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Iceland's fin whale hunt cancelled for 2016

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | February 29, 2016

No endangered fin whales will be hunted in Iceland this year. This is great news. Word from colleagues in Iceland, and now reports in both Icelandic and  English-language media  confirm that the planned hunt for fin whales will not...

Adorable Japanese couple devastated by Fukushima turn lives around with solar

Blog entry by Ai Kashiwagi | February 28, 2016

Mr and Mrs Okawara hold up a banner for “Solarise Fukushima”. For the past 30 years, Shin and Tatsuko Okawara spent their lives working as organic farmers. With their own organic farm, rural work was in their blood - tilling,...

Five years on and the Fukushima crisis is far from over

Blog entry by Shaun Burnie | February 26, 2016

Five years ago the Rainbow Warrior sailed along the Fukushima coast conducting radiation sampling. Now it's back, and has Japan's ex-Prime Minister on board. Greenpeace Ship Rainbow Warrior Sailing past the destroyed Fukushima...

ExxonMobil fights the future. The future is winning.

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 25, 2016

As the battle over climate change shifts from the court of public opinion to actual courts and securities regulators, Exxon’s long history of opposing action on climate change is casting a shadow over the company’s future. In...

Indigenous Peoples of northern Russia in the fight against Big Oil

Blog entry by Elena Sakirko and Konstantin Fomin | February 25, 2016

This month the fate of a Russian jewel will be decided in a small town in Western Siberia. The town is Beloyarsky and the jewel is the Numto nature preserve. The oil company Surgutneftegas already extracts oil from the park but now...

Volunteer Spotlight - Portrait d'un Bénévole: Rommel Bellosillo

Blog entry by jlevin | February 18, 2016

*** français à suivre *** Volunteer Name:  Rommel Bellosillo Location:  Toronto 1] How long have you been volunteering for Greenpeace and why did you choose Greenpeace at a place to offer you time and energy? It has...

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

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 10, 2016 1 comment

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...

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