Early yesterday (18 December) the Russian government agreed to amend an amnesty bill to include the Arctic 30, and later it was officially adopted by their parliament. This means legal proceedings against them will be halted and they should be home soon.
Of course, while we’re incredibly relieved, the reality is that the Arctic is still under threat. No amnesty was granted for the pristine Arctic environment where oil drilling is still set to go ahead.
Gazprom is one of the oil companies rushing to drill for oil – it’s also the owner of the oil rig at the heart of the Arctic 30 story. This month Gazprom is in the running to win an award for the world’s worst corporation in 2013.
If you haven’t voted in those awards yet, please get voting now.
The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: "There is no amnesty for the Arctic."
Forests, like other ecosystems, provide ‘ecosystem services’. These are services people need (such as pollination and flood control) and use, but often don’t realise we depend on. They provide us with essential services like the ...
Rumours that the Cameroonian government was on the verge of signing a land lease agreement with Herakles Farms have been swirling for over a year. In November these fears were realised as the government announced that the land lease...
Thank you to each and every one of you for partnering with us this year! It is through working together that we can continue to tackle the challenges facing our environment and strengthen the voice of the community of committed people who share...
‘Effective immediately, Wilmar will not engage in development of HCS, HCV, or peat, nor knowingly source from suppliers engaged in development of HCS, HCV, or peat.’
Wilmar International - the world's biggest palm oil company - has...
The courageous steps taken by the Senegalese President to save his country’s fisheries, livelihoods of local communities, and to ensure food security of the population, need to be strengthened and supported.
Today the eight finalists for the international Public Eye Awards will be announced, and our national utility Eskom is one of them: shortlisted to win the award for this year’s worst corporation.
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