2011

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

Blog entry by Alex Harris | January 24, 2014

Alex Harris ar the Greenpeace office in London 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...

Davos: the shifting nature of power and the shifting power of nature

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 23, 2014

One of the most challenging weeks of my working life starts today: the week of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Over 2,500 Presidents, Prime Minsters, CEOs, Celebrities and Academics with a smattering...

Business leaders give forest destroyer April one year to reform

Blog entry by Richardg | January 22, 2014

Forest destruction by APRIL in Sumatra, Indonesia Pressure is mounting on April, the notorious forest destroyer that is determinedly trying to pulp what’s left of Indonesia's rainforests. This afternoon, the World Business Council...

Greenpeace’s Kumi Naidoo on Russia and the Climate Struggle

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 20, 2014

Q&A published in  Yale Environment 360 .   In a Yale Environment 360 interview, the outspoken executive director of Greenpeace discusses why his organization’s activists braved imprisonment in Russia to stop Arctic oil drilling...

The importance of being a big tree

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | January 17, 2014

We know that forests are biodiversity-rich, and we know they provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as regulating water flows and influencing  weather patterns . One ecosystem service often discussed these days is the role...

Neil Young and Petropolis

Blog entry by Laura Severinac | January 16, 2014

Canadian musician Neil Young has created a media storm around his Canadian tour to help defend First Nation land against the unbridled expansion of the tar sands. Called  'Honor the Treaties ', all profits of the four-city tour will...

What is the chemical that just contaminated West Virginia's drinking water?

Blog entry by Claudette Juska | January 13, 2014

A state of emergency has been declared in West Virginia after a chemical spill from Freedom Industries, a Charleston-based chemical company, contaminated the drinking water of 9 counties in the state. So just what was the chemical...

Oleg Naydenov arrest shows flag States need to better control their fleets

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | January 10, 2014

In the summer of 2012, small-scale Senegalese fishermen  reported a rapid and significant increase  in their catches. They attributed their rising fortunes to newly elected President Macky Sall's decision to revoke the licences of 29...

2014 - the year of the shark

Blog entry by Greta Borren | January 10, 2014

Wow! What a fantastic beginning to 2014 – the government has finally announced a ban on shark finning in New Zealand waters! Yesterday’s news that its plans to make shark finning illegal is a great step in the right direction –...

Write a submission to protect your democratic rights

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | January 10, 2014

Submission Guide for the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 and current regulatory proposals It is your right as a New Zealander to have a say in what happens in our oceans, to the...

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