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  • In memory of James Gormley

    Throughout its history, Greenpeace has depended on the passion, vision and courage of its volunteers. Our work relies on the people who care so deeply and share such a strong love of this beautiful planet that they are willing to put themselves on the frontline of environmental issues the world over. It is with great…

  • The Heat Goes On: Democracy And Science Versus Coal

    ‘The hand speaks The hand of a government man… All I want is to breathe… …and the heat goes on…(goes on) and the heat goes on’ ‘Born under punches’, Talking Heads, 1980 The news today that the coal industry is lobbying Parliament again raises the grave but tedious question, when will Australia’s Coal Mafia give…

  • When civil society isn’t civil

    From the Capitol Climate Action with 300 people in Washington, to the 2500 strong protest marking the first sitting day of Australian Parliament, to the action overnight in Brussels; people across the world are saying “enough we demand a better world.” Around the world people are facing their fears of a changing climate and taking…

  • If Poland can do it, why can't we?

    The news yesterday that the proposed coal mine at Konin, Poland has been suspended is a huge relief to all of us at Greenpeace. The mine became the focal point of our international coal campaign as Poland hosted the United Nations Climate Change meeting last December. We took our Climate Rescue Station to the site,…

  • Labor’s Dirty Coal Dependency

    Today the big bad news, again, is the failure of the Australian Government to do something decisive on climate change. The Melbourne Age reports that ‘State emission cuts ‘futile’ and would aid polluters’. Our CEO, Steve Shallhorn writes in the Sydney Morning Herald, where he asks ‘Why is the Federal Government failing to live up…

  • Inspirational activist cycles to Copenhagen

    This is a first-hand report from Kim Nguyen, who is cycling to Copenhagen this year to raise awareness about climate change in the lead-up to the UN’s Climate Change Conference in the Danish capital in December. He is currently in China, having already cycled from Brisbane. I’ve cycled almost 7000 km and it’s almost 8…

  • Three great news stories for whales

    Not one, not two, but THREE good news stories on the whales front today!!! 1. An end to whaling in Iceland? If elected at next month’s elections, Iceland’s Socialist/Green Coalition, who are leading in the polls ahead of a vote on 25 April, have said that they will end whaling in early 2010! The outgoing…

  • The G3: Grassroots, global and growing

    With the G20 meeting getting under way in London, the many faces of protest have been revealed. Over the last 48 hours, we’ve seen a range of tactics and messages from police and protesters. A call for justice and equality, for peace and safety has been issued to the rulers locked in their meetings. I’ve…

  • A Mother Of A Victory For This Rainforest

    We’ve been celebrating an enormous win over the past few days. More than one-third of Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest — the largest intact area of temperate rainforest in the world — is officially and legally off-limits to logging. It’s an area half the size of Switzerland. One person who’s especially jubillant at the news is…

  • Antarctic Ice Shelf On The Rocks

    As if you needed more evidence that the climate’s on thin ice. In Antarctica, an ice bridge that was holding the vast Wilkins Ice Shelf to the continent has collapsed. It’s likely Wilkins will soon follow. The ice bridge has been retreating since the late 1990s. In 1950, it was almost 100km wide but, just…

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