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Despite Fukushima Harper Proposes Law to Protect Nuclear Polluters

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | March 5, 2014 3 comments

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has proposed a new law to shield nuclear companies from responsibility in the event of an accident.   This law should be abandoned.  It puts Canadians at risk and ignores key lessons from Fukushima. ...

So Glad You Asked 2: Greenpeace response to some well worn questions.

Blog entry by mhudema | March 3, 2014

We generally get the same straw man arguments over and over again so over the next little while I wanted to take some time to answer them.   The first “Answering the Critics” is here .  The second is below. If you encounter...

Greenpeace Canada podcast is Fukushima: Meet a victim 3 years later. A man still...

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | March 3, 2014

Three years ago a magnitude 9.0 earthquake strikes off the east coast of Japan. A large tsunami follows. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant loses power; back-up generators also go down. Without power, cooling systems fail.

The Guardian Tree a big hit at Montreal’s Nuit Blanche

Blog entry by Alice Grandcolas | March 3, 2014

As an intern and volunteer I had the opportunity to help organize the #StandForForests event on 1 March during Montreal’s Nuit Blanche. It was part of an amazing project that I’m happy to tell you about it. After weeks of...

So Glad You Asked! Greenpeace's response to some well worn questions.

Blog entry by mhudema | February 26, 2014 2 comments

We generally get the same strawman arguments over and over again so over the next little while I want to take some time to answer them.   Here’s the first one.  (If you encounter it in your travels feel free to forward them this...

CBC’s The Current: Resolute, Greenpeace and SLAPP suits

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | February 21, 2014 1 comment

Proposed anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) legislation in Ontario continues to make headlines. And now the CBC’s The Current, with guest host Rick MacInnes-Rae, put the spotlight on Resolute Forest Products’...

Why do I #StandForForests? - A volunteer’s perspective

Blog entry by Alice Grandcolas, volunteer | February 20, 2014

I’m writing to share with you the reasons why I was motivated to join the #StandForForests movement. But how do I speak about it without sounding cliché? How can I share with you what moved me and hope that it moves you too, all...

In the Spirit of Kindness - Guest Blog by Jess Housty

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | February 19, 2014

As senior forests campaigner for Greenpeace on the Great Bear Rainforest, it has been a privilege and a pleasure to get to know and work closely with many of the amazing individuals and communities that call that spectacular rainforest...

Changes to Park Act pave the way for industrial development in B.C. parks

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | February 17, 2014

When BC politicians all went back to Victoria last week for the beginning of another legislative session, they didn’t waste time forwarding their agenda.  Environment Minister Mary Polak proposed a short list of amendments to the...

Environmental groups declare victory in endangered species protection case

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 17, 2014

Thanks to our lawyer friends at Ecojustice , at-risk species with habitat along the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker route are closer to receiving the full protection they need from the feds. Shining a light on...

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