GREENPEACE — NEW ZEALAND — NZ Govt must follow UK and declare climate emergency –PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group

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Greenpeace is calling on the Government to follow the lead of the UK and declare a climate and environment emergency, after history making scenes in UK Parliament this morning saw MPs pass a motion to make the country the first in the world to do so.

It comes on the back of waves of climate protests that have hit the UK, which include hundreds of thousands of students going on strike from school, and thousands of people being arrested due to mass occupations as part of the Extinction Rebellion movement.

Scotland and Wales have also declared a climate emergency following protests there.

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GREENPEACE — BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES — PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS group

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Bee-killing pesticides in particular pose the most direct risk to pollinators. The main reasons for global bee-decline are linked to industrial agriculture, parasites/pathogens and climate change. The loss of biodiversity due to monocultures and the wide-spread use of bee-killing pesticides are particular threats for honeybees and wild pollinators.

Although the relative role of insecticides in the global decline of pollinators remains poorly characterised, it is becoming increasingly evident that some insecticides, at concentrations applied routinely in the current chemical-intensive agriculture system, exert clear, negative effects on the health of pollinators – both individually and at the colony level. The observed, sub-lethal, low-dose effects of insecticides on bees are various and diverse.

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GREENPEACE — THE DEATH OF THE PARAOPEBA RIVER — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

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The Paraopeba River, affected by the mining waste dam the collapse in the city of Brumadinho, Brazil. 

The toxic mud from Vale’s collapsed dam is working its way down the river and killing it. According to an analysis by NGO SOS Mata Atlântica, 40 km of the Paraopeba River can already be considered dead. The ore tailings increased the water’s turbidity by more than 100 times and wiped out its oxygen. No animal can survive under these conditions.

The Paraopeba River, affected by the mining waste dam the collapse in the city of Brumadinho, Brazil. © Christian Braga

The mud is not the only issue, as heavy metals – toxic mining waste that was once stored in the dam, are now in the river, contaminating its waters. Analyses conducted after the environmental crime have found high concentrations of nickel, mercury, lead, zinc, and cadmium.

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GREENPEACE — GREENPEACE NEW ZEALAND — BAN SYNTHETIC NITROGEN FERTILIZER — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

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BAN SYNTHETIC NITROGEN FERTILIZER

The problem:

Synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is added to grass to make it grow faster. More grass means more cows – that means more climate and river pollution.

The solution:

But there is another way. Regenerative agriculture works with nature, not against it. If we banned chemical nitrogen fertiliser, we would set ourselves on the way to a better way to farm. A win for our climate and our rivers!

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GREENPEACE — SUCCESS! TRADER JOE’S WILL CUT 1 MILLION POUNDS OF PLASTIC FROM ITS STORES — PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group

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Good news! People power is making a difference on plastic pollution! Trader Joe’s is listening to YOUR concerns and announced a plan to eliminate 1 million pounds of single-use plastic from its stores in 2019!

Plastic pollution is destroying our oceans. It’s harming turtles, whales, fish, and every part of the ocean food chain. There are already over 5 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans — and the equivalent of one garbage truck worth of plastic enters the oceans every minute.

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