Great Barrier Reef

  • Cyclone brings only destruction

    29 March 2017

    A cyclone isn’t going to save the Great Barrier Reef. It’s a sentence that feels like it shouldn’t need to be said out loud.  

  • I found coal washed up on a beach on the Great Barrier Reef coast

    15 March 2017

    It was a Sunday morning in July, 2015, that I got a chance to board the Rainbow Warrior as a member and go on a guided tour of the vessel. When I was on the rubber dinghy on the way out to the boat I remember thinking, “I hope there is some type of an environmental emergency that the ship, the Rainbow Warrior would have to rush off to, with me still on board.”

  • Together, we're making this global

    14 March 2017

    Devastating news was confirmed last week. The Great Barrier Reef is being hit by a second mass coral bleaching event in just two years.

  • Remember the Reef

    7 March 2017

    NOTE: Since the time of writing, scientists have announced that for the second year in a row, a major coral bleaching event is unfolding. You can take action here. 

  • Naomi Klein: In Conversation

    16 November 2016

    Activism legend Naomi Klein speaks to Greenpeace's David Ritter about the "insanity" of government coal collusion, scenarios for the Great Barrier Reef, and her admiration for Australia's environmental movement.

  • We put the Reef before coal before coal kills the Reef.

    29 June 2016

    This year the Great Barrier Reef experienced its worst bleaching event ever and the Australian public didn’t let the Reef down. The public said loud and clear they support coral rather than coal. The Australian public know the fossil fuel era is over.

  • There's never been a more exciting time to save the Reef.

    28 June 2016

    This year the Great Barrier Reef experienced its worst bleaching event ever. Almost a quarter of the Reef died. According to Reef scientists only an immediate and drastic reduction in the use of fossil fuels will save the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Breaking: Greenpeace climbers at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's office

    24 June 2016

    As you read this, I’m suspended from a streetlight, 15m off the ground, right outside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney office. With fellow volunteer, Christina, who is on another streetlight next to me, we just safely hung a banner with a strong message that Turnbull can’t miss. Here’s what it looks like: