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10 good reasons to protect whales

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | October 25, 2016

Killing whales for food has been happening for millennia. But it was commercial whaling – turning whales into barrels of oil for profit – that led to the wholesale destruction of most of the world’s populations of big whales. The loss...

This is not a drill. Greenpeace calls for a summer of action

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | October 19, 2016

This is huge. After years of local community opposition and relentless pressure by us, Statoil has pulled the plug on its Reinga basin drilling plans in Northland. This is a momentous victory that thousands of people like you...

It's time to push Statoil out for good

Blog entry by Mike Smith | October 18, 2016

On Friday last week, New Zealand woke to the news that Norwegian oil giant, Statoil, was pulling the plug on its operations in Northland’s Reinga Basin. Although the company’s representatives were quick to claim the move came as a...

Why the Paris Agreement on climate change means the end of coal

Blog entry by Nikola Casule | October 17, 2016

The world has finally taken a big step forward in the fight against dangerous global warming. The Paris Agreement on climate change –  the first universal, legally binding, agreement to cut carbon emissions –  was voted into...

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 Destroy Our Water

Publication | October 6, 2016 at 21:25

Is there a big irrigation scheme planned near you?

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...

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