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The World is Ready for a Strong Climate Treaty

Feature story | September 22, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace activists rappelled off of a Pittsburgh bridge with a massive banner displaying our message to G20 leaders gathering for tomorrow's summit. The banner takes the form of stylized "road sign" that warns of the political maneuvering and...

Creek Running Through Muskeg in Tar Sands

Image | September 20, 2009 at 15:58

Creeks and streams branching off of the Athabasca River run through the Boreal Forest in Northern Alberta mere kilometres away from the Tar Sands operations.

Great Global Climate Wake-Up Call

Blog entry by Phoebe Stephens | September 19, 2009 1 comment

Ring ring!  On Monday, September 21st leaders around the world are going to be hit with a serious wake-up call as Global Flashmobs spring to action at 12:18pm (local time) in a city or town near you.  The goal - to pressure our...

In-Situ Oil Mining

Image | September 18, 2009 at 16:38

In-Situ mining in the Tar Sands.

Tar Sands Were the Elephant in the Oval Office

Blog entry by Dave Martin | September 16, 2009 1 comment

Greenpeace activists have already made the point by occupying a Shell tar sands mine in Alberta that “climate leaders don’t buy tar sands”. Because Canada is America’s largest supplier of oil, the elephant in the Oval Office, when...

Greenpeace activist updates direct from the tar sands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | September 16, 2009 21 comments

*** From the Greenpeace Climate Rescue Weblog*** Update from Mike Hudema - Climate Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada - 7am local time It's a few hours before we enter the tar sands. The tar sands are the largest...

Climate Leaders Don't Buy Dirty Tar Sands Oil

Blog entry by Bruce Cox | September 16, 2009 3 comments

The sun is up in Fort McMurray and the activists that have been occupying Shell’s Albian Sands are awake and in good spirits. It is day two of the action that has shut down operations at the Albian Sands mine site – a small...

Toxic Waste in the Tar Sands

Image | September 15, 2009 at 16:34

The Alberta Tar Sands produce over 480 million gallons of toxic sludge every day, leaking dangerous chemicals into nearby soil and water.

Oil Refinery in the Alberta Tar Sands

Image | September 15, 2009 at 16:30

One of the many oil refineries in the Alberta Tar Sands, Canada's fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Deforestation in Alberta's Tar Sands Region

Image | September 15, 2009 at 16:27

Clear cutting and deforestation in the Alberta Tar Sands releases on average 8.7 megatonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere on a yearly basis. This is not accounted for in the government and industry's calculation of climate impacts from...

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