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  • Snapper, smarter than your average tuna?

    Blogpost by Phil Crawford - March 9, 2011 at 12:36

    Surprise. Tuna could learn a thing or two from stay at home snapper.

    How smart are fish – really? There may be a wide gulf between species when it comes to the brain power of our fishy friends.

    Pacific tuna, it seems, can be so easily tricked that t... Read more >

  • News from Copenhagen: The Red Carpet activists have been charged

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - March 9, 2011 at 12:35

    I’m typing these words from the Greenpeace office in Copenhagen, about a ten-minute walk from the Danish Parliament, where nearly 15 months ago, three Greenpeace activists were arrested for politely and peacefully calling on some 120 heads of sta... Read more >

  • Britain's chronic dependence on oil

    Blogpost by John Sauven - March 8, 2011 at 14:36

    Melting icebergs in the path of rigs in the Arctic, the latest oil frontier

    Melting icebergs in the path of rigs in the Arctic, the latest oil frontier.
    © Will Rose / Greenpeace

    Disquiet around fuel prices always makes ministers sit up and take notice. This is the fourth time in a decade that spiraling oil prices have le... Read more >

  • International Unsustainable Overfishing

    Blogpost by Sari Tolvanen - March 7, 2011 at 8:20

    Skipjack tuna and bycatch caught in the eastern Pacific using a Fish Aggregation Device (FAD) in 2009.

    Despite the crisis facing our oceans, we often hear excuses from industry players: telling us that we do not need urgent changes to rescue our ... Read more >

  • Skipjack tuna is cheap and plentiful... or is it?

    Blogpost by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK - March 3, 2011 at 9:06

    Tuna fishing in the eastern Pacific

    Of all the tuna species, skipjack is seen as the most plentiful and the most sustainable. The speed with which it reproduces and matures has meant stocks are more resilient to our industrial fishing fleets than... Read more >

  • Consumer survey finds Japanese public wants sustainable seafood

    Blogpost by Wakao Hanaoka, Greenpeace Japan - March 3, 2011 at 7:33

    Last year, we at Greenpeace Japan launched the SUSEA (Sustainable SEAfood) campaign, aimed at changing the attitudes of Japanese consumers toward fish and the oceans.  Following months of work with supermarkets and restaurants, as well as scienti... Read more >

  • Game review: Fate of the World

    Blogpost by Anna K - March 2, 2011 at 9:56

    So far, world political leaders are doing a fairly terrible job of moving us towards an environmentally sustainable future and towards resolution of the climate crisis.

    If you were in charge of saving the earth, would you do a better job? Now you can... Read more >

  • Stopping the waste of discarded fish

    Blogpost by Phil Crawford - March 2, 2011 at 9:31

    Now you see it... Cod caught in the North Sea about to be discarded

    Adapted from a blog post by Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie, Greenpeace UK

    Discards are disgusting. No-one with any sense can support the catching, killing, and throwing away of fi... Read more >

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