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  • The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic sanctuary

    Blogpost by Neil Hamilton - March 13, 2014 at 9:42

    Tonight I’ll sleep well, knowing that there is finally something happening within the international community about protecting the Arctic.

    It’s not going to change things overnight, but it’s very positive, and something that our movement of over five million people can be proud of.

    So what just happened?

    The European Parliament today passed a Resolution promoting strong protection of the environment of the Arctic region. They called for (among other things) the establishment of a Sanctuary in the high seas region around the North Pole.

    This is a massive step forward for our campaign!  It’s the second sign, after Finland also supported the idea of an Arctic sanctuary, of a growing international movement that wants permanent protection of one of the largest and least exploited areas on ... Read more >

  • With Texan cowboy, deep sea drillers Anadarko you have to expect a few leaks here and there - they were one of the companies behind the largest ever oil spill at sea after all.

    The news this morning from their operation off Otago was a bit out of the ordinary though – there’s word of a leak... and people all around the country are crossing their fingers, hoping for confirmation?!

    Anadarko are leaking

    That's because this was not the oil-gushing-everywhere kind of leak. This time, someone on the inside has spilled the beans on Anadarko's failure to find oil off Otago.

    The leaked information points to the well in the Canterbury Basin being empty. If this is the case, it'll be the second time this summer that Anadarko's drill ship, the Noble Bob Douglas, has come up with nothing after they failed to find anyth...

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  • Mars and P&G: one just took deforestation seriously, and the other didn’t

    Blogpost by Areeba Hamid - March 11, 2014 at 9:35

    Here’s how two different corporations respond to a consumers’ very real and very serious concerns…

    One makes a clear promise with ambitious time lines; the other continues as if it’s business as usual. This is the difference between Mars and Procter & Gamble.

    Today Mars promised to remove forest destruction from all of its products by the end of 2015.

    People like you want their products to be made without the sort of destruction that drives tigers and orangutan’s to the edge of extinction. And when you all speak with one voice, this is the result. Mars joins a growing list of companies that are committing to cleaning up their supply chains: Nestle, Unilever, L’Oreal, Ferrero – check them out here.

    But this should be a wake up call for the folks at P&G.

    Ever since we revealed how P&G is... Read more >

  • Why Procter & Gamble does not share our concerns

    Blogpost by Joao Talocchi - March 10, 2014 at 12:48