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Indigenous Peoples put Arctic Council on alert as Canada becomes new chair

Feature story | May 13, 2013 at 1:00

On the eve of the Arctic Council meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, where Canada will take the chair of the Council, a pan-Arctic Indigenous conference has generated 15 new signatories to a joint statement in opposition to Arctic drilling, which now...

United we sail – Mauritian fishermen, Greenpeace protest against overfishing

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | May 12, 2013

This week, politicians, scientists and fisheries managers from around the world are coming to Mauritius to attend the annual Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) meeting. This organisation is charged by governments to protect tuna...

Charges laid in Rainbow pipeline spill, but justice not yet done

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan-Massimo | May 12, 2013

April 29 th 2013 marked the 2nd year anniversary of the massive rainbow oil spill near my family's homes in Little Buffalo, Alberta - an experience I will never forget. After 2 years of waiting and pushing the Alberta government...

Groups demand oil industry fox get out of Alberta's henhouse

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 3, 2013

Alberta must stop letting an oily fox guard the energy henhouse, and bring in an energy regulator that protects people, and the environment not just oil companies. That call comes from over 30 landowner, labour, environmental and First...

Alberta government lays charges against pipeline company following Greenpeace report

Feature story | April 26, 2013 at 17:41

The Government of Alberta has laid charges against Plains Midstream Canada ULC following a Greenpeace Canada report on the pipeline company’s oil spill near Little Buffalo, Alberta on 28 April 2011.

What have we learned from Chernobyl?

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | April 26, 2013 2 comments

Today marks the 27 th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.  It's a day to reflect on all those who must still live with Chernobyl’s radioactive fallout.  It’s also a day when we should ask ourselves what we’ve learned and...

New Hope for the Arctic?

Blog entry by John Hocevar | April 26, 2013

Often as an environmental campaigner, I find myself thinking the planet would be in much better shape if more thought was given, and caution taken, before industries are given free rein to exploit its precious natural resources. Not to...

My journey to the North Pole

Blog entry by Kiera Kolson | April 25, 2013

My knees are trembling. My arms are aching. My mind is racing and I’m exhausted. Right now, I would so welcome the warm embrace of a steaming bath. But, on my skis, dragging a sled about 100km from the North Pole, I am very far...

Protecting our land - the Mishigamish in the Broadback Valley in Quebec

Blog entry by Paul Gull & Steve Blacksmith | April 25, 2013

By Paul Gull, Chief of Waswanipi Cree Nation and Steven Blacksmith, Director of Natural Resources, Waswanipi Cree Nation The traditional traplines of the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi are located in Northern Quebec above the 49...

Barrick Gold could ruin the Atacama Desert

Blog entry by Yossi Cadan, Campaigns Director, Greenpeace Canada | April 24, 2013 3 comments

Twenty years ago I had the opportunity to visit the Atacama Desert, which is a high altitude plateau west of the Andes in South America, along the Pacific Ocean. Known as the driest place on earth, rain only falls in this area about...

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