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  • 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


    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 >

  • Dodgy headlinesI hate misleading headlines. The Herald today has an article titled: "Many think it's too late for climate, survey finds" - oh my gosh we think - how are we ever going to do anything about it it everyone has given up??

    But read on and the truth of it... Read more >

  • Look before you leak

    Blogpost by Francois - August 20, 2008 at 9:24
    Greenpeace activists protesting against EPR in Flamanville, Northern west France.
    Greenpeace activists protesting against EPR in Flamanville, Northern west France.

    Several accidents happened in French nuclear plants in July. Greenpeace France has subsequently filed two complaints against Areva, the French state-controlled nucl... Read more >

  • A gift to Rodney from John Key

    Blogpost by Suse - August 15, 2008 at 9:51 2 comments
    Proposed site of the new gas fired power station
    Proposed site of the new gas fired power station
    Yesterday the National Party released its pro-gas energy policy; I think it's timely to take a look at how planned fossil fuel projects play out in the communities affected….

    When the Government announced... Read more >

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