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Dear John, we need to talk: Will you commit to Our Oceans’ future?

Blog entry by Phil Kline | May 29, 2014 1 comment

John Kerry, US Secretary of State, has championed environmental protection, ever since the very first Earth Day in 1970. In particular, he has recognised the value of the oceans to us all. He has worked hard for their protection,...

Ocean heroes in a half shell: it’s World Turtle Day!

Blog entry by Willie | May 23, 2014

All rights reserved . Credit: © Greenpeace / Paul Hilton Sea turtles live in the ocean. They don’t loiter around so much as cruise the whole sea, taking in shallow coastal lagoons, stopping by  seamounts ,...

Celebrating island (wild) life

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | May 22, 2014

Today is the  International Day for Biological Diversity . That’s a bit of a mouthful, but put simply it’s a day officially set aside to celebrate the world’s wealth of wildlife. For 2014 the theme is Island Biodiversity. Isolated...

Shipment of whale meat from Iceland arrives in Japan

Blog entry by Junichi Sato, Executive Director, Greenpeace Japan | May 8, 2014

We had a strange visitor to Japan yesterday, the Alma, a refrigerated cargo vessel which has sailed all the way from Iceland carrying 2,000 tons of fin whale meat, valued at over 13 million US dollars. It sailed around the tip of...

Exploring the canned seafood aisle on World Tuna Day

Blog entry by Sarah King, tuna hugger | May 2, 2014

It’s been a year since we released our 2013 Canned Tuna Sustainability Ranking , revealing how well-known Canadian brands are doing when it comes to ensuring their products are ocean-friendly. What better day to share some of the...

Threat to whales fueled by the Canadian government’s tar sands push

Blog entry by Charles Latimer and Mike Hudema | April 29, 2014

This has been a pretty bad week for whales and unless something is done it’s going to get a lot worse. In the Harper government’s relentless pursuit to push tar sands pipelines through to Canada’s east and west coasts, the...

Waddle you do to celebrate World Penguin Day?

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | April 25, 2014 2 comments

All rights reserved . Credit: Greenpeace 'Give us a kiss, it's World Penguin Day!' It’s World Penguin Day today, April 25 th , and I simply can’t imagine a world that didn’t have penguins in it. So in order to...

Tesco backs down and Oriental & Pacific cleans up

Blog entry by Ariana Densham, Greenpeace UK | April 15, 2014

All rights reserved . Credit: Paul Hilton / Greenpeace Olive Ridley turtle in the Pacific Ocean I’m so happy to announce that after we released our 2014 tuna league table , and after all your emails,...

Ten dolphin facts for National Dolphin Day

Blog entry by Willie | April 14, 2014

All rights reserved . Credit: Greenpeace So, today is National Dolphin Day. Of course dolphins seem happy every day – but here are ten special things you might not know about the ocean's biggest grinners:   ...

IPCC warning means it’s time to get serious about protecting our oceans

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie, Oceans campaigner- Greenpeace UK | April 1, 2014

We know climate change is the biggest threat facing our world, which is why it is Greenpeace’s priority campaign. Today’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s highlights the enormous impacts and...

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