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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.

Winter clearing stopped as Whitehaven Coal raises the white flag

Feature Story | 12 June, 2014 at 17:27

Today, winter clearing at Australia’s most controversial new coal mine – Maules Creek - was stopped after Whitehaven gave the Land and Environment Court an undertaking to stop the bulldozers until a full hearing of the court case in September.

Renewable Energy Myths - Busted!

Feature Story | 12 June, 2014 at 12:53

Australian energy companies don't want you to see this...

Don’t be a fossil fool: join the clean energy revolution!

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 11 June, 2014

Low emissions, low water consumption, no waste, 100% renewable and increasingly affordable… Interested? Here’s what you need to know to go solar. Continue reading →

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 10 June, 2014

Last week, we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk. It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic Sunrise, after nearly nine...

How to halt a bulldozer army while overcoming a fear of heights

Blog entry by James Lorenz | 10 June, 2014

This might seem like an unlikely thing for someone with vertigo to sign up for.  But, on Monday night, I volunteered to spend a night high in the canopy of critically-endangered Box Gums in the Leard Forest. Continue reading →

Sydney rallies parliamentarians to save Leard Forest from Whitehaven Coal’s bulldozers

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | 4 June, 2014

It was an inspiring, empowering example of what our movement stands for. Today, hundreds of Sydney-siders joined a snap rally outside of the offices of NSW Planning Minister Pru Goward and NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes asking them to...

The gentle caress of the bulldozer

Feature Story | 31 May, 2014 at 11:34

Right now, a handful of brave folk are doing all they can to stop Whitehaven Coal from razing the ancient Leard State Forest in order to build a coal mine – currently the largest under construction in Australia.

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