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  • Where is the Esperanza going? We're not saying... yet

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 13, 2010 at 10:16

    Lisa Vickers aboard the Esperanza in the UK writes...

    The EsperanzaI’m on the Greenpeace’s ship Esperanza and we're leaving London today. I can’t tell you where we’re going yet, but I can tell you that we are off to confront the oil industry’s reckless search f... Read more >

  • Sinar Mas remains a notorious forest destroyer, its own audit shows

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 11, 2010 at 9:45

    An important fact about the Sinar Mas group: it is destroying carbon-rich rainforests and peatlands in Indonesia, including endangered wildlife habitat.

    If you take away one thing from this post - that’s the most important.

    Today, the notorious fores... Read more >

  • Petermann glacier - the bigger picture

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 11, 2010 at 9:42

    What does the major calving event of Petermann glacier mean? We asked Professor Jason Box, a leading expert who was on board our 2009 Arctic expedition for his feedback on this issue. Here is what he has to say. (Adapted from text originally posted... Read more >

  • Will notorious forest destroyer Sinar Mas come clean?

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 10, 2010 at 21:54

    The short answer: not likely.

    In fact, not only will they not be likely to come ‘clean’, but today we are releasing fresh evidence that Sinar Mas’s notorious forest destroying practices continue unabated and in direct violation of the company’s own ... Read more >

  • What happened after you left that comment on Nestlé's Facebook page?

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 10, 2010 at 21:51

    Remember this?

    ““Social media: as you can see, we’re learning as we go. Thanks for the comments.” On March 19th that was the status message on Nestlé’s Facebook fan page - which had already been under siege for three days. The message didn’t stay up... Read more >

  • How seafood markets can help save Antarctica's Ross Sea

    Blogpost by ogago - August 5, 2010 at 13:13

    Let your imagination take you to the Antarctic: a cold, windy and inhospitable region inhabited by some of our planet’s most unique and spectacular living creatures. 

    The Antarctic region’s Southern Ocean is one of the most pristine marine environments...

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  • Oily people point to a dirty reality

    Blogpost by Jay Harkness - July 26, 2010 at 11:01 3 comments

    Oily People

    The pictures coming from the Gulf of Mexico are horrible; birds covered in oil, enormous plumes of crude lying just below the surface; thousands of barrels worth of oil gushing into the sea each day. And beaches covered in the stuff.

    It’s painful to watch. And, on an academic level, an oil spill of the same size off the New Zealand coast would be no worse. But then imagine your favourite beach covered in crude ... not just immediately after a spill, but years later – because it’s a myth that you can properly clean up spilt oil.

    It would be like the difference between reading the death notices, and actually having a loved one die.

    That’s why Greenpeace NZ is highlighting the fact that Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee is busy ushering in a new era of oil, tendering off the ri... Read more >

  • Dorothy Stowe 1920 - 2010

    Blogpost by nick - July 26, 2010 at 10:19

    Greenpeace cofounder, social justice advocate

    Greenpeace co-founder Dorothy Stowe passed away at 03:00, July 23, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada, at the age of 89.

    Dorothy Stowe
    Dorothy Stowe

    Dorothy Anne Rabinowitz was born in Providence, Rhode Island on Decembe... Read more >

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