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Greenpeace observer checking heavy ice floes beside Arctic Sunrise.

Expeditions and special projects

Here you can find the special weblogs and tour sites we put up for particular projects. Past project sites are archived, and no longer updated.

Arctic Meltdown expedition - summer 2009: In 2009, the Arctic Sunrise travelled further North than any Greenpeace vessel before to document the devastating effects of climate change on the Greenland ice sheet and on the Arctic Ocean ice cap.

Asian Quit Coal tour 2008

Asian Energy Revolution tour 2005

- Our ship the Rainbow Warrior touring Asia to push for a clean energy revolution in the region to combat global warming.

Yellow River Source Expedition 2005

- Revealing the consequences of global warming on one of China's most important rivers.

Project thin ice 2005 - Documenting climate change in the Arctic.

Greenpeace Energy Revolution - European Tour:Driving the switch to renewables and energy efficiency, the onlysustainable energy system that will enable us to stop climate changeand remove the radioactive threat for good.

Exxon secrets - Exposes the links between ExxonMobil money and the think tanks, associations and individuals denying global warming.

Exxon crimes action weblog- A weblog covering a Greenpeace protest at the Exxon Mobilheadquarters in Texas.  [Note: Exxon is known as Esso in mostparts of the world.]

May 2003

Climate impacts tour - Patagonia - The Arctic Sunrise and crew documenting signs of climate change.

January - February 2004

Antarctica tour 1997 - The Arctic Sunrise and crew documenting signs of climate change in Antarctica.

Arctic tour 1997 - The Arctic Sunrise and crew documenting climate change in the Arctic, and taking action against oil drilling.

More:

The Greenpeace weblog

LiveWire - the Greenpeace Aotearoa NZ weblog

International negotiations - Our first hand accounts from international climate negotiations.

Protests and direct actions - Links to past and current protests about climate and energy issues.

 

Take action - How you can get involved.

The latest updates

 

If you're left without reindeer, there is nothing else

Blog entry by Tatiana Vasilieva | 16 September, 2016 2 comments

“You feed a reindeer and step away - and it suddenly drops dead. Within a day it swells up like a ball ready to burst. We thought the heat was to blame, as they were still in their thick winter coats. A neighbour lost 50 of them.” ...

Which country is most likely to repair their electronic gadgets?

Blog entry by Chih An Lee | 15 August, 2016

What happens when your mobile phone dies? Which country is most likely to recycle? And do people repair their phones or just simply throw them away? We did the research to find out... Believe it or not, the humble smartphone ...

Fire Then and Now

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 12 July, 2016

Fire is the fundamental human technology, the foundation of everything that came after in human societies. Controlled fire transformed our diet, physiology, psychology, language, social structure, technologies, and our relationship to...

7 ways fishing trawlers are bad news for the seabed

Blog entry by Carl Safina | 8 July, 2016 3 comments

I’m writing this in the high Arctic at 78º North Latitude in early July, aboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise where I’m a guest for a few days, with 24-hour daylight and gleaming glaciers in the valleys of snow-capped coastal...

So how did they get that grand piano to the Arctic?

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | 29 June, 2016 3 comments

The Steinway baby grand piano was slung and swung on board in Germany, it was lashed down in the hold and we headed north. We took in a storm off the coast of Norway where green seas were shipped over the pitching bow and portholes...

The melting Arctic ice calls for protecting what I love

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 29 June, 2016

Last week I visited the Svalbard archipelago in the northern Barents Sea to bear witness to the rapid changes occurring in the Arctic. In many ways, the Arctic is the frontline of dramatic environmental changes that will impact...

My first time in the Arctic

Blog entry by Paloma | 24 June, 2016 3 comments

This week held huge hope for the Arctic. We could have seen the start of a sanctuary protecting one of the most pristine and beautiful parts of our planet. But the  OSPAR nations meeting in Tenerife, Spain have failed the Arctic.

Ludovico Einaudi performs with 8 million voices to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Elvira Jiménez and Erlend Tellnes | 20 June, 2016 4 comments

The beauty of the Arctic is overwhelming. The cold, the silence and extraordinary sounds as the ice creaks, rumbles and falls. The pristine environment, with life popping out to welcome you when you least expect it. A unique place that...

Earth is in danger, but only we can save ourselves

Blog entry by Peter Willcox | 17 June, 2016 1 comment

I’ve been a captain for Greenpeace for 35 years, fighting for our environment in every corner of the globe. I’ve confronted polluters, poachers, smugglers, terrorists, criminals – both private and corporate – armies, navies, vigilantes...

A new chapter for Arctic oil? Not on our watch.

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | 8 June, 2016 1 comment

The 18th May 2016 was just an ordinary Wednesday for most. But for the petroleum industry in the Arctic, it was the "start of a new chapter". If Arctic oil were a fiction novel it would make a particularly dark drama, with no...

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