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Outflow Action Marchon Pipe Block

Image | 9 November, 1991 at 12:30

Greenpeace pipe blocking at Albright & Wilson's Marchon plant in Cumbria, NW England.

David McTaggart

Background | 20 November, 2006 at 15:15

Greenpeace finally arrives at Amchitka

Blog entry by brianfit | 30 August, 2007

Kieran Mulvaney, sailing aboard the Esperanza, wrote the following for Undercurrents, the crew blog for our Bering Sea voyage: Thirty-five years, eleven months, and eighteen days later, we finally made it. On September 15, 1971,...

Lyle Thurston 1937 - 2008

Feature story | 31 March, 2008 at 12:36

Lyle Thurston, one of 12 crewmembers on the original Greenpeace campaign, died of pneumonia at the age of 70 in Victoria, BC, Canada, March 26, 2008. "Doc" Thurston - a medical doctor, patron of the arts, and lifetime environmental advocate -...

Jan 08 - Eco History

Background | 4 November, 2008 at 15:29

When the first Greenpeace boat sailed across the Gulf of Alaska in 1971 toward the U.S. nuclear test site in the Aleutian Islands, the crew and their supporters in Canada had no idea that the campaign would launch a global organization. Irving...

Mar 08 - Greening the Titanic

Background | 4 November, 2008 at 15:31

Elle magazine announces that eco-friendly fashions are hip and features Stella McCartney vegan, silk dress sandals at $495, which would work well on a date in the $100,000 Tesla electric sports car. "In this epoch of global warming," declares...

Apr 08 - Peak Everything

Background | 4 November, 2008 at 15:34

History shows that human society can change if some moral force (civil rights, women's rights) challenges convention. However, before we can be optimistic about solving the environmental crisis, we must be realistic. Otherwise, our confidence is...

Jun 08 - The End of Price

Background | 4 November, 2008 at 15:37

In the 1980s, fishermen caught the last wild Beluga sturgeon from the Sea of Azov, source of prized caviar, and wild sturgeon in the Caspian Sea failed to reproduce. The sturgeon catch plunged by 95 percent, and the cost of caviar soared. Such...

Jul 08 - Peak Oil

Background | 4 November, 2008 at 15:38

As the era of cheap liquid fuels draws to an end, everything about modern consumer society will change. Likewise, developing societies pursuing the benefits of globalization will struggle to grow economies in an era of scarce liquid fuels. The...

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