2011

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Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time?

Blog entry by Louisa Casson | November 22, 2017

“We woke up to the fact that there’s ocean change just like climate change. We need ocean action like there’s climate action.”   These words rang out at international climate talks last week, spoken by Peter Thompson,...

Plastic is Everyone’s Problem, So Why Are We Focusing on Coke?

Blog entry by John Hocevar | November 18, 2017

Coke is one of the most recognizable brands in the world and says it is committed to environmental sustainability. As the world’s largest soft drink company, Coca-Cola has a special responsibility to drastically reduce its plastic...

Fire and Rain

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | November 16, 2017

The year 2017 may become a historic milestone where the visceral effects of global heating - extreme storms and wildfires - finally reach public consciousness.   Homeowners Access Hurricane Irma Damage - 12 Sep, 2017 Humans...

Big oil is destructive in more ways than one

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 13, 2017

This September I took my first trip to Russia to join the celebration of Greenpeace Russia’s 25 Year Anniversary. In big cities like Moscow, oil powered transport is a major source of pollution and greenhouse gases emissions. This...

Antarctic krill – not just whale food

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | November 10, 2017

Krill is whale food. In fact, it’s a commonly held misbelief that ‘krill’ in Norwegian literally means ‘whale food’. It doesn’t, but it’s still true. Massive swarms of krill, a tiny micro-shrimp in the Antarctic Ocean, provide the...

3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global...

Blog entry by Kristin Casper and Kate Simcock | November 8, 2017

Two years ago, a courageous law student, Sarah Thomson, sued the New Zealand Government over its weak climate targets. Now she’s made history. On 2 November, 2017, the High Court of New Zealand issued a game-changing ruling. It ...

5 peaceful protests that prove you can still change the world

Blog entry by India Thorogood | October 29, 2017

NBA players  kneeling  against white supremacy. Catalonians  marching  for independence. Quakers disarming Saudi-bound  jets . In turbulent times, it’s inspiring to see protest happening — but when change doesn’t come, even the...

Drinking water nitrate: a ticking time-bomb for public health?

Blog entry by atobert | October 25, 2017

The new Government must put people’s health first, by addressing the growing problem of farm contaminants in our water supply. Just days before our new Government was announced, Canterbury’s Chief Medical Officer of Health warned...

We have one year to create the largest ever protected area on Earth

Blog entry by Greenpeace | October 16, 2017

In the words of David Attenborough, “Our planet is a blue planet”. With over 70% of our world covered by water, our oceans can be seen from across the solar system. It wasn’t long ago that the oceans were still believed to be too...

The Ocean Plastic Crisis

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | October 15, 2017

"Plastics!" This became one of the most famous film lines from the 1960s era. In the film The Graduate, young university graduate, Ben (Dustin Hoffman) appears annoyed and distracted when his wealthy American parents stage an elaborate...

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