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Greenpeace heads to Supreme Court to defend polluter pay principle

Blog entry by Priyanka Vittal, Greenpeace Canada Legal Counsel | February 14, 2018

Oil company polluters, not taxpayers and farmers, should bear responsibility for cleaning up the leftover toxic sites oil companies leave behind.   Tomorrow, Greenpeace Canada’s lawyer will defend the “polluter pays”...

For Valentine’s Day: the Antarctic’s most loving animals

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | February 13, 2018

The biggest hearts in the world are found in the Antarctic Ocean, so why not show them some love this Valentine’s Day? There’s always room for more love in the world – and today seemed like the perfect opportunity to spread a...

Tar Sands Pipeline ‘War of the Rosés’ fight missing wine and science

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | February 13, 2018

There’s been a lot written about last weeks ‘War of the rosés’ but one of the things that has been missed in that conversation is the science (or lack thereof) that preceded it all. Two years before Kinder Morgan was ever approved...

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.

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