RSS

Last edited 15 November 2006 at 12:21am

If you want to keep up to date with changes to the website, it's easy. With RSS, updates are sent straight to your desktop every time we add something to the site - and you can even choose which kinds of news you'd like to receive (need help?).

You can also receive updates by email - if you subscribe, you'll receive a daily digest in your inbox. We have several different feeds available, so you can chose the ones that interest you. If you want a general news feed about what we're up to, try this one:

 Blog entries RSS Email

 

You can also be notified when we update other sections of the site:

 Multimedia RSS Email
 Press releases RSS Email
 Reports RSS Email
 In the news RSS Email
 Job vacancies RSS Email

 

Or you can subscribe to news about particular campaigns:

 Climate RSS Email
 Forests RSS Email
 Oceans RSS Email
 Peace RSS Email

 

You can also subscribe to everything we publish on the site, including blog entries, press releases, reports, jobs and multimedia across all our campaigns.

 Greenpeace UK RSS Email


(All our feeds are pumped through Feedburner, but if you have problems with their service you can still subscribe to our blog using this feed instead.)


RSS help


So what is RSS?


RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is way you can keep up-to-date with the latest headlines, stories and information from your favourite sites very easily. Instead of having to go to each site to check for updates, RSS allows you to keep tabs on them from one central place - this can be either your internet browser like Firefox, Flock or Safari, or a special newsreader you can install on your computer.

Whichever one you prefer to use, every so often it will check the web feeds of websites you subscribe to and let you know if there's been any updates since it last checked. You'll be able to see at a glance what's new and you won't lose touch with websites you visit less frequently.

How do I get a newsreader?

Very easily, and there are many different versions available. Many of the big online companies have their own reader service, including Google and Yahoo! If you already have any account with them, then you'll be able to use their reader; if not, then it's very easy to sign up.

Some readers, such as Feedreader, are applications that you download to your computer, but many are web-based so you can access them on anywhere - these include Bloglines and Netvibes.

A complete list would be far to big to post here, but here is a list of some of the most popular readers. Find one you like the look of, create an account and away you go.

So how do I get Greenpeace headlines delivered to my reader?

Look at the list of available feeds at the top of this page and decide which feed you would like to receive. Hover your cursor over the relevant link, right click and select 'Copy link location' or 'Copy shortcut'. Then go to your newsreader or browser, create a new subscription and paste in the link. Each reader is different so, if you can't quite figure out how to add your first subscription, check your application's help section.

What else can I subscribe to?

Many of the other websites we use also have RSS feeds. Subscribe to these and you'll be alerted whenever we post new material. These include:

 Flickr - photos from our actions and events

 YouTube - videos and animations

 MySpace - chat, information and friends galore!

 moblog - videos and images from our actions and events

 del.icio.us - interesting news stories and features we've seen around the web

 Twitter - short updates which can be sent to your mobile phone

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