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One planet, thousands of land-struggles to save it

Blog entry by Luca Miggiano and Stephanie Brancaforte | March 4, 2016

Indigenous peoples and local communities are at the heart of the fight against climate change and environmental destruction. When a new mine breaks ground, when land is grabbed, or when industrial loggers raze forests, they are the...

Ice loss, the beauty of the Arctic and the threat of fishing fleets

Blog entry by Mads Flarup Christensen | March 2, 2016

Together we kicked out Shell; seven million people across the world stopped Shell’s expansion into the Arctic in 2015. Later in the year nations came together in Paris and  signed a historical agreement  for the climate. These events...

Nature at the touch of a button

Blog entry by Miriam Wilson | March 1, 2016

In 2015, we ran a photo competition with Greenpeace supporters across Canada to find stunning wildlife images to remind us why the world needs Greenpeace: to help preserve our Earth and our environment. We were looking for your...

Iceland's fin whale hunt cancelled for 2016

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | February 29, 2016

No endangered fin whales will be hunted in Iceland this year. This is great news. Word from colleagues in Iceland, and now reports in both Icelandic and  English-language media  confirm that the planned hunt for fin whales will not...

Adorable Japanese couple devastated by Fukushima turn lives around with solar

Blog entry by Ai Kashiwagi | February 28, 2016

Mr and Mrs Okawara hold up a banner for “Solarise Fukushima”. For the past 30 years, Shin and Tatsuko Okawara spent their lives working as organic farmers. With their own organic farm, rural work was in their blood - tilling,...

Five years on and the Fukushima crisis is far from over

Blog entry by Shaun Burnie | February 26, 2016

Five years ago the Rainbow Warrior sailed along the Fukushima coast conducting radiation sampling. Now it's back, and has Japan's ex-Prime Minister on board. Greenpeace Ship Rainbow Warrior Sailing past the destroyed Fukushima...

ExxonMobil fights the future. The future is winning.

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 25, 2016

As the battle over climate change shifts from the court of public opinion to actual courts and securities regulators, Exxon’s long history of opposing action on climate change is casting a shadow over the company’s future. In...

Indigenous Peoples of northern Russia in the fight against Big Oil

Blog entry by Elena Sakirko and Konstantin Fomin | February 25, 2016

This month the fate of a Russian jewel will be decided in a small town in Western Siberia. The town is Beloyarsky and the jewel is the Numto nature preserve. The oil company Surgutneftegas already extracts oil from the park but now...

Volunteer Spotlight - Portrait d'un Bénévole: Rommel Bellosillo

Blog entry by jlevin | February 18, 2016

*** français à suivre *** Volunteer Name:  Rommel Bellosillo Location:  Toronto 1] How long have you been volunteering for Greenpeace and why did you choose Greenpeace at a place to offer you time and energy? It has...

Federal government faces growing calls to halt Site C dam

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt | February 11, 2016

Organizations from across Canada are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take immediate action to halt construction of the Site C dam in northeastern British Columbia. In an open letter released today, more than 25...

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