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Hockey exposes us as fair weather friends

Blog entry by David Ritter | 15 May, 2014

With this Budget, Joe Hockey has signaled to the rest of the planet that Australia expects to free ride on the efforts of others. He has abandoned the core Australian value of being true blue, writes David Ritter. Originally published in The Drum...

6 infographics that will make you shudder

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 12 May, 2014

Last week the Queensland government approved a proposal to build Australia’s BIGGEST coal mine: Adani‘s Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin. That might sound bad enough, but you haven’t heard the worst of it yet… Take a look at what this mine...

Ice and oil should stay in the Arctic

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 8 May, 2014

One day Arctic sea ice may be a thing of the past in summer. A distant memory of what used to be. And something our grandchildren will look at with awe in the natural history books. That day could be as soon as the middle of this century. That’s...

Great Barrier Reef ‘facts’ TV ads ignore dredge dumping risks

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 5 May, 2014

By Jon Brodie, James Cook University The United Nations is concerned about port expansions and dredging disposal in the Great Barrier Reef – but that bigger picture is ignored in new ‘Reef Facts’ commercials. Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL,...

Johnson and Johnson: the path to ‘No More Tears’ in Indonesian rainforests

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 5 May, 2014

It’s frustrating to think about the link between forest destruction and that bright yellow shampoo that miraculously allowed parents to wash their babies hair without igniting a burning-eyes meltdown. While human babies splashed around on their...

Taking action, in freedom

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 2 May, 2014

Protest against Russian oil tanker transporting oil from the Gazprom drilling platform © Prirazlomnaya Neugebauer/Greenpeace Today is the day. The very first barrels of Arctic oil have found their way to my home country. Gazprom, Russia’s biggest...

Name that tuna

Feature Story | 1 May, 2014 at 12:33

Tuna are fish, and they are wild animals. But to many people, they are simply understood as food. It can be a bit confusing when the short hand of ‘tuna’ is used, as it covers a whole family of species, from the relatively-tiddly and widespread...

5 ways you might be wasting water

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 28 April, 2014

You’re way past leaving the tap on while you brush your teeth – but here are 5 bad water habits you might still need to kick. If you’re Australian, you’re probably already a bit of a water conservation whiz. There was a time when watering your...

Japan to defy UN court and continue whaling

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | 22 April, 2014

There has been disappointing and worrying news today. The Government of Japan has announced that it intends to return to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales in 2015. It has also officially announced that it will again send its factory whaling ship...

#AustraliansForCoal is the latest sign of an industry in values freefall

Blog entry by David Ritter | 15 April, 2014

  ‘The problem for coal is that it is the single greatest driver of climate change’. Photograph: Tim Wimborne/Reuters Originally published in The Guardian During the second world war, my dad performed his war service down the coal mines in the UK...

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