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  • Stopping forest destruction in Papua New Guinea

    Blogpost by Nick - September 4, 2008 at 12:34

     

    Kila and Yi Lan
    Kila Oumabe shows Greenpeace China forest campaigner Yi Lan how a local medicinal plant has a painful sting. This stinging nettle is used to take away the pain of childbirth by application to the small of a woman's back.

    IN PORT MORESBY, Papua... Read more >

  • Tuna laundering

    Blogpost by Nick - September 2, 2008 at 9:11 3 comments
    the-pirate-fishing-vessel-lun.jpg
    The pirate fishing vessel, Luna Rossa, cut off its illegal driftnet and fled from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. © Greenpeace / Gavin Parsons
    There's an interesting story about Tuna over at the Greenpeace International blog today.

    On the tail of t... Read more >

  • The final countdown

    Blogpost by RobT - September 1, 2008 at 10:16

    isla-2008-374.jpgTwo more weeks gone since I last wrote and we're now fast closing in on the office move, no more than two and a bit weeks away. It's kind of scary in many respects when I look around because it still looks like we have quite some way to go.

    The plaste... Read more >

  • Coal: the Kingsnorth Six on trial

    Blogpost by Nick - September 1, 2008 at 7:32

    Kingsnorth coal-fired power station

    In the UK today, six brave Greenpeace souls will be appearing at Maidstone Crown Court for the start of a trial centring around Kingsnorth, coal and climate change. In October last year, they took a personal stand to protect the environment and clim... Read more >

  • The Esperanza arrives in PNG to protect forests and save the climate

    Blogpost by Nick - September 1, 2008 at 6:47

    Originally posted by Lisa on making waves

    Greenpeace Australia-Pacific has launched our Forests for Climate tour with a colourful welcome in Papua New Guinea. Our ship, Esperanza, will tour the region protecting forests and highlighting the effect of... Read more >

  • The Dispossessed - Deep Green

    Blogpost by Nick - August 29, 2008 at 21:02

    In 1969, Marie Aimee took her two children for medical treatment, a six-day voyage across the Indian Ocean from their home on Diego Garcia island to Port Louis, Mauritius. Her husband, Dervillie Permal, stayed behind to work at a coconut oil factory a... Read more >

  • How to fall in love with our planet

    Blogpost by Francois - August 26, 2008 at 12:47 6 comments

    earth.jpg

    On Wednesday, 20 August, about 200 Greenpeace supporters packed into the Rialto cinema in Newmarket, Auckland to watch Earth; an amazing journey through the richness of life on our planet.

    It is 8.15 pm, and the 190 seat movie theater of Rialto cinema... Read more >

  • A message for the Greens

    Blogpost by Nick - August 22, 2008 at 7:04 1 comment

    Update: The Greens have decided to support the Emissions Trading Scheme. Here's the Greenpeace response.

    Greens co-leader Jeanette FitzsimonsThe long anticipated Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will either either be born or stillborn next week.

    IN the absence of any real policy on clim... Read more >

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