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How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 3 July, 2014

The news of LEGO’s cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the country – nay, the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of little...

Getting to know Colin Russell of the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 3 July, 2014

Nine months after being illegally seized at gunpoint Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya Arctic oil platform in the Pechora sea – our Arctic Sunrise has been released. Colin Russell, one of the Greenpeace activists on board the ship when it was boarded last...

It’s time for LEGO to block Shell

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 2 July, 2014

Imagine you’re eight years old and picture the Arctic. There are no oil rigs, no industrial shipping and no politicians fighting over it. It’s just an endless sparkling expanse of sea and ice, populated by brave scientific explorers, magical...

An Inconvenient Strewth? 4 things you should know about the Palmer-Gore climate speech

Blog entry by Jessica Panegyres | 26 June, 2014

Watching last night’s press conference with Clive Palmer and Al Gore on climate change was one of the more bizarre moments I’ve witnessed in Australian politics. Image: twitter.com/SBSNews We won’t know exactly what Clive’s announcements mean...

Dawn of the Dead: Whitehaven Coal, the zombie mining company

Blog entry by Julie Macken | 25 June, 2014

Whitehaven Coal Company is kinda like a zombie extra from Dawn of the Dead. Every time we think it’s finally gone, it staggers to its feet – minus an arm – and comes lurching back into frame. On the 12th of June, when the Land & Environment...

10 things Australia’s big energy companies don’t want you to know

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 24 June, 2014

They might try to tell you they’re fighting for our clean energy future – but Origin Energy, EnergyAustralia and AGL are not as green as you think. Here are 10 things they’re trying to hide from you. 1. They’re neck deep in fossil fuels They...

Do energy companies executive really hate solar panels this much?

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | 23 June, 2014

Do energy companies executive really hate solar panels this much? appeared first on Greenpeace Australia Pacific .

Know your frenemies: the low-down on plastics

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 18 June, 2014

Why is it important to recycle plastic? Get your head around this: nearly every piece of plastic ever made still exists today. And it’s probably all in there. Ugh. It’s pretty easy to hate on plastics. According to Clean Up Australia, these...

What these soccer-loving environmental activists created is genius

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | 16 June, 2014

When soccer fans in the town of Drenovci, Croatia lost access to electricity due to severe flooding, they faced a whole raft of problems. Not least of which was this: how to join the rest of the world in the 2014 World Cup festivities. Thankfully...

Stop Maules Creek Coal Mine: 3 ways you can help

Feature Story | 15 June, 2014 at 15:14

Not too long ago, a little-known but ancient forest in northern NSW - the Leard Forest - was a peaceful and tranquil place. Until Whitehaven Coal’s bulldozers moved in to flatten the forest for coal, that is.

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