SYDNEY, Dec 4, 2019 - Just days after Australia's National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) received Norwegian company Equinor’s third draft environmental plan for deep-sea oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight - news has emerged of a fresh oil leak and explosion in the company’s European operations.
MADRID, Dec 2 2019 - As heads of state gather in Madrid for the 25th Conference of Parties (COP25) meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Pacific leaders are calling for a rapid reduction in coal use to be central to any plan addressing the climate crisis.
CANBERRA, 2 December 2019 - Survivors of Australia’s ongoing bushfire emergency have delivered the remains of their family home to Parliament House in Canberra this morning, bearing the message ‘Morrison, your climate crisis destroyed my home’.
SYDNEY, November 26, 2019 - Almost 70% of Australians want companies to set a goal of 100% renewable energy as part of their responsibility to tackle climate change, according to a new Ucomms poll released today commissioned by Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
SYDNEY, Nov 19 2019 - Sydneysiders continue to choke on hazardous air pollution with catastrophic bushfire smoke blanketing large parts of NSW and making Sydney the 11th most polluted city in the world.
SYDNEY, Nov 11 2019 - Norwegian oil company Equinor has had its proposal to drill in the Great Australian Bight rejected for a second time, after again failing to convince the safety regulator it can drill without putting the entire southern coast of Australia at risk of a catastrophic oil spill.
SYDNEY, Nov 7, 2019 - Regulators will bend the rules to allow Equinor to respond to an oil spill in the Great Australian Bight by deploying a banned chemical cocktail that doesn’t work and is toxic to humans and marine life, according to a new report by Professor Jodie Rummer and Greenpeace.
SYDNEY, Nov 1 2019 - Just weeks before the Australian offshore oil safety regulator NOPSEMA is due to make a decision on Norwegian oil company Equinor’s bid to drill in the Great Australian Bight, new research from Greenpeace has revealed that over the past twelve months the company has overseen a doubling in serious safety incident rates.
NEW YORK, Sept 26, 2019 - The only credible way to address the climate crisis is to end the use of coal, Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama tweeted moments after Scott Morrison defended Australia’s climate inaction at the UN General Assembly.