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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.

186K and strong and counting: Global protest over arrest of Japanese whale activists

Blog entry by Michael | July 1, 2008 1 comment

Across the globe yesterday, Greenpeace peacefully protested the arrest and ongoing detainment of two Japanese whale activists. The protests took place in front of Japanese embassies the world over and included the delivery of more that...

Global protest over arrest of Japanese whale activists

Feature story | June 29, 2008 at 17:00

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Nuclear Plan Stopping Renewables in Ontario

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 27, 2008 2 comments

International experts gathered at the World Wind Energy Conference in Kingston this week have criticized the McGuinty government's multi-billion dollar construction boom , saying its getting in way of developing renewable energy. ...

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