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Xerox implicated in Asia Pulp & Paper illegal rainforest scandal

Feature story | March 1, 2012 at 9:05

A year-long Greenpeace investigation into the world’s third largest pulp and paper producer, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), has found that the company is systematically violating Indonesia’s laws protecting ramin, an internationally protected tree species.

Causes of Fukushima disaster exist in Canada, says Greenpeace

Feature story | February 28, 2012 at 8:41

The Fukushima nuclear disaster was not caused by a freak act of nature but rather by failures of the Japanese government, its nuclear safety watchdog and the nuclear industry, says a new report released today by Greenpeace International. This...

Legacies: Success Stories in the Great Bear Rainforest

Feature story | February 27, 2012 at 14:59

The Great Bear Rainforest Agreements of 2006 and 2009 protect the forest's many ecologically intact valleys. They are the result of a decade of negotiations between Greenpeace, ForestEthics and Sierra Club BC, and the government of British...

TV star Lucy Lawless blocks Shell arctic driller

Feature story | February 23, 2012 at 13:24

New Zealand actor Lucy Lawless, star of hit US TV show Spartacus and Xena: Warrior Princess, joined Greenpeace activists in stopping a Shell-contracted oil drillship from departing New Zealand for the Arctic, where its exploratory oil drilling...

Shadowlands: From Chernobyl to Fukushima

Feature story | February 23, 2012 at 10:15

Greenpeace believes that nuclear reactors are a dangerous power source that will always be vulnerable to the deadly combination of human errors, design failures and natural disasters.

Only half of Great Bear Rainforest off-limits to logging:

Feature story | February 7, 2012 at 10:08

Despite widespread public and political support for an agreement to save one of the world’s last and largest intact coastal temperate rainforests, only half of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest is currently protected from logging.

Confidential federal tar sands strategy targets Aboriginal and green groups

Feature story | January 26, 2012 at 14:34

As controversy increases over the Harper government’s attacks on environmental groups, Greenpeace Canada today released internal government documents obtained under Access to Information legislation showing that the Harper government has...

Greenpeace ad labels Asia Pulp & Paper a tiger killer

Feature story | January 23, 2012 at 9:00

Greenpeace launched an advertising campaign today illustrating the consequences of Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) rainforest destruction on the critically endangered Sumatran tiger in Indonesia. The tiger themed advertisement, appearing in locations...

Victory! Facebook 'friends' renewable energy

Feature story | December 16, 2011 at 17:00

After 20 months of mobilising, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. More than 700,000 people from all over the world joined to make this victory possible!

Greenpeace led international project receives $2.7M Global Environmental Facility...

Feature story | December 12, 2011 at 10:27

Last month the Greenpeace led SolarChill project received a $2.7M grant from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). The grant will enable the Solarchill Project, led by Vancouver based Greenpeace associate Janos Maté, and his international team...

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