environmental activism

5.29.16

Inside the Movement to Stop the Oil Industry's 'Bomb Trains'

Activists say that carrying oil on trains leads to far too many explosions, derailments, and disasters.

4.15.15

Science vs. Politics—The Real Problem with the Premiers’ Climate Summit

The provinces recognized climate change is a problem, which is great. But without any action, that recognition doesn't mean a thing.

2.17.15

Anti-Oil Activists Named as National Security Threats Respond to Leaked RCMP Report

Following news that the RCMP considers anti-oil-industry activists a national security threat, we spoke to some of the activists who have been on the front lines of the fight to salvage Canada's environment.

11.24.14

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan has Declared War on Kinder Morgan

Burnaby's silver-haired mayor Derek Corrigan has already said he is willing to stand in front of a bulldozer to stop Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline expansion. Now, after winning a landslide election last week, he has declared war on the company.

5.21.14

Hipster Environmentalists Versus a UK Politician

In an attempt to psych out the conservative politician who thinks that climate change is a bunch of hooey, the crew will, one by one, approach him while he’s giving his speech, paint a circle around one of their eyes, and stare at him.

3.14.14

Transylvania Could Become a Barren Toxic Wasteland

The region—which makes up a large chunk of central Romania—is rich in gold, and a bunch of mining companies are keen to lock down their share of the action.

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1.7.14

The First Nation People in Sarnia Are Pushing Back Against Fracking

On December 27th, First Nations protestors in Sarnia, Ontario, took to the streets once again to let Canadians know they don’t want to be the lab rats of the energy industry’s pollution experiments. While members of the Aamjiwnaang...

11.8.13

Greenpeace Activists Climbed the Sagrada Família Today

Early this morning, some Greenpeace activists hung off the north face of Sagrada Família—Barcelona's iconic, Gaudi-designed cathedral—to protest against the Russian government’s treatment of their pals who were imprisoned after trying to climb an oil...

8.8.13

The Chemical Valley

Forty percent of Canada's petrochemical industry is packed into a 25-square-kilometre area in Sarnia, Ontario, called the Chemical Valley. More than 60 chemical plants and oil refineries operate there 24/7.

8.7.13

The Chemical Valley

Forty percent of Canada's petrochemical industry is packed into a 15-square-mile area in Sarnia, Ontario, called the Chemical Valley. More than 60 chemical plants and oil refineries operate there 24/7.

8.6.13

The Chemical Valley - Trailer

Forty percent of Canada's petrochemical industry is packed into a 25-square-kilometre area in Sarnia, Ontario, called the Chemical Valley. Over 60 chemical plants and oil refineries operate there 24/7. As a result of the Chemical Valley's emissions, in...

4.10.13

Injustice in the Amazon

Last week, as the town of Marabá, Brazil, geared up to celebrate its centennial, it was also wrapping up the trial of the killers of environmental activist couple Zé Claudio and Maria do Espirito Santo. But instead of closing the book on this violent...