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Emma Thompson speaking truth to power at the UN

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | September 15, 2016

Words are powerful, especially when they speak the truth and come straight from the heart. That’s why Oscar-winning actor and writer Emma Thompson’s plea to UN delegates to do what is right for the oceans moved so many of us. She...

Here’s why we took the site office at the proposed Ruataniwha Dam for a 100km road trip

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | September 13, 2016

Early this morning, we travelled to the proposed site of the Ruataniwha irrigation dam in Hawke’s Bay. With a small crane we uplifted the construction site office, put it on the back of a truck and drove it 100kms to Napier.  There we...

YouTube duo AsapSCIENCE travels with Greenpeace to Save the Arctic!

Blog entry by Ray To | September 9, 2016

Creators of popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, travelled aboard the Arctic Sunrise to learn more about Greenpeace's work in the Canadian Arctic. Mitch and Greg have garnered a following of...

Ruataniwha dam down but not out… yet

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | September 9, 2016

The proposed Ruataniwha Dam is the poster child of Big Irrigation.   It stands as a symbol of the Government's agenda to prop up industrial dairying despite the fact that it’s poisoning our waterways and indebting farmers. ...

Dam Wrong: Why the Ruataniwha Dam will mean more local water pollution

Publication | September 8, 2016 at 13:42

The Ruataniwha irrigation scheme planned near the Tukituki river will compound the water pollution problem by enabling more intensive dairying in the Tukituki catchment.

The cat’s out of the bag! Mars puts Thai Union under pressure

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | September 7, 2016

Give yourself a massive pat on the back!  After constant pressure from cat, tuna and ocean lovers alike, calling on global food giant Mars, and its brand Whiskas, to face up to human rights abuses in the supply chain of seafood...

5 alarming facts about Amazon forest fires

Blog entry by Cristiane Mazzetti | September 6, 2016

The Amazon is being burned. Here’s what you need to know. From July to November, it is fire season in the Amazon rainforest. But while fires can be a normal part of the life cycle in forests, most of the flames in the...

Is there a dirty big irrigation scheme planned near you?

Blog entry by Madeleine Smith | September 2, 2016

In the last two weeks, one third of people in Havelock North have fallen ill with a gastro illness that originated in the town’s water supply. The source? Most likely contamination from cows, sheep or deer. By all accounts the...

Ruataniwha looks dead in the dirty water

Blog entry by Gen Toop | August 31, 2016

It’s been a tough few weeks for think-big irrigation and industrial agriculture. As a bit of background for those not familiar with plans for even more industrial dairying around New Zealand - the Government is throwing over ...

3 big reasons why we need ocean sanctuaries now

Blog entry by Magnus Eckeskog | August 31, 2016

Last Friday, US President Obama announced the creation of the  world’s largest ocean sanctuary , and today governments from all over the world are meeting at the United Nations in New York to develop a new treaty to save our oceans.

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