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VICTORY! Massive new Ocean Sanctuary established off Antarctica!

Today, the largest marine protected area in the world was created in the Ross Sea, off the coast of Antarctica. This is a HUGE victory for the whales, penguins, and toothfish that live there and for the millions of people standing up to protect our oceans.
Willie - 27 October, 2016 - 22:03 - Comments
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Vaquita porpoise takes centre stage at Whaling Commission meeting.

Big news for a little porpoise. Something big just happened for the tiny vaquita porpoise at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting. The diminutive porpoise was the subject of a resolution, passed by all the countries present, urging concerted international cooperation to save the species from extinction.
Willie - 27 October, 2016 - 16:25 - Comments

10 big reasons a new runway at Heathrow is bad for the UK

1. A new runway will fuel climate changeThis month the world ratified the most ambitious climate agreement ever. The Paris agreement couldn’t come soon enough- 2016 was the hottest year on record and the Arctic sea ice reached the second lowest minimum ever.Heathrow would fuel more climate change, creating over 50% more flights at what is already...
India Thorogood - 24 October, 2016 - 18:59 - Comments

10 good reasons to protect whales

Killing whales for food has been happening for millennia. But it was commercial whaling – turning whales into barrels of oil for profit – that led to the wholesale destruction of most of the world’s populations of big whales.
Willie - 21 October, 2016 - 13:42 - Comments

Why is everyone talking about whale poo?

Whales are special. No, not for any stereotypical hippy la-la reasons, this is *science*! Healthy oceans need lots of healthy whale populations: they keep things in balance, help disperse and mix nutrients, support entire ecosystems and help fight climate change. Surprised? Read on…
Willie - 20 October, 2016 - 16:55 - Comments

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