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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 climbers at Gazprom Arctic rig: Basil Tsimoyianis, USA

Video | 24 August, 2012 at 10:18

I'm Basil Tsimoyianis from the United States. And when people ask me why I'm going to the Arctic, I ask, why is anyone going to the Arctic? I hear all these numbers, that oil will be gone in 20, 50, 100 years, and get lost in it all. But the...

Greenpeace climbers at Gazprom Arctic rig: Kumi Naidoo, South Africa

Video | 24 August, 2012 at 10:06

My name is Kumi Naidoo. I'm from Africa. I'm the executive director of Greenpeace International. I am participating in this action to draw attention to the destruction that is already happening in the Arctic, and to draw attention to, if this...

Arctic Action LIVE!

Blog entry by cleronde | 24 August, 2012 61 comments

>>> UPDATE: New action is under way, read more <<<   Prirazlomnaya. It’s certainly a mouthful, but it’s also the new name – and face – of Arctic destruction today. This giant Russian platform is set to be the first to...

Greenpeace International head boards Gazprom Arctic oil platform

Press release | 24 August, 2012 at 6:01

Pechora Sea, 24 August, 2012 — This morning a team of Greenpeace International activists - including Executive Director Kumi Naidoo - boarded Gazprom’s ‘Prirazlomnaya’ Arctic oil platform to demand that the Russian company abandon its dangerous...

The end of nature?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald, Greenpeace Denmark | 17 August, 2012 26 comments

It isn’t the first time I’ve been to Usinsk in the very north of Russia, so I shouldn’t be surprised — but once again, I’m shocked. I was here for the first time back in May, where I, together with my colleagues from Greenpeace in...

Greenpeace uncovers Gazprom's expired oil spill response plan

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | 14 August, 2012 6 comments

Greenpeace Russia has uncovered a startling secret that Gazprom has been keeping from the world: its oil spill response plan for the Prirazlomnaya oil platform has expired, meaning any drilling the company undertakes in this part of...

Saving the Arctic and what it’s got to do with Russia

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 13 August, 2012 42 comments

Today marks my third visit to Russia, the last being in 2006 when I had the privilege of meeting President Putin to talk about the freedoms with which NGOs can operate in this country. In a curious turn of events, and some six years...

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