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Dam Wrong: Why the Ruataniwha Dam will mean more local water pollution

Publication | September 8, 2016 at 13:42

The Ruataniwha irrigation scheme planned near the Tukituki river will compound the water pollution problem by enabling more intensive dairying in the Tukituki catchment.

The cat’s out of the bag! Mars puts Thai Union under pressure

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | September 7, 2016

Give yourself a massive pat on the back!  After constant pressure from cat, tuna and ocean lovers alike, calling on global food giant Mars, and its brand Whiskas, to face up to human rights abuses in the supply chain of seafood...

5 alarming facts about Amazon forest fires

Blog entry by Cristiane Mazzetti | September 6, 2016

The Amazon is being burned. Here’s what you need to know. From July to November, it is fire season in the Amazon rainforest. But while fires can be a normal part of the life cycle in forests, most of the flames in the...

Is there a dirty big irrigation scheme planned near you?

Blog entry by Madeleine Smith | September 2, 2016

In the last two weeks, one third of people in Havelock North have fallen ill with a gastro illness that originated in the town’s water supply. The source? Most likely contamination from cows, sheep or deer. By all accounts the...

Ruataniwha looks dead in the dirty water

Blog entry by Gen Toop | August 31, 2016

It’s been a tough few weeks for think-big irrigation and industrial agriculture. As a bit of background for those not familiar with plans for even more industrial dairying around New Zealand - the Government is throwing over ...

3 big reasons why we need ocean sanctuaries now

Blog entry by Magnus Eckeskog | August 31, 2016

Last Friday, US President Obama announced the creation of the  world’s largest ocean sanctuary , and today governments from all over the world are meeting at the United Nations in New York to develop a new treaty to save our oceans.

Nuclear testing is not a path to security and peace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | August 29, 2016

Today marks the  International Day against Nuclear Tests.  Since 1945, more than 2000 nuclear tests have been carried out at more than 60 locations around the globe. Nuclear weapons were designed and tested to be the ultimate doomsday...

Sailing to the Arctic with the people who call it home

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | August 26, 2016

The courageous Inuit community of Clyde River is standing up to protect their Arctic home from devastating seismic blasting. The circumpolar Arctic is home to four million people representing a diversity of cultures. As...

Why fixing your phone is one of the most empowering things you can do

Blog entry by Kyle Wiens | August 26, 2016

Like most people, I don’t go anywhere without my phone. In the morning, its shrill alarm rouses me from sleep. During the day it bobs between my ear, my hand, and my pocket. At night, I hunt for Pokémon before putting it away on the...

Microbeads: How did companies respond?

Blog entry by Taehyun Park | August 26, 2016

Remember THIS video? Back in July, Greenpeace East Asia ranked 30 global companies to see how they measured in terms of their commitment to phasing out microbeads – the tiny terrors that are often found in shower gels and facial...

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