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  • It was interesting watching the enthusiasm of Japanese pro-whaling demonstrators outside the Tokyo court which was hearing charges against New Zealand anti-whaling campaigner Pete Bethune recently.

    The key theme of their protests and a plank for the ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace GE position unchanged

    Blogpost by jacko - June 17, 2010 at 12:10

    Greenpeace’s policy on genetic engineering (GE) has not changed. Greenpeace is opposed to any release of GE crops or food into our environment or food chain. We are not opposed to GE if it is kept in the lab in a contained and ethical manner.

    When we... Read more >

  • Japan's sordid vote-buying on whaling exposed

    Blogpost by nick - June 15, 2010 at 5:33

    minke_whale.jpg

    So, what's your price to sell out the whales?

    Some brown envelopes stuffed with cash? A nice big cheque for development aid? All-expenses paid trips to exotic locations? Or some dubious entertainment, including 'good girls'?

    Welcome, dear frie... Read more >

  • Energy [R]evolution iPhone App

    Blogpost by nick - June 11, 2010 at 7:28

    appbutton1A bright green future in your pocket. Greenpeace's Energy [R]evolution report provides a practical blueprint for the world’s renewable energy future. Through this app you can find out the essentials of how the world can get from where we are today, to where we need to be in the future in terms of phasing out fossil fuels, cutting CO2 while ensuring energy security, bringing energy to an extra 2 billion people and creating millions of green collar jobs. This is the future as it could and should be!

    Features include:

    * Short and sharp description version of the full report * All you ever wanted to know about the Energy [R]evolution in our FAQs * Researchable data on renewable energy potential in 10 global regions * Quick sign-up to become part of the Energy [R]evolution. You'll get our mon... Read more >

  • PETITION: Sign the deep water oil drilling in NZ waters

    Blogpost by nick - June 10, 2010 at 6:46

    BP disasterImagine if the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster happened in NZ waters.

    It would stretch from Wellington to Christchurch and would devastate our coastline and fisheries for decades.

    This is now a very real risk as the Government approves new dee... Read more >

  • Six Greenpeace activists in India did something took action at a coal-power plant in 2007. They were arrested and thrown into jail. This is the story of one of those activists. Read more >

  • Negotiation snakes and ladders

    Blogpost by Phil - June 10, 2010 at 6:18

    One of New Zealand's senior negotiators Helen Plume has reported back on behalf of the negotiators (it seems she got the short straw and chaired the attempt to get consensus) to report there was no consensus. So that means both the AOSIS 1.5 degree w... Read more >

  • Drama at climate talks – NZ agriculture plans in the balance

    Blogpost by Phil - June 10, 2010 at 5:00

    I’m currently sitting in one of the main meeting rooms at the climate change negotiations in Bonn while a major drama is unfolding – one that will determine the fate of New Zealand’s agriculture proposal in these talks.

    Two days ago, one part of the ... Read more >

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