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Indigenous Komi people decide to kick Lukoil out of their lands

Feature story | 3 April, 2014 at 14:22 2 comments

Residents from 13 different villages in the Izhma district of the Komi region gathered at a public meeting to discuss recent environmental problems caused by Lukoil, the primary oil company operating in this subarctic area. The result of the...

Gazprom, Rosneft and other Russian oil majors to extract hydrocarbons inside...

Feature story | 25 March, 2014 at 16:59

Using GIS technology Greenpeace Russia has revealed that the Russian Federal Agency on Subsoil Use (Rosnedra) has systematically issued licenses for oil and gas exploration and production overlapping with federally protected areas - in direct...

Ghost towns of Fukushima

Feature story | 24 March, 2014 at 18:35

Photographer Andy Fabian sent us his photos from his recent trip to Fukushima. Here is his story about the land of ghosts and nuclear disaster.

Activists scale ExxonMobil rig on 25th Anniversary of Exxon Valdez

Feature story | 24 March, 2014 at 15:34

Ølen, Norway 24 March 2014, – Today, on the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, Greenpeace climbers scaled an ExxonMobil rig destined to drill in the Russian Arctic. The activists are calling for a ban on offshore oil...

Greenpeace asked the EBRD what its environmental principles are really worth

Feature story | 28 February, 2014 at 19:54

Greenpeace along with an environmental organization Bellona and representatives of Ufa’s community have met with agents of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which is going to sponsor a scandalous project of the Kronospan company...

Gazprom is trying to conceal its oil catastrophe in Siberia

Feature story | 21 January, 2014 at 16:36

Greenpeace Russia has appealed to the Russian Prosecutors office urging an investigation into possible collusion between Gazprom and supervising authorities aimed to conceal the scale of oil spills in the Tomsk region, Siberia.

Ufa citizens still opposing Austrian formaldehyde and the local authorities

Feature story | 7 November, 2013 at 13:55

It’s been almost 3 months that the Ufa citizens has been standing against the Austrian company Kronospan and its plans of starting a timber factory in the close proximity to a housing settlement. The public hearings held last week, with a number...

Baikalsk Pulp and Paper Mill Goes into Liquidation

Feature story | 18 September, 2013 at 13:41

The management of the Baikalsk Pulp and Paper Mill (BPPM) has started laying off its employees. Alexander Ivanov, the competitive manager of the enterprise, reported that right now the procedure of documents signing about layoffs due to the...

Is Gazprom Neft preparing to drill in the Russian Arctic without an environmental review?

Feature story | 16 September, 2013 at 14:48 1 comment

Gazprom Neft is lacking vital permissions for offshore Arctic drilling at its Dolginskoye field planned for this year, which could make drilling there illegal.

“If the oil men leave us in peace, we’ll always be able support ourselves.”

Feature story | 4 September, 2013 at 19:31 3 comments

For centuries Siberia was a land of wild forest, rivers teeming with fish, a home to wild animals and Indigenous cultures alike. But some companies in Russia are ready to sacrifice all of these priceless natural resources for just one – oil.

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