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Earth’s Climate … and the Matter of the Human Spirit

There is something surreal to the climate epic that is beginning to define the fate of the planet – and the human species with it. This was portrayed last week in the muted diplomatic exchanges that echoed along the corridors in Yokohama, marking the adoption of the IPCC’s Working Group ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in April, about Children and Families, Climate Change (4 comments)

The Southern Flotilla.

On Sunday, the Oil Free Otago Flotilla came face to face with Anadarko’s drillship, the Noble Bob Douglas. The yachts of the flotilla occupied the site where the Noble Bob Douglas intends to drill its exploratory well. Via radio, the Otago community leaders on board SV Tiama, voiced their ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F. in February, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil (6 comments)

Banners on Beaches

Come and show your opposition to deep sea oil drilling off Banks Peninsula and other coasts around New Zealand. Despite staunch local opposition to deep sea oil drilling and the availability of alternative energy investments our government has invited Anadarko (and more recently Shell) to undertake risky drilling operations in ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in February, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Environment & Wildlife (7 comments)

Carl Sagan: The Earth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msxr65Yazqg#t=165   "But up there in the cosmos, an inescapable perspective awaits". keep reading

Written by Daniel F. in January, about Art & Culture, Conservation, Media (5 comments)

The Future of the Great Barrier Reef

In December 2013 the Liberal National Government of Australia, headed by Tony Abbot, approved to dredge 3 million cubic metres of the Great Barrier Reef in order to expand the port facilities in Point Abbot.  The Port, just 50 Kms north of the Tourist haven that constitutes the Whitsunday Islands ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F. in January, about Coal & Oil, Conservation, Corporate Citizenship, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government (6 comments)

Shell to drill for gas in the Great South Basin

Swedish fossil fuel giant Shell will drill for gas in the Great South Basin. The Government had given the company until Friday to decide. Shell has said they will "most likely" begin their operations in the summer of 2016. Despite large opposition from communities, the chairman of Shell NZ Rob ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in January, about Coal & Oil, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business, Licensing, Ocean (5 comments)

South Island whales on the front line.

The Humpback whales which are part of the Ngai Tahu whale watching operation at Kaikoura could be slaughtered by Japanese whalers with grenade tipped harpoons this summer, says Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta. New Zealand marine experts says the whales, which are along with Sperm whales seen on Ngai Tahu’s ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F. in January, about Conservation, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business (3 comments)

UN says small scale organic farming the way to go.

Organic, small-scale, community gardening is the only way to go. This message does not only come from 'buy-local' campaigners, environmentalists or small-scale farmers themselves, it is also the conclusion of a United Nations report  published recently. The report with contributions from more than 60 scientists, called "Wake Up Before It ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in January, about Agriculture & Food, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Farming, Organic (4 comments)

GHG footprint rises in 2013

In terms of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, 2013 has not been a good year for New Zealand. The Government published the Sixth National Communication on Climate Change in December, which tracks New Zealand's progress in reducing its emissions. The emissions have increased by 38% under the Key government ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in January, about Climate Change, Corporate Citizenship, Emissions, ETS, Politics & Government (3 comments)

Kiwi 'Arctic 30' activists back home

David Haussmann and Jonathan Beauchamp, the two New Zealanders incarcerated in Russia for protesting against oil drilling in the Arctic are back in New Zealand. The two men arrived in New Zealand last week after what Greenpeace New Zealand Executive Director, Bunny McDiarmid, called a "traumatic" couple of months. The ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in January, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Coal & Oil, Events, Polar Sea Ice, Politics & Government (2 comments)

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