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Arctic 30 to be held in Russian jail pending piracy investigation

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | 27 September, 2013 53 comments

UPDATE OCT 2: Today, 13 activists and a freelance video journalist were formally charged with piracy under Article 227 of the Russian Criminal Code. The maximum sentence, if convicted, is 15 years in a Russian jail. Greenpeace...

Greenpeace International to appeal Russian court rulings as activists face long...

Press release | 27 September, 2013 at 0:24

Amsterdam, 27 September 2013 — Greenpeace International condemned a series of Russian court rulings today which left dozens of activists in custody pending investigations into a peaceful Arctic oil protest. The group insisted it would not be...

Update: Greenpeace International responds to 2 Russian court decisions

Press release | 26 September, 2013 at 13:54

Amsterdam, 26 September 2013 - A freelance photographer who was on board the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise is under investigation for alleged piracy under Russian criminal law and will be held in custody for two months as...

Apple wins U.S. EPA award for helping to lead the clean energy revolution in North...

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 25 September, 2013 2 comments

Apple won a Green Power Leadership award today from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its use of renewable energy to power its business, especially its data center in North Carolina, the building where Apple stores your...

10 reasons to take action to stop Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya oil platform

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 25 September, 2013 11 comments

Right now, the 30 activists and crew from the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise are in custody in Murmansk . They have been under armed guard since last Thursday when the Russian authorities forced their way onto our ship...

The Nuclear Sisyphus needs to stop pushing his boulder

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 25 September, 2013 15 comments

Greek myth tells of the proud and arrogant king Sisyphus who, after trying to cheat death, was forced by the Gods to roll a giant boulder up a hill. When he reached the top of the hill, the boulder would roll back to the bottom and...

Greenpeace International responds to President Putin’s remarks regarding Arctic...

Press release | 25 September, 2013 at 14:04

Amsterdam, 25 September 2013 - According to media reports (1), Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the 30 Greenpeace International activists detained by Russian authorities after an Arctic drilling protest are ‘obviously not...

Greenpeace International rejects piracy allegations, demands access to detained activists

Press release | 24 September, 2013 at 13:42

Amsterdam, 24 September 2013 - Russian authorities today released a new statement (1) regarding Greenpeace International activists on board the ship Arctic Sunrise. The Greenpeace International ship is currently being held outside the port city...

Q&A: Gazprom and the Arctic

Blog entry by Damian Kahya | 24 September, 2013

The fight over the Arctic's oil and gas reserves has intensified - but what is actually going on? We've put together a short Q&A. What's happened? Russian authorities summoned the Dutch ambassador to Moscow (the Sunrise flies a...

Greenpeace International ship nears Murmansk port as 30 activists await possible charges

Press release | 24 September, 2013 at 10:19

Murmansk, 24 September 2013 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is close to arriving in the port of Murmansk after being boarded by Russian authorities last week following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.

9 disturbing signs pointing to a catastrophic oil spill in the Arctic

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 24 September, 2013 3 comments

Gazprom may not be as familiar to you as BP or Exxon, but they're just as capable of making history with a catastrophic oil spill. The Russian oil giant is the first company to start oil production in the Arctic after their failed...

Climate change: solutions within our grasp

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 23 September, 2013 2 comments

What’s up with climate change? Has it stopped yet, as some newspapers suggested? Nope, sorry. It’s still galloping ahead. And next week we’ll hear exactly how fast, and what it will mean for our possible futures, as the world’s...

Greenpeace International dismisses Russian allegations of piracy as ‘unjustified and...

Press release | 21 September, 2013 at 15:36

Amsterdam, 21 September 2013 - Greenpeace International has strongly rejected an allegation of piracy leveled at its ship Arctic Sunrise in the Russian Arctic, describing it as a desperate attempt to justify the illegal boarding of its ship in...

Arctic sea ice reaches minimum extent for 2013 as Greenpeace activists are held in...

Press release | 20 September, 2013 at 19:42

Amsterdam, 20 September 2013 - US Scientists have announced that Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its sixth lowest extent in recorded history this year. The news comes as 30 Greenpeace activists remain in the custody of Russian security...

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