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Harper government protects nuclear polluters

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | June 10, 2013

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver announced today that the Harper government will continue protecting the nuclear industry from liability in the event of a Fukushima type accident. Meanwhile, the international community is...

Go plastic free for our oceans

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | June 8, 2013 1 comment

Have you ever ordered fries at a sit down restaurant and with them came a plastic cup or plastic package with only a tear drop of ketchup? Have you ever noticed that most drinks you order these days, except for our old friends beer and...

Let’s laugh Harper’s tar sands ads off the air

Feature story | June 6, 2013 at 9:10

Greenpeace Canada launched a satirical ad campaign today aimed at debunking the Harper government’s own advertising campaign to “greenwash” the tar sands.

Russian Indigenous communities clean up Rusvietpetro’s oil spill as company does nothing

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | June 4, 2013

On May 26, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi Indigenous land in Northern Russia. For a week now the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture...

Ever dodge a 200 foot tree? All part of the story behind the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | June 4, 2013

Often the world-renowned Great Bear Rainforest receives a great deal of attention for its natural beauty, its magnificent old-growth rainforests, the unique calls of eagles and ravens, the powerful presence of grizzlies, black bears...

Home at last in Istanbul

Blog entry by Jen Maman | June 4, 2013

I have been living in Istanbul, in Taksim, for the last year and a half. This weekend I felt at home here for the first time. Against the tense backdrop and amidst the clouds of tear gas people are being exceptionally kind. A...

Harper government ignores scientists' warning on tar sands water impact

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 29, 2013 1 comment

The Harper government's move to exempt in-situ oil sands projects from the (new) Canadian Environmental Assessment Act runs contrary to the advice of government scientists, according to documents obtained by Greenpeace Canada under...

NZ tuna brand Sealord commits to go FAD-free!!!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | May 29, 2013

Another major tuna brand has committed to stop sourcing from destructive fisheries and support more sustainable fishing methods. Sealord, a popular New Zealand brand, joined the growing number of brands globally that have realized that...

'Ride for Renewables' cycling towards green energy

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | May 27, 2013 1 comment

Greenpeace activists, green energy supporters and cyclists were out in force on Sunday to say “no” to nuclear energy and yes to conservation and green energy. The ‘Ride for Renewables’ rode from the Pickering nuclear station to...

Let’s make next World Turtle Day happier for our sea turtles

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | May 23, 2013

As an ocean campaigner I’m often asked what my favourite ocean creature is. I generally don’t play favourites, cause there are so many fantabulous marine beings to choose from, but since I was little, I’ve always had a soft spot for...

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