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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

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. And until the threat from coal 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 →

Millions of eyes are on the Reef

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 14:14 by Isobel Marasigan

The Great Barrier Reef is priceless for so many reasons. It’s millions of years old, it’s the world’s largest reef ecosystem, and it’s home to more plants and animals than any other ecosystem. What is not to love about The Great Barrier Reef? But if people from all around the world don’t come together, destructive Continue reading →

School’s out, Results IN!

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 12:16 by Penny Mercoulia

The semester is over. Exams have been taken, assignments handed in, and news just in, results are OUT.  We are afraid to say, Mr. Abbott plummeted into the fail pile when he was asked to write a long term plan to Save the Great Barrier Reef. Our advice to him: Study harder next time! This is unsatisfactory! 

These intricate illustrations will inspire you to stand up for the planet

Posted on June 09, 2015 at 12:20 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

The world is a beautiful place. Our forests, oceans, land and climate together form an irreplaceable sanctuary for life on Earth. But right now, one species is taking much more from the planet than it’s giving back.

Just a drop in the Ocean

Posted on June 05, 2015 at 12:38 by Penny Mercoulia

For a healthy planet, we need healthy oceans. This giant body of water that connects people from all over the Earth is the heart of our planet and home to millions of creatures – including some that humankind does not even know about. Salt water covers 72 percent of the earth’s total surface and provides Continue reading →

Under attack in Australia on World Environment Day

Posted on June 05, 2015 at 12:25 by David Ritter

First published on ABC Environment – original here. Australia’s environment has never needed a helping hand like it does now. Yet, more than ever, our leaders are turning their backs on our natural places. It is Environment Day. And it’s lucky that it has a day, because for Australia’s natural heritage, it has been a bad Continue reading →

9 ways to change your home, neighbourhood, and planet this Environment Day

Posted on June 04, 2015 at 18:28 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

Are you concerned about the environment? Sometimes it can seem like our planet is being devastated at a rate we’ll never be able to recover from. Luckily, the impact we make at home and with other members of our communities can trigger a ripple that sends waves of change through the world. Here are 9 Continue reading →

This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Posted on June 04, 2015 at 13:57 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite chocolate treat and deforestation in Indonesia – but when you zoom out a little, the impact of all our choices become clear. It doesn’t have to be like this. Continue reading →

China coal use falls, bringing carbon dioxide emissions down too

Posted on June 01, 2015 at 11:14 by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Official data from China shows coal use continuing to fall precipitously – bringing carbon dioxide emissions down with it. The data – which comes months before crucial climate talks in Paris – means China has cut emissions during the first four months of the year by roughly the same amount as the total carbon emissions Continue reading →

UNESCO draft decision: The Barrier Reef is not listed as in danger, but the threats remain

Posted on June 01, 2015 at 11:01 by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Post by Jon C. Day, James Cook University, originally appeared in The Conversation The draft decision by UNESCO and IUCN proposes not to list the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) World Heritage Area as “in danger”, but it does put Australia on notice. It requests a progress report by 1 December 2016, vowing that if “the anticipated Continue reading →

3 Types of Eco-Friendly Graffiti Art That Will Blow Your Mind

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 16:25 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

Graffiti art can be one of the most powerful ways to spread the message about important causes. Whether it’s used to promote a political cause and speak out against oppressive governments, or speak up about climate change and the degradation of the environment, street art can bring attention to problems that aren’t addressed, and connect local communities with global issues. Continue reading →

What happened in the Philippines won’t just happen in the Philippines

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 17:41 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

Greg Hunt is an intelligent man. For years, Australia has been telling him that coal port expansion at Abbot Point will be harmful to the Great Barrier Reef. Since he became the Australian Federal Environment Minister, his constituents have been telling him that if the Galilee Basin is fully developed, we’re severely undermining our chances Continue reading →

A Warm Welcome for the Rainbow Warrior in Vanuatu

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 13:01 by Matisse Walkden-Brown

This morning I woke up in a house on the Pango peninsula, the entrance of Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, under a giant, complete and vivid rainbow. Somehow the sky knew we were here, and that the Rainbow Warrior had arrived into the harbour quietly during the night. The clouds decided to frame the island city Continue reading →

Here’s what your political representatives just did to our renewable energy future

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 02:05 by Nikola Cašule

If you had a policy that delivered billions worth of investment in Australian industry, created tens of thousands of jobs, cut living costs for Australians and worked to build the infrastructure of the future all while fighting climate change – what would you do? Well, according the Abbott government and Labor opposition – the best Continue reading →

The Great Barrier Reef: for dummies

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 14:48 by Penny Mercoulia

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the greatest natural treasures on the planet. And it needs our help. We find it hard to keep track of everything that’s happening, places and names up at the Reef, so the team whipped up an infographic that really helped us and we want to share with you. Continue reading →

How stupid can they be? Why everyone in the world should care about the Reef

Posted on May 14, 2015 at 15:59 by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Everybody remembers their first dive. Well, take pity on me because my first dive was in Ireland, back in the 70s. I had no idea how great the underwater world could look until I moved to Australia, where I eventually made a living diving and educating people about the Great Barrier Reef. I’ve seen a Continue reading →