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The Arctic 30 have left Russia

The criminal prosecution of the Arctic 30 has been terminated after the Russian parliament adopted an amnesty decree marking the 20th anniversary of the country’s constitution. The non-Russian nationals were granted exit visas to leave the country and all of them have finally returned home. They spent more than three months in detention, despite the fact that the seizure of their ship and the imprisonment of the activists were deemed illegal by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. As one activist said, "They didn't lock us up for what we did. They locked us up for what we stood for." Their act of civil disobedience was a courageous stand against destructive Arctic oil drilling and the onslaught of climate change.

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Arctic drilling - not this year, not ever?

Blog entry by JulietteH | 27 May, 2010 1 comment

Like most people following closely news of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, it didn’t escape us this morning that the Obama administration had leaked news that Arctic drilling plans will be suspended for this summer. Like less...

What is Texas doing in the Arctic?

Blog entry by LisaV | 26 May, 2010 4 comments

Texas, radio operator on board the Esperanza in the Arctic ,  tells us about their journey to Svalbard and what will be happening there soon. Sunny days!  24 hours of it.  It's been like that for a week or so now but the cloud...

Expedition launch: Arctic Under Pressure

Feature story | 12 May, 2010 at 14:20

We are returning to the Arctic Ocean with our ship the Esperanza this month to reinforce the urgent need to protect one of the most pristine and fragile environments on Earth.

Greenpeace heads to Arctic to investigate urgent ocean threats

Press release | 12 May, 2010 at 14:15

KIEL, Germany, Greenpeace today announced its ‘Arctic Under Pressure Expedition’ in which it will join with leading scientists to investigate the most urgent threats to the Arctic Ocean: ocean acidification, melting of the sea ice due to climate...

Gulf of Mexico oil spill worsens

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 April, 2010 6 comments

Written by Almudena, this is a round up of the day's news featuring Greenpeace issues.   Rivers of oil spreading over the ocean after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform Explosion Five times more oil a day than...

April 28: Greenpeace actions in Sweden, Turkey against dirty energy; BP blocked...

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 April, 2010

This blog entry was originally written by Melissa on April 28th, but due to our website migration appears to be from a different date and author. Thirty Greenpeace activists in Stockholm have shut down the office of...

Putting a stop to the Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | 26 January, 2010 at 0:00

Should the oil companies be allowed to take advantage of melting ice to drill for more oil in the warming Arctic? Should industrial fishing fleets be allowed to chase the last remnants of fished-out stocks into the areas where ice has previously...

As UN climate talks in Bangkok progress at snail’s pace, Greenpeace takes action...

Press release | 5 October, 2009 at 16:36

UN climate talks in Bangkok today limp into their second week with little prospect of reaching a climate saving deal in Copenhagen later this year without serious action from the rich countries. Meanwhile, Greenpeace activists have taken action...

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