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G20 Pittsburgh - Here We Come!

Blog entry by Phoebe Stephens | September 25, 2009

Tuvalu is going 100% renewable and the Maldives are aiming for carbon neutrality so what goals are the big players setting? The United Nations (UN) Summit on Climate Change took place in New York September 22, right before the 64th...

Subdivisions to House Oil Workers in Fort McMurray

Image | September 24, 2009 at 16:10

Large subdivisions were built in Fort McMurray to house oil workers of the Tar Sands and Refineries.

Suncor Oil Refinery

Image | September 24, 2009 at 16:07

The Suncor Refinery outside of Fort McMurray with the Syncrude Refinery visible in the background.

Strip Mine Fort McMurray

Image | September 24, 2009 at 16:02

Conveyor belts and dump trucks are used to transport the crude Bitumen from the mine site back to the refineries, where it is processed into synthetic oil.

Climate Defender: Sharon Howarth

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | September 23, 2009 2 comments

Guest post from Climate Defender Sharon Howarth I consider myself a politically active person, always working on social and environmental issues close to my heart.  For the last few years I’ve grown more and more concerned...

United Nations Climate Summit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Blog entry by Dave Martin | September 22, 2009 2 comments

Tuesday September 22 was the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit in New York. It was not meant to be a negotiating session – more of a pep rally for the big show that will unfold in Copenhagen December 7-18, 2009. There are two more...

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.

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