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Apple reveals new progress in path to 100% renewable energy

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 22 March, 2013 5 comments

There’s more good news to report from the clean energy revolution that’s spreading like wildfire among the biggest technology companies in the world: Apple released an  environmental report  today showing that it has made real progress...

Cancer Villages, Zhejiang Province

Slideshow | 22 March, 2013

World Water Day: 10 facts you ought to know

Blog entry by Tianjie Ma | 22 March, 2013 3 comments

We live on a wet planet, and without that water we would not be able to survive. But in places like China where I live, industries such as textile facilities are pumping a nasty cocktail of toxic chemicals into our water – you only...

The global tuna industry is increasingly an industry divided

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | 21 March, 2013

The recent news from Australia that Aldi, the last of the major companies in that market holding out against introducing sustainable tuna, has now decided to join the growing band of progressive companies delivering sustainable tuna to...

Every day is forest day at Greenpeace

Blog entry by Paulo Adario, UN Forests Hero, Campaigner | 21 March, 2013 4 comments

Today I will celebrate. And my friends and colleagues in the Greenpeace Forest campaign will too. But this is nothing different for us. We do this every day. But maybe, just maybe, the focus that a day like today brings may help our...

China’s wind power production increased more than coal power did for first time ever

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 21 March, 2013

Originally posted by  Think Progress  Amid all the news about coal and pollution problems in China you might have missed this one: According to  new statistics  from the China Electricity Council, China’s wind power production...

International Day of Forests

Slideshow | 21 March, 2013

Coming together to stop nuclear weapons

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 20 March, 2013

Earlier this month, more then 130 governments, UN agencies and the global Red Cross Movement met in Oslo at the invitation of the Norwegian government, to discuss the humanitarian, environmental and developmental consequences of...

The word is out: Shell 'screwed up' in 2012

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 15 March, 2013 5 comments

No truer words were said than US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar when he bluntly pointed out on Thursday that Shell "screwed up in 2012" during its chaotic attempt to drill for Arctic oil. In a damning assessment of Shell's...

UN report: human progress may be reversed by climate change

Blog entry by Susan Cavanagh | 15 March, 2013 6 comments

When it comes to political action on climate change, it’s the richest nations in the North that demand developing nations also act, which seems fair at first glance. But it’s the rich nations of the North that reaped the benefits of...

Nuclear talk is cheap, nuclear power is not

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 15 March, 2013 12 comments

When it comes to keeping promises, the nuclear industry and its supporters are very good at talking the talk but very bad at walking the walk. The industry’s excited talk about a nuclear “renaissance” where a thousand new nuclear...

Flag for the future Arctic competition winner chosen by Vivienne Westwood

Press release | 15 March, 2013 at 9:00

London, 15 March 2013 — Dame Vivienne Westwood, the world renowned fashion designer, has selected the winning flag design that will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole next month, closing the global competition run by the World Association...

Meet the judges and see the winning design

Feature story | 15 March, 2013 at 8:00

We're excited to announce the winner of our youth flag design competition, run in collaboration with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The winning flag design will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole next month!

Showing its teeth, CITES finally protects sharks

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 14 March, 2013 4 comments

Today was a day to celebrate as CITES , the convention regulating the international trade of wild plants and animals, finally restricted the trade in key shark species and took steps to curb illegal logging . Although you often...

Overfishing has no place in any of our oceans

Blog entry by Ahmed Diamé | 14 March, 2013 4 comments

Today, fishing communities in the Netherlands and West Africa had their eyes set on Australia and the Abel Tasman “monster boat” – a ship more than twice the size of any fishing vessel to have ever fished in Australian waters. ...

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