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5 things you need to know about Sydney University

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 19 August, 2014

There’s something about Australia’s sandstone universities – they’re grand, prestigious, and a little mysterious. But the University of Sydney’s million dollar investment in Whitehaven Coal and their destructive Maules Creek Coal Mine isn’t just...

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what’s wrong in India

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 19 August, 2014

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests are the latest...

10 amazing shark pictures

Blog entry by Jess Macleod | 14 August, 2014

Did you know that scientists can determine the age of a shark by counting the rings that form on its vertebra? Much the same as you can count the rings on a tree to tell its age. [1] Enjoy our gallery below.  © Ralf Kiefner / Greenpeace © Vic...

Our Green Electricity Guide has landed!

Blog entry by Alison Orme | 14 August, 2014

Want to know whether your power company is really green and not just a wolf in green? You’re not alone.  Since Greenpeace kicked off our campaign to stop the big three power companies – EnergyAustralia, Origin and AGL – wrecking Australia’s...

Shark Girl: Why the Discovery Channel has got it wrong on sharks

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 13 August, 2014

This is a guest blog by activist and shark lover Madi Stewart – also known as Shark Girl. Madi has been swimming with sharks since she was 12 years old, and makes conservation films to try and change the way people see her finned friends. Many...

Don’t think sharks are adorable? Watch this.

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 12 August, 2014

In Hollywood, sharks are a bit like Christopher Walken – they always get typecast as the bad guy. Our friend Lily Williams doesn’t agree with that – so she’s made her own movie to change the way everyone sees sharks. It’s not your average shark...

6 JAWsome shark facts!

Blog entry by Kathy Zischka | 11 August, 2014

Do sharks make you think of the theme music from Jaws and shark nets at the beach? It’s Shark Week – the perfect time to bust some myths about sharks with jawsome bite-size facts and celebrate all things sharky! Snorkelling with a Galapagos...

We need to talk about Jaws

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 9 August, 2014

I’ve never watched Jaws. Somehow, though, any mention of the movie thrusts an image to the forefront of my mind: a gargantuan beast rising from cerulean depths, mindlessly charging towards vulnerable prey; rows of jagged teeth braced, black...

Inside the mind of Alex Harris from the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 8 August, 2014

Great news – after being held for nearly 10 months, the Arctic Sunrise has finally left Murmansk! From the helm, Captain Daniel Rizzotti said: “We sail home with with the voices of 5 million Arctic Defenders in our ears. This is a new beginning...

What did Greenpeace do in July?

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 7 August, 2014

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