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Mexico: Wetland destruction at Los Cabos

Blog entry by Dave | 7 December, 2006 2 comments

© Greenpeace/Alex Hofford Here's one of our activists - chained to heavy machinery - talking to a construction worker at the illegal construction site of the 'Puerto Los Cabos' coastal property development in Baja California Sur,...

Southern Ocean Could Slow Global Warming

Blog entry by Dave | 7 December, 2006

Intriguing report in from the folks at the Biogeochemical Dynamics lab at the University of Arizona. It seems that the Southern Ocean might slow the rate of global warming by absorbing significantly more heat and carbon dioxide than...

I'm an Orca, get me out of here!

Blog entry by Dave | 7 December, 2006 1 comment

Spotted by Lisa - story of angry captive killer whale that kind of misses the obvious: "Some days, killer whales just wake up on the wrong side of the pool. A 2 1/2-ton orca that dragged a trainer underwater during a show at...

Counting on phytoplankton to save us? Bad news.

Blog entry by Andrew | 7 December, 2006

Looks like phytoplankton, things that eat them and things that breathe are likely to suffer from climate change. According to recent NASA research published in the journal Nature, phytoplankton do not fare well when the water heats up...

Green and Happy Christmas...

Blog entry by Dave | 6 December, 2006

Elaine's been driving us all mad (well, at least since I arrived in Amsterdam yesterday) with her Christmas card plans. For me, it's a little early - am I a Scrooge to not really think about Christmas until about December 20th? Anyway,...

Listen and learn, Apple!

Blog entry by Adele | 5 December, 2006 4 comments

I've just got back from the Apple store, minus one PowerBook G4 top case. They threw it away, since apparently it's impossible to recycle them here... weird, since I recycled about 100 beer cans made from exactly the same substance...

Washington Post says: "Blame Iceland"

Blog entry by Andrew | 4 December, 2006 2 comments

Yesterday, the Washington Post came out with a scathing editorial about Iceland , and how it harpooned a UN agreement which would have protected vast areas of sensitive marine habitat from unregulated bottom trawling: A tiny...

The Appeal of the Commons

Blog entry by Dave | 1 December, 2006

I came across an intriguing article today, in the September/October issue of . It's by Peter Barnes , co-founder and president of Working Assets . I couldn't find a copy of it on Adbusters, but I found variations of the articles -...

Art 4 Oceans - Get involved!

Blog entry by Dave | 1 December, 2006 1 comment

Check this out - over the last few months, the Defending our Oceans team have been asking artists from around the world to become Ocean Defenders and show us how they've been influenced by our oceans.         Not involved...

Warmongering? Fight climate change instead!

Blog entry by Dave | 30 November, 2006 2 comments

I've just been reading a fantastic blog by George Monbiot - on the strange things going between the UK government and defence industry. Or maybe they're not strange at all... maybe it's the same old malarkey. "On Friday, the...

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