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Deep Sea Mining Risks Species Extinction

Press release | July 8, 2013 at 14:27

Amsterdam, July 3, 2013 – The extinction of unique deep sea species and other significant irreversible environmental damage to our oceans are a likely result of an emerging trend to exploit seabed minerals, Greenpeace International warned today.

Mining decision attacks NZ values, brand and identity

Press release | March 21, 2010 at 0:00

The Government is dragging New Zealand back to the 19th century with its mining plans, says Greenpeace.

Govt reneges on mining promises

Press release | March 14, 2010 at 0:00

The Government’s assurances of "boutique", "surgical" mining in areas with low conservation value seem to have disappeared down a mine shaft, says Greenpeace.

One third of National voters oppose mining plans

Press release | May 20, 2010 at 0:00

According to the most substantive poll on the mining issue to date, the Key Government’s mining plans are opposed by 30% of those who voted National in at the last election (1).

Climate change

Hub | December 19, 2006 at 22:51

Greenpeace warns of international backlash over mining plans

Press release | February 9, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace is warning the Government it could face civil disobedience and an international backlash if it proceeds with mining on conservation land.

Accept schedule 4 failure and come back with better idea– Greenpeace

Press release | May 26, 2010 at 0:00

The Government would be wise to chalk up its schedule 4 mining plans as an idea it got horribly wrong, says Greenpeace in its submission on the proposals.

Greenpeace blocks Fonterra coal use with clean solution

Press release | May 18, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists have blocked the coal depot of Fonterra’s Clandeboye factory near Timaru, using a truckload of alternative fuel, saying the company is damaging the climate by burning coal when cleaner solutions exist.

Mining march announced for 1st May in Auckland

Press release | April 14, 2010 at 0:00

A coalition of environment groups including Greenpeace, has announced a public march against the Government’s mining plans on May 1 in Auckland.

International backlash gathers speed

Press release | March 24, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace says the kind of international backlash seen today in the Economist magazine (1) demonstrates that John Key’s Government is putting the New Zealand economy at risk with its 19th century economic thinking.

THE VOTE: Does NZ need more mining? Your chance to say NO in front of the nation

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 6, 2013

Tonight on TV3's The Vote, along with Russell Norma and Manu Caddie I’m going up against representatives of the oil drilling and mining industry to debate the question: "Does NZ need more mining?" In the face of new coal mining...

Update: Activists: we’ll stay until Fonterra accepts challenge

Press release | May 18, 2010 at 0:00

One of the four activists who are locked to equipment in the coal depot at Fonterra’s Clandeboye factory near Timaru says it’s now up to Fonterra to take action to protect the climate and New Zealand’s clean green brand by switching to cleaner...

Stopping dirty energy

Page | March 11, 2008 at 2:12

The world has become acutely aware of the impacts of human-induced climate change and every month the warnings from international climate scientists get more and more dire. To protect our environment against climate change, we must drastically...

Tide turns on Key’s oil drilling plans

Blog entry by Steve Abel | December 5, 2013

As John Key scowled his faux-indifferent disdain at the nation wide banners on the beach protest against oil drilling a couple of Saturdays ago, a few things were betrayed. In the battle of public opinion, deep sea oil drilling is...

Sack Simon: The forgotten forest is a bridge too far

Blog entry by Ana Mules | April 9, 2014

Sneaky buggers those forests. Hard to keep track of. One minute they’re there, next they aren’t… a bit like Members of Parliament. In today’s opinion piece TV3’s Political Editor Paddy Gower asked: “Is Simon Bridges asleep...

Don’t let the Government Sneak in Nasty New Mining Law Changes

Blog entry by Dean Baigent-Mercer | October 30, 2012

One of the most important things you can do is make a submission on new mining laws this week before the deadline at 5pm on Friday 2 November. Here’s why: The Government has been working closely with oil and mining corporate...

CO2 emissions

Page | December 13, 2006 at 3:58

Carbon dioxide and fossil fuels: where do the greenhouse gases come from, who put them in the atmosphere and what can we do about it?

Greenhouse effect

Page | December 13, 2006 at 3:56

The Earth's atmosphere is made up of a blanket of gases, which trap enough heat to sustain life. However, by burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests humans pump billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. We also add...

Promoting clean, renewable energy

Page | March 15, 2010 at 1:31

Less pollution, less climate change and more long term security - who could say no? Clean, renewable energy is just that - stable and secure and it doesn't run out.

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