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Beware the mutant fish

No need for costumes, fake cobwebs or scary music, this Halloween edition of our blog features an unfortunate real life monster. Take a look at the “lovely” image of a mutant, 3-eyed wolffish found near a nuclear plant in Argentina. Yeah – it’s pretty gross, and it’s one more reason Oceana supports clean energy, like … Read more

Oceana bemoans lack of ambition in EU’s 2050 energy roadmap; calls for immediate binding energy efficient targets

Oceana, the international marine conservation organization, bemoans the lack of ambition in the EU´s Energy Efficiency Action Plan presented last week by the European Commission. The plan only considers setting mandatory energy efficiency targets in 2013, if the voluntary approach has not worked at national levels. Out of the EU’s three 2020 targets adopted in … Read more

Oceana highlights critical need for an ambitious and binding agreement in the upcoming climate change conference

The EU must strengthen its objective to reduce CO2 emissions, reaching a minimum of 30% for 2020. Oceana, the international marine conservation organization, calls attention to the need to reach a comprehensive, legally binding agreement on the CO2 emission reduction regime during the upcoming Conference on Climate Change (COP16) to be held in Cancun between … Read more

Biodiversity Summit week 1 recap

The Biodiversity Summit in Japan is kicking off week 2 and we thought we’d give you a recap with some highlights and news stories from last week. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity released a report highlighted the enourmous (but necessary) cost of altering the global economy to put value on forests, reefs and other … Read more

Swept up by Offshore Wind Farms

From Paris to Pekin, offshore wind energy projects are taking off. Several weeks after France started a call for tenders for the construction of 600 wind turbines on the Atlantic coast, China has just announced it will launch a 1.000 MW offshore wind farm project.  At the European level, the energy package adopted in 2008 … Read more

Climate & Energy

Ever sinces Earth’s creation, the oceans have been absorbing vast amounts of carbon dioxide in a system that keeps our planet’s atmosphere in balance. Now, because of the burning of fossil fuels, the oceans are becoming saturated with carbon. Carbon dioxide is changing the very chemistry of the oceans, causing them to become more acidic … Read more