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Resolute’s Flawed ‘Controlled Wood’ threatens FSC’s credibility

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | August 29, 2013

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a certification system designed to ensure that wood comes from socially and ecologically responsible practices. Because the FSC label helps consumers distinguish wood products from well-managed...

Clayoquot Sound: Searching for a Mine of Gold

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | August 28, 2013

As I write this blog, Neil Young's song, Heart of Gold keeps looping in my head. However what I have to write about couldn't be further from Neil's search for a heart of gold. Rather the quest I blog about here is for a mine of gold,...

GPC podcast: birds+plastic+ocean=gross, bees' needs,the big fish question

Blog entry by mambrose | August 28, 2013

The latest episode of the GPC podcast covers the birds and the bees. We look at what the buzz is around bees. Listen to the full podcast here These photos give you a clue. They are the prime pollinators for many of the...

Are compostable disposable coffee cups really green?

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, forest campaigner | August 27, 2013 1 comment

Last week MacLeans magazine started to do some digging on the “Eco-tainer” cups, which, unfortunately, is Canada’s only compostable paper coffee cup. The article asked the question of whether these cups are actually green, and found...

YouTube takes down Greenpeace Shell video

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | August 27, 2013 4 comments

The video of our rather hilarious hijack of Sunday's Shell-sponsored Formula 1 ceremony has been pulled by YouTube following a "Copyright" (AKA "Embarrassment") complaint. While the take down appears to have been ordered by the Formula...

Defending the Arctic even as Russia threatens to use force

Blog entry by Dima Litvinov | August 26, 2013 16 comments

In the frigid waters of the Kara Sea, north of Russia, far away from the glare of public scrutiny, oil giants Rosneft and ExxonMobil are exploring the offshore Arctic and the Russian Coast Guard threatened to fire on a Greenpeace ship...

It's time to separate the sponsor from the sport

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 26, 2013

The video Shell doesn't want you to see from Greenpeace on Vimeo . Much like the movement to save the Arctic, Grand Prix fans are made up of all sorts of people. I would know — I was a big fan of the sport growing up. Is it...

The Arctic nightmare Russian authorities don’t want you to see

Blog entry by Christy Ferguson | August 24, 2013

I’m on board the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise, about to cross into an area of the Arctic that Russian authorities don’t want us to see. They’ve contravened international law by denying our ship access to an important sea route...

More than one million Ontarians call for an end to unwanted logging in Grassy Narrows

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | August 22, 2013

More than one million Ontarians call for an end to unwanted logging in Grassy Narrows Premier Wynne does not respond to request for dialogue with civil society groups Toronto - Organizations representing more than one...

Message to governments: Three strikes and you are out!

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | August 21, 2013

The game is on for the oceans this summer. So far the outlook for the high seas is not very good, for a number of reasons: The first strike was the shocking failure of governments to protect fragile marine areas in Antarctica due...

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