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Tug of war dominates Panama whaling summit

Blog entry by John Frizell | 6 July, 2012

Seen from the observer seats in this huge echoing hall, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting in Panama was like a tug of war in slow motion as the voting blocs surged back and forth. The struggle was for the...

IWC summit delivers promise for increased whaling, too little for whale conservation

Press release | 6 July, 2012 at 23:30

Panama, July 6, 2012 – As the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) closes in Panama City, Greenpeace International whales campaign coordinator John Frizell delivered the following statement:

Japanese citizens take their nuclear fight to court

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 6 July, 2012 4 comments

With the first nuclear reactor to be restarted in Japan after the 2011 Fukushima disaster to begin producing electricity soon, it’s clear the country’s government has decided to step back into the dangerous past rather than race into a...

The Arctic matters to us all

Blog entry by Xiaoning Shen | 6 July, 2012 1 comment

It took 30 hours of flights and another 30 hours on the Arctic Sunrise to get here. That is a lot of travelling – but there is a story unfolding up here, on top of the world, so important that I had to go and witness it in person.

Herakles Farms and how a US agri-corporation sparked anger in Africa

Blog entry by Filip Verbelen | 6 July, 2012 3 comments

Palm oil is the world’s cheapest edible oil and a key ingredient in some biofuels. Global demand is booming and agri-corporations are grabbing large swathes of land to expand palm oil production in a new frontier: Africa. One of...

The emerging power of Japan’s ‘Hydrangea’ revolution

Feature story | 6 July, 2012 at 8:34

Like the flower it has been named after, a budding civil movement is emerging and taking root in Japan to protest against the government’s decision to restart the Ohi nuclear plant.

Ends of the Earth

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 July, 2012 8 comments

Corporations look to plunder Earth’s polar resources The World’s multinational corporations face an unrelenting problem. Resource extraction has met Earth’s limits. The great fortunes of history were made by plundering resources,...

Africa's largest wind farm

Slideshow | 5 July, 2012

Opposition rising to fading whaling industry

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | 4 July, 2012 10 comments

Whale conservation has lost out to the fading, but still defiant pro-whaling forces, at this year’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting.   The meeting in Panama City had initially offered the world hope that the...

Bearing witness to Russia’s forgotten disaster

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 4 July, 2012 4 comments

Like a tap that’s been left running, ongoing oil spills on land in Russia have polluted rivers, the sea and countryside , imposing extreme hardship on the everyday life of the inhabitants of the Komi Republic. Once an area where...

Humpback Whales in Alaska

Image | 4 July, 2012 at 9:52

Humpback whales feed amongst a colony of seabirds, seen from on board the Esperanza in the Unimak pass, Alaska. The Alaskan Arctic Expedition highlights the need to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources...

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