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Podcast: Gardening! How to do it without killing the planet

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | June 7, 2014

I was beginning to give up hope, then spring arrived. When I saw flowers budding I also saw gardeners everywhere. Clutching spades, yanking out the dead plants, raking madly. Let the planting begin!  I would not self describe as a...

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | June 6, 2014

Earlier this morning we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk. It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic...

It’s World Environment Day: Protect the Arctic

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | June 5, 2014

Today is World Environment Day, and to celebrate Greenpeace was in Ottawa this morning to deliver a message to Prime Minister Harper: protect the Arctic now! A recent poll of Canadians commissioned by Greenpeace found that 80% of...

"Ignoring boreal forests could speed up global warming"

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | June 5, 2014

An interesting article by Paul Sutherland popped up  on Mongabay yesterday , discussing a new report in  Conversation Letters  that global temperatures may start to increase even faster if more is not done to protect our boreal forests...

Crime and little punishment: Alberta has long way to go to fix pipeline problems

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 4, 2014

Plains Midstream’s Rainbow pipeline spill was one of the largest spills in Alberta’s history. It lasted for over eight hours as Plains Midstream failed to diagnose the problem and attempted to restart their line three times, each time...

Enter the Greenpeace photo contest!

Blog entry by Katy O'Connor | June 4, 2014

ENTER NOW! Greenpeace Canada's desk calendar is an annual tradition, sent out to thousands of our supporters every year. The calendar is filled with photographs of our natural world, and the creatures we share our planet with. The...

New VIDEO: Alberta’s kids don’t need a tar sands education.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 3, 2014 2 comments

Please watch and share with your networks Alberta public education authorities have invited tar sands giants Syncrude, Suncor, and Cenovus to help draft ‘ Alberta’s future curriculum’  from kindergarten to grade 12.

Tar sands crude means much risk, little reward for Quebec

Feature story | June 2, 2014 at 12:30

An economic analysis has demolished oil industry claims that tar sands pipelines means jobs and economic prosperity for Quebec.

Total blow to tar sands development: big victory for environment

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 30, 2014

Yesterday, the environment and communities directly affected by the tar sands won big! Total E&P, a major tar sands company, which is also a confirmed shipper for the proposed and now delayed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline,...

Oil Companies banking on world failure to address climate crisis.

Blog entry by mhudema | May 30, 2014 2 comments

Oil companies are banking on the destruction of the planet. That’s a statement that many of us suspected but now one of them is actually starting to admit it .  Recently, in response to a report by the Carbon Tracker...

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