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Greenpeace calls for closure of Canada’s deadly tar sands

Press release | 30 September, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists from Canada, France, Germany and Brazil today occupied two conveyor belts used to transfer bitumen from an open pit mine to a processing plant owned by Canadian oil giant Suncor, demanding the closure of the tar sands.

Message to Obama: Climate leaders don’t buy tar sands

Press release | 15 September, 2009 at 17:32

Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada - 15 September 2009 - As Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper prepares to meet US President Barack Obama in Washington, 25 Greenpeace activists from Canada, the US, and France have blocked a mining operation at...

23 Greenpeace activists blockade tar sands operation

Feature story | 1 October, 2009 at 0:00

'Dying for climate leadership' - is the message 23 Greenpeace activists, from Canada, France, Germany and Brazil, took to the heart of Canada’s deadly tar sands development today. Shutting down a conveyor belt in an open pit mine, they renewed...

Greenpeace activist updates direct from action at tar sands upgrader facility

Blog entry by laurak | 30 September, 2009 17 comments

9:15am local time Greenpeace activists from Germany, France, Brazil and Canada have just entered a Suncor upgrader facility in the tar sands of northern, Alberta and have shut down the conveyer belt of an open pit mining operation.

The mysterious ways of nuclear reactor construction

Blog entry by Justin | 11 November, 2008 1 comment

Even away from its culture of cover-up and lack of transparency in its dealings, the nuclear industry is one wrapped in riddles, mystery, and wonder. The unanswered questions stretch on as far as the eye can see. Tom Burke, of the...

No redemption

Blog entry by laurak | 29 September, 2009 6 comments

During our action in the tar sands of northern Alberta, Canada last week we were running a Twitter and comment feed on the Stop the Tar Sands landing page - so that while people watched the live video feed of our activists they...

Indymedia: 16 000 Gather to protest against Castor

Blog entry by Justin | 10 November, 2008

8 November - A crowd of 16 000 people demonstrated against the Castor transport in Gorleben today, marching through the town and eventually settling just outside of it, near to the gates of the "Zwischenlager" - the temporary nuclear...

Line in the tar sands, a bird’s eye view of the world's largest industrial development

Blog entry by laurak | 15 September, 2009 5 comments

By Mike Townsley, Head of News - Greenpeace International “I have seen the future and it is murder,” lamented Leonard Cohen on my iPod as I arrived in Fort McMurray airport, Alberta, Canada. The oil man’s airport of choice for access...

Spare a dollar for Vermont Yankee?

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Like the rest of us Vermont Yankee is suffering in the current economic climate : The owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant says it will have to wait almost 60 years before it has enough money to decommission the plant. Faced...

Nuclear News for October 31st 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Research base for new Chinese nuclear power ‘A new research and development office opened in Beijing this week, focused on the task of...

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