Stacks of ipe timber in Jewson's supplier's lumber yard
Illegal logging is the norm in the Brazilian Amazon, where timber laundering - covering illegal timber with phony papers - happens on an industrial scale. So why is the DIY chain Jewson selling garden decking made from rare Amazon trees?
For two years, Greenpeace has been investigating logging in the Brazilian Amazon. We found that criminals were ransacking the forest - and that the systems set up to stop them are being used to launder illegal timber.
On Friday, Johnson & Johnson announced it would stop buying palm oil from companies destroying the rainforest. Now the onus is on the palm oil industry as a whole to leave its forest destruction behind.
Last month we found out that the government is cooking up plans to strip homeowners and tenants of their legal right to deny permission to companies that want to frack directly underneath their property. If every English person’s home is their castle, then government ministers are currently digging a tunnel underneath the ramparts to let the frackers in.
Captive bluefin tuna inside a transport cage which is being towed by a tug from fishing grounds in Libya to Tuna farms in Sicily, 2006.
Last Friday was the penguins' special day. Now this Friday is World Tuna
day; and whilst the world's most popular fish might not be as cute as the waddling creatures, they are amazing wild species that are vital to the ocean ecosystem and deserve to have their story told.
Protest against Russian oil tanker transporting oil from the Gazprom drilling platform Prirazlomnaya
Today is the day. The very first barrels of Arctic oil have found their way to my home country. Gazprom, Russia’s biggest energy company, has shipped the first tanker with crude oil from the Arctic to the Rotterdam harbor, the Netherlands.
Tuna are fish, and they are wild animals. But to many
people, they are simply understood as food. It can be a bit confusing when the
short hand of ‘tuna’ is used, as it covers a whole family of species, from the
relatively-tiddly and widespread skipjack, right up to the majestic but
A penguin stands in front of a camera during Greenpeace's tour in the Southern Ocean
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.