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US on Rio Earth Summit oceans rescue plan: “no we won’t!”

Blog entry by Nathalie Rey | 15 June, 2012

Day two of the negotiating sessions for this once in a decade meeting on sustainable development, and we seem to be drifting even further away from in the future we want here at Rio+20 . Progress to agree final outcomes continues to...

Microsoft should read its own reports on powering data centres

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 14 June, 2012

Microsoft has turned up at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil, unveiling a new website featuring a calculator that it says shows how much energy would be saved if more businesses moved their data to the cloud. Now, there’s some...

JBS aims to silence critics instead of ending Amazon destruction

Press release | 14 June, 2012 at 18:38

Amsterdam, June 14, 2012 – Brazilian beef and leather company JBS, caught red handed for its links to Amazon destruction, has launched legal action against Greenpeace Brazil, trying to challenge minor details rather than ending deforestation.

Rainbow Warrior arrives at Rio+20

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 14 June, 2012 2 comments

Like so many in Greenpeace, I love boats. Put me on water and I am happy. So when I heard back in March at one of the preparatory meetings for the Rio Earth Summit taking place in New York that our new Rainbow Warrior was there, I...

It’s time for fewer tuna fishing boats, not empty promises

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 12 June, 2012 1 comment

There is consensus. Too many big tuna fishing boats are chasing declining tuna populations. Environmentalists know this; the tuna industry knows it and governments, scientists and fishermen know that if we want fish tomorrow, we need...

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