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Why there are no penguins in the Arctic

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Featured | No Comments
Why there are no penguins in the Arctic

So, penguins live in the south, and polar bears in the north – never the twain will meet, despite the best efforts of toymakers and cartoons. But was there ever penguins in the Arctic? Dave investigates.

A Micronation Once Again: The Saltee Islands

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in Ecosystem | No Comments
A Micronation Once Again: The Saltee Islands

ff the coast of southeast Ireland lie the two small Saltee Islands. Their simple, low-slung landscapes, four or five kilometres of the Wexford fishing village of Kilmore Quay belie their layers of history, folklore and bizarre stories.

Return of the Chinese Zombie Ships

Posted by on Apr 6, 2006 in Articles | One Comment
Return of the Chinese Zombie Ships

Last week, the Greenpeace team on board the Esperanza told the story of the Chinese zombie ships of West Africa- this week we went back, and interviewed the men on board.

Happiness: The Chinese zombie ships of West Africa

Posted by on Mar 29, 2006 in Articles | One Comment
Happiness: The Chinese zombie ships of West Africa

We’re in the big African Queen inflatable, cruising alongside an anchored trawler. It’s more rust than metal – the ship is rotting away. The foredeck is covered in broken machinery. The fish deck is littered with frayed cables, and the mast lies horizontally, hanging over the starboard side. A large rusty Chinese character hangs on railings above the bridge, facing forward. It reads ‘happiness’.