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Is there a future for Greenland without Arctic oil?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | March 17, 2014

For the past four years I've been visiting the beautiful country of Greenland, trying to prevent dangerous oil drilling that would cause havoc to the unique and fragile wildlife and nature here. But ever since I started working in...

Winter expedition into the Broadback Valley “Endangered Forest”

Blog entry by Greenpeace Canada | March 14, 2014

The Cree Nation of Waswanipi, with the support of a team from Greenpeace, organized a media expedition to the Cree ancestral lands in the Broadback Valley “Endangered Forest”. Joined by journalists from Agence France Presse (AFP), the...

21 groups petition AER to reject CNRL's second application at troubled Primrose...

Blog entry by mhudema | March 14, 2014

Today 21-groups, representing a range of interests, sent an open letter to Alberta's Energy Regulator (AER) demanding that they turn down CNRL's most recent application to begin high pressure steaming it's beleaguered Primrose tar...

Group Leadership 101: An on-line skill share for volunteers around the world!

Blog entry by atzaras | March 14, 2014

Our global network of Greenpeace volunteers is feeling closer and closer as technology draws us in, giving us news ways to connect and communicate.  Things move and change fast in this new world, and our potential is exhilarating. ...

Why trees need to stand together

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter is a Senior Scientist at the Gree | March 13, 2014

Tropical forests are home to more species than nearly any other ecosystem on the planet, but increasingly this biodiversity is threatened. When forest is cleared, there is a reduction in forest area, which affects biodiversity. There...

The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Neil Hamilton | March 12, 2014

Tonight I’ll sleep well, knowing that there is finally something happening within the international community about protecting the Arctic. It’s not going to change things overnight, but it’s very positive, and something that our...

Congratulations! You stood up to tar sands giant CNRL and you won!

Blog entry by mhudema | March 10, 2014 2 comments

We won! (for now) CNRL pulls it's re-steaming application. Nine months ago the first of four unstoppable spills was discovered at CNRL’s Primrose site near Cold Lake, Alberta. A few weeks ago, even though the spills are...

Who will stop the violence against Indigenous women in Canada?

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr | March 7, 2014

Tomorrow is International Women's Day. The world over there will be celebrations and parades, events and conferences honouring both women leaders and unsung heroines, and acknowledging the huge advances we've made for the rights of...

From Tree Tops to City Shops

Blog entry by Marla Wach, volunteer | March 6, 2014

I currently live in Toronto. About two and a half years ago I moved to Toronto from Thunder Bay, ON. Thunder Bay is beautiful. The night sky is more than breathtaking. If you think you know what a star looks like, wait until you get to...

Oil company wants to restart operations at site of unstoppable tar sands spill

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | March 6, 2014

One of Canada’s largest oil companies seems to be unaware of the basic rule we all learned in kindergarten: if you make a mess, you clean it up…. before making another one.  Act now to prevent CNRL from making a big tar sands...

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