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Tar Sands to Blame for Canada's Shame

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 10, 2008

Poznan, Poland - There's no doubt that Alberta's tar sands are the reason that the Canadian government under Stephen Harper has refused to get serious about global warming. Canada continues to be widely criticized for its failure to...

McGuinty and Smitherman's Legacy - Radioactive Waste

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | December 9, 2008

Whatever civilization exists in North America a million years from now, it will still be dealing with Dalton McGuinty’s most long-lasting legacy – radioactive waste.  No matter what members of the McGuinty government or nuclear...

Greenpeace Canada executive director joins worldwide vigil to end Japanese whaling...

Feature story | December 9, 2008 at 15:37

Greenpeace Canada’s executive director presented himself at the Japanese embassy in Ottawa this morning in hopes of being arrested as a co-defendant to two activists, dubbed the “Tokyo Two,” facing 10 years in prison for exposing the embezzlement...

World on the Edge

Blog entry by Andrea Macdonald | December 6, 2008 1 comment

The Climate Rescue Centre in Poznan 2008 Yesterday I visited the Greenpeace Climate Rescue Station in Konin, almost two hours outside of Poznan, Poland, where the United Nations climate conference is talking place. The...

Canada’s Shame at UN Climate Conference

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 5, 2008 1 comment

Dave Martin at Fossil of the day Public interest groups from around the world at the United Nations climate change talks in Poznan, Poland, gave an unprecedented four “Fossil of the Day” awards to Canada on December 4, 2008, for...

Greenpeace pressures Ottawa on Tar Sands at UN Climate Conference

Feature story | December 5, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace is using its influence at the United Nations climate change conference in Poznan, Poland to marshal international support for its efforts to stop tar sands development and focus world attention on Canada’s refusal to make significant...

Narwhals become canaries of climate change?

Blog entry by Sarah King | December 4, 2008 3 comments

A study published earlier this year in the journal Ecological Applications identified the narwhal as the species the most vulnerable to climate change. Sadly, we saw evidence of this tragic vulnerability as hundreds of these mythical...

David Suzuki tells Smitherman 'No Nukes'

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | December 4, 2008

George Smitherman On Tuesday I attended a screening of the Suzuki Diaries , a special episode of the CBC's Nature of Things that follows David Suzuki and his daughter Sarika on a tour of renewable energy projects in Europe.  ...

French Reactor 20% Over Budget

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | December 3, 2008 1 comment

Nuclear advocates in Canada often cite France as the nuclear utopia to which we should aspire.   But not everything is well in paradise.  Électricité de France (EDF) announced today that the EPR reactor its building at Flamanville is...

We Are Solar Generation

Blog entry by contributor | December 2, 2008 1 comment

This is Andrea MacDonald, volunteer from Greenpeace Vancouver. Solar generation at Poznan 2008 I'm excited to be representing my country in the Greenpeace Solar Generation delegation at the United Nations Framework...

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