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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 activists occupy Arctic oil rig

Feature story | 31 August, 2010 at 12:56

Our activists are suspended 15 meters above the frigid Arctic waters of Baffin Bay. They have taken up position on the drilling rig Stena Don to call for a ban on deep sea oil drilling in the Arctic, and demand that ‘wild cat’ oil company Cairn...

LIVE: Action to go beyond oil in the Arctic

Blog entry by LisaV | 31 August, 2010 30 comments

From Lisa at this morning's ongoing action against Cairn's reckless drilling in the Arctic - click here for the live feed from the Esperanza. Just a moment ago we launched our inflatables at the crack of dawn in the misty...

How an Arctic oil rush will help suffocate the planet

Blog entry by LisaV | 28 August, 2010 4 comments

Leila, climate campaigner on the Esperanza, writes from the Arctic...  Can you believe the Esperanza has been in the Arctic for a week now? When we arrived the sea was a mill pond and the sky clear and spectacularwith ...

Activists Scale Oil Rigs to Halt Arctic Drilling

Blog entry by Arturo | 28 August, 2010

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is in the Arctic to protest Cairn Energy's drilling here . At dawn (August 31st) Greenpeace activists left the Esperanza aboard inflatables, succesfully evaded the Danish Navy, and scaled the Stena Don...

Blog from the fog

Blog entry by LisaV | 27 August, 2010 1 comment

From Anais onboard the Esperanza in the Arctic Last night around 1am, my whole cabin was suddenly flooded with light and it was not the Aurora Borealis this time. It was the coastguard of Greenland, onboard 'Sisak 2'. They...

How many Arctic cowboys does it take to lasso an iceberg?

Blog entry by LisaV | 25 August, 2010 4 comments

Will Rose, independent photographer who regularly works with Greenpeace, writes from the Esperanza... We’re in and out of internet range now so I’m not sure when this will go up on the website. As if to mark the occasion...

Blue Noses in the Royal Kingdom of the Polar Bear

Blog entry by LisaV | 23 August, 2010 3 comments

We have officially arrived in the Arctic! After coming into Nuuk, Greenland, on Friday to pick up Arne, our ice pilot - we headed north and crossed the Arctic circle yesterday afternoon. I was incredibly excited about crossing the line...

A time to act

Blog entry by JulietteH | 8 August, 2010 2 comments

Several things have been going on this year that should make politicians pause and reflect on what a climate emergency means - and take action to stop it. The extent of the Arctic sea ice this July is the second lowest on record ...

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