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The Arctic

The Arctic is something that is in grave danger of being lost forever. Already, the past seven years have seen the lowest minimum sea ice coverage ever recorded and this year has joined the list. The repercussions are serious, and further decline of the Arctic sea ice can spiral towards fatal consequences. It is clear that the human footprint has profoundly altered the planet in ways that we never imagined.

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Greenpeace ship sets sail to map sea ice and protect fragile Arctic

Press release | 29 June, 2012 at 15:42

Svalbard, Norway, June 29, 2012 – The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise will depart on Friday for a month-long expedition in the icy Arctic as part of the environment group’s new campaign to save the pristine region.

Motley Crew Arctic Tour 2012

Feature story | 28 June, 2012 at 17:39

You don’t have to be from Russia or Norway to have a stake in what happens to the Arctic – we’re all affected. That is why on June 29th we set sail on the Arctic Sunrise with a truly international crew to demand a truly international response to...

Our biggest day of action ever aims to Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Markus Power | 23 June, 2012 11 comments

Today is the biggest “Day of Action” we have ever done - with 2,000 volunteers taking part in 20 countries from Canada to Switzerland to Chile to Australia! Starting today, volunteers on the streets of 200 cities will talk to tens...

Drawing a line in the Arctic ice

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 21 June, 2012 7 comments

Earlier today at the Rio Earth Summit, Greenpeace joined forces with a host of famous names to demand that the uninhabited area of the High Arctic that lies around the North Pole be legally protected and kept off-limits to the...

Rio+20 Arctic Rising

Image | 21 June, 2012 at 15:22

Greenpeace launches "Save the Arctic Campaign" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during Rio+20, using a balloon in the shape of a polar bear with the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer in the background. The organization joins forces with Hollywood...

Vicious Circle

Video | 21 June, 2012 at 14:00

Shell is due to begin exploratory drilling at two offshore sites in the Alaskan Arctic in the coming weeks. If Shell is successful this summer, an Arctic oil rush will be sparked and the push to carve up the region will accelerate. Russian oil...

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