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More groups express support for Greenpeace in face of Resolute’s $7 million lawsuit

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | June 27, 2013

We on the Greenpeace forest campaign team are feeling inspired this week. Since we made public our response to Resolute’s attempt to intimidate us into silence through a $7,000,000 lawsuit, the number of organizations supporting us has...

President Unveils "Obama Climate Pollution Test" for Future Energy Projects

Blog entry by Phil Radford | June 25, 2013 1 comment

Phil Radford is the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA Today, in  his speech  at Georgetown University, President Obama challenged us to answer the essential question for every future energy policy decision we face - what will...

From the ground up: A progress report on British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | June 25, 2013

Last week, dozens of global customers of wood products from the Great Bear Rainforest such as Home Depot and Kimberly-Clark came to Vancouver for a one-day roundtable to share perspectives on progress in the rainforest and engage in...

Alberta floods: How to help with recovery efforts

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 25, 2013

This past weekend Alberta faced unprecedented floods that put neighborhoods under water, destroyed houses, and forced over one hundred thousand people to evacuate. Four communities located on Canada’s second largest First...

Keeping Zero Plastic Week alive

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | June 24, 2013 8 comments

Zero Plastic Week has come and gone, and it’s left me feeling mainly inspired but also a bit depressed. Inspired because there is a growing plastic free movement, full of amazing, passionate and dedicated people. Depressed because...

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC): an important tool, but needs improvement

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | June 21, 2013

A New York Times article has reported that the Forest Stewardship Council certification for wood products is essential part of responsible business for large multi-national companies such as Tetrapak and Office Depot. These companies...

Joanna Kerr named executive director of Greenpeace Canada

Feature story | June 21, 2013 at 6:45

Greenpeace Canada announced today the hiring of Joanna Kerr as executive director of Greenpeace Canada beginning 14 October 2013.

Arctic Love Beats On

Blog entry by Mary Lovell | June 20, 2013

Volunteer Reflections from “I Heart Arctic” This past April to mark Earth Day, Greenpeace mobilized thousands of people around the world for a global day of action for the Arctic.  As a Greenpeace volunteer in Vancouver I’ve...

Resolute’s lawsuit for $7 million aims to silence criticism

Feature story | June 20, 2013 at 6:17

Greenpeace Canada promised today that it would not be silenced by a $7 million defamation lawsuit by the country’s largest logging company, Resolute Forest Products (TSX: RFP).

Japan objects to the protection of sharks - again

Blog entry by Wakao Hanaoka | June 18, 2013

The Japanese government has objected to a decision by CITES, the convention regulating the international trade of wild plants and animals,   to regulate the trade of five shark species   – including hammerhead, oceanic whitetips and...

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