Despised and romanticised, inspirer of poetry and politics for generations men and women have eked out a hard living hauling coal from beneath the ground to be burned in the furnaces of industry and peoples homes.
Rimbunan Hijau (RH) dominates the logging industry in Papua New Guinea and has interests in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Malaysia, Vanuatu, Indonesia, New Zealand and Russia, making it one of the world's largest forest destroyers. Many of these...
In an unpublished report commissioned by Greenpeace, scientist Dr David Melick has studied the environmental impacts of logging by Rimbunan Hijau in its Wawoi Guavi timber concession in Western Province, Papua New Guinea
The cryosphere comprises all the frozen water and soil on the surface of the Earth. The book from Cambridge University Press, "Mass Balance of the Cryosphere", to be published in January 2004, focuses on two key components of this sensitive...
Climate change is the most serious environmental problem facing the planet. It is happening now and the effects are being felt in New Zealand. Climate change impacts include changes to rainfall patterns, more extreme weather events like flooding...
For more than a century, people have relied on fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas for their transport, heating and electricity generation. Now worldwide people and the environment are experiencing the consequences. Global warming is the most...
Wind map of New Zealandshowing mean wind speed (m/s) and mean wind density (W/m2) produce from the meteorological model TAPM for the surface (10m) and (50m) for the years 2001 – 2002 (NIWA, 2003).
A blueprint to achieve 12% of the world's electricity from wind power by 2020
Describes the problems large-scale industrial enterprises like logging and plantations cause for families and communities in the Solomon Islands. The report reinforces the imporatance of village based development in the rebuilding of the nation.
Greenpeace's resolution to the AIAL AGM: Resolution: That the company (AIAL) commit to cease incineration of all quarantine waste within 12 months and change to steam sterilisation.
Options for quarantine waste treatment at Auckland International Airport
The Carbon Logic Report shows the implications for fossil fuel use in the form of a 'carbon budget' over the next century if the global commuity is to prevent dangerous climate change. It is demonstrated that it is only possible to burn a small...
A report exploring New Zealand's phenomenal wind resource and options to drive renewable energy development.
"Partners in Crime" profiles the scandalous Kiunga-Aiambak Road Project as one example of what is going wrong in Papua New Guinea’s forests.
State of knowledge of the impacts of waste incinerators. Greenpeace International Research Laboratories, University of Exeter, UK.
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