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  • Something fishy about your tuna?

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - January 18, 2011 at 15:05

    Making tuna sustainable

    Following recent tests into the contents of tuna tins, Greenpeace UK has just launched a new tinned tuna sustainability ranking to encourage major retailers to provide tuna that is as possible.

    Pole and Line Fishermen Catch Tuna

    Fishermen use pole and line fishing method to catch skipjack tuna. Pole and line fishing is a selective and therefore more sustainable way to catch tuna as only fish of a certain size are caught, leaving juveniles to grow to spawning age and replenish the stock in the future. Small bait fish are thrown over the side of the boat to lure the tuna to the water surface. The fishermen use the acceleration of the fish as they race to get their prey, hook them and fling them onto the ship's flat deck.

    W... Read more >

  • What are the Greenpeace ships doing?

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - January 14, 2011 at 12:09

    Rainbow Warrior Arrives in Manila

    The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior arrives in Manila for the last leg of its "Turn the tide" tour in Southeast Asia. Greenpeace is calling on President Benigno Simeon Aquino to commit to shift to 50% renewable energy by 2020 in the country. Greenpeace Southeast Asia is also celebrating its 10th year in the region with the arrival of the ship.

    The Rainbow Warrior

    Right now the Rainbow Warrior is on a tour to defend the Pacific Ocean. The ocean currently provides 60% of the world's tuna supplies, and supports tens of millions of people with both food and jobs. Yet d... Read more >

  • Nuclear Power – Why Not?

    Blogpost by Dr. Rianne Teule - January 13, 2011 at 10:47

    The most common question asked when I’m at a party and someone finds out I work for Greenpeace is: “What about nuclear energy?”

    Most people don’t want to know about blocking whaling ships in an inflatable, or whether I recently climbed a smokestack o... Read more >

  • Clean Energy is Crucial!

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - January 12, 2011 at 15:45

    In the opinion piece "Mania for renewable energy has soon to come up against reality", Phillip Lloyd says renewable energy is not only a pipe dream, but that it is unnecessary. He could not be more wrong

    Prof Lloyd qualifies reductions of our carbon ... Read more >

  • Are Our Lifestyles Really Worth All This?

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - January 10, 2011 at 12:11

    A while back I watched a documentary-type film called Oceans. The whole film was spectacular, but for me one piece was particularly striking.

    Shot underwater, looking up towards the surface, we slowly panned over what looked like a bright red satin s... Read more >

  • Coping with My Carbon Emissions

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - January 5, 2011 at 13:08

    For the December holidays my girlfriend and I decided to hire a car to get around. Over the course of the two weeks we drove 984 km, visiting the winelands, and spending a lot ...

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  • Our Happy (Sp)ending

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - January 4, 2011 at 11:11 1 comment

    Throughout history different civilisations have used different stories to make sense of their place in the world. During medieval times it was the great chain of being: God at the top, below him the king, humans, animals, and so on. The great chain... Read more >

  • Free "print & play" game: Big Oil Vs Greenpeace

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - December 17, 2010 at 10:56 2 comments

    It may not be the most festive of themes, but at least our holiday gift to you this year is not a tie or socks.

    It's a free print & play board game called Deepsea Desperation. It's all about Greenpeace against Big Oil, with one player struggling t... Read more >

  • Shell Shocked

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - December 15, 2010 at 13:33 2 comments

    I think it's outrageous that Shell sponsors part of the environment section on the National Geographic website.

    What makes the situation even worse is that right beneath one of Shell's adverts on the page is National Geographic's slogan: Inspiring po... Read more >

  • Weigh-Less for Carbon Addicts

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - December 6, 2010 at 14:20

    If you are fat, most people would say you should probably go on diet. Cut down on what’s causing your love handles and that bloated beer belly. The same thinking, it seems, applies to climate change: having gorged ourselves on the bad stuff — fossil... Read more >

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