2012

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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...

Japan's nuclear history and the power of peace

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | August 7, 2015

The fight against nuclear is steeped in Greenpeace history. On the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombings we're reminded of the consequences of nuclear energy and the people's movement to campaign for nuclear disarmament to create...

Huntly switch to clean energy leaves soot on Key’s face

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 6, 2015

Good news. Huntly power station, the remnant of a polluting, coal based power system in New Zealand will be shutting down its choking smoke stacks in favour of clean energy sources like solar and wind. Genesis, the company that runs...

Solarizing Greece with #PeoplePower is a way out of the crisis

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 1, 2015

Greece is facing a depression on a scale arguably  comparable  to the US Great Depression of the late 1920s. Huge unemployment rates and a dramatic drop in family incomes of over 40 percent have Greek citizens pondering what the...

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