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This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 4 June, 2015

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite chocolate treat and deforestation in Indonesia – but when you zoom out a little, the impact of all...

A spectacular event you won’t want to miss

Blog entry by Jacki Boyce | 4 June, 2015

For one special night, the Eastern Shard at Federation Square in Melbourne will be transformed into a glittering canvas of light and live performance, revealing the majesty – and dark underbelly – of life on the Great Barrier Reef. Aerial...

China coal use falls, bringing carbon dioxide emissions down too

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 1 June, 2015

Official data from China shows coal use continuing to fall precipitously – bringing carbon dioxide emissions down with it. The data – which comes months before crucial climate talks in Paris – means China has cut emissions during the first four...

UNESCO draft decision: The Barrier Reef is not listed as in danger, but the threats...

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 1 June, 2015

Post by Jon C. Day, James Cook University, originally appeared in The Conversation The draft decision by UNESCO and IUCN proposes not to list the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) World Heritage Area as “in danger”, but it does put Australia on notice.

The Rainbow Warrior visits Vanuatu

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 29 May, 2015

It’s been a big few weeks for the Rainbow Warrior in Vanuatu. Below are some beautiful images from where she is delivering supplies to the outer Islands effected by Cyclone Pam in March. A mixture of repairs, supply deliveries and village life...

The Rainbow Warrior arrives in Tanna Island

Blog entry by Matisse Walkden-Brown | 29 May, 2015

Seeing the sun coming through my cabin’s porthole early on Wednesday morning was a very welcoming wake-up call. I knew that this meant land ahead. Captain Mike had predicted an early arrival to Tanna Island and I was more than ready for some...

The Reef is fine – except it’s not

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 24 March, 2015

The Australian government is running a PR campaign to convince the world that the Great Barrier Reef is fine – most recently inviting international journalists to take a guided tour of the Reef. With a 50% decline in coral cover since 1985, we...

Where in the world is all the water? 8 facts about coal and water

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 22 March, 2015

Why do we so rarely talk about coal’s impact on already scarce water resources in Australia and around the world? This World Water Day, let’s take a good look at one of the most important questions facing the human population right now: Where is...

Sending the power of hope to Vanuatu

Blog entry by Matisse Walkden-Brown | 17 March, 2015

Last week was a scary, sad and sickening wake-up call for many Pacific Islanders. Here at Greenpeace’s Pacific headquarters in Fiji, we were on full alert from Monday, as Cyclone Pam’s name began being muttered around the region. Water bottles...

Cleaning up our plastic act

Blog entry by Penny Mercoulia | 12 March, 2015

‘I’ll just chuck it in my backpack’. That’s what I said to the cashier in Albert Heijn, the biggest Dutch supermarket on the streets of Amsterdam. She had tried to charge me .50€ cents for a plastic bag so that I could carry my bunch of bananas...

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