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A solar glow in the Arctic

Blog entry by Farrah Kahn | August 28, 2016

[EMBED VIDEO] The Inuit community of Clyde River has done an amazing thing. After spending two years resisting the threat of oil exploration in their territory, the town has installed its first ever solar panels!   ...

So loud it can kill a whale

Blog entry by mtemperm | August 27, 2016

Seismic blasting is threatening life in the Arctic. All life. Seismic blasting — a process of firing loud air guns into the ocean in search of oil — is threatening life in the Arctic. Marine mammals like belugas, bowheads and...

How does solar work in the Arctic?

Blog entry by Duncan Martin | August 27, 2016

Solar in the Arctic at first seems to be an oxymoron. After all, it is dark in the Arctic for nearly half the year. But then again, it's light for half the year too – just like on the rest of the earth! PHOTO:  Arctic sunshine ...

Arctic Home: Stories of Hope & Courage with Greenpeace & Emma Thompson

Blog entry by Lydie Padilla | August 25, 2016

Join Greenpeace and Oscar-winning actress and activist Emma Thompson for a night of incredible stories as well as digital and art installations that will allow you to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic and learn about the...

Four Ways the Canadian Arctic Can Flourish Without Fossil Fuels

Blog entry by Diego Creimer | August 25, 2016

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...

Solar power yields big benefits for farmers

Blog entry by Tamara Herman | August 11, 2016 1 comment

Farmers hardly need convincing when it comes to taking advantage of the power of the sun. Yet these days, farmers have found a new use for it. A growing number of farms are turning to solar installations to power their operations in a...

Greenpeace at the World Social Forum

Blog entry by Lana Goldberg | August 9, 2016

What an exciting time it is to be in Canada this summer! The World Social Forum, which began in 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, will make history as the first event of its kind to be held in the northern hemisphere . Montreal will host...

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...

United Voice: How People Power Changed Germany’s Renewable Future and Could Change...

Blog entry by Nick von Wackerbarth - Greenpeace volunteer | August 5, 2016

While we have all the technology needed to do it; no one is arguing that the transition away from fossil fuels that’s required by 2050 is going to be easy. This rings even truer in places like Alberta, where fossil fuel extraction has...

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