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New oil by rail expansion project may get same scrutiny as pipelines

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | January 25, 2016

From the time of Confederation, railroads have been a power unto themselves in Canada. That might explain why there has never been any kind of formal assessment of the wisdom of moving large quantities of oil by rail, even after...

Where Does Greenpeace Stand on Seal Hunting?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | January 21, 2016

Greenpeace is completely against the commercial hunting of seals for profit. We always will be. Late last year, I was interviewed about Greenpeace’s position on seal hunting by the American news channel MSNBC. I think it’s...

Axing the Broadback? Strong opposition to the logging industry at the COMEX public...

Blog entry by Nicolas Mainville | January 21, 2016

The Broadback Valley Endangered Forest is under threat from logging companies that wish to divide the southern region of this magnificent, pristine forest into three parts -- with the construction of two major access roads through this...

Climbing in Patagonia with PFC-free gear

Blog entry by David Bacci | January 15, 2016 1 comment

Greenpeace is campaigning for outdoor clothing brands to stop using persistent, toxic chemicals in the production of outdoor gear for nature lovers. Read more about the campaign and how you can support it here . This is a guest blog...

Hazardous Chemicals in Pristine Nature

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | January 13, 2016 1 comment

Who hasn't dreamt of being in the untouched wilderness of the Himalayas, the Andes or the Altai Mountains, hiking or climbing in these incredible natural landscapes? Nowhere else on earth is the snow purer or the water cleaner than in...

New Year's plastic resolution: 5 simple ways to help the ocean.

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | January 12, 2016

We are turning our oceans into plastic soup. It’s been estimated recently that about  EIGHT MILLION TONNES  of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. Plastic can be amazing. But when it’s reduced to disposable, throwaway...

Time to tear down the walls

Blog entry by Anne Jenson | January 8, 2016

It’s early morning, cloudy with a light breeze and we are on standby as a rescue team for any approaching refugee boats that might get into trouble. And then … we get the call! A boat has been spotted in a position east of ours.

Top Seven Wondrous Facts about the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | January 8, 2016

British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest:  Where one of the world’s largest remaining coastal temperate rainforests is also home to many, many First Nations, and which holds one of the richest and most wondrous ecosystems on Earth –...

Of twisty roads and fire monkeys in the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | January 1, 2016

Over the past few months I have been  writing about  the Great Bear Rainforest in terms of the campaign to finalize the Agreements - first announced in February 2006 to global acclaim by then-BC premier Gordon Campbell and the region’s...

2015: In Photos

Blog entry by miwilson | December 23, 2015

Looking back on an incredible year for the environmental movement, here are some of the best images captured for Greenpeace in Canada and around the world in 2015. Over 25000 citizens marched in Quebec City on April 11,...

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