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Ocean heroes in a half shell: it’s World Turtle Day!

Posted by Willie — 23 May 2014 at 12:12am - Comments
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Sea turtles live in the ocean. They don’t loiter around so much as cruise the whole sea, taking in shallow coastal lagoons, stopping by seamounts, and crossing the open ocean on high seas highways, only ever returning to land to lay eggs.

They are truly creatures of the ocean. And they are pretty special.

Today is World Turtle Day – so what better excuse to shell out a bit of love and respect to these most iconic ocean ambassadors?

In pictures: Turtally devoted to you: Happy World Turtle Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 23 May 2014 at 12:10am - Comments
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A Hawksbill turtle on Apo Island, internationally acknowledged as a model community managed marine reserve.

Today is World Turtle Day, a great opportunity to celebrate some of the world’s oldest creatures as well as draw attention to the sea turtles' plight. Terrific turtles have been swimming the world's oceans for more than 100 million years, but now face many dangers as they travel the seas.

75,000 people have told Jewson to stop selling suspect timber. But Jewson still doesn't get it.

Posted by Richardg — 22 May 2014 at 12:41pm - Comments
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Ipe trees in the Brazilian Amazon

75,000 of us have told Jewson to stop selling suspect decking from the Amazon rainforest. But Jewson doesn't get it - so maybe this video explaining how the loggers loot the Amazon will help. 

Celebrating island (wild) life

Posted by Willie — 22 May 2014 at 12:05am - Comments
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Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity. That’s a bit of a mouthful, but put simply it’s a day officially set aside to celebrate the world’s wealth of wildlife. For 2014 the theme is Island Biodiversity.

What's hot and what's not in the party manifestos: a whistle-stop tour

Posted by wmccallu — 20 May 2014 at 12:58pm - Comments
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Just a couple more days until the European elections and I thought I should probably take a look at the parties’ European election manifestos. Just to check where they stand on the issues I care about.  Here’s a whistle-stop tour of where I think the manifestos do well, and where I think there may be an opportunity for change...

The Times they aren't a changin.

Posted by Graham Thompson — 16 May 2014 at 3:02pm - Comments
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The Times, edited by John Witherow, owned by Rupert Murdoch

The front page of the Times today spashes on a terrible conspiracy to suppress ground-breaking new climate science which could overturn the alleged ‘consensus’ on climate sensitivity and expose highly suspicious inconsistencies in the work of the IPCC.

Except, of course, it doesn’t.

We're taking action to stop loggers plundering the Amazon

Posted by Richardg — 15 May 2014 at 7:07pm - Comments

After two years investigating illegal logging in the Brazilian Amazon, we're taking action to stop it. Here's the story so far.

In pictures: the silent crisis in the Amazon

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 15 May 2014 at 4:31pm - Comments
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Rainforest close to the city of Altamira. A Greenpeace team is in the area to witness the "Cachoeira Seca" (Dry Waterfall) Indigenous land, where illegal logging and land grabbing has been occurring.

Today Greenpeace published a 2-year investigation that shows how the logging industry threatens the Amazon rainforest. These photos show the illegal logging that's ransacking the forest and show what's at stake if the logging continues.

How to take part in the South Downs fracking consultation

Posted by Richard Casson — 15 May 2014 at 4:22pm - Comments
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If you live in (or near) the South Downs and care about how fracking could impact the area, here's a guide to how you can take part in the latest public consultation. Read on for a step by step guide and a few talking points. And importantly please remember to have your comments sent in by 5PM on Thursday 22 May, as that's when the consultation closes.

Why is Jewson selling timber that's been plundered from the Amazon?

Posted by Richardg — 15 May 2014 at 12:23pm - Comments
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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?

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