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A simple gesture to help protect the Arctic

Blog entry by Virginia Rabal | 2 May, 2015

OK so this week we've been talking about the OSPAR Convention , and the delegates who have the power to secure a Marine Protected Area in 10% of the future Arctic Sanctuary. All this is very interesting, but what can I do to let OSPAR...

The Rainbow Warrior heads to Vanuatu

Blog entry by Matisse Walkden-Brown | 30 April, 2015 2 comments

Since Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu and the Pacific in March, 75,000 people have been left in dire need of emergency shelter and other goods to restore their lives and homes. There are ongoing tireless efforts from many different...

How Shell's latest bid to get young people hooked on fossil fuels seriously backfired

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei | 29 April, 2015 1 comment

Shell knows it's losing the fight against Arctic drilling, and here's why. A few weeks ago, we got an email from an outraged filmmaker saying that he'd been invited to enter a viral video competition sponsored by Shell . The...

The best OSPAR movies in history

Blog entry by Sara del Río | 29 April, 2015

But... what does OSPAR, the Convention for the Protection of the marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic have to do with movies? During its 23 years of existence, OSPAR and its delegates have played a key role taking bold...

And the OSPAR goes to… the Arctic!

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | 27 April, 2015 1 comment

Yes, that is not a typo. The OSPAR Award. A long awaited Award that the Arctic well deserves. But, what is an OSPAR? The OSPAR Convention is an international agreement of 15 European countries (Arctic and non Arctic states)...

The giants who had no hearts in their bodies

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 27 April, 2015

How some of palm oil's biggest players are actively working against reform. Fairy tales, like the Norwegian story The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body are meant to teach us that no good comes of greed, and that redemption is...

Chernobyl, 29 years on: a race against time

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | 26 April, 2015 7 comments

Today, 26 April 2015, marks the 29th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in world history – the Chernobyl catastrophe. And unfortunately, preventing further major releases of radioactivity into the environment seems to be a race...

Renewable energy for all: How an Indian village was electrified

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 25 April, 2015

Let's accept it. Climate change is a reality and current and future generations are up against the greatest challenge that humanity has ever faced. Yet some people believe that there is a trade-off between combating climate change and...

From Bangladesh to the world: Who made my clothes?

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | 24 April, 2015 1 comment

Two years ago today, one of the worst industrial incidents took place in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Over 1,000 people died and over 2,500 injured when Rana Plaza, a clothing factory supplying global fashion brands, collapsed. ...

How do systems get unstuck?

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 23 April, 2015 5 comments

Human enterprise appears stuck, like an addict, in habitual behaviour. We have plenty of data alerting us to global heating, declining species, disappearing forests, and rising toxins in our ecosystems. Yet, after decades of efforts to...

A huge day for my home land

Blog entry by Tereapii | 23 April, 2015

Tomorrow is a huge day for my country, the Cook Islands, where people are coming together to stop a type of fishing that catches way too many tuna. Purse seine fishing uses massive nets which catch everything in their path. They're...

Celebrating ecologically farmed food in Nairobi

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | 22 April, 2015

On 25 April we will celebrate ecologically farmed food in all its splendour by hosting a fun food fair in the heart of Nairobi at Central Park. We will have an authentic  Kenyan Cook-off contest , where the budding chefs will be...

The grass is always greener on the other side (as long your neighbor doesn’t use Roundup)

Blog entry by Patrizia Cuonzo | 22 April, 2015 2 comments

Today is Earth Day, and approximately one month since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer, probably causes cancer . In the Netherlands, where I live,...

Risky Business: Don't put your money in unsustainable fishing

Blog entry by Nina Thuellen | 17 April, 2015 1 comment

When we trust a bank with our savings and investments, we assume the bank will do only "good" with our hard-earned cash. Yet throughout Europe, and the world, major banks have ploughed massive amounts of money into unsustainable...

Convention on Supplementary Compensation on Nuclear Safety does not protect you

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | 15 April, 2015 9 comments

The Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC) is an international nuclear liability regime governed by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The convention, signed in 1997, but so far not in force for lack of interest,...

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