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World leaders block Arctic coal shipment

Feature story | 2 October, 2009 at 0:00

Angela Merkel, Barack Obama and other world leaders took non-violent direct action today against a coal mine in Svalbard, denouncing the fossil fuel that is powering the meltdown of the Arctic.

Frozen in time

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 22 September, 2011 4 comments

I will never forget Pyramiden , an abandoned Russian mining town on Svalbard that I visited last year. Walking over green grass unheard of in the Arctic and passing by building complexes that could be the homes of hundreds of people.

Activists at Svea Coal Mine in Svalbard

Image | 1 October, 2009 at 15:07

Greenpeace activists block the conveyor belts at Svea Coal Mine, hindering Arctic coal from being exported to European coal fired power plants.

Climate Action at Svea Coal Mine in Svalbard

Image | 1 October, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists wearing masks of world leaders hold a banner reading "Coal fired Arctic meltdown" and stand in front of the Svea Coal Mine, where they protested by blocking the conveyor belts and prevented Arctic coal from being exported to...

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