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Doomsday clock inches forward with climate change

Feature story | January 17, 2007 at 22:37

Weather of Mass Destruction has officially joined Weapons of Mass Destruction in threatening to wreak irrevocable damage on the earth.

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...

Marsden B update - DOC Hearing set for 30-31 January

Feature story | January 10, 2007 at 0:00

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has set its hearing date to hear submissions on Mighty River's plans to put a dirty-great coal conveyor belt across conservation land.

Japan and whaling

Page | December 20, 2006 at 0:39

Greenpeace is working to bring international and domestic pressure on the Japanese Fisheries Agency to end the hunt for whales in the Southern Ocean.

Climate change

Hub | December 19, 2006 at 22:51

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.

What you can do

Page | December 18, 2006 at 21:22

Clean energy guide

Page | December 18, 2006 at 3:11

Greenpeace wants cleaner energy options for all New Zealanders, so we're all being powered from renewable sources and not contributing to climate change, that's why we've developed the Clean Energy Guide for you.

Yes to wind

Page | December 18, 2006 at 2:45

Greenpeace supports the use and development of wind energy in New Zealand because it is clean, abundant, renewable, reliable, and affordable. It is the fastest growing source of energy in the world, and its prices are competitive with the cost of...


Page | December 14, 2006 at 22:11

Reprocessing is the treatment of spent nuclear fuel to separate unused uranium, plutonium and fission waste products. It is a hazardous process, which significantly increases the total volume of nuclear waste as well as producing pure plutonium -...


Page | December 14, 2006 at 22:09

It is a simple fact that every state that has nuclear power capability, has nuclear weapon capability. So out of the current 44 nuclear power states, we could potentially have 44 nuclear weapons states. Several nations have used their civil...


Page | December 14, 2006 at 22:08

When uranium is used as fuel in a nuclear reactor, the resulting nuclear reactions create a number of radioactive substances, including plutonium. Plutonium requires a sustained nuclear reaction to create it. Plutonium does not occur naturally in...

Anti-nuke history in NZ

Page | December 14, 2006 at 22:05

New Zealand has long been a nation of people willing to stand up and proclaim “no nukes”. It was the anti-nuclear movement that saw the founding of Greenpeace in New Zealand. Below is a timeline of some of the events that trace our nation’s...


Page | December 14, 2006 at 22:04

The history of the nuclear age is one of accidents. But instead of issuing warnings or taking precautions, nuclear power plant operators and civil and military authorities try to conceal the truth. The past 50 years of nuclear operations have run...

End nuclear power

Page | December 14, 2006 at 21:53

Greenpeace has always fought - and will continue to fight - vigorously against nuclear power because it is an unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity. Greenpeace wants to see a halt on the expansion of all nuclear power development,...

Nuclear Free NZ

Page | December 14, 2006 at 21:48

New Zealand became Nuclear Free in 1987, with the passing of a strong anti-nuclear law.

Other gases

Page | December 13, 2006 at 4:01

Although carbon dioxide is the most significant greenhouse gas in terms of human emissions, we are also adding others to the atmosphere that are even better at trapping heat. The Kyoto Protocol covers emissions of five gases beside carbon...

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...


Page | December 13, 2006 at 3:52

Deforestation is a major cause of climate change because it releases huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere contributing to the greenhouse effect. Deforestation and forest degradation are both a cause and a result of climate change. Plants...

Climate research

Page | December 13, 2006 at 3:48

Over the last decades scientific methods for researching and understanding the climate have come along way in helping us build a picture of how climate change is happening. It was realised by the mid-18th century that some gases in the Earth's...

Understanding climate change

Page | December 13, 2006 at 3:43

Climate change is a reality. Today, our world is hotter than it has been in two thousand years. By the end of the century, if current trends continue, the global temperature will likely climb higher than at any time in the past two million years.

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.

The power and appeal of wind

Publication | December 1, 2006 at 0:00

Anyone who has struggled to stay upright in a strong Wellington or Taranaki gale is aware of the intrinsic power of the wind. Wind energy has been harnessed by people for centuries. From the familiar windmills of Europe to the world’s most...


Page | November 30, 2006 at 4:48

Nuclear waste is produced at every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle, from uranium mining and enrichment, to reactor operation and the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. Much of this nuclear waste will remain hazardous for hundreds of thousands of...

New technology

Page | November 27, 2006 at 2:12

Sometimes you just have to show the world how it's done. Greenfreeze is Greenpeace's market proven, environmentally friendly, refrigeration technology. The SolarChill project aims to create a stand-alone solar powered refrigerator that not only...

Help us predict global warming

Feature story | November 26, 2006 at 22:17

Want to make your computer more useful than just reading e-mail, playing solitare and googling yourself? Within a few minutes you can have your computer crunching numbers to help predict global warming.

Marsden B Climbing Activists Discharged for their Conviction

Press release | November 20, 2006 at 0:00

The three Greenpeace activists who climbed the Marsden B proposed coal-fired power station on 4 November as part of a global climate change protest were today discharged without conviction in the Auckland District Court.

Greenpeace submission to DOC opposing Marsden B coal conveyer

Publication | November 20, 2006 at 0:00

The Greenpeace New Zealand submission to the Department of Conservation opposing Marsden B coal conveyer application.

Some progress made at international climate talks

Feature story | November 18, 2006 at 0:00

After two weeks of talks, ministers attending the UN Climate Change Conference in Nairobi have acknowledged for the first time that global CO2 emissions must be cut by more than 50 percent to avoid dangerous climate change.

Climate rescue radio atop Marsden B

Feature story | November 4, 2006 at 0:00

UPDATE: Due to relentless campaigning by lots of different people, Mighty River Power's Marsden B coal fired power station proposal was abandoned in March 2007.

Climate change talk on Heatwave FM

Image | November 3, 2006 at 0:00

Heatwave FM DJs Steve Abel and Bomber Bradbury talk about climate change on the Global Day of Action, November 2006.

Stern look at global warming

Feature story | October 30, 2006 at 0:00

A report commissioned by the British government reveals that, if we don't act on global warming, it could cost the world $9 trillion and cause a downturn like the Great Depression.

Global Wind Energy Outlook

Publication | September 20, 2006 at 0:00

The global status of wind power, drivers for wind energy, the world's wind resources and grid integration. the environmental impacts of wind power, the global wind energy outlook scenario and energy policy...

Listen to your commissioner for the environment

Press release | July 24, 2006 at 0:00

Greenpeace calls on the Government to heed the recommendations from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and to intervene immediately and stop a proposal for a coal fired burning power station - Marsden B.

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." -...

Climate change is real

Feature story | April 27, 2006 at 0:00

In his recent article 'The Greenhouse delusion' (Dom 24/4/06), Vincent Gray questioned the science of climate change. He declares that New Zealand has been treated to propaganda that increasing greenhouse gases are harming the climate.

The GA First Committee

Page | April 11, 2006 at 0:08

The problems of the world are too numerous to be discussed by the whole General Assembly of the United Nations. Therefore, the global agenda is divided into to six groups or clusters, which are discussed in six Main Committees. The First...

Say no to war and yes to peace

Hub | April 11, 2006 at 0:08

Conference on Disarmament

Page | April 11, 2006 at 0:07

The Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva now includes 66 states. It was established in 1979 as the world's sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum and successfully negotiated the Chemical Weapons Convention (1992) and the...

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.

Ocean circulation

Page | March 16, 2006 at 22:44

The water in our world's oceans is always moving - pulled by tides, blown by waves, and slowly circulating around the globe by the force of the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt (aka thermohaline circulation). The Conveyor is powered by differences is...

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...

Health, food and water

Page | March 16, 2006 at 22:32

Habitat loss

Page | March 16, 2006 at 22:31


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.

Climate change and agriculture in New Zealand

Publication | November 2, 2005 at 0:00

Climate change is the most serious environmental problem facing the planet and the sector that will suffer the most is agriculture. Even now, effects are being felt in New Zealand and globally, but its only a taste of things to come. Impacts...

Greenpeace notice of appeal on Marsden B to the Environment Court

Publication | October 17, 2005 at 0:00

Greenpeace notice of appeal on Marsden B to the Environment Court

Winning on climate change - tipping the scales

Feature story | September 14, 2005 at 0:00

Burning fossil fuels like petrol, coal and gas produces greenhouse gases which, cause global warming which, in turn, leads to climate change. This is the concensus of the global scientific community.

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