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  • Deteriorating weather conditions force activists to end Arctic oil rig protest

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - April 23, 2011 at 11:35

    After bold action to stop Arctic drilling, the climbers have been forced by bad weather to end their protest onboard the world’s second largest oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson.

    Early this morning, activists intercepted the Cairn Energy operated 53,000 ... Read more >

  • Activists are demanding an end to reckless deepwater oil drilling and taking bold action to stop the oil rig Leiv Eiriksson as it departs Turkey to the Arctic waters of Greenland to begin drilling.

    In the early hours of the morning activists be... Read more >

  • Making disasters we can call our own

    Blogpost by Jay Harkness - April 21, 2011 at 16:18

    © Jose Luis Magana / Greenpeace

    Greenpeace, as part of a coalition of individual skippers, peoples and groups including te Whānau ā Apanui, Te Rarawa, and the Nuclear Free Seas Flotilla, will return to Petrobras’ seismic testing zone today. Why? To try and stop not one but two disasters from occurring … 

    Often an account of a tragedy or a disaster will quote a victim as saying something like “it’s the sort of thing you read about happening to other people, but I never thought it would happen to me.”

    It’s probably the human condition – to think the worst luck will always be shouldered by someone else.

    For those of us who live in New Zealand, that’s usually true. Like Australia, or perhaps even more so, we really are the lucky country.

    There are however exceptions to that rule, as Febr... Read more >

  • One Year Anniversary of BP oil disaster

    Blogpost by Lamar Billups - April 21, 2011 at 10:50

    BP Deepwater Horizon

    First I would like to thank Greenpeace for allowing me the honor of writing a blog for the one-year anniversary of the BP oil disaster. You are the best and on behalf of the millions of people on the gulf, we thank you for the research and help y... Read more >

  • Stopping deep sea oil – Vanessa’s log 12/04/2011

    Blogpost by Vanessa Atkinson - April 14, 2011 at 20:08 4 comments

    Tuesday 12th April, 2011

    In the early hours of the morning, still many hours before dawn, we picked up the location of the Orient Explorer and her support vessel the Ocean Pioneer. Primed for another exciting day on the water and ready to do whatev... Read more >

  • Stopping deep sea oil – Vanessa’s log

    Blogpost by Vanessa Atkinson - April 14, 2011 at 16:09 2 comments

    Climate Campaigner Vanessa Atkinson is on board one of the Stop Deep Sea Oil flotilla vessels. This is her account of life on board...

    Sunday 10 April

    As the sun crept over the horizon on Sunday morning we were greeted with a beautiful sight – the... Read more >

  • Credit: Alex Hofford/Greenpeace
    Tuna caught in the Pacific Ocean

    Great news! UK retailer Morrisons has announced a new policy on tinned tuna, committing to stop sourcing fish caught via destructive fishing methods: this means that now all major ... Read more >

  • Vanessa's Blog: Seismic Events at Sea

    Blogpost by Vanessa Atkinson - April 8, 2011 at 18:48 10 comments

    First Contact

    We headed out of Whangaparoa at Cape Runaway under a gloomy sky at sunset on Sunday. The wind was building and as were our nerves as the next phase of the flotilla to stop deep sea drilling began. After such a powerful welcome on Satu... Read more >

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