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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...

Deforestation

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...

Waste

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.

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