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A view from Waitangi by Mike Smith

Blog entry by Mike Smith | February 3, 2017

Over the last couple of days I’ve been getting calls from friends, colleagues and media organisations wanting to know what was happening at Waitangi this year. Here’s what I’ve been telling them.   Depending on your point of...

The Amazon Reef: Brazil’s newly discovered and already threatened treasure

Blog entry by Thaís Herrero | January 27, 2017

We’ve launched a new campaign to defend the Amazon Reef, a unique and largely unknown biome that may be soon threatened by oil exploration In the far north of Brazil, where the Amazon River meets the sea, there is a newly-discovere...

#BridgesNotWalls - It’s Time for Solidarity, Love and Hope

Blog entry by Madeleine Smith and Leila Deen | January 20, 2017

New Zealand was the first on Earth to see January the 20th - the day on which Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, after a year when, around the world, the politics of hate, fear and division too...

Revealed: HSBC is funding forest destruction

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | January 17, 2017

Today we’ve let the cat out of the bag that HSBC - one of the biggest banks in the world - is funding destructive palm oil companies. Now its customers are waking up to the news that the bank card in their pocket is linked to the...

Neonicotinoids: A serious threat for flower-hopping life-bringers and many more animals

Blog entry by Anne Valette | January 16, 2017

At this point most people know about neonicotinoids and the serious risk they pose to honey bees. Bees are a link in a chain of biodiversity and pollination of incredible value to our food production. Up to 75% of our crops directly...

How green are the apps you use every day?

Blog entry by Gary Cook | January 16, 2017

Did you know some of the apps we use every day can make a difference in driving a green future by choosing to power their data centres (and our digital lives) with renewable energy?  The Renewable Revolution is here and some of...

Seeing is believing: Growing food for people, with people and with nature in Cuba

Blog entry by Reyes Tirado | January 16, 2017

“Ojos hacen fe.” Those are the words of Lucy Martín, an inspiring Cuban researcher with Oxfam in Havana. She has lived through decades of change in Cuba, while remaining grounded in the reality of farmers there. She uses...

Cease and desist message delivered to seismic blasting ship

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | January 13, 2017

Amazon Warrior, this is the Margaret Mahy . Do you copy? The world's biggest seismic blasting ship - the Amazon Warrior, AKA the 'The Beast' - is exploring for oil in the seas between Kaikoura and Napier. Despite the...

Wisdom & Foolishness

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | January 9, 2017

For Earth scientists and environmental activists, the urgent need for a dramatic shift in humanity’s relationship with the world seems painfully obvious, yet we find ourselves pushing against obsolete systems of economics and...

Every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. Here’s the story.

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | January 9, 2017

From the moment we wake up in the morning and brush our teeth, to when we watch TV at the end of the day, plastic is all around us. So much so that it can be hard to imagine leaving the supermarket without at least one item that isn’t...

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