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Greenpeace confronts reckless oil exploration

Feature story | 12 August, 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: Blind Faith

Blog entry by Pete Willcox | 21 September, 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...

Captain's Blog: Arctic Sunrise

Blog entry by Pete Willcox | 24 August, 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...

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

Blog entry by Mark Floegel | 16 November, 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 | 21 July, 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 | 2 December, 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...

Caption contest: solar energy vs oil

Blog entry by JulietteH | 26 October, 2010 10 comments

The story: The sun sets on the Greenpeace the Arctic Sunrise near an oil rig platform in the Gulf of Mexico October 17, 2010. A team of independent scientists joined the crew of the Arctic Sunrise to conduct a series of scientific...

Oil on the bottom of the Gulf

Blog entry by Kert Davies | 28 September, 2010 2 comments

Now that was a totally new experience! Last night I got to touch clay and mud fresh from the bottom of the sea, 1,300 meters (4,000 feet) deep in the Gulf of Mexico. That was fun. Today we pulled up a sample and opened the lid to...

Ship blog: Many ways to skin a (metaphorical) cat

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 22 September, 2010

The Arctic Sunrise is currently pitching her way through a healthy swell, somewhere south of Louisiana. I’d been facetiously complaining that I didn't get anywhere near a rodeo while we were in Galveston, Texas – so now I get to be...

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

Blog entry by Molly Dorozenski | 3 September, 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...

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