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Greenpeace activists standing up for belugas against big oil

Blog entry by Patrick Bonin | May 22, 2014

Greenpeace has sent a team of observers to monitor the work of the pipeline company Transcanada that wants to build an oil port near a beluga nursery near Cacouna, on the Saint Lawrence River. On May 20 th , they observed over a dozen...

Mr. Garneau, will you be part of the solution? 60,000 citizens stand for forests!

Feature story | May 22, 2014 at 6:00

More than 60,000 people, represented by an enormous petition tree, called on the CEO of Resolute Forest Products this morning to change his approach and work toward solutions. The enormous work of art was lifted by Greenpeace activists more than...

Celebrating island (wild) life

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | May 21, 2014

Today is the  International Day for Biological Diversity . That’s a bit of a mouthful, but put simply it’s a day officially set aside to celebrate the world’s wealth of wildlife. For 2014 the theme is Island Biodiversity. Isolated...

Help us turn people power into real-world results!

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | May 20, 2014

Despite our best efforts, and the support of over 5 million people like you around the world, we've been unable to stop arctic drilling. The first shipment of oil from the Arctic's icy waters made it's way to Rotterdam, and I was...

Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, keepers of the lands and water

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | May 20, 2014

Two weeks ago, First Nations stood up for Canada’s coastal waters and lands in a courageous manner.  The Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the “People of the Inlet”, launched a legal challenge of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) review of the...

Canadian Chamber of Commerce launches US-style pro-oil astroturf group

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 19, 2014

Canada is finally getting its own U.S.-style pro-oil astroturf group, courtesy of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. In a rookie mistake, however, when you download the materials as instructed by your friendly local Chamber of Commerce...

Greenpeace urges Statoil to become a new kind of energy company

Blog entry by Martin Norman | May 14, 2014

Tonight is the Annual General Meeting in oil company Statoil, and, thanks to Greenpeace, they have the chance to take an important first step towards becoming a greener, more sustainable company. Deciding Statoil's future...

First hand account of the activists’ arrest in Mahan

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | May 9, 2014 1 comment

I asked them why were they here, at this hour? They said, "You will find out soon." We woke-up to the sound of loud knocking on our door. It took us a few minutes to realize what was happening. It was around 12.00 at night. Ten...

Shipment of whale meat from Iceland arrives in Japan

Blog entry by Junichi Sato, Executive Director, Greenpeace Japan | May 8, 2014

We had a strange visitor to Japan yesterday, the Alma, a refrigerated cargo vessel which has sailed all the way from Iceland carrying 2,000 tons of fin whale meat, valued at over 13 million US dollars. It sailed around the tip of...

The opposite of sleight of hand

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | May 7, 2014

Wikipedia says that sleight of hand is the set of techniques used by a magician to manipulate objects secretly. The word sleight comes from the Old Norse language meaning cleverness, cunning, slyness.  Well, despite being a ‘have’...

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