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Let's stop feeling so guilty about global warming

Blog entry by Emma Thompson | August 8, 2014

Emma Thompson is currently in the Arctic aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. She wrote these words after walking out onto the fragile sea ice for the first time alongside her 14 year old daughter Gaia. We're told that it is all...

How the peaceful protest at Prirazlomnaya made positive change in Russia

Blog entry by Maria Favorskaya | August 18, 2014

The dramatic Greenpeace International action at Prirazlomnaya in September 2013 is mostly infamous for causing a lot of problems for the 28 activists, two freelance journalists and the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. But what media...

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | August 19, 2014

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

Norway in sneak attack on the Arctic

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | August 22, 2014

The Esperanza has been in Svalbard, in the Arctic, for a few weeks now and we recently became aware of something urgent and disturbing. A seismic company called Dolphin Geophysical, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, ...

Seismic testing stopped in Norway but coming soon to Northland

Blog entry by Mike Smith | August 22, 2014

Seismic testing for oil in the Arctic Barents Sea, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has been stopped one month ahead of schedule 4 days after Greenpeace exposed it to the media. But off the coast of Northland in...

Major parties to front up for Climate Voter election debate

Press release | August 25, 2014 at 12:02

Auckland, 25 August 2014 – New Zealand’s main political parties will take part in ‘The Great Climate Voter Debate’ on September 3.

Climate Voter election debate to get big audience

Press release | September 2, 2014 at 14:40

Tickets to tomorrow night’s first-ever Climate Voter election debate have sold out but an online audience will also get to see the event live.

Climate Voter Debate

Image gallery | September 3, 2014

Climate Voter election debate gets 13,000 online audience

Press release | September 4, 2014 at 14:40

Auckland, 4 September, 2014 - A large online audience joined a sellout crowd to watch the first-ever ‘Great Climate Voter Debate’ which was streamed live last night at www.climatevoter.org.nz/debate/

High Court vindicates Climate Voter groups

Press release | September 8, 2014 at 14:58

Organisers of an online campaign aimed at raising the profile of climate change as an election issue, say they have been vindicated by the High Court on crucial points of law.

Why we climb to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | September 10, 2014

As a young child, I loved climbing trees. Above the ground I could see the world below where everything was quiet and my perspective was clear. It was a place to go, where, for a short moment, the world made sense. And making sense...

#ClimateVoter Debate Runs Hot Before Election

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 10, 2014

At the Great Climate Voter Debate last week, politicians had the chance to tell the nation how their party plans to meet the challenge of climate change. It was a huge success. We had a sellout crowd at Q Theater, over 13,000...

On the cusp

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | September 12, 2014

“We’re on the cusp of something special,” said one of the men on the TV. It’s mysterious. It’s alluring. It leaves just enough to the imagination. Actually, it leaves everything to the imagination. John Key’s repeated election...

#SafeSource NZ - A secure way to share the truth

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | September 15, 2014

Dirty politics and a dirty environment go hand in hand. Our country’s future as a fairer, cleaner, more prosperous place is being threatened by backroom deals, corporate cronyism and a lack of transparency. To enable you or someone...

Everyone’s a winner, except the fossil fuel industry

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | September 17, 2014

Overnight, while most of us were sleeping (and some of us were trying to soothe a teething baby) two new reports were released. One fills me with hope and the other with dismay. The first, a new report " Better Growth, Better Climate...

Bringing your voice to Ban Ki-moon

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | September 19, 2014

It has been a fantastic summer. Greenpeace has been in the Arctic for months, bearing witness to its extraordinarily shifting landscape, while challenging short-sighted attempts to find oil and explain to decision-makers that...

Key’s victory no mandate for dirty energy

Blog entry by Steve Abel | September 23, 2014

“What matters most is not who is sitting in the White House, but "who is sitting in" -- and who is marching outside the White House, pushing for change.” – Howard Zinn. The opportunity to create genuine transformation in society...

'At the end of the day' #Decision14

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | September 24, 2014

Decision 2014 is over. When the dust settles on the craziest election campaign in recent memory, what will we say about this wild ride? We’ll say that 1 million people voted for John Key. And we’ll say that 1 million people didn’t vote...

Climate action – who is stopping us?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 25, 2014

The world has changed since our leaders discussed climate change in 2009. It has become even more evident; ravaging crops in Africa, melting ice in the Arctic, drowning the Philippines and drying-up California. The poor are paying the...

Auckland march to #StopDeepSeaOil

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 27, 2014

As New Zealand elected John Key's National Government for a third term, the world witnessed the largest climate protest in history. More than 600,000 people made the call for a clean energy future in the 'People's Climate March'. ...

President of Kiribati visits the Arctic

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | September 29, 2014

In September 2014 Anote Tong, President of the Pacific Republic of Kiribati, journeyed to the Arctic to see first hand the melting Arctic glaciers that are affecting his drowning Pacific paradise. Sea levels are rising faster in the...

March to #StopDeepSeaOil and #StopStatoil

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 30, 2014

There have been amazing and moving scenes in Northland as the Waiho Papa Moana Hikoi made its way down from Cape Reinga to stand up for their coast, their way of life and for future generations. And they are not alone. They’ve...

Greenpeace disrupts Simon Bridges' speech to oil industry

Press release | October 1, 2014 at 9:33

Greenpeace activists have disrupted the opening speech by Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges at the Petroleum Summit in Auckland this morning.

Waiho Papa Moana Hikoi

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | October 1, 2014

More than 1,000 people marched up Queen Streen in Auckland yesterday, as part of the Waiho Papa Moana Hikoi, to protest outside Sky City at the New Zealand Petroleum Summit against plans to begin deep sea oil drilling in the north of...

'Oily' people greet Petroleum Summit diners

Press release | October 1, 2014 at 19:37

Greenpeace activists smeared in fake oil have greeted guests arriving at the part-Statoil sponsored Petroleum Summit dinner this evening.

A week of protest against deep sea oil

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | October 3, 2014

It’s been a big week! On Tuesday over 1,000 people marched up Queen Street and, in one clear voice, we said Stop Deep Sea Oil! The Waiho Papa Moana hikoi came down from Cape Reinga and together we marched on the ‘Petroleum Summit’...

The Berlin Wall of oil begins to crumble

Blog entry by Steve Abel | October 7, 2014

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...

Auckland blackouts: time to give the power to the people

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 9, 2014

At the weekend, large parts of the country’s biggest city and financial capital were thrown in to darkness following a power cut. It took the best part of three days to restore power to our homes and businesses and cost the regional...

LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell, after one million people respond to Save the...

Press release | October 10, 2014 at 9:00

Following a Greenpeace campaign, LEGO published a statement [1] this morning committing to ‘not renew the co-promotion contract with Shell’. This decision comes a month after Shell submitted plans to the US administration showing it’s once again...

A week of Protest #StopStatoil

Image gallery | October 16, 2014

Mount Ruapehu Save the Arctic

Image gallery | October 16, 2014

Blowin' in the wind

Blog entry by Sven Teske | October 23, 2014

Wind power has a pivotal role to play in the world's energy supply over the next few years. By providing huge amounts of clean, affordable power, it can buy us time in the fight against global warming while revolutions in energy...

7 inspiring stories of communities taking action for climate

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | October 23, 2014

Stories of communities taking action for the climate and refusing to accept the plans of polluting fossil fuel companies are happening more and more. Here are just a few inspiring climate acts of courage taken by doctors, villagers,...

Shell Oil Cowboys Caught Drilling Illegally in New Zealand

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 23, 2014

“There be trouble in town sheriff, some cowboys is coming into town”. It could be a line from a grainy old western from our childhood (well, mine anyway) when the good, clean living people of a well to do town see trouble on a dusty...

Assaulted for protecting olive trees

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | October 23, 2014

Villagers and activists were assaulted, handcuffed and hospitalized today while protecting olive trees at the site of a proposed coal plant in Turkey. The Kolin Group wants the olive trees cut down to make way for a new coal power...

China's coal use actually falling now (for the first time this century)

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | October 24, 2014

Coal use in China is falling this year - according to official  data reported in the Chinese press . It is the first time this century that China has seen year on year quarterly falls in coal use. The Chinese  economy continues to...

7 solar wonders of the world

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal and Helena Meresman | October 28, 2014

Solar energy is clean, reliable, abundant and an affordable alternative to fossil fuels - but not only that, solar is also cool. Check out our selection of the most amazing solar plants from all around the globe. 1. The sunflower...

How 30 Climate Warriors took on the world’s biggest coal port

Blog entry by Rosie Dickison | October 28, 2014

It’s no secret that I am an emotional person, and that nothing inspires me more than people standing up for what they believe in. Last week, as the Pacific Climate Warriors led a flotilla in the world’s largest coal port – even the...

Understanding climate science in 10 easy steps

Blog entry by Kat Skeie | October 30, 2014

The latest United Nations  report on climate change  is about to be finalised, written by thousands of scientists. The report is VERY important, but also a bit dull. What we really want to know is: How bad is climate change? And...

Owners of the wind

Blog entry by Kat Skeie and Tarjei Haaland | October 30, 2014

Thirty-odd years ago in the Kingdom of Denmark lived some brave people who disliked nuclear power and loved renewable energy. Determined to keep their country clean and safe, they began building their own wind turbines. Today, thanks...

This 'boom' might save the world - 10 quick facts about renewable energy

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | October 31, 2014

As the world's leading climate scientists finalise the latest  and most comprehensive report  on climate change and ways to tackle it, a key question is:  What is new?  What has changed since the release of the UN climate panel's last...

To carry on the David and Goliath battle we must stand together

Blog entry by Anna Abad | November 10, 2014

On November 8, 2013 the world stood still and witnessed the largest tropical cyclone ever recorded in history make landfall in Tacloban, Philippines. The scale and magnitude of the damage it left behind was unprecedented and shocking,...

Anadarko Face Largest-ever Clean-up Bill in the US, Plan to Resume Oil Exploration in...

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | November 11, 2014

Anadarko Petroleum face a clean-up bill of US$5.15 Billion, the largest-ever environmental cleanup bill in the United States. The money will fund a variety of clean up projects across 2,000 U.S. sites, including US$1Billion...

A polar bear nursery, a Russian oil company and one of the most beautiful islands on...

Blog entry by Maria Favorsky | November 14, 2014

Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean is a distant land of polar bears and whales, northern lights and shining ice. It's also a nature reserve and one of only two UNESCO Natural Heritage sites in the Arctic. It should be the most peaceful...

It is simple: It is People Power

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal | November 14, 2014

A shift to a cleaner and brighter energy future is not just a matter of technology or economics anymore. It is also a matter of political will. And although our leaders don't seem to get it, people do. The recent boom of renewable...

No, Interstellar doesn’t mention climate change—but it could still do the problem a...

Blog entry by Brian Johnson | November 14, 2014

Like so many of us, I am really concerned about climate change. So imagine my excitement upon hearing that writer-director Christopher Nolan (of recent Batman trilogy fame) might be tackling the issue in his newest film, Interstellar.

Historic US-China deal marks the beginning of the end of China’s coal chapter

Blog entry by Li Shuo | November 14, 2014

Today could be the most important day so far this century in climate and energy politics. China and United States have come to an historic agreement , negotiated privately over a period of months, that represents China's first...

UPDATED: Activist hospitalised after boats rammed during peaceful protest against oil...

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | November 16, 2014

Update - 18 November: The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation has orderd the detention of the Arctic Sunrise . Mario Rodriguez, director of Greenpeace Spain, said in response... "It’s telling that the Spanish...

The Arctic Sunrise, her journey continues

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | November 22, 2014

Last Saturday, the ecologically pristine area around the Canary Islands was the watery stage of the next chapter in the story of the Arctic Sunrise. Last year, she carried Greenpeace activists across icy waters North of Russia, where...

For oil companies, our rights are just another obstacle

Blog entry by Martin, Joris, Leon and Faiza | November 22, 2014

Once upon a time fossil fuel exploration took place far away, out of sight and out of mind. But as oil and gas giants become ever more desperate for new reserves they’re prepared to drill in places that were previously unthinkable.

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