2012

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Six Volunteers Scale Shell’s Oil Rig

Blog entry by Haley Rabic | April 8, 2015

Yesterday morning things changed drastically for six volunteers aboard the Greenpeace ship the Esperanza. They boarded Shell’s oil rig, the Polar Pioneer, on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean. The volunteers, Aliyah, Zoe, Johno,...

My reasons for climbing up Shell’s 100-meter high oil rig

Blog entry by Zoe Buckley Lennox | April 7, 2015

Before I head off, I want to share with you my reasons for climbing up a 100-meter high oil rig, perched on the back of a cargo ship, swaying in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Just so we’re all on the same page. This isn’t just a...

By the time you read this, I will be 40 meters up...

Blog entry by Aliyah Field | April 7, 2015

By the time you read this, I will be somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, literally closer to satellites than land. And if you choose to join the six of us, these past few weeks and the ones still to come will have been worth...

Why we all should care about the oil platform explosion that just happened in Mexico

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | April 4, 2015

Early Wednesday morning the Pemex oil platform, Abkatun Alpha blew up off the West coast of the Yucatan peninsula. The explosion killed four people and sent 16 to the hospital. 300 people managed to escape the blazing wreckage. Three...

Shell's profit comes at our expense

Blog entry by Isadora Wronski | April 3, 2015

Climate science has made it clear that Arctic oil needs to stay in the ground if we want to avoid the worst impacts from global climate change. We know it and we also know that Shell knows it too. Knowingly going ahead with an...

The Crossing - Exposing Shell's Monster Arctic Oil Rig

Blog entry by Nick Young | April 1, 2015

Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet is on the move, right now — and was even before the US government approved the final permits. As you read this, Shell is transporting an oil rig, the Polar Pioneer, across the Pacific, bound for the...

People power the winner on the day

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | March 17, 2015

The battle to save an ancient kauri tree from execution-by -property developer is over: Something is still standing…and it’s certainly not the leg of the Auckland City Council. For several days the nation has been transfixed on...

Brand new purse seiner raises alarm

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | March 17, 2015

With tuna stocks in trouble and too many fishing boats chasing what's left, reports of new vessels are a cause for alarm. The global fishing fleet is estimated to be two and a half times the size needed to sustainably fish our oceans,...

A year to save the world? How crucial is 2015?

Blog entry by Nick Young | February 16, 2015

2015 has barely begun, but it has already been called "the most crucial year in decades for the climate battle" and a "watershed" year for sustainable development worldwide. Naomi Klein is convinced that 2015 is a once-in-a-generat...

Statoil: Go home

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | February 7, 2015

A highlight of Waitangi Day this year for me was the growing swell of people fighting for the rights of Aotearoa and speaking out against the oil giants now trying to make themselves at home in our waters. Discussions about...

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