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The rush for Arctic oil

Greenland is a land apart — where many people welcome global warming, dislike Greenpeace, and hope the arrival of Big Oil will transform their lives. But at what price to this pristine wilderness?

By Terry Macalister  /  THE GUARDIAN, LONDON

It is hardly an easy place for Nive Nielsen to fulfill her musical ambitions. Despite having recorded in Britain, she must still shrug off depressing attempts to label her Deer Children band “Eskimo rock,” and ignorant questions such as “How do you plug in an electric guitar in an igloo?” But Nielsen, and her fellow Greenlanders too, are determined to shape their own destiny — with or without oil.

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