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Green Growth report offers smarter economic direction says Greenpeace

Press release | November 15, 2012 at 8:53

Auckland, 15 November 2012 – Greenpeace has welcomed Pure Advantage’s Green Growth report saying its vision of building a prosperous economy by protecting the environment offers a smarter alternative to the Government’s current polluting policies.

Art of Survival for Maui’s dolphin

Press release | November 13, 2012 at 14:47

Wellington, 12 November 2012 – Fifty-five original artworks, representing the estimated number of adult Maui’s dolphins left alive, were presented to key MPs today to highlight that the future of the dolphin, which faces extinction, is in their...

Fight to save the Arctic continues despite corporate bullying

Press release | November 13, 2012 at 7:11

Auckland, 13 November 2012 – Greenpeace says it will continue to challenge Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic ahead of a court case next week where Shell is demanding $700,000 in reparations from eight activists who delayed its...

Decision to abandon Kyoto puts NZ into club of worst polluters

Press release | November 9, 2012 at 16:21

John Key's Government has decided to turn its back on Kyoto to join an infamous club of the world's dirtiest economies and most belligerent climate wreckers, says Greenpeace.

Shane Jones misses the point and sets Sealord spoof video to go viral

Press release | October 3, 2012 at 12:22

Auckland, 3 October 2012 – A Greenpeace spoof of a Sealord television ad is set to go viral following media publicity by Labour MP Shane Jones.

Prospective NZ deep sea oil operator charged with environmental crimes

Press release | September 26, 2012 at 16:48

26/9/12 Auckland: The Brazilian oil company that plans to drill in the deep waters off the East Cape of New Zealand has been accused of negligence by state prosecutors in Brazil.

Greenpeace statement re proposed changes to Emissions Trading Scheme

Press release | September 24, 2012 at 16:52

Auckland 24/9/12: Responding to the concerns raised by the Kyoto Forestry Association about the Government’s proposed amendments to the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, Greenpeace Senior Climate...

Heatley does a Mitt Romney to ‘Middle New Zealand’

Press release | September 20, 2012 at 16:31

Auckland 20/9/12: Greenpeace today hit back at Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley for his slight on those New Zealanders concerned about the Government’s rushed expansion of the fossil fuels sector in New Zealand.

Arctic sea ice reaches lowest extent in recorded history

Press release | September 20, 2012 at 11:41

Auckland September 20 2012: Scientists from the US Government’s National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) overnight released preliminary figures suggesting that Arctic sea ice has reached its lowest recorded extent since satellite records began...

Hunt for oil suspended after Shell’s spill system fails; meanwhile record Arctic melt...

Press release | September 18, 2012 at 12:13

Auckland 18/09/2012: Shell Oil has announced overnight (NZ time) that a test of a special Arctic oil spill containment system has failed, and that the company was giving up on drilling for oil in the Arctic this northern summer.

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