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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
Caroline Lucas winning her seat in Parliament

Democracy in direct action

Here is the news. Caroline Lucas has been acquitted of all charges relating to participating in a peaceful protest against fracking in Balcombe. I am happy.
Posted by Graham Thompson - 18 April, 2014 - 20:44 - Comments

The cure for syphilis is… ...malaria

The main headlines from the newly reformed and repentant Telegraph and Mail on the latest IPCC report (AR5 working group 3, on mitigation) were – Fracking can be part of the solution to global warming, say UN climate change experts Fracking can help to slow global warming admit UN scientists... and so can nuclear power So what exactly did the new report (IPCC AR5 WG3 SPM) say about fracking? You’ll never guess.
Posted by Graham Thompson - 16 April, 2014 - 13:13 - Comments

Transforming Europe’s fishing policy – the end and the beginning

Every ten years the European Union’s set of laws on fishing, the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), gets an overhaul. Today sees that process get its final approval and rubber-stamping from Members of the European Parliament, as they formally approve the last piece of legislation. So it’s a good time to pause and take stock on what CFP reform means, and why this time round has been a game-changer.
Posted by Willie - 16 April, 2014 - 10:27 - Comments

Ten dolphin facts for National Dolphin Day

So, today is National Dolphin Day. Of course dolphins seem happy every day – but here are ten special things you might not know about the ocean's biggest grinners:
Posted by Willie - 14 April, 2014 - 15:04 - Comments

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