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For the oceans – every week is Shark Week!

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 15 October, 2014

‘Shark‘:  it’s an evocative and symbolic single syllable. Just the sound of the word conjures up a host of associated images, usually to do with menacing fins, teeth, and a certain cinematic soundtrack. Sharks have been around on earth much...

Navigating seafood

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 14 October, 2014

This is a guest post by Tooni Mahto, Marine Campaigner at the Australian Marine Conservation Society. Sealife is one of the last sources of food hunted from the wild. Most of what we eat comes from farming, where we have thousands of years of...

Fossil fuel divestment: it’s (not) about the money

Blog entry by Nikola ?ašule | 14 October, 2014

‘If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.’ (Bill McKibben, founder 350.org) The Australian National University (ANU)’s decision to sell its shares in seven unethical resource companies has hit the headlines...

Top ten reasons to LOVE the ocean

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 14 October, 2014

We don’t need an excuse to celebrate our oceans – we love them every day! Here are ten reasons to love oceans that’ll make your day a little brighter. 1. A whole lotta heart Octopuses have three hearts. That’s good news when you’re a sucker for...

Palm oil companies say they’ll put forest destruction on hold. But what happens next?

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 12 October, 2014

Some of the world’s biggest palm oil companies have suspended their forest destruction. Is this a ceasefire or the end of their war on forests? We refuse to stand by while palm oil companies turn forests to plantations. We started with...

Seafood labelling – why are we whiting?

Blog entry by Matthew Evans | 11 October, 2014

Over time I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way Australians can make informed choices about what we’re eating is if we’re given sufficient information, if we’re told exactly what’s on the plate. From my work as a restaurant critic,...

5 steps to Save the Arctic: How LEGO made everything awesome

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 10 October, 2014

Today we got the awesome news: after a three-month campaign supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will not renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell. This is fantastic news for LEGO fans and Arctic...

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic

Blog entry by David Ritter | 8 October, 2014

‘Look, a polar bear!’ He might be a Head of State, but even the President of Kiribati, His Excellency Anote Tong, could not hide his excitement at seeing one of these magnificent animals in the wild. The young male polar bear was sitting on an...

A tale of 5 countries: taking a look at fossil fuel corruption around the world

Blog entry by Marina Lou | 2 October, 2014

When it comes to resource extraction and the political process — the issue is a global one. Have a look at some of the recent coal-ruption stories that have been breaking all around the world. Australia In the state of New South Wales, an...

Change your food, change the world: 5 ways to bite away at your food footprint

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 1 October, 2014

Between production, packaging, transport and cooking, the things we eat can have a massive impact on the earth. Luckily, they’re also some of the easiest habits to change. Here are the first steps to going on an environmentally-friendly diet. If...

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