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UNESCO decision exposes Australia’s stunning hypocrisy on the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 5 July, 2017 at 12:38

Krakow, 5 July 2017 - UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee expressed it serious concern for the state of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, just weeks after releasing a study that warned keeping global warming at well below 1.5-2°C above pre-industrial...

Former Great Barrier Reef head calls for ban on new coal mines to protect the Reef

Press release | 20 November, 2016 at 18:01

Sydney, 20 November 2016 – Australia’s former leading authority on the Great Barrier Reef has called for a stop on the construction of any new coal mines in Australia, sounding the alarm on coral bleaching, rising sea temperatures, and further...

Greenpeace blockades Australian coal-fired power station

Feature story | 3 July, 2008 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists, including an ex-miner from the Hunter Valley, blockaded Australia's most polluting coal-fired power station to call for an Energy [R]evolution. Entering the plant in the early hours of the morning, 16 activists were able to...

Greenpeace images show Great Barrier Reef suffering coral bleaching for second year...

Press release | 9 March, 2017 at 15:01

Sydney, 10 March 2017 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific today releases shocking photos and footage documenting the Great Barrier Reef’s first severe coral bleaching to happen two years in a row. The bleaching is the result of 12 months of...

World's highest tree sit

Feature story | 12 November, 2003 at 1:00

In Tasmania, Australia, they have these trees, that are... tall. OK, a lot of trees are tall, but these are the tallest hardwood trees in the world. We're talking trees taller than a 25-story building and 400 years old. Some people look at...

Greenpeace: No bailout for oil shale

Feature story | 8 March, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace today called on the Australian Government not to bail out the controversial Stuart Oil Shale Project in Queensland following reports that Project developer Southern Pacific Petroleum (SPP) had asked the Government to rescue it from a...

Greenpeace condemns departure of Japanese whaling fleet

Press release | 1 December, 2015 at 7:32

Tokyo, 1 December 2015 - Greenpeace calls on the government of Japan to cancel the whaling fleet heading to the Southern Ocean under the guise of “research whaling”, and condemned the expedition as both unnecessary and in violation of the...

No place for nuclear waste: bearing witness to a dangerous delivery

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 7 December, 2015 1 comment

When a Greenpeace investigation found that nuclear waste returning to Australia by ship from France has been classified as high-level waste by French authorities, contradicting Australia's claims over its radioactivity, we knew we had...

Activists block Australian coal as leaders abandon the Pacific

Feature story | 6 August, 2009 at 2:00

As activists continue a two day blockade of a coal export terminal in Queensland, Australia, the outcome of the Pacific Islands Forum in nearby Cairns has left Pacific Islanders to fend for themselves against the increasingly devastating effects...

Great Barrier Reef saved from shale oil exploitation

Feature story | 25 August, 2008 at 2:00

It's a victory for the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, with a 20-year moratorium on all new shale oil projects in the region. Led by the Save Our Foreshore group, the success shows just how powerful local, grassroots campaigns can be.

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