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The teaspoon and the bucket

Blog entry by Steve Abel | October 18, 2011

Salvers of the Rena chillingly describe her as a “dying ship”. Bad weather will hit the Bay of Plenty again tonight and could cause the final break up of the vessel. Pumping of oil finally began again last night but a fractional 90...

Has the Key Government lost its moral compass?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | September 24, 2012

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting wonder whether we're watching the death spiral of a Government that’s lost its purpose and sense of duty. It seems with each day that passes, the Government’s calamitous handling of our...

Rio+20 not the Oceans Summit but High Seas protection gains support and prominence

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | June 29, 2012

The Rio+20 Summit has failed to create the future that people and planet desperately need. The battle for our Oceans, though, got an extra wind at Rio. I therefore did not leave Rio depressed, but with hope and determination that...

Russia’s oil leaks – a forgotten disaster

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | May 25, 2012

It’s late in the evening, but the sun has not yet settled here in Usinsk in the northernmost part of Russia where my Russian colleague and I arrived in a storming blizzard a few days ago. Located just at the border of the Arctic,...

Asset sales agenda sparks a movement

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 7, 2012

After the huge protest against asset sales in Auckland the week before, on Friday the Aotearoa is Not for Sale hikoi arrived in the capital to mark the end of the march from Northland. But this looks to be the beginning of a much...

Davos failed to address fundamentals – will the next Earth Summit in Rio?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | February 3, 2012

At the World Economics Forum in Davos last week, no one was denying that we face serious economic, social and environmental crises. When even the Financial Times runs a series of articles on " Capitalism in crisis ", it´s obvious...

Alive and kicking in Indonesia

Blog entry by Nur Hidayati | November 16, 2011

Since our office was threatened with closure by the South Jakarta district authority last week, our staff pulled out all the stops to keep the office open. We have had great support from Indonesian civil society leaders who see this...

Will Pure Advantage fulfill its promise?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | July 11, 2011

Last Thursday I attended the launch of the new Pure Advantage campaign – a campaign led by some of New Zealand’s most successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. This group, which includes the likes of Sir Stephen Tindall,...

Burger King ditches Sinar Mas palm oil

Blog entry by nyoung | September 3, 2010

The independent audit which Sinar Mas thought would absolve it of deforestation, peatland clearance and law-breaking is now exploding in front of its face like a firework in a munitions factory. Greenpeace campaigners and...

10 simple ways to use less oil

Blog entry by nick | July 8, 2010

This entry comes by popular request. A lot of people have been asking what they can do to use less oil, and reduce demand for the sticky stuff ruining beaches everywhere. Here's my top ten, feel free to add to it in comments: 1.

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