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#NutellaGate and the trade in deforestation

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | June 23, 2015

By now you may have heard of  #NutellaGate . Yesterday, the French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal urged people concerned about global warming and deforestation to  stop eating Nutella  because the famous chocolate and hazelnut...

We won! United Nations decide to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | June 22, 2015 1 comment

Only a few days ago - June 19th  -  the United Nations General Assembly formally decided to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement, endorsing the breakthrough outcome of the UN biodiversity working group meeting in January. ...

I'm Standing Between Shell and the Arctic. Join Me.

Blog entry by Audrey Siegl | June 17, 2015

Earlier today, I went face-to-face with Shell's Arctic Drilling Rig the “Polar Pioneer”. It is terrifying. But there are moments in life when, despite your fear, you must act. I chose to stand face-to-face with this massive machine...

Why it’s not too Late to say #ShellNo and Toast the Coast

Blog entry by Jesse Firempong | June 16, 2015

Jane Fonda delivered a powerful speech she penned herself on the need to end extreme oil to save the planet and create a liveable future for future generations to thousands of people Saturday, June 13th at Jericho Beach, Vancouver. ...

Kwakwaka’wakw & Greenpeace: An Inevitable Alliance

Blog entry by Julia McIntyre-Smith with Eduardo Sousa | June 12, 2015

Indigenous peoples are bound to the land; a connection created when our ancestors first walked the earth has been passed down from generation to generation. The desire to protect Mother Earth is innate within many indigenous peoples-...

Activists needed: no superpowers required

Blog entry by Stephanie Hulse | June 11, 2015

I always wanted to be an activist, but wasn't really sure how to make it happen.  Now I have to pinch myself as I look around the Greenpeace Toronto office, taking in the walls covered with maps, photographs of wildlife, banners and...

Top scientists want tar sands development stopped

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | June 10, 2015

Today more than 100 prominent scientists from across North America, including climate scientists, economists, geophysicists, and biologists, released a consensus statement entitled “ Ten Reasons for a Moratorium ” that shows why Canada...

Shell receives “Dare to Destroy Award” for Arctic drilling plans

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | June 9, 2015

By now you’ve probably heard about the growing threat that climate change and oil drilling poses to the Arctic and our planet. But equally as important, have you heard of the 7 million+ strong movement of people power standing up to...

Podcast: Why a Chinese air pollution video went viral. Who are climate canaries?

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | June 9, 2015

Everyone who’s ever made a video, dreams of it being seen by millions. Only a magical few hit the right mix of topic, timing and skill. This spring a video came out about air pollution in China that had that mix. “ Under the Dome ,”...

Who's to blame? Time to pull out the mirror Resolute

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | June 9, 2015

Resolute Forest Product ’s  announced today the temporary closure of two paper machines at its Dolbeau and Alma paper mills in Quebec. The company management chose to blame Greenpeace for these closures. I think that is...

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