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Global poll reveals huge majority support the creation of an Arctic sanctuary –...

Feature story | September 4, 2014 at 6:30

International polling revealed today that 74 percent of people worldwide support the creation of a protected sanctuary in the international waters surrounding the North Pole. In Canada, support for this enhanced form of protection ranks higher...

Quebec government to belugas: Sorry TransCanada’s tarsands profits trump science and...

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | September 3, 2014

Late on Monday, Quebec’s Superior Court rejected an application that tried to stop TransCanada from drilling in critical beluga whale habitat in Quebec. The application for an injunction was from two citizens and a coalition of...

Provinces move on climate and energy strategy, leaving Harper increasingly isolated

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | August 31, 2014 1 comment

Only in Canada would we try to develop a national energy strategy without the national government. If we are going to rise to the challenge posed by climate change, we urgently need coherent policies that increase energy efficiency,...

Going to court to save the whales: How you can help

Blog entry by Patrick Bonin | August 26, 2014 2 comments

Greenpeace, along with other environmental groups, is supporting an application by the Quebec Centre for Environmental Law (link in French ) for a legal injunction to block proposed drilling in beluga whale calving grounds in the St.

Greenpeace endorses First Nations in Ontario Assertion of Sovereignty

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | August 14, 2014 1 comment

A few weeks ago, the community of Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation (Grassy Narrows First Nation) marched through the streets of Toronto alongside their many allies and community groups. Greenpeace was proud to march in solidarity with...

What do Margaret Atwood, Emma Thompson and David Suzuki have in common ?

Blog entry by Agnes Le Rouzic | August 12, 2014 1 comment

For some, the Arctic is a desert of ice lost in the North. For others, such as Shell, BP and Gazprom, the Canadian and Russian governments, it is an oil bonanza we have to go pump without further delay. But for the people in...

A recipe for Arctic protection

Blog entry by By Diego Creimer, Arctic communications officer | August 8, 2014

Since the dawn of human civilization, cooking and feasting together has been part of who we are as humans.  Around the fire, around the table, by gathering  and sharing food, women and men learned to live together and celebrate their...

Let's stop feeling so guilty about global warming

Blog entry by Emma Thompson | August 7, 2014 1 comment

Emma Thompson is currently in the Arctic aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. She wrote these words after walking out onto the fragile sea ice for the first time alongside her 14 year old daughter Gaia. We're told that it is all...

Wait, don’t buy that cr@p, check Greenpeace’s tuna app!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | August 7, 2014

Canada’s tuna huggers have gone high-tech. Today we released our Sustainable Canned Tuna Guide app that will make it easier for tuna consumers to determine which products are ocean-friendly while in the canned seafood aisle of their...

Greatness begins within you

Blog entry by By Kiera-Dawn Kolson, Arctic campaigner | August 6, 2014

I didn’t grow up on a reservation. There aren’t many in the Northwest Territories. Still, when you come from a small community at the end of the road, and you’ve found yourself confused as to where your roots are -or even wonder why...

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