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9 disturbing signs pointing to a catastrophic oil spill in the Arctic

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 24 September, 2013

Gazprom may not be as familiar to you as BP or Exxon, but they’re just as capable of making history with a catastrophic oil spill. The Russian oil giant is the first company to start oil production in the Arctic after their failed attempt last...

Arctic Sunrise action timeline

Feature Story | 23 September, 2013 at 6:30

UPDATED: From peaceful action to dramatic seizure: a timeline of events since the Arctic Sunrise took action September 18 (CET).

Protests outside Russian embassies worldwide

Image gallery | 21 September, 2013

LIVE FROM RUSSIA: Russian Coast Guard illegally boards Greenpeace ship

Feature Story | 20 September, 2013 at 13:52

A peaceful protest at an oil rig in the Arctic against risky oil drilling has resulted in two arrests, with Greenpeace activists currently being held at gunpoint by the Russian Coast Guard.

The day the world came together to defend the Arctic

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 18 September, 2013

By Kumi Naidoo On Sunday, something incredible happened. I got on my bike. I cycled around Washington, DC and 14,000 people came with me, in over 106 cities, in 36 countries, in every continent around the world. I joined the biggest demonstration...

The day South Africa got renewable energy on the grid

Feature Story | 17 September, 2013 at 16:39

In a historic moment earlier this month, the 312 000-panel Kalkbult Solar PV plant in Kimberley became the first independent renewable producer to be built, completed and get connected to the grid in South Africa.

The story of the Alpha coal mine

Feature Story | 16 September, 2013 at 16:02

The Alpha coal mega-mine — a joint venture between Gina Rinehart's Hancock Coal and Indian giant GVK — is a massive greenfield development planned for Queensland's remote Galilee Basin.

Expanding coal exports is bad news for Australia and the world

Blog entry by admin | 13 September, 2013

By Brett Parris, Monash University In the coming months our new federal government will be promoting a massive expansion in Australia’s coal exports. In all likelihood they’ll hail it as “good For Australia”. It isn’t. Most of us are familiar...

West African Communities Rally to Protest Monster Boats

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 11 September, 2013

Just one week after Chilean fishermen and Greenpeace vigorously protested against the Margiris mega trawler, Mauritanian fishermen and fishing communities in West Africa are also raising their voices against monster boats in their own waters. In...

The first 100 days are critical

Feature Story | 10 September, 2013 at 9:49

We have a new government, but the threat to Australia from climate change transcends left and right. The world is warming and it is now up to the Coalition to lead the nation in facing up to this reality.

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