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First World polluters could save Third World trees: deforestation proposal at Poznan

December 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It’s less than a year until the major UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen – where the nations of the world are meant to settle on an agreement that will take us the next step on from the Kyoto Protocol. In the lead-up to Copenhagen, nations have been meeting at Poznan in Poland to prepare […]

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Tags: Climate change · Conservation · Events · Forests · Oceans · Podcasts · Politics · Transport

‘Sharkwater’ will change how you think of sharks

June 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Sharks have had a pretty bad rap for a long time. Now a new film, busts the myths about sharks and highlights the dire situation for shark populations around the world. Rob Stewart, an underwater photographer, set out to show the beauty of sharks in his film ‘Sharkwater’, but stumbled instead onto the billion dollar […]

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Tags: Conservation · Editor's pick · Films · Oceans · Podcasts · Wildlife

Why are the Japanese so hell-bent on killing whales?

January 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Another year begins and whaling is in the news again, with two activist groups disrupting the activities of Japanese whaling vessels. Both Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd argue the Japanese whalers are carrying out commercial operations in what has been designated by Australia as a whale sanctuary. But the Japanese don’t recognise Australia’s territorial claim or […]

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Tags: Conservation · Editor's pick · Podcasts · Whaling

Paul Watson: eco-terrorist or eco-hero?

January 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Sea Shepherd tangle with Japanese Whalers in the Antarctic Paul Watson is a man on a mission. He has played a leading role in alerting the world to what he calls the illegal actvities of Japanese whalers. In 2007 I spoke by satellite phone to Paul in the Antarctic, the day after his ship the […]

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Tags: Conservation · Editor's pick · Oceans · Podcasts · Video · Whaling · Wildlife

And now time for an ad break …. (animators get political)

January 16th, 2008 · No Comments

A compacted view of what commerce is doing to the planet. Actually, I do have a Commerce degree, and I have worked in the corporate world, but this commercial is pretty good and pretty telling. But it doesn’t have to be like this. If business worked more like nature (in a cyclical instead of linear […]

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Tags: Ads · Business · Conservation · Video · Wildlife

Trouble at mill – Gunns (the largest pulp mill in the southern hemisphere)

January 14th, 2008 · No Comments

The key issues in the Gunns Pulp Mill controversy, as discussed with Sean Cadman from The Wilderness Society. Late last year the Australian government gave the go-ahead to building what will be one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest pulp mills. The Gunns Pulp Miill is planned for the state of Tasmania, the scene of many […]

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Tags: Business · Conservation · Podcasts · Video · Wildlife