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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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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...

World Leaders block shipment of Arctic coal at the top of the world

Press release | 2 October, 2009 at 11:27

Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and other world leaders today finally took action on climate change by preventing a shipment of coal from being loaded onto a transport ship from a mine in Svalbard, 1400 km from the North Pole. The activist heads of...

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.

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Image | 15 September, 2009 at 16:45

Scientists Keith Jackson and Steve Comeau drill holes in an ice floe to fix sea ice thickness measuring equipment. Greenpeace is in the Arctic, with a team of scientists researching the effects of climate change on fast depleting sea ice.

The settlement of Tasilaq in Greenland

Image | 2 September, 2009 at 15:42

The settlement of Tasilaq in Greenland where the Arctic Sunrise stopped to re-supply for its expedition.

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