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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...

The Value of Ancient Forests

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | January 8, 2014

I live in a forest, and know that I am fortunate. I watch flicker and siskin in the cedars. I hear thrush and vireo in the veiled vastness. Cutthroat trout inhabit the lake, wolves howl on winter nights, and raccoons venture out with...

Jenni Barrett: For the whales

Blog entry by Jenni Barrett | January 7, 2014

In 2007 I took a trip to the Arctic Circle to photograph killer whales. The setting in the Norwegian fjords was incredibly beautiful and I found myself profoundly moved after coming eye-to-eye with one of these magnificent creatures.

2013: The Year In Photos

Blog entry by Feature Story | January 6, 2014

The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in...

Can deforestation affect global weather patterns?

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | December 18, 2013

Forests, like other ecosystems, provide ‘ecosystem services’. These are services people need (such as pollination and flood control) and use, but often don’t realise we depend on. They provide us with essential services like the ...

Gazprom's over-reaction to Arctic oil protest is a sign their fortune is at stake

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 16, 2013

Action on climate change would wipe billions off oil company balance sheets and they are determined to silence their critics. Twenty-six of the Arctic 30 in St Petersburg, 3 December 2013. 'Peaceful protests on oil rigs in...

High Noon at the High Court

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 11, 2013

On Monday, we had our court case heard at the High Court in Wellington. Our beef: that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) – the agency set up by government to safeguard our oceans – had given Anadarko the green light to...

Knowing where we stand

Blog entry by Steve Abel | December 10, 2013

Tributes to Nelson Mandela mingled with recollections of Eva Ricard (mother of our host Angeline Greensill) - the late great matriarch of Whaingaroa - and her succesful struggle to have land returned to the iwi, mingled with the latest...

Russian embassy replies to your emails demanding freedom for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Graham Thompson | December 9, 2013

We've received a reply from the Russian embassy in London in response to the thousands of emails sent in support of the Arctic 30. It's a shame they didn't respond to everyone personally, but any response is always welcome. It's a...

Hamba Kahle Nelson Mandela: with our deepest gratitude

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 6, 2013

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."   – Nelson Mandela speaking at the 90th birthday...

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