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Canada and Australia: working together to thwart action on climate

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 10, 2014 2 comments

Just when I think the Canadian government can’t embarrass us anymore our Prime Minister opens his mouth again. Yesterday, Prime Minister Harper and Prime Minister Abbott from Australia spoke about climate change. (Please take all...

Five reasons the Arctic is officially AWESOME (ecologically and biologically speaking)

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | June 10, 2014

I often sit at my desk imagining that I am an alien. Bear with me. I am not totally insane. I just think it would be interesting to land on this little blue and green planet for the first time, and see the world that we so often take...

Pattison's Climate Double Standard: Chooses Denial Over Solutions

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 9, 2014 1 comment

A few years ago we tried to put up a billboard. The billboard said, “When there’s a huge solar spill. It’s just called a nice day. Green jobs, not more oil spills.” It wasn’t the raciest of billboards, in fact, some might call it...

Podcast: Gardening! How to do it without killing the planet

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | June 7, 2014

I was beginning to give up hope, then spring arrived. When I saw flowers budding I also saw gardeners everywhere. Clutching spades, yanking out the dead plants, raking madly. Let the planting begin!  I would not self describe as a...

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | June 6, 2014

Earlier this morning we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk. It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic...

It’s World Environment Day: Protect the Arctic

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | June 5, 2014

Today is World Environment Day, and to celebrate Greenpeace was in Ottawa this morning to deliver a message to Prime Minister Harper: protect the Arctic now! A recent poll of Canadians commissioned by Greenpeace found that 80% of...

"Ignoring boreal forests could speed up global warming"

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

An interesting article by Paul Sutherland popped up  on Mongabay yesterday , discussing a new report in  Conversation Letters  that global temperatures may start to increase even faster if more is not done to protect our boreal forests...

Arctic Sanctuary Cake Delivery

Image | June 5, 2014 at 12:30

Greenpeace volunteers baked a special cake and handed out slices to passers-by to celebrate World Environment Day in front of the Prime Minister's Office and Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Canada on June 5, 2014. They also hand delivered a petition...

Crime and little punishment: Alberta has long way to go to fix pipeline problems

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 4, 2014

Plains Midstream’s Rainbow pipeline spill was one of the largest spills in Alberta’s history. It lasted for over eight hours as Plains Midstream failed to diagnose the problem and attempted to restart their line three times, each time...

Enter the Greenpeace photo contest!

Blog entry by Katy O'Connor | June 4, 2014

ENTER NOW! Greenpeace Canada's desk calendar is an annual tradition, sent out to thousands of our supporters every year. The calendar is filled with photographs of our natural world, and the creatures we share our planet with. The...

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