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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...

New video: The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenge Shell

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan-Massimo | May 23, 2013

The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) attended the Shell Annual General Meeting in the Netherlands this week to take their message directly to the company’s CEO and shareholders. Eriel Deranger, a spokesperson for the ACFN,...

New documents show Exxon knew of dangerous contamination from their Arkansas tar...

Blog entry by Jesse Coleman | May 22, 2013

On March 29 ExxonMobil, the   most profitable   company in the world, spilled at least 210,000 gallons of tar sands crude oil   from an underground pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas. The pipeline was carrying tar sands oil from Canada...

Is the oil industry using unsafe rail cars to transport crude?

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 21, 2013 7 comments

As I write this, there is oil spilling from a CP Rail derailment in Saskatchewan . We don’t know the full impact yet, but this follows another CP spill on northern Ontario last month when the company first said that the spill was only...

Sonora Island & the Great Bear Rainforest: Protecting What Remains

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | May 21, 2013 3 comments

The Great Bear Rainforest is so vast that it’s taken me four years just to visit the extraordinary old-growth forested valleys and islands, and communities of the central and north coasts of British Columbia – Bella Bella, Bella Coola,...

Resolute's green marketing won't cut it

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt | May 16, 2013 1 comment

At Resolute Forest Products’ Resolute Forest Products’ annual general meeting of stockholders in Thunder Bay today, CEO Richard Garneau pointed to a lot of pictures of trees. Then he pointed to some colorful green pictures. Then more...

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