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  • Searching for an Arctic Council that will Rescue the Arctic

    Blogpost by Truls Gulowsen - May 16, 2011 at 14:03

    The ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council in Nuuk has just ended to great fanfare with the foreign ministers from eight countries focusing media on the signing of the new search and rescue agreement. Greenpeace welcomes an empowered Arctic Coun... Read more >

  • Prime Minister Seriously Misrepresents Meeting with Tribal Leaders

    Blogpost by Dayle Takitimu - May 13, 2011 at 13:06 3 comments

    This week John Key has been reported publicly saying “he had met with Ngati Porou and Whanau Apanui representatives last week and they had reiterated they were not opposed to progress or mining but wanted reassurance that it be done in a way that wa... Read more >

  • Submarine explorers planting Russian flags under the North Pole. Military tension between NATO and Russia. US diplomats manoeuvring in the wings. Aircraft carriers lurking and strike fighters changing hands.

    Sound like something from a James Bo... Read more >

  • Destroying the Arctic for a three-year fix

    Blogpost by James - Greenpeace UK - May 13, 2011 at 9:39

    How much oil lies under that Arctic ice? 90 billion barrels, according to the US Geological Survey.

    But, how much really is that? If you ask an oil company, that’s a huge amount. With a barrel of oil over the hundred dollar mark, that's nine tril... Read more >

  • Yesterday, the UK’s wildest wildcat oil company, Cairn Energy, received the news it has been waiting for when the Greenland Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum (BMP) gave final permission for the company to start its 2011 Arctic drilling programme in Baf... Read more >

  • The word is out: The Future of Energy is Renewable

    Blogpost by Caroline Chisholm - May 11, 2011 at 20:47

    Listen up, energy sceptics – today’s report from the IPCC has found that not only will renewable energy provide most of the world’s energy needs by 2050, it’s going to have an indispensable role in mitigating catastrophic climate change.

    The 90... Read more >

  • World-leading climate scientist in NZ

    Blogpost by Cindy Baxter - May 9, 2011 at 19:30

    We’re all pretty excited this week with the arrival of Dr James Hansen, climate scientist, to the shores of Aotearoa for the first time.

    Dr Hansen is probably the most famous climate scientist on the planet – he’s the one who brought the issue of cli... Read more >

  • Ban the FAD

    Blogpost by Phil Crawford - May 6, 2011 at 16:00

    Recently our supporters have been asking New Zealand’s main brands of canned tuna to stop sourcing tuna caught by methods which are killing other marine life.

    Three of the brands were quick to respond (Sealord, John West and Progressive Enterprises... Read more >

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