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  • Is it possible to go plastic-free?

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - June 12, 2013 at 13:54

    We have heard it over and over – our dependence on plastic as human beings is destroying the environment faster than we can ask for a plastic bag at your favourite retailer.

    A floating island the size of Texas can be found in the Pacific Ocean; an ac... Read more >

  • Delight to Disappointment as Herakles Farms’ suspension order lifted

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa - June 6, 2013 at 13:10

    There was dancing in the streets of Mundemba and Fabe when the news came two weeks ago that the Cameroonian government had suspended Herakles Farms’ forest clearing operations.

    Communities in this region of South West Cameroon, who had feared that th... Read more >

  • Oceans do not separate us, they connect us together.

    They are beautiful, ruthless, and expansive; they have abundant life within them that we respect and revere but, sadly, they are also being overexploited by industrial fishing fleets, devastated ... Read more >

  • Yesterday Google announced they are investing $12million (about R103 million) in a solar project in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

    In their blog about the investment, Google said South Africa was an obvious place for renewable energy investments. W... Read more >

  • Yesterday Google announced they are investing $12million (about R103 million) in a solar project in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

    In their blog about the investment, Google said South Africa was an obvious place for renewable energy investments. W... Read more >

  • What turns you on?

    Blogpost by Ruth Mhlanga - May 29, 2013 at 8:00

    Turning on the lights is an action that we hardly ever think about. We flick a switch and the lights come on, we press a button and the TV snaps on. Do we stop to think about where the power comes from? Often it doesn’t occur to any of us until it’s n... Read more >

  • Herakles Cameroon palm oil project starts to run off the rails

    Blogpost by Laila Williams - May 22, 2013 at 15:11

    Misrepresentations of Herakles Palm Oil project

    Bruce Wrobel, the chief executive of Herakles Farms, claims his company’s efforts to flatten a chunk of Cameroon’s dense rainforest to develop a palm oil plantation are borne of a desire to address a "dire humanitarian need".

    Yet this week Hera... Read more >

  • Creating a debate on sustainable tuna fishing is the first step towards change

    Blogpost by Oliver Knowles, Greenpeace International - May 22, 2013 at 11:24

    Our second ship tour of the Indian Ocean as part of the campaign for sustainable tuna fisheries ended last week. Combined with last year's tour, Greenpeace has been patrolling the region for illegal and unsustainable fishing practices for five out... Read more >

  • Danzer feels the bite as the FSC show its teeth

    Blogpost by Danielle van Oijen - May 22, 2013 at 10:20

    Conflict Timber Action in Caen Port

    To the layperson the world of forest certification is often a technical one that does not seem to operate at what could be called a breakneck pace. However, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has this week reached a landmark decision that fits... Read more >

  • Knowledge is key to biodiversity, not technology

    Blogpost by Iza Kruszewska - May 15, 2013 at 13:54

    A farmer in Cameroon

    Agribusiness and commodity traders are thin on the ground at this week’s FAO conference in Rome on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition. Despite its title, this event is of little interest to Big Food. After all, this conference is about feed... Read more >

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