Making Waves

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  • Just how do you get Internet at 82 degrees North?

    Blogpost by Juliette - 1 July, 2009 at 16:59

    ... or how we traveled back in time to dial-up connections and email without attachments.

    Warning: This is an entry that might interest more the geeks among you than the general public.

    The Arctic Sunrise is on top of the world right now, at 82 degr... Read more >

  • Lisa

    Blogpost by Lisa - 30 June, 2009 at 20:39 6 comments

    Me in my gardenI am a British trouble maker, originally from Bermuda, and I have been involved with Greenpeace since 2004. I started off as a cyberactivist and won a competition to volunteer for Greenpeace in China. I then did a few stints as a web editor on board o... Read more >

  • Scaling Mount Difficulty - IWC ends early

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 26 June, 2009 at 15:46 1 comment

    Guest blog by Sara Holden, our International whales campaign coordinator


    If you google “ Mount Difficulty” the first twenty-five pages do not link to information about the evocatively named central New Zealand mountain – they all go straight to adverts... Read more >

  • HP = "Hazardous Promises"

    Blogpost by brianfit - 25 June, 2009 at 20:00

    In 2007, HP promised to phase out using brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics in their products (except for servers and printers) by the end of 2009.

    But earlier this year they said they would keep using these toxic c... Read more >

  • Nukes are a dangerous waste of time and money

    Blogpost by eoin - 24 June, 2009 at 15:12

    How this works:

    The accumulating costs above are based on the EUR 1.7 billion overrun announced by Areva/TVO plus an extra EUR 1.2 billion which will be needed to purchase electricity that has not been produced by Olkiluoto-3 since its projected start.... Read more >

  • IWC 2009 - whale conservation bloc not playing its hand

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 23 June, 2009 at 15:44 7 comments

    Guest blog from Sara Holden, our International whales campaign coordinator

    Just a few minutes before the opening of the 61st International Whaling Commission meeting, a large rat was seen scuttling through the hotel and out the door. As metaphors go, i... Read more >

  • A black eye for Emma and a step forward for bluefin tuna

    Blogpost by brianfit - 23 June, 2009 at 13:09 1 comment

    John Hocevar writes from the Rainbow Warrior:

    Today things got ugly.

    We are in Valletta Harbor in Malta. We learned that there were two vessels here owned by Fuentes, the tuna tycoon who controls over half the bluefin catch in the Mediterranean. We de... Read more >

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    A cheeky reposting of Christian's blog on our UK website:

    Around midnight three of my colleagues eased themselves off one of the Greenpeace inflatable speedboats and into the cold water of the river Medway in Kent.

    It's di... Read more >

  • Wearing the Spirit

    Blogpost by brianfit - 20 June, 2009 at 16:06

    A friend in Aomori, Japan, writes:

    Photo:Greenpeace/Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

    May I present the legendary Greenpeace T-Shirt collector, a writer with Greenpeace International - Steve Erwood.

    When Greenpeace’s Aomori Communications Centre in Japan put out a c... Read more >

  • Take care of our tuna

    Blogpost by brianfit - 19 June, 2009 at 4:24

    John Hocevar writes from the Rainbow Warrior: Read more >

    "Take care of our tuna, because they are going to exterminate them." – Maltese fisherman talking about the big boats using purse seine nets and drift nets, which he said were responsible for the fact that ...
  • Sigourney Weaver gives UN the bottom line

    Blogpost by laurak - 18 June, 2009 at 17:02

    Yesterday in New York, actress Sigourney Weaver presented some hard facts about the practice of bottom trawling during the UN Consultative Process on the Law of the Sea (ICP). Namely - it is killing deep sea ecological systems and they may never recov... Read more >

  • EPR: Enfant Terrible of the French Nuclear Industry

    Blogpost by eoin - 17 June, 2009 at 19:23 2 comments

    The French nuclear industry’s flagship European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) has become an example of all that can go spectacularly wrong with new reactors in both construction and economic terms. Rather than becoming the poster child of the nuclear rena... Read more >

  • So long Susan

    Blogpost by laurak - 17 June, 2009 at 18:01

    The final installment of a trilogy is out today. The last of the three Reasons to Believe films narrated by the charming and talented Ms Susan Sarandon has been released - 'Reasons to Believe: Servers'. These films give us three out of an endless list... Read more >

  • Hell still not frozen over

    Blogpost by Adele - 13 June, 2009 at 16:03 2 comments

    Pics2.jpgThis week, Shell paid $15.5m to the Ogoni people in Nigeria, an out of court settlement after a 13 year struggle. I read that Shell's lawyers apparently once said that Shell would only settle when "hell freezes over" and they were "skating on it" - (... Read more >

  • Wake up call in Bonn

    Blogpost by Jess - 12 June, 2009 at 18:28

    An update on UN Climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany brought to you by our very own Cindy Baxter who has been at the negotiations since the start.

    Coming to the end of a hard two weeks here at the climate talks in Bonn, we were greeted yesterday by a... Read more >

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