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A frosty reception for John Key’s budget from a surprise guest…

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 16, 2014

If you go down to the concrete jungle today, you’re sure to get a surprise. If you’re in town to cut some deals, you’ll never believe your eyes. For there’s a bear who shouldn’t be there. Because she’s losing her home in the Arctic.

6 reasons stopping deforestation (still) matters

Blog entry by Jason Schwartz | May 15, 2014

Over the past few years, we’ve gained significant ground in getting major companies to move toward forest-friendly business models. You might think that means deforestation is beginning to be a thing of the past. We want it to be.

Is the Green Party banking on an oily future?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 14, 2014

Yesterday, the Green Party launched a pre-budget policy … “as a first step in accelerating New Zealand's transition to a smarter greener economy” …but from what we’ve seen so far, there a few glaring issues with how they propose to get...

FSC at a Crossroads

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | May 13, 2014

Greenpeace considers the Forest Stewardship Council to be the only credible global certification standard for good forest management. There are many reasons for this, but it is mostly because FSC is a three-chamber system that has...

Brazil's logging sector is full of crooks - and the Amazon is paying the price

Blog entry by Richardg | May 12, 2014

The Brazilian government has made several attempts to take control of logging in the Amazon. But despite high-profile crackdowns, the trade in illegal timber is vast and growing. Pará state is the largest timber producer and...

After the final no there comes a yes...

Blog entry by Pat Lerner | May 10, 2014

... and on that yes the future world depends.[1] I'm just back from spending a whirlwind 48 hours in  Abu Dhabi  where more than a thousand people, including 70 Ministers and numerous business leaders gathered to prepare for the UN...

Environment Dot Com

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 9, 2014

Now that the Internet Party are up and running, and if the latest polls are anything to go by, gaining some tailwind, they’ve today announced their environmental policy . And as part of our election year review of party policies...

Shipment of whale meat from Iceland arrives in Japan

Blog entry by Junichi Sato, Executive Director, Greenpeace Japan | May 9, 2014

We had a strange visitor to Japan yesterday, the Alma, a refrigerated cargo vessel which has sailed all the way from Iceland carrying 2,000 tons of fin whale meat, valued at over 13 million US dollars. It sailed around the tip of...

Can the FSC logo ensure protection of the world's most valuable forests?

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis | May 6, 2014

It seems obvious, but any operation certified as “responsible forest management” should not threaten the world’s most important forests. Although the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) features protecting High Conservation Value Forests...

Help us restore a historic protest ship

Blog entry by Arnold 'Skip' Oliver | May 5, 2014

(Photo above courtesy Swarthmore College Peace Collection, Albert Bigelow Papers) Help Bring Back the Rainbow Warrior’s Granny Throughout the 1950s, the Marshall Islands were the primary site for nuclear weapons testing by the...

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