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Dr Naidoo visits Australia to talk about the Reef, the climate and the Commonwealth Bank

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 16:10 by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Dr Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International Executive Director, has a special message for Australia as he heads down-under to talk about the Reef, climate change and the Commonwealth Bank. Our International Executive Director is arriving at a critical time for Australia and the planet. The Abbott government is pushing ahead with coal mines that threaten our Continue reading →

Greg Hunt, let’s just pretend Carmichael never happened

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 13:47 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

It’s been a tough week for Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt. We have some advice we think might just help… It’s not been his best week. Image copyright News Limited, via news.com.au

12 photos that got the world’s attention

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 11:01 by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

The Quaker concept of bearing witness is one of the guiding principles of Greenpeace. Nowhere is this more manifest than in the images we produce. One of the founders of Greenpeace, Bob Hunter, proposed the notion of ‘Mind Bombs’ –  when an image is so powerful it is like a bomb going off in your Continue reading →

Over 300 Reef locals, Traditional Owners deliver pledges to Adani’s doorstep to stop dangerous coal proposal

Posted on July 17, 2015 at 15:10 by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

A diverse group of over 300 community members, including Reef Coast locals and Traditional Owners from the Abbot Point area have delivered mining giant Adani messages from over 2,000 Australians, who have pledged to take peaceful civil disobedience to halt Adani’s Galilee coal projects and Abbot Point port expansion on the Great Barrier Reef. Adani’s Continue reading →

Seriously, Tony?! 5 ways the Abbott government’s war on renewables is an attack on Australians

Posted on July 15, 2015 at 09:26 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

The Abbott government’s latest move isn’t just an attack on renewable energy – it’s an attack on Australians around the country. Image found on Imgur Over the last few days, newspapers, environmental organisations and people around the world were sharing some great news – Denmark’s wind farms had met over 100% of the country’s energy Continue reading →

Stop handouts for the mining industry! Call the QLD Premier today

Posted on July 07, 2015 at 12:53 by Shani Tager

A scandal has unfolded in Queensland. Thanks to Right to Information laws, dodgy deals between the former LNP government and the fossil fuel industry have been exposed. It turns out that the Carmichael project proposed right beside our Reef – strongly backed by our governments – was deemed ‘unbankable’ by the highest officials of the Continue reading →

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 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, Continue reading →

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.

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 →