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  • Lake Baikal one step closer to protection

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 2 July, 2010 at 17:02 7 comments

    After collecting over 125,000 signatures to protect Lake Baikal, a unique UNESCO world heritage site in Russia, representatives from Greenpeace, WWF and Bellona handed in a petition to defend the Lake.

    A pulp and paper mill is threatening the biodive... Read more >

  • Ecological solutions for drought resilient farming

    Blogpost by gtyler - 2 July, 2010 at 13:03

    Image: Dry canal in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, where the failing monsoons of 2009 left farmers struggling with drought and water-demanding crops, including rice and cotton. © Peter Caton / Greenpeace Read more >

    Reyes Tirado, a scientist at the Greenpe...
  • Beware the EU Commission bearing gifts

    Blogpost by gtyler - 1 July, 2010 at 11:58 3 comments

    By Myrto Pispini, Greenpeace Agriculture Campaigner.

    Lately there has been media hype in Brussels regarding a new proposal by the European Commission aiming to solve a deadlock in the authorization of genetically engineered (GE) crops. The deadlock... Read more >

  • Dirty energy soils politics in the Czech Republic

    Blogpost by LisaV - 30 June, 2010 at 18:45 3 comments

    Ben Jasper, Greenpeace climate campaigner in the Czech Republic writes...

    In January, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) brought new optimism to the post UN Climate Summit blues - by stepping into the debate about the Czech Republic’s large... Read more >

  • Building a better NEMO

    Blogpost by Gavin Newman - 30 June, 2010 at 15:54 1 comment

    Gavin Newman is a long time Greenpeace cameraman, photographer, diver and now, remote-controlled submarine driver!

    It all seemed very simple in the beginning. I’d been using remote controlled cameras for years, bolting them on boats, helicopters, k... Read more >

  • Junichi speaks out for whales in Morocco

    Blogpost by LisaV - 25 June, 2010 at 15:53 2 comments

    On Thursday after a full day of discussions, disagreements and minimal deliberation in the plenary session of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Agadir, Morocco, NGOs have been given the opportunity to address the attending del... Read more >

  • Just another fish?

    Blogpost by LisaV - 25 June, 2010 at 14:39 10 comments

    Sara Holden, Greenpeace International whales campaigner, writes...

    I read a very revealing interview yesterday, with Iceland’s chief whaler. Kristjan Loftsson has merrily defied the global moratorium on commercial whaling for decades and now sits ... Read more >

  • Arctic Oil: A Very Crude Idea

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 24 June, 2010 at 16:40 1 comment

    Dave Walsh is currently on board the Esperanza as part of the Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010.

    Even now, as the disastrous situation in the temperate waters of the Gulf of Mexico continues, oil companies are still pushing for opening up the ... Read more >

  • Bayer finally gets the message – we don’t want GE!

    Blogpost by gtyler - 24 June, 2010 at 14:20 4 comments

    It has taken a long time - 8 years to be precise. In 2002 Bayer first applied for approval for Brazilian farmers to be allowed to grow their genetically engineered (GE) rice. The only problem with their plan is that Brazilian rice farmers and producer... Read more >

  • Fail Whales

    Blogpost by LisaV - 24 June, 2010 at 13:50 5 comments

    Karli Thomas, Greenpeace oceans campaigner writes from the IWC meeting in Morocco...

    The town of Sidi R’bat on Morocco’s Atlantic coast is where the biblical Jonah is said to have been vomited up by a whale. Less than 100km from that spot, something ... Read more >

  • The future of whale conservation

    Blogpost by LisaV - 23 June, 2010 at 20:29 1 comment

    John Frizell - Greenpeace International whales campaigner writes from the IWC meeting in Morocco, 

    Greenpeace campaigners at international meetings usually find themselves crammed into chairs at the back trying to listen to the proceedings, read sta... Read more >

  • Isbjørn Ahoy!

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 23 June, 2010 at 17:54

    Greenpeace's Dave Walsh writes from the Esperanza, currently off the coast of Svalbard as part of the Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010.

    Early afternoon, Sunday: the Esperanza is at anchor in Woodfjorden, northern Svalbard. Sharp-eyed Erik was ... Read more >

  • Postcard from the Arctic Ocean: Can you accept this?

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 22 June, 2010 at 19:10 4 comments

    Dave Walsh writes from the Esperanza.

    No, this is not a product placement… it’s a real picture of a real coke can lying on the Arctic Ocean sea bed at a depth of 200m, 25km off the north coast of Svalbard, photographed by the Esperanza’s “drop camera... Read more >

  • One world at sea!

    Blogpost by LisaV - 22 June, 2010 at 19:03 1 comment

    A blog from Sabine, assistant cook onboard the Arctic Sunrise in the Med (click here to read her last post).

    With 28 people on board the Arctic Sunrise, with up to 19 different nationalities at various times during the campaign this has been a re... Read more >

  • Don’t mention the spill!

    Blogpost by gtyler - 22 June, 2010 at 13:41 6 comments

    What do oil and genetically engineered (GE) rice have in common? The ability to get multinationals in a whole lot of trouble, apparently. BP is battling the oil spill in the Gulf and desperately trying to employ some sort of brand damage control that ... Read more >

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