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South Pacific fisheries - getting hot in Chile

Feature story | April 30, 2007 at 2:35

When it comes to stopping the strip-mining of the sea, it's time for governments to walk the walk so deep-sea critters can swim the swim.

Chernobyl anniversary protest

Feature story | April 26, 2007 at 23:57

On this day 21 years ago a nuclear reactor near the Ukraine city of Chernobyl suffered a steam explosion and a nuclear meltdown. Winds spread the radioactive fallout over thousands of square kilometres. Now, risky new nuclear reactors are under...

Weather of Mass Destruction

Feature story | April 19, 2007 at 0:35

WMD are a constant topic on the agenda of the United Nations, but now the Security Council members will have to ask, "Which W is it: weather or weapons?"

The end of kwila

Feature story | April 17, 2007 at 0:00

The demand for high end luxury flooring and furniture in China, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and other markets is driving the tree species, merbau (known in Indonesia as kwila), to commercial extinction.

Brussels climate change meeting

Feature story | April 3, 2007 at 22:42

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assembles in Brussels this week. On Friday they will deliver their latest assessment on the potential impacts of climate change. While the picture they paint will likely be a dire one, there are...

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza sailed into Yokohama Bay

Image | April 3, 2007 at 0:26

TOKYO, JAPAN, 1st of April, 2007 The Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza sailed into Yokohama Bay this morning after spending 6 days drifting off the coast off Tokyo after being effectively banned by the All Japan Seamen's Union for the organisation's...

Japan, whaling and the Esperanza

Feature story | April 3, 2007 at 0:00

It is cherry blossom season here in Japan, and Tokyo is beautiful, with lovely spring weather and trees in full bloom. Unfortunately while people here enjoy the season, our ship the Esperanza is at sea in force 8 conditions as organisations...

Cargill's controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Feature story | March 29, 2007 at 1:19

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest a huge soya port owned by the giant US company Cargill has just been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA). The orders to close the port came after a seven-year legal battle by the...

Whalers' factory ship arrives in Tokyo

Feature story | March 25, 2007 at 0:00

The Nisshin Maru arrived in Tokyo Bay today. Its time in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary was cut short by a tragic fire, which claimed the life of one crew member and threatened the Antarctic environment. Over the course of this past season...

Esperanza refuels in Sydney: Howard heads to Japan

Feature story | March 9, 2007 at 1:28

After 42 days at sea the Greenpeace ship Esperanza arrived in Sydney this morning. It will spend 48 hours re-supplying and then sail directly for Japan.

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