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My reasons for climbing up a 100-meter high oil rig

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 7 April, 2015

Blog post by Zoe Buckley Lennox – On board the Esperanza – Follow @zoevirginia  Before I head off, I want to share with you my reasons for climbing up a 100-meter high oil rig, perched on the back of a cargo ship, swaying in the middle of the...

WTF? The question you should be asking this Easter

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 2 April, 2015

We’re a salty bunch here in Australia. We love being by the sea, on the sea and we love eating what’s in the sea. Over the Easter weekend alone, we’ll eat about $25 million worth of our fishy friends. With that in mind, here’s a few simple...

Mountains of the sea: 7 photos of waves that you won’t believe are real

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 2 April, 2015

I don’t often admit it, but I’m a little scared of the ocean. It’s majestic and beautiful – but it’s also more powerful than we can imagine. These photographs of waves – frozen in mountain-like peaks just before they come crashing back down –...

Cyclone Pam: Before and after images of the destruction

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 30 March, 2015

On March 13 and 14, Cyclone Pam tore through the island nations of Vanuatu, Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands. These aerial photos reveal the devastating impacts of Vanuatu’s worst natural disaster. Right now, our friends in the Pacific...

Have your say on Reef dumping here!

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 25 March, 2015

Right now, there are some sinister plans underway for our Reef. Indian coal giant Adani is hoping to get approval to dredge in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area for their Carmichael megamine project. They wanted to dump all their spoil...

The Reef is fine – except it’s not

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 24 March, 2015

The Australian government is running a PR campaign to convince the world that the Great Barrier Reef is fine – most recently inviting international journalists to take a guided tour of the Reef. With a 50% decline in coral cover since 1985, we...

Where in the world is all the water? 8 facts about coal and water

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 22 March, 2015

Why do we so rarely talk about coal’s impact on already scarce water resources in Australia and around the world? This World Water Day, let’s take a good look at one of the most important questions facing the human population right now: Where is...

Sending the power of hope to Vanuatu

Blog entry by Matisse Walkden-Brown | 17 March, 2015

Last week was a scary, sad and sickening wake-up call for many Pacific Islanders. Here at Greenpeace’s Pacific headquarters in Fiji, we were on full alert from Monday, as Cyclone Pam’s name began being muttered around the region. Water bottles...

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