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Arctic Sea Ice

Background | 10 September, 2009 at 16:31

Every year in mid-September, eyes turn north to find out what the minimum sea ice extent is and find out how it compares with previous years.

Reports and briefings

Background | 4 April, 2011 at 12:27

You can find here Greenpeace reports and briefings about the Arctic.

Arctic sea ice reaches minimum extent for 2013 as Greenpeace activists are held in...

Press release | 20 September, 2013 at 19:42

Amsterdam, 20 September 2013 - US Scientists have announced that Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its sixth lowest extent in recorded history this year. The news comes as 30 Greenpeace activists remain in the custody of Russian security...

Giant melting da Vinci artwork recreated on Arctic sea ice

Press release | 7 September, 2011 at 14:50

Fram Strait, Arctic, 7 September 2011 – A giant version of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous sketch ‘Vitruvian Man’ depicted melting from the sea ice into the Arctic Ocean has been constructed just 800 kilometres from the North Pole, as a call for...

Greenpeace response to Arctic sea ice minimum announcement

Press release | 15 September, 2011 at 20:23

Fram Strait, Arctic Ocean, 15 September 2011 -- Responding to the US-based National Snow and Ice Data Center’s (NSDIC) preliminary announcement that the Arctic summer sea ice extent has plummeted to the second lowest level in recorded history (1)...

Annual minimum area of Arctic sea-ice extent announced

Feature story | 18 September, 2009 at 0:00

The minimum area of summer Arctic sea-ice extent was reported this week to have plummeted to the third-lowest level in recorded history. This is Earth's way of saying that we're reaching the limits of what the planet can sustain.

The melting Arctic must not be an excuse for a resource grab: UNEP

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 27 February, 2013 1 comment

The speed of changes in the Arctic is hard to grasp. The Arctic Ocean has been covered by sea ice for most of the past three million years. But now it is melting before our eyes and could see its first ice-free summer in a couple of...

A letter to President Putin

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 30 August, 2012 30 comments

Dear Mr. President, I write these lines to you on board the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, as we leave the Russian economic zone waters north of the Kola Peninsula. You may be aware that for the last 5 days people from our ship...

Cold hands, determined hearts

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 28 August, 2012 34 comments

When I spoke to my friends and family this weekend I was unanimously scolded. After Friday’s 15-hour occupation of Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea, they all said “you’re getting too old for this!” With blue...

Leaving Greenland Behind

Blog entry by Dave | 11 September, 2009

The Arctic Sunrise has left Greenland behind, and is now negotiating the sea ice that lies before our next port of call, the settlement of Longyearbyen, on the island of Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard archipelago, a place where the polar...

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