It's official: on-line voters have shown their support for the name Mr. Splashy Pants as the overwhelmingly favoured monicker for Greenpeace's humpback whale. Mr.Splashy Pants got a huge 119,367 votes (over 78 percent of the vote) with his nearest
According to the BBC, the Brazillian government has just announced that the rate at which the Amazon rainforest is being destroyed slowed by as much as 20% between August 2006 and July 2007. Good news indeed for us TreeHuggers it would seem. And it’s
Calling all treehuggers: Greenpeace is holding an online poll to name a humpback whale. So far, the most popular name is Mr. Splashy Pants. More than 11,000 possible whale names were submitted but this one currently holds 76% of the vote.
"Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Nintendo Co. (NTDOY) are taking too long to phase out toxic chemicals from their game consoles, Greenpeace said Tuesday in its latest environmental ranking of leading electronics companies.
After more than a year of back and forth in the National Argentine Congress, last Wednesday the Woods Law was approved. This paper basically prevents the state governments in this country to grant authorizations for land clearing until each state does
In a seeming attempt to both flout international regulations and provoke a vocal backlash, the Japanese have sent out a whaling fleet to the South Pacific whose aim it is to target one of the planet's most endangered, and beloved, cetaceans - the
Is this what a future Spain besieged by global warming look like? The digitally retouched picture - part of a new book, Photoclima, released this week by Greenpeace - uses statistics gleaned from the UN panel on
It wasn't too long ago that biofuels were basking in the glow of nearly everyone's approval - a quick fix for reducing CO2 emissions from transport. The EU aims to fill 10% of its transport needs with biofuels by 2020. But biofuel's easy ride may be
Used to be, chip speed and computer power drove the market, and one upgraded their computer every couple of years as Intel giveth new chips and Microsoft taketh away with bloated operating systems. Then the internet became our computer, google is fast
My first encounter with India’s shipbreaking industry was through Torontonian Edward Burtynsky’s remarkable photography exhibit, Manufactured Landscapes (now also in documentary format), last year in Brooklyn, in an unforgettable, imposing image of a
Protesters have claimed to have taken over a power plant in Kent, UK. The radical move is claimed to be a protest against the approval of new coal plants in the UK. None have been built for 30 years, but coal mining has recently resumed in some areas
This October will bring one of the biggest festivals for Hindus – particularly those living in the eastern parts of India and Bangladesh – a ten-day celebration of the warrior goddess Durga. In places like Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) it becomes an
Yes it's that time of year again when London is alive with the sound of design junkies' feet stomping around the city in search of the latest and greatest in fashion, furniture, interiors and products. 100% design is the most polished and commercial
Rating electronic vendors on how well they are doing environmentally, their green-wise-ness as it were, is a popular phenom these days. Currently there have been three attempts of note; the EPA took a crack at it with the EPEAT standard, Greenpeace
If this latest survey is any indication, corporate executives and policymakers alike have a long way to go before they can convince consumers to jump on their 'green' bandwagons. A staggering 9 out of 10 consumers are skeptical about information