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Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | November 2, 2015

This year's El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico's record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started. ...

How we're going to stop ExxonMobil's lies

Blog entry by Annie Leonard | November 4, 2015

I'm still trying to process  recent revelations in the LA Times  and the Pulitzer winning Inside Climate News about the extent to which  ExxonMobil has worked to deny climate change. It  knew about the threat of a planet warmed by...

Indonesia fires: "I'm tired of being made sick by this smoke"

Blog entry by Rahmi Carolina | November 4, 2015

All rights reserved . Credit: Ardiles Rante / Greenpeace When I was young my friends and I would visit our local river, just a short walk from our small town in Pangkalan Kerinci, upstream of Riau's peatland...

4 Ways to stop Indonesia's forest fires

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | November 5, 2015

A brief spell of  rainfall  in Indonesia has minimised the number of fire hotspots that have been broadcasting toxic smoke across the country…for now. Here are four ways to solve the stop the Indonesian forest fires once and for all. ...

Reduce consumption

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#NoKXL: The Day the People Won

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 10, 2015

Nelson Mandela once said, “It’s always impossible until it’s done.” I never knew truly what that meant until Friday when the President of the United States echoed the words that so many of us had been saying for years and rejected...

It’s time to end forest and peatland destruction in Indonesia

Blog entry by Grant Rosoman | November 11, 2015

I am a forest campaigner for Greenpeace. I’ve just returned to Christchurch from Indonesia and have bad news to report: Fires are raging through the Indonesian rainforest and peatlands again this year. Every year, these fires grow more...

5 Times Drone Footage Revealed the Environmental Destruction We Couldn't See

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | November 18, 2015

Even when we’re making dramatic transformations to our world – through deforestation, industrialisation, and fossil fuel extraction and use – it can be hard to see how large the scars we’re creating are.  That is, until you zoom out. ...

Join the most important movement in history

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 19, 2015

Very soon, in hundreds of towns and cities across the world people like you will march for the climate, for Paris and for our shared humanity. In the wake of appalling violence in Paris, political leaders will soon gather to decide...

Indonesia’s fire crisis is a test of corporate commitment to forest protection

Publication | November 20, 2015 at 13:01

Forest and peatland destruction by ‘sustainable’ palm oil companies, including Fonterra supplier Wilmar, is fuelling forest fires in Borneo, a new investigation by Greenpeace International has revealed.

10 shocking facts showing how companies are still trashing Indonesia’s rainforests

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 21, 2015

For months, forest fires raged across Indonesia bringing the world's attention to the country's devastating forest destruction. Both people and orang-utans were endangered as the fires raged and a thick, choking haze swept across...

Sad, scared, alone. The baby orangutan orphaned by the plantation industry

Blog entry by Zamzami | November 21, 2015

For half an hour Otan wouldn't let go. Only eight months old, he already had a vice-like grip, his nails digging so deep they left half-moon imprints in the skin of his carer. If there were trees, Otan would be swinging freely from...

Another Historic Day in the Battle To Stop the Tarsands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 23, 2015

Today people slowed the beast again but this time we did it at the source. After a string of pipeline victories and over a decade of campaigning on at least three different continents, the Alberta government has finally put a limit...

Why I chained myself to a Government oil exploration boat

Blog entry by Siana Fitzjohn | November 24, 2015

This morning along with four others I boarded a Government oil exploration ship in Wellington, climbed a mast and locked myself on.  I've never done anything like this before and to be honest, I was terrified. But as our...

4 of ExxonMobil’s greatest climate denial hits

Blog entry by Naomi Ages | November 27, 2015

In the last few months, exposé after exposé has uncovered how Exxon knew about the dangerous reality of climate change before the media, politicians and just about everyone else. But instead of doing the right thing, or even just...

Why these people are marching for climate change and why you should too.

Blog entry by Kamal Sunker | November 27, 2015

Those without a voice aren’t just animals, but also the millions to billions of people worldwide who are affected by rising sea levels and extreme weather events brought about from climate change. Low-income countries will...

Fossil fuels are the new cigarettes

Blog entry by Russel Norman | November 30, 2015

As a former pack-a-day smoker, Greenpeace NZ executive director Russel Norman says fossil fuels are like cigarettes: addictive and dangerous. Deliberately, knowingly, destroying the stable climate on which our civilisation...

John Key chastised for “hypocritical” speech at launch of Paris climate conference

Press release | December 1, 2015 at 10:17

Climate groups around the world are outraged at a speech delivered by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key this morning at the Paris climate change conference, where he called for the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies despite doing the exact...

Shell's not so beautiful relationship

Blog entry by Jess Miller | December 2, 2015

By now, not much that oil companies say or do to profit off outdated fuel sources surprises me. But even if they aren’t surprising, it is still entertaining to watch just how wrong they can get it.   Around the world, renewables...

John Key makes NZ a global laughing stock thanks to his crap climate change policy

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | December 2, 2015

Our good old PM has gone and done it again: Put New Zealand in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The speech he delivered at the launch of the Paris climate change conference yesterday was so outrageous it secured New...

Groser Must Back Pacific Neighbours in Paris Talks

Press release | December 8, 2015 at 18:06

Minister Tim Groser must up his game at climate change negotiations in Paris, says Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman today, as Groser refused to publicly back moves to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

A surprising meeting with Fonterra

Blog entry by Russel Norman | December 9, 2015

In the very first high-level meeting between Greenpeace and Fonterra , Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings told me on Friday that Fonterra does not want to be implicated in deforestation in Indonesia. This is real progress and it was...

Key gets ready to give away our ocean to oil drillers…again

Blog entry by Russel Norman | December 9, 2015

In a breathtaking display of hypocrisy, John Key is preparing to dish out new oil exploration permits - mere days after returning from the Paris climate change conference. It’s expected that the Government will announce the latest...

Three solar power projects where women are taking the lead

Blog entry by Georgie Johnson | December 10, 2015

Forget international climate talks – women around the world are already taking the clean energy transition into their own hands in ways only women can. Yesterday was the third ever 'gender day' at the UN climate talks in Paris, a...

COP21: shows the end of fossil fuels is near, we must speed its coming

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 13, 2015

The wheel of climate action turns slowly, but in Paris it has turned. There’s much in this deal that frustrates and disappoints me, but it still puts the fossil fuel industry squarely on the wrong side of history. Parts of ...

Greenpeace Reaction to Paris Climate Agreement

Press release | December 13, 2015 at 11:55

Reacting to the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP21, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said:

9 ways to have a greener Christmas

Blog entry by Kamal Sunker | December 15, 2015

With Christmas just around the corner - we, as consumers have all the power to minimize our environmental impact this festive season! 1. Buy Less Many gifts are gestures of thoughtfulness, there are ways to give more by...

As California's gas leak rages on, a state of emergency is declared

Blog entry by Jesse Coleman | January 11, 2016

In a sunny suburb of Los Angeles, California, an invisible menace rages. A massive natural gas leak is venting 50 tons of natural gas per hour into the atmosphere, making it the largest gas leak ever recorded. First detected on...

Chile has 24,133 glaciers, and we’re losing them piece by piece

Blog entry by Estefanía Gonzalez | January 14, 2016

There are 24,133 glaciers in Chile – 82% of the glaciers in South America. These vast and intricate cascades of white, blue and brown not only form one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world, they are also vital to the...

Could 2016 be the year we break free from coal?

Blog entry by Kelly Mitchell | January 18, 2016

We’ve barely entered 2016, but China and the US –  the world’s largest coal producers –  have already embarked on sweeping changes to cut out coal. Could 2016 be the year we break free from this dirty fossil fuel? It’s...

“Record shattering” NASA announcement indicates NZ faces extreme weather events

Press release | January 21, 2016 at 7:24

2015 is officially the hottest year on record according to NASA, news which the executive director of Greenpeace NZ calls “disturbing” for an island nation like New Zealand.

Backdoor talks to keep coal powering NZ an absolute disgrace

Press release | January 25, 2016 at 13:01

The electricity companies conducting a behind-the-scenes fight to keep New Zealand’s last coal-fired power plant at Huntly alive are an “absolute disgrace”, says Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman.

Vietnam ditches coal…meanwhile in NZ, we’re applying for more mines

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | January 29, 2016

Coal is widely considered a dead industry here in New Zealand, where yonks ago we discovered the benefits of hydro dams far outweighed unprofitable, unsafe, dirty mines. We like to think that coal is one of those outdated things...

New Zealand, not John Keyland

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | February 5, 2016

The fact that TPPA protestors managed to bring Auckland’s entire CBD to a standstill yesterday is a testament to just how powerful a tool people power is. Even better, it shows us it’s a card we all have in our back pockets. ...

Solar is changing lives in Brazil. Here’s how.

Blog entry by Rebecca Field | February 9, 2016

Around the world, solar power is transforming communities and changing lives. From India to Canada, this clean and abundant energy source is creating jobs, providing clean water and powering schools. In Brazil, the solar...

Government’s failing oil agenda hits hurdle as all NZ exploration plans are trashed

Press release | February 15, 2016 at 11:09

As of last month, there was not a single petroleum company searching for oil in New Zealand using exploratory drilling.

Breaking: Oil and gas company says the future is oil and gas

Blog entry by Damian Kahya | February 15, 2016

Oil giant BP has  released its annual energy outlook . With oil falling to a fraction of its former value and BP itself forced to announce thousands of job losses some had expected a bleak outlook for the industry. It also comes...

Genesis letter

Press release | February 18, 2016 at 11:26

This morning Russel Norman, Greenpeace’s executive director, has demanded that ‘Genesis Energy must close Huntly’s coal-fired generators by 2018.’

Peaceful civil disobedience for #RealClimateAction

Blog entry by Steve Abel | February 23, 2016

// PLEASE SHARE: A call to action to Aotearoa New Zealand from one of the world's climate movement leaders and founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben. Listen to him talk about why #RealClimateAction is so important.

Tropical Cyclone Winston was one of the most terrifying experiences I have ever been...

Blog entry by Matisse Walkden-Brown | February 23, 2016

Tropical Cyclone Winston was one of the most terrifying experiences I have ever been through. I live on the western side of Viti Levu, in Nadi. On Saturday night, by the time the sun went down, the wind had began howling and it was...

Ancient trees are burning in Tasmania...and some will never grow back

Blog entry by Jessica Panegyres | February 25, 2016

For the past month fires have ravaged through parts of Tasmania’s World Heritage listed forests, destroying 1,000 year old trees. Is this the new normal? Over 100,000 hectares have been damaged by bushfires, including parts of...

Love the Oscars? You’ll love these environmental films too

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | March 1, 2016

Rising seas, severe droughts, catastrophic storms, people foraging for food. Sounds like a backdrop for a post-apocalyptic film but this is climate change, and it’s the real-life blockbuster happening right now. Whether it’s Al...

Make-or-break moment for Arctic protection

Blog entry by Magnus Eckeskog | March 1, 2016

This week, an unremarkable event can play a remarkable role to protect life in the Arctic. A part of the permanent ice cover on which life in the Arctic depends can soon be protected from destructive activities.  If this protection...

In Pictures: Arctic Frontiers, the natural wonders on the top of the world

Blog entry by Angela Glienicke | March 1, 2016

All rights reserved . Credit: © Glenn Williams / National Institute of Standards and Technology Today we launch our campaign to protect the fragile ocean on top of the world . These images illustrate the...

Solar energy can change Greece

Blog entry by Anna-Maria Renner | March 2, 2016

Experiencing a beautiful 22 degrees °C sun in Rhodes, Greece brought to mind two thoughts:  1) “Yes, it is truly the Island of the Sun.”  2) “Yes, climate change is happening.” This led me to one conclusion: Solar power is the best...

Palm oil: who’s still trashing forests?

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | March 3, 2016

How ‘clean’ is the palm oil used by major brands around the world? Today, we’re releasing the results of our investigation into which companies are keeping promises to stop deforestation in Indonesia for palm oil.  Take a look now to...

We kicked out Shell, but there’s a new threat to the Arctic

Blog entry by Mads Flarup Christensen | March 3, 2016

All rights reserved . Credit: Greenpeace Together we kicked out Shell, 7 million people across the world stopped Shell’s expansion into the Arctic last year. Later in the year nations came together in Paris...

Landcorp Ditches Industrial Dairy Plans Over Pollution Fears: Greenpeace Response

Press release | March 7, 2016 at 10:04

Responding to news that state-owned company Landcorp, the country’s biggest dairy farmer, is set to ditch industrial dairy plans in Waikato, Genevieve Toop, Greenpeace’s agriculture campaigner, said:

Following big oil into the darkness

Blog entry by Stefan Kerschbaumer | March 8, 2016

Saturday 3/6/2016, 7:30 a.m. My alarm clock rings, it’s time to get up. The narrow corridors inside the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are unusually empty. Almost the entire ship crew is up on deck working double time to get the ship...

BREAKING: Trudeau-Obama Climate Announcement Sets Stage for End to Arctic Drilling

Blog entry by Nick Young | March 11, 2016

Today, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama set a landmark precedent on the protection of Arctic waters. In addition to several strong measures aimed at reducing methane emissions and improving...

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