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  • Oil and ice

    Blogpost by Frida Bengtsson - February 28, 2011 at 15:00

    On the evening of February 17th, the Icelandic containership Godafoss ran aground in the Hvaler national park in southern Norway and started leaking heavy oil. One of the biggest challenges of the cleanup operations has been to clean up oil from ... Read more >

  • Ten-thousand call for an Energy [R]evolution in Thailand

    Blogpost by Jay Harkness - February 28, 2011 at 12:07

    10,000 people in Thailand took to the streets near their homes to oppose dirty energy. Their goal: protect their province from coal plants slated to be built by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.

    Local communities announced their ... Read more >

  • Draft moratorium on forest destruction falls short

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - February 28, 2011 at 9:33

    Days before the President of Indonesia is set to announce a moratorium on forest destruction, we’ve got a copy of the draft moratorium, crunched the numbers and the news is not good. The data shows this proposed moratorium does little to protect areas... Read more >

  • Costco improves seafood policies in a stunning win for the oceans

    Blogpost by Casson Trenor - February 25, 2011 at 10:25

    I’m elated to share with you a major win for the oceans!

    After eight months of pressuring Costco to improve their seafood policies - I’m overjoyed to tell you that the wholesale giant announced a new policy aimed at helping to save ... Read more >

  • Activist faces up to 10 years in prison for peacefully challenging big oil

    Blogpost by Henia Belalia - February 22, 2011 at 15:29

    (Read the original post on the Greenpeace USA site.)

    This is the story of an ordinary citizen (Tim DeChristopher) taking creative peaceful direct action to disrupt, as he put it, a “fraud against the American people and a threat to (his) future... Read more >

  • Sharks ask Princes: if you found Nemo, would you kill him too?

    Blogpost by Jamie Woolley - February 22, 2011 at 10:21 1 comment

    By the time you read this, I'll be at the head office of Princes in Liverpool where a frenzy of sharks is demanding an end (a fin-ish?) to the dreadful fishing methods that kill other marine species like sharks, rays and even turtles, which Princ... Read more >

  • Japan cuts its whaling hunt short. Will it be the last?

    Blogpost by Junichi Sato - February 20, 2011 at 22:15 6 comments

    Today, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced that they are ending this year’s Antarctic whaling season early, and have called the fleet back to port. This is fantastic news, and not a moment too soon. It’s another... Read more >

  • An early end to Japan's whaling hunt

    Blogpost by Phil Crawford - February 18, 2011 at 16:11

    Today’s announcement confirming that Japanese whalers are pulling out of the Southern Ocean early this season is great news for the whales.

    It’s also rewarding news for the many organisations, governments and people around the world that are working t... Read more >

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