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What we saw – South Pacific albacore fishery

Blog entry by Rainbow Warrior crew | August 19, 2015

Our main work on this trip has been exploring the South Pacific albacore tuna fisheries. With less than 1% of fishing activity on longliners witnessed by independent observers in the region, it really is a fishery with very little...

Think Tianjin's bad? There's been more than one chemical explosion in China this year

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | August 19, 2015

About a week ago, on a late Wednesday night, a sight of almost Armageddon proportions confronted the residents of Tianjin. Whether they witnessed the red and orange blaze shooting up to the sky from their apartment windows; or whether...

Fossil fuels fall to clean energy

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 18, 2015

There are two exciting, important and rapid shifts happening right now in the way our energy is generated. The first shift is away from polluting fossil fuel power stations, and towards renewable energy. The other is a transfer from...

Company destroys plantations to protect forest

Blog entry by Awang Kuswara | August 18, 2015

This is a story of how setting an example and persistently struggling for change can eventually lead to a turnaround by governments and seemingly recalcitrant companies involved in environmental destruction. “First they ignore...

Join a TPPA #TPPAwalkAway protest near you!

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 14, 2015

Over the coming days, thousands of New Zealanders will march against the TPPA in centres all over the country.  Join one if you can because if it goes through the secretive TPPA deal could be a real threat to our democracy, our...

The ninth extinction

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | August 13, 2015

Earth's living community is now suffering the most severe biodiversity crisis in 65 million years, since a meteorite struck near modern Chicxulub, Mexico, injecting dust and sulfuric acid into the atmosphere, and devastating 76% of all...

The island nation rising up to be a hero for climate action

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 13, 2015

Out in the central Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator and the International Date Line, lies an island group in Micronesia called Kiribati (pronounced 'Kiri-bas'). It’s not “famous” like Hawaii, Bali or Tahiti but its scenery is just...

As Key drops the ball, communities fall

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 12, 2015

UPDATE : Coal mining company Solid Energy  has been put into 'voluntary administration '  as the global coal industry collapses under the demand to reduce pollution. The Government's failure to plan for a fossil fuel free future will...

Chuggers or Everyday Heroes?

Blog entry by Laura Hazle | August 10, 2015

‘Hello, I’m with Greenpeace, how are you today?’ You've probably all heard those words, or something similar, said to you on the streets or over the phone, by one of our guys asking for your support. Some call them chuggers, rather...

Desperately Seeking: South Pacific Albacore tuna

Blog entry by Dr Cat Dorey | August 7, 2015

There's a tendency, outside my science world at least, to talk about 'tuna' as if it was one species of fish. In fact tuna is a generic name for a whole bunch of tuna and mackerel species. As well as the main commercial species of...

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