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Saving the last Japanese dugongs

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | November 2, 2015

The home of the last few Japanese dugongs is about to be landfilled to make way for two airstrips - part of the expansion of a US military base on the island of Okinawa. But a movement nearly 18 years old is standing up to say NO.

Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | November 2, 2015

This year's El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico's record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started. ...

Tell Auckland Transport to shove it up their berms

Blog entry by Kamal Sunker | October 28, 2015

I can relate to Dan. Like most of the inner-city dwelling 20-somethings, I had no idea what a berm was. That was until I found out that Auckland Transport was taking away the rights of ratepayers to cultivate roadside gardens. To me...

#BlockTheOffer - Auckland Council

Blog entry by Kamal Sunker | October 27, 2015

Join us on Thursday 29 October outside the Auckland Town Hall on Queen Street at 9am to encourage Auckland councillors to vote against deep sea oil drilling off Auckland’s coast. Last time, the council vote was split 50/50 and the...

Illegal Logging is threatening China’s Giant Pandas

Blog entry by Wu Hao | October 23, 2015

This is the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries. Home to 30% of China’s endangered and iconic giant pandas, it’s the largest giant panda habitat in the world. The area was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006 for its vital...

Three ways people power is changing in the tuna industry for good

Blog entry by Graham Forbes | October 23, 2015

The tuna industry is out of control . It is emptying the oceans of fish, killing other marine creatures like sharks and sea turtles — even abusing workers, who spend months or years at sea for meager pay. For years, tuna...

A new chapter in the New Zealand story

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | October 22, 2015

When Simon Bridges announced the areas of Aotearoa that he wants to open up for oil and gas exploration in 2016 (the “Block Offers”), he probably wasn’t expecting this… In just six weeks since the announcement 25 communities ...

When email goes wrong: Why you might have got a message about Lotto from Greenpeace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | October 22, 2015

UPDATE 1: Our investigations are going well. We’ve narrowed down what happened, and hope to have our email system back up and running later today or tomorrow. UPDATE 2: We’ve managed to confirm that all your financial data is...

1.4 million Brazilians just stood up for Zero Deforestation

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | October 22, 2015

It was an historic moment. After three years of campaigning, a coalition of activists, celebrities and civil society representatives crowded into the Brazilian Congress last week. They were there to submit a bill calling for an end to...

Why changing the tuna industry means stopping labour abuse

Blog entry by Jackie Dragon | October 21, 2015

The same unbridled economic interests that are driving destruction in our oceans are also allowing horrific labour practices and human rights abuses of workers in the seafood industry. This week, powerful allies joined forces...

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