Making Waves

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  • Genetically engineered potato? We have a bad peeling about this.

    Blogpost by Myrto Pispini - 2 September, 2010 at 15:53 4 comments

    When the German Minister of Economics and Technology recently endorsed a Genetically Engineered (GE) potato, he said "no" to public opinion, "no" to the health and safety concerns of scientists, "no" to biodiversity, "no" to farmers' livelihoods and "... Read more >

  • UPDATE: Greenpeace Activists arrested

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - 2 September, 2010 at 12:15 5 comments

    From Ben onboard the Esperanza in the Arctic...

    Well that was dramatic. Yesterday afternoon the seas started churning and our huge banner on the oil rig was twisting and flapping as a gale blew up. I spoke to the four activists under the rig and they... Read more >

  • Video: update direct from the oil rig

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - 1 September, 2010 at 12:33 1 comment

    Watch Sim talk about his "relatively comfortable" night dangling off the underside of Cairn's Stena Don rig. Our four climbers are still on Cairn's rig, stopping the company from continuing its dangerous drilling in Arctic waters. Read more >

  • LIVE: Action to go beyond oil in the Arctic

    Blogpost by LisaV - 31 August, 2010 at 11:04 30 comments

    From Lisa at this morning's ongoing action against Cairn's reckless drilling in the Arctic - click here for the live feed from the Esperanza.

    Just a moment ago we launched our inflatables at the crack of dawn in the misty Arctic waters of Baffin Ba... Read more >

  • How an Arctic oil rush will help suffocate the planet

    Blogpost by LisaV - 28 August, 2010 at 17:10 4 comments

    Leila, climate campaigner on the Esperanza, writes from the Arctic... 

    Can you believe the Esperanza has been in the Arctic for a week now? When we arrived the sea was a mill pond and the sky clear and spectacularwith sunsets that go on for hour... Read more >

  • Activists Scale Oil Rigs to Halt Arctic Drilling

    Blogpost by Arturo - 28 August, 2010 at 14:58

    The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is in the Arctic to protest Cairn Energy's drilling here. At dawn (August 31st) Greenpeace activists left the Esperanza aboard inflatables, succesfully evaded the Danish Navy, and scaled the Stena Don dril... Read more >

  • Blog from the fog

    Blogpost by LisaV - 27 August, 2010 at 16:53 1 comment

    From Anais onboard the Esperanza in the Arctic

    Last night around 1am, my whole cabin was suddenly flooded with light and it was not the Aurora Borealis this time. It was the coastguard of Greenland, onboard 'Sisak 2'. They have been following us li... Read more >

  • How many Arctic cowboys does it take to lasso an iceberg?

    Blogpost by LisaV - 25 August, 2010 at 12:20 4 comments

    Will Rose, independent photographer who regularly works with Greenpeace, writes from the Esperanza...

    Iceberg Removal Operation, Arctic

    We’re in and out of internet range now so I’m not sure when this will go up on the website. As if to mark the occasion thick swirls of fog have c... Read more >

  • Blue Noses in the Royal Kingdom of the Polar Bear

    Blogpost by LisaV - 23 August, 2010 at 10:24 3 comments

    Lisa blue nose

    We have officially arrived in the Arctic! After coming into Nuuk, Greenland, on Friday to pick up Arne, our ice pilot - we headed north and crossed the Arctic circle yesterday afternoon. I was incredibly excited about crossing the line as I have nev... Read more >

  • Black gold and mountain shaped clouds

    Blogpost by Eoin Dubsky - 23 August, 2010 at 10:20


    Anais takes a break from her chores on board to ponder about what's on the horizon and why we're here...

    There are more and more visits by our distant relatives - the whales - as we journey onwards and they are a welcome distraction from our busy d... Read more >

  • I want a clean world and a clean conscience.

    Blogpost by LisaV - 20 August, 2010 at 17:30 10 comments

    Victor, one of our activists on board the Esperanza, writes his second update... 

    Friends, we’ve now been at sea for a week. The waves have come and gone. Sometimes big, sometimes small. Right now it’s calm. But just a couple of days ago it was wo... Read more >

  • Breaking our oil addiction

    Blogpost by LisaV - 18 August, 2010 at 0:39 9 comments

    Leila, Greenpeace UK climate campaigner writes from the Esperanza...

    After the news of The Faroe Islands calling on 'special forces', the internet is alive with speculation about where we'll end up. The Faroes' massive overreaction makes the point ... Read more >

  • Reflecting on the Gulf of Mexico from the North Sea

    Blogpost by LisaV - 17 August, 2010 at 18:26 5 comments

    Simran, from the US, who spent 3 weeks helping with clean-up operations for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster - writes from on board the Esperanza...

    I’ve been aboard the Esperanza for several days now. Having made it through the humbling experience... Read more >

  • Danish Navy Seals ready to meet our ship?

    Blogpost by LisaV - 16 August, 2010 at 21:32 3 comments

    Ben Stewart, comms officer onboard the Esperanza writes...

    Well I have to say, I didn’t expect that. Yesterday afternoon I was on the rowing machine at the back of the ship as we bobbed along somewhere north of Scotland when Helena tapped me on the ... Read more >

  • Anais in Wonderland

    Blogpost by LisaV - 15 August, 2010 at 22:40 4 comments

    Anais from Germany writes from the Esperanza...

    And as the lockmaster is unveiling the curtain we are putting out to sea - leaving behind murmur, feet scraping and rustling plastic bags of the overcrowded cinema. it's the curtain call for sea mons... Read more >

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