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Over 65 thousand people urge the feds and ports to stop the trade in endangered fin...

Blog entry by Sarah King, oceans campaign coordinator | November 25, 2014 1 comment

Early this year, Greenpeace was tipped off that Canada was being used as a trade route for endangered fin whales . We learned that about a dozen containers of fin whale meat in Iceland’s commercial hunt had landed in the Port of...

Provincial cooperation on climate an antidote to TransCanada’s PR trickery

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | November 21, 2014 1 comment

Earlier this week, Greenpeace released a copy of TransCanada’s secret public relations plan to recruit supporters for the Energy East pipeline and play dirty tricks on their opponents by recruiting third parties to attack...

A global day of oceanic solidarity

Blog entry by Nina Thuellen, EU fisheries project coordinator | November 21, 2014

Exactly one year ago I was privileged to attended the congress of European fishers using fishing gear with a low impact on marine life, and their brand new association L.I.F.E. (Low Impact Fishers of Europe) was officially...

Podcast: Mining the ocean floor (yikes!) Is there shark in your face cream?

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | November 13, 2014 1 comment

One thing I’ve noticed about big environmental issues is they often sound so benign. Fracking? Sounds like something you do at a party with a bunch of pals. Clear cutting? Sounds like a bad haircut. Deep sea mining? Sounds like a...

35 Groups Petition Alberta Premier to Transition to Solar, Wind

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 7, 2014

Just yesterday, thirty-five groups, including landowners, First Nations and environmental organizations wrote to Alberta Premier Jim Prentice demanding the province start transitioning to renewables.  The letter comes just days...

Payback time for the big polluters?

Blog entry by Kristin Casper | November 6, 2014

The 500,000 people who marched for the climate in New York and other major cities in September have passed the torch to the people in the Philippines. The People's Climate Walk is a 40-day, 1000 km journey from Manila to ground zero in...

Inuit community battles Big Oil to save prime Narwhal habitat

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | November 6, 2014

The Canadian government and the National Energy Board have permitted a five year oil exploration project in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. These waters are in Canada’s Arctic – right off Clyde River’s coast and where 80-90 per cent of...

Resolute Forest Products "blocking" mill sale - Andrea Horwath

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | November 5, 2014

Ontario NDP leader Andra Horwath is accusing Resolute Forest Products of “blocking” the sale of its shuttered Fort Frances mill to Wisconsin-based Expera Specialty Solutions. Prior to its final closure this year, the troubled...

DFO still doesn't get what endangered or overfished means

Blog entry by Sarah King, oceans campaign coordinator | November 4, 2014

This week, the federal government informed the CBC that the western population of Atlantic bluefin tuna could support a moderate increase, suggesting that they may be pushing for an increase in quota this year. Since bluefin tuna is...

Building a solar future from the top of an oil derrick

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 4, 2014

Yesterday, 4 people including myself climbed the oil derrick that launched Western Canada’s oil boom over 60 years ago. We did it to send a very simple message: it’s time that we transitioned again this time away from dirty energy...

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