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"Qualified support" for Liberal carbon tax

Feature story | June 19, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace has issued a statement offering qualified support for the carbon tax plan that Liberal leader Stéphane Dion has released. We welcomed the release of the Liberal carbon tax plan as a useful step towards reducing Canada’s greenhouse...

UPDATED - Outrage: Greenpeace whale meat scandal whistleblowers arrested in Japan

Feature story | June 19, 2008 at 17:00

Japanese police have arrested two Greenpeace activists for exposing a whale meat scandal involving the government-sponsored whaling programme. The two activists, Junichi Sato, 31, and Toru Suzuki, 41, are being investigated for allegedly stealing...

Tar Sands: destruction at its worst

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 19, 2008 3 comments

The Flow Must Go On Amid major flooding in the Midwest that marks a break from normal weather patterns , President Bush comes out in favor of offshore drilling. It's easy to make Bush an environmental straw man (sometimes I find...

Saskatchewan Beware

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 18, 2008 3 comments

A day after Ontario’s private nuclear operator Bruce Power was passed over for building new nuclear reactors at its site on Lake Huron, it announced that it will carry out a “feasibility study” on building new nuclear plants in...

Top Ten Reasons to Hate the Alberta Tar Sands

Blog entry by JessieS | June 17, 2008 5 comments

1. Residents of communities living downstream from tar sands operations are experiencing unusually high rates of rare cancers and auto-immune diseases. Dr. John O'Connor spoke out on the occurrance of rare cancer clusters in the...

McGuinty Government Ignores Nuclear Costs

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 17, 2008 2 comments

The Ontario government continues steer clear of acknowledging that the rising cost of new nuclear plants puts its $ 40 billion nuclear plan in doubt. The Globe and Mail’s Murray Campbell notes in his column today the Ontario Power...

Kleercut Greets Kleenex

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | June 16, 2008

Greenpeace teams up with the Natural Resources Defense Council to step up the campaign against Kleenex-owner Kimberly-Clark, which still purchases pulp for its disposable products from destructive logging operations in North America’s...

Out of Stock: The report

Feature story | June 16, 2008 at 17:00

Today, Greenpeace issued a new report “Out of Stock: Supermarkets and the Future of Seafood,” that documents the severe threat to the sustainability of seafood. In the report, Greenpeace urges Canadian supermarkets to shoulder their share of the...

Nuclear Announcement a Dangerous Distraction

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 16, 2008

The Ontario government just announced it has selected Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Darlington site for the construction of a new nuclear plant. Today’s announcement will do nothing to fill Ontario’s looming electricity gap or...

History Lesson on the Darlington Nuclear Station

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 16, 2008 1 comment

The McGuinty government wants to build new nuclear reactors at the Darlington site east of Toronto . The government claims that new reactors will come online on time and on budget. National Post columnist Lawrence Solomon reminds us...

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