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Did you know? - Over a quarter of the seafood we import to Australia comes from Thailand. The latest update in New York Times's Outlaw Oceans series shows how men are tricked into slavery on Thai fishing boats - a growing problem the Thai Government and fishing industry is failing to address. This week the US State Department chose to keep Thailand as a Tier 3 country - the worst ranking possible - on its annual human trafficking report. Make sure you know where your seafood comes from and demand better labelling laws at buff.ly/1IMnMZB
Men who have fled servitude on fishing boats recount beatings and worse as nets are cast for the catch that will become pet food and livestock feed.
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Dr Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International Executive Director, has a special message for Australia as he heads down-under to talk about the Reef, climate change and the Commonwealth Bank.
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Irony in Iceland. The same endangered creature held up as a prime tourist attraction, is slaughtered in a bone-chilling chase around the North Atlantic. Iceland is one of the last pro whaling countries in the world, along with Norway and Japan. It's industry consists of one company led by the outspoken and increasingly isolated whaler, Kristjan Loftsson. Now, Mr Loftsson has reached out to a world leader he feels shares his worldview - our Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. After complimenting Abbott on his climate policy, Loftsson has publicly suggested Australia should get into the whaling business and kill ‘nuisance’ whales along the Queensland coast to make room for the ships. Given Abbott's willingness to put the coal business before the reef, you can see why Mr Loftsson has reached out. The majestic, endangered Fin whale is the second largest animal in the world and crucial to Iceland's whale watching industry. Loftsson & his company are “shooting them with the explosive grenade on the front of the harpoon" and using them for a business opportunity. Loftsson needs to take his harpoons and the Tony Abbott cheer squad mentality on climate change back to 1974 where they both belong.
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I'll have to get into the business of killing nuisance whalers and politicians who put industry and profit, before climate. We want a future for our children, not a toxic wasteland.
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Human impact has left an enormous environmental footprint. But there is hope for us yet! Check out some of the ways you can help become a Planeteer:>
Whales have dominated the world's oceans for centuries, but they have suffered tremendously in the name of tradition. It is estimated, that due to harvesting in the last century, nearly 3 million cetaceans have been wiped out by whaling fleets.
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Sometimes, the state of the world can seem so bleak that it’s hard to remember how far we’ve come. But together, the Greenpeace community has achieved so much. Look at what you've done:
Sometimes, the state of the world can seem so bleak that it’s hard to remember how far we’ve come. Together, the Greenpeace community has achieved so much.
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Find out what Wall Street giants, the world's best universities, and people all around the world are doing with their money:
It’s official. Coal is officially the most unfashionable thing ever. Say hello to divestment, darling.
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BREAKING: 13 courageous Greenpeace USA volunteers have suspended themselves from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, blocking Shell's icebreaker from leaving for the Arctic. This ship needed to have a giant hole fixed before Shell could drill -- and this delay gives Barack Obama a chance to end Arctic drilling before it is too late. Follow the action live here: http://buff.ly/1VN1Zoh
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It's International Tiger Day! And what better way to celebrate these majestic creatures than by protecting their forest homes. Click on the link below to find out ways you can help:>
Why International Tiger Day is about more than just saving tigers
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Oil spill on the Great Barrier Reef confirmed -- clumps of oil have washed up on three pristine beaches of the Reef following an oil spill near Townsville last week. When our Reef is at stake, one oil spill is one too many. The proposed Carmichael coal mine and port development at Abbot Point will see a huge increase in shipping traffic, and an unacceptable risk of more oil spills in our Reef’s fragile waters.
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Today, in a world saturated by images, a photograph still has the power to move someone to take action. We take a look back through the lens at some of the Greenpeace images that have helped to change the world for the better.
The Quaker concept of bearing witness is one of the guiding principles of Greenpeace. Nowhere is this more manifest than in the photos we produce.
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How do loggers launder illegal timber out of the world's largest rainforest? The truth is, it's disturbingly easy. This Greenpeace investigation reveals how they do it: #NationalTreeDay
In the past three decades alone, human activity like that of destructive loggers has destroyed an area of Brazilian Amazon roughly the size of Germany.
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disgraceful attitude to the environment very harmful to climate change
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Check out the #post below from our friends at Australian Youth Climate Coalition. What a bunch of legends! As an organisation committed to climate justice, we know climate change impacts the most marginalised both in Australia and overseas. That's why, despite celebrating the Labor Party's commitment to 50% renewable energy announced yesterday, we must speak out about a push for the Labor Party to adopt a policy of turning back asylum seekers seeking refuge in Australia. Climate change will lead to the displacement of more people globally and potentially lead to more conflicts like the ones that force people to flee their homes happening today. You can take action by supporting our friends at the Asylum Seeker Resource Center to stand against this by writing to your Labor MP here. http://buff.ly/1MNWCPJ
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Australia and the Pacific are unique and precious environments. We're (bloody) lucky to call them home. We've got a beautiful climate, rich oceans, vast forests and healthy food. Yet all of this is under threat. Greenpeace takes action to protect our natural home, now and for the future.
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Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviours to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by:

● investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse

● challenging the political and economic power of those who can effect change

● driving environmentally responsible and socially just solutions that offer hope for this and future generations

● inspiring people to take responsibility, through action, for the planet