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Saving the last Japanese dugongs

Blog entry by Karli Thomas, Oceans Campaigner at Greenpeace NZ | November 6, 2015

The home of the last few Japanese dugongs is about to be landfilled to make way for two airstrips - part of the expansion of a US military base on the island of Okinawa. But a movement nearly 18 years old is standing up to say NO.

Carte blanche for the nuclear industry endangers us all

Blog entry by Stephanie Woodward | November 5, 2015

This week, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is holding hearings on Ontario Power Generation’s request to extend their licensing period from the usual 2-5 years to 13 years for the aging Darlington nuclear power station. This...

4 Ways To Stop Indonesia's Forest Fires

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | November 4, 2015

A brief spell of  rainfall  in Indonesia has minimised the number of fire hotspots that have been broadcasting toxic smoke across the country… for now. Here are four ways to solve the stop the Indonesian forest fires once and for all. ...

People power is preventing the expansion of the tar sands

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | October 29, 2015 1 comment

People power beat Big Oil again this week when Shell announced that they were cancelling their Carmon Creek tar sands project .  Shell said the decision to cancel the project (and thus take a $2 billion hit to their bottom line) “...

Greenpeace and the Sisiutl: Cultural Appropriation and Reconciliation

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | October 27, 2015

A few months ago I had the privilege to watch an advance screening of the extraordinary documentary on Greenpeace’s early history , How to Save the World . Jerry Rothwell’s compelling film brings to life an important and formative...

Canadians say NO to genetically modified salmon

Blog entry by Sarah King, Senior oceans strategist | October 23, 2015

In late 2013, the federal government approved the commercial development of genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon in Prince Edward Island. The GM Atlantic salmon contains genetic material from Chinook salmon and an eel-like...

Inuit community takes Arctic drilling battle to Supreme Court of Canada

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic Campaigner | October 22, 2015 1 comment

“Supreme and total precedent” — that's what Clyde River's counsel said a favourable Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling could mean for Indigenous communities across Canada. It would uphold — at Canada’s highest court — Indigenous...

Shell No!

Blog entry by Paul Spong | October 20, 2015

SHELL NO!  SHELL NO!!  This is the refrain that was repeated like a mantra on the waterways and in the communities of the Pacific Northwest as Shell Oil’s unholy assault on the Arctic Ocean began in May, following US President...

We’ve changed the politics, now let’s stop climate change!

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr | October 20, 2015

Yesterday, the voices of voters from across Canada were heard loud and clear. After nearly a decade, Harper's rule is now behind us and we have a brand new opportunity to turn this country around. It's now time to say yes to a sunny...

Climate Leadership in Alberta Means Tackling the Tarsands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 15, 2015

“No more than one-third of proven reserves of fossil fuels can be consumed prior to 2050 if the world is to achieve the 2°C goal.” International Energy Agency Now that submissions to the Alberta government’s climate change...

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