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Amnesty for the Arctic 30

Feature story | December 18, 2013 at 11:20

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."

Can deforestation affect global weather patterns?

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter | December 17, 2013

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 ...

New wave of industrial palm oil in Africa threatens primates

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | December 13, 2013

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...

You did it! Palm oil giant commits to No Deforestation!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | December 9, 2013

‘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...

Stand firm, Mr. President

Feature story | December 5, 2013 at 10:30

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.

Eskom up to win Worst Corporation of 2013

Blog entry by Melita Steele | November 26, 2013

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. Cast your vote for the worst...

Eskom is in trouble -- again.

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlangga | November 22, 2013

As Eskom lifts its emergency notice, one can't help having flash backs to 2008 when rolling blackouts almost crippled the economy. This time, the lifting of the notice has happened sooner than expected -- but not before it's...

Thank you, Arctic 30

Blog entry by Masse LÔ | November 20, 2013

This message comes from Africa, the continent of considerable economic progress and some of the top emerging economies. The continent that is also highly vulnerable to climate change, despite being home to some of the most beautiful...

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