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Canada's climate plan is dishonest, says Greenpeace

Feature story | November 23, 2008 at 17:00

Canada's federal and Alberta provincialgovernments ignored the findings of a joint task force and deceived thepublic when they committed $2.5 billion to carbon capture and storage (CCS)technology, suggests a briefing note to the report obtained...

Smitherman Sticks to his Nukes and Shuns Green Power

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 22, 2008 1 comment

The Globe and Mail’s M urra Globe and Mail’s M urra Globe and Mail’s M urra y Campbell called on Energy Minister George Smitherman today to explain why he’s unquestioningly sticking to his multi-billion dollar nuclear...

RONA a ‘leader in forest sustainability’ with new procurement policy, says Greenpeace

Feature story | November 20, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace congratulated the leadership of RONA (TSX:RON) in instituting a new progressive policy that will help conserve Canada's forests. The home improvement chain has announced adoption of their first procurement policy for wood products and...

Harper Backs Nuclear in Throne Speech

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 19, 2008

The Harper government backed nuclear power in today's Throne Speech under the guise of climate protection.  Like most of the Harper goverment's so-called climate programs, the government's nuclear commitment is in fact a dangerous...

Greenpeace activists show Loblaw how to remove Redlist species from their...

Feature story | November 19, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace activists took Loblaw by surprise today across the country by removing Redlist seafood species from the shelves and placing them in shopping carts draped with posters reading “Caught red-handed selling redlist fish.”

The Nuclear Industry's Radioactive Legacy

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 19, 2008

While the nuclear lobby likes to portray itself as clean source of energy, Port Hope reveals the dirty side of nuclear power. The nuclear industry has been in Port Hope Ontario for 70 years and its environmental impacts continue to...

Group Calls for Public Debate on Nuclear at Nanticoke

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 18, 2008 1 comment

A citizens group on Lake Erie is fighting back against Bruce Power’s push to build a nuclear power plant in their community.   Their complaint? No one – including their elected officials - asked if they wanted a nuclear plant in their...

Harper, Obama, and the Tar Sands

Blog entry by Dave Martin | November 17, 2008 8 comments

Suncor tar sands facility in Fort McMurray Sadly, there is some truth in the claim by Canada’s new environment minister Jim Prentice that the climate change policies of Stephen Harper and Barack Obama are similar.     The...

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...

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