Here’s a list of environmentally news collected for you daily by the Greenpeace team. Enjoy!
Top News: Princes Tuna give into Greenpeace demands and Harrison Ford tries to save the planet with a Facebook game. Elsewhere, bees are dying because of industrial agriculture, while Monsanto GM maize is authorized in Mexico. Also, Canada wants to help recovery from the current oil crisis, by spreading its apparently ‘ethical democratic’ oil all over the globe. Yuck.
Greenpeace campaigners dressed as sharks and protest outside The Liver Building in Liverpool. Photo: © Kristian Buus / Greenpeace
#Fishfight Victory: UK tuna giant Princes finally got your message that ocean destruction is unacceptable. Thanks to your efforts, the company announced yesterday plans to switch to sustainably sourced tuna. The BBC’s Richard Black reports on the victory here
#BeeDeaths: A UN study shows that globalisation and agriculture industry are exacerbating bee decline. They found "More than a dozen factors" behind the bee deaths, including air pollution, fungal diseases and the loss of habitat for wild flowers in intensively farmed areas.
#GM: The Mexican government is allowing test planting of yellow Monsanto GM maize in Tamaulipas - a violation of Mexico’s law on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms: this is a blow to campaign against GM maize.
#TarSands: The Canadian government is capitalizing on international anxieties about oil prices by promoting its notorious oil sands as a “safe and acceptable” alternative to reserves in the Arab world. With success, particularly in the U.S.
#GreenGame: “Play the game, save the planet”. Harrison Ford is helping launch a new 'green' Facebook game called Ecotopia, developed in collaboration with the Conservation International and due to go live on April 4.
#RedCarpet: Spain’s El Mundo has joined Danish media in criticizing Denmark’s government for charging activists with an obscure charge pertaining to an offence against the Queen. The newspaper refers to the law as being relevant to “pre-war crime” – the law has never been used since it was introduced in 1930. Earlier this week, 11 Greenpeace activists were charged in connection with a peaceful protest against heads of state at the 2009 climate conference in Copenhagen
That’s all for today.
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