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5 Reasons not to drill for deep sea oil in NZ

Blog entry by Kamal Sunker | October 20, 2015

1.Our ocean is too precious to destroy The tragic Rena spill off the coast of Tauranga was just a drop in a bucket of what could happen to our coastlines.With our Maui’s dolphins at the brink of extinction and the thousands...

The story of a spoon

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | October 16, 2015

"You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life... Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to...

Two tales of one village

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | October 15, 2015

A year ago this week, bulldozers from the coal company Kolin, under the cover of the night, invaded an olive grove in a small Turkish village and destroyed 6,000 trees to make space for a new coal fired power plant. That day in...

The insane plan to expand the world’s biggest nuclear plant

Blog entry by Daul Jang | October 14, 2015

Over 3 million people live within 30 km of what is set to become the largest nuclear power plant in South Korea and the world. So why is the government expanding nuclear and locking out safe, clean renewables? Two inflatables...

Groser gets served by High Court over TPPA secrecy

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 13, 2015

Today, the High Court in Wellington served a humiliating judicial slapdown for Trade Minister Tim Groser and his anti-democratic moves to hide the TPP text from the people of New Zealand. Leading academic and campaigner Jane...

'Dieselgate' continues: UK transport agency paid £80m by auto industry

Blog entry by Lawrence Carter | October 13, 2015

The UK government agency responsible for testing pollution levels in new cars has received more than £80 million (NZ$183 million) from the auto industry in the last decade, prompting concerns over a potential conflict of interest. ...

As King coal belches its last breath, it’s time to go solar

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 8, 2015

Today, Solid Energy announced that the closure of Huntly’s dirty coal fired boilers will result in more job losses in the coal industry. As the world moves away from polluting power like coal, the pain of this shift is now being felt...

Ecology and Money

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | October 8, 2015

On Friday, September 17, the US Federal Reserve blinked in the face of unrelenting, global economic malaise. This private bank, which possesses the monopoly to print US money, had promised to raise interest rates a paltry 1/4-percent,...

The TPP deal - taking away people’s right to protect our home

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 7, 2015

(Photo credit: Sam R. Dyson/ ActionSation ) Overnight Monday, ministers, trade officials and corporate lobbyists concluded the highly controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - a shady ‘trade’ deal that has been cooked up...

The generation living under Indonesia's deadly forest fires

Blog entry by Zamzami | October 7, 2015

The impacts of Indonesia’s forest fires are being felt most amongst Indonesia’s young, turning them into the “haze generation”. I flew from Jakarta and landed in the city of Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan, in...

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