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Diving to the Antarctic sea floor is a scientist’s dream come true

Blog entry by Dr Susanne Lockhart | January 29, 2018

Most people would be surprised about how many species of cold-water corals and amazing sponges you’d find on the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean. Even as the scientist who has identified three quarters of the registered seafloor...

Keeping warm in the Boreal Forest

Blog entry by Philippa Duchastel de Montrouge | January 26, 2018

If there’s one thing you don’t want, it’s to freeze your fingers off in the Boreal Forest. At minus 37, that’s not always easy. Equipped with what I thought were appropriate winter boots and warm gloves for my trip to the...

Do ocean sanctuaries really work?

Blog entry by Greenpeace Canada | January 25, 2018

Our oceans are massive and unlike most places on land, they don’t really have borders. Animals, water (and sadly now plastic) all move freely across the globe. So it begs the question: does creating a protected area really work?   ...

The Last Man Standing

Blog entry by Philippa Duchastel de Montrouge | January 25, 2018

Imagine the 8 hours you spend at work, in school, or scrolling through Facebook. Now imagine spending those 8 hours on a skidoo at -37 degrees (and more like -50 with wind chill factor), riding through the dark forest on a bumpy road.

Behind the Scenes: Visiting the Cree Nation of Waswanipi during the polar vortex

Blog entry by Philippa Duchastel de Montrouge | January 23, 2018

January 3, 2018. New year, new adventure. And what better (do I mean colder?) time to visit the Boreal Forest. As a forest campaigner, friends often ask me: what is it that you do exactly? Are you one of those people...

Antarctic’s Top Penguin

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | January 20, 2018

Not every penguin is up to the challenge of living in the Antarctic, but those that do are a special sort of awesome. Remember, they don’t have the luxury of being able to fly away again if the weather turns bad. In honour of...

March of the penguins

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | January 15, 2018

This morning, people around the world are waking up to pictures of penguin sightings across the globe. The penguins have been spotted travelling on trains, arriving at international airports and at iconic landmarks. From Sydney to...

Setting Sail to protect the Antarctic

Blog entry by Will McCallum | January 15, 2018

As I write this the Arctic Sunrise, one of Greenpeace’s ships, is sailing south.  For the next three months its crew will be working alongside a team of campaigners, photographers, film-makers, scientists and journalists from across...

5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Antarctic

Blog entry by Samantha Wockner | January 8, 2018

In 2017 we launched a campaign to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary – the largest protected area on Earth. But why? Well, apart from being home to amazing animals such as penguins, whales and seals. The Antarctic plays an important...

Being on the sidelines is no longer tenable: My first volunteer action with Greenpeace

Blog entry by Pat Smith | December 13, 2017

I’m sixty five years old. I don’t exactly fit the stereotype you might have of a Greenpeace volunteer. My whole life I’ve been outspoken and railed against injustice, but always from behind the scenes. It’s been more usual and...

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