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What have we learned from Chernobyl?

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | April 26, 2013 2 comments

Today marks the 27 th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.  It's a day to reflect on all those who must still live with Chernobyl’s radioactive fallout.  It’s also a day when we should ask ourselves what we’ve learned and...

New Hope for the Arctic?

Blog entry by John Hocevar | April 26, 2013

Often as an environmental campaigner, I find myself thinking the planet would be in much better shape if more thought was given, and caution taken, before industries are given free rein to exploit its precious natural resources. Not to...

My journey to the North Pole

Blog entry by Kiera Kolson | April 25, 2013

My knees are trembling. My arms are aching. My mind is racing and I’m exhausted. Right now, I would so welcome the warm embrace of a steaming bath. But, on my skis, dragging a sled about 100km from the North Pole, I am very far...

Protecting our land - the Mishigamish in the Broadback Valley in Quebec

Blog entry by Paul Gull & Steve Blacksmith | April 25, 2013

By Paul Gull, Chief of Waswanipi Cree Nation and Steven Blacksmith, Director of Natural Resources, Waswanipi Cree Nation The traditional traplines of the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi are located in Northern Quebec above the 49...

Barrick Gold could ruin the Atacama Desert

Blog entry by Yossi Cadan, Campaigns Director, Greenpeace Canada | April 24, 2013 3 comments

Twenty years ago I had the opportunity to visit the Atacama Desert, which is a high altitude plateau west of the Andes in South America, along the Pacific Ocean. Known as the driest place on earth, rain only falls in this area about...

Telling the Arctic Truth

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | April 24, 2013

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” — Oscar Wilde With so much at stake in the Arctic, and so much mind-boggling corporate ineptitude at play in places like...

10,000 declare their Arctic love for Earth Day

Blog entry by Natalie Caine, Volunteer Program Coordinator | April 24, 2013

In the last few days more than 10,000 people came together across the globe to take a stand for the Arctic and to mark Earth Day 2013.  As climate change dramatically melts Arctic sea ice and sea levels rise, we’re reminded that the ...

App it! Don’t trash it! App helps prevent forest trashing

Feature story | April 22, 2013 at 21:50

There’s a new free tool for making forest-friendly tissue product decisions!

New tar sands monitoring system can't hide growing problem

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 22, 2013

Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent and his Alberta counterpart Diana McQueen announced a new on-line portal for tar sands monitoring data today. As the Canadian Press story notes , this announcement is “part of an...

Google pressures largest US utility company to offer renewable energy

Blog entry by Gary Cook | April 22, 2013

Thanks to some pressure from Google, the largest utility company in the U.S., Duke Energy, now plans to offer renewable energy to its major customers.  This will allow Google, who also announced plans today to double the size of one if...

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