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Arctic sea ice reaches minimum for 2013 as Greenpeace activists are held in Russian...

Press release | 21 September, 2013 at 15:16

Sydney/Amsterdam, 20th September 2013: US Scientists have announced that Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its sixth lowest extent in recorded history this year. The news comes as 30 Greenpeace activists remain in the custody of Russian...

Armed Russian Coast Guard boards peaceful Greenpeace protest ship, arrests crew

Press release | 20 September, 2013 at 8:55

Pechora Sea, September 20, 2013 — The Russian Coast Guard has boarded the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and is arresting the 25 activists on board following a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic oil drilling operations.

When does no mean no? Government should resist pressure to lift super trawler ban

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 16:02

Wednesday 18 September 2013: Greenpeace and Environment Tasmania today welcomed Senator Richard Colbeck’s proposal to conduct new surveys of the Australian small pelagic fishery, but cautioned him against using this as a stepping stone to...

Greenpeace calls on Pacific governments to ensure tuna development brings benefits to...

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 13:31

Honiara, 18 September, 2013: At the 4th Pacific Tuna Forum in the Solomon Islands, Greenpeace is alarmed that despite the increased drive for domestic investment and value adding in the region’s tuna sector, Pacific Island nations face the risk...

Greenpeace congratulates and cautions incoming Environment Minister, Greg Hunt

Press release | 16 September, 2013 at 15:37

Greenpeace welcomes the appointment of Greg Hunt as new Environment Minister at a time of unprecedented challenges for his portfolio.

China clean air plan a blow to Australian mega-mines

Press release | 12 September, 2013 at 16:43

The Chinese government's plan to improve air quality in the Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong regions will significantly slow China’s coal consumption growth and deflate coal prices globally even further.

‘Forget the rules, let’s dredge the reef and trash the climate.’

Press release | 12 September, 2013 at 14:43

12 September 2013: In an extraordinary display of over-reach the Queensland Premier has asked Prime Minister-elect, Tony Abbott, to give the coal industry special treatment and fast-track the approvals needed for massive new coal mining projects...

Greenpeace sounds the alarm on the state of Philippine tuna: Calls for action to...

Press release | 9 September, 2013 at 7:59

General Santos City, Philippines, September 7, 2013 - Greenpeace today warned major tuna industry players in the Phillippines that unless drastic measures are put into place to halt the decline of the world’s tuna stocks there will be no future...

Palm oil leading cause of Indonesia forest destruction: RSPO leaves big brands exposed

Press release | 6 September, 2013 at 9:02

Jakarta/Sydney, 3 September 2013: The palm oil sector was the single largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia between 2009-2011, accounting for about a quarter of the country’s forest loss, revealed Greenpeace International in new mapping...

Greenpeace parodies ‘Coke Rewards’ site to boost cash for containers campaign

Press release | 21 August, 2013 at 12:32

Greenpeace launches new website.

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