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The Hawke’s Bay elections and the Ruataniwha Dam

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 10, 2016

“ It can be argued that voters in the Hawke's Bay Regional Council elections voted emphatically against the proposed Ruataniwha Dam .” So read the editorial in Sunday’s Hawke’s Bay Today. A 5-4 pro-dam majority on the old...

Sold Down River: How Big Irrigation Will Pollute Our Water

Publication | October 6, 2016 at 21:25

When it comes to clean water, industrial agriculture remains New Zealand’s biggest challenge, and large-scale irrigation schemes planned around the country are set to make things worse.

Kiwi cycles the Philippines coasts to raise awareness about ocean plastic

Blog entry by Abigail Aguilar | October 3, 2016

Anna Dawson is no stranger to Philippine coastlines, having lived and worked in the country since 2008. However, her next challenge will be one of the biggest yet. From September to December 2016, the New Zealander is cycling 2,000km...

With friends like these....what’s an environment to do?

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | September 29, 2016

The Department of Conservation describes itself as “the Government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural heritage”. Which is why New Zealanders are scratching their heads over the department’s decision to fight a...

How palm oil companies like IOI have set Indonesia on fire

Blog entry by Adi Prabowo | September 28, 2016

This morning, while most of the Netherlands was still asleep, my colleague Nilus and I - along with dozens of Greenpeace activists - slipped into Rotterdam’s port facilities. The temperature is just eight degrees celsius, my first time...

A Deadly Trade-Off

Publication | September 27, 2016 at 20:27

Greenpeace has published this new report which once again demonstrates that palm oil giant IOI is still involved in deforestation and draining of the rainforest - this time through their third party suppliers. The continued drainage of peat lands...

Help Stop One of the Greatest Human-Environmental Tragedies of 2015 From Happening Again

Blog entry by Diana Ruiz | September 26, 2016

Last year’s devastating fires in Indonesia were devastating for public health and the environment — and every one of them was a human-caused disaster. A  study  released last week by Harvard and Columbia reports that more...

Brent Spar: The sea is not a dustbin

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | September 24, 2016

In August 2016, Prestel Books published  Photos That Changed the World , including this image of the Greenpeace Brent Spar campaign, captured by David Sims on 16 June 1995. Greenpeace approaches Brent Spar, 1995, dodging a...

UN report highlights the challenges Indigenous People in Brazil face to protect their...

Blog entry by Danicley de Aguiar | September 24, 2016

For Indigenous activists defending their traditional lands, Brazil is one of  the most dangerous places in the world . Xavante indigenous people from Maraiãwatsede with traditional body paint for war. Due to conflicts over land...

Three small letters destroying the rainforest

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 21, 2016

Last year, Indonesian forest fires shocked the world. Some called them ‘ the worst environmental disaster of the 21st century ’. So why hasn’t that shock turned into action - and why are fires blazing across Indonesia again? ...

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