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Google Wants to Help Nations See the Forest for the Trees

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | December 6, 2010

The Cool IT team is in Cancun this week at the International Climate Change Conference (COP16), where delegates are deep in the weeds of a global policy debate on how to cut carbon emissions. While countries are striking deals and...

Ice ice baby

Blog entry by nyoung | September 13, 2010

Lisa writes from the Esperanza in the Atlantic Ocean We're now in the Atlantic Ocean heading for Europe - escorted by sea gulls gliding alongside us as the swells rock us from side to side. The Arctic...

Oily people point to a dirty reality

Blog entry by Jay Harkness | July 26, 2010

The pictures coming from the Gulf of Mexico are horrible; birds covered in oil, enormous plumes of crude lying just below the surface; thousands of barrels worth of oil gushing into the sea each day. And beaches covered in the stuff.

Top chef's quest to save our oceans

Blog entry by Kathy | May 20, 2010

Steve Logan (lft) and Al Brown outside Logan Brown It is a little known fact that Steve Logan of award-winning Wellington restaurant Logan Brown is a bit of an eco-warrior. As well as being really supportive of our...

Schedule 4 back-down won’t solve the problem

Blog entry by Kathy | May 10, 2010

Predictably, the Government is gearing up to backtrack on some of the more extreme and unpalatable elements of its mining proposals . At a National Party regional conference in Masterton at the weekend, both John Key and Gerry...

Nestlé Pull Greenpeace Ad From YouTube

Blog entry by nick | March 18, 2010

Today, the world’s leading food and drinks company, Nestlé, had Greenpeace’s new video removed from YouTube . This is an apparent attempt to silence the truth that some of its most popular brands use palm oil from destroyed...

Too precious to risk

Video | February 19, 2013 at 14:53

In January 2013 we sailed the Rainbow Warrior to the subantarctic islands to highlight some of the most precious places and species that New Zealand would put at risk if deep sea oil drilling is allowed to proceed.

A message to Anadarko from New Zealand

Video | February 21, 2013 at 7:32

On the bridge of the Rainbow Warrior, we made a pledge to resist, with every peaceful means available to us, the threat of deep sea oil. And we called Anadarko in Texas to tell them exactly that.

Greenpeace takes on the world's biggest carmaker… and wins!

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | March 7, 2013

The force is with you and together you made Volkswagen (VW) do a handbrake turn on improving the efficiency of its cars. Something they said they could not do until you cried BS to make VW turn away from the Dark Side! ...

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...

Commitment to a sustainable peace

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 24, 2012

What is peace? In a world at times ravaged by armed conflict, from Africa to Asia, is peace simply an absence of war? Or is there more to it than that? Today, on the International Day of Peace, it is important to reflect on some...

Shell Gets Green Light to Harass Marine Mammals

Blog entry by Oceana | August 10, 2012

Guest blog from our friends at Oceana Bowhead whales would be affected by Shell's drilling. Image via Wikimedia Commons. Shell now has the green light from the government to harass marine mammals and put them at risk...

Ends of the Earth

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | July 6, 2012

Corporations look to plunder Earth’s polar resources The World’s multinational corporations face an unrelenting problem. Resource extraction has met Earth’s limits. The great fortunes of history were made by plundering...

We will return to the Arctic

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 19, 2012

The Arctic holds a special significance for Greenpeace. The campaign that gave birth to our movement over 40 years ago stopped nuclear testing in Alaska. Many people thought a nuclear test in Alaska wouldn't affect them. But if you...

Pure Advantage’s report a clear call for action

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | June 11, 2012

Today, Pure Advantage , the business group whose backers include Air New Zealand boss Rob Fyfe, Villa Maria founder George Fistonich and Warehouse founder Sir Stephen Tindall, released a report into New Zealand’s environmental record,...

Taking the deep sea oil battle to the high court

Blog entry by Vanessa Atkinson | June 6, 2012

I was in court yesterday with the Greenpeace lawyers and will be again today. But rather than defending ourselves after taking direct action as we so often are, this time we're on the other side and we’re taking the Government to court...

Growing opposition to assets sales bridges the generation gap

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 10, 2012

This morning I attended the official launch of the Citizens Initiated Referendum - a citizen led campaign to ensure that New Zealand's important assets remain Kiwi owned. This follows hot on the heels of the vibrant, electric and...

Obama goes back to the future with Shell in the Arctic

Blog entry by Dan Howells, Greenpeace USA | March 30, 2012

Today, the US Government approved Shell’s oil spill response plan for the Beaufort Sea, a remote expanse of ocean that must count as one of the most wild and untouched places on earth. This is the second response plan to get the...

23 years later and Shell has learned nothing from the Exxon Valdez disaster

Blog entry by Dan Howells, Greenpeace USA | March 25, 2012

Twenty-three years ago the Exxon Valdez ran aground at Bligh Reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound. The tanker spilled eleven million gallons of oil into the water, fouled 1,500 miles of Alaska’s coast and killed hundreds of...

Arctic video competition - watch and share

Blog entry by Jaakko Laasanen | March 17, 2012

Jaakko is a Greenpeace volunteer.

Asia Pulp & Paper in illegal rainforest scandal

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar and Nathan Argent | March 1, 2012

APP: “Zero tolerance for illegal wood”. These are the five words that say a lot but apparently mean little to a company that has made a mantra out of repeating something which is simply not true.  And today, we’ve released proof...

Thank you!

Blog entry by Ra, Mike, Lucy, Shayne, Viv and Shai | February 29, 2012

To all the amazing supporters from all over the globe who took the time to show your love and commitment to this cause. First and foremost, thank you so so much from all seven of us who were up on the top of the drill ship, but also...

Silence and contamination, legacies of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | February 20, 2012

Nearly a year after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, it’s time to take a look at its legacy and take an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the people who continue to suffer the impacts. We’re calling for a nuclear free,...

Yet more proof that Asia Pulp and Paper's green claims don’t stack up

Blog entry by jamie | February 17, 2012

Another blow has been delivered to the credibility of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) - the parent company of NZ brand Cottonsoft - thanks to some excellent work by WWF . In a survey of the certification bodies that APP regularly references...

Historic Human Overshoot

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | January 26, 2012

In nature, any successful species can overshoot a habitat, consuming resources faster than Earth’s ecosystems can replenish them. On Earth today, indicators such as species extinctions, soil loss, and global warming – tell us that...

APP pulps trees from its own tiger sanctuary. How dumb is that?

Blog entry by Ian Duff, Greenpeace UK | December 19, 2011

This was APP's Senepis Tiger Sanctuary, until one of APP's suppliers cut down the trees. Image: Eyes on the Forest/WW Indonesia Asia Pulp and Paper – parent company of New Zealand's Cottonsoft brand and the company doing so much...

Eyes of the Forest see through greenwash

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 14, 2011

Today, a new investigative report reveals how Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) – the notorious Indonesian rainforest destroyer – is continuing its destruction of natural tropical forest and drainage of peat soils to make its pulp and paper...

Save the Amazon, veto the new Forest Code

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | December 8, 2011

We are edging closer to an “ ecological calamity ” in the Amazon rainforest and a vote in the Brazilian Senate has pushed us closer to the brink. Yesterday it voted to approve destructive changes to the laws governing forest...

Fonterra climate crimes: The true price of Fonterra milk

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 4, 2011

The carbon footprint of New Zealand milk could be much larger than Fonterra claims. A new report released today reveals that Fonterra’s continued use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) as a supplementary feed on dairy farms could...

Cottonsoft find it hard to fess up to being a rainforest destroyer

Blog entry by Grant Rosoman | November 24, 2011

This week APP/Cottonsoft fired their latest public relations salvo to hide the fact they are destroying rainforests in Indonesia to make throw away paper products. They claimed that tests by one of the world's most respected fibre...

New Cottonsoft PR offensive firing blanks

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 23, 2011

There's been a new development in our campaign to get the rainforest out of Cottonsoft toilet paper . With the help of ex National Party MP Katherine Rich in her role as head of the Food and Grocery Council, Cottonsoft/ Asia Pulp...

Drilling through the lies

Blog entry by Simon Boxer | November 16, 2011

Brazil’s first taste of a deepwater oil drilling blowout this week has demonstrated one thing above all else – just like you can’t trust the nuclear industry neither can you trust the word of big oil. Petrobras, the Brazilian oil...

John Key fooling no one as petition clocks 100K

Blog entry by Steve Abel | November 11, 2011

The Prime Minister’s assertions that there is no relationship between the Rena oil spill and the risks of deep sea oil drilling clearly don’t wash with the public. Greenpeace launched a petition last year when the Government...

Destroying our precious rainforests certainly isn't the Weedons Way!

Blog entry by Siana Fitzjohn | November 11, 2011

Toilet paper is a handy little luxury that in addition to our conventional use has made its appearance in pranks, papier mache models and mummy outfits for Halloween. Kids know better than anyone all the ways in which we can use ...

APP is on the attack but still won’t abandon rainforest destruction

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Greenpeace UK | November 8, 2011

A few days ago we revealed that Asia Pulp and Paper, the world’s most notorious rainforest destroyer and owner of the NZ Cottonsoft toilet paper brand , has lost more customers. Lots of big clients have walked away because APP keeps...

Asia Pulp and Paper's sinking reputation forces more companies to jump ship -...

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK | November 1, 2011

There's further bad news for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) as yet more companies around the world ditch their contracts with the unscrupulous forest-trashing company. Hot on the heels of Mattel and Lego, today Hasbro announced a new...

Clean Energy Now: Rainbow Warrior in action

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | October 27, 2011

Energy company Essent's coal plant in Eemshaven, the Netherlands has the dubious honor of being the first action target of the new Rainbow Warrior. We pulled into Eemshaven today to demand construction stop on the biggest and...

A Frozen Planet under threat

Blog entry by Joss Garman, Greenpeace UK | October 27, 2011

zoom   Like millions of people I have the next few Wednesday evenings mapped out already – I’ll watching David Attenborough’s groundbreaking new series Frozen Planet . In the tradition of Planet Earth and...

Kicked out of Indonesia for fighting APP's deforestation

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Greenpeace UK | October 25, 2011

Until last Wednesday, I was in Indonesia. I'd travelled there to work with colleagues in Jakarta and Sumatra on our continuing campaign to end the devastation of the country's magnificent rainforests. But after an extremely intense...

Cottonsoft's 'green' labeling called into question

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 21, 2011

With an abundance of ‘green’ labelled paper and furniture products available, we consumers have more power than ever to support a growing market for wood and paper products that do not come at the cost of biodiversity, the regulation...

Elvis appears in Tauranga court today

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 19, 2011

As the shipwrecked Rena lies in the Bay of Plenty and its spilled oil washes ashore, Elvis Heremia Teddy is to appear in a Tauranga court today because he took a stand to protect his home coastline from oil spills. Ironically he’ll...

No drill - No spill

Blog entry by Dean Baigent-Mercer | October 17, 2011

‘Where has the oil gone?’ we asked ourselves. First it was coating the beaches, rocky shorelines, birds and seals then the rest in the sea disappeared. There was little official information we could get and media reports suggested it...

Rena's black tide brings heartbreak on Motiti Island

Blog entry by Mike Smith | October 15, 2011

Yesterday I spent the day at the Rena oil spill ground zero ... Motiti Island. Words cannot adequately describe the how we felt after we circled the wreck in a small plane and saw the extent of the oil leaks ... we flew over smoking...

Toxic Rena oil washes ashore

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 12, 2011

Photo: APN It has now been seven days since the container ship Rena struck and stranded itself on the Astrolabe reef, just off the coast of Tauranga and the situation continues to worsen. The vessel is carrying 1700 tonnes of heavy...

Rena oil spill an unfortunate lesson

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 7, 2011

Photo by APN The Container ship Rena inexplicably crashed into the Astrolabe Reef, about seven kilometres north of Motiti Island, near Tauranga early on Wednesday. It is carrying 1700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil, some of which has...

Barbie and the Bog Roll – the Rainforest connection

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 6, 2011

Today, toy giant Mattel, the company behind Barbie, announced that it will stop buying paper and packaging linked to rainforest destruction. The move follows a Greenpeace investigation which revealed that packaging for Mattel toys...

Brazil without poverty, is a Brazil with forests

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis, Greenpeace USA | October 3, 2011

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff passes by activists holding a banner reading "Brazil without poverty, is Brazil with Forests". Image: Rodrigo Baleia On a sunny afternoon this week, I waited outside Manaus’ ornate 19th century...

‘Tigers’ expose Asia Pulp and Paper greenwash

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | September 28, 2011

Latest news about Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) owners of New Zealand based Cottonsoft . Last week we launched the ‘eye of the tiger’ tour in Indonesia , during which five activists will journey around Sumatra bearing witness...

The World’s Biggest Carbon Bomb

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | September 21, 2011

Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. And the fuses that threaten to set it off Three...

Cottonsoft smokescreen fools nobody as Foodstuffs launches investigation

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | September 2, 2011

It's been ten days since we first revealed that Cottonsoft toilet paper was linked to deforestation Indonesia and it's been busy ever since. The case against Cottonsoft is resounding, but instead of doing the right thing they've...

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