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  • Taking action, in freedom to #SaveTheArctic

    Blogpost by Faiza Oulahsen - May 2, 2014 at 8:14

    Protest against Russian oil tanker transporting oil from the Gazprom drilling platform Prirazlomnaya

    Today is the day. The very first barrels of Arctic oil have found their way to my home country. Gazprom, Russia’s biggest energy company, has shipped the first tanker with crude oil from the Arctic to the Rotterdam harbor, the Netherlands.

    You have to admit, Gazprom’s pursuit for Arctic oil has been relentless. 5 million angry people, 3 years of delay and 30 prisoners later, the glorious day of controversy has arrived. Almost admirable if it wasn’t risking a fragile region for oil that is supposed to stay beneath the seabed anyway.

    Despite the darkness of this day, our millions of voices did not go unheard. “The Arctic is a fragile environment that needs to be protected and preserved”, stated a member of the Labor party in the Dutch parliament. Common sense more politicians seemed to sha... Read more >

  • Greenpeace ship to encounter the first shipment of Arctic oil

    Blogpost by Jason Schwartz - May 1, 2014 at 12:36

    The rumors are true, Greenpeace has sent the Rainbow Warrior III to find the Mikhail Ulyanov, a Russian oil tanker carrying a shipment from the first rig to ever extract oil from the Arctic.

    That rig, called Prirazlomnaya, is the same one that activists aboard another Greenpeace boat, the Arctic Sunrise, confronted last year. After that action, the 28 people aboard the boat (dubbed the Arctic 30) were incarcerated in Russia on charges that ranged from piracy to hooliganism for 100 days, sometimes in harsh conditions. Those charges were later dropped.

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    Anne Mie Roer Jensen, one of the Arctic 30 activists, navigating on the Bridge of the Rainbow Warrior 3 during the hunt for the Mikhail Ulyanov.

    Some of the Arctic 30 are aboard the Rainbow Warrior III and are playing active roles in...

  • Good news: APP to "protect and restore" 1 million hectares of forests

    Blogpost by Zulfahmi - April 29, 2014 at 17:33