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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...

How good design can change the world

Blog entry by Sarah Hipsley | 23 January, 2014

If you’re anything like me, you’ll appreciate how long, dense and wordy reports compiled by advocacy organisations aren’t always the easiest way for the average punter to learn about a new topic. But if you’re into infographics, data...

You can’t sink a rainbow, you can’t seize a sunrise

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 23 January, 2014

I trembled as I walked through the grounds of Murmansk prison on the 26th September. Inmates watched me and the arrival of the other notorious 29 new prisoners through their cell windows. It was pitch black outside, but the prison was alive.

70,000 people help give Greg Hunt the big picture

Blog entry by Danny Adams | 22 January, 2014

Thanks to your action to protect the Reef we have forced unprecedented scrutiny and public awareness of industrial developments that threaten and damage Australia’s World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

Trees are starting to fall in Leard State Forest

Blog entry by Danny Adams | 14 January, 2014

As Whitehaven Coal’s bulldozers begins felling trees adjacent to Leard State Forest, the community has leapt  into action in a final bid to protect the ancient woodland. Protesters have launched a blockade at the site of Whitehaven’s...

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