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Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and activists released after being arrested for...

Press release | 22 August, 2017 at 13:39

Tromsø, Norway, 21 August 2017 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and her crew of 35 activists have been released in Tromsø, Northern Norway. The Norwegian Coast Guard boarded the Arctic Sunrise and arrested the ship and her crew last Thursday...

Actress Lucy Lawless joins climate change survivor in protest against Arctic...

Press release | 21 July, 2017 at 16:50

Barents Sea, Norway, 21 July 2017 - 11 peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats with handheld banners to oppose the Statoil Songa Enabler oil rig, 275 km North off the Norwegian coast...

Protesters against oil rig in Norway bound for the Arctic - Greenpeace

Press release | 27 February, 2017 at 10:38

Tromsö, Norway 27 February 2017 – Activists from Greenpeace Nordic and Greenpeace Germany are today protesting at a Statoil oil rig in a fjord in northern Norway. The activists - in kayaks near the rig - are peacefully protesting against Statoil...

5 reasons 2014 was an amazing year for Arctic protection

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei | 29 December, 2014

It's been a historic year for our campaign to Save the Arctic. Hard to believe as it is, we only launched back in 2012, but our movement has grown to over six million and is getting stronger every day. Here are five major things we...

The Berlin Wall of oil begins to crumble

Blog entry by Steve Abel | 7 October, 2014 4 comments

The Berlin wall was a symbol of the Soviet era like no other. When it was finally dismantled in 1989 it signalled the end of a system that had stood for nearly 70 years. A system that shaped the political landscape of the 20th century...

Statoil Protests in New Zealand

Image | 2 October, 2014 at 13:11

Greenpeace New Zealand activists smeared in fake oil greet guests arriving at the part-Statoil sponsored Petroleum Summit dinner. Twenty-six activists line up outside the entrance to the Auckland Museum Event Centre to call on Statoil to abandon...

Norway's offshore drilling puts Arctic Ocean at risk

Blog entry by Rick Steiner | 22 August, 2014 3 comments

As Norway pushes further into the Arctic with offshore oil drilling, the corresponding environmental risks have increased significantly. The Barents Sea is one of the richest, most unique marine ecosystems in the world, with...

How big oil tries to win us over using stealth tactics

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 12 June, 2014 6 comments

What does it take to run a successful, modern oil company? You'd be forgiven for thinking it's just drills, pipelines, and lawyers. But there's an even more crucial element - the trust and approval of people like you and me. One...

Norway's inconvenient truth

Blog entry by Martin Norman | 6 June, 2014

Norway is known to be a beautiful country, with a long coastline, ranging mountains and lush forests. We are generally tolerant people, with a strong sense of right and wrong. We believe in peace. And we believe in nature. So when...

50 shades of Arctic oil thanks to green and progressive Norway?

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia, Arctic Campaigner | 25 April, 2013 5 comments

This morning three Greenpeace polar bears chained themselves to oil barrels in front of Norwegian energy firm Statoil’s office in central Moscow. Holding banners reading “Arctic worth more than oil” and “Arctic not for sale,” our...

Three strikes and you're out

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | 10 April, 2013 3 comments

This morning, two polar bears scaled the Statoil oil rig West Hercules bound for the world’s northernmost drilling sites in the Arctic. Just a few hours later the Norwegian state-owned oil company announced that these frontier...

Bearing witness to Statoil's Arctic oil drilling madness

Blog entry by Martin Norman, Greenpeace Nordic | 10 April, 2013 1 comment

I’m eating butter straight out of the package to keep my body fat high enough to withstand the cold and to resupply myself with sufficient energy. But this morning I’ve received an energy boost far better than any free-roaming cow can...

Norway's Statoil puts its Arctic drilling plans on the shelf

Blog entry by Truls Gulowsen | 8 March, 2013 2 comments

Shell’s spectacular series of mishaps in Alaska has definitely not been going down unnoticed in the oil industry. The Norwegian state-owned oil company Statoil is slowing down plans to drill for oil in US Arctic waters after Shell’s...

Personal Energy Outlook

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | 11 November, 2011 3 comments

This week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual World Energy Outlook , saying that we are on the path for irreversible climate change. To me, it's personal. When he was captured, American bank robber Willie...

Tar Sands Action at Statoil HQ in Denmark

Image | 14 May, 2010 at 13:43

Greenpeace activists place a banner saying ‘Statoil Out of Tar Sands’ above the main entrance to Statoil’s headquarters in Copenhagen on the eve of the company's AGM. Activists also unload crushed black granite onto the steps of the building,...

Greenpeace activist updates direct from the tar sands

Blog entry by laurak | 15 September, 2009 56 comments

Update from Mike Hudema - Climate Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada - 7am local time It's a few hours before we enter the tar sands. The tar sands are the largest industrial, capital and energy project on the planet but most...

Line in the tar sands, a bird’s eye view of the world's largest industrial development

Blog entry by laurak | 15 September, 2009 5 comments

By Mike Townsley, Head of News - Greenpeace International “I have seen the future and it is murder,” lamented Leonard Cohen on my iPod as I arrived in Fort McMurray airport, Alberta, Canada. The oil man’s airport of choice for access...

Can Statoil wash its hands of the Tar Sands?

Feature story | 14 May, 2009 at 2:00

The largest industrial project in the world. The largest capital investment in history. The world’s second largest oil field. The Canadian Tar Sands show just how desperate the oil industry is to feed its carbon habit. Now, thanks to a Greenpeace...

Spare a dollar for Vermont Yankee?

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Like the rest of us Vermont Yankee is suffering in the current economic climate : The owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant says it will have to wait almost 60 years before it has enough money to decommission the plant. Faced...

Nuclear News for October 31st 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Research base for new Chinese nuclear power ‘A new research and development office opened in Beijing this week, focused on the task of...

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