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Arctic Love Beats On

Blog entry by Mary Lovell | June 20, 2013

Volunteer Reflections from “I Heart Arctic” This past April to mark Earth Day, Greenpeace mobilized thousands of people around the world for a global day of action for the Arctic.  As a Greenpeace volunteer in Vancouver I’ve...

Resolute’s lawsuit for $7 million aims to silence criticism

Feature story | June 20, 2013 at 6:17

Greenpeace Canada promised today that it would not be silenced by a $7 million defamation lawsuit by the country’s largest logging company, Resolute Forest Products (TSX: RFP).

Japan objects to the protection of sharks - again

Blog entry by Wakao Hanaoka | June 18, 2013

The Japanese government has objected to a decision by CITES, the convention regulating the international trade of wild plants and animals,   to regulate the trade of five shark species   – including hammerhead, oceanic whitetips and...

What other spills is the Alberta Government not telling you about?

Blog entry by mhudema | June 15, 2013

If the Alberta Government didn’t inform you about one of the largest spills in the province’s history – How many other spills don't we know about? It was one of the largest spills in Alberta turbulent pipeline history and the...

Did the Redford Government try to cover-up one of the largest spills in Alberta’s...

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 13, 2013 2 comments

There’s been a lot of reporting in the last few days about the  Apache industrial waste water spill  in Northwestern, Alberta. The massive spill poured over 9.5 million litres of toxic water into an internationally recognized wetlands...

Our blackened boots expose the truth in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by Zhenya Belyakova | June 11, 2013

Right now I am in the Russian Arctic as part of a Greenpeace factfinding mission. We are near a town called Pyt'-Yah, in the Khanty-Mansi region of Siberia, which is surrounded by Rosneft oil fields, the largest public oil company in...

Harper government protects nuclear polluters

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | June 10, 2013

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver announced today that the Harper government will continue protecting the nuclear industry from liability in the event of a Fukushima type accident. Meanwhile, the international community is...

Go plastic free for our oceans

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | June 8, 2013 1 comment

Have you ever ordered fries at a sit down restaurant and with them came a plastic cup or plastic package with only a tear drop of ketchup? Have you ever noticed that most drinks you order these days, except for our old friends beer and...

Let’s laugh Harper’s tar sands ads off the air

Feature story | June 6, 2013 at 9:10

Greenpeace Canada launched a satirical ad campaign today aimed at debunking the Harper government’s own advertising campaign to “greenwash” the tar sands.

Russian Indigenous communities clean up Rusvietpetro’s oil spill as company does nothing

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | June 4, 2013

On May 26, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi Indigenous land in Northern Russia. For a week now the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture...

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