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Greenpeace activists face Copenhagen court for 2009 peaceful climate protest

Press release | 20 June, 2011 at 8:21

Copenhagen, 20 June 2011 –- A year and a half after two Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner urging for climate action at a state banquet attended by over 120 heads of state at the Copenhagen climate talks, 11 Greenpeace activists [1] from...

Peaceful Greenpeace climate protesters released after 20 days of imprisonment without...

Press release | 6 January, 2010 at 0:00

Danish police today released from custody four Greenpeace climate protesters who have endured 20 days of pre-trial detention in Copenhagen prison following a harmless peaceful protest staged on the evening of 17 December. Their release comes a...

Owners of the wind

Blog entry by Kat Skeie and Tarjei Haaland | 28 October, 2014 7 comments

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...

After 50 hours Greenpeace activists leave coal stack and head for Poznan

Press release | 4 December, 2008 at 12:52

Having spent two days atop the 150 metre chimney stack of the Pątnów power plant to highlight the catastrophic impact that coal-fired power stations are having on the climate, the 11 Greenpeace climbers came down today and are heading for the UN...

Greenpeace continues protests against coal ship in Denmark

Press release | 3 December, 2008 at 14:21

Greenpeace activists are blocking the ship Hanjin Imabari, carrying coal from Richards Bay, South Africa to the Danish coal plant Enstedværket, in Aabenraa, from offloading its many tonnes of coal. Activists have blocked a crane used to unload...

Copenhagen a cop-out

Feature story | 19 December, 2009 at 0:00

Two years have passed since world leaders promised all of us a deal to stop climate change. After two weeks of UN negotiations, politicians breezed in, had dinner with the Queen, a three hour lunch, took some photos and then delivered what could...

US National Missile Defense System and the Thule air force base in Greenland

Publication | 20 March, 2001 at 0:00

Public and governmental doubts in Denmark and Greenland over Greenland's place in US Star Wars plans.

Our modern-day Thule needs protecting

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 27 May, 2011 2 comments

Medieval geographers referred to very distant places as Ultima Thule, beyond the "borders of the known world", but even before that, as far back the classical period, authors like Strabo and Pliny talked of a mysterious,...

Denmark willing to ban marmite but not risky deep sea Arctic oil drilling

Blog entry by Nick Young | 25 May, 2011 2 comments

Our little jar of marmite on board the Arctic Sunrise has polarized the crew – you either love it or you loath it. There’s no middle ground and, for some reason, it’s a popular topic of discussion over breakfast in the mess. So this...

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