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Arctic Sunrise in Italy

Image | 16 October, 2008 at 21:26

Arctic Sunrise in Italy

Activists from the Arctic Sunrise paint the

Image | 16 October, 2008 at 3:00

Activists from the Arctic Sunrise paint the dock of a coal-fired power plant near Rome, Italy.

Greenpeace activists hung a banner that read

Image | 16 October, 2008 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists hung a banner that read "The Government against Kyoto" on Enel's new coal fired power plant in Civitavecchia.

Greenpeace calls on the Italian government to quit coal and stop blocking Europe's...

Press release | 16 October, 2008 at 2:00

This morning, five Greenpeace activists scaled a crane at the new coal-fired power station in Civitavecchia, near Rome. The protestors unfurled two banners that read: 'Italian government opposes Kyoto' ("Il governo contro Kyoto") and 'No new...

Activists urge Italy to quit coal

Feature story | 16 October, 2008 at 2:00

Activists from our ship the Arctic Sunrise have been putting coal in the hot seat from both land and sea in Italy. Five of them scaled a 150 metre crane at the new coal-fired power plant Civitavecchia, near Rome to drop a banner highlighting the...

A child plays with his kite amongst the toxic

Image | 13 October, 2008 at 2:00

A child plays with his kite amongst the toxic fumes and burning ground caused due to the underground coal fires around Bokahapadi Village, Jharia.

Poland Nov 2008 Greenpeace Climate Rescue

Image | 10 October, 2008 at 2:00

Poland Nov 2008 Greenpeace Climate Rescue Station - Greenpeace volunteers and activists construct a Climate Rescue Station next to the Jozwin IIB open cast coal mine near Konin, Poland to highlight climate issues in the run up to UN COP 14...

Activists board coal shipment in Spain

Feature story | 6 October, 2008 at 2:00

At 2am this morning, four Greenpeace activists boarded the Windsor Adventure, a coal cargo ship importing coal from Colombia into Spain. Activist painted “Quit Coal” on the side of the ship as it entered Gijon, one of the biggest coal harbours in...

Time for Greece to give up its dirty habit

Blog entry by Jess | 2 October, 2008 1 comment

Greenpeace activists used 200 floating crosses to symbolise the threat of the a new coal fired power plant to the already endangered Gulf of Korinth. The protest around the Antikyra Bay village is part of the Quit Coal tour. ...

Coal shipment stopped in Turkey

Feature story | 15 September, 2008 at 2:00

Four climbers from our ship the Rainbow Warrior were arrested yesterday, in Turkey, after they occupied a giant coal loading platform to prevent a delivery of coal to the giant Sugozo coal-fired power station, one of the largest emitters of...

Court deals Major Blow to UK coal-fired power plans

Press release | 10 September, 2008 at 19:35

British Government Ministers suffered a blow to their energy plans today as six Greenpeace UK volunteers were acquitted of criminal damage by a Crown Court jury in a case that centred on the contribution made to climate change by burning coal.

Greenpeace activists cleared in landmark global warming trial

Feature story | 10 September, 2008 at 2:00

In an unprecedented trial a UK Crown Court jury has acquitted six Greenpeace UK volunteers of criminal damage to a coal-fired power plant. The jury, consisting of representatives from the British public, found their actions justified when...

Rainbow Warrior raises a reaction for the climate in Israel

Feature story | 9 September, 2008 at 2:00

The Israeli police, supported by the navy, arrested the captain of the Rainbow Warrior - together with 14 Greenpeace activists, the photographer and the videographer - for passing on the message to “Quit Coal”. Activists had been painting the...

Israeli Marine forces board the SV Rainbow

Image | 8 September, 2008 at 3:00

Israeli Marine forces board the SV Rainbow Warrior at the military restricted area near the coal plant in Ashkelon, Israel. 14 Greenpeace activists were later arrested and taken into custody after protesting against the Rotenberg coal power plant...

Greenpeace activists in the dock: Experts take ‘the stand’ on climate change

Feature story | 5 September, 2008 at 2:00

As expert witnesses go, they don’t come any better than Professor James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists and Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. On Wednesday, he was called to give evidence before a UK...

Nuclear energy news for September 3 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 3 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: AFP: Russia will complete Iran nuclear plant ‘The Russian company building Iran's first nuclear power plant has renewed a commitment to complete the project, the...

The Cordillera mayors and Bataan: a victory for local opposition?

Blog entry by Justin | 11 August, 2008 1 comment

You might remember us profiling the Philippine nuclear power station in Bataan , which took eight years and $2.3 billion to build, 32 years to pay off, and never produced a single watt of electricity. The Philippine government are...

Fallout from August 11 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 11 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: EDF finalises deal to run two China nuclear plants ‘EDF, the world's biggest single producer of nuclear energy, signed a formal agreement on Sunday to...

The nuclear ‘renaissance’: who benefits?

Blog entry by Justin | 8 August, 2008

We’ve noted before the industry spin that refers to the push for new nuclear power stations as a nuclear ‘renaissance’. The original Renaissance saw a huge transformation in art, philosophy, politics and society as whole. It was the...

Fallout from August 8 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 8 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Sify News: NSG to meet twice to decide Indian waiver ‘The 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group is likely to have two meetings — one on August 21 and another in early...

ASEAN: No nuclear energy in South East Asia

Blog entry by Justin | 7 August, 2008

(©Greenpeace/Vinai Dithajohn) It’s been a very busy week for Greenpeace South East Asia. The energy ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations [ASEAN] met in Bangkok this week to discuss energy issues. Unfortunately,...

Tricastin: Radioactive gas emissions higher than normal

Blog entry by Justin | 7 August, 2008

Nuclear Reaction regular Tricastin is in back in the news. Again. The French nuclear watchdog ASN has found that … …an inspection last month showed that, since Jan. 1, the plant had emitted more radioactive carbon-14 gas than was...

Fallout from August 6 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 6 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Stuff: NZ heading to nuke clash with India ‘New Zealand's hardline anti-nuclear policy is threatening to create a diplomatic storm with India. Wellington later...

Greenpeace UK: Whitehall farce explodes over nuclear clean-up and clean energy...

Blog entry by Justin | 28 July, 2008

‘Well, what do you know? Another news story has broken which demonstrates that the UK's nuclear industry is not the robust, well-managed machine our ministers would have us believe. The government has sneaked out a report assessing the...

Greenwash Guerillas clean coal sponsored climate conference

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 17 July, 2008

Last time I checked coal was definitely still, in the words of top climate scientist James Henson, "the single greatest threat facing our planet." So something was most definitely amiss when UK energy company E.ON, who plan to build...

In coal hell

Blog entry by Mareike | 15 July, 2008 1 comment

I was standing at the bow of the Rainbow Warrior filming. I could hear my heart beating. The first daylight made its way through the clouds and the nose of a tug boat was only meters away from my lens. We will hit it, I thought. ...

Community power against coal

Blog entry by Mareike | 10 July, 2008 1 comment

I cannot describe my feeling other than I am absolutely overwhelmed. The Rainbow Warrior sailed to the province of Prachuab Kiri Khan (PKK), home to one of the strongest community oppositions against coal in Thailand. A fleet of over...

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind

Blog entry by Mareike | 7 July, 2008 3 comments

Although this song reminds me of dreamy hippies, here in Southern Thailand it is reality. The Rainbow Warrior has arrived in Thailand and was greeted by traditional Thai dancers. My heart beat faster when the ship came into port. I...

In the eye of the storm – or the effects of burning coal

Blog entry by Mareike | 24 June, 2008 5 comments

What an end to our Quit Coal ship tour in the Philippines… After talking about the effects of Climate Change on the Philippines for several weeks, I experienced them first hand with “Frank” or internationally better known as Typhoon...

Philippine's leg of Quit Coal tour wraps up

Feature story | 20 June, 2008 at 20:07

“We believe there is no place for coal in a world beset by climate change and certainly there is no place for coal in Albay”That was the statement of Governor Joey Sarte Salceda, setting the tone for our one month Quit Coal tour of the...

From the climate defenders camp to the the funders of coal

Blog entry by Mareike | 18 June, 2008 1 comment

Sorry but my last entry didn’t show up on the website (internet doesn't always work on the ship). So I give you again an overview of the last days. When the sun rose on Monday morning I climbed into one of the inflatables from the...

Facing the pro coal villagers

Blog entry by Mareike | 15 June, 2008 4 comments

Have you ever been surrounded by 20 people shouting at you in a language you don’t understand? Quite scary. Yesterday in the early hours of the evening the pro coal chief of the village next to our camp had organized his relatives to...

A young boy smiles at the camera after his

Image | 15 June, 2008 at 3:00

A young boy smiles at the camera after his parents planted windsocks along the coastline of Barangay Ingore, Iloilo City in central Philippines, as part of an activity in the Greenpeace Climate Defenders Camp. The camp today hosted a gathering...

Save the Climate - Quit Coal in Iloilo, Philippines

Blog entry by Mareike | 14 June, 2008

Do you remember the movie “The day after tomorrow” ? When I watched it a shudder ran through me and I felt helpless with this dooms day atmosphere in relation to Climate Change. Entering the climate defenders camp this morning here in...

Greenpeace occupies proposed Philippine coal station site

Feature story | 13 June, 2008 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists from different countries, including the crew of the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior, and members of Responsible Ilonggos for Sustainable Energy (RISE) have established a "climate defenders camp" at the site of a proposed...

10 June

Image | 10 June, 2008 at 3:00

10 June - Philippines. Greenpeace volunteers light candles that spell “Freedom from Coal” in front of Jaro Cathedral in Iloilo City, central Philippines.

Volunteers light candles

Image | 10 June, 2008 at 3:00

Ending our reliance on fossil fuels also means more energy security for everyone. In this photo from 2008, volunteers light candles in front of Jaro Cathedral - sending a message supporting Iloilo people's demand to the Philippine government for...

Philippine politicians back Greenpeace Quit Coal call

Feature story | 28 May, 2008 at 19:52

One week into the Philippines leg of our flagship the Rainbow Warrior’s Quit Coal tour and senior politicians are lining up to support our Quit Coal call to protect the climate.

A Greenpeace activist holds a banner reading

Image | 19 May, 2008 at 3:00

A Greenpeace activist holds a banner reading "Coal Kills" after climbing on top of the Infrastructure Ministry building in Jerusalem, Israel to hang a larger banner with the same message.

False Hope

Publication | 5 May, 2008 at 8:24

Why carbon capture and storage won’t save the climate. Full report.

False Hope - Executive summary

Publication | 5 May, 2008 at 8:00

Why carbon capture and storage won’t save the climate.

CCS not going to save the climate

Feature story | 5 May, 2008 at 2:00

As the seventh annual Carbon Capture & Sequestration conference gets underway in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Greenpeace has launched 'False Hope' - a report critically examining the status and promise of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Quit coal

Image | 9 April, 2008 at 3:00

We need to quit coal to save the climate - this is one of the most important climate messages that Greenpeace has been spreading. On this photo, at dawn the Greenpeace hot air balloon flew over Liddell and Bayswater coal-fired power stations in...

Activists with bicyle rickshaws show Vattenfall

Image | 25 March, 2008 at 2:00

Activists with bicyle rickshaws show Vattenfall (the planed coal power station in Hamburg/Moorburg) the "Red Card".

NZ coal ship blockade

Feature story | 25 March, 2008 at 1:00

Today the Rainbow Warrior blocked a shipment of export coal from leaving the Port of Lyttelton, New Zealand.

The Rainbow Warrior blocks the State Owned

Image | 25 March, 2008 at 1:00

The Rainbow Warrior blocks the State Owned Enterprise Solid Energy's coal ship the Hellenic Sea from leaving the Port of Lyttelton. The 225-metre bulker carries up to 60 thousand tonnes of export coal.

Activists on the side of the coal transport

Image | 25 March, 2008 at 1:00

Activists on the side of the coal transport ship Hellenic Sea.

Actions target Euro coal

Feature story | 19 March, 2008 at 1:00

Europe stands on the verge of a great opportunity. Its fleet of power stations, built thirty years ago is reaching the end of its life. With climate change an undeniable threat, this is a once in a lifetime chance to turn our back on fossil fuels...

Activists plant 2

Image | 19 March, 2008 at 1:00

Activists plant 2,008 trees on the construction site of the new E.ON coal power plant in Maasvlakte, near Rotterdam. Ironically today is the, "national day for planting a tree", sponsored by E.ON.

Activists place a huge rusty steal dinosaur

Image | 19 March, 2008 at 1:00

Activists place a huge rusty steal dinosaur and three tons of coal in front of the headquarters of Vattenfall Europe to protest construction of a new coal power plant.

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