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Choked in smoke – living in the thick of Indonesia’s haze

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 14 September, 2015

Smoke caused by forest fires and peatland destruction, is covering about 80% of Sumatra, Indonesia. And it seems like no matter how far you try to escape, the smoke follows.   My wife and daughter should be at our home in Pekanbaru, Riau on the...

Black Hole: coal, corruption and community resistance

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 10 September, 2015

A new film reveals unseen footage of coal, corruption and community resistance of one of Australia’s most controversial mining projects – Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Coal Mine in the Leard State Forest. Before February 2014, I didn’t even know...

Look at how far we’ve come: the biggest wins in the campaign to Save the Reef

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 10 September, 2015

Some of the campaigns we work on seem unwinnable. Until we start winning. When I started at Greenpeace two years ago, I was a bit sceptical about our chances of stopping the Carmichael coal project from going ahead. A massive mine, rail and port...

Coal is a great mate. Look at everything it can do!

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 7 September, 2015

Not satisfied with the public relations disaster that was #AustraliansForCoal, the Minerals Council yesterday launched a new campaign to plug their favourite little black rock. This time, they tried to convince us that #coalisamazing. It went...

It’s not a whale. It’s not a shark. It’s a whale shark!

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 31 August, 2015

…or maybe it’s a Whark? Whatever you want to call it, today is International Whale Shark Day! But before you start running away screaming “Jawwwwws!” don’t be alarmed. With a face like a whale and a body like a shark, these seemingly frightening...

Twitter reacts: Best responses to Rupert Murdoch’s Reef tweets

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 26 August, 2015

While in Australia on holiday, Rupert Murdoch decided to take to Twitter to share his opinions on the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Warning: they’re far from scientific. Unfortunately, no matter how good it looks to Rupert, the Reef’s health...

Could one normal person start an anti-litter revolution?

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 21 August, 2015

What would you do if you saw growing amounts of trash in your local community? One man used it as an opportunity to take a stand against pollution and inspire the world. Pollution is a global problem – clogging up roadsides, parks, rivers, lakes...

Ready to hear the truth about South Pacific Albacore?

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau | 17 August, 2015

Originally published on These are worrying times for our local tuna industry. In Fiji boats are being tied up, and staff are being laid off in Samoa, Tonga and in American Samoa where entire fleets are up for sale. Now there is talk of...

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