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Federal Government Should Say 'No' to CANDU Exports to India

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 18, 2008 4 comments

Now that George Bu sh’s administration has succeeded in bypassing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is hoping to sell CANDU reactors to India. As AECL’s sole...

Tuna Overfishing Action at French Fisheries Ministry

Image | November 17, 2008 at 12:34

Greenpeace activists dump some 5 tonnes of dead bluefin tuna heads in front of the French Fisheries Ministry in Paris to protest the continual mismanagement of the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery that is leading to the...

Whaling fleet attempts to sneak out of port

Feature story | November 16, 2008 at 17:00

Our activists marked the departure of Japan's whaling fleet from the port of Innoshima with banners declaring "Whaling on Trial" and another in Japanese outlining the whaling operation's multi-million dollar drain on Japan's taxpayers. The fleet...

Stop the bluefin tuna massacre

Feature story | November 16, 2008 at 17:00

Canada plays a key role in protecting the bluefin tuna, but needs to take a stronger position at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) which opens today in Marrakech, says Greenpeace...

McGuinty breaks faith on protecting the Boreal Forest

Feature story | November 16, 2008 at 17:00

The Ontario government has approved a controversial logging plan that will destroy critical woodland caribou habitat and undermine key conservation commitments by Premier McGuinty, say Greenpeace and Earthroots. Every tree logged in the Ogoki...

Wind Power Blocked by Nuclear in Ontario

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 13, 2008

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is set to visit a wind farm in Port Alma this morning .  Premier McGuinty will undoubtedly tout his government’s strides to develop wind power.   What Premier McGuinty won’t mention, however, is the cap...

Canada's Biggest Environmental Groups Call for the Shut Down of Pickering B

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 12, 2008 3 comments

A coalition of Canada's biggest environmental groups today called on the McGuinty government to shut down the Pickering B nuclear station and replace it with green power.   Greenpeace, WWF, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Sierra Club...

Reports: Japanese government gives in, slashes whale quotas

Feature story | November 12, 2008 at 17:00

Good news for the whales comes in threes. And then you get a dollop of extra. Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan's biggest newspapers, reports there will be a 20 percent reduction in the number of whales targeted in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary...

Greenpeace Opens its First Permanent African Offices

Feature story | November 12, 2008 at 17:00

Today Greenpeace opened its first permanent offices in Africa with a new continental headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa and field offices in Kinchasa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Dakar, Senegal. Though campaigning in Africa for more...

French Nuclear Project Delayed

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 12, 2008

News out of France this morning should be a warning to Ontario's McGuinty government to drop its nuclear plans and go green.   AREVA has announced that the reactor its building at Flamanville in France has been delayed and won't...

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