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17 Stunning Images of the Arctic Sunrise Taking Peaceful Action

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 13:35 by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Great news – after being held for nearly 10 months, our Arctic Sunrise is home! To celebrate this news, we’ve put together 17 stunning images of the Arctic Sunrise in peaceful action.

5 things you need to know about Sydney University

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 14:58 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

There’s something about Australia’s sandstone universities – they’re grand, prestigious, and a little mysterious. But the University of Sydney’s million dollar investment in Whitehaven Coal and their destructive Maules Creek Coal Mine isn’t just mysterious – it’s downright dodgy.

Our Green Electricity Guide has landed!

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 16:34 by Alison Orme

Want to know whether your power company is really green and not just a wolf in green? You’re not alone.  Since Greenpeace kicked off our campaign to stop the big three power companies – EnergyAustralia, Origin and AGL – wrecking Australia’s Renewable Energy Target we’ve had a stream of people asking, ‘If I want to leave Continue reading →

Inside the mind of Alex Harris from the Arctic 30

Posted on August 08, 2014 at 17:09 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

Great news – after being held for nearly 10 months, the Arctic Sunrise has finally left Murmansk! From the helm, Captain Daniel Rizzotti said: “We sail home with with the voices of 5 million Arctic Defenders in our ears. This is a new beginning.”

Why I love the Arctic

Posted on August 07, 2014 at 10:26 by Alex Harris

After spending two months in a Russian prison for taking part in a peaceful protest drawing attention to the dangers of oil drilling in the Arctic – it’s no wonder that the Arctic has a special place in my heart. But before I went to prison, or even the Arctic, I felt the Arctic was Continue reading →

Activists mark two years of taking FLaC in the Leard

Posted on August 05, 2014 at 17:44 by Jason Lyddieth

Activists in the Leard Forest in north west NSW are today celebrating two years fighting against the Maules Creek Coal Mine. It was six months ago when it finally dawned on me just how special FLaC (Frontline Action on Coal) Camp is. I was at the Leard in February when the original FLaC Camp was Continue reading →

Carmichael coal mine’s impacts will be felt for generations

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:50 by Ben Pearson

Originally posted on the ABC – 28 Jul 2014 TEN MONTHS AGO I described pending decisions about coal developments on the Great Barrier Reef left by the outgoing Labor government as “a dead cat in Greg Hunt’s in-tray”. I’ve met Greg Hunt a few times over the years and I reckon he’s a decent bloke Continue reading →

Jono Moylan, ANZ and the great fossil fuel swindle

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:09 by Nic Clyde

When Jono Moylan was told last Friday that he would not be going to jail, but would instead be getting a two year good behaviour bond, I breathed a huge sigh of relief, along with most other Australians I’m sure. But it also reminded me of a night that occurred about 6 weeks ago, on Continue reading →

Australia made history, but for all the wrong reasons

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:59 by Nic Clyde

A few short years ago, putting a price on carbon was a sensible first step on the journey to tackle the main cause of climate change – our carbon emissions from increasing use of fossil fuels.

How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Posted on July 03, 2014 at 16:30 by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

The news of LEGO’s cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the country – nay, the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of little plastic feet. In Sydney, a protest took place in front of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge Continue reading →

Getting to know Colin Russell of the Arctic 30

Posted on July 03, 2014 at 10:00 by Alex Harris

Nine months after being illegally seized at gunpoint Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya Arctic oil platform in the Pechora sea – our Arctic Sunrise has been released. Colin Russell, one of the Greenpeace activists on board the ship when it was boarded last September, has been working with our ships for the past 15 years. We asked him Continue reading →

It’s time for LEGO to block Shell

Posted on July 02, 2014 at 09:00 by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Imagine you’re eight years old and picture the Arctic. There are no oil rigs, no industrial shipping and no politicians fighting over it.

An Inconvenient Strewth? 4 things you should know about the Palmer-Gore climate speech

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 14:46 by Jessica Panegyres

Watching last night’s press conference with Clive Palmer and Al Gore on climate change was one of the more bizarre moments I’ve witnessed in Australian politics. Image: We won’t know exactly what Clive’s announcements mean for a little while yet. Based on past experience, what he said last night might not be his view tomorrow – Continue reading →

Dawn of the Dead: Whitehaven Coal, the zombie mining company

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 15:46 by Julie Macken

Whitehaven Coal Company is kinda like a zombie extra from Dawn of the Dead. Every time we think it’s finally gone, it staggers to its feet – minus an arm – and comes lurching back into frame. On the 12th of June, when the Land & Environment Court was just about to hand down its decision on whether Continue reading →

10 things Australia’s big energy companies don’t want you to know

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 13:32 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

They might try to tell you they’re fighting for our clean energy future – but Origin Energy, EnergyAustralia and AGL are not as green as you think. Here are 10 things they’re trying to hide from you.

Do energy company executives really hate solar panels this much?

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 16:40 by Tom Ganderton

This wasn’t what people on Sydney’s George Street were expecting to see on their morning commute. Three men, dressed as the CEOs of Origin Energy, AGL Energy, and EnergyAustralia, were surrounded by a crowd and TV cameras as they hauled a dozen solar panels into a dumpster while spectators booed them on. Seriously! Activists bring Continue reading →

Don’t be a fossil fool: join the solar energy revolution!

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 11:49 by Rashini Suriyaarachchi

Low emissions, low water consumption, no waste, 100% renewable and increasingly affordable… Interested? Here’s what you need to know to go solar.

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 13:40 by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Last week, we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk. It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic Sunrise, after nearly nine months of illegal detention in this remote Arctic port.

How to halt a bulldozer army while overcoming a fear of heights

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 11:47 by James Lorenz

This might seem like an unlikely thing for someone with vertigo to sign up for.  But, on Monday night, I volunteered to spend a night high in the canopy of critically-endangered Box Gums in the Leard Forest. It was a unique spot to witness the majesty of this place. I was suspended nine metres above Continue reading →