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Vote! #RenameHagupit

Blog entry by Stephanie Brancaforte | December 6, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit is barreling toward the Philippines, a year almost to the day since supertyphoon Haiyan killed thousands and devastated an entire city. While we can't directly attribute any one superstorm to climate change, we do know...

Sustainable St... #WCPFC turn here!

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau | December 5, 2014

Fish don’t talk, but if they did they'd be asking the Pacific Tuna Commission just how rare they need to become before anyone will step in to save them." Fish don’t talk, but fishing industry people do… operational level data. FAD ban...

Utmost faith in corporations? You must be kidding me!

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | December 4, 2014

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy, the deadliest in human history. The aftereffects continue to haunt the Bhopalis even after the victims’ 3rd generation has been born.

A rainbow from Machu Picchu to Düsseldorf

Blog entry by Sven Teske | December 2, 2014

Peru! What comes to mind when you think of Peru? Right! The mysterious Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, which attract and inspire so many people from around the world, and still have scientists puzzling over their origin. Last night,...

Government spying undermines climate action

Blog entry by Andrew Kerr | December 1, 2014

Unless you’ve been living in a hole in the ground or in a galaxy far, far away you won’t have missed media  revelations  about government security services snooping on our every communication. Personal phone calls and e-mails are...

Lima: A positive end to a breakthrough year for the climate movement?

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | December 1, 2014

There is no question: 2014 has been a key year for the politics of climate change already, even before the latest round of climate talks get under way in Lima, Peru, next week.  This is the year that you, and people like you, turned ...

Saving Peatland With the President

Blog entry by Longgena Ginting | November 28, 2014

Today we made history in the protection of Indonesian peatlands. I’ve just got back from a monitoring trip to Sumatra’s devastated peatland forests with Indonesia’s new president Jokowi, where the president witnessed firsthand ongoing...

The Soya Moratorium lives on – but what will follow after it?

Blog entry by Richard George | November 28, 2014

For eight years, the  Soya Moratorium  has protected the Amazon rainforest from deforestation.  It has just been renewed for the eighth time . But what happens when it ends for good, 18 months from now? The Soya Moratorium was...

Momentum Builds for No Deforestation Palm Oil

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | November 26, 2014

By now you know the problem: a rapidly expanding palm oil industry, eating up forests, draining carbon-rich peatlands, and sparking conflict with local people and workers. But if you had to guess at what is turning out to be a key...

For oil companies, our rights are just another obstacle

Blog entry by Martin, Joris, Leon and Faiza | November 22, 2014

Once upon a time fossil fuel exploration took place far away, out of sight and out of mind. But as oil and gas giants become ever more desperate for new reserves they’re prepared to drill in places that were previously unthinkable.

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