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Nuclear Watchdog Lacks Teeth

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

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) just released its decision to give the ageing Pickering B nuclear station a five-year operational licence despite the significant safety concerns raised by Greenpeace at public hearings...

Company scores plummet in Greener Electronics Guide

Feature story | June 24, 2008 at 17:00

With expanded and tougher criteria on toxic chemicals, electronic waste and new criteria on climate change only Sony and Sony Ericsson score more than 5/10 in our latest Guide to Greener Electronics. Nintendo and Microsoft remain rooted to the...

A stop to logging in the Whiskey Jack Forest & victory for Grassy Narrows First...

Blog entry by Natalie | June 24, 2008 1 comment

We at Greenpeace welcome the June 4, 2008 decision by forest-products giant AbitibiBowater to end its logging operations in the traditional territory of the Grassy Narrows First Nation. We have been supporting the community in its...

Volunteers Step Up to the Gate at Kimberly-Clark Facility

Blog entry by Natalie | June 24, 2008 1 comment

On June 9, 2008 Greenpeace volunteers delivered a clear message to Kimberly-Clark, makers of Kleenex tissues: "Kleenex must stop wiping away ancient forests."  Three Greenpeace USA volunteers dragged chains, locks, and banners to the...

Clean Energy Potential Left Untapped

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 23, 2008

Last week the Canadian nuclear industry made a series of much-reported announcements on the possibility of building new reactors in Ontario and Saskatchewan. The nuclear industry’s public relations campaigns, unfortunately, often...

"Qualified support" for Liberal carbon tax

Feature story | June 19, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace has issued a statement offering qualified support for the carbon tax plan that Liberal leader Stéphane Dion has released. We welcomed the release of the Liberal carbon tax plan as a useful step towards reducing Canada’s greenhouse...

UPDATED - Outrage: Greenpeace whale meat scandal whistleblowers arrested in Japan

Feature story | June 19, 2008 at 17:00

Japanese police have arrested two Greenpeace activists for exposing a whale meat scandal involving the government-sponsored whaling programme. The two activists, Junichi Sato, 31, and Toru Suzuki, 41, are being investigated for allegedly stealing...

Tar Sands: destruction at its worst

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 19, 2008 3 comments

The Flow Must Go On Amid major flooding in the Midwest that marks a break from normal weather patterns , President Bush comes out in favor of offshore drilling. It's easy to make Bush an environmental straw man (sometimes I find...

Saskatchewan Beware

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 18, 2008 3 comments

A day after Ontario’s private nuclear operator Bruce Power was passed over for building new nuclear reactors at its site on Lake Huron, it announced that it will carry out a “feasibility study” on building new nuclear plants in...

Top Ten Reasons to Hate the Alberta Tar Sands

Blog entry by JessieS | June 17, 2008 5 comments

1. Residents of communities living downstream from tar sands operations are experiencing unusually high rates of rare cancers and auto-immune diseases. Dr. John O'Connor spoke out on the occurrance of rare cancer clusters in the...

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