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Suncor Toxic Spill: A ten hour disaster

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | March 28, 2013

Yesterday night Suncor admitted that for 10-hrs on Monday, March 25 th its pipe gushed, releasing toxic, chemically treated water into the environment and the Athabasca river, the drinking water supply for countless animals, birds and...

Wanted: Polar explorers. No experience required.

Blog entry by James Turner | March 27, 2013

In just over two weeks I will be standing on the frozen Arctic ocean, preparing to ski to the North Pole. I'll be wearing four layers of fleece and a special hat that someone knitted for me. In my pockets I'll carry some almond...

Open letter to Alberta Environment Minister on Suncor Spill

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | March 27, 2013 1 comment

For more than FOUR hours toxic laden water from a burst pipe at Suncor’s tar sands facility spewed into Alberta’s environment and eventually into the Athabasca river. The government and industry response gave us more questions than...

Flying high in the icy Arctic wonderland

Blog entry by Kari Reller* | March 26, 2013

Once you find inspiration, a splash of color will fill you up with the energy to make a change. The four walls around you feel less binding because you now realize you have a window leading to an outside world full of indescribable...

If Canada Followed Alberta on GHG Emissions

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | March 25, 2013

Recently Alberta’s illustrious Premier Allison Redford was in Ottawa. There she told reporters that the Federal government should follow Alberta’s lead when it comes to dealing with climate change and rising emissions (though she...

Apple reveals progress in path to 100% renewable energy

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | March 22, 2013 2 comments

Posted on March 22, 2013 by David Pomerantz Apple announces commitment to power data centers with 100% renewable energy There’s more good news to report from the clean energy revolution that’s spreading like...

Every day is forest day at Greenpeace

Blog entry by Paulo Adario, UN Forests Hero, Campaigner | March 21, 2013

Today I will celebrate. And my friends and colleagues in the Greenpeace Forest campaign will too. But this is nothing different for us. We do this every day. But maybe, just maybe, the focus that a day like today brings may help our...

Billion Dollar Caribou - Who's going to win?

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | March 21, 2013

Who would you bet on? Endangered Caribou or the oil and gas industry? The Nature of Things with David Suzuki is airing a show on Thursday March 21, 2013 (and available online after that) on the last remaining and very threatened...

Greenpeace Counters Environment Minister’s Greenwash

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 20, 2013

Greenpeace activists sent a clear message today to the European Union officials attending a speech by Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent: Climate leaders don’t buy tar sands. We undertook this action to show support for...

National Geographic names Boreal Forest as one of the last great places on Earth

Blog entry by Andisheh Beiki | March 19, 2013

The special 2012 issue of National Geographic, “50 of the World’s Last Great Places,” captivates readers with astonishing images of 50 places of natural beauty on Earth. Among regions in the temperate zone, the Boreal Forest is...

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