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Don't get railroaded into accepting tar sands as inevitable

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 16, 2013

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking in New York today as part of his government’s pro-Keystone pipeline lobbying effort, where he made the argument that if the pipeline isn’t approved, the oil will simply come in by rail and...

Buyer beware, Resolute’s sustainability falls flat

Feature story | May 15, 2013 at 6:00

A new Greenpeace report concludes that Resolute Forest Products’s sustainability claims cannot be trusted and unveils to customers the false promises these claims contain.

Oh, Canada: 5 reasons Canada's Prime Minister is bad news for the Arctic

Blog entry by Patrick Bonin | May 14, 2013

In six short years, ‘The Harper Government’ (TM) has taken us from hockey, maple syrup and Mounties to pipelines, tar sands and climate change denial. This government has wreaked havoc on the Canadian environment, and now they’re...

Canada’s pro-oil agenda threatens to destroy the Arctic: Greenpeace

Feature story | May 14, 2013 at 13:01

As Canada officially took the chair of the Arctic Council today, Greenpeace sent a direct message to delegates at the ministerial meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, and launched an international mobilization online calling on Canada to put people and the...

Algonquin community defends their lands against Resolute Forest Products

Blog entry by Tina Nottaway | May 14, 2013

KWE, I am an Anishinaabe woman who speaks the Algonquin language fluently. I live in the la Verendrye Wildlife Reserve in Quebec, which is located two and a half hours north of Ottawa. This is where my roots have been for generations.

Indigenous Peoples put Arctic Council on alert as Canada becomes new chair

Feature story | May 13, 2013 at 1:00

On the eve of the Arctic Council meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, where Canada will take the chair of the Council, a pan-Arctic Indigenous conference has generated 15 new signatories to a joint statement in opposition to Arctic drilling, which now...

United we sail – Mauritian fishermen, Greenpeace protest against overfishing

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | May 12, 2013

This week, politicians, scientists and fisheries managers from around the world are coming to Mauritius to attend the annual Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) meeting. This organisation is charged by governments to protect tuna...

Charges laid in Rainbow pipeline spill, but justice not yet done

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan-Massimo | May 12, 2013

April 29 th 2013 marked the 2nd year anniversary of the massive rainbow oil spill near my family's homes in Little Buffalo, Alberta - an experience I will never forget. After 2 years of waiting and pushing the Alberta government...

Groups demand oil industry fox get out of Alberta's henhouse

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 3, 2013

Alberta must stop letting an oily fox guard the energy henhouse, and bring in an energy regulator that protects people, and the environment not just oil companies. That call comes from over 30 landowner, labour, environmental and First...

Alberta government lays charges against pipeline company following Greenpeace report

Feature story | April 26, 2013 at 17:41

The Government of Alberta has laid charges against Plains Midstream Canada ULC following a Greenpeace Canada report on the pipeline company’s oil spill near Little Buffalo, Alberta on 28 April 2011.

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