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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...

Japan's whaling programme in disarray

Feature story | November 11, 2008 at 17:00

As the whaling fleet prepares to depart Japan, evidence is mounting of an industry in crisis, as new revelations of financial and image problems add to the woes of the scandal-plagued industry.

Climate Rescue Station launched against coal in Poland

Feature story | November 11, 2008 at 17:00

We have set up a Climate Rescue Station on the edge of a vast open pit coal mine in Konin, Poland. The Rescue Station is a four storey tall planet earth and will be used as a platform to tell the world that we can save the climate, but only if we...

Oil Pressure: the fight to stop the tar sands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 9, 2008 5 comments

Oil pressure What happens in Northern Alberta is no longer a provincial issue. Now the world is watching — the oilsands have gone global You either loved it or hated it last week when Maude Barlow, chairwoman of the...

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