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Report documents growing evidence of GE contamination of traditional crops

Feature story | February 27, 2008 at 17:00

An international report on GE crop contamination has shown multinational companies such as Bayer and Monsanto are turning a blind eye to cases of GE contamination on a global scale, and British Columbians are paying the price with their health.

Parliament hears why agrifuels don't work

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | February 26, 2008

The Canadian wants gasoline to contain 5% ethanol by 2010.  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) has already had warned that the agricultural fuels like corn ethanol are contributing to world hunger for millions of people...

Runaway GE: just “think of a railroad train”, Dow AgroScience claims

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | February 25, 2008

I am not surprised to hear GE being compared to a runaway freight train.  But today’s comments come from Dow AgroScience representative, Garry Hamlin, not from Greenpeace.  Explaining how an unauthorized variety of genetically...

Nuclear Standing in Way of Renewable Jobs

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | February 25, 2008 1 comment

The Canadian nuclear lobby – under the name of Team Candu – is holding a press conference this morning at Queen’s Park in Toronto “to confirm CANDU as the best choice for Ontario's next nuclear power plants.” You could say that this...

Greenpeace helps make real change right now in the Great Bear Rainforest

Feature story | February 22, 2008 at 17:00

In February of 2006, British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell and First Nations announced the Great Bear Rainforest agreements - a historic conservation plan for the Great Bear Rainforest, to take full effect in March of 2009. Today, the...

Where does all the e-waste go?

Feature story | February 20, 2008 at 17:00

Do you know what happens when you throw out your old electronic gadgets? Probably not, but considering they contain both toxic chemicals and valuable metals you'd think someone would know? Unfortunately our new report 'Toxic Tech: Not in Our...

Canada- the bull in biosafety laboratory

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | February 19, 2008

Once again, Canada butts heads with scientific fact.  The Canadian government wants to block an international consensus that could lead to a sustainable policy on the use of agrifuels.  Such an agreement could limit the ability of...

Green Grids Needed for Green Power

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | February 18, 2008

There’s an article worth reading in today’s Toronto Star on how Ontario’s transmission grid is standing in the way of fully developing green energy in the province. Public debate on energy tends to focus on the choice between energy...

Footage of wreckage in Robson Bight released

Feature story | February 17, 2008 at 17:00

The footage from the underwater investigation conducted in early December in Robson Bight Ecological Reserve has been released by the B.C. Ministry of the Environment and shows the sunken vehicles intact and standing upright on the seafloor.

Government steps to halt algae blooms don’t come soon enough

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | February 15, 2008

Canada will finally close a 40 year old legal loophole that allows environmentally damaging phosphates in household cleaning detergents, according to an announcement by Environment Minister, John Baird.  Baird announced today he will...

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