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  • Emissions trading in the dairy sector

    Blogpost by Nick - February 20, 2008 at 9:09 1 comment

    Cows by Falconne007Tim Cronshaw had a very one sided article in the Press yesterday about what the Government's 'Emissions Trading Scheme' (ETS) may cost dairy farmers to reduce their emissions from cows, on the farm and energy used in the manufacturing process.

    Cronsha... Read more >

  • A family protest

    Blogpost by Nick - February 19, 2008 at 11:13

    Laura FrancisThe plight of whales under the harpoon gets people pretty het up sometimes. People leading otherwise normal lives find themselves compelled to do things they may not have otherwise considered.

    Last week we received an email that caused quite a stir her... Read more >

  • Farming and climate change

    Blogpost by geoff - February 15, 2008 at 10:24 1 comment

    Photo by peter.cipolloneNew Zealand's farmers are currently experiencing a severe drought that dairy farmer cooperative Fonterra warns may cost farmers $500M. The Government has been meeting with farmers this week to arrange a support package.

    The effects of climate change ar... Read more >

  • Shipping emissions twice that of aviation

    Blogpost by Nick - February 14, 2008 at 11:45

    Ship leaving lytteltonI haven't managed to find a copy yet but report leaked from the IPCC sounds like it may well put the heat on NZ exporters.

    According to the Guardian, the report says that scale of climate change emissions from shipping is almost three times higher than... Read more >

  • World's first whale song translator

    Blogpost by Nick - February 13, 2008 at 10:58

    Mr Splashy PantsIn a non-lethal research breakthrough Greenpeace scientists have finally discovered what whales are actually singing about. We have harnessed that new knowledge in what could be the world's first online whale song translator and so - if you're looki... Read more >

  • We all need to spend some time at EfficienCity

    Blogpost by Nick - February 11, 2008 at 11:48

    EfficienCityIf a picture speaks a thousand words, a multimedia-packed, animation-filled interactive town must speak a million. Which is why Greenpeace UK has launched EfficienCity (like Sim City, but greener) to explain exactly what decentralised energy is and ho... Read more >

  • PR smokescreen lifts on coal industry's false solution

    Blogpost by Nick - February 8, 2008 at 10:35

    huntly-cropped.jpgCarbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), the technological poster child for the future of the global coal industry has just had its biggest supporter pull the rug out from underneath its feet.

    With the Bush administration withdrawing its support for the... Read more >

  • Australia releases shocking whaling footage

    Blogpost by Nick - February 7, 2008 at 16:50

    The Greenpeace ship was forced to leave the Southern Ocean but an Australian Government ship - the 'Oceanic Viking' arrived on the scene just before they left.

    It was our hope that under the eye of the Australians the whaling would not resume.

    However, ... Read more >

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