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Russian hot air

Feature story | 2 December, 2003 at 0:00

Diplomats from world governments are currently meeting for the latest round of negotiations on controlling climate change. The biggest news so far was a statement seeming to rule out Russia from attempts to control climate change. However it is...

A gift with a meaning for both Bhopal and

Image | 2 December, 2003 at 0:00

A gift with a meaning for both Bhopal and Dow Chemical.

Russian election politicking over Kyoto Protocol nothing more than hot air

Press release | 2 December, 2003 at 0:00

The statement of a Russian economic advisor against the Kyoto Protocol was nothing more than pre-election bluster, ahead of Moscow's Duma election this Sunday, according to WWF and Greenpeace, participating in the Climate Change Conference in Milan.

Kyoto Protocol to protect the climate alive and kicking

Press release | 1 December, 2003 at 0:00

As nations from around the world gather in Milan for the next round of the Kyoto Protocol talks, environmental groups confirmed that the multilateral effort to combat climate change was alive and kicking, despite the efforts of the Bush...

Conservation Groups Call for Moratorium to Protect Seamounts from Deep Seabed Trawling

Press release | 1 December, 2003 at 0:00

At the opening of a major international conference today on deep sea fisheries, major conservation organizations including IUCN-The World Conservation Organization, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the World Wide Fund for Nature...

A Howler monkey found dead

Image | 29 November, 2003 at 1:00

A Howler monkey found dead in a burnt down and deforestated area in the Porto de Moz region. Para state is responsible for 1/3 of the total Amazon deforestation and plays a leading role in both environmental abuse and human rights violation.

The State of the Cryosphere: What the Ice is Telling us

Publication | 28 November, 2003 at 0:00

The cryosphere comprises all the frozen water and soil on the surface of the Earth. The book from Cambridge University Press, "Mass Balance of the Cryosphere", to be published in January 2004, focuses on two key components of this sensitive...

IMO rejects proposal to evict Greenpeace

Image | 28 November, 2003 at 0:00

IMO rejects proposal to evict Greenpeace from the UN body responsible for governance of the oceans.

The Amazon -a gangster's paradise

Press release | 28 November, 2003 at 0:00

While the Brazilian Government begins civilised discussions on the first day of the National Environment Conference in Brasilia, Greenpeace activists brought the stark contrast of the lawlessness in parts of the Amazon to their doorstep this...

US threatens EU over GE labelling laws

Feature story | 27 November, 2003 at 0:00

In a letter to US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick this week, a collected front of 22 US agribusiness lobby groups and organized farm interests called on Washington to "take every possible action" against coming EU rules on labelling and...

The front line of environmental crime

Feature story | 27 November, 2003 at 0:00

While we were battling in the rarefied, elite corridors of power at a UN meeting to maintain a voice for protection rather than exploitation of the oceans, our flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, was at the sharp end of environmental exploitation -...

Emily Craddock

Image | 27 November, 2003 at 0:00

Emily Craddock

Sinks in the CDM: Do not change the 1990 reference year

Publication | 26 November, 2003 at 0:00

The proposal to change the reforestation definition by moving the base year from 1990 to 2000 should clearly be rejected. Canada first tabled this idea and thereby proposes to increase the eligible land area for reforestation activities under the...

Sinks in the CDM: After the climate, will biodiversity go down the drain?!

Publication | 26 November, 2003 at 0:00

Something is going seriously wrong. We are trying to protect the world's ecosystems from climate change. And now, on our first humble steps towards this goal we are about to create a subsidy system for mono-culture plantations - thereby turning...

Checklist for CDM sink negotiators at CoP-9

Publication | 26 November, 2003 at 0:00

"Dear delegate, We would like to draw your attention to our serious concerns regarding the CDM sink negotiations at COP-9. First of all, accounting for sinks and consequently allowing higher fossil fuel emissions does not help to mitigate...

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