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Last chance to save the vaquita?

The vaquita is a beastie with some remarkable claims to fame:It’s one of the two smallest cetaceans in the world, just managing to nudge about 1.5metres long on a good dayIts name means ‘little cow’, though it is also called the ‘desert porpoise’ as it lives near arid Baja California. They are the only porpoises found in warm waters.It was only described by...
Posted by Willie - 24 November, 2014 - 13:59 - Comments

Beijing's flagship coal-to-gas plan to cut smog breaks China's rules on water and air pollution

China’s flagship coal-to-gas pilot project is already breaking national standards on air and water pollution - according to an on-the-ground investigation by Greenpeace China. China is considering more than 50 new coal-to-gas projects in a move mostly designed to reduce air pollution. The process is extremely carbon intensive and recent analysis published...
Posted by damiankahya - 24 November, 2014 - 09:46 - Comments

In Pictures: China's plans to cut smog move pollution to the West

A flagship project designed to cut smog in Beijing by providing the city with relatively clean-burning gas is at risk of causing hazerdous air and water pollution, according to a Greenpeace investigation. The Datang Hexigten Coal-to-gas plant sits in Inner Mongolia to the North-West of Beijing and could provide 25% of its gas needs - helping it cut down on...
Posted by damiankahya - 21 November, 2014 - 18:22 - Comments

In pictures: It's World Fisheries Day!

Fisherfolk communites around the world celebrate World Fisheries Day today highlighting the importance of sustainable management of fisheries and raising awareness about overfishing and habitat destruction.
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 21 November, 2014 - 12:43 - Comments
Woman and children on deck of Rainbow Warrior

Marshall Islands takes on the nuclear-armed states, for all our sakes

“The day the sun rose twice”. That's how 1 March 1954 was recorded in the history of Rongelap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, part of the Marshall Islands. Early that morning, shortly after the sun rose in the east, a second sun appeared in the west. A bright, blinding glow engulfed the Island.
Posted by Daniel Simons - 21 November, 2014 - 12:23 - Comments

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