean for our possible futures, as the world’s...

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