Greenpeace Australia Pacific BLOG

Overcoming fear of heights to stop new coal mining province

Posted on July 06, 2015 at 11:49 by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Posted in WA Today – July 6th 2015

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Perth based geologist Ric Davies was out to show support for a responsible resources industry

I’m scared of heights – tall buildings, cliff tops and lifts. Glass lifts really get my blood pumping. Even the thought of it makes me nervous. But I’m fine with aeroplanes and helicopters, which kind of sounds a bit contradictory.

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UNESCO has made its call on the status of the Great Barrier Reef. What does it mean, and what now?

Posted on July 02, 2015 at 10:44 by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

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Over the past month, passionate people in the Greenpeace movement like you have been sending a strong message to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee: if we want to protect the world’s largest Reef for future generations, destructive coal expansion cannot go ahead in the precious Great Barrier Reef area.

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Have your say: What should Australia’s food labelling laws look like?

Posted on July 02, 2015 at 09:49 by Nathaniel Pelle

We’ve been making noise about seafood labelling for over a year now, and we’re slowly making progress.

Following our campaign last summer, a Senate Committee recommended that Australian ‘Country of Origin Labelling’ (CoOL) laws should apply in restaurants, pubs, clubs and cafes, all of which are currently exempt from labelling.

And after the famous berry and tuna scandals earlier this year, the Government set up its own taskforce to look into our CoOL rules. This taskforce has a particular focus on confusing statements like “Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients” – which, let’s face it, doesn’t really tell you much.

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Beyond reduce, reuse, recycle: The 9 ‘R’s of a sustainable life

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 16:48 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

When it comes to recycling, Australians have a great reputation. In the past few decades, recycling has gone mainstream, with a two or three bin system now available for most people at home, in their workplace, and out and about in public. According to Planet Ark, 85% of Australians now think that recycling at home Continue reading →

The Rainbow Warrior is here!

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 12:56 by Shani Tager

Exciting news – the Rainbow Warrior is in town and you’re invited to come on board! She’s just arrived in Brisbane and the crew can’t wait to show you around our iconic ship at an Open Day tomorrow (Saturday 27th June). We’re terribly sorry for the short notice but we’ve only just been able to confirm Continue reading →

6 myths about risks to the Great Barrier Reef, busted!

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 13:36 by Shani Tager

When it comes to convincing Australia and the world that they’re trying to protect the Great Barrier Reef, the Abbott government is having a hard time. We suspect that has something to do with their plans to go ahead with massive coal port and mine expansion in the face of serious threats to the Reef’s Continue reading →

Underwater GIF party: You’ve never seen the Great Barrier Reef like this before

Posted on June 19, 2015 at 11:59 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

It’s no secret that the Great Barrier Reef is a beautiful place. People come from all around the world to Australia to experience the Reef – snorkelling and diving deep below its surface to see its beauty with their own eyes. But the Great Barrier Reef is changing. In the last 30 years, 50% of Continue reading →