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Four Ways the Canadian Arctic Can Flourish Without Fossil Fuels

Blog entry by Diego Creimer | August 25, 2016 1 comment

Imagine the Arctic dotted not with oil rigs and seismic blasting vessels but with wind turbines and solar panels. Where energy comes not from climate change causing diesel, but from geothermal, wave, wind and solar, and where...

My Arctic Home

Blog entry by Clara Natanine | August 24, 2016

I live in Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) in the Canadian Arctic. Most people have never heard of my town. It's 450 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle with a population of roughly one thousand people. We are isolated from much of the...

Sailing to the Arctic with the people who call it home

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic Campaigner | August 9, 2016

The circumpolar Arctic is home to four million people representing a diversity of cultures. As northerners, they share many connections, but in this year of record breaking high temperatures , one stands out among the rest: the...

Shell’s retreat from Canadian Arctic creates space for Arctic protection

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | June 10, 2016

Earlier this week on World Oceans Day we were greeted with some wonderful and exciting news : Shell announced it was giving up all its offshore exploration permits in the Canadian Arctic!     This is a big deal...

This is BIG! The seafood industry & major brands like McDonald's commit to safeguard...

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | May 25, 2016

Amazing news! Today an entire industry including major global brands  McDonald’s ,  Tesco ,  Young’s Seafood  and Iglo agreed to push back against destruction of our pristine Arctic waters.   Together with the Norwegian Fishing...

No seismic blasting in Canadian Arctic this year!

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic Campaigner | April 1, 2016 1 comment

Seismic cannons will not blast through the waters of Baffin Bay and Davis Strait this year, giving Nunavut communities and marine life another summer of relief from the threats of dangerous oil exploration. The conglomerate of...

Get creative & win a trip to the Arctic!

Blog entry by Miriam Wilson | March 17, 2016

"This is my poster I made for GreenPeace Arctic "Save the Arctic" poster contest. The Arctic is in big trouble because of Global warming, drilling for oil, fishing and destruction of habitat. Please go vote for my painting. There will...

3 things to know about the US-Canada climate agreement

Blog entry by John Deans | March 14, 2016

President Obama's first hang-out with the new Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau started off with a pretty chill subject: the Arctic. In a  “Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership” , President Barack...

Indigenous Peoples of northern Russia in the fight against Big Oil

Blog entry by Elena Sakirko and Konstantin Fomin | February 25, 2016

This month the fate of a Russian jewel will be decided in a small town in Western Siberia. The town is Beloyarsky and the jewel is the Numto nature preserve. The oil company Surgutneftegas already extracts oil from the park but now...

Inuit community takes Arctic drilling battle to Supreme Court of Canada

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic Campaigner | October 22, 2015 1 comment

“Supreme and total precedent” — that's what Clyde River's counsel said a favourable Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling could mean for Indigenous communities across Canada. It would uphold — at Canada’s highest court — Indigenous...

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