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  • Barack Obama’s US Election Victory Means A Green New Deal To Stop Climate Change

    Barack Obama has won the election and will go on to make history, as the first black President of the USA. The planet will sigh with relief because President Obama has a clear electoral mandate on the biggest issue in the world, stopping dangerous climate change. Our own ‘change generation’ PM, Kevin Rudd, is now…

  • Grassroots action on Australia's biggest source of carbon pollution!

    When it comes to taking real action on climate change, the grassroots of Australia is all over it – literally. Four protesters from the grassroots group Rising Tide are locked on to the main coal conveyor of Bayswater power plant, shutting down the supply of coal to Australia’s single biggest point-source of carbon emissions. Outside,…

  • Financial Crisis, Climate Opportunity

    With the media running headlines about the “global emergency”, “threat to national security”, and need for a “war effort” you could be forgiven for thinking that the penny had finally dropped among world leaders about the seriousness of climate change. But of course it takes the threat of economic meltdown, not merely planetary meltdown, to…

  • Pirate fishing vessels exposed on new blacklist

    There are still pirates out there, whether they be in a country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) or on the high seas, but they aren’t the swashbuckling kind you see in movies. Today’s pirates aren’t after gold; most are after the Pacific’s treasure – tuna stocks … which are perilously depleting. Greenpeace International has released an…

  • Opportunity ripe for Australian leadership on emissions targets

    Professor Garnaut said he is hoping for a global agreement to limit greenhouse emissions to a level that is in Australia’s best interest as he delivered his final report to a press conference at Parliament House yesterday. Keeping greenhouse emission levels to 450 parts per million (ppm) is the minimum that scientists say needs to…

  • PNG: Land Of The Unexpected

    They say that Papua New Guinea is the land of the unexpected and that’s exactly what researchers found in 1995. Scientists surveyed all things jumping, growing and breathing in the Kikori Basin, an area known as a biodiversity “hotspot”, and one of the most important areas of forest and wetland life in the Asia-Pacific region.…

  • Photos Reveal Truth About Life In A PNG Logging Concession

    A Greenpeace team spent two weeks documenting life and conditions in three Papua New Guinea (PNG) logging concessions. We visited remote villages in Gulf and Western Provinces where logging companies Rimbunan Hijau (RH) and Turama Forest Industries (TFI, a Rimbunan Hijau group company) are felling ancient rainforests and abusing their workers. Destruction and broken promises…

  • Polluters stand to win with emissions trading scheme

    There is a very real threat that the Rudd government’s proposed emissions trading scheme will only amount to more hot air – which would be disastrous for global warming. Greenpeace has made a submission to the federal government to make sure the scheme protects the interests of Australian households over big business. Of course, it…

  • UK jury rules climate damage justifies coal protest

    Greenpeace activists in the UK have been acquitted of criminal damage by arguing that the coal-fired power station they shut down was causing more property damage than they were. A jury has let them off despite the fact that they painted the Prime Ministers name down the side of a chimney at Kingsnorth power station.…