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Alberta government's $4B Climate Sham

Blog entry by JessieS | July 15, 2008 4 comments

The Alberta government has a new billion dollar plan all right, but it’s not a climate change plan, it’s a PR plan to attempt to distract Albertans from the real issues facing us today- the main one being the Alberta tar sands. The...

July 2008

Image | July 14, 2008 at 17:50

Greenpeace applauds promise by the Ontario government to protect at least 22.5 million hectares of boreal wilderness in the far north. We warn that the southern boreal forest remains unprotected, and woodland caribous herds continue to suffer.

Activists released; time to investigate whaling fleet corruption

Feature story | July 14, 2008 at 17:00

The two Greenpeace Japan activists, arrested and charged for intercepting a box of whale meat illegally smuggled off the Japanese whaling fleet, have been released on bail, after 26 days in custody.

Activists charged for exposing whale meat scandal

Feature story | July 10, 2008 at 17:00

Our Japanese activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki were charged with theft and trespass today by the prosecutor in Aomori after they exposed a major scandal around the embezzlement of whale meat from the Japanese government-sponsored Southern...

Safe to go in the water?

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | July 9, 2008 2 comments

Once again, toxic algae blooms are causing havoc of Canadian waterways. A new Greenpeace report finds that agriculture is largely to blame. Pollution from livestock farms and excess use of fertilizers are the big contributers. Read...

Opposition to Uranium Mining

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | July 8, 2008 5 comments

There’s been a media frenzy this week over Cameco’s purchase of 550 tonnes of uranium or “yellowcake” from Iraq. Aside from highlighting the link between nuclear power and the nuclear weapons proliferation, the import of Saddam’s...

Dead Zones: How Agricultural Fertilizers are Killing our Rivers, Lakes and Oceans

Feature story | July 7, 2008 at 17:00

Last year, many Canadians had their summer holiday at the lake interrupted by the appearance of toxic dead zones caused by hazardous algae blooms. In Western Canada, Lake Winnipeg experienced record algae pollution which has doubled in the last...

Mediterranean pirates busted by Greenpeace

Feature story | July 6, 2008 at 17:00

Activists aboard our ship Arctic Sunrise confronted an illegal vessel, the Luna Rossa, fishing with a driftnet this morning in international waters west of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. The Luna Rossa’s crew immediately cut the net and fled...

Percy Schmeiser in BC

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | July 3, 2008 3 comments

The Saskatchewan farmer who took on Monsanto is coming to BC to carry on his fight against genetically engineered foods. Greenpeace and the Society for a Genetically Engineered (GE) Free BC are kicking off a province-wide speaking tour...

Dead Bluefin Tuna

Image | July 3, 2008 at 12:38

Dead bluefin tuna in a transfer cage. The cage, being towed behind an Italian trawler, moves at 1 knot and transfers captured fish from fishing vessel to a fattening cage in Tunisian waters. Several fish die en route.

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