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Dead Zones: How Agricultural Fertilizers are Killing our Rivers, Lakes and Oceans

Feature story | July 7, 2008 at 17:00

Last year, many Canadians had their summer holiday at the lake interrupted by the appearance of toxic dead zones caused by hazardous algae blooms. In Western Canada, Lake Winnipeg experienced record algae pollution which has doubled in the last...

Gulf of Mexico

Page | July 8, 2008 at 9:55

The Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico (US) - By Henry Steinberg: First came Hurricane Katrina, taking their houses. Now the Dead Zone is taking their hope. The shrimpers on Grand Isle, Louisiana, are hit hardest by an environmental disaster that...

Greenpeace exposes ongoing contamination from Lac Megantic disaster

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | November 6, 2013

Scientific tests, released last night at a community meeting in Lac Megantic, prove that oil still permeates the soil and water downstream from the devastated community.  Greenpeace campaigner Patrick Bonin collecting samples...

Gulf of California

Page | July 8, 2008 at 9:55

They are less than a millimetre in size yet you can see them from space. Each November and April, with clockwork precision, small algae start to multiply by the billion, forming gargantuan algae blooms in the pristine waters of the Gulf of...

Opposition to Uranium Mining

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | July 8, 2008 5 comments

There’s been a media frenzy this week over Cameco’s purchase of 550 tonnes of uranium or “yellowcake” from Iraq. Aside from highlighting the link between nuclear power and the nuclear weapons proliferation, the import of Saddam’s...

Water pollution and textiles

Image gallery | June 12, 2011

The farmed salmon horror show- not for the faint of heart

Blog entry by Sarah King | November 3, 2011 1 comment

Mass murders, mutations, poisons and disease-ridden guts sound like the makings of a perfect Halloween thriller. Unfortunately, these are the consequences of Canada’s open net-pen salmon farming industry, and it's spooking the heck out...

EPA Declares Greenhouse Gases Endanger Public Health - What about Canada?

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | April 21, 2009

© Greenpeace / Vinai Dithajohn ?? Last Friday, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the US declared that there was "overwhelming" evidence that "greenhouse gases in the atmosphere endanger the public health and...

Welcome President Obama: Climate Leaders Don't Buy Tar Sands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | February 19, 2009

President Obama was extended a warm Canadian welcome yesterday morning when Greenpeace activists unveiled two large banners on the Alexandra Bridge in Ottawa that read Welcome President Obama and Climate Leaders Dont Buy Tar Sands. ...

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