2010

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Shell's Arctic albatross

Blog entry by James Turner | January 31, 2014

God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends, that plague thee thus! Why look'st thou so?' 'With my cross-bow I shot the Albatross.' Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798 A little over ten...

How L’Oreal committed to stop supporting deforestation

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | January 31, 2014

The world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, L’Oreal, has made a landmark promise to remove forest destruction from the products they sell. "Because I'm Worth It" is a catchy slogan coined 40 years ago by the French cosmetics...

Don't bet on coal and oil growth

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 28, 2014

A mind-boggling sum of about $800  for each person on the planet  is invested into fossil fuel companies through the global capital markets alone. That’s roughly 10% of the total capital invested in listed companies. The amount of...

You can’t sink a rainbow, you can’t seize a sunrise

Blog entry by Alex Harris | January 24, 2014

Alex Harris ar the Greenpeace office in London I trembled as I walked through the grounds of Murmansk prison on the 26th September. Inmates watched me and the arrival of the other notorious 29 new prisoners through their cell...

Davos: the shifting nature of power and the shifting power of nature

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 23, 2014

One of the most challenging weeks of my working life starts today: the week of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Over 2,500 Presidents, Prime Minsters, CEOs, Celebrities and Academics with a smattering...

Business leaders give forest destroyer April one year to reform

Blog entry by Richardg | January 22, 2014

Forest destruction by APRIL in Sumatra, Indonesia Pressure is mounting on April, the notorious forest destroyer that is determinedly trying to pulp what’s left of Indonesia's rainforests. This afternoon, the World Business Council...

Greenpeace’s Kumi Naidoo on Russia and the Climate Struggle

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 20, 2014

Q&A published in  Yale Environment 360 .   In a Yale Environment 360 interview, the outspoken executive director of Greenpeace discusses why his organization’s activists braved imprisonment in Russia to stop Arctic oil drilling...

The importance of being a big tree

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | January 17, 2014

We know that forests are biodiversity-rich, and we know they provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as regulating water flows and influencing  weather patterns . One ecosystem service often discussed these days is the role...

Neil Young and Petropolis

Blog entry by Laura Severinac | January 16, 2014

Canadian musician Neil Young has created a media storm around his Canadian tour to help defend First Nation land against the unbridled expansion of the tar sands. Called  'Honor the Treaties ', all profits of the four-city tour will...

What is the chemical that just contaminated West Virginia's drinking water?

Blog entry by Claudette Juska | January 13, 2014

A state of emergency has been declared in West Virginia after a chemical spill from Freedom Industries, a Charleston-based chemical company, contaminated the drinking water of 9 counties in the state. So just what was the chemical...

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