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New Year's plastic resolution: 5 simple ways to help the ocean.

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | January 12, 2016

We are turning our oceans into plastic soup. It’s been estimated recently that about  EIGHT MILLION TONNES  of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. Plastic can be amazing. But when it’s reduced to disposable, throwaway...

Time to tear down the walls

Blog entry by Anne Jenson | January 8, 2016

It’s early morning, cloudy with a light breeze and we are on standby as a rescue team for any approaching refugee boats that might get into trouble. And then … we get the call! A boat has been spotted in a position east of ours.

Top Seven Wondrous Facts about the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | January 8, 2016

British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest:  Where one of the world’s largest remaining coastal temperate rainforests is also home to many, many First Nations, and which holds one of the richest and most wondrous ecosystems on Earth –...

Of twisty roads and fire monkeys in the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | January 1, 2016

Over the past few months I have been  writing about  the Great Bear Rainforest in terms of the campaign to finalize the Agreements - first announced in February 2006 to global acclaim by then-BC premier Gordon Campbell and the region’s...

2015: In Photos

Blog entry by miwilson | December 23, 2015

Looking back on an incredible year for the environmental movement, here are some of the best images captured for Greenpeace in Canada and around the world in 2015. Over 25000 citizens marched in Quebec City on April 11,...

Protecting Intact Forests & FSC’s Motion 65: Getting the Facts Straight

Blog entry by Forests | December 15, 2015

The term Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) is well recognized in scientific literature and certification standard s, and within the supply chain and in the policies of major forest product companies. IFLs are defined as unbroken...

#COP21: shows end of fossil fuels is near, let's speed its coming.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | December 12, 2015

The road to justice is a long one. I wish it weren’t so but as the dust settles on COP21 we know that while historic steps have been taken, the demands of justice are still unfulfilled. On the one hand, we now have a truly global...

Roaring for Indigenous Rights

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | December 9, 2015

It’s not every day that you see a polar bear as big as a bus -- but that’s exactly what Greenpeace brought into the Paris climate talks today to help send a very important message. The bear – named Aurora - last appeared in...

The tar sands now have their ceiling, we need to bring it down.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | December 5, 2015

The night of Alberta's historic announcement of a 100 MT cap on tar sands emissions, I breathed a sigh of relief - the days of the endless expansion of the tar sands were over. The tar sands finally had their limit. The next morning...

Voices of the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | December 3, 2015

Well into the 1990s the Great Bear Rainforest was largely open to industrial logging. A tug of war began between logging and non-logging visions for the region. While many feared the loss of ancient trees and endangered species and...

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