2012

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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,...

What's the cost of standing up for fundamental rights in India?

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | January 16, 2015

Sunday marked yet another black day for fundamental rights in India. Though these charter of rights are enshrined in our constituion, my experience on Sunday morning at the Delhi airport show that these are not equally accessible to...

Deepwater drilling in New Zealand in deep trouble

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | January 15, 2015

It looks like the Government’s plans to open up New Zealand’s deep and clean oceans to dangerous deepwater drilling could be in deep trouble. Today’s Herald reports that plunging global oil prices have forced explorers to scale...

7 Resolutions for #OceanLovers

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | January 13, 2015

One week in to 2015, and even though some New Year’s resolutions will already have fallen by the wayside, we all need to urgently think about one more resolution:  The resolution to protect the oceans and all its beautiful whales,...

Dozens dead, blacklisted and indebted, but still fishing

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | December 19, 2014

As a country with so much invested in high-tech export earnings, Korea’s out-of-control distant water fishing industry must be starting to give its politicians and business leaders ulcers. The Oyang 75 sitting in Montevideo, Uruguay,...

Whales, dolphins, and ‘gunshots’

Blog entry by Heather Braid | December 17, 2014

I've just returned from seven days on board SV Vega as part of a small team monitoring the impacts of seismic testing on marine mammals off the west coast of Northland. No research has been done in this area, so I jumped at the chance...

Statoil’s deafening silence

Blog entry by Phil Crawford | December 12, 2014

Statoil has seen a lot of Greenpeace this week but so far its staying schtum in response to New Zealanders calling on it to ‘go home’. However, that deafening silence does not extend to the deep waters off the Northland coast right...

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