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We've stopped an illegal logging ship

Feature story | September 3, 2008 at 0:00

Our activists have stopped a ship loading piles of logged timber from the Paradise Forests of Papua New Guinea. The peaceful direct action was supported by many local people who joyously watched from boats, singing and dancing. Three activists...

Great Barrier Reef saved from shale oil exploitation

Feature story | August 31, 2008 at 23:39

It's a victory for the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, with a 20-year moratorium on all new shale oil projects in the region. Led by the Save Our Foreshore group, the success shows just how powerful local, grassroots campaigns can be.

Conning the Congo

Feature story | July 31, 2008 at 0:00

Just as the need to save the world’s forests for climate protection is becoming widely recognised, we have discovered that major logging companies - operating in the Congo basin - are increasingly destroying one of the most ecologically important...

Company scores plummet in Greener Electronics Guide

Feature story | June 26, 2008 at 23:18

With expanded and tougher criteria on toxic chemicals, electronic waste and new criteria on climate change only Sony and Sony Ericsson score more than 5/10 in our latest Guide to Greener Electronics. Nintendo and Microsoft remain rooted to the...

Expedition launch: Arctic Under Pressure

Feature story | May 13, 2010 at 0:00

We are returning to the Arctic Ocean with our ship the Esperanza this month to reinforce the urgent need to protect one of the most pristine and fragile environments on Earth.

Belo Monte: a big pile of… problems!

Feature story | April 20, 2010 at 0:00

A big pile of manure, specially ordered by Greenpeace to the Brazilian Government, is the best representation of what this infrastructure project means to Brazil

Activists 'drop' in to Nestlé shareholder meeting

Feature story | April 16, 2010 at 0:00

Thirty activist 'orang-utans' greeted shareholders as they arrived for Nestle's Annual General Meeting today asking them to give Indonesia's rainforests a break and stop profiting from destroying rainforest, threatening biodiversity and...

Nestlé give rainforests 'a break'

Feature story | March 17, 2010 at 11:16

Protests are taking place across Europe today beginning with around 100 Greenpeace activists, some dressed as orang-utans, heading to Nestlé’s headquarters and factories in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. They called on Nestlé staff to urge...

Climate destroyer shut down by activists in Indonesian rainforest ahead of Copenhagen...

Feature story | November 25, 2009 at 0:00

With just 12 days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, we are taking direct action again today - blocking one of the world's largest pulp mills, in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests. The export facilities have been shutdown by our...

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | November 15, 2009 at 19:27

While politicians continue to talk, we're taking action at the frontline of forest and climate destruction in Indonesia. Barack Obama is about to arrive in Asia for his first official visit while the US continues to block progress ahead of the...

Inglourious treehuggers dam climate change!

Feature story | November 3, 2009 at 18:56

If we told you that there was one single way to cut a fifth of global greenhouse emissions - that simply involved hugging trees - would you believe us? Probably not - but that's exactly what's required. And we've got 50 activists in the...

Greenpeace staff member wins alternative Nobel Prize

Feature story | October 13, 2009 at 21:01

We are thrilled to announce that one of our staff members, René Ngongo, has today been named a recipient of the 2009 Right Livelihood award.

Green points for Hewlett Packard and Apple

Feature story | October 1, 2009 at 23:16

Apple and Hewlett Packard get green points this month, as HP is rewarded in the latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics and Apple releases details of their greenhouse gas emissions. But the big points go to activist consumers for...

Sweet success for Kit Kat campaign

Feature story | May 17, 2010 at 0:00

A big 'Thank You!' to the hundreds of thousands of you who supported our two-month Kit Kat campaign by e-mailing Nestlé, calling them, or spreading the campaign message via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles. This morning,...

Marine reserves - just a stone's throw away

Feature story | August 15, 2009 at 0:00

This week we have created a granite shield against bottom trawling in a fragile and ecologically important marine area in Sweden.

Rouge Alert:: Climate change threatens French wine

Feature story | September 6, 2009 at 23:20

Climate change would drive anyone to drink, but it seems that the drink won't be a nice French Pinot Noir. France, famous for its unique wine varieties, stands to lose an important part of its cultural heritage as rising temperatures impact...

Fonterra implicated in rainforest destruction

Feature story | August 22, 2009 at 0:00

A Greenpeace investigation has revealed that the iconic New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is implicated in Indonesian and Malaysian rainforest destruction, dead orangutans and driving global greenhouse gas emissions.

The Forest Friendly Furniture Guide

Feature story | February 7, 2008 at 0:00

Ever wonder where your beautiful BBQ table came from? Greenpeace NZ along with the Indonesia Human Rights Committee has released a new ‘Guide to Forest Friendly Outdoor Furniture Retailers‘. It shows that the majority of outdoor timber furniture...

New Zealand’s climate change stance shameful

Feature story | September 3, 2007 at 0:00

After officials from 158 countries meeting in Vienna agreed the next steps for negotiating phase two of Kyoto, the world now turns its gaze southward towards the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Sydney to see if some of the...

Earthquake, fire and nuclear leak in Japan

Feature story | July 18, 2007 at 23:20

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the world's largest nuclear plant on Monday, causing a transformer fire. Since then, revelations have been coming out about spills and leaks at the plant.

Tasty news from Apple!

Feature story | May 2, 2007 at 21:57

We are cheering! Steve Jobs has decided to bring us closer to the greener apple that Mac users all over the world have been asking for.

Chernobyl anniversary protest

Feature story | April 26, 2007 at 23:57

On this day 21 years ago a nuclear reactor near the Ukraine city of Chernobyl suffered a steam explosion and a nuclear meltdown. Winds spread the radioactive fallout over thousands of square kilometres. Now, risky new nuclear reactors are under...

Greenpeace shuts down coal loader

Feature story | February 21, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists in Australia have shut down the Kooragang coal loader at Newcastle to warn of the NSW Government’s plans to double the terminal’s output and approve new mines after the March 24 election.

Esperanza leaves Auckland

Feature story | January 26, 2007 at 0:00

This year the Japanese government aims to hunt almost 1,000 whales in the Southern Ocean whales sanctuary. Once again Greenpeace will be there to defend the whales.

Polar Bears on Thin Ice

Feature story | January 12, 2007 at 0:00

The good news is the polar bear is likely to given extra protection under US law. The bad news is its home is disappearing faster than ever. With 2007 predicted to be the warmest year on record it looks like they'll need all the protection they...

Greenpeace ship will stop in Auckland en route to save whales

Feature story | December 19, 2006 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is en route to the Southern Ocean as part of a massive global campaign to stop whaling in the Sanctuary.

12 steps to a greener holiday season

Feature story | December 5, 2006 at 0:00

The silly season has begun. If last-minute shopping, baking and decorating turn you into Ebenezer Scrooge, just stop for a moment and think about the toll this season takes on the environment.

Pushed to the Brink

Publication | August 27, 2008 at 0:00

It is a matter of serious concern that the oceans are being systematically degraded and are in decline. The most immediate and significant threat to the oceans is overfishing and destructive fishing practices like bottom trawling. But, global...

New Zealand Farming and Climate Change

Publication | October 22, 2008 at 0:00

Half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. Yet there are ways to bring these emissions down without hurting farmers’ bottom lines.

Caught Red-Handed: How Nestlé's Use of Palm Oil is Having a Devastating Impact on...

Publication | March 17, 2010 at 9:14

Nestlé is using palm oil from destroyed Indonesian rainforests and peatlands, in products like Kit Kat, pushing already endangered orang-utans to the brink of extinction and accelerating climate change. This report exposes how Nestlé is sourcing...

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.

Working together - our partners in Paradise

Page | October 10, 2007 at 0:19

Greenpeace is working with several non-government organisations (NGOs) and local groups on the eco-forestry initiative in Lake Murray. These groups include:

Auckland Council NZPAM Submission

Action | December 14, 2014 at 4:55

Stop Deep Sea Oil

Global Melting

Page | June 8, 2009 at 19:27

The dangers of Arctic oil

Page | August 7, 2012 at 11:24

Arctic oil drilling is a dangerous, high-risk enterprise and an oil spill under these icy waters would have a catastrophic impact on one of the most pristine, unique and beautiful landscapes on earth. The risks of such an accident are ever...

Redirect

Page | May 9, 2011 at 11:10

Redirect

Arctic and Antarctic

Page | June 8, 2009 at 19:27

Climate voices

Page | March 16, 2006 at 22:45

The real meaning of climate change can not be fully grasped from scientific charts and equations alone; one needs to hear the stories of those who are living through it, grappling with its implications, and struggling to find ways to halt it.

Extreme weather

Page | March 16, 2006 at 22:43

There is strong evidence that extreme weather events - such as hurricanes, floods, droughts and heat waves - are increasing because of climate change. In fact, the Financial Initiative of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) recently calculated...

Sea level rise

Page | June 7, 2006 at 0:53

"The Maldives is one of the small states. We are not in a position to change the course of events in the world. But what you do or do not do here will greatly influence the fate of my people. It can also change the course of world history." -...

Health, food and water

Page | March 16, 2006 at 22:32

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?

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...

Sea ice extent

Page | September 11, 2009 at 2:31

Every year in mid-September, eyes turn north to find out what the minimum sea ice extent is and find out how it compares with previous years.

Arctic Threats

Page | August 7, 2009 at 20:45

The Arctic region is under threat from Climate Change, increased exploitation, and a lot more.

Infographic: Save the Arctic Map

Page | July 17, 2012 at 3:41

Two Greenpeace ships, the Esperanza and the Arctic Sunrise, are on their way to the Arctic right now to head off a new Arctic oil rush.

THIS REDIRECTS OLD LINK TO Esperanza Webcam

Page | January 27, 2010 at 3:41

Check out the view...

Glaciers

Page | March 16, 2006 at 22:27

Glaciers are more than just magnificent landscapes of ice and snow. Around the world they act as frozen reservoirs providing water for billions of people, as well as animals and plants.

The real meaning of sustainability

Page | March 6, 2008 at 0:59

You know the famous maxim ‘give and take’? It’s what makes relationships work… and Christmas. It’s how we achieve a balance between individual needs and wants, and the needs and wants of others.

Arctic & Climate Change

Page | August 7, 2009 at 20:43

The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the globe and is experiencing some of the most severe climate impacts on Earth. One of the most notable is the rapid decline in the thickness and extent of sea ice.

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