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Greenpeace defies Russian attempt to prevent Arctic oil protest, enters Kara Sea

Press release | 24 August, 2013 at 6:07

Northern Sea Route, 24 August 2013 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise today entered the Northern Sea Route (NSR) off Russia’s coastline to protest against Arctic oil drilling, in defiance of Russian authorities who this week refused the ship...

Insane PR circus rocks Holland... but it's not that polar bear thing

Blog entry by James Turner | 23 August, 2013 3 comments

"Accidents are as inevitable as breath. There is only one way to fully avoid accidents, and that is to die. When you are dead, no accidents." -- Timur Grigoluk , Polar Partners. The art of public relations is difficult, especially...

Choices, voices and being heard

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 22 August, 2013 1 comment

Every day we have to make choices. For many, the choice is whether or not to do something to protect our environment. For a few of us, there is no choice at all. We do what we have to do to tell the world that there are wrongs that...

Worst incident at Fukushima for two years

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 21 August, 2013 29 comments

The seemingly endless torrent of scandals rushing from the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima continues with the news that a serious incident is underway at the stricken plant. Once again we see that Fukushima’s owner TEPCO is...

Arctic Sunrise: Seismic Patrol

Video | 21 August, 2013 at 13:00

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise on patrol for oil exploration vessels conducting seismic tests in the Arctic region.

Russia shuts Greenpeace out of Arctic sea route, stifles criticism of oil industry

Press release | 21 August, 2013 at 11:12

Barents Sea, 21 August 2013 - The Russian government has denied permission for the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise to enter the increasingly busy Northern Sea Route (NSR), despite the ship having fulfilled all the requirements for such an...

Message to governments: Three strikes and you are out!

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 19 August, 2013 3 comments

The game is on for the oceans this summer. So far the outlook for the high seas is not very good, for a number of reasons: The first strike was the shocking failure of governments to protect fragile marine areas in Antarctica due...

Ice Ride: the global bike ride to defend the Arctic

Video | 19 August, 2013 at 10:00

The rush for Arctic oil is on. And the only thing that will save the Arctic is a truly global movement. With your help, this could be the biggest ever event in defence of the Arctic. It's easy to take part, just grab you bikes, dress in Arctic...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for 13 August to 15 August 2013

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 16 August, 2013 5 comments

State of the Fukushima Reactors TEPCO and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) are reportedly discussing the feasibility of entombing the Fukushima reactors in concrete for a period of 75 years, which would allow the...

Arctic Sunrise - Direct Dialogue winners

Video | 16 August, 2013 at 10:00

Daniela from Mexico and Thomas from Sweden win their place on a tour on the famous Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise.

Can dolphins hear Arctic drilling even before it starts?

Blog entry by Christy Ferguson | 14 August, 2013 4 comments

"This is Christy Ferguson, calling from the bridge of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise ... On behalf of Greenpeace and over 3 million Arctic Defenders around the world, we demand that you cease all preparations for oil drilling and...

How air pollution concerns stopped a China coal power project

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 14 August, 2013 3 comments

In Europe or the US, a huge 2,000-megawatt coal power project next to a megacity of 10 million would top the list of polluting power plant proposals and attract intense scrutiny. In China, which has continued to add an equivalent...

A potential human rights and livelihoods disaster

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 13 August, 2013 2 comments

Communities, like rainforests, take many years to develop into rich, interconnected and vibrant systems. And, like rainforests, communities can also be fragmented in a fraction of the time that they took to grow. The stakes could...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for 9 August to 12 August 2013

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 13 August, 2013 4 comments

State of the Fukushima Reactors In an effort to deal with its ongoing water crisis, TEPCO began to pump up contaminated groundwater from a new well at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant at the end of last week, in order to reduce...

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