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Greenpeace Responds

Blog entry by Bruce Cox | October 7, 2009 12 comments

Part 2 of a 2-Part Post, written by Bruce Cox, Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada.  Read Part 1 What gets lost in the flame wars on the comment boards of the Globe and Mail or the Calgary Herald is the reason we leave our...

Greenpeace: Why Civil Disobedience and Why Now

Blog entry by Bruce Cox | October 7, 2009 39 comments

Part 1 of a 2-Part Post , written by Bruce Cox, Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada. Read Part 2 Why in the world would a group of global citizens from Alberta to Berlin to Rio, drop everything and leave their comfy homes...

Canada FAIL on Kyoto Target

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | October 6, 2009 2 comments

Whoa!  We knew Canada was totally off-track in meeting our Kyoto commitments, but this infographic really brings home the magnitude of our FAIL.  Unchecked expansion of the Tar Sands is only going to make that circle bigger and bigger.

Prominent lawyer questions Stelmach's interference in judicial system

Feature story | October 5, 2009 at 17:00

Prominent Alberta lawyer Brian Beresh raised concerns today that Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach is unconstitutionally using his position as premier to exert political influence over the judicial system and undermine the right to fair trials for...

Greenpeace strikes again: Activists occupy Shell upgrader expansion site in Fort...

Feature story | October 2, 2009 at 17:00

Nineteen Greenpeace activists have struck again. This time they have scaled three stacks at Shell’s operation in Fort Saskatchewan to expose more of the climate crimes of the tar sands and send a Climate SOS to the world.

Good Greed

Blog entry by Phoebe Stephens | October 2, 2009

We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road –...

Significant failure in reporting tar sands greenhouse gas emissions

Feature story | October 1, 2009 at 17:00

The extent of greenhouse gas emissions from tar sands operations is much worse than reported due to the failure of oil companies and governments to account for emissions from forest destruction, according to new research by Global Forest Watch...

A Grizzly Discovery: Impact of the Salmon Collapse on West Coast Ecosystems

Blog entry by Sarah King | October 1, 2009 2 comments

Written by Jason Town..... Most have undoubtedly heard by now of the recent Fraser River Sockeye Salmon catastrophe, and its effect on the local economy of the First Nations and other commercial fishermen, as well as the sport and...

Greenpeace Banner on Athabasca River

Image | September 30, 2009 at 15:50

Greenpeace activists hold banner on Athabasca River in protest of Suncor operations, in the heart of the tar sands, north of Fort McMurray on Sept. 30, 2009.

Activists Occupy a Bitumen Conveyor Belt

Image | September 30, 2009 at 15:22

Greenpeace activists shut down two huge bitumen conveyor belts at the Suncor facility in the Canadian tar sands. Another team of activists deploy a 30 x 7 metre floating banner reading "Dying for Climate Leadership" on the Athabasca river between...

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