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Bringing the voice of 17,000 people to Kiruna

Blog entry by Markus Power | 14 May, 2013 1 comment

Almost there! My train is slowly approaching Kiruna, a city in the very North of Sweden, right above the Arctic Circle. Looking outside the window, I see the beautiful, snow covered landscape of Lapland, home to the Sami, the...

Not only is another world possible, she’s on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her...

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 13 May, 2013

Opening remarks at the Peoples' Arctic Conference in Kiruna, Sweden: Greetings my friends, and welcome to the conference, the Peoples’ Arctic: Unified for a Better Tomorrow. My name is Kumi Naidoo and I have the pleasure and honour...

#2ThePole: The Trek On The Ice

Video | 12 May, 2013 at 15:00

In April 2013, four young Arctic ambassadors trekked to the North Pole on an expedition organised by Greenpeace. Their mission was to place a time capsule - carrying the "Flag for the Future" - on the seabed to call for the protection of the Arctic.

Carbon dioxide reaches levels never seen by humans

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 11 May, 2013 7 comments

The levels of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. The last time levels were this high global average temperatures eventually reached 3 or 4C° higher than now,...

Greenpeace China becomes the biggest solar power producer in Beijing

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 26 April, 2013 21 comments

At 10:48 am on 17 April in Beijing, Greenpeace made a bit of history: we joined the first batch of around 50 rooftop solar PV projects that connected to the grid in China. And to our surprise, we learned that our modest...

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