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Our oceans need silence, not the thunder of exploitation

. A few weeks ago, the e-newsletter Science for Environment Policy from the EU Commission provided a briefing on underwater noise. The brief tried, at least in my opinion, to downplay the risks of intense underwater noise sources. Almost at the same time, the findings of two new scientific studies were released, demonstrating that noise […]

EIA bids a fond farewell to head of fundraising Janet

Friday was my last day at EIA. After nearly five years, I have decided to move on to new challenges in a very different field but I know that I will never be far away from the EIA family. Working as Head of Fundraising here has been quite a roller coaster – as the wise […]

A day of fun in the sun at Greens on the Green!

We came, we set up, we partied in the park! After months of preparation, we are delighted to report that EIA’s Greens on the Green free summer festival was a big success. Hundreds of people dropped in to London’s Islington Green during the course of a long, hot and utterly perfect summer’s day on Saturday. […]

Finally waking up to the fact that we can help the climate

During the past month or so, there’s been a lot of activity and some surprises on the F-gas front and although there is a lot of work still to be done, it feels as if the world is finally waking up to the fact that not only do we need to get rid of HFCs […]

SA’s trade plan is ‘reckless endangerment of wild rhinos’

In a special guest blog today, respected author and activist Judith Mills assesses the credibility and likely outcomes of South Africa’s decision to seek a legal trade in rhino horn and so cash in on its stockpiles. . An article posted on July 3 on Times LIVE estimates that South Africa’s proposed legal sale of […]

The Norway whaling probe that led to EIA’s creation

. Some 30 years ago, in June 1983, I was aboard the 116ft North Sea trawler the Balaenoptera with a wonderful crew of volunteers. Our aim was to document Norwegian whaling – something no-one had done before. The momentous decision to end all commercial whaling by 1986 had been made the year before by the […]

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