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Nuclear power: neither as secure, nor carbon-free, as industry hacks would have you...

Blog entry by brianfit | 27 March, 2007 6 comments

Twelve activists, from eight countries, have managed to get inside the security perimiter of a nuclear power plant at Belleville Sur Loire in France and scale the cooling tower. Notable in this video (in French) is the complete lack...

Mapping our losses

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 27 March, 2007

For some time I've been looking for software that will produce maps of the world where the size of territories is distorted by some relevant metric (population, carbon emissions, GDP per head etc). Now I've found the World Mapper ...

Cargill's controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Feature story | 27 March, 2007 at 0:00

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest a huge soya port owned by the giant US company Cargill has just been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA). The orders to close the port came after a seven-year legal battle by the...

Life-sized Blue Whale banner

Blog entry by brianfit | 23 March, 2007 2 comments

Want a glimpse of just how big a Blue Whale is? Check out this "life-sized" Blue Whale banner from The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. This is an extremely cool concept: it's really, really hard to visualize how big these...

Whalers' factory ship arrives in Tokyo

Feature story | 23 March, 2007 at 0:00

The Nisshin Maru arrived in Tokyo Bay today. Its time in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary was cut short by a tragic fire, which claimed the life of one crewmember and threatened the Antarctic environment. Over the course of this past season...

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