Curious snow leopard cub steals camera trap A camera trap set on the Afghan Border has captured the moment when a cub made off with one of the cameras. [Wired Science]
Over half of Germany's renewable energy owned by citizens and farmers not utility companies. [Treehugger]
Journalist and author, Nicky Hager discusses his latest book, Other People's Wars If New Zealanders were told the whole truth about what the NZ military has done and is doing in Afghanistan and Iraq, we would have an independent foreign policy. [PlainsFM]
Cleaner oceans would boost world economy and reduce poverty and pollution. [Stuff]
Bolivia march revives Tipnis Amazon road dispute Hundreds of protesters have arrived in Bolivia's main city, La Paz, to demand the government resume the construction of a controversial road through an Amazon reserve. [BBC]
Northern Ireland to bring in 5p plastic bag tax from 2013 Population uses 160m bags a year. [Guardian]
Are soda makers really greener? A lot of advertisements claim that soda makers are better for the environment. Are these claims really true?. [Treehugger]
Send snippet ideas to Ryan Kennedy.
The Government's decision this week to allow foreign ownership of the Crafar farms is short sighted. When it comes to our productive farmland, we must keep it Kiwi.
The Green Party has a policy to ensure New Zealand land remains in New Zealand ownership by prohibiting the sale of land to non-residents. It's exactly the same policy China has on land sales to foreigners.
Our simple measure would take some of the pressure off rural land prices, making it easier for New Zealand families to buy a farm, earn a living, and help pay our way in the world.
Green Party Co-leaders
Selling off the businesses that New Zealanders own together would mean more foreign ownership and less accountability to what's best for New Zealanders. It'd also mean more profits shifting offshore. We say 'Keep it Kiwi'. Download the petition | Join the 'Keep it Kiwi' Facebook Group | Print the flyer to share with friends
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Greenweek: Keeping it Kiwi, SOPA, and a curious leopard cub
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