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Dawn of the Dead: Whitehaven Coal, the zombie mining company

Blog entry by Julie Macken | 25 June, 2014

Whitehaven Coal Company is kinda like a zombie extra from Dawn of the Dead. Every time we think it’s finally gone, it staggers to its feet – minus an arm – and comes lurching back into frame. On the 12th of June, when the Land & Environment...

10 things Australia’s big energy companies don’t want you to know

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 24 June, 2014

They might try to tell you they’re fighting for our clean energy future – but Origin Energy, EnergyAustralia and AGL are not as green as you think. Here are 10 things they’re trying to hide from you. 1. They’re neck deep in fossil fuels They...

Do energy companies executive really hate solar panels this much?

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | 23 June, 2014

Do energy companies executive really hate solar panels this much? appeared first on Greenpeace Australia Pacific .

Know your frenemies: the low-down on plastics

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 18 June, 2014

Why is it important to recycle plastic? Get your head around this: nearly every piece of plastic ever made still exists today. And it’s probably all in there. Ugh. It’s pretty easy to hate on plastics. According to Clean Up Australia, these...

What these soccer-loving environmental activists created is genius

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | 16 June, 2014

When soccer fans in the town of Drenovci, Croatia lost access to electricity due to severe flooding, they faced a whole raft of problems. Not least of which was this: how to join the rest of the world in the 2014 World Cup festivities. Thankfully...

Don’t be a fossil fool: join the clean energy revolution!

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 11 June, 2014

Low emissions, low water consumption, no waste, 100% renewable and increasingly affordable… Interested? Here’s what you need to know to go solar. Continue reading →

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 10 June, 2014

Last week, we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk. It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic Sunrise, after nearly nine...

How to halt a bulldozer army while overcoming a fear of heights

Blog entry by James Lorenz | 10 June, 2014

This might seem like an unlikely thing for someone with vertigo to sign up for.  But, on Monday night, I volunteered to spend a night high in the canopy of critically-endangered Box Gums in the Leard Forest. Continue reading →

Sydney rallies parliamentarians to save Leard Forest from Whitehaven Coal’s bulldozers

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | 4 June, 2014

It was an inspiring, empowering example of what our movement stands for. Today, hundreds of Sydney-siders joined a snap rally outside of the offices of NSW Planning Minister Pru Goward and NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes asking them to...

The gentle caress of the bulldozer

Blog entry by Julie Macken | 30 May, 2014

Right now, a handful of brave folk are doing all they can to stop Whitehaven Coal from razing the ancient Leard State Forest in order to build a coal mine – currently the largest under construction in Australia. Greenpeace activist taking action...

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