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Greenpeace confronts reckless oil exploration

Feature story | August 12, 2010 at 17:11

Greenpeace is sending two ships to the frontiers of the world's oil problem. The mission of the Esperanza is clear: to confront the kind of reckless oil exploration that keeps wrecking our environment. In the Gulf of Mexico the Arctic Sunrise...

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Captain's Blog: Arctic Sunrise

Blog entry by Pete Willcox | August 24, 2010 3 comments

The water is the deepest blue. There are clumps of Sargasso all round. Where they are bigger than one square foot, they have schools of tiny fish, hiding from the sun. As we approach with the ship, the schools start to swim away, but...

Captain's Blog: Blind Faith

Blog entry by Pete Willcox | September 21, 2010 2 comments

Venus is chasing the moon down into the water. The Milky Way is glowing softly overhead. The Big Dipper is low in the northern sky. If we were not surrounded by all these things lit up like oil rigs, I could start to relax. The well...

It’s arithmetic: $4.5 billion is small change for BP

Blog entry by Mark Floegel | November 16, 2012 8 comments

Let me apologise in advance for all the numbers that follow, but they’re important. Eleven men died on Deepwater Horizon the night BP's Macondo well blew out in April 2010.  It's one number we shouldn't forget and no number can be...

Deep Green: Gulf of Mexico, The Cost of Complexity

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | July 21, 2010 1 comment

We're all in Deepwater Now. Corporations don't need regulation, because protecting the environment is in their interest. The free market will protect nature. That theory disintegrated at 21:49, April 20, 2010, under a waxing...

Greg Palast on the "cussedness" of Greenpeace

Blog entry by Greg Palast | December 2, 2011 1 comment

In 2010, in the aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, we gave iconaclastic  investigative journalist Greg Palast a ride in one of our inflatable boats, so that he could bear witness to parts of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline...

Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year award

Blog entry by John Novis | October 20, 2011 2 comments

Today, I have the honour of congratulating Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra on becoming the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year . Daniel made his winning picture for Greenpeace, of oil-soaked brown pelicans...

What BP doesn't want you to see

Blog entry by Jess Miller | July 19, 2010

Last week’s foul weather closed down all attempts to clean up BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster for almost 4 days. The weather finally cleared and we were some of the first out on the water to check out what happens when the attempts to...

In the wake of the BP oil spill disaster, news of another oil rig explosion

Blog entry by Molly Dorozenski | September 3, 2010 1 comment

This morning, as we were preparing the ship for the next leg of our journey, we got the news that another oil rig, the Vermillion 380, has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico , risking the lives of at least 13 workers who were rescued...

The Four to Eight

Blog entry by JulietteH | August 16, 2010 1 comment

Paul Horsman , on board the Arctic Sunrise in the Gulf of Mexico, is a long-time Greenpeace campaigner and an oil specialist. He is currently the campaign director for TckTckTck . It is just after 5 o’clock in the morning.  I’ve...

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