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In pictures: flappy feet for World Penguin Day

Today is World Penguin Day, what a good excuse to dig out all those cute, funny and sometimes thought-provoking photos of my favourite bird! The awareness day promotes the conservation of these amazing creatures and coincides with the northward migration of adelie penguins and their return to Antarctica after months spent at sea.
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 25 April, 2014 - 00:22 - Comments

Waddle you do to celebrate World Penguin Day?

It’s World Penguin Day today, April 25th, and I simply can’t imagine a world that didn’t have penguins in it. So in order to celebrate our funny fine-flippered friends I thought it would be good to pull together some fun facts about penguins. Some are fun, some are facts, and some are both at once. 
Posted by Willie - 24 April, 2014 - 17:10 - Comments

In pictures: First shipment of oil from Arctic offshore waters loaded

First offshore Arctic oil flowing on board a transport ship - probably not timed to coincide with the Ukraine crisisRussian state-owned utility Gazprom has loaded its first shipment of oil from the Prirazlomnoye platform - the first oil pumped from ice-ridden Arctic waters.The 70,000-ton shipment is heading for northwestern Europe on two purpose-built...
Posted by christine_ottery - 24 April, 2014 - 11:41 - Comments

Years of Living Dangerously: on a screen near you now!

If they don’t already, then this might just be the thing that finally inspires and motivates your friends and family to care about climate change.This isn’t just another Al Gore documentary, but admittedly, there are big names in it, and it is about climate change!
Posted by Andrew Davies - 23 April, 2014 - 15:39 - Comments

Japan to defy UN court and continue whaling

There has been disappointing and worrying news today. The government of Japan has announced that it intends to return to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales in 2015. It has also officially announced that it will again send its factory whaling ship to hunt whales in the North Pacific, although it plans to target fewer whales.
Posted by Junichi Sato - 18 April, 2014 - 22:13 - Comments

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