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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...

Who brought him? Abbott’s G20 blunders

Blog entry by Anna Weingord | 21 November, 2014

We all have that one embarrassing uncle. You know, the one that hosts a family function and then proceeds to argue with everyone. The one that brings up all the embarrassing stories, such as the moment when you peed your pants when you were ten...

Monsters of the oceans: 7 criminal super trawlers that threaten our waters

Blog entry by Holly Dove | 19 November, 2014

Monster boats. The name says it all. But they’re not the kind of monsters that hide under your bed. They are big, bad and could be floating our way soon – unless we stop them! Did you know that even though only around 2% of all fishing vessels...

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