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Cree launch campaign to save the Broadback Valley Endangered Forest

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | April 15, 2013

The Grand Council of the Crees and the Cree First Nations communities in the Broadback Valley of Quebec (Waskaganish, Nemaska, Waswanipi, Ouje-Bougoumou and Mistissini) have launched a public campaign to save the forests of their...

At the North Pole, A New World

Blog entry by James Turner | April 11, 2013 1 comment

I'm writing this inside a small yellow tent on the frozen Arctic Ocean, while shoveling snow into a kettle. I'm on my way to the North Pole with a   group of young people   to declare it protected and call for a sanctuary there.

Fact-checking Premier Redford’s speech in Washington

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | April 10, 2013 2 comments

Yesterday Alberta Premier Alison Redford was in Washington to lobby for the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. While in Washington, she gave a speech at the Brookings Institute. We decided to fact check some of her comments.

Ridiculous tax break sought by Resolute in the Boreal Forest

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | April 10, 2013

It’s emerged this week that Resolute Forest Products, the lead logging company clearcutting  Endangered Forests in Ontario and Quebec is seeking a tax break from the city of Thunder Bay. If successful, the break which would be...

Declaring the Arctic a global sanctuary

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | April 9, 2013

On skis across the ice, towing their packs and equipment on sleighs during a week-long expedition to reach the geographic North Pole, a team of 16 campaigners are braving the remoteness of the Arctic to declare it a global sanctuary.

Protest rallies across Canada: April 9 is a day of action to Stop GM Alfalfa

Blog entry by Michael O'Morrow | April 8, 2013

Organic farmers in Ontario are facing a new threat that has the capacity to destroy their crops and livelihoods. Monsanto, the massive worldwide biotechnology corporation, has developed a new genetically modified (GM) Roundup...

Alison Redford's Half-Truth Tour

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | April 8, 2013

Dear Premier Redford: I think Americans and Albertan’s deserve honesty. It’s part of the reason that I wrote you this letter after your very misleading USA Today ad. But rather than be honest about Alberta’s poor environmental...

The stars align over the North Pole

Blog entry by Josefina Skerk | April 8, 2013

Today is the day we have been all been waiting for, and we have some exciting news to share with you. When we planned this expedition, our ambition was big already — to ski to the North Pole to lower a special pod and a flag for the...

In Pod We Trust

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | April 7, 2013

Every couple of months, something bizarre happens at work that convinces me I must have one of the strangest jobs on the planet. And these moments often come in the form of a question. Questions like, “Did One Direction’s tweet...

New study shows importance of conserving old-growth Boreal forests

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | April 5, 2013 1 comment

A new study published by Lakehead University indicates that climate change will likely have a greater impact on younger forests in the Boreal, which highlights the importance of conserving older intact forests. The scientists say...

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