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  • A boat that pulls plastic out of the ocean? cool

    Blogpost by Mary Ambrose - January 20, 2014 at 17:29


    Plastic trash in the ocean is a serious concern. By 2020 there will be an estimated 230 million tons of plastic in the ocean, most of it inside gyres like the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch". We recently spoke with a filmmaker on our podcast who paint... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Matriarch "Walked in the Light"

    Blogpost by Barbara Stowe - January 17, 2014 at 11:15

    Marie Bohlen, a founding member of Greenpeace and consummate artist known for her nature illustrations, died January 5th at age 89, passing away peacefully at her home in Courtenay, B.C.

    Marie will also be remembered for her life as a member of the... Read more >

  • The Importance of Being a Big Tree

    Blogpost by Dr. Janet Cotter - January 17, 2014 at 9:52

    We know that forests are biodiversity-rich, and we know they provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as regulating water flows and influencing weather patterns. One ecosystem service often discussed these days is the role of forests in help... Read more >

  • 10 reasons why Neil Young is right about the Tarsands:

    Blogpost by mhudema - January 16, 2014 at 12:16

    To say that rock legend Neil Young has been making waves on his ACFN ‘Honour the Treaties’ tour would be an understatement. His comments about the horrors of the tar sands have made front-page headlines, set social media ablaze, and have brought out m... Read more >

  • Neil Young and Petropolis

    Blogpost by Laura Severinac - January 15, 2014 at 16:38

    Canadian musician Neil Young has created a media storm around his Canadian tour to help defend First Nation land against the unbridled expansion of the tar sands. Called 'Honor the Treaties', all profits of the four-city tour will benefit the legal de... Read more >

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