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Climate change missing from federal budget

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 12, 2014

The words “climate change” never appear in yesterday’s 427-page federal budget . The costs of climate change are there, albeit unacknowledged as connected to global warming. On page 228, the government notes it will spend “$2.8...

Bill 83 to protect free speech “a priority” for Kathleen Wynne

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | February 11, 2014

With the Ontario legislature set to get back to work in one week, not long after Valentine’s day, Premier Kathleen Wynne showed some love for Bill 83 on Reddit today, describing the key free speech legislation as “a priority” of her...

Attacks on sharks to prevent shark attacks?

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 10, 2014

By now, many of you have probably read about the shark cull in Australia. The news that sharks are being killed needlessly is even more concerning than usual given the latest analysis conducted by the International Union for...

Greenpeace Canada podcast; Dima, the disguise and the photos of the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | February 8, 2014

How can trying to preserve the Arctic result in the possibility of 7 years in prison? In September 2013 that's exactly what happened to the so-called Arctic 30; activists, employees and two freelance journalists in the Arctic, in...

APP's forest conservation commitments, one year on

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | February 7, 2014

The 5 February 2014 marked one year since Asia Pulp & Paper committed to end its role in forest destruction.  It placed an immediate halt to all forest clearance and began the road to reformation, under the watchful eyes of...

Is the Alberta government’s ‘Tar Sands is King’ attitude silencing doctors?

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | February 7, 2014

When we get sick, when we experience symptoms that we’ve never seen before, we rely on doctors to tell us what’s wrong. We rely on their knowledge and training to diagnose our symptoms and tell us how to get better.  When Peace...

Parents beware: Big oil wants your kids

Blog entry by Diego Creimer, communications officer | February 5, 2014 3 comments

Image: D. Gordon E. Robertson / Wikimedia Commons Last weekend, my partner and I decided to take our two kids to the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. It was not our first time there and I knew we were going to see...

Tar sands communities flee homes to escape emissions, panel told

Blog entry by mhudema | February 4, 2014

As the Alberta government was celebrating the State Department analysis into the effects of the KeystoneXL tar sands pipeline, several Peace River residents were at a  hearing talking about the tar sands emissions  that they've been...

Shell's Arctic albatross

Blog entry by James Turner | January 30, 2014

'God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends, that plague thee thus! Why look'st thou so?' 'With my cross-bow I shot the Albatross.' Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798 A little over ten...

Top 10 stories of courage you should hear before you die!

Blog entry by Ryna Olonan | January 29, 2014

On September 19 th , 2013, 28 activists and 2 freelance journalists - including Canadians Paul Ruzycki and Alexandre Paul - were illegally detained by Russian forces on board the Arctic Sunrise.  And after months languishing in a...

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