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Kiwis flock to beaches to say no to deep sea oil

Press release | November 23, 2013 at 16:03

Thousands of Kiwis flocked to beaches around the country today to demonstrate their opposition to deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand waters.

Simon's Story: A Tale of Hot Bottoms, Chocolate and Oil

Video | November 25, 2013 at 13:33

REVEALED: The shocking tale of Simon Bridges' illicit tryst with a Dutch giant, a burned bum and some sticky chocolate. Contains adult themes and offensive inferences. (Satire warning).

Banners on the beach for oil free seas

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 25, 2013

What an amazing turnout for Banners on the Beach! Little more than two weeks ago we put a call out for a mobilisation on the beach to support the Oil Free Seas flotilla . That’s not much lead in time but on Saturday we saw over...

Anadarko’s Oil Plans Hit by High Court Challenge

Press release | November 26, 2013 at 10:25

Texan oil giant Anadarko’s plans to drill in New Zealand waters are set to be challenged in the High Court.

Simon’s Story

Blog entry by Ana Mules | November 26, 2013

Every man has a story. A history. Here are a few blokes you may recognise, and the stories that define them: The Rock   A man of his word. Reliable. A muck in kinda bloke - the guy you call when you need a hand with one of...

Forbidden Pictures: Dima's Story

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | December 1, 2013

It's dark in Murmansk. A railway security guard yawns, his breath visible in the frigid air, and waves through one of the workers arriving for the early morning shift. He barely glances at him. Had the guard looked closer, he...

Getting the Arctic 30 home

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | December 3, 2013

Australian activist Colin Russell has finally been released from a St. Petersburg detention center, the last of the Arctic 30 detainees to be freed on bail after the seizure of the Greenpeace International ship  Arctic Sunrise  more...

Russian embassy replies to your emails demanding freedom for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Graham Thompson | December 9, 2013

We've received a reply from the Russian embassy in London in response to the thousands of emails sent in support of the Arctic 30. It's a shame they didn't respond to everyone personally, but any response is always welcome. It's a...

High Noon at the High Court

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 11, 2013

On Monday, we had our court case heard at the High Court in Wellington. Our beef: that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) – the agency set up by government to safeguard our oceans – had given Anadarko the green light to...

Oil Company’s Own Data Shows Oil Could Wash onto New Zealand Coasts

Press release | December 13, 2013 at 14:11

Oil could wash up on New Zealand shorelines if there was an accident at Anadarko’s drilling site off the west coast, according to the Texan company’s own data.

Gazprom's over-reaction to Arctic oil protest is a sign their fortune is at stake

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 16, 2013

Action on climate change would wipe billions off oil company balance sheets and they are determined to silence their critics. Twenty-six of the Arctic 30 in St Petersburg, 3 December 2013. 'Peaceful protests on oil rigs in...

Eyes of Arctic 30 turn to Russian parliament on eve of amnesty vote

Press release | December 18, 2013 at 8:57

Amsterdam - A crucial vote in the Duma (Russian parliament) tonight, NZ time, could see the end of legal proceedings against the Arctic 30.

Russian parliament votes for amnesty for Arctic 30

Press release | December 18, 2013 at 22:20

Amsterdam - The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: “There is no amnesty for the Arctic.”

Court decision shows Governments drilling programme a farce says Greenpeace

Press release | December 19, 2013 at 20:24

Greenpeace says the outcome of a High Court decision reviewing the role of the government’s Environmental Protection Agency in regulating dangerous deep water drilling confirms that it is a ‘box ticking’ farce.

Arctic 30 New Zealanders Return Home

Press release | December 29, 2013 at 14:32

The two New Zealanders who spent two months in a Russian prison following a peaceful protest at an Arctic oil platform have returned home.

2013: The Year In Photos

Blog entry by Feature Story | January 6, 2014

The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in...

Write a submission to protect your democratic rights

Blog entry by Genevieve Toop | January 10, 2014

Submission Guide for the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 and current regulatory proposals It is your right as a New Zealander to have a say in what happens in our oceans, to the...

What is the chemical that just contaminated West Virginia's drinking water?

Blog entry by Claudette Juska | January 13, 2014

A state of emergency has been declared in West Virginia after a chemical spill from Freedom Industries, a Charleston-based chemical company, contaminated the drinking water of 9 counties in the state. So just what was the chemical...

Neil Young and Petropolis

Blog entry by Laura Severinac | January 16, 2014

Canadian musician Neil Young has created a media storm around his Canadian tour to help defend First Nation land against the unbridled expansion of the tar sands. Called  'Honor the Treaties ', all profits of the four-city tour will...

Greenpeace’s Kumi Naidoo on Russia and the Climate Struggle

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 20, 2014

Q&A published in  Yale Environment 360 .   In a Yale Environment 360 interview, the outspoken executive director of Greenpeace discusses why his organization’s activists braved imprisonment in Russia to stop Arctic oil drilling...

Get Free TVC

Video | January 21, 2014 at 11:04

Get Free of Deep Sea Oil featuring Major Lazer, kiwis with banners and the Oil Free Seas flotilla!

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

Blog entry by Alex Harris | January 24, 2014

Alex Harris ar the Greenpeace office in London I trembled as I walked through the grounds of Murmansk prison on the 26th September. Inmates watched me and the arrival of the other notorious 29 new prisoners through their cell...

Don't bet on coal and oil growth

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 28, 2014

A mind-boggling sum of about $800  for each person on the planet  is invested into fossil fuel companies through the global capital markets alone. That’s roughly 10% of the total capital invested in listed companies. The amount of...

Shell's Arctic albatross

Blog entry by James Turner | January 31, 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...

Shell scraps 2014 Arctic drilling plans - Greenpeace International response

Press release | January 31, 2014 at 14:45

Amsterdam, 30 January 2014 - Speaking with investors today, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden announced that the company would not attempt to drill in the Alaskan Arctic in 2014.

Which part of Obama's State of the Union speech was written by the oil industry? [QUIZ]

Blog entry by Jesse Coleman | February 3, 2014

Test your BS meter with this one question quiz: Which part of Obama’s State of the Union was written by the oil industry? a) “America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades” b) “natural gas – if extracted...

Subsidy-free solar takes off in Spain

Blog entry by Jose Luis Garcia | February 5, 2014

Solar energy is clean, local, job-intensive, easy to install, quick to deploy, simple to maintain... but expensive. That used to be the mantra that solar promoters had to bear over the years, and it seemed an effective reason to keep...

The World's Largest Solar Plant

Blog entry by Daniel Schreiber | February 17, 2014

Photo credit: Brightsource Energy In the heart of the Californian Mojave desert, the world’s largest solar plant officially opened last week. The  Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System  is a project conceived by Google, NRG...

Greenpeace Response to Government Oil Drilling Announcement

Press release | February 27, 2014 at 15:33

Banners on the Beach: Oily people at New Brighton pier

Blog entry by Siana Fitzjohn | February 28, 2014

Communities are rising up around Aotearoa to say no to deep sea drilling off their coast. Below we hear from longtime activist and passionate Cantabrian, Siana Fitzjohn, about their day of banners and oily beach-goers. On the 15th...

The Christchurch Floods

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | March 6, 2014

Today, our thoughts go out to the people of Christchurch who are once again waking up to another natural disaster. As the true extent of the damage becomes apparent, many neighbourhoods will be pulling together to overcome the severe...

Anadarko Oil Fail is Government’s Economic Flop

Press release | March 12, 2014 at 8:30

Greenpeace says the reported failure of Texan company Anadarko to find oil off both the Raglan and Otago coasts confirms the Government needs to stop supporting foreign oil companies and start backing our local clean energy industry.

Anadarko springs a leak and spills the beans - it’s time to throw in the Stetson

Blog entry by John Dunford | March 12, 2014

With Texan cowboy, deep sea drillers Anadarko you have to expect a few leaks here and there - they were one of the companies behind the largest ever oil spill at sea after all. The news this morning from their operation off Otago...

The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Neil Hamilton | March 13, 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...

Clowns Pacifica

Image gallery | March 16, 2014

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...

Seeking justice for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Sergey Golubok and Kristin Casper | March 18, 2014

Today, we launched a case at the  European Court of Human Rights  on behalf of the  Arctic 30,  who spent two months in Russian jail for a peaceful protest to save the Arctic. The 30 individuals are requesting "just compensation"...

Bridges admits his ‘all of the above’ energy approach is just “good rhetoric”

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | March 24, 2014

On Thursday, our Minister for Energy, Simon Bridges, attended the National Energy Research Institute (NERI) organised Energy Conference in Wellington, in order to launch his Smart Grid Forum initiative. It would be great if this...

Reality bytes

Blog entry by Ana Mules | March 28, 2014

Momma do the laundry, momma pay the bills, momma cook the food, yo, I ain’t going nowhere. Simply because I can’t. Life has just got a bit too hard for our youth - growing up means death by debt. House debt, educational debt, iDebt.

Defend Peaceful Protest

Action | April 1, 2014 at 4:55

Tell PEMEX Director General in Mexico, Emilio Lozoya, to drop the absurd charges of “damages” against Rosina and to stop criminalizing peaceful protest.

Government Oil Announcement Tomorrow: Greenpeace Comment

Press release | April 1, 2014 at 16:16

Auckland, 1 April 2014 - Commenting ahead of tomorrow’s government announcement about new oil drilling exploration areas in New Zealand, Nathan Argent, Greenpeace’s chief policy advisor, said:

NZ Govt energy policy: fiscal idiocy and atmospheric self-harm

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | April 2, 2014

As the IPPC report predicts dire consequences for New Zealand, our politicians talk only about ‘adaptation’ to Climate Change while carving up NZ for more fossil fuel exploration and maintaining an 'all of the above' approach to energy...

Indigenous people of Komi decide to kick Lukoil out of their lands

Blog entry by Greenpeace Feature Desk | April 4, 2014

Residents from 13 different villages in the Izhma district of Komi region gathered at a public meeting to discuss recent environmental problems caused by Lukoil, the primary oil company operating in this subarctic area. The result of...

The unquenchable thirst of an expanding coal industry

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 8, 2014

Article originally published in  the Guardian. An oasis is a body of  water,  ringed by greenery and beyond that, a lifeless, endless landscape that coughs up dust and sand whenever the wind touches it. It is a globally understood...

Bridges Has Got to be Sacked

Press release | April 9, 2014 at 16:35

Energy and resources minister Simon Bridges should be sacked, Greenpeace said this afternoon.

Sack Simon: The forgotten forest is a bridge too far

Blog entry by Ana Mules | April 9, 2014

Sneaky buggers those forests. Hard to keep track of. One minute they’re there, next they aren’t… a bit like Members of Parliament. In today’s opinion piece TV3’s Political Editor Paddy Gower asked: “Is Simon Bridges asleep...

How Germany is revolutionising its energy system. And who's standing in the way.

Blog entry by Karsten Smid | April 10, 2014

As the UN climate panel meets in Berlin this week to finalise its report on options for combating climate change, here's how Germany is rising to the challenge. Rapidly reduce your reliance on coal? AND phase out nuclear power at...

Why the world's biggest coal company has backed down

Blog entry by Deng Ping and Harri Lammi | April 10, 2014

Last year, Greenpeace decided to do something we had never done before during our 13 years of work in China: target and confront a state owned coal company. And not just any company. The biggest and boldest, a Chinese government...

Dear fossil fuel industry - it's over

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler and Kaisa Kosonen | April 14, 2014

It's been a long week here in Berlin, with experts and government officials finalising urgently awaited conclusions from the United Nations climate change panel about the  solutions to climate change . Now they’re done and  the message...

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