July

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US Govt concedes to NZ people power on nuclear free ships

Blog entry by Russel Norman | June 15, 2016

If the US Government sends a warship to visit New Zealand at the end of the year it will be on the nuclear free terms set by the people of New Zealand 30 years ago. That is an amazing victory for the goal of a nuclear weapons...

How India’s capital switched on the sun

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar and Madhulika Varma | June 13, 2016

Today in Delhi we are celebrating something big! Usually in May and June Delhiites complain of scorching heat and how we are cursed with bad weather, water shortages and power blackouts. The same is true for other big crowded metro...

Don’t look now, but there was just a mass exodus of oil companies from the US Arctic

Blog entry by Jason Schwartz | June 13, 2016

With the departure of a Spanish oil company from the Chukchi Sea, only Shell still holds a drilling lease in US Arctic waters. Here’s why an Arctic oil boom never happened and why it probably never will. Now that Spanish oil...

A new chapter for Arctic oil? Not on our watch.

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | June 9, 2016

The 18th May 2016 was just an ordinary Wednesday for most. But for the petroleum industry in the Arctic, it was the "start of a  new chapter". If Arctic oil were a fiction novel it would make a particularly dark drama, with no...

What happens in the Arctic affects us all

Blog entry by Kirsten Thompson | June 8, 2016

The Arctic is a remote wilderness that is home to some of the most iconic, and threatened, wildlife on Earth, including polar bears, narwhal and Arctic foxes. Few of us have been lucky enough to explore the expanses of sea ice,...

Taking the Spin out of Fishing

Blog entry by Tim McKinnel | June 4, 2016

On 16 May 2016, a long awaited report into New Zealand’s fisheries hit the inboxes of media, politicians, and fishing industry bosses. It was complex, detailed, and it was damning. In addition to data suggesting our oceans were being...

Your voice will reach the Arctic

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | June 3, 2016

If you're reading this, you're probably one of eight million people who dream of there being a sanctuary in the Arctic. And a year ago, you quite likely had a good feeling when you discovered that your voice, combined with others',...

Taking 400,000 people on a trip to the Indian Ocean

Blog entry by Tom Lowe | June 2, 2016

It was a sunny afternoon in April when the Esperanza left port in Madagascar six weeks ago. Its mission: to hunt down Thai Union’s destructive fishing operations in the Indian Ocean. Perhaps because of everything achieved since then...

This court victory in Indonesia could send shock waves across the fashion world

Blog entry by Ahmad Ashov Birry | June 1, 2016

Indonesia’s textile industry is worth a whopping US$20 billion, and supplies global fashion brands around the world. It has also left a huge environmental footprint. But a recent court victory could change everything. The question...

Artivists take to the seas to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | June 1, 2016

My name is Mike and was one of the three judges of the #SaveTheArctic poster competition. What an honour it has been! We've just chosen the top entries and soon I will meet the three lucky young winners; Anastasia, 21, from Russia;...

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