2010

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The people of Mahan have won; Long live the fight – Zindabad!

Blog entry by Vinuta Gopal | May 21, 2015

I was returning to Mahan and Singrauli after more than two years. I had wanted more than anything to be back in Mahan to see what the people felt on knowing they had won. The Mahan coal block was not going to be auctioned as the...

Government caught with hidden pollution budget blowout

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 20, 2015

The bean counters at the Treasury have warned government that failing to reduce pollution in New Zealand could cost the taxpayer an eye watering, economy wrecking $52 billion. And John Key’s government want to keep the public in the...

How do systems get unstuck?

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | May 19, 2015

Human enterprise appears stuck, like an addict, in habitual behaviour. We have plenty of data alerting us to global heating, declining species, disappearing forests, and rising toxins in our ecosystems. Yet, after decades of efforts to...

When industrial food fails us, it's time to change the food system

Blog entry by Alessandro Saccoccio | May 19, 2015

The current food system is broken. We all see how industrial and chemical intensive food production impacts on people and farmers, the planet and animals. For example, did you know that in 2007, 269 tonnes of pesticides were used...

Targets are a distraction, we need real climate action

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 13, 2015

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris at the end of the year, the government has opened a short public consultation on what target New Zealand should set to reduce its climate pollution. But it's a sham.

Greenpeace India: The price of dissent

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | May 8, 2015

In less than a month, Greenpeace India is in danger of closing. Over the last year, we have born the brunt of repeated attacks. In June 2014, all funds coming from Greenpeace's international office were frozen. Then in January, my...

Government must come clean on plans to axe environmental safeguards.

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 5, 2015

Today, the Labour party are calling upon the Environment Minister, Nick Smith, to come clean on his plans to take away our right to protect our play areas, the forests we tramp in and the rivers we fish in. The Government has long...

No more excuses: why leaders can save the climate

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | April 29, 2015

Last week, a new joint report crafted by the pointy-headed people at Bloomberg and the United Nations has declared that the uptake in clean energy globally has reached 'industrial' scale. Power sources like solar and wind are now...

And the OSPAR goes to… the Arctic!

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | April 28, 2015

Yes, that is not a typo. The OSPAR Award. A long awaited Award that the Arctic well deserves. But, what is an OSPAR? The OSPAR Convention is an international agreement of 15 European countries (Arctic and non Arctic states)...

Risky Business: Don't put your money in unsustainable fishing

Blog entry by Nina Thuellen | April 22, 2015

When we trust a bank with our savings and investments, we assume the bank will do only "good" with our hard-earned cash. Yet throughout Europe, and the world, major banks have ploughed massive amounts of money into unsustainable...

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