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  • The War of the Words

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 October, 2006 at 19:27


    Just spotted this via P45, a biting multimedia satire of the conservative armchair bloggers that have supported the invasion of Iraq and the search for the mysterious "weapons of mass destruction".

    The War of the Words: The Story of the 101st Fighting ... Read more >

  • Rebuilding coral reefs

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 October, 2006 at 19:16 3 comments

    © Greenpeace / Jack Noble

    ]It's nearly two years since the 2004 tsunami that caused such devastation in the Indian Ocean. After the terrible loss of human life, it's easy to forget the environmental damage, and how it can affect the lives of tsunami survivors who were once dependent on the reefs for food and income. In Phuket, Thailand, divers from around the world are working to restore the ruined coral reefs. And here's how they're doing it. Read more >

    "The technique requires tiny fragments of coral to be grown in netted cages suspended in the sea, protected from grazing fish and strong currents. This improves the coral’s chances of survival. The first crop has been transplanted onto badly damaged reefs at Koh Phai, a small island near the resort of Krabi on the west coast. The divers will now apply the method to other reefs off the islands of Phuket and Phi Phi, w...
  • The End of Cod

    Blogpost by Dave - 20 October, 2006 at 20:38

    Spotted in the British newspaper The Times: Read more >

    A complete ban on cod fishing is the only way to prevent the species from dying out in the North Sea, scientists said last night. The much-trumpeted European rescue plan for cod is failing, the official commi...
  • Are we projecting? Renewable Energy for the EU!

    Blogpost by Dave - 20 October, 2006 at 16:17

    © Greenpeace/P.Rastenberger

    This morning in Finland - some of our Finnish friends projected the message ‘Energy Security = Renewables’ onto the Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland, which was stuffed to the gills with EU leaders having informal an EU summi... Read more >

  • Axis of Ooops

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 19 October, 2006 at 19:52

    Mark Fiore has done a bunch of great E-cards for us over the years. We had nothing to do with this one, but I sure wish we did ;-). If you don't know his website, check it ouf for the lighter side of the daily doom and gloom... Read more >

  • No escape

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 19 October, 2006 at 19:40 2 comments

    The Bush administration has just asserted it's right to militarise space. The new US space policy states

    "The United States is committed to the exploration and use of outer space by all nations for peaceful purposes, and for the benefit of all humanity... Read more >

  • Green Google Goes Solar

    Blogpost by Dave - 19 October, 2006 at 3:38


    Spotted on - Google are in the processing of putting a flippin' enormous solar power system on the roof of their headquarters. There's lots of in depth information in the announcement on of their supplier's website, EI Solutions, but it... Read more >

  • Why marine reserves matter

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 19 October, 2006 at 2:03

    Around twenty years ago off the coast of Inish Mor a basking shark rose up out of the water and terrified an eight year old boy who had been taken fishing by his father. The vast shark with it's enormous mouth was almost the size of the fishing boat, ... Read more >

  • Everybody be cool, this is an action!

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 18 October, 2006 at 20:15


    Greenpeace International proudly presents

    A will Flash for Cash Production

    Written, produced and directed by Richard Hanson

    PULP FISHIN Read more >

  • Sellafield fined: Eight months to notice a leak!

    Blogpost by Dave - 18 October, 2006 at 18:59


    Looks like that old nugget, Sellafield reprocessing plant, is back in the news again, this time for leak that was discovered in April 2005, eight months after it had started: Read more >

    "About 83,000 litres of acid containing 20 tonnes of uranium and 160kg of plu...
  • Iceland permits hunt for endangered whales

    Blogpost by Irene - 18 October, 2006 at 0:39 6 comments

    I am so tired. Not because of the long day or the sort of late hour, but because the Icelandic fisheries ministry issued a permit to hunt 39 whales for commercial purposes. It is. Just. So. Frustrating. Why do they do this? You tell me, there is not ... Read more >

  • The Green Light District of Amsterdam. What?

    Blogpost by Dave - 17 October, 2006 at 23:54 9 comments

    Greenpeace red light district Amsterdam

    © Greenpeace/Lombardi

    Well, with all this talk of "climate porn", some of our activists in Amsterdam have gone one better - they've set up a "Green Light District" in the heart of Amsterdam's Red Light District by replacing the red light bulbs with gre... Read more >

  • 300 million and counting

    Blogpost by Richard - 17 October, 2006 at 20:37

    At 07:46 East Coast Time on the 17th October 2006 in the United States, a momentous event occurred. The 300 millionth American was born. Or as some people in the US have been pointing out, they most likely just walked across the border. The media not ... Read more >

  • This is tuna:

    This is also tuna:

    © Greenpeace/Alex Hofford

    The current webbie on the Esperanza, Richella, has been writing about tuna today. Funny this, as I'd been thinking about tuna myself the last few days (yes, I think about fish a little too much, ... Read more >

  • September: The Month in Pictures

    Blogpost by Dave - 12 October, 2006 at 22:59

    Here's the top photos from Greenpeace photographers during September. Some sobering stuff...

    Above: Read more >

    19 September 2006 - Aerial view of the mud gushing out of a Lapindo Brantas Inc. gas exploration well in Sidoarjo, East Java. The situation is slipping b...

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