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  • Plastic plastic everywhere

    Blogpost by Andrew - 8 December, 2006 at 10:58

    A seahorse tries to camouflage inside a big plastic bag. © Danny Ocampo

    I caught this on the BBC last night:

    Microscopic particles of plastic could be poisoning the oceans, according to a British team of researchers.

    They report that small plastic ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace admits guilt

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 8 December, 2006 at 10:50

    I had a nice big cup of laughing outloud this morning when Elaine at the desk next to me stumbled on this and read out the headline. UH-OH sez I to myself I sez, what faux pas have we actually committed and admitted to or not committed and admitted t... Read more >

  • Mexico: Wetland destruction at Los Cabos

    Blogpost by Dave - 7 December, 2006 at 21:07 2 comments

    © Greenpeace/Alex Hofford

    © 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, Mexico. The constructi... Read more >

  • Southern Ocean Could Slow Global Warming

    Blogpost by Dave - 7 December, 2006 at 20:55

    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 previously thought.... Read more >

  • I'm an Orca, get me out of here!

    Blogpost by Dave - 7 December, 2006 at 20:21 1 comment

    Spotted by Lisa - story of angry captive killer whale that kind of misses the obvious: Read more >

    "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 SeaWorld may have been put...
  • Counting on phytoplankton to save us? Bad news.

    Blogpost by Andrew - 7 December, 2006 at 11:47

    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 even a few degr... Read more >

  • Green and Happy Christmas...

    Blogpost by Dave - 6 December, 2006 at 19:14

    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, enjoy, and spre... Read more >

  • Listen and learn, Apple!

    Blogpost by Adele - 5 December, 2006 at 16:18 4 comments

    I wish my mac came in greenI'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 last week (and no,... Read more >

  • Washington Post says: "Blame Iceland"

    Blogpost by Andrew - 4 December, 2006 at 14:50 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: Read more >

    A tiny country that still hunts wha...
  • The Appeal of the Commons

    Blogpost by Dave - 1 December, 2006 at 19:30

    I came across an intriguing article today, in the September/October issue of 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 - see the links below. I ... Read more >

  • Art 4 Oceans - Get involved!

    Blogpost by Dave - 1 December, 2006 at 19:15 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 yet? Now's yer chance. Go on, ... Read more >

  • Warmongering? Fight climate change instead!

    Blogpost by Dave - 30 November, 2006 at 22:11 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. Read more >

    "On Friday, the National Audit Office publi...
  • Bizarre deep sea life found off coast of New Zealand

    Blogpost by Dave - 30 November, 2006 at 21:33


    An team of scientists from the United States and New Zealand have found "bizarre deep-sea communities" living around methane seeps off New Zealand's east coast. And no, it's not a colony of sea monkeys. Quiet at the back! Read more >

    "The 21-member expedition – l...
  • When sea lions attack!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 30 November, 2006 at 19:22

    California sea lion.  Copyright Greenpeace/Alex Hofford. There's been a spate of sea lion attacks in San Francisco, and in other parts of the US. Scientists are unsure why. Most philosophical explanation:

    "People should understand these animals are out there not to attack people or humans. But they‘re ou... Read more >

  • The end of seafood

    Blogpost by Andrew - 30 November, 2006 at 12:56

    National Geographic has run a good reality check interview with Scripps Institute oceanographer Dr. Jeremy Jackson. He says, "We will never be able to fish at the level we have been fishing." But goes on to point out that the damage is reversible - ... Read more >

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