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Podcast: Mining the ocean floor (yikes!) Is there shark in your face cream?

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | November 13, 2014 1 comment

One thing I’ve noticed about big environmental issues is they often sound so benign. Fracking? Sounds like something you do at a party with a bunch of pals. Clear cutting? Sounds like a bad haircut. Deep sea mining? Sounds like a...

35 Groups Petition Alberta Premier to Transition to Solar, Wind

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 7, 2014

Just yesterday, thirty-five groups, including landowners, First Nations and environmental organizations wrote to Alberta Premier Jim Prentice demanding the province start transitioning to renewables.  The letter comes just days...

Payback time for the big polluters?

Blog entry by Kristin Casper | November 6, 2014

The 500,000 people who marched for the climate in New York and other major cities in September have passed the torch to the people in the Philippines. The People's Climate Walk is a 40-day, 1000 km journey from Manila to ground zero in...

Inuit community battles Big Oil to save prime Narwhal habitat

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | November 6, 2014

The Canadian government and the National Energy Board have permitted a five year oil exploration project in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. These waters are in Canada’s Arctic – right off Clyde River’s coast and where 80-90 per cent of...

Resolute Forest Products "blocking" mill sale - Andrea Horwath

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | November 5, 2014

Ontario NDP leader Andra Horwath is accusing Resolute Forest Products of “blocking” the sale of its shuttered Fort Frances mill to Wisconsin-based Expera Specialty Solutions. Prior to its final closure this year, the troubled...

DFO still doesn't get what endangered or overfished means

Blog entry by Sarah King, oceans campaign coordinator | November 4, 2014

This week, the federal government informed the CBC that the western population of Atlantic bluefin tuna could support a moderate increase, suggesting that they may be pushing for an increase in quota this year. Since bluefin tuna is...

Building a solar future from the top of an oil derrick

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 4, 2014

Yesterday, 4 people including myself climbed the oil derrick that launched Western Canada’s oil boom over 60 years ago. We did it to send a very simple message: it’s time that we transitioned again this time away from dirty energy...

Alberta should become Canada’s leader in renewable energy

Feature story | November 3, 2014 at 11:30

The province of Alberta has everything it needs to become a leader in the development of renewable energy. It’s one of the sunniest and windiest places in Canada. It has a trained and educated work force. And, as one of the most climate polluting...

How solar power is getting cheaper quicker than the IPCC thought

Blog entry by Helle Abelvik-Lawson | October 31, 2014

The most recent IPCC report - that is being finalised this weekend - may already be out of date when it comes to the price of solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation, according to  analysis by the Fraunhofer Institute . The...

Starting my Greenpeace journey: Ice Ride 2014

Blog entry by Sara Prut | October 30, 2014

This September I kicked off my journey at Greenpeace as an intern with the Volunteer department and one of the first tasks I was assigned was co-organizing Greenpeace Toronto’s Ice Ride which took place on October 4th, 2014. Over 20...

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