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Now it’s up to us

Blog entry by admin | 20 December, 2013

Court decision leaves it to the people to save endangered forest Phil Spark is one of those old school ecologists who is actually in love with nature. Even the most aesthetically challenged critters have a special place in Phil’s heart. For four...

Proud to be standing up for our land, our water and our future.

Blog entry by admin | 20 December, 2013

As a local man whose family has been farming in the Maules Creek area for five generations, I can tell you I am blown away by what has happened here this week. Recently my community and I put out a call out to people in cities and towns across...

Community protects Leard State Forest

Blog entry by admin | 20 December, 2013

Why is Leard State Forest important to protect? Leard State Forest – located between Narrabri and Boggabri in north-west NSW – includes  thousands of hectares of rare woodland and is considered a biodiversity hotspot. The nearest township is the...

Survival guide to holiday parties with climate deniers

Blog entry by admin | 16 December, 2013

Last year, UN general secretary Ban Ki-moon said it was time to “prove wrong” those who still have doubts about climate change at the climate talks in Doha. Since it’s the festive season and you never know when you’ll wind up at the same holiday...

Hamba Kahle, Nelson Mandela: With Our Deepest Gratitude

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 6 December, 2013

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela speaking at the 90th birthday celebration of...

A HUGE thank you to all our volunteers

Blog entry by admin | 5 December, 2013

International Volunteers Day is celebrated each year on the 5th of December, a great opportunity to reflect on a huge year and all the fantastic work and the continued commitment of our amazing volunteer base across Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

Dredging set to swamp decades of Great Barrier Reef protection

Blog entry by admin | 4 December, 2013

Niesen/Shutterstock.com Originally published in The Conversation After decades of work, A$200 million in taxpayer funding and even more from farmers’ pockets, we finally have a rare good news story to tell about the Great Barrier Reef. Thanks to...

Enough is enough; we need to reclaim our seas and fisheries now

Blog entry by Duncan Williams | 3 December, 2013

Greenpeace activists unfold a banner next to a cluster of foreign longline fishing vessels at a harbour in the Pacific reading “Fewer boats more fish WCPFC Act Now!” urging the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to act with...

Attempts to protect the Arctic are not criminal

Blog entry by Ben Pearson | 6 November, 2013

Alexandra Harris in Murmansk Court © Dmitri Sharomov / Greenpeace LESS than a fortnight ago a group of respectable, sign-holding Hunter residents protested outside AGL’s headquarters. Police kept a quiet watch on proceedings. Photos show the...

Gazprom vs. Greenpeace Arctic 30

Blog entry by admin | 5 November, 2013

Russia’s overreaction to the Greenpeace Arctic protest — and their ludicrous waffling on the actual charges — will not work out well for Russia. Their extraordinary response will more likely help the global climate movement meet its goals .

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