Pressure is mounting on April, the notorious forest
destroyer that is determinedly trying to pulp what’s left of Indonesia's
rainforests. This afternoon, the World Business Council for Sustainable
Development gave April an ultimatum: put down the chainsaws or get out of the
Greenpeace encounters the Oleg Naydenov fishing illegally in 2012
Have you heard the one about Greenpeace controlling the
French Navy? No, me neither. But you might be forgiven for being confused by some
recent reports about the Russian trawler seized in West Africa.
Pirate fishing is a big problem. Sometimes it’s fishing over
quota (catching more than you should, or species that you shouldn’t), sometimes
it’s fishing in ways or places you shouldn’t. Overfishing may seem like a victimless
crime – but it isn’t, and the ultimate effect is bad news for our oceans, the
creatures that live in them, and the humans whose livelihoods or
future food source depends on them.
Clothes from brands like Burberry have been found to contain hazardous chemicals
Today we told the world a story, a story about the little monsters in children's clothes and shoes. As the mother of a young daughter, this is one story I had to read and one that revealed a shocking truth about the clothes we buy for our kids.
Our latest investigation has revealed the presence of hazardous chemicals in clothing made by 12 very well known brands; from the iconic kid's label Disney, to sportswear brands like Adidas, and even top-end luxury labels like Burberry.
Our beautiful South Downs National Park is the target of frackers. This guide will show you how to lodge an objection to the application from Celtique Energie, but if you already know how to do it, email the South Downs National Park Authority now.
Posted by Daniel -
9 January 2014 at 2:00pm -
In the summer of 2012, small-scale Senegalese fishermen reported a rapid and
significant increase in their catches. They attributed their rising
fortunes to newly elected President Macky Sall's decision to revoke the
licences of 29 large foreign trawlers, which together were taking as much as
half of the country's catch of pelagic fish. The licences had been granted
under dubious circumstances by the previous fisheries minister, as exposed in this report by
Viscount Matthew Ridley, school mate of David Cameron, inheritor of his father’s surname, first name, title, estate and, unbelievably, job as chairman of Northern Rock (how’s modern meritocracy working out for them, I wonder), has written an article called ‘Roll up: cherry pick your results here’.
Phil, Alex and Kieron arrive at St Pancras station
Captain Pete Willcox is home, and the rest of the non-Russians in the Arctic 30 are either home as well or on their way. There have been some amazing scenes on their arrival home - here are a few of my favourite photos from the last two days.