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Bombshell report on oil contamination in Quebec raises red flags for oil export plans

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 10, 2016

In the days just prior to the Paris climate summit, the Quebec government quietly posted a devastating report on the ongoing ecological impacts from the oil spilt during the Lac Mégantic disaster. Entitled Train tragedy in...

Solar For All – Why support for small-scale renewables in Alberta makes better...

Blog entry by Emilia Kennedy | February 9, 2016

“ A reed before the wind lives on, while mighty oaks do fall.”   In the fable of the Oak and the Reeds, the many low-lying and pliable reeds appear to waver and be ruffled by the slightest breeze, compared to the mighty oak tree...

Overcoming the Impossible: Safeguarding the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | February 8, 2016

It’s Monday and I am standing in a room, waiting to speak at the media conference that announces the completion of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements – safeguarding an area of forest larger than Vancouver Island, bigger than...

Celebrating twenty years of campaigning to safeguard the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | February 1, 2016

At long last, today we celebrate the culmination of over twenty years of campaigning to safeguard the Great Bear Rainforest. We started with conflict in the mid-1990s: exposing to the world through blockades, protests, and...

Great Bear to the Boreal: 7 Ways to Shorten a Campaign for Forest Protection

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | January 29, 2016

We are getting much closer to the end of the long and winding road that has been the Great Bear Rainforest campaign. As I mentioned in a recent blog , along the way to completing the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements we have...

Hazardous chemicals found in outdoor gear

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | January 26, 2016

In September, we asked major outdoor brands if they use PFCs to make their products. Most brands had to admit that they do use PFCs. But they didn’t tell us which products they were in.  So Greenpeace asked supporters which...

New oil by rail expansion project may get same scrutiny as pipelines

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | January 25, 2016

From the time of Confederation, railroads have been a power unto themselves in Canada. That might explain why there has never been any kind of formal assessment of the wisdom of moving large quantities of oil by rail, even after...

Notley, Wynne and The short-sightedness of pipelines:

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | January 25, 2016

Last week, the Montreal Metropolitan Community (MMC) came out and stated its unanimous opposition to the Energy East tarsands pipeline . The MMC’s denial was on behalf of 82 municipalities, including Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, and 79...

New oil by rail expansion project may get same scrutiny as pipelines

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | January 25, 2016

From the time of Confederation, railroads have been a power unto themselves in Canada. That might explain why there has never been any kind of formal assessment of the wisdom of moving large quantities of oil by rail, even after...

Where Does Greenpeace Stand on Seal Hunting?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | January 21, 2016

Greenpeace is completely against the commercial hunting of seals for profit. We always will be. Late last year, I was interviewed about Greenpeace’s position on seal hunting by the American news channel MSNBC. I think it’s...

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