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  • Hate to say we told you so...

    Blogpost by jacko - February 12, 2009 at 12:41 4 comments
    Corn Grenade
    Corn Grenade
    But we did, Greenpeace along with many environmental groups and the majority of Kiwis said we didn't want genetically engineered (GE) crops and food. We said 'don't plant it outside of a contained laboratory because it would contaminate ne... Read more >
  • Edamame is like Greenpeace only more tasty

    Blogpost by Nick - February 11, 2009 at 13:38 26 comments
    Sake Barrel Smashing
    Sake Barrel Smashing in Aomori
    We recently opened a new Communications Centre in the northern fishing district of Aomori, Japan. As we mark 20 years of non-violent environmental campaigning in Japan this year, we're bringing our message of healthy ocea... Read more >
  • Australian bushfires

    Blogpost by Kathy - February 10, 2009 at 10:57 4 comments

     

    The worst bushfires in Australia's history have wreaked havoc and destroyed entire towns.
    The worst bushfires in Australia's history have wreaked havoc and destroyed entire towns.

    As the Australian bushfire crisis enters its fourth day, the fires continue to rage and the death toll continues to climb. Survivors are calling affecte... Read more >

  • Google ocean

    Blogpost by Nick - February 5, 2009 at 15:09

    A few days ago a new version of Google Earth was launched including the two thirds of the planet that was previously unmapped - our oceans!

    After renowned marine scientist Sylvia Earle noticed the serious lack of aquatic information in Google Earth she... Read more >

  • NZ environment gets a standing eight count

    Blogpost by Kathy - February 3, 2009 at 13:49

    New Zealand’s environment is bruised. Since National came to power, it has been dealt some nasty blows. Our clean green brand is reeling, black and blue from disrespect and shoddy treatment. And today it was blindsided with the announcement of a 'refo... Read more >

  • Congo rainforest needs greater protection

    Blogpost by Nick - January 27, 2009 at 15:12 1 comment
    A bonobo swings on a tree in a bonobo sanctuary. Bonobos were the last of the great apes to be discovered and live exclusively in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are considered to be man's closest relative and organise themselves in sophisticated social groups. They are highly endangered from hunting and loss of habitat.
    The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently completed a World Bank sponsored review of the logging industry with some positive results. Yet it has allowed an expansion of the industry to more than twice the recommended size.

    F... Read more >

  • Putting soya impacts on the map

    Blogpost by Nick - January 27, 2009 at 14:59

    A huge area of 1645 hectares in Gleba do Pacoval, 100km from Santarem,  Amazon, illegally logged to clear land for soya plantations.

    Monitoring the effects of deforestation on the Amazon is a difficult undertaking. The Amazon is huge and it's extremely difficult to keep tabs on what's happening in the remote fringes of the rainforest. News of illegal logging and the spread of soya ... Read more >

  • Parihaka

    Blogpost by Nick - January 21, 2009 at 14:20
    Greenpeace At Parihaka
    Greenpeace At Parihaka
    Whaia te iti kahurangi Ki te tuohu koe, me he maunga teitei Pursue excellence Should you stumble, let it be to a lofty mountain

    This January Greenpeace was lucky enough to be at the annual Parihaka Peace festival. Not only sharin... Read more >

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