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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...

News worth celebrating! Megadam in the heart of Amazon cancelled!

Blog entry by Danicley Aguiar | August 4, 2016

Thanks all of you who stood with the Munduruku Indigenous People – more than 1.2 million people – and made this victory possible!   © Rogério Assis / Greenpeace This Wednesday, I had barely had...

I just made the solar transition. Now it’s time for Alberta to do the same.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 29, 2016

I was in Paris at COP 21 when I made the final decision. I don’t have a lot of extra money but after hearing the calls, led by the small island nations and the Indigenous Peoples caucus, of the dire need to act on climate, I knew I...

Vaquita Success! New Protections Could Save This Endangered Porpoise

Blog entry by Phil Kline | July 27, 2016

With only 60 animals remaining, the vaquita porpoise is on the brink of extinction. That's why 150,000 Greenpeace supporters have stood up to save this shy, beautiful animal. And the Mexican government just announced new protections...

Trudeau Government Approves Dumping of Toxic Chemical In Our Oceans

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | July 27, 2016

Take action now: Email Minister McKenna to tell her to keep COREXIT banned in Canada.   I’ve got bad news. Canada’s new Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has approved the use of the toxic chemical dispersant COREXIT when...

They Murdered My Mother for Defending the Environment — Help Me Seek Justice

Blog entry by Salvador Edgardo Zuniga Cáceres | July 25, 2016

It has been four months since the murder of environmental and Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, and her killers have  still  not been brought to justice. Instead, the violence continues  – o n 7 July, another activist from...

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