Making Waves

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  • You probably won't be surprised to hear that up here on the ice, we've been talking a lot about the Arctic Council over the last couple of days.

    We feel like what happened with Gustaf Lind and the Arctic Council this week is a microcosm of the proble... Read more >

  • At the North Pole, A New World

    Blogpost by James Turner - April 11, 2013 at 20:01 2 comments

    I'm writing this inside a small yellow tent on the frozen Arctic Ocean, while shoveling snow into a kettle. I'm on my way to the North Pole with a group of young people to declare it protected and call for a sanctuary there. Today was hard, with giant... Read more >

  • EU's new timber laws face early test

    Blogpost by Raoul Monsembula - April 11, 2013 at 10:31

    Afromosia tree in the DRC

    Last month Greenpeace Africa released a report on how the illegal logging sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in a state of organised chaos, with numerous companies flouting regulations and threatening the country’s vast forests.


“Cut... Read more >

  • Carrying the Sun From the Seychelles to the North Pole

    Blogpost by Renny Bijoux - April 11, 2013 at 9:37 5 comments

    My name is Renny Bijoux and out of the billions of people in the world I have been chosen to go on a life-changing, challenging but fun and wicked expedition to the North Pole! How cool is that, heh?!

    It's not every day that someone gets an opportu... Read more >

  • Three strikes and you're out

    Blogpost by Sune Scheller - April 10, 2013 at 20:05 3 comments

    This morning, two polar bears scaled the Statoil oil rig West Hercules bound for the world’s northernmost drilling sites in the Arctic. Just a few hours later the Norwegian state-owned oil company announced that these frontier drillings will not take ...

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  • Snubbed by the Arctic Council, we forge ahead on the ice conveyer

    Blogpost by Josefina Skerk - April 10, 2013 at 13:51 10 comments

    Josefina SkerkI’m standing up here at the top of the world, 89.7 degrees North. It’s -31 degrees Celsius this morning and my fingers are frozen — but my blood is boiling. 

    Like thieves in the night, the Arctic Council have snuck in and left without meeting us. I a... Read more >

  • Winning the fight for the climate, one community at a time

    Blogpost by Lauri Myllyvirta - April 10, 2013 at 12:05 9 comments

    For a long time, efforts to stem the growth of global CO2 emissions and avert the impending climate chaos have been synonymous with complex international negotiations between governments.

    The unwillingness of governments to commit to action has given... Read more >

  • Bearing witness to Statoil's Arctic oil drilling madness

    Blogpost by Martin Norman, Greenpeace Nordic - April 10, 2013 at 11:00 1 comment

    I’m eating butter straight out of the package to keep my body fat high enough to withstand the cold and to resupply myself with sufficient energy. But this morning I’ve received an energy boost far better than any free-roaming cow can produce. Before ... Read more >

  • Sami Lessons in Caring for Nature and Love

    Blogpost by Josefina Skerk - April 10, 2013 at 9:50

    I'm leaving soon. My mother is worrying; she doesn't say much about it but she has been knitting me a lot of warm socks since I joined the expedition team. She is the foundation of why I am doing this, as she has given me the gift of a beautiful way... Read more >

  • Interactive Map of the Arctic

    Blogpost by Jessica Wilson - April 9, 2013 at 18:26 3 comments

    Into the Arctic map

    Into the Arctic is a digital, interactive map we just launched today with the North Pole at its centre. The map features a number of static and dynamic layers that visualise the beauty of the Arctic, the threats it faces and our struggle to protect ... Read more >

  • Carrying the warmth of Africa

    Blogpost by Monica Davies, Greenpeace Africa - April 9, 2013 at 14:51

    Renny Bijoux, Greenpeace VolunteerAfrica and the Arctic.

    It seems like all those two places have in common is the same first letter.

    One is known for its abundant wildlife, almost year-round sunshine, and as the home of over 1 billion people. And the other, at first glance, is almos... Read more >

  • European agriculture at risk: time to ban bee-killing pesticides

    Blogpost by Matthias Wüthrich - April 9, 2013 at 11:11 6 comments

    Most of the food served on our tables greatly depends on insects such as bees and their crucial pollinating role in agriculture, but the use of pesticides is increasingly placing the future of bees and our farming at risk.

    A scientific review of poll... Read more >

  • We touched down at Barneo base Friday afternoon, a small outpost of humanity in the middle of this great frozen ocean. It's created each year to serve polar explorers, scientists and now, Save the Arctic activists. Our arrival was disorienting, buffet... Read more >

  • Arctic at the Crossroads

    Blogpost by Kelly Rigg - April 8, 2013 at 16:41 5 comments


    As a small team of youth ambassadors for Greenpeace's Arctic campaign begin their trek to the North Pole, I'm reminded of the campaign to save the Antarctic (below), which I led on behalf of Greenpeace in the 1980s.

    While politics between the two p... Read more >

  • On skis across the ice, towing their packs and equipment on sleighs during a week-long expedition to reach the geographic North Pole, a team of 16 campaigners are braving the remoteness of the Arctic to declare it a global sanctuary.

    And an unexpecte... Read more >

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