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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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Kumi Naidoo boards Arctic oil rig demanding Cairn’s oil spill response plan

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 17 June, 2011 82 comments

UPDATE: 11:45AM – Kumi has been arrested and is being taken to Greenland in a helicopter. As he climbed the 30 metre ladder rig operators tried to stop him making it to the platform by dousing him with a freezing jet of water...

Polar bear to starboard

Blog entry by Nick Young | 13 June, 2011 13 comments

We were trying to put two people ashore in Iqaluit - a small and isolated settlement on the East Coast of Canada. Why we were doing that is a story for another day but while we were there, something unforgettable happend. We  were...

What the judge said

Blog entry by Nick Young | 10 June, 2011 22 comments

Over the past few weeks we’ve been campaigning to stop risky oil drilling in the Arctic – by taking direct action up here off the Greenland coast and by shining a light on Cairn Energy’s failure to publish its oil spill response plan...

Injunction will not stop Arctic oil campaign

Blog entry by Nick Young | 9 June, 2011 22 comments

The Arctic 18 have now been in a Greenland jail for 5 days after being arrested for boarding the Cairn oil rig here in the Arctic looking for its elusive oil spill response plan. Today the Dutch court granted the injunction...

English translation of key passage

Publication | 9 June, 2011 at 18:51

English translation of the key passage from the Dutch text of the Amsterdam court's ruling in favour of Cairn Energy in it's application for an injunction against Greenpeace.

Cairn injunction ruling - Full Dutch text

Publication | 9 June, 2011 at 18:40

Full Dutch text of the Amsterdam court's ruling in favour of Cairn Energy in it's application for an injunction against Greenpeace.

Meet the Arctic 18

Blog entry by Nick Young | 8 June, 2011

Our delegation of 18 from the Esperanza and Arctic Sunrise were arrested on board the Cairn oil rig Leiv Eiriksson on Saturday. Four days later they are still in jail. They boarded the rig to ask for Cairn’s secret Oil Spill...

Legal assessment of the extent to which Greenlandic law prevents Cairn Energy...

Publication | 8 June, 2011 at 14:54

Greenpeace Nordic obtained this independent legal assessment of the extent to which Greenlandic law prevents Cairn Energy publishing its oil Spill Response Plan.

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