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One amazing week in the fight against the tar sands.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 27, 2014 3 comments

Updated: In the fight against the tar sands there are good weeks and bad weeks and then there are weeks like this one where you can’t help but feel that we might just win. This week on both sides of the country tar sands pipeline...

Fire the Spin Doctors: Energy East pipeline can''t pass the climate test

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | November 26, 2014

TransCanada, the company that wants to build the Energy East pipeline from Alberta to New Brunswick, just fired their public relations firm after Greenpeace leaked their secret public relations strategy that included recruiting third...

Help Best Buy get out of ancient forests

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | November 26, 2014 2 comments

Today Greenpeace released a report exposing Best Buy, the giant electronics retailer, for fueling destruction in Canada’s Boreal Forest. Our report reveals the company is sourcing an incredible 100 million pounds of paper every...

From Burnaby Mountain to our homelands in the Tar Sands

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan-Massimo | November 26, 2014 2 comments

I’ve been spending a lot of time up on Burnaby Mountain, just outside Vancouver, where 89 people have been arrested as part of the growing grassroots opposition to a tar sands pipeline. It is inspiring to see the Coast Salish peoples...

Over 65 thousand people urge the feds and ports to stop the trade in endangered fin...

Blog entry by Sarah King, oceans campaign coordinator | November 25, 2014 1 comment

Early this year, Greenpeace was tipped off that Canada was being used as a trade route for endangered fin whales . We learned that about a dozen containers of fin whale meat in Iceland’s commercial hunt had landed in the Port of...

Provincial cooperation on climate an antidote to TransCanada’s PR trickery

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | November 21, 2014 1 comment

Earlier this week, Greenpeace released a copy of TransCanada’s secret public relations plan to recruit supporters for the Energy East pipeline and play dirty tricks on their opponents by recruiting third parties to attack...

A global day of oceanic solidarity

Blog entry by Nina Thuellen, EU fisheries project coordinator | November 21, 2014

Exactly one year ago I was privileged to attended the congress of European fishers using fishing gear with a low impact on marine life, and their brand new association L.I.F.E. (Low Impact Fishers of Europe) was officially...

Leaked documents show TransCanada planning “dirty tricks” campaign to support Energy...

Feature story | November 18, 2014 at 0:00

Having a vigorous debate about pipelines and Canada’s energy future is something Greenpeace endorses – but what happens when one side of the debate creates fake groups to make it seem like they have more people on their side than they really do?

Podcast: Mining the ocean floor (yikes!) Is there shark in your face cream?

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | November 13, 2014 1 comment

One thing I’ve noticed about big environmental issues is they often sound so benign. Fracking? Sounds like something you do at a party with a bunch of pals. Clear cutting? Sounds like a bad haircut. Deep sea mining? Sounds like a...

35 Groups Petition Alberta Premier to Transition to Solar, Wind

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 7, 2014

Just yesterday, thirty-five groups, including landowners, First Nations and environmental organizations wrote to Alberta Premier Jim Prentice demanding the province start transitioning to renewables.  The letter comes just days...

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