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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...

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...

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