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The Soy Moratorium, 10 years on: How one commitment is stopping Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Paulo Adario | July 28, 2016

A decade ago, the expansion of soybeans posed an enormous risk to the Amazon rainforest. Today, this commitment proves zero deforestation is possible. When civil society, private enterprise and governments come together to...

Vaquita success! New protections could save this endangered porpoise

Blog entry by Phil Kline | July 28, 2016

With only 60 animals remaining, the vaquita porpoise is on the brink of extinction. That's why 150,000 Greenpeace supporters have stood up to save this shy, beautiful animal. And the Mexican government just announced new protections...

Govt plan for Hawke’s Bay glosses over dam risks

Press release | July 27, 2016 at 11:33

A regional growth plan announced by the Government in the Hawke’s Bay today ignores the environmental fallout of the Ruataniwha Dam and the fact taxpayers will be burdened with the cost of building it, says Greenpeace.

Drought is real… but dams and irrigation are not the answer

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | July 26, 2016

There’s no question about it -  drought is causing serious problems for our farmers and communities. So what do we do about it? Dams and irrigation are often touted as the best way to deal with increasing dry spells,...

The day they blew up heaven

Blog entry by Ruby Powell | July 25, 2016

The history of hydrodams in the Amazon is riddled with corruption, human rights abuse and destruction. One hydrodam was built on the site the Munduruku believe their good spirits go when they die - their heaven. Seven waterfalls on...

US ship visit: Why's John Key afraid of people-power?

Blog entry by Russel Norman | July 22, 2016

Q/ Why is John Key telling us that the US back down on visiting ships is not a victory for New Zealand’s nuclear free movement? A/ Because if things are to stay the same (which is how the Prime Minister likes them), it is vital...

They murdered my mother for defending the environment — help me seek justice

Blog entry by Salvador Edgardo Zuniga Cáceres | July 21, 2016

It has been four months since the murder of environmental and Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, and her killers have still  not been brought to justice. Instead, the violence continues  – o n 7 July, another activist from...

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