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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...

Quebec to Decide Fate of Nuclear Power this Year

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 15, 2008

The Montreal Gazette has an article in today’s paper discussing the future of Gentilly-2, Quebec’s only nuclear reactor. Gentilly-2 started operation in 1983 and like all CANDU reactors is undergoing pre-maturing ageing, and must be...

Young Boy with Paper Windmill

Image | June 12, 2008 at 12:30

A young boy holds a paper windmill during his visit to the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior. The Rainbow Warrior is in Iloilo as part of the "Quit Coal Tour" to promote renewable energy and discourage the use of coal.

Cost of Ontario's Nuclear Plan on the Rise

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 12, 2008

The shovels aren't even in the ground yet, but according to a story in today's Toronto Star Premier Dalton McGuinty is acknowledging that the cost of his multi-billion dollar nuclear plan is skyrocketing. Says the Premier: "It's...

Liberal Party puts corporations first on biofuels bill

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | May 27, 2008 2 comments

According to the Federal Liberals, we should forget the 100 million people worldwide who can’t afford to eat because food is diverted to agrofuel production.  Forget also our polar ice caps which will melt even faster as agrofuels...

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