Fossil Fuels

  • Controversial Anvil Hill mine sold to Xstrata

    18 September 2007

    Yesterday's announcement that Centennial Coal, Australia's largest independent coal company, has failed in its plan to develop one of the richest coal seams in NSW, is a huge victory for people concerned about climate change as well as concerned locals in the Hunter Valley.

  • NSW Gov't Rejects Bickham Coal Mine

    14 May 2010

    In what appears to be the first ever rejection of a new coal mine by the NSW Government, Premier Kristina Keneally has today rejected the proposed Bickham coal mine in the Upper Hunter Valley.

  • Can't Take A Leak But A Coal Transfer Is OK

    14 May 2010

    On Tuesday morning, stricken Chinese coal bulker, Shen Neng 1, arrived in the pristine wateres of Hervey Bay. The ship anchored in the great sandy marine park, a whale sanctuary on the edge of world heritage listed Fraser Island.

  • The BP Deepwater Disaster: One Month On

    26 May 2010

    Greenpeace oil specialist and marine biologist Paul Horsman recently visited the Mississippi Delta to see first-hand the oil that is beginning to wash onto the shores of this delicate coastal ecosystem.

  • Hiroshima remembered - Greenpeace revisits the tragic legacy of nuclear testing

    5 August 2010

    On August 6, 1945, the city of Hiroshima was destroyed by a single atomic bomb. Upon impact, thousands of people were instantly carbonised in a blast a thousand times hotter than the sun's surface. Around 80,000 died instantly, while the final toll climbed to 250,000. On August 9, Nagasaki suffered a comparable fate.

  • Aussie sailor seeks the truth behind the BP oil spill

    17 August 2010

    Shannon Lo Ricco, a lad from country Victoria, writes from his cabin on the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise. Shannon is a logistics co-ordinator on board a ship tour in the Gulf of Mexico. Along with a team of scientists, Shannon is asking the million-dollar question – ‘Where has all the oil from the BP spill gone?’

  • Are the banks starting to walk away from coal?

    16 November 2010

    On Friday it was revealed that for the first time, a bank had insisted on a confidentiality clause as part of a finance deal for a coal power station — so that its name could not be revealed for fear of reputational damage.