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Counting Down – 33 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

The Future is Solar Monday, 29 September 2014 Great news regarding solar energy from the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA issued two reports earlier today which state that the sun could be the world’s...

Counting Down – 35 & 34 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

Weekend of Preparations Saturday, 27 September 2014 & Sunday, 28 September 2014 Weekends provide me with an opportunity to dedicate quality time to training and preparations for the Last Desert Race in Antarctica. However,...

Counting Down – 36 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

Partnering with GNC Friday, 26 September 2014 Aside from training, nutrition is probably the most important influence on sports performance, especially endurance sport. I am therefore very grateful that GNC , one of the...

Counting Down – 37 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

The Beauty of Antarctica Thursday, 25 September 2014 The Last Desert Race in Antarctica is now only 37 days away. My preparations – training, equipment, running gear, etc. – are on track and I’m looking forward to this once in...

Counting Down – 38 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 30, 2014

Why Nuclear? Wednesday, 24 September 2014 The Minister of Energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, announced earlier this week that she signed a partnership agreement with Russia’s state-owned nuclear company, Rosatom, in support of a...

Is FAO opening a window for ecological farming?

Blog entry by Monique Mikhail | September 25, 2014

It was an exciting moment for me and a small team of Greenpeace food campaigners to take part in the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Agroecology Symposium in Rome last week. It was the first FAO event on agroecology in...

Counting Down – 39 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 25, 2014

Making new training friends…Iceberg 1 & Iceberg 2 Tuesday, 23 September 2014 With time running out to train and prepare for the Last Desert Race, and with so many things still to be finalized before my departure for Antarctica,...

Counting Down – 40 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 25, 2014

People’s Climate March…a march for global climate action Monday, 22 September 2014 An estimated 400 000 people participated in the People’s Climate March on 21 September 2014 through the streets of New York. At the same time,...

Counting Down – 41 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 25, 2014

My Cape Town Marathon Experience… Sunday, 21 September 2014 The organisers of the Cape Town Marathon would like to establish the race as one of the top city marathons in the world. Cape Town is one of the most beautiful...

Counting Down – 42 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 25, 2014

Media Coverage of Antarctica, Last Desert Race, Climate Change… Saturday, 20 September 2014 I had the opportunity over the past few days to participate in various media interviews in Cape Town about my upcoming running adventure...

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