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Appeal: Help us save ocean species from perils of plastic

. EIA has been working hard for 30 years to protect vulnerable marine species and the oceans they call home. There is a growing threat to their ecosystem and it comes from the billions of single-use plastic bags consumed around the world each year. Today, one million single-use plastic bags are used every minute (that’s […]

Shut the door on fridges to fight climate change

Retailers must shut the door on open fridges to fight climate change – and cut bills!   LONDON: Leading High Street retailers are being urged to do their bit for the climate by closing the door on open refrigerated display units. In its new report The Chilling Facts VI, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals […]

High time for Japan to act on toxic whale meat threat

. Friday marked the first anniversary of the signing of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international treaty aiming to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. Mercury is considered by the World Health Organisation to be one of the top 10 chemicals of major public health concern. Exposure, even […]

Neil Gaiman to give 2015 Douglas Adams lecture

The 13th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture will be presented by the best-selling author Neil Gaiman. The lecture, to be held on March 3, is held each year to raise funds for two of the charities closest to the heart of the late and much-loved author Adams, Save the Rhino and the Environmental Investigation Agency. Tickets […]

Focus on whaling nations and the threat to the vaquita

  The 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) ended on September 18 after four days of tough negotiations on a number of key issues affecting the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises. You can read a handy summary of the major decisions and outcomes of IWC65 at the bottom of this page, but I […]

UN Climate Summit – more hot air or a breath of hope?

“The purpose of the 2014 Climate Summit was to raise political momentum for a meaningful universal climate agreement in Paris in 2015 and to galvanize transformative action in all countries to reduce emissions and build resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon September 24, 2014 . . Tuesday’s headline-grabbing Climate […]

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