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Two million meals wasted in one fishing trip

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 23 December, 2014

A dirty business is going on in the English Channel. Each December, in its last mammoth fishing trip of the year, a huge fleet of trawlers heads to the narrow strait to hunt down the spawning herring. Over the past few days I have been there...

6 steps to a green holiday season

Blog entry by Hannah Parris | 19 December, 2014

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year! Hooray, holiday season is almost upon us. I don’t know about you but my aim at this time of year is to  spend as much time relaxing with friends and family as possible and to eat way, way too much. Gym membership...

7 inspiring stories of communities taking action for climate

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 16 December, 2014

Inspiring stories of communities taking action for the climate and refusing to accept the plans of polluting fossil fuel companies are happening more and more. Here are just a few inspiring climate acts of courage taken by doctors, villagers,...

Twas the night before Christmas…

Blog entry by Shani Tager | 10 December, 2014

According to Tony Abbott and Greg Hunt, there’s nothing as damaging as a bit of red tape and bureaucracy to slow down economic growth. But what does fast-tracking, cutting red tape and streamlining approvals really mean for the places we love?

Nature does not negotiate: climate catastrophe is with us now!

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 8 December, 2014

As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in history has been launched to prevent a repeat of the massive loss of life which devastated communities when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the same area just over a...

Australia's Partnership With an Indian Mining Giant Could Destroy the Great Barrier Reef

Feature Story | 2 December, 2014 at 14:32

The Port of Abbot Point in northeast Australia will be one of the biggest coal terminals in the world when its expansion is complete. The sprawling 15-square-mile industrial site will cost $14.4 billion to develop and ultimately be capable of...

9 reasons you should be a fan of wind energy

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 2 December, 2014

It’s no secret most Australians love renewable energy. But with Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey dismissing wind farms as “appalling” and “utterly offensive”, maybe it’s time we reminded ourselves why wind energy is great for Australia and the...

5 tips for eating seafood guilt-free!

Blog entry by Alix Foster Vander Elst | 28 November, 2014

Do you know what you’re putting in your mouth? Chances are, when it comes to seafood, you probably don’t. The SBS TV series ‘What’s the Catch’, shocked many Australians by showing us the startling truth about seafood consumed in Australia.  Much...

Last chance to save the vaquita?

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 28 November, 2014

The vaquita is a beastie with some remarkable claims to fame: It’s one of the two smallest cetaceans in the world, just managing to nudge about 1.5metres long on a good day Its name means ‘little cow’, though it is also called the ‘desert...

Overfishing affects me too

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 25 November, 2014

With more than 10% of the world’s population depending on fisheries for their livelihood, it’s fair to say that fishing helps make the world go round. But with 90% of our global fish stocks fully exploited or over-fished, the future of our...

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