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Key challenged to match Norway's 40% climate target

Press release | October 8, 2009 at 6:48

Norway's newly re-elected Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has just announced a 40% emission reductions target at the UN climate talks in Bangkok, upping the pressure on developed countries like New Zealand to do the same.

NZ set to become the dirty rat on whaling

Feature story | March 17, 2010 at 0:00

For decades New Zealand has been one of the staunchest defenders of the whales. But right now by supporting a proposal which would allow Japan, Norway and Iceland to hunt whales openly NZ is set to turn its back on the whales.

Iceland resumes commercial whaling

Feature story | October 18, 2006 at 0:00

In Iceland, the whale watching industry contributes more to the national economy than commercial whaling did before it was put on hold in the '80s. Yet now, after 17 years, Iceland has officially resumed commercial whaling.

Industrial whaling factsheet

Publication | November 18, 2005 at 0:00

Call me Ishmael...! Whaling folklore speaks of tradition, of the noble hunt, of man pitting his wits against the ferocious sea and against mighty intelligent leviathans. But the history of whaling is far from glamorous, far from something to...

Norway's inconvenient truth

Blog entry by Martin Norman | June 16, 2014

Norway is known to be a beautiful country, with a long coastline, ranging mountains and lush forests. We are generally tolerant people, with a strong sense of right and wrong. We believe in peace. And we believe in nature. So when...

Can Statoil wash its hands of the Tar Sands?

Feature story | May 14, 2009 at 0:00

The largest industrial project in the world. The largest capital investment in history. The world’s second largest oil field. The Canadian Tar Sands show just how desperate the oil industry is to feed its carbon habit. Now, thanks to a Greenpeace...

NZ deals a double blow to bluefin tuna

Feature story | April 15, 2010 at 5:25

The National-led Government has made some oceans-related calls lately that have left Kiwis wondering what’s happened to our conservation ethic.

Seismic testing stopped in Norway but coming soon to Northland

Blog entry by Mike Smith | August 22, 2014

Seismic testing for oil in the Arctic Barents Sea, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has been stopped one month ahead of schedule 4 days after Greenpeace exposed it to the media. But off the coast of Northland in...

Oil and ice

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | February 28, 2011

On the evening of February 17th, the Icelandic containership Godafoss ran aground in the Hvaler national park in southern Norway and started leaking heavy oil. One of the biggest challenges of the cleanup operations has been to...

Norway adopts 40% target

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | October 9, 2009

Today I witnessed what could prove to be an historic moment.  At the negotiations in Bangkok this afternoon, Norway announced that it's the first country outside of the European Union to adopt a target of 40% below 1990 levels by...

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