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Last chance to save the vaquita?

Posted by Willie — 24 November 2014 at 1:59pm - Comments
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The vaquita is a beastie with some remarkable claims to fame:

In pictures: It's World Fisheries Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 21 November 2014 at 12:43pm - Comments
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Fishermen paddle out towards open waters in Pemba, Quirimbas, northern Mozambique

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.

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

Posted by Daniel Simons — 21 November 2014 at 12:23pm - Comments
Woman and children on deck of Rainbow Warrior
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Woman and children on deck of Rainbow Warrior

“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.

Our Net Gain

Posted by Nina Schrank — 18 November 2014 at 5:08pm - Comments
'Save our fish' sign in Newlyn harbour, Cornwall
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View of Newlyn harbour in Cornwall

There’s everything to gain from healthy seas, fair fishing and thriving coastal communities. That’s why I’m excited to share the news about our new campaign, Our Net Gain.

This is all about rewarding sustainable fishing, and highlighting the injustice at the heart of the UK’s fishing quota system.

Your ad is in the papers – Shell’s spin exposed

Posted by Danielle Boobyer — 13 November 2014 at 2:07pm - Comments
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Our Shell counter-ad in today's papers

It’s a bad day for Shell! If you opened the Metro, Independent or Telegraph newspaper this morning, you’re one of two million people who saw our counter-ad against the Arctic oil drillers.

UPDATE: Amazon timber from illegal loggers is heading to Rotterdam

Posted by Richardg — 5 November 2014 at 6:29pm - Comments
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A shipment of illegal timber is on its way to Europe

A shipment of illegal timber from the Amazon rainforest is on its way to Europe. We've discovered that the timber is bound for the port of Rotterdam - and it arrives tomorrow.

Illegal timber from the Amazon is on it's way to Europe. Let's stop it!

Posted by Richardg — 3 November 2014 at 9:42am - Comments
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We've caught sawmills in the Amazon rainforest trading illegal timber. Now a shipment of illegal timber from one of those sawmills is on its way to Europe. If we act quickly, we can force the authorities to take action.

European authorities must act on illegal timber

Posted by Daniela Montalto — 28 October 2014 at 11:55am - Comments
Logging truck in the Amazon
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Sawmills in the Brazilian Amazon are laundering illegal timber and sending shipments overseas. It’s against the law to place illegal timber on the European market, yet the authorities are doing very little about it.

Is John West really “vehemently against” dirty tuna fishing?

Posted by Ariana Densham — 24 October 2014 at 2:29pm - Comments
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Will John West end their use of destructive tuna fishing that harms other marine life?

This is how John West responded after over 100,000 messages were sent demanding they stick to their promise to completely phase out fish aggregation devices (FADs).

In pictures: Let's celebrate World Energy Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 October 2014 at 10:43am - Comments
Wind turbine in Portland, Australia © Greenpeace / Dean Sewell

Today is World Energy Day which highlights the importance of society's choices regarding energy production and the environment. I love positive solution stories, so had a look in our photo archive to share some of our interesting energy pictures with you and celebrate this day.<--break->

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