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  • 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 >

  • Unclenching fists

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


    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 >

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