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Putting the “bi” back in biodiversity: Greenpeace’s first Mardi Gras appearance

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 4 March, 2014

This year, Greenpeace celebrated peace and love in all its forms by entering its first ever float into the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.  © Jane Castle/Greenpeace Normally I’d find it hard to wake up early on a cold rainy Sydney...

Kids Care: Art for ‘Cash for Containers’

Blog entry by Alison Orme | 26 February, 2014

The quest for a national cash for containers recycling scheme has got under the skin of a couple of Inner West high school students and budding artists from Sydney. Isobel Baker, 14, from Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design created this...

Rings of injustice

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 22 February, 2014

Condemned to three years in a Russian prison for spray painting a fence? It sounds unbelievable, doesn’t it? But the unbelievable is happening to many activists across Russia and one man in particular – Evgeny Vitishko. Evgeny, an environmental...

Kids Care: Save our Sharks

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 19 February, 2014

Sharks get a bad rap for being ‘dangerous predators’ that need to be controlled. That might be true in Hollywood, but in the real world humans are way more deadly for sharks. Our friend Kaspar Graham-Koorey (and his father) made this video to...

Crazy weather and crazy politicians

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 15 February, 2014

Sydney Harbour Bridge was barely visible through the smoke and amber coloured sky. Men covered in protective clothing sprayed water at the blazing bush. A row of four ducks swiftly waddled their way out of danger. That was the first time I had...

Can farmers, Traditional Owners, and activists stop ‘unstoppable’ coal giants?

Blog entry by Danny Adams | 12 February, 2014

Over 100 people converge to stop the construction of Australia’s latest open-cut coal mine on 28 Jan 2014. ©Greenpeace A few weeks ago, I did something incredible and took part in my first Greenpeace action to stop work on the construction of a...

Thousands unite to Save the Reef

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 10 February, 2014

Growing up in suburban Melbourne and Sydney, I’ve always considered the Great Barrier Reef a faraway treasure. Though I’ve never visited, images of colourful coral, pristine beaches and curious wildlife flood my mind when I think of our national...

3 scientific ways to help prevent shark attacks. No shotgun required.

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | 29 January, 2014

We’re shocked and saddened to hear that the first shark was killed on Australia Day under Western Australia’s brutal catch-and-kill policy. This image was tweeted by The West Australian on Sunday 26 January. It shows a three metre long, female...

Blockade swells to over 100 at Australia’s largest new coal mine

Blog entry by Julie Macken | 28 January, 2014

This morning, the blockade to stop the Maules Creek coal mine and protect Leard State Forest has swelled to over 100 people. We have closed down Whitehaven’s access to the site, and construction work inside. People in their 20s, 30s, 50s, 60s and...

Losing Nemo

Blog entry by admin | 23 January, 2014

Written by Nicole Ghio, Sierra Club International Climate Program Nemo at the Export-Import Bank of the United States on Wednesday, Jan. 22  After his stop in Los Angeles, everyone’s favorite cartoon clownfish, Nemo, continued his tour of the U.S...

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