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#NoKXL: The day the people won

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | 10 November, 2015

Nelson Mandela once said, “It’s always impossible until it’s done.” I never knew what that meant until Friday when the President of the United States echoed the words that so many of us have been saying for years and rejected the...

Voila! Stop tar sands en Français

Feature story | 9 October, 2009 at 2:00

Our tar sands campaign just spread from Canada to France when 30 Greenpeace activists entered Total’s refinery site, in Normandy, to highlight the involvement of the French oil company with the climate-changing tar sands in Alberta. Activists...

‘These are our prayers in action’  –  a look at life in the #NoDAPL Resistance camps

Blog entry by Peter Dakota Molof | 18 October, 2016

For months, the Standing Rock Sioux and allies have been protecting their water by resisting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would carry 500,000 barrels of oil a day from North Dakota to Illinois in the United States.

Canada: Climate Criminal

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 4 January, 2012 28 comments

At the dawn of the 21st century a new political regime has transformed Canada from global hero – once standing up for peace, people, and nature – to global criminal, plunging into war, eroding civil rights, and destroying environments.

Sands of time push for leadership on climate crisis

Feature story | 19 February, 2009 at 1:00

In advance of Hillary Clinton's arrival in Beijing, we have delivered an open letter, together with a giant hourglass, calling for immediate cooperation and leadership between the US and China to stop global warming.The hourglass, inscribed with...

Greenpeace photo activism honoured at Visa pour l’Image

Blog entry by John Novis | 6 September, 2011 2 comments

Visa pour l’Image, currently taking place in Perpignan, France, is the world’s most prestigious photojournalism festival, where photographers and editors come to network, and the public get to experience stunning photo exhibitions in...

The World’s Biggest Carbon Bomb

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 20 September, 2011 13 comments

...And the fuses that threaten to set it off. Three long fuses lead back to the world’s biggest carbon bomb: The Canadian Tar Sands. The fuses are pipelines – existing and proposed – that run from the black sludge lakes and...

Mazaska Talks: how you can help stop dirty oil projects

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | 30 October, 2017 1 comment

Last week, people around the world called on banks financing harmful fossil fuel projects to clean up their acts. Projects like the Dakota Access Pipeline and tar sands pipelines threaten a healthy environment and do not have consent...

Greenpeace calls for closure of Canada’s deadly tar sands

Press release | 30 September, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists from Canada, France, Germany and Brazil today occupied two conveyor belts used to transfer bitumen from an open pit mine to a processing plant owned by Canadian oil giant Suncor, demanding the closure of the tar sands.

Greenpeace: tar sands blockade continues as challenge to Obama and Harper

Press release | 16 September, 2009 at 2:00

As Canadian prime minister Harper and US President Obama prepare for their meeting in Washington today, 20 Greenpeace activists from Canada, France, and the US continue to blockade Shell’s Albian Sands open-pit mine in Canada's tar sands.

As UN climate talks in Bangkok progress at snail’s pace, Greenpeace takes action...

Press release | 5 October, 2009 at 18:36

UN climate talks in Bangkok today limp into their second week with little prospect of reaching a climate saving deal in Copenhagen later this year without serious action from the rich countries. Meanwhile, Greenpeace activists have taken action...

Message to Obama: Climate leaders don’t buy tar sands

Press release | 15 September, 2009 at 19:32

Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada - 15 September 2009 - As Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper prepares to meet US President Barack Obama in Washington, 25 Greenpeace activists from Canada, the US, and France have blocked a mining operation at...

When asking questions gets you blacklisted

Blog entry by JulietteH | 26 July, 2011 6 comments

Have you ever heard of Franke James? Franke is a Canadian artist who writes/ draws some really impressive essays on the environment. Like many of us, she's bothered by her "green conscience": the knowledge that our planet is in big,...

Are environmentalists smoking dope, or is the IEA just confused?

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 14 November, 2011 1 comment

On November 9th, the International Energy Agency (IEA) issued its latest World Energy Outlook and announced that changes need to be made in the world’s energy infrastructure by 2017 if we are to prevent catastrophic climate change.

February 5: Greenpeace Germany release pesticide "black list"; US, Canada going...

Blog entry by mwilson | 5 February, 2010 1 comment

This is a trial series. 451 pesticides allowed in the EU are used on our food. Photo: Greenpeace / Holde Schneider Greenpeace Germany has published a "black list" of the most dangerous pesticides , which includes 451...

Tar sands destruction hits home, but the world stands UP!

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan-Massimo | 20 June, 2011 5 comments

The impact of Canada's tar sands really hit home for me last month, when a pipeline ruptured, in what was one of the largest oil spills in Alberta’s history only 7 km from where my family lives. Over 28,000 barrels of oil from a...

Daily news: On garbage protests and bad advisers

Blog entry by Oriana L | 11 March, 2011

Top news: Earthquake and tsunami threatens Japanese nuclear reactors; Greenpeace gifts Spanish and Austrian Environment Ministries with garbage for their work against the environment; UK appoints former BP man as policy adviser for...

On activism

Blog entry by JulietteH | 1 June, 2010 2 comments

Alberta Views, a magazine from Alberta, Canada, has just published an article on activism in general, and the tar sands in particular . While we have said plenty on the tar sands themselves, it's interesting to look at their take on...

Obama stands up to Big Oil and polluter politicians

Blog entry by Phil Radford, Daryl Hannah | 19 January, 2012 6 comments

Yesterday, President Obama stood up to Big Oil and its puppets in the US Congress, denying a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is encouraging news for the communities whose air and water would have been directly...

Greenpeace USA executive director joins hundreds arrested at the White House to...

Blog entry by Josh S | 30 August, 2011 4 comments

This week, hundreds of activists – including Greenpeace USA Executive Director Phil Radford – were arrested as part of a protest against the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. The protesters, many wearing ‘Environmentalist...

Daily News: Tar Sands Unethical Campaign Tactics; Shell’s Oil Leak ‘Worst In a Decade’

Blog entry by Josh S | 17 August, 2011

Top News: ‘Ethical Oil’ campaign apparently used faked and stolen images; Obama announces $510m biofuel plan; oil spill information emerges despite Shell’ secrecy; escaped German cow finally speaks to psychic after three-months in...

Canada's tar sands

Image | 14 May, 2009 at 2:00

Canada's tar sands, located in the province of Alberta, are an oil reserve the size of England

Quarterly - 2009.2

Background | 8 December, 2009 at 12:37

Tar sands

Image | 14 September, 2009 at 4:56

Destructive, deadly and a climate crime - welcome to the tar sands!

Tar Sands Action at Statoil HQ in Denmark

Image | 14 May, 2010 at 13:43

Greenpeace activists place a banner saying ‘Statoil Out of Tar Sands’ above the main entrance to Statoil’s headquarters in Copenhagen on the eve of the company's AGM. Activists also unload crushed black granite onto the steps of the building,...

The Tar Sands

Image | 19 July, 2009 at 20:00

19 July - Canada. View of smoke plumes emitted from the Syncrude upgrader plant north of Fort McMurray. Many people have never heard of the tar sands - or how continued tar sands development will affect our planet.. Read more .

Protest at BP's London headquarters

Image | 20 May, 2010 at 12:38

20 May 2010 - UK. Greenpeace climbers raise flag reading 'British Polluters' at BP Head Office, St James Square, London. Greenpeace is protesting BP's environmental record at the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as well as a controversial Tarsands...

January 18: New Greenpeace flagship, Greener Guide to Electronics, and Japanese whale...

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 18 January, 2010

This is part of a trial series Copyright Greenpeace/Greenpeace staff Junichi Sato (seated left), Toru Suzuki (seated right), and their lead counsel, Yuichi Kaido (seated centre) face reporters at a press briefing following their...

February 15: "Tokyo Two" have pleaded not guilty; Tar Sands Olympics

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 15 February, 2010

This is part of a trial series "Tokyo Two" Greenpeace activists, the "Tokyo Two" have been on trial in Tokyo today, where they have pleaded not guilty. If convicted they could face up to 10 years in prison. We believe the...

Avatar for the Oscar

Blog entry by laurak | 5 March, 2010 7 comments

Yesterday most of Hollywood picked up the Oscars edition of Variety expecting to see the usual ads sponsored by film production companies, explaining why their film or producer or actor should win the statue - and instead they got...

Romania and Bulgaria in illegal nuclear state aid accusations

Blog entry by Justin | 25 February, 2009

Time and time again the same questions must be asked: if nuclear power is the miracle its industry and supporters say it is, why must the taxpayer pay its bills, why must its public consultations be rigged, and why must it risk...

Activists demand: 'Separate oil and state' from top of iconic tower in Calgary, Canada

Image | 4 August, 2010 at 16:16

August 3, 2010: In the heart of Canada’s oil industry activists hang a huge 8 x 15 metre banner from the top of the 190-metre-tall iconic Calgary Tower. The banner reads “Separate Oil and State” and highlights the need to sever the cozy...

Tar Wars

Video | 22 November, 2009 at 12:37

Greenpeace spoofs Star Wars. Development of the tar sands in Northern Alberta, Canada is pushing the world towards catastrophic climate change.

Tar Sands Mine Action

Video | 17 September, 2009 at 13:43

The Greenpeace blockade began on 15 September 2009 when 25 activists went into the Shell mine located in the tar sands development in northern Alberta, Canada.

March 5: Exit Glacier in Alaska melting quicker as temperatures rise

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 5 March, 2010 1 comment

This is part of a trial series Glacier melt - proof of climate change Exit Glacier in Alaska is said to be steadily melting, shrinking two miles over the past 200 years as it tries to strike a new balance with rising...

The good, the bad, and the tar sands

Blog entry by laurak | 17 February, 2010 5 comments

The party in Northern Alberta is over - (it wasn't much of a party to begin with - unless you like the smell of steaming bitumen and the sound of cannons) - and there must be some long, sad faces in the boardrooms of the tar sands...

Nuclear News: Iran to begin operation of 1st nuclear power plant

Blog entry by Justin | 23 February, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: AP: Iran to begin operation of 1st nuclear power plant ‘Iran's first nuclear plant will begin long-delayed pilot operations on Wednesday, the state atomic energy agency said. A...

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