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Close call: Whalers fail at IWC!

Feature story | June 19, 2006 at 0:00

IWC, Saint Kitts and Nevis - We’re all breathing a sigh of relief as news comes through from St Kitts that pro-whaling nations led by Japan have failed to gain a majority at the International Whaling Commission (IWC). But that doesn’t mean...

Critical sustainability of fisheries around Pacific Islands

Image | June 1, 2006 at 1:00

The sustainability of fisheries is critical to the well being of Pacific Island nations.

Global Forest Rescue Station Map

Image | May 2, 2006 at 1:00

Global Forest Rescue Station Map

Azores: Protecting the treasures of the deep

Feature story | April 27, 2006 at 0:00

After months of confronting whalers and pirates, some might envy the crew aboard the next leg of Defending Our Oceans who are heading to the beautiful Azores in the mid-Atlantic. The Azores are home to creatures such as sperm whales -...

Climate change is real

Feature story | April 27, 2006 at 0:00

In his recent article 'The Greenhouse delusion' (Dom 24/4/06), Vincent Gray questioned the science of climate change. He declares that New Zealand has been treated to propaganda that increasing greenhouse gases are harming the climate.

Don't nuke Iran

Feature story | April 26, 2006 at 0:00

An exposé by respected insider journalist Seymour Hersh reveals that the US is considering the use of tactical nuclear weapons against Iran. But where would those weapons come from, and where would they strike? Those questions bear deep...

Sperm whales - deep sea leviathans

Publication | April 26, 2006 at 0:00

Of all the creatures of the deep ocean,the sperm whale probably enjoys the most legendary status. Immortalised in Moby Dick, they are a far cry from the vengeful creature that tormented Captain Ahab and his crew. Quite the reverse. It was the...

The end of organic crops?

Feature story | April 6, 2006 at 0:00

"This year I will again sow maize. But if it is again contaminated [with genetically engineered maize] I will abandon the growing of organic maize. It is obvious that I cannot carry on my shoulders the episodes of contamination like these, year...

Public pressure forces whalers to divest

Feature story | April 4, 2006 at 0:00

You did it! After months of pressure from Ocean Defenders everywhere, our friends at seafood suppliers Gorton's, Sealord and parent company Nissui have withdrawn their active support for Japanese whaling. This does not mean an end to the...

Impossible Coexistence

Publication | April 4, 2006 at 0:00

Seven years of GMO's have contaminated organic and conventional maize: an examination of the cases in Catalonia and Aragon.

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