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  • 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 >

  • Unclenching fists

    Blogpost by Kathy - January 21, 2009 at 12:09 2 comments

     

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    Mount Rushmore National Memorial near South Dakota in the United States, where the faces of former US presidents are set into stone.

    I cried brushing my teeth this morning, tears mingling with Colgate as I listened to Obama’s inauguration spee... Read more >

  • Sneak preview: End of the line

    Blogpost by Nick - January 20, 2009 at 14:12 3 comments

    End of the Line, the world’s first major documentary about the devastating effect of overfishing, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday.

    The End Of The Line - The Movie

    The doco examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna, brought on by increasing western demand ... Read more >

  • Save Happy Valley occupation celebrates third year

    Blogpost by Nick - January 20, 2009 at 10:23

     

    Happy Valley

    The Save Happy Valley group are celebrating the third anniversary of their occupation of the site threatened by Solid Energy's plans to strip mine the area.

    Supporters of the environmental group will tramp into the valley, north of Westport, on ... Read more >

  • Emma Thompson gets personal

    Blogpost by Kathy - January 19, 2009 at 10:58 2 comments

    Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson gets "incandescent with rage" over the UK government's plans to expand Heathrow Airport. (Thompson joined Greenpeace to purchase a piece of land right in the middle of the area earmarked for the expansion).

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  • The airplot thickens

    Blogpost by Kathy - January 15, 2009 at 7:54
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    British comedian Alistair McGowan stands at a plot of land in Sipson near Heathrow airport, site of the planned third runway project.©Jiri Rezac / GREENPEACE
    In a canny move, Greenpeace UK – along with Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson, comedian Ali... Read more >
  • Activists plan Kwilla protest against 4 Seasons

    Blogpost by gary - December 19, 2008 at 6:40 12 comments
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    When we were in Wellington on the Global Day of Action on Climate Change [6th Dec] a small group of activists in did a demo outside a store selling products produced from illegally logged Kwila in Auckland. The protest happened to coincide... Read more >

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