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How loggers are destroying the Amazon — and getting away with it

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 16 July, 2015

The Amazon rainforest is the largest on earth. Its biodiversity is unparalleled, it is crucial to the stability of the global climate, and it is home to many indigenous peoples. But for its immense size and importance, the Amazon is also...

Dumpster diving 101: Frank eats out of bins

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 15 July, 2015

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO), roughly one third of food is wasted globally. When you take into account the energy, land, water, effort, transport, fuel and packaging that make up the modern...

Seriously, Tony?! 5 ways the Abbott government’s war on renewables is an attack on...

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 15 July, 2015

The Abbott government’s latest move isn’t just an attack on renewable energy – it’s an attack on Australians around the country.   Image found on Imgur Over the last few days, newspapers, environmental organisations and people around the world...

Can’t flush this: 5 things you need to stop flushing down your toilet right now

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 14 July, 2015

When you flush things down the toilet – they don’t just disappear. Here are 5 things we need to stop flushing down the toilet right now for our oceans. In Australia, what we send down our kitchen, laundry, and bathroom drains – and everything we...

30 years on from Rainbow Warrior bombing environment voices are still needed

Blog entry by Penny Mercoulia | 10 July, 2015

By David Ritter – Posted in ABC Environment 10 July 2015 Today marks the 30th anniversary of the bombing of protest vessel, the Rainbow Warrior. As much as ever, small voices need to join a chorus to show our leaders what is right. IF A...

Shark attack: Here’s how many sharks humans kill every hour

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 9 July, 2015

How big is the gap between how many people are killed by sharks each year, and how many sharks we kill? The comparison will amaze you. Sharks have been around on earth much longer than us, and play vital roles in keeping oceans healthy.

Overcoming fear of heights to stop new coal mining province

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 6 July, 2015

Perth based geologist Ric Davies was out to show support for a responsible resources industry I’m scared of heights – tall buildings, cliff tops and lifts. Glass lifts really get my blood pumping. Even the thought of it makes me nervous. But I’m...

UNESCO has made their call on the status of the Great Barrier Reef. What does it mean...

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 2 July, 2015

Over the past month, passionate people in the Greenpeace movement like you have been sending a strong message to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee: if we want to protect the world’s largest Reef for future generations, destructive coal...

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