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Greenpeace activists intercept first shipment of Arctic offshore oil

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic Campaigner | May 1, 2014

As social beings, we often celebrate our firsts: first step, first word, first day of college are typically shared and applauded with loved ones. But some firsts are more a cause for head-shakes than hi-fives, as is the case with the...

Amplifying Northern Voices: Greenpeace and Yellowknife residents confront the Arctic...

Blog entry by Kiera Kolson and Farrah Khan | April 4, 2014

Last week, while Arctic Council officials met behind closed doors in Yellowknife, Greenpeace Canada staff met with community members to listen and take action on local concerns for the future of their home. Below are some reflections...

Is there a future for Greenland without Arctic oil?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | March 17, 2014

For the past four years I've been visiting the beautiful country of Greenland, trying to prevent dangerous oil drilling that would cause havoc to the unique and fragile wildlife and nature here. But ever since I started working in...

The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Neil Hamilton | March 12, 2014

Tonight I’ll sleep well, knowing that there is finally something happening within the international community about protecting the Arctic. It’s not going to change things overnight, but it’s very positive, and something that our...

Shell's Arctic albatross

Blog entry by James Turner | January 30, 2014

'God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends, that plague thee thus! Why look'st thou so?' 'With my cross-bow I shot the Albatross.' Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798 A little over ten...

You can’t sink a rainbow, you can’t seize a sunrise

Blog entry by Alex Harris | January 22, 2014

All rights reserved . Credit: © John Cobb / Greenpeace. Alex Harris at the Greenpeace office in London I trembled as I walked through the grounds of Murmansk prison on the 26th September. Inmates watched...

The true north melting and oily?

Blog entry by Sarah Wilbore | December 20, 2013 1 comment

Recently Canada announced that it would formally submit a claim for 1.7 million km of Arctic seabed, including the North Pole . With this move, Prime Minister Harper is attempting to push the limits of oil production despite...

Greenpeace arrests show attempts to silence environmentalists continue

Blog entry by David Suzuki | November 27, 2013 7 comments

Early November marked the 18th anniversary of the tragic murder of outspoken writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight colleagues by the Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa and the others had waged a long campaign to stop...

Out of prison, but not yet free.

Blog entry by Sarah Wilbore | November 26, 2013

Last week in Russia was one of the best weeks in over two months. All of the Arctic 30 have been granted bail and released from prison in St. Petersburg. Already, heartwarming images are coming out of some of the emotional reunions...

Arctic 30 - 50 days of injustice in their own words

Blog entry by Esther Freeman | November 8, 2013

As we reach 50 days of detention of the Arctic 30, here is a collection of their tweets and letters, telling their story in their own words. "BREAKING: Helicopter hovering above Arctic Sunrise, rope dropping down. We think the...

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