South Korea: Olympic Ski Course Threatens Ancient Mountain Forest
Oct 29, 2014
The Olympic ski course is under construction at Mount Gariwang in South Korea, a protected area that is covered by an ancient forest that harbours unique species, including the rare Yew tree, the Wangsasre tree -- which is only found...
Report from the Field: Sea Shepherd's Operation Pacuare
Oct 13, 2014
Sea Shepherd's Operation Pacuare continues to make a strong presence in Costa Rica’s Limon province, with nightly patrols in search of nesting sea turtles on Pacuare Beach. October has already proven to be a busy month for the volunteers defending the...
US Dept of Transportation: Communities Unprepared for Next Oil Train Disaster
Oct 10, 2014
In the face of a dramatic spike in the amount of oil transported by rail and a series of fiery derailments, the US Department of Transportation has revealed that most emergency response organizations won’t have enough resources or trained personnel...
Friends of the Earth: "World Leaders Fiddle While the Planet Burns"
Sep 22, 2014
As world leaders prepare to gather here for the Climate Summit in New York, Friends of the Earth International warned that the September 23 ‘talk shop’ will only see leaders fiddling with flimsy pledges instead of committing to binding carbon reductions. “A...
Can PepsiCo Help Water Conservation Efforts in Arizona?
Sep 11, 2014
Arizona’s Salt and Verde Rivers, which are the primary renewable water supply for two million people in Phoenix, are to benefit from a new partnership between PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy. As part of the ‘Recycle for Nature’ partnership, PepsiCo and...
Conservation Organizations Launch Lawsuit to Halt Wildlife Killing by “Secretive Federal Agency” in Idaho
Sep 9, 2014
Four conservation organizations have filed a notice of intent this week to sue the US Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services program over its allegedly large-scale – and “often secretive” – killing of wild animals in Idaho. The Center for Biological Diversity...
Call To Action For Sea Shepherd Supporters
Sep 5, 2014
33 pilot whales were slaughtered on the shores of Sandoy, Faroe Islands on Saturday. 14 brave Sea Shepherd volunteers, trying to save those whales' lives, ended up in handcuffs — facing charges, fines and possible deportation. Now, it's your turn to get...
UK: Are Current Farming Methods Risking Boom or Bust with Food Supplies?
Sep 3, 2014
The push for more intensive agriculture to feed a growing global population risks ecological “boom and bust” according to four of the UK's leading ecologists, writing for Friends of the Earth’s Big Ideas Change the World project In a damning critique,
Social Issues
Side by Side: Human Chain Against Coal Spans Germay-Poland Border
Sep 1, 2014
Over 7500 people from almost 30 countries stood hand in hand this week, demonstrating against what would be Europe’s biggest brown coal open-pit mine. They formed a cross-border Human Chain, spanning eight kilometres between the communities of Kerkwitz in Germany and...
Social Issues
India: Shackled in Chains, Mary Kom Says Elephants Belong in the Wild
Aug 29, 2014
Glaring into the camera with fierce determination, covered with scars and struggling to break her chains, Olympic medallist and five-time undisputed World Amateur Boxing champion Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom is featured in a striking new ad from People for the...
Social Issues
New York City: Will This Be the Largest March on Climate Change History?
Aug 26, 2014
With less than one month to go until the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, more than 100 organizations are taking part in an online recruitment drive to sign people up for the demonstration. The People’s Climate...
Leonardo DiCaprio Continues Fight for the Oceans
Aug 19, 2014
Leonardo DiCaprio, Ted Danson, Dennis Haysbert, Laura Dern, Miranda Cosgrove, Austin Nichols, Oscar Nunez, Rachael Harris and Jenna Ushkowitz attended the 7th annual SeaChange Summer Party in Laguna Beach on Saturday evening to support Oceana, the world’s largest international organization...
California: Please Don’t Use Offshore Fracking
Aug 15, 2014
As the California Coastal Commission meets in San Diego this week, a new poll has found that 55 percent of Californians back a ban on offshore fracking, while 65 percent want oil companies prevented from dumping fracking chemicals into the...
It's Simple: All Ivory Markets Must Close
Aug 11, 2014
The message is simple: to save elephants, all ivory markets must close and all ivory stockpiles must be destroyed, according to a new peer-reviewed paper by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The paper says that corruption, organized crime and a lack of...
Friends of the Earth: Shell Making No Progress on Niger Delta Clean-Up
Aug 8, 2014
A damning report, released by Friends of Earth Europe, Amnesty International, Environmental Rights Action, Platform and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) has exposed a shocking lack of action by Shell and the Nigerian Government to clean...
Actor Emma Thompson: "Stop Feeling Powerless About Global Warming
Aug 7, 2014
During a trip to the Arctic aboard a Greenpeace ship, Actor Emma Thompson has spoken out about what she describes as a 'culture of guilt' around what's needed to protect the Arctic and deal with global warming. The two time Oscar-winner...
At Long Last: Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise Departs Russian Port
Aug 4, 2014
More than 300 days after it was illegally boarded following a high profile peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has finally departed Murmansk, Russia, en route for its home port of Amsterdam. The icebreaker has been...
Fukushima 2014: A Global Crisis Without End
Jul 19, 2014
If you thought the worst was over with Fukishima, it's not. We are in the midst of some of the most delicate and unprecedented nuclear procedures ever attempted. Right now, an ice wall is being built to try and curtail...
Environmental Science
New Study: Bee-killing Pesticides Linked to Decline in 14 Bird Species
Jul 16, 2014
A new study has revealed that bird populations are declining by 3.5 percent each year in areas with high concentrations of the most widely used neonicotinoid pesticide. These pesticides, which have gained scrutiny for their lethal effects on bees, are now...
New Study Suggests Kidney Stone Could Be Linked to Global Warming
Jul 15, 2014
Science blames global warming for a lot of things, but aside from skin cancer increases, global warming hasn't exactly been responsible for wrecking havoc on the human body. However, a new study reflects and predicts a future impact on the...
Arctic Methane Leaks, Facts, and Our Future
Jul 12, 2014
Scientists have confirmed that the Arctic seafloor has been releasing massive amounts of methane. And even though methane comprises only about 9% of greenhouse gases, it has 86 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide in the first 20...
Environmental Science
Is Fracking to Blame for Oklahoma's Earthquakes?
Jul 10, 2014
California used to be the earthquake capital of the United States, what with its unique position on converging tectonic plates after all. However, for those that think that is still true are sadly mistaken. The unassuming state of Oklahoma is...
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