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Premier Redford: Let's be honest about the tar sands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | February 28, 2013 2 comments

Dear Premier Redford, As a fellow Albertan who loves this province and its natural environment, I was quite disappointed to read your op-ed in USA Today . One of the main qualities I look for in a leader is honesty. Honesty in...

My love for the planet and why we must protect the Arctic

Feature story | February 28, 2013 at 7:00

*Les Stroud, a Canadian musician and the creator and star of Survivorman and Beyond Survival TV series with Les Stroud, is an engaged citizen who is committed to saving our planet. Using music and words , Stroud shares the origins of his...

Obama's climate legacy will start when Shell’s Arctic drilling stops

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | February 26, 2013

Since Shell's Kulluk rig ran aground off Alaska, the US Department of Interior and the US Coast Guard have both launched independent investigations to find out what went wrong with the company's drilling operations in the far north. ...

Canadians Against Keystone: ‘God keep our land, glorious and free’

Blog entry by Marla Wach | February 25, 2013 1 comment

Never did I think that I'd be raising my fist in the air to protest the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline in Washington DC, but on February 17 2013, I did just that. On February 15th, I and 9 other Torontonians took off to support the...

BC Government’s own watchdog is barking at them

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | February 21, 2013

Sometimes independent bodies mandated to monitor the government have the courage to tell the truth.  Today is one of those days.  The Auditor General of British Columbia released an audit of biodiversity in B.C. , essentially a report...

Alberta caribou conservationists ask for help south of the border

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | February 21, 2013 1 comment

Conservation groups in Alberta are hoping that US environmental groups will help raise awareness about the plight of woodland caribou in the tarsands region of the province. In Alberta, the main threat to caribou - a threatened species...

Oil companies may regret gutting Canada's environmental laws

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 20, 2013 2 comments

The Canadian Press is reporting that the Pipeline Industry Pushed Changes to Navigable Waters Protection Act , based on documents obtained by Greenpeace under Access to Information legislation. That is probably not too surprising...

Greenpeace's Edmonton Local Group takes on Shell

Blog entry by Nicole McDonal | February 20, 2013

When Greenpeace volunteer Katrina Armstrong was walking through campus at Grant Macewan university in Edmonton, and saw that Shell was doing a career presentation at her school she frantically started texting me. Her and I are the new...

Fukushima’s victims show why Harper must update nuclear liability law

Feature story | February 19, 2013 at 8:00

Hundreds of thousands of victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan are still denied fair compensation from a governmental regulatory system that allows the nuclear industry to evade its responsibilities and forces the public to pay for...

Volunteer Spotlight: Erika Tran

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | February 14, 2013

Volunt eer Name: Erika Tran Volunteer Title: Steward, Defender, Green Leader, Cy beractivist Age: 20 years old Location: Toronto 1] How long have you been volunteering for Greenpeace and why did you choose...

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