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Why does the government ignore the nuclear threat to Toronto?

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Senior Energy Analyst | October 10, 2017

The Wynne government’s willful blindness has left millions of Torontonians at risk. But we still have a chance to do something about it. With Fukushima, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island, major nuclear accidents are happening...

Consent vs. Communication: A Tale of Two Forest Certification Systems

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | October 5, 2017

This is a very interesting time to be in the midst of campaigning for safeguarding forests in Canada. First, last week was National Forest Week, a week to acknowledge the important role healthy forests play in our lives and in the...

VICTORY! People Power Just Stopped Another Pipeline. Bye-bye Energy East!

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 5, 2017

Wow, what incredible news to wake up too.   After years of campaigning, demonstrations, and pressure led by First Nations, workers, and environmentalists TransCanada has announced they are pulling the plug on the...

The fight against pipelines is a fight for water: the Kinder Morgan trial

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 4, 2017

For many, this fight is about water. Water, that precious resource, that flows across the land just as it flows through us. We are born in it and without it we perish. When you take a moment to think about all of your connections...

My week on a plastic beach helping to name and shame its polluters

Blog entry by Sarah King, Senior oceans strategist | October 4, 2017

It was more devastating than I imagined, and that’s saying something considering the descriptions and pictures I’ve been exposed to over the years. The plastic pollution covering Freedom Island in Metro Manila, Philippines is...

The battle to stop the Kinder Morgan heads to the courts

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 3, 2017

For the next two weeks the battle to stop Kinder Morgan will be in the courts . Six First Nations, the City of Vancouver, the City of Burnaby, the Province of British Columbia and several environmental organizations will take to...

Time For Banks To Get On The Right Side Of History: Mazaska Talks

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | September 28, 2017

“On October 23rd, ninety-two of the world's largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to discuss policies on the climate and Indigenous People's rights to  Free, Prior, and Informed Consent   (FPIC). These banks include Dakota...

Calgary oil patch not laughing at climate lawsuits anymore

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | September 22, 2017

Three years ago, oil industry spokespeople scoffed when Greenpeace International sent letters to oil companies and their insurers that asked what they would do if oil companies were sued over their history of funding climate...

Greenpeace turns 46! Here’s what we have to celebrate

Blog entry by Jesse Firempong | September 15, 2017

That’s right. It’s Greenpeace’s 46th birthday!  We may be another year older, but we’re also stronger and wiser. We’ve come a long way since 1971, when on this day, a small group of courageous people set off to stop nuclear...

Indigenous Rights: How long will it take for Trudeau to act?

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr | September 13, 2017

Today marks the 10th anniversary of when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) — a huge step in setting an international standard towards respecting Indigenous...

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