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Climate change minister reveals he’s clueless

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 29, 2015

Our Associate Minister for Climate Change, Simon Bridges, doesn't know what 'emissions reduction targets' are. That was his shocking response to a question from opposition MP Dr Megan Woods last month. And it’s scary because this is...

Shell burns priceless art in latest Greenpeace Arctic video

Blog entry by nyoung | May 29, 2015

Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign has created a shocking video targeting oil giant Shell and its plans to drill in the US Arctic this summer.   In the film, three replicas of famous landscape art are set on fire, and as...

Whistling in the dark

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 26, 2015

The government’s deep sea oil programme is failing. There I said it. Like other polluting businesses around the world, the deep sea oil industry has been stunned by the seismic shift in investor support for clean power. Shareholders...

Review: “Fallout” a play by Bronwyn Elsmore and Produced by Jennifer Ward-Leland.

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | May 26, 2015

On Wednesday I went to the opening performance of “Fallout” playing at the Basement theatre. It’s a play about the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by French government agents, 30 years ago this July. But it’s equally a story about...

The people of Mahan have won; Long live the fight – Zindabad!

Blog entry by Vinuta Gopal | May 21, 2015

I was returning to Mahan and Singrauli after more than two years. I had wanted more than anything to be back in Mahan to see what the people felt on knowing they had won. The Mahan coal block was not going to be auctioned as the...

Government caught with hidden pollution budget blowout

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 20, 2015

The bean counters at the Treasury have warned government that failing to reduce pollution in New Zealand could cost the taxpayer an eye watering, economy wrecking $52 billion. And John Key’s government want to keep the public in the...

How do systems get unstuck?

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | May 19, 2015

Human enterprise appears stuck, like an addict, in habitual behaviour. We have plenty of data alerting us to global heating, declining species, disappearing forests, and rising toxins in our ecosystems. Yet, after decades of efforts to...

When industrial food fails us, it's time to change the food system

Blog entry by Alessandro Saccoccio | May 19, 2015

The current food system is broken. We all see how industrial and chemical intensive food production impacts on people and farmers, the planet and animals. For example, did you know that in 2007, 269 tonnes of pesticides were used...

Targets are a distraction, we need real climate action

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 13, 2015

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris at the end of the year, the government has opened a short public consultation on what target New Zealand should set to reduce its climate pollution. But it's a sham.

Greenpeace India: The price of dissent

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | May 8, 2015

In less than a month, Greenpeace India is in danger of closing. Over the last year, we have born the brunt of repeated attacks. In June 2014, all funds coming from Greenpeace's international office were frozen. Then in January, my...

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