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Sadness turns to joy as Turkish coal project halted

Blog entry by Deniz Bayram | 12 November, 2014 5 comments

The community of the western Turkish village of Yirca has experienced a rollercoaster of sadness and elation in recent days, winning an important court battle against a coal project but losing 6,000 valuable olive trees. Just...

This timber must be seized, not sold

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 6 November, 2014 4 comments

Today, in waters outside of a Rotterdam port, activists continued tracking illegally sourced timber arriving from the Brazilian Amazon. They confronted a French flagged ship coming from a sawmill dealing illegal timber destined for...

Learning the tragic lesson of Fukushima: No nuclear restart at Sendai

Blog entry by Jan Vande Putte | 31 October, 2014 22 comments

In March 2011, Japan suffered the worst nuclear catastrophe in a generation, with triple reactor core meltdowns and exploded containment buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The catastrophe was a stern warning...

This 'boom' might save the world - 10 quick facts about renewable energy

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 30 October, 2014 4 comments

As the world's leading climate scientists finalise the latest and most comprehensive report on climate change and ways to tackle it, a key question is: What is new? What has changed since the release of the UN climate panel's last...

European authorities: time to act on illegal timber

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 28 October, 2014 3 comments

Sawmills in the Brazilian Amazon are laundering illegal timber and sending shipments overseas. It's against the law to place illegal timber on the European market, yet the authorities are doing very little about it. Two weeks...

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