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Mike Baillie

Mike is a passionate environmental activist currently living in Johannesburg. He loves riding his bike, is a climber for Greenpeace, and the head of the digital communications. 
  • Infographic: How Eskom is crippling our water

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - October 17, 2012 at 10:15 1 comment

    Coal-fired electricity is a major threat to South Africa’s already stressed water resources – and Eskom’s new mega coal plants are set to make matters even worse.

    Luckily there are reliable alternatives to coal power, ways of generating electricity ... Read more >

  • In Another Life

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - October 7, 2012 at 15:48

    It’s the same faces on every tuna longline fishing boat we see. The young Indonesian men, the Vietnamese eyes under floppy hats, the Filipino guy hunched over a basket of fishing line. They reach out their hands and help us onto their boat. They’r... Read more >

  • Life Loves Living

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - October 3, 2012 at 8:30 1 comment

    You’ll see it best on the darkest nights. When the moon is empty and clouds cover the stars – that’s when the ocean and algae collude. Like the Arctic’s Northern Lights, this is one of those natural phenomena that leave you giddy, wide-eyed in wonder:... Read more >

  • Something to be Saved

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - October 2, 2012 at 10:35

    We’re about 200km off the coast of South Africa, sailing in the high seas of the Indian Ocean. During the night we caught up to a Spanish longliner, one of the many foreign vessels fishing in the region, others coming from places like Taiwan, Japan, a... Read more >

  • Shark Finning isn’t News

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - September 21, 2012 at 15:14 1 comment

    I saw six sharks being cut up for their fins yesterday. And as monstrous as it was, it won’t make headlines, it isn’t News: currently the fins of between 26 million and 73 million sharks are sold a year, that’s up to 8,000 sharks killed an hour. And t... Read more >

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