2012

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People power the winner on the day

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | March 17, 2015

The battle to save an ancient kauri tree from execution-by -property developer is over: Something is still standing…and it’s certainly not the leg of the Auckland City Council. For several days the nation has been transfixed on...

Brand new purse seiner raises alarm

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | March 17, 2015

With tuna stocks in trouble and too many fishing boats chasing what's left, reports of new vessels are a cause for alarm. The global fishing fleet is estimated to be two and a half times the size needed to sustainably fish our oceans,...

A year to save the world? How crucial is 2015?

Blog entry by Nick Young | February 16, 2015

2015 has barely begun, but it has already been called "the most crucial year in decades for the climate battle" and a "watershed" year for sustainable development worldwide. Naomi Klein is convinced that 2015 is a once-in-a-generat...

Statoil: Go home

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | February 7, 2015

A highlight of Waitangi Day this year for me was the growing swell of people fighting for the rights of Aotearoa and speaking out against the oil giants now trying to make themselves at home in our waters. Discussions about...

A big swing against deep sea drilling for Auckland Council but democracy went to the...

Blog entry by Steve Abel | February 5, 2015

Chaos reigned today in the Auckland Council meeting when deep sea oil drilling hit the agenda and we’re all a little stunned by what we witnessed. Here’s what happened. Hot on the heels of Christchurch Council making a strong...

ACTION ALERT: Auckland Council to make decision on deep sea drilling

Blog entry by Nick Young | February 3, 2015

The Christchurch City Council has recenlty come out in opposition to the Government’s plans for risky deep sea drilling. Auckland Council is about to vote on their position this Thursday morning (5 Feb). Their draft submission...

Repsol and the Spanish government, no honour among thieves

Blog entry by Julio Barea | January 28, 2015

Nearly two months since the Spanish navy  recklessly rammed and injured  peaceful protestors who were standing up to Repsol, the Spanish oil giant announced their decision to  scrap their oil exploration  off the Canary Islands' coast.

Major breakthrough for Ocean Lovers: UN takes landmark step towards high seas...

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | January 27, 2015

It is time for Ocean Lovers worldwide to celebrate! After years of political foot-dragging, and four hectic days of negotiations at the United Nations, a breakthrough came in the wee hours of Saturday morning, 24 January:...

Are limits to growth real?

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | January 19, 2015

In 2002, global warming denialist and anti-environmental gadfly Bjørn Lomborg consigned the 1972 book,  The Limits to Growth , to "the dustbin of history." However, 42 years of data now appear to vindicate the book’s premise, that the...

High Seas Robbery

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | January 16, 2015

Finding illegal fishing vessels in the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean – over 20 million square kilometers of deep, rough and icy waters – sounds like a near impossible task. But it turns out that finding them is the easy part,...

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