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Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, keepers of the lands and water

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | May 20, 2014

Two weeks ago, First Nations stood up for Canada’s coastal waters and lands in a courageous manner.  The Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the “People of the Inlet”, launched a legal challenge of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) review of the...

Canadian Chamber of Commerce launches US-style pro-oil astroturf group

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 19, 2014

Canada is finally getting its own U.S.-style pro-oil astroturf group, courtesy of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. In a rookie mistake, however, when you download the materials as instructed by your friendly local Chamber of Commerce...

Greenpeace urges Statoil to become a new kind of energy company

Blog entry by Martin Norman | May 14, 2014

Tonight is the Annual General Meeting in oil company Statoil, and, thanks to Greenpeace, they have the chance to take an important first step towards becoming a greener, more sustainable company. Deciding Statoil's future...

First hand account of the activists’ arrest in Mahan

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | May 9, 2014 1 comment

I asked them why were they here, at this hour? They said, "You will find out soon." We woke-up to the sound of loud knocking on our door. It took us a few minutes to realize what was happening. It was around 12.00 at night. Ten...

Shipment of whale meat from Iceland arrives in Japan

Blog entry by Junichi Sato, Executive Director, Greenpeace Japan | May 8, 2014

We had a strange visitor to Japan yesterday, the Alma, a refrigerated cargo vessel which has sailed all the way from Iceland carrying 2,000 tons of fin whale meat, valued at over 13 million US dollars. It sailed around the tip of...

The opposite of sleight of hand

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | May 7, 2014

Wikipedia says that sleight of hand is the set of techniques used by a magician to manipulate objects secretly. The word sleight comes from the Old Norse language meaning cleverness, cunning, slyness.  Well, despite being a ‘have’...

May 10th is National Day of Action for Climate Protection

Blog entry by Aspa Tzaras | May 7, 2014

Individuals and groups across Canada are stepping up, reaching out and organizing to DEFEND communities from pipelines, and dirty energy projects.  The health of our land, air and water continues to be at risk as major pipeline...

The Guardian Tree's journey to protect the Boreal Forest

Blog entry by Ioana Cotutiu | May 6, 2014

Art is essential in any society and its value is not purely aesthetic. Many important social changes have been accompanied by innovations and even revolutions in the artistic world. Throughout history, artists have produced artwork...

Listen to our podcast: Green choices when renovating. LEED buildings deconstructed...

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | May 6, 2014

Approaching a serious subject with a lighter heart. That's the goal of the Greenpeace Canada podcast. Can't be done? Listen to this month's episode and see if we succeed. And if you like it and want to subscribe (yes please!) go to...

Greenpeace supports Ontario move to allow six storey wood buildings

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

The government of Ontario is proposing to amend the province’s building code to permit the construction of up to six storey wood-frame buildings . Greenpeace Canada supports this sensible step to stimulate a stable and diversified...

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