Stop Deep Sea Drilling

Greenpeace campaigner Truls Gulowsen talks with Erik Solheim, Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International development. Greenpeace has invited OSPAR-nations (Protecting and conserving the North-East Atlantic and its resources) to declare their support for a ban on offshore oil drilling. More information.

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Stop Deep Sea Drilling

Oil Spills - the true cost of fossil fuels.

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, operated by BP, blew up on April 20th 2010, resulting in the dealth of 11 men and the worst accidental oil spill in history. The root cause of this disaster is the world's addiction to fossil fuels. Without an Energy [R]evolution, disasters like this are bound to happen again.

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Meeting the future leaders of Greenland

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | January 16, 2012 5 comments

A major storm is howling outside the building. The few people on the street are almost carried away by the wind. I am in Qaqortoq, in southern Greenland ,— one day late due to the unstable weather. And this is how it is in Greenland.

Greg Palast on the "cussedness" of Greenpeace

Blog entry by Greg Palast | December 2, 2011 1 comment

In 2010, in the aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, we gave iconaclastic  investigative journalist Greg Palast a ride in one of our inflatable boats, so that he could bear witness to parts of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline...

Telling the oil companies the truth

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | December 1, 2011 18 comments

Today, the Greenland Bureau of Mineral and Petroleum invited the world’s biggest oil companies to a meeting that can have extreme importance for the future of the Arctic. Greenland wants to open up an untouched area of the North-East...

Arctic lightning strikes yet again as Cairn Energy strikes, er, nothing

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | December 1, 2011 3 comments

Fair play to Cairn Energy. It may not be any good at finding oil under the Arctic, but its press releases are guaranteed to raise a smile. Take today’s news on its 2011 Greenland drilling programme, for example, which was supposed to...

Arctic sea ice decline breaking records over 1,000 years old

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | November 24, 2011 2 comments

According to a new paper in Nature, sea ice in the Arctic is now declining at a pace and scale not seen for over a thousand years. It estimates that after decades of decline, the amount of ice locked away in the High North is now 2...

And the winner of the 2011 Greenpeace film competition is...

Blog entry by Richardg, Greenpeace UK | November 23, 2011 2 comments

Last night film makers from across Europe gathered at the Curzon Soho in central London, with one question on their minds: who had won the Greenpeace Film Competition? We'd challenged people to make short films that exposed how...

It's my Arctic too

Blog entry by Henning Reinton | November 22, 2011 4 comments

On November 18th, Norway’s Foreign Minister  Jonas Gahr Stoere announced that drilling for oil in the Arctic is “ the project of a generation ”. It’s a bit unclear to me whose generation that is, but I can assure him it’s not mine. ...

Are environmentalists smoking dope, or is the IEA just confused?

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | November 14, 2011 1 comment

On November 9th, the International Energy Agency (IEA) issued its latest World Energy Outlook and announced that changes need to be made in the world’s energy infrastructure by 2017 if we are to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Taking action against coal in South Africa

Blog entry by dwalsh | November 7, 2011 8 comments

With the COP17 in Durban coming up later this month, Greenpeace activists took action this morning inside the construction site of South African utility firm ESKOM’s latest colossal coal-fired power plant, Kusile. Kusile, which is near...

Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year award

Blog entry by John Novis | October 20, 2011 2 comments

Today, I have the honour of congratulating Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra on becoming the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year . Daniel made his winning picture for Greenpeace, of oil-soaked brown pelicans...

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