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Shark Week!

Blog entry by Angela Glienicke | August 6, 2013 1 comment

© Hilton/Greenpeace Whale sharks in Cenderawasih Bay It’s Shark Week! This collection of photos from our archive supports Discovery Channel’s celebration of these amazing species and the television programme’s aim to raise awareness...

Sailing across the Arctic Circle: Greenpeace joins youth movement to defend our future

Blog entry by Shai Naides | August 6, 2013

On the northern coast of Norway, just above the Arctic Circle, lies a small archipelago where big things are happening. The famously scenic Lofoten islands are best known as a cod-rich fishery and eco-tourism destination. But now that...

Deep Seabed Mining: A new threat to our oceans

Blog entry by Charles Latimer - Oceans Campaign | August 1, 2013

This week London is playing host to the 2013 Deepsea Mining Summit, a meeting of companies and investors that seek to go to the least known ecosystems of the world, at the bottom of our oceans, and rip it apart.  Sounds a little crazy?

On Keystone XL, beware John Baird bearing gifts

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 31, 2013

Stephen Harper’s best hope for getting the Keystone pipeline approved is a time machine. Because unless Doctor Who shows up to whisk our Prime Minister and John Baird back to 2007 in the time-travelling Tardis, his own record of broken...

Ecoforestry: an alternative for Papua New Guinean forest communities

Blog entry by Sam Moko, Forests Campaigner | July 30, 2013

Since 2011, the people of Papua New Guinea have been waiting for the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into Special Agriculture and Business Leases (SABLs). In the meantime, logging companies have been fast-tracking the...

From donor to activist: Maggie's story

Blog entry by Maggie | July 26, 2013 4 comments

I’m a 63-year-old Greenpeace supporter, and I've been donating to the organization since it first started in the '70’s. I was excited about how a unique organization like Greenpeace would be able to make a difference in our future and...

New pics and Leaked docs show Cold Lake Tarsands spill has been leaking for months...

Blog entry by mhudema | July 26, 2013 2 comments

New pics and Leaked docs show Cold Lake Tarsands spill has been leaking for months and still spilling. New reports have surfaced that show the on-going tar sands spills near Cold Lake are not only still spilling at all four well...

Transport Canada downplayed risks of shipping oil by rail

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 24, 2013 1 comment

Yesterday, the Conservatives used their majority on the House of Commons Transport Committee to vote down an NDP motion to examine rail safety in light of the Lac Megantic tragedy. This is unfortunate. For even while the...

Alberta: where we only prosecute tarsands violations 1% of the time:

Blog entry by mhudema | July 24, 2013

New study reveals shocking details about provinces tar sands regulation and enforcement.   The Alberta government has made a lot of ‘world class’ claims relating to its management of a growing tar sands industry. Over the past few...

Scientists Ring Alarm Bell on the Boreal Forest: “The World’s Last Great Forest”

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | July 23, 2013

The International Boreal Conservation Science Panel, which is made up of leading environmental experts, released a report today which calls for at least 50% “strict protection” of Canada’s sensitive Boreal Forest. The scientists point...

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