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Trudeau’s Keystone XL memos ignore climate change, Indigenous rights

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 9, 2018

A big part of Justin Trudeau’s political success is his ability to let his audience project onto him what they want to see. You want climate action: Liberals fully support the Paris climate agreement aiming to keep warming well...

Here's how 2018 got off to a good start

Blog entry by Sarah Wilbore | February 2, 2018

We’re one month into 2018, and already we have good news from around the world and here in Canada to share with you. We discovered a new bird species in Indonesia The Rote myzomela (Myzomela irianawidodoae) belongs to the...

BC finds Kinder Morgan’s Achilles Heel

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 1, 2018

The provincial government in British Columbia threw another wrench in Kinder Morgan’s plans to build a new tar sands pipeline this week. On Tuesday, it announced proposed new regulations to govern spills from pipelines that include a...

Diving to the Antarctic sea floor is a scientist’s dream come true

Blog entry by Dr Susanne Lockhart | January 29, 2018

Most people would be surprised about how many species of cold-water corals and amazing sponges you’d find on the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean. Even as the scientist who has identified three quarters of the registered seafloor...

Keeping warm in the Boreal Forest

Blog entry by Philippa Duchastel de Montrouge | January 26, 2018

If there’s one thing you don’t want, it’s to freeze your fingers off in the Boreal Forest. At minus 37, that’s not always easy. Equipped with what I thought were appropriate winter boots and warm gloves for my trip to the...

Do ocean sanctuaries really work?

Blog entry by Greenpeace Canada | January 25, 2018

Our oceans are massive and unlike most places on land, they don’t really have borders. Animals, water (and sadly now plastic) all move freely across the globe. So it begs the question: does creating a protected area really work?   ...

The Last Man Standing

Blog entry by Philippa Duchastel de Montrouge | January 25, 2018

Imagine the 8 hours you spend at work, in school, or scrolling through Facebook. Now imagine spending those 8 hours on a skidoo at -37 degrees (and more like -50 with wind chill factor), riding through the dark forest on a bumpy road.

Behind the Scenes: Visiting the Cree Nation of Waswanipi during the polar vortex

Blog entry by Philippa Duchastel de Montrouge | January 23, 2018

January 3, 2018. New year, new adventure. And what better (do I mean colder?) time to visit the Boreal Forest. As a forest campaigner, friends often ask me: what is it that you do exactly? Are you one of those people...

Antarctic’s Top Penguin

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | January 20, 2018

Not every penguin is up to the challenge of living in the Antarctic, but those that do are a special sort of awesome. Remember, they don’t have the luxury of being able to fly away again if the weather turns bad. In honour of...

March of the penguins

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | January 15, 2018

This morning, people around the world are waking up to pictures of penguin sightings across the globe. The penguins have been spotted travelling on trains, arriving at international airports and at iconic landmarks. From Sydney to...

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