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You can’t sink a rainbow, you can’t seize a sunrise

Blog entry by Alex Harris | January 22, 2014

All rights reserved . Credit: © John Cobb / Greenpeace. Alex Harris at the Greenpeace office in London I trembled as I walked through the grounds of Murmansk prison on the 26th September. Inmates watched...

A boat that pulls plastic out of the ocean? cool

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | January 20, 2014

Plastic trash in the ocean is a serious concern. By 2020 there will be an estimated 230 million tons of plastic in the ocean, most of it inside gyres like the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch". We recently spoke with a filmmaker on our...

Greenpeace Matriarch "Walked in the Light"

Blog entry by Barbara Stowe | January 17, 2014

Marie Bohlen, a founding member of Greenpeace and consummate artist known for her nature illustrations, died January 5th at age 89, passing away peacefully at her home in Courtenay, B.C. Marie will also be remembered for her life as...

The Importance of Being a Big Tree

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter | January 17, 2014

We know that forests are biodiversity-rich, and we know they provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as regulating water flows and influencing  weather patterns . One ecosystem service often discussed these days is the role...

10 reasons why Neil Young is right about the Tarsands:

Blog entry by mhudema | January 16, 2014 1 comment

To say that rock legend Neil Young has been making waves on his ACFN ‘ Honour the Treaties ’ tour would be an understatement. His comments about the horrors of the tar sands have made front-page headlines, set social media ablaze, and...

Neil Young and Petropolis

Blog entry by Laura Severinac | January 15, 2014

Canadian musician Neil Young has created a media storm around his Canadian tour to help defend First Nation land against the unbridled expansion of the tar sands. Called 'Honor the Treaties ', all profits of the four-city tour will...

I stand with Neil Young and the ACFN

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | January 14, 2014 1 comment

When I first learned that Neil Young was going to put on four shows to help the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) and their legal battles against the damage the tar sands pose, I was excited. Young has always tried to...

New Report Shows High Human Impact on Canadian Forests

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | January 14, 2014

Global Forest Watch Canada has released the first ever Canada-wide assessment of human impacts on our landscape. Using government data and satellite imagery, the report maps the human footprint on all Canadian provinces and territories...

5 things you can do to keep our forests healthy

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | January 12, 2014

As Greenpeace Canada’s head forest campaigner, I’m often asked by friends, family, and people I meet: what is one simple thing I can do to protect our forests? Thanks to your support Greenpeace has been able to win many environmental...

Oleg Naydenov arrest shows flag States need to better control their fleets

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | January 10, 2014

In the summer of 2012, small-scale Senegalese fishermen  reported a rapid and significant increase  in their catches. They attributed their rising fortunes to newly elected President Macky Sall's decision to revoke the licences of 29...

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