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  • Finland wins the Golden Chainsaw Award

    Blogpost by Dave - 12 October, 2006 at 22:23

    This one slipped by me, despite my having been at last year's Forest Rescue Station in Finland. Finland, you see, has managed to win the Golden Chainsaw Award, which we reserve for the worst forest crime offenders.

    Between the the 1950s and 1970s, birc... Read more >

  • Nuke Pub Quiz - Nuclear Weapons in Europe

    Blogpost by Dave - 12 October, 2006 at 21:58 1 comment


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    Help get US Nuclear Weapons out of Europe » Read more >

  • Green my Apple: Audience as Campaigner

    Blogpost by brianfit - 12 October, 2006 at 21:29

    This bit of feedback from one of my personal heroes, Kathy Sierra, made my day:

    Greenpeace takes a novel, inspiring approach to a campaign to make Apple 'green'. Rather than attacking the company, it encourages Apple fans to get involved creatively as ... Read more >

  • An inconvenient truth

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 12 October, 2006 at 21:12

    Al Gore's film 'An Inconvenient Truth' opens in Holland today. You'd think that with the world approaching a literal melt down you wouldn't need a movie to get people's attention. But there's the rub - these days there are so many things to be worried... Read more >

  • Humanity has started eating the planet

    Blogpost by Dave - 12 October, 2006 at 3:55

    There was a fairly stiff article in today's Independent (UK):

    "Today is a bleak day for the environment, the day of the year when mankind over-exploits the world's resources - the day when we start living beyond our ecological means."

    That's it, folks t... Read more >

  • Fair winds, Bruce Abraham

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 10 October, 2006 at 17:58 5 comments

    Pete Willcox, first skipper of the Rainbow Warrior, wrote this homage to activist Bruce Abraham:

    Bruce Abraham died yesterday. I do not know the details.

    I met Bruce in 1983 in Seattle, when we were there getting ready for that summer in Alaska. H... Read more >

  • Music Coming from the Nature! They can change the world!

    Blogpost by Adele - 10 October, 2006 at 17:39

    Defending our Oceans stickersBy Xiao Wei, vocalist and guitarist from Chinese band 'Catcher in the Rye'

    I was born in Beijing, a big noisy city without forests and faraway from the oceans. I have a Rn'R band named "the Catcher in the Rye". Now we are volunteers of GREENPEACE. This... Read more >

  • Adele

    Blogpost by Adele - 10 October, 2006 at 1:06 3 comments
    AdeleI'm originally Australian (watch out for the flies Nick!), but have lived in Amsterdam where I worked as a webbie for Greenpeace International. This involved a particularly interesting trip to Korea working out of a "love hotel" and trying to wean th... Read more >
  • Ocean Defenders: Rockin' in China

    Blogpost by Adele - 10 October, 2006 at 0:38 4 comments
    Chinese band Catcher in the RyeA random Ocean Defender moment... while the Esperanza (affectionately referred to from now on as just The Espy) is out battling pirates, Chinese band 'Catcher in the Rye' are Defending our Oceans armed with nothing but an electric guitar. The band p... Read more >
  • "Global Fishing Fleet Consumes More Oil Annually Than Most Nations"

    Blogpost by Andrew - 9 October, 2006 at 23:22

    Purse seiners tuna fishing in the Mediterranean.That's the headline from a SeaWeb article. No wonder the fishing industry is called, "the most energy-intensive food production method in the world today."

    According to the study the world's fishing fleets burned 50 billion litres of fuel in just one ... Read more >

  • Chernobyl: Example - What We Made

    Blogpost by Dave - 9 October, 2006 at 22:46 26 comments

    Watch the music video - then see the documentary!

    Talk about edgy! London rapper Example's new video is shot in the radioactively contaminated post-nuclear zone at Chernobyl. While he there, Example also filmed an 18-minute documentary in the post-apoc... Read more >

  • Greenpeace at the Mirno More

    Blogpost by Dave - 9 October, 2006 at 22:24


    © Greenpeace/Ingrid Frankhauser

    Just been looking at photographs from the Mirno More peace fleet trip on the Greenpeace Austria website, with lots of happy faces on board a Greenpeace yacht in the Adriatic.

    Mirno More means "peaceful ocean" in Croatian,... Read more >

  • Martin

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 9 October, 2006 at 18:19


    Developer, marketeer, salesman, consultant, copywriter, communications specialist and now project manager. I've done a lot of things in my time - some of them well. The carefully posed photograph doubtless gives me away as what I am - the lurking corp... Read more >

  • Korean nuclear weapons test: Now What?

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 9 October, 2006 at 15:27

    baneberrytest.jpgRémi Parmentier, longtime Greenpeace activist and once branded as a "nasty little agitator" writes today in his blog:

    When I read that the North Korean authorities claim that their underground nuclear test has not "resulted in any leak of radiation",... Read more >

  • REACH for chemical-free fashion

    Blogpost by Dave - 8 October, 2006 at 19:20


    © Greenpeace / Philip Reynaers

    Not a typical Greenpeace photo, eh? Where's the hairy chap in orange overalls? Sorry, but this is a model wearing Spanish fashions made without the harmful chemicals commonly used in the textiles we wear every day. The ph... Read more >

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