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Clean Streams sham shows need for dairy shift

Press release | October 2, 2008 at 0:38

The failure of the Clean Streams Accord shows the urgency of a shift to less intensive dairying in New Zealand, says Greenpeace.

Portugese wave power station a world first

Blog entry by Nick | October 1, 2008

From a distance, they look like nothing more than thin red lines on the horizon, easily lost amid the tumbling blue of the Atlantic Ocean. But get closer and the significance of the 140m-long tubes, 10 years in the making by a British...

Agriculture and climate change

Blog entry by Nick | September 25, 2008

Bunny McDiarmid Originally published in the Christchurch Press By Bunny McDiarmid Executive Director - Greenpeace NZ Taking action on climate change is proving a hard thing for some to stomach in New Zealand, largely because the...

Homeless polar bears sighted in Washinton DC

Blog entry by Nick | September 25, 2008

This is a fascinating look behind the scenes of the Greenpeace US homeless polar bears campaign .

National policy again ignores the obvious

Press release | September 25, 2008 at 4:53

Greenpeace welcomes National Party plans to research the reduction of on-farm greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand, but says there’s plenty for farmers to be getting on with in the meantime.

National’s forestry policy ignores the obvious

Press release | September 24, 2008 at 4:33

National needs to tackle corporate dairy farming’s role in deforestation if it wants to truly improve forestry in New Zealand, says Greenpeace.

Turning down the Heat

Blog entry by Dan | September 18, 2008

This is a must watch ! Pupils at one of the schools taking part in Greenpeace’s Climate Challenge ( www.greenpeace.org.nz/theclimatechallenge ) have put together a video called “Turning down the Heat”. It’s all...

The NZ Emissions Trading Scheme

Page | September 18, 2008 at 3:06

On September 10 2008, the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) became law. The scheme was contained in the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill, which also included some other climate-related measures.

Creating a serious climate for change

Blog entry by Nick | September 16, 2008

This opinion piece from Bunny McDiarmid our Executive Director is published in the NZ Herald today ... When the Emissions Trading Bill passed last week, Greenpeace sighed with relief. Not so much because this particular piece of...

Coal shipment stopped in Turkey

Feature story | September 16, 2008 at 0:00

Four climbers from our ship the Rainbow Warrior were arrested yesterday, in Turkey, after they occupied a giant coal loading platform to prevent a delivery of coal to the giant Sugozo coal-fired power station, one of the largest emitters of...

Breaking news: Kingsnorth Six found not guilty!

Blog entry by Nick | September 11, 2008

It's been a pretty unusual ten days for six Greenpeace activists in the UK but yesterday was truly extraordinary. At 3.20pm, the jury came back into court and announced a majority verdict of not guilty! All six defendants - Kevin,...

Day dreaming, heads in the sand

Blog entry by Nick | September 10, 2008

This morning on the wireless (there's a rough recording below of the actual snippet) I heard Tim Cossar the Chief Executive of the Tourism Industry Association along with Damien O'Connor interviewed about the challenges facing...

Thank god that’s over; now back to the climate…

Press release | September 10, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace is calling on political parties to outline their future plans for tackling climate change, now the emissions trading scheme (ETS) has been passed into law.

Rainbow Warrior raises a reaction for the climate in Israel

Feature story | September 10, 2008 at 0:00

The Israeli police, supported by the navy, arrested the captain of the Rainbow Warrior - together with 14 Greenpeace activists, the photographer and the videographer - for passing on the message to "Quit Coal". Activists had been painting the...

The beginning is in sight at Akiraho St

Blog entry by RobT | September 9, 2008

Well the time has finally come for me to leave this project for Greenpeace NZ. I am doing this only one week from the move in date for Greenpeace and although it appears like I am running away I need to get onto my next Greenpeace...

Talking to the Blue Greens

Blog entry by bunny | September 8, 2008

Over the weekend I attended the BlueGreens forum on Waiheke. I was invited to give a presentation and so naturally I jumped at the opportunity. I chose the topic what is necessary, what is fair and what is wise when it comes to...

Greenpeace activists in the dock: Experts take ‘the stand’ on climate change

Feature story | September 7, 2008 at 0:00

As expert witnesses go, they don’t come any better than Professor James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists and Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. On Wednesday, he was called to give evidence before a UK...

The Great Climate Challenge

Blog entry by Dan | September 5, 2008

There is something truly inspiring about the enthusiasm of school kids, and there's no doubt, its really infectious. My name is Dan and I have the fantastic job of promoting and coordinating Greenpeace's newest inter school...

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...

Coal: the Kingsnorth Six on trial

Blog entry by Nick | September 1, 2008

In the UK today, six brave Greenpeace souls will be appearing at Maidstone Crown Court for the start of a trial centring around Kingsnorth, coal and climate change. In October last year, they took a personal stand to protect the...

The Esperanza arrives in PNG to protect forests and save the climate

Blog entry by Nick | September 1, 2008

Originally posted by Lisa on making waves Greenpeace Australia-Pacific has launched our Forests for Climate tour with a colourful welcome in Papua New Guinea. Our ship, Esperanza, will tour the region protecting forests and...

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.

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...

How to fall in love with our planet

Blog entry by Francois | August 26, 2008

On Wednesday, 20 August, about 200 Greenpeace supporters packed into the Rialto cinema in Newmarket, Auckland to watch Earth ; an amazing journey through the richness of life on our planet. It is 8.15 pm, and the 190 seat movie...

A message for the Greens

Blog entry by Nick | August 22, 2008

Update: The Greens have decided to support the Emissions Trading Scheme. Here's the Greenpeace response . The long anticipated Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will either either be born or stillborn next week. IN the absence...

90 percent of New Zealanders want immediate action on climate change

Blog entry by Nick | August 21, 2008

I hate misleading headlines. The Herald today has an article titled: "Many think it's too late for climate, survey finds" - oh my gosh we think - how are we ever going to do anything about it it everyone has given up?? But read on...

A gift to Rodney from John Key

Blog entry by Suse | August 15, 2008

Proposed site of the new gas fired power station Yesterday the National Party released its pro-gas energy policy; I think it's timely to take a look at how planned fossil fuel projects play out in the communities affected…. When...

Earth to National: there is this thing called climate change

Blog entry by Kathy | August 14, 2008

The party that would govern New Zealand after the next election released its energy policy today. Crude curses and furrowed brows abound at Greenpeace HQ. It's like National is living in an alternate reality where climate change...

Earth to National: there is this thing called climate change

Press release | August 14, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace is accusing the National Party of living in an alternate reality in which there’s no such thing as climate change.

Autolib or how to get rid of Parisian smog

Blog entry by Francois | August 8, 2008

Traffic on the Avenue des Champs-elysees, Paris, France (CC) boulanger.IE Bertrand Delanoe, the Mayor of Paris, has proposed a greener way to travel in the City of Light: Autolib', a self-service electric car rental system...

Weaning off the pasture crack

Blog entry by Kathy | August 6, 2008

Another fantastic edition of new magazine GOOD has just hit the shelves, with one of the highlights being the article “The Real Dirt on Dairy Farms” (see page 4). Written by environmental reporting stalwart Dave Hansford, the piece...

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...

A new paint job for some coal ships across the Tasman

Blog entry by Nick | July 28, 2008

MACKAY AUSTRALIA - Greenpeace activists in inflatables targeted a queue of almost 50 coal ships at Hay Point port in Queensland and are currently painting them with climate change protest messages such as: 'RUDD EXPORTING CO2',...

Shale or sealife?

Blog entry by Greg | July 25, 2008

One ship from SOF's flotilla on July 20 After the USA company Queensland Energy Resources (QER) announced its proposal to build a shale oil mine in Whitsunday, Australia, Save Our Foreshore (SOF) - a local community group aiming to...

The Swanbank B occupation

Feature story | July 14, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists in Australia have occupied one of Queensland's oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power stations for two days and 33 hours. The activists left behind a message for government leaders, painted on the side of a smoke stack – "Go...

Survey Shock: NZ'ers don't want to subsidise big business

Blog entry by Kathy | July 11, 2008

A survey out today concludes that New Zealand householders don’t want to pay lots of money for an emissions trading scheme (ETS). Talk about stating the bloody obvious. Of course average New Zealanders don’t want to cover the cost of...

Greenpeace blockades Eraring Power Station in Australia

Blog entry by Nick | July 4, 2008

An activist climbs down a ladder in a stairwell above the coal stockpile. © Greenpeace Our colleagues across the Tasman have just pulled off an audacious action at the Eraring Power Station. In a 5.5 hour blockade of the coal...

Good morning Mr Pol R Bear

Blog entry by Kathy | July 4, 2008

Target Climate It struck me on a number of occasions in recent weeks that I perhaps I was mad. Perhaps I was completely crazy to have agreed to give two, hour-long school presentations to 600 primary school kids. As I sat late into...

Greenpeace blockades Australian coal-fired power station

Feature story | July 4, 2008 at 1:42

Greenpeace activists, including an ex-miner from the Hunter Valley, blockaded Australia's most polluting coal-fired power station to call for an Energy [R]evolution. Entering the plant in the early hours of the morning, 16 activists were able to...

Energy revolution tour kicks off in Australia

Blog entry by Nick | July 1, 2008

Greenpeace Australia ship tour website The Esperanza has arrived in Australia and over the next 6 weeks Greenpeace will be travelling up the eastern seaboard of Australia, campaigning hard to get the federal government to acknowledge...

Big business’ desperation shameful

Press release | June 27, 2008 at 1:11

Big polluting business’ desperate last ditch attempt to halt the emission trading scheme is shameful, says Greenpeace.

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...

Pedersen’s parting shot way off target

Blog entry by jacko | June 26, 2008

I get really annoyed with the rants from departing industry heads as they try to ‘leave us wanting more’ before they exit stage left. And so it was with Charlie Pedersen, soon to be ex-federated farmers president. Yesterday he...

Pedersen’s parting shot: NZ’ders should pay even more for food

Press release | June 25, 2008 at 0:00

At a time when New Zealanders are already struggling with soaring food prices, outgoing President of Federated Farmers Charlie Pedersen is calling for them to fork out even more to pay for the agriculture sector’s emissions.

It's goodnight kiwi for the incandescent bulb

Blog entry by Nick | June 18, 2008

How many politicians does it take to change a lightbulb? Hard to say for sure but it looks like they've almost done it! The NZ Government announced yesterday that NZ will phase out incandescent light bulbs in 2009. According to...

Landmark Amazon soya moratorium extended

Feature story | June 18, 2008 at 6:37

The announcement from soya traders in Brazil to extend a moratorium on soya expansion, provides hope for the Amazon rainforest. We're not out of the woods yet, but this decision and the history of campaigning which got us here should be...

Coal is clean!

Blog entry by Nick | June 17, 2008

You've heard of greenwash right? Well, look out for the " clean coal " media machine as they spend obscene amounts of money spent on advertising and PR in the run up to the US presidential election. The self-described " clean coal "...

Greenpeace occupies proposed Philippine coal station site (Updated)

Feature story | June 16, 2008 at 1:28

Following the recent Target Climate tour of New Zealand Greenpeace activists from various countries along with crew from the Rainbow Warrior, and members of Responsible Ilonggos for Sustainable Energy (RISE) have established a "climate defenders...

Sleepwalking to disaster at Bonn Climate talks

Blog entry by Nick | June 13, 2008

Sleepwalking to disaster at Bonn Climate talks Stephanie Tunmore in Bonn writes: You know those nights when you wake up in a cold sweat because you dreamt you were out in public in your pyjamas? Well for some Greenpeace volunteers...

Kicking the carbon habit at home

Blog entry by Greg | June 6, 2008

What does it take to be a climate kiwi? So World Environment Day has come and gone, and we’re all being encouraged to “kick the carbon habit”. But what does this entail exactly? The Government has been banging on about carbon...

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