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Three reasons Alberta’s coal phase-out can be even more awesome than Ontario’s

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | October 15, 2014 2 comments

Three days after becoming Premier of Alberta, the Globe and Mail reported that Jim Prentice was “shaping a new climate-change strategy that will see the province shutter many of its coal plants and replace them with new investment in...

Great step forward for sustainable forestry in Ontario

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | October 14, 2014

Last week, a local management corporation obtained Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for the Big Pic Forest in northern Ontario. This is a great step forward and highlights two central components of a sustainable future...

Tarsands Blinding Alberta to Its True Renewable Potential

Blog entry by mhudema | October 14, 2014

Greenpeace Launches Solutions Tour Today, Greenpeace is embarking on an Alberta tour to two cities, three rural communities and two First Nations to talk about solutions. Together with three speakers we will be sharing stories...

The insanity of the tar sands

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr | October 10, 2014 1 comment

Like most people, I understood that the tar sands represent both a visible scar from space and to Canada’s international reputation.  This week, I came to visit. It’s now, after smelling the noxious fumes, seeing the incomprehensible...

How LEGO got awesome to #SaveTheArctic

Blog entry by Ian Duff | October 9, 2014

Today we got the awesome news: after a three-month campaign supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will  not  renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell. This is fantastic news for LEGO fans and...

Podcast: Why canned tuna is so popular & how to buy it sustainably

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | October 7, 2014

Why is tuna served in every cafeteria and at every buffet?   Joanna Solotoff    tells us how this happened  (spoiler alert: not an accident ) and creates one of those early dishes.  For way more about how tuna became the 'go to'...

Thousands ride to save the Arctic!

Blog entry by Cristiana de Lia | October 6, 2014

This weekend, something truly amazing happened. In more than 30 countries, and as many as 160 cities, more than 20,000 people took to the streets to make a strong and diverse call to save the Arctic, celebrating the top of our world...

Endangered species pay the price of palm oil's expansion

Blog entry by Ntumwel Bonito Chia and Denis Kupsch | October 3, 2014 1 comment

There have been a number of reports in recent months shedding light on the serious threat industrial agribusiness plantations can pose to the habitat of large mammals. Be this the gorilla, the chimpanzee, the forest elephant or...

Dear Fossil Fuels: Thank you and its time to move along.

Blog entry by mhudema | October 2, 2014 1 comment

Dear Fossil Fuels, I know you’ve been hearing a lot from me lately but I wanted to take a moment to say something that I haven’t said enough – thank you. That’s likely a message you didn’t expect to hear from me but it’s...

Field visit to Atikamekw: the devastation of the logging industry has lasted too long

Blog entry by Nicolas Mainville | September 26, 2014 2 comments

Chief Christian Awashish notices the devastation of the logging on his ancestral land September 8, 2014 marks a historic day for Quebec, it’s the day when, for the first time in recent history, an indigenous nation has formally ...

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