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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.

The gentle caress of the bulldozer

Blog entry by Julie Macken | 30 May, 2014

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. Greenpeace activist taking action...

Celebrate! Kiribati changes its tuna and protects one of world’s largest fishing grounds

Blog entry by Elsa Evers | 28 May, 2014

Celebrate! Kiribati changes its tuna and protects one of world’s largest fishing grounds Raise your kava glass! After years of a marine protected area being falsely described as “off limits to fishing and other extractive uses” when it was...

R.I.P Tom Jefferson

Blog entry by Jamie Ling | 26 May, 2014

Tom Jefferson really was the best of men and the worst of men. His untimely death on the 21st of May has broken our hearts and illuminated the truth of that sentence. He was the best of men in the way he loved his two beautiful daughters and in...

How to catch tuna like an Islander

Blog entry by Elsa Evers | 19 May, 2014

I just went on my most successful fishing trip ever. There wasn’t much to compare it to. The best before that was when I caught half a fish because the tail half got eaten before I reeled it in. So you can imagine how excited I was when I was...

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...

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