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Greenpeace launches ad campaign targeting Clover Leaf Seafoods

Feature story | December 5, 2012 at 2:00

Today, Greenpeace launched a series of advertisements directed at Canada’s biggest canned tuna brand, Clover Leaf Seafoods, publicly requesting that the company finally agree to talk about an end to its sourcing of tuna from destructive fisheries.

Darlington threatens communities across the Great Lakes

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | December 4, 2012 6 comments

If an accident were to happen at Darlington, where would the radioactive fallout end up?  Yesterday it ended up in New York State and on the way there contaminated Lake Ontario, the drinking water source for millions of Canadians and...

Feeling good about looking good: an environmentalist struggles with fashion

Blog entry by Hilary Tam | December 4, 2012 1 comment

Working in the entertainment industry, I've always been  told that when you look good, you feel good...but is that really the case? Personally, I have had days where I've gone though hair, make-up and a visit to the wardrobe department...

Time for big brands to stop hiding in the toxic crowd

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | December 4, 2012 1 comment

Halogenated anilines and perfluorinated chemicals are two things you’ve probably never heard of before. In addition to being mouthfuls to pronounce, both are toxic chemicals that are harmful to the environment and life, both in water...

Greenpeace balloon predicts the range of Ontario nuclear fallout

Feature story | December 3, 2012 at 11:06

Greenpeace released a weather balloon today at the hearings on the future of the Darlington reactors to show that if there were a major nuclear accident at either of Toronto’s nuclear stations the radioactive fallout could blow onto the GTA,...

Can we trust Canada’s nuclear safety watchdog?

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | November 30, 2012 2 comments

Hearings on the future of the Dar lington nuclear station begin on Monday.   The hearings will be controversial.   In a post Fukushima world, Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) proposal to spend billions to rebuild the outdated...

Zara commits to go toxic-free

Feature story | November 28, 2012 at 20:00

Zara, the world’s largest clothing retailer, today announced a commitment to go toxic-free following nine days of intense public pressure. This win belongs to the fashion-lovers, activists, bloggers and denizens of social media. This is people...

Climate change is now reality: Doha talks must spark clean energy revolution

Blog entry by Patrick Bonin | November 25, 2012 1 comment

This week I leave for Doha where 17,000 participants are expected for the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) on climate talks. The energy is high and a Greenpeace delegation is more ready than ever to send...

Zara: Fast fashion, slow to Detox

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | November 22, 2012 1 comment

Our campaign calling upon Zara to “Detox” began just over 48 hours ago. Already over 200,000 concerned customers, activists and fashionistas have signed up, calling on the world’s largest fashion retailer to create fashion without...

Untouchable Cambodian ship evades arrest by Pacific authorities

Blog entry by Sarah King | November 20, 2012 1 comment

Last week, the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza (Espy) trailed an unregulated Cambodian-flagged reefer named Heng Xing 1 in the Pacific ocean after catching it in the act of violating various fishing laws, including the transfer of tuna at...

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