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The man who grew a forest – and you won’t believe how big it is (or who lives there)

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 12 November, 2015

This is the story of how one person turned a barren sandbar into a forest larger than Central Park in NYC – and how... The post The man who grew a forest – and you won’t believe how big it is (or who lives there) appeared first on ...

Image Gallery: Activists deliver sharks petition to NSW Premier (and a surfboard!)

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 10 November, 2015

Greenpeace activists today delivered a surfboard to NSW Premier Mike Baird covered with more than 25,000 signatures asking him to rule out shark deterrents... The post Image Gallery: Activists deliver sharks petition to NSW Premier (and a...

Volkswagen’s CO2 emissions: Das problem

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 10 November, 2015

If lying about the nitrogen oxide emissions of 11 million of its cars were not bad enough, German carmaker Volkswagen shocked us again when... The post Volkswagen’s CO2 emissions: Das problem appeared first on Greenpeace Australia Pacific .

This shocking footage reveals what’s under the surface in the Mediterranean Sea

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 9 November, 2015

What’s under the surface in the Mediterranean Sea? Hint: it’s not coral or snorkelers. Plastic pollution is a global problem. Developed countries have spent... The post This shocking footage reveals what’s under the surface in the...

4 ways to STOP Indonesia’s forest fires

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 2 November, 2015

A brief spell of rainfall in Indonesia has minimised the number of fire hotspots that have been broadcasting toxic smoke across the country…for now.... The post 4 ways to STOP Indonesia’s forest fires appeared first on Greenpeace Australia...

5 Helpful Vegetarian Diet Tips for Meat-Free Newbies

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 1 October, 2015

Happy World Vegetarian Day! Cutting back on red meat and dairy can be one of the biggest steps to reduce your carbon footprint. While... The post 5 Helpful Vegetarian Diet Tips for Meat-Free Newbies appeared first on Greenpeace Australia...

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...

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