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Here's why I'm celebrating Russia's fire ban

Blog entry by Anton 'Benny' Beneslavsky | November 16, 2015

Today the Russian government has banned the burning of dry grass on agricultural land and conservation areas. This might sound somewhat trivial, perhaps for those who have never witnessed a forest fire or had a chance to stand in...

Sad, scared, alone. The baby orangutan orphaned by the plantation industry

Blog entry by Zamzami | November 13, 2015

For half an hour Otan wouldn't let go. Only eight months old, he already had a vice-like grip, his nails digging so deep they left half-moon imprints in the skin of his carer. If there were trees, Otan would be swinging freely from...

It’s time to end forest and peatland destruction in Indonesia

Blog entry by Grant Rosoman | November 11, 2015

I am a forest campaigner for Greenpeace. I’ve just returned to Christchurch from Indonesia and have bad news to report: Fires are raging through the Indonesian rainforest and peatlands again this year. Every year, these fires grow more...

A coral reef destroyed for a military base? No way!

Blog entry by Kazue Komatsubara | November 11, 2015

Two military airstrips are no mean feat to build. They are massive pieces of military infrastructure, from which expensive, machines take off at great, deafening, speed. And that's exactly what's about to happen on the island of...

The TPPA: A shady deal cooked behind closed doors

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | November 10, 2015

The veil of secrecy behind the controversial TPPA has just been lifted, and it spells bad news for New Zealanders, the seas we swim and fish in, and for the air we breath. Greenpeace NZ policy advisor, Nathan Argent, says the deal,...

#NoKXL: The Day the People Won

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 10, 2015

Nelson Mandela once said, “It’s always impossible until it’s done.” I never knew truly what that meant until Friday when the President of the United States echoed the words that so many of us had been saying for years and rejected...

Is Fonterra’s industrial dairying fuelling Indonesia's forest fires?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | November 9, 2015

Thanks to Fonterra, New Zealand is implicated in the catastrophic forest fires currently raging across Indonesia. Fonterra currently imports a third of the world’s palm kernel expeller (PKE) to feed its industrial dairying herds,...

4 Ways to stop Indonesia's forest fires

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | November 5, 2015

A brief spell of  rainfall  in Indonesia has minimised the number of fire hotspots that have been broadcasting toxic smoke across the country…for now. Here are four ways to solve the stop the Indonesian forest fires once and for all. ...

Supply Chained: Human rights abuse in the global tuna industry

Blog entry by Tara Buakamsri | November 5, 2015

If you are a tuna lover, chances are good that someone who was forced to work for meagre pay — perhaps even under threat of violence — is behind your tuna curry or teriyaki. Human rights abuses in the tuna industry are serious and...

Indonesia fires: "I'm tired of being made sick by this smoke"

Blog entry by Rahmi Carolina | November 4, 2015

All rights reserved . Credit: Ardiles Rante / Greenpeace When I was young my friends and I would visit our local river, just a short walk from our small town in Pangkalan Kerinci, upstream of Riau's peatland...

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