An international protest planned for this weekend against biotechnology company Monsanto is slated to span six continents and include demonstrations in dozens of countries around the globe.
Japan's fisheries agency says it has temporarily suspended its Southern Ocean whale hunt after clashes with anti-whaling activists.
There is one area of the Ecuadorian Amazon that is so pristine that the whole ecosystem has been preserved and even jaguars roam free! But the government is now threatening to go in and drill for oil.
The US is about to treat the world to the first genetically modified meat: a mutant salmon that could wipe out wild salmon populations and threaten human health - but we can stop it now before our plates are filled with suspicious Frankenfish.
It looks like our species has finally begun to reunite economics and ecology for a sustainable future. Biologist Dr. Reese Halter looks back at a few examples of environmental triumphs that we can all celebrate from 2012.
We recently learned of a planned Platinum mine downstream of the 16 000 ha Nylsvlei floodplain in the Limpopo Province. The following letter was sent out to members of a pressure group called AIKONA (Against Interference in Kruger & other National Assets).
In the dying hours of UN climate negotiations, hundreds of campaigners occupied the conference centre halls to call on countries to "Reject the Text."
Right now at a UN meeting in Dubai, authoritarian regimes are pushing for full governmental control of the Internet in a binding global treaty. If they succeed, the internet could become less open, more costly and much slower.
Right now, the tar sands, a toxic oil reserve almost the size of Saudi Arabia's but over 3 times as dangerous for climate change, sits landlocked in Northern Canada. People power has twice blocked new pipelines into this poison, but now we have a bigger challenge.
Earlier this week, environmental activists marched in cities around the country against the government’s nuclear expansion plans which they believe “threatens present and future generations.”
In days, Nigeria's Parliament could approve a $5 billion fine against giant oil polluter Shell for a spill that devastated the lives of millions of people, and pass a law to hold all oil companies to account for polluting and plundering. This is a watershed moment, but unless we all speak out, oil giants will crush it.
Several unions and community organsiations will take part in a major march in Joburg this Saturday to voice their opposition to South Africa’s nuclear expansion.
Last month in Hobart, Tasmania, members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources met to discuss several proposals to create marine protected areas extending from the Antarctic continent well out to sea.
Last month, Greenpeace Africa, groundWork and Earthlife Africa took action against Eskom's reckless coal expansion at the utility's headquarters in Johannesburg. 14 activists were placed in police custody after the peaceful protest and taken to Sandton police station.
In a letter addressed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, environmental lobby group Swakopmund Matters drew his attention to the possibility of a phosphate mine opening on the Namibian coast, and the threat to marine life this mine would pose.
The ‘CAN DO! Trekking for Trash’ expedition has begun. Social change adventurers Michael Baretta and Camilla Howard started their 3000km trek yesterday.
In a huge victory against the plunder of our oceans, the Australian Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced new laws that will ban the Margiris super trawler, now known as the Abel Tasman, from operating in Australian waters for up to two years.
As part of a global anti-fracking day, more than 400 people from various walks of life gathered in front of the gates of Parliament on Saturday 22 Sept, to call for a ban on fracking in South Africa.