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Southern Ocean

Background | 20 March, 2014 at 17:00

The penguins are calling! Over twenty years ago nations pledged to protect Antarctica and dedicate the continent as a place for peace and science, because millions of people demanded it. But the penguins, whales, fish and even the smallest krill...

Antarctic Treaty

Background | 12 September, 2011 at 17:19

In a ground-breaking deal, governments agree to protect the Antarctic from mining. The Antarctic Treaty, signed in 1959, was intended to preserve the continent for peaceful, scientific purposes, yet in the 1980s a race was underway to mine the...

Tweet for Ocean Sanctuaries

Background | 2 July, 2013 at 10:56

Starting Thursday, July 11, world leaders will be meeting in Germany to decide whether to create the world’s largest ocean sanctuaries in the waters around Antarctica.

Antarctic ice shelf collapses

Feature story | 19 March, 2002 at 0:00

A huge ice shelf in Antarctica has collapsed in the space of only a month. The Larsen B ice shelf was 200m thick and 3250 km².

Antarctica's glaciers are collapsing - Are we ready to pay attention?

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 16 May, 2014 4 comments

The "irreversible collapse" of glaciers in Antarctica is dominating headlines around the world this week. News outlets are breathlessly reporting that the dramatic rise in sea levels that's now on the cards. So what does it mean?

Protecting Antarctica, the heart of the ocean

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | 21 May, 2012

For many people the Antarctic is little more than a far-away frozen region, literally at the edge of the world; with sterile glaciers, icebergs and colonies of not-so ‘Happy Feet’ penguins, buffeted for much of their lives in the...

The Turkish authorities have refused the toxic ship

Feature story | 9 May, 2002 at 0:00

The Turkish authorities have refused the toxic ship "Sea Beirut" entry to the Aliaga scrapyard having been warned of its approach by Greenpeace activists.

Russia says NYET to establishing two of the world’s largest marine sanctuaries in...

Blog entry by John Hocevar | 19 July, 2013

After what we saw in Bremerhaven at this week's CCAMLR meeting, I have to stop and wonder at how hard it is to get the world working together for a real environmental outcome. I arrived here with about a dozen environmental...

How are you celebrating World Penguin Day?

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie - oceans campaigner | 25 April, 2013 5 comments

It’s World Penguin Day today, and a fine excuse to celebrate the majesty and silliness of fine-flippered friends. In that spirit, I thought it would be good to pull together some fun facts about penguins. Some are fun, some are facts...

Sir Anthony Hopkins for the whales

Video | 28 April, 2007 at 14:46

The Japanese government continues whaling in an international whale sanctuary under the guise of 'scientific research.' This year, they aimed to kill almost 1000 whales.

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