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Fukushima nuclear disaster: 5 years on and no end in sight

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | March 11, 2016

Last month I joined the magnificent crew of the Rainbow Warrior , a team of experts, and Greenpeace colleagues from around the world. For two days we sailed along Fukushima’s beautiful, rugged coast working under rough conditions as...

3 Things to Know About Today’s U.S.-Canada Climate Agreement

Blog entry by John Deans, Greenpeace USA | March 11, 2016

President Obama's first hang-out with the new Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau started off with a pretty chill subject: the Arctic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada (left) and President Barack Obama of the U.S.

Bill Mckibben calls on New Zealanders to take action at Auckland oil conference

Blog entry by Nick Young | March 17, 2016

2016 is already looking like it will top 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history.   Despite it being absolutely essential that we leave most of the world’s fossil fuels in the ground to avoid catastrophic climate change -...

Hundreds descend on Central Auckland to blockade NZ’s largest oil event

Press release | March 21, 2016 at 7:33

More than 200 people are descending on New Zealand’s largest oil industry conference at dawn this morning and blocking its entrances as part of a Greenpeace-organised demonstration of peaceful civil disobedience.

Oil Block Offer a ‘Desperate, Last-Ditch Bid by the Government to Try and Save...

Press release | March 21, 2016 at 10:08

Responding to today’s oil block offer announcement by Simon Bridges, Greenpeace’s senior climate campaigner Simon Boxer said:

#RealClimateAction - How NZ stood up to the fossil fools

Blog entry by Nick Young | March 22, 2016

Yesterday, Greenpeace New Zealand coordinated one of the largest civil disobedience climate protests in our country’s history, and it was a beautiful thing. Inspired by the peaceful civil-disobedience of Te Whiti o Rongomai,...

Coal is not LOL: 10 Reasons to Shut Huntly Coal

Blog entry by Kamal Sunker | March 23, 2016

New Zealand’s last remaining coal fired power station, Huntly, was due to be shut in 2018. But after colluding with other power companies in closed-door meetings, Huntly’s owner, Genesis Energy, is reconsidering those plans. We say...

Tax on solar and batteries shocks industry, green and consumer groups

Press release | April 1, 2016 at 10:49

A group of organisations today expressed shock at the fact that a New Zealand energy company is introducing a tax of up to 26% on solar power and batteries from today, April 1.

Can a new ocean treaty protect the Arctic?

Blog entry by Sarah North and Magnus Eckeskog | April 11, 2016

Two thirds of our oceans are beyond national borders and belong to all of us. But right now it’s like the wild west out there – the oceans and seabeds are at the mercy of reckless exploitation because existing ocean law focuses far...

Huntly must close in wake of world’s largest coal company filing for bankruptcy

Press release | April 14, 2016 at 14:24

The pressure is mounting for New Zealand’s last coal fired power-plant, Huntly, to close its two remaining coal units in the wake of news that the world’s largest private sector coal company has just filed for bankruptcy.

Organised crime scandal shows NZ’s climate policy is a “total bloody waste of time”

Press release | April 18, 2016 at 11:53

On the back of a report released this morning that shows the NZ Government has allowed businesses to buy fraudulent carbon credits from Russia and Ukraine, Greenpeace New Zealand has called for the linchpin of New Zealand’s climate policy to be...

New Zealanders will soon have to compete with the dairy industry for freshwater,...

Press release | April 19, 2016 at 12:52

Our future access to fresh water has been brought into question by a report, published this morning, which explores how New Zealand will be affected by climate change.

5 reasons why the world needs a moratorium on new coal mines

Blog entry by Leanne Minshull | April 21, 2016

Only four months ago, the world recognised the need to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees C. The Paris climate agreement signalled the end of the era of fossil fuels, particularly coal, the dirtiest source of power. But...

NZ’s climate plan slammed as “a sham” as Paula Bennett prepares to sign Paris agreement

Press release | April 22, 2016 at 10:32

Questions about the National Government’s fitness to lead on climate issues are being raised as Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett prepares to sign the Paris climate agreement on behalf of New Zealand tomorrow.

7 things you can do for the planet this Earth Day

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | April 22, 2016

More than 45 years ago – on the very first Earth Day – tens of millions of people decided to  do something  about environmental destruction. They rallied against pollution, oil spills, pesticides and deforestation… issues that continue...

We will defeat climate change - through cooperation

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid | April 26, 2016

Today, on Earth Day, more than 165 countries sign a global agreement - Paris Climate Agreement  - to protect our environment. This is a  record turnout  for an international agreement. It is an encouraging sign. After many years of...

Lights, camera, direct action: 6 times Emma Thompson spoke up for the planet

Blog entry by Danielle Boobyer | April 28, 2016

All rights reserved . Credit: Greenpeace Today Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie are occupying a fracking site. The actors are using whisks, spoons & cake to challenge fracking with their unusual protest - the  Frack Free Bake...

4 Myths Genesis & Meridian will tell you about Huntly Power Station

Blog entry by Jeff Harrison | May 3, 2016

Four Myths Genesis & Meridian will tell you about Huntly Power Station Since Genesis Energy revealed it would be keeping the Huntly coal burners firing, it has received a rolling barrage of complaints from unhappy New Zealanders.

Ecological bankruptcy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | May 6, 2016

There may not be a single large-scale industry or multi-national corporation on Earth that is genuinely profitable if they had to account for their ecological impact. A recent UN-supported report shows that the world's 3,000 largest...

Panama Papers: The plot thickens

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 10, 2016

Back in April, the Panama Papers rocked the world, exposing just how the global elite use offshore trusts in tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands, Panama and the Bahamas to hide their wealth and dodgy deals. Thanks to an...

Greedy coal company is forcing farmers to crawl to get to their land

Blog entry by Aghnia Fasza or Tides | May 15, 2016

In Batang Regency, on the north coast of Central Java, one of Indonesia’s largest coal companies have made themselves at home… right in the middle of land owned by local farmers. How are they able to get away with this? Batang...

This Is What a 90,000-Gallon Oil Spill Looks Like

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 16, 2016

Earlier this week, almost 90,000 gallons of crude oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico near Shell’s Brutus drilling platform. New photos taken on Saturday show that it’s not a pretty sight. Two days after it was initially reported,...

Break Free: An unprecedented wave of people power is keeping fossil fuels in the ground

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 18, 2016

Break Free  was an unprecedented wave of people power. Over twelve days, on six continents, in  countries all around the world  people acted. Individuals, communities, local and international groups all came together to Break Free...

Government must end industrial dairying subsidies in light of damning greenhouse gas...

Press release | May 21, 2016 at 10:27

Auckland, 21 May 2016: The latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows New Zealand's emissions are at their highest level since 1990 and have increased 23% in 24 years.

Breaking free from fossil fuels – the risk we take is not taking action

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | May 24, 2016

Last week,  #BreakFree2016  wrapped up across the globe. Greenpeace joined with many inspiring organisations in a global wave of peaceful actions that lasted for 12 days and took place across six continents to target the world’s most...

How well do you know the Polar Bear?

Blog entry by MeenaRajput | May 25, 2016

Since the very beginning of Greenpeace, our movement has been fighting to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable animals. And over the years, we’ve learnt some truly incredible things about the magnificent creatures we share this...

A BIG win for the Arctic!

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | May 25, 2016

Amazing news! Today an entire industry including major global brands  McDonald’s ,  Tesco ,  Young’s Seafood  and Iglo agreed to push back against destruction of our pristine Arctic waters. Together with the Norwegian Fishing...

Budget 2016: If you don’t laugh you’ll cry.

Blog entry by Russel Norman | May 27, 2016

This budget shows that the Government’s fossil-fuel driven extractive industry based economic strategy is a slow moving train-wreck. After proclaiming in previous years that industrial dairy, coal, and oil would be the economic...

Shell spills again: Pipeline leaks 20,000 gallons of oil in northern California

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | May 30, 2016

For the second time in two weeks, Shell has spilled thousands of gallons of oil, this time in California’s Central Valley. Less than two weeks after dumping  nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico , Shell Oil is...

Shell’s Arctic Dreams End Up on the Scrap Heap

Blog entry by Tim Donaghy | May 31, 2016

Friends dancing on the helideck of the Noble Discoverer in Alang, India. Credit: K. Patel. Source: Facebook One year ago the drill ship  Noble Discoverer   was in Everett, Washington  preparing to head north as one of two drilling...

Artivists take to the seas to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | June 1, 2016

My name is Mike and was one of the three judges of the #SaveTheArctic poster competition. What an honour it has been! We've just chosen the top entries and soon I will meet the three lucky young winners; Anastasia, 21, from Russia;...

Your voice will reach the Arctic

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | June 3, 2016

If you're reading this, you're probably one of eight million people who dream of there being a sanctuary in the Arctic. And a year ago, you quite likely had a good feeling when you discovered that your voice, combined with others',...

What happens in the Arctic affects us all

Blog entry by Kirsten Thompson | June 8, 2016

The Arctic is a remote wilderness that is home to some of the most iconic, and threatened, wildlife on Earth, including polar bears, narwhal and Arctic foxes. Few of us have been lucky enough to explore the expanses of sea ice,...

Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres Flores

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Demand MPI To Release The Footage

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A new chapter for Arctic oil? Not on our watch.

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | June 9, 2016

The 18th May 2016 was just an ordinary Wednesday for most. But for the petroleum industry in the Arctic, it was the "start of a  new chapter". If Arctic oil were a fiction novel it would make a particularly dark drama, with no...

Don’t look now, but there was just a mass exodus of oil companies from the US Arctic

Blog entry by Jason Schwartz | June 13, 2016

With the departure of a Spanish oil company from the Chukchi Sea, only Shell still holds a drilling lease in US Arctic waters. Here’s why an Arctic oil boom never happened and why it probably never will. Now that Spanish oil...

How India’s capital switched on the sun

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar and Madhulika Varma | June 13, 2016

Today in Delhi we are celebrating something big! Usually in May and June Delhiites complain of scorching heat and how we are cursed with bad weather, water shortages and power blackouts. The same is true for other big crowded metro...

Greenpeace joins Amazon People in community-led battle to save their land

Press release | June 16, 2016 at 11:25

Greenpeace has joined forces with an Indigenous Amazonian community in an unofficial demarcation of their land, deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.

Stop The Solar Tax

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Earth is in danger, but only we can save ourselves

Blog entry by Peter Willcox | June 20, 2016

I’ve been a captain for Greenpeace for 35 years, fighting for our environment in every corner of the globe. I’ve confronted polluters, poachers, smugglers, terrorists, criminals – both private and corporate – armies, navies, vigilantes...

The music of the voices for the Arctic

Blog entry by Elvira Jiménez and Erlend Tellnes | June 20, 2016

When you see the Arctic with your own eyes the sheer beauty of it is overwhelming. You are overcome by many sensations and emotions. The cold, the silence, the cracking sound of the ice. The Arctic is pristine, with life popping out to...

Greenpeace gears up to fight NZ’s first-ever “solar tax” with launch of hot desk

Press release | June 21, 2016 at 9:33

Greenpeace NZ has pooled together its renewable energy and legal experts to create a solar hot desk service that will assist people stung by New Zealand’s first-ever charge for using solar.

At 8 million strong, the Arctic story is just beginning

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei-Bagwell | June 23, 2016

The movement to save the Arctic has become a great story. It crystallises some of the big challenges of our time into something simple and compelling, a way for millions of people to make sense of the world and work together to improve...

Environment Commissioner sends ‘please explain’ note to Government

Press release | June 29, 2016 at 12:44

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has sent a ‘please explain’ note to the Government over its woeful record on climate change, rivers and oceans.

So how did they get that grand piano to the Arctic?

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | June 30, 2016

The Steinway baby grand piano was slung and swung on board in Germany, it was lashed down in the hold and we headed north. We took in a storm off the coast of Norway where green seas were shipped over the pitching bow and portholes...

Investment company requests urgent access to ratepayers’ $80m for controversial dam

Press release | July 8, 2016 at 6:28

An investment company is demanding the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council hand over $80 million of ratepayer money for a controversial and polluting dam, prior to formal checks and balances being completed.

New Zealand’s electricity watchdog gives green light to kill solar electricity

Press release | July 13, 2016 at 13:49

New Zealand’s electricity watchdog is not fit for purpose and is working with big energy companies to destroy the future of rooftop solar power in New Zealand, according to Greenpeace NZ.

NZ's electricity watchdog afraid of the sunlight?

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | July 16, 2016

This week the Electricity Authority – New Zealand’s supposed power watchdog – decided it wasn’t keen on being stuck in the middle of public and private interests anymore, so it picked a side . Three guesses about which side it...

New Zealand “must act fast” in wake of record-smashing new temperature data

Press release | July 20, 2016 at 12:07

In the wake of today’s revelation by one the world’s foremost climate institutes that the planet has just experienced the hottest six months on record, the Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand is calling on the NZ Government to act urgently.

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