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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With rights come responsibilities

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson, Greenpeace Nordic | March 29, 2012 5 comments

I’m in sunny Stockholm this week, spring is here for sure and woolly hats and gloves are yet again stored away for next winter.  In a grand Natural History museum not so far from where I work sit scientists, Indigenous representatives,...

Obama goes back to the future with Shell in the Arctic

Blog entry by Dan Howells, Greenpeace USA | March 29, 2012 3 comments

We've just heard that a federal judge in Alaska has decided to impose a powerful legal injunction on Greenpeace US which prohibits even legal protests within a certain distance of Shell’s vessels involved in Arctic drilling...

Exposing oil exploitation in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by JulietteH | March 28, 2012 1 comment

The Arctic Council is meeting in Stockholm today, and government representatives will discuss the sustainability – or not - of Arctic oil. We received this video yesterday from our colleagues in Russia who have just returned from a...

23 years later and Shell has learned nothing from the Exxon Valdez disaster

Blog entry by Dan Howells, Greenpeace USA | March 24, 2012 6 comments

Twenty-three years ago the Exxon Valdez ran aground at Bligh Reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound. The tanker spilled eleven million gallons of oil into the water, fouled 1,500 miles of Alaska’s coast and killed hundreds of...

Seven of us climbed up that drillship to stop Arctic drilling, but 133,000 of us came...

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid, Greenpeace New Zealand | February 27, 2012 9 comments

As we sat anxiously in the office last Friday waiting for the 'we made it' call we never dreamed that four days later we would have witnessed such a massive media storm, such overwhelming global support and such tenacity from our...

10 reasons why Arctic drilling is a really stupid idea

Blog entry by JulietteH | February 24, 2012 7 comments

1. It’s extremely dangerous. The Arctic environment is one of the harshest in the world, and everything you do there is more complicated than anywhere else. 2. Our climate can’t afford it. As the impacts of climate change ...

Arctic Oil Protest in Trafalgar Square UK

Image | February 22, 2012 at 11:14

Greenpeace campaigners climb the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square and hang a large banner from the front of the building. Shell are holding a prestigious event at the gallery with many influential and important people attending. Greenpeace is...

Conversations with Greenlanders (and non-conversations with oil companies)

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | January 20, 2012 7 comments

I’ve passed north of the polar circle on our trip visiting the west coast of Greenland. The temperature has dropped to minus 15 Celsius; snow is mounting outside my window and in the beautiful harbour city Sisimiut, the fjord is filled...

Obama stands up to Big Oil and polluter politicians

Blog entry by Phil Radford, Daryl Hannah | January 19, 2012 6 comments

Yesterday, President Obama stood up to Big Oil and its puppets in the US Congress, denying a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is encouraging news for the communities whose air and water would have been directly...

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.

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