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How Shell's latest bid to get young people hooked on fossil fuels seriously backfired

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei | 30 April, 2015 1 comment

Shell knows it's losing the fight against Arctic drilling, and here's why. A few weeks ago, we got an email from an outraged filmmaker saying that he'd been invited to enter a viral video competition sponsored by Shell . The...

Shell's trying to silence your voice on Arctic drilling

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 9 April, 2015 4 comments

"If somebody not from your country commits a crime against somebody not from your country in another country, should the courts in your country have any jurisdiction over the issue?" With remarkable prescience, this question was ...

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

Blog entry by Aliyah Field | 7 April, 2015 8 comments

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...

A meeting with high implications for the Arctic

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 10 March, 2015 3 comments

This week, in a quiet and unassuming European conference centre, a small committee that is part of an international Convention very few people have ever heard about, is meeting to discuss an issue of global significance. Cynics...

A chance for greater protection of the Arctic

Blog entry by Dr. David Santillo | 2 March, 2015 1 comment

Government members from all over Europe are meeting this week for the OSPAR (named after the Oslo and Paris Conventions) Convention's Biodiversity Committee (BDC) in Cork, Ireland. They have an opportunity to move towards providing...

Thousands ride to save the Arctic!

Blog entry by Cristiana de Lia | 6 October, 2014 1 comment

This weekend, something truly amazing happened. In more than 30 countries, and as many as 160 cities, more than 20,000 people took to the streets to make a strong and diverse call to save the Arctic, celebrating the top of our world...

A leader, a polar bear, and the shock of recognition

Blog entry by Anote Tong, President of Kiribati | 30 September, 2014

We had only been on the rock next to the melting Nordenskiöld glacier for a few minutes when I looked up and saw a white furry head looking down at me from a cliff 60 meters away. Our polar guide, who had scouted the area in...

The New Normal

Blog entry by Jasper Inventor | 22 September, 2014

I’m probably one of a handful of Filipinos to ever make it to the Arctic. What struck me the most during my trip are the similarities that could be drawn between the Arctic and the Philippines despite being 8,500 kilometers apart. For...

Dear LEGO, did you miss our one million emails…?

Blog entry by Ellen Booth | 20 September, 2014 1 comment

Oh LEGO! We're feeling sad again. We just heard you've rolled out a new line of Shell toys in Singapore, and this is just the beginning – they'll be coming to Shell petrol stations across the globe in the next year or so. And...

Arctic 30 one year anniversary: Their freedom is our freedom

Blog entry by The Arctic 30 | 19 September, 2014 2 comments

The right to peaceful protest is a core tenet of a healthy society — the inherent human right to stand up and be counted, to challenge unjust laws, and sometimes, when the system has failed, to put our bodies in the way of destruction...

The melting sea ice, a dodgy peach blouse and a moment I'll never forget

Blog entry by Vicky Wyatt | 22 September, 2014

I remember at school I wrote a story about the North Pole. As part of my 'research' I found out that sometimes the Arctic was so cold that if you threw a bucket of boiling water into the air it would freeze before it hit the ground. My...

Bringing your voice to Ban Ki-moon

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | 18 September, 2014 2 comments

It has been a fantastic summer. Greenpeace has been in the Arctic for months, bearing witness to its extraordinarily shifting landscape, while challenging short-sighted attempts to find oil and explain to decision-makers that...

Why we climb to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | 9 September, 2014 1 comment

As a young child, I loved climbing trees. Above the ground I could see the world below where everything was quiet and my perspective was clear. It was a place to go, where, for a short moment, the world made sense. And making sense...

The world has spoken: Governments should create an Arctic sanctuary!

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | 4 September, 2014 4 comments

A global survey commissioned by Greenpeace has revealed that 74 per cent – nearly three quarters – of respondents agree or strongly agree that governments should create a protected area in the Arctic Ocean around the North Pole,...

Too eager to drill for Arctic oil

Blog entry by Erlend Tellnes | 28 August, 2014 1 comment

Greenpeace's ship, the Esperanza, is still on station in the Arctic to expose renewed Norwegian efforts to drill for oil in this pristine environment. Last week we successfully headed off attempts by an oil company to complete...

Let's stop feeling so guilty about global warming

Blog entry by Emma Thompson | 7 August, 2014 14 comments

Emma Thompson is currently in the Arctic aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. She wrote these words after walking out onto the fragile sea ice for the first time alongside her 14 year old daughter Gaia. We're told that it is all...

New video sees children at heart of LEGO campaign

Blog entry by Ian Duff | 5 August, 2014

No one loves LEGO as much as a seven year old who's just built their first masterpiece. But everyone who has played with the toy carries the joy of their inner child on through life. That's why LEGO is such a desirable brand for Shell...

How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | 3 July, 2014

The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of little plastic...

Five reasons the Arctic is officially AWESOME (ecologically and biologically speaking)

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | 6 June, 2014

I often sit at my desk imagining that I am an alien. Bear with me. I am not totally insane. I just think it would be interesting to land on this little blue and green planet for the first time, and see the world that we so often take...

Is this the most dangerous club in the world?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 27 May, 2014 5 comments

As the thunder broiled and lightning split the sodden night sky, a team of activists from Greenpeace Netherlands scaled the giant drilling rig GSP Saturn in the port of IJmuiden to stop it leaving for the Russian Arctic. The rig...

I'm in a small boat and my hands are going numb. Why am I doing this?

Blog entry by Sini Saarela | 26 May, 2014 2 comments

The salty sea water is splashing on my face and the boat is jumping up and down the waves. My hands are ice cold. We are in the middle of practice at sea, and it's hard. I'm still feeling weak after being seasick for a few days, yet...

Nine things you didn't know about Bear Island

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | 23 May, 2014 4 comments

There's a fairly good chance that this is the first time you've heard of Bear Island. Don't worry. The first time I heard about the island was less than two years ago. So what’s the deal? Well, Bear Island is a truly unique place...

There are no trees in the Arctic

Blog entry by Sebastian Bock | 10 December, 2013

Well, some people will say, there certainly are trees in the Arctic region. So maybe the title should say that there are no trees at the North Pole. But what have trees to do with Greenpeace’s campaign to stop reckless drilling for...

Forbidden Pictures: Dima's Story

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 26 November, 2013 16 comments

It's dark in Murmansk. A railway security guard yawns, his breath visible in the frigid air, and waves through one of the workers arriving for the early morning shift. He barely glances at him. Had the guard looked closer, he might...

Friends in high places - the Arctic 30 receive political support all over the world

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 8 November, 2013 1 comment

It's not often that the President of Brazil, the Vice President of Iran, the Chancellor of Germany, the Argentinian Senate, the EU parliament, Burma's opposition leader, 13 Nobel Peace Prize winners, and hundreds of parliamentarians...

Arctic 30 - 50 days of injustice in their own words

Blog entry by Esther Freeman | 7 November, 2013 1 comment

As we reach 50 days of detention of the Arctic 30, here is a collection of their tweets and letters, telling their story in their own words. "BREAKING: Helicopter hovering above Arctic Sunrise, rope dropping down. We think the...

9 disturbing signs pointing to a catastrophic oil spill in the Arctic

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 24 September, 2013 3 comments

Gazprom may not be as familiar to you as BP or Exxon, but they're just as capable of making history with a catastrophic oil spill. The Russian oil giant is the first company to start oil production in the Arctic after their failed...

To hell and back to Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Camila Speziale | 18 September, 2013 51 comments

This morning at 4 a.m. I hugged my fellow climbers good luck before heading out to climb Gazprom's oil platform, the Prirazlomnaya, from the Arctic Sunrise. It was a terrifying moment for me as I jumped into the inflatable boat in...

The day we came together to defend the Arctic

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 16 September, 2013 2 comments

On Sunday, something incredible happened. I got on my bike, I cycled around Washington DC and 14,000 people came with me, in over 106 cities, in 36 countries, in every continent around the world. I joined the biggest demonstration ever...

Go Finland! First Arctic nation to call for a global sanctuary around the North Pole

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | 4 September, 2013 5 comments

It's not every day that Finland kickstarts an international agreement. But in a few years time, the global community may well look back on this moment as the one that opened the door to an international treaty in the Arctic.  It's...

It's time to separate the sponsor from the sport

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 25 August, 2013 32 comments

Much like the movement to save the Arctic, Grand Prix fans are made up of all sorts of people. I would know — I was a big fan of the sport growing up. Is it possible that a lifelong environmental and social justice activist can harbor...

Wanted: Polar explorers. No experience required.

Blog entry by James Turner | 25 March, 2013 12 comments

In just over two weeks I will be standing on the frozen Arctic ocean, preparing to ski to the North Pole. I'll be wearing four layers of fleece and a special hat that someone knitted for me. In my pockets I'll carry some almond...

BREAKING: Greenpeace US activists stop Shell vessel as it attempts to leave port for...

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | 29 July, 2015 1 comment

The next big step in the fight to save the Arctic is happening right now. Greenpeace US activists have suspended themselves from St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon to block a Shell Oil vessel from leaving port for Alaskan waters.

So how did they get that grand piano to the Arctic?

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | 29 June, 2016 3 comments

The Steinway baby grand piano was slung and swung on board in Germany, it was lashed down in the hold and we headed north. We took in a storm off the coast of Norway where green seas were shipped over the pitching bow and portholes...

Make-or-break moment for Arctic protection

Blog entry by Magnus Eckeskog | 29 February, 2016 3 comments

This week, an unremarkable event can play a remarkable role to protect life in the Arctic. A part of the permanent ice cover on which life in the Arctic depends can soon be protected from destructive activities. If this protection...

The wave is rolling!

Blog entry by Michelle Jonker-Argueta | 29 November, 2017 3 comments

As the People vs. Arctic Oil Trial comes to an end, the battle against climate change continues in courtrooms around the world After seven days of court hearings, the  People vs. Arctic oil trial has come to an end.  We expect...

Greenpeace response to Arctic sea ice minimum announcement

Press release | 15 September, 2011 at 22:23

Fram Strait, Arctic Ocean, 15 September 2011 -- Responding to the US-based National Snow and Ice Data Center’s (NSDIC) preliminary announcement that the Arctic summer sea ice extent has plummeted to the second lowest level in recorded history (1)...

Greenpeace activists face Greenland court for stopping Arctic oil rig

Press release | 16 September, 2011 at 15:04

Copenhagen, 16th September 2011 - 20 Greenpeace activists who took peaceful direct action to protect the Arctic will today stand trial before a Greenland Court, charged with illegally breaching a security zone and trespass after they scaled one...

Greenpeace activists convicted for stopping Arctic oil rig

Press release | 27 September, 2011 at 17:35

Copenhagen, 27th September 2011 - 20 Greenpeace activists who took peaceful direct action to protect the Arctic have been found guilty of trespassing and fined by a Greenland Court [1], after they scaled one of the world’s biggest oil rigs. In...

Legal assessment of the extent to which Greenlandic law prevents Cairn Energy...

Publication | 8 June, 2011 at 16:54

Greenpeace Nordic obtained this independent legal assessment of the extent to which Greenlandic law prevents Cairn Energy publishing its oil Spill Response Plan.

Cairn injunction ruling - Full Dutch text

Publication | 9 June, 2011 at 20:40

Full Dutch text of the Amsterdam court's ruling in favour of Cairn Energy in it's application for an injunction against Greenpeace.

English translation of key passage

Publication | 9 June, 2011 at 20:51

English translation of the key passage from the Dutch text of the Amsterdam court's ruling in favour of Cairn Energy in it's application for an injunction against Greenpeace.

Help us protect the Arctic

Action | 24 May, 2011 at 19:00

Write to the CEO of Cairn Energy and ask for their oil spill response plan in Greenland.

Activists Deported from Greenland

Press release | 4 September, 2010 at 19:48

Baffin Bay, Greenland, 4 September 2010 -- Four Greenpeace climbers who scaled an oil rig in the freezing seas off Greenland and stopped it drilling for two days, have been deported to their home countries. The activists were arrested at midnight...

Cairn discovery poses grave threat to climate and the Arctic

Press release | 24 August, 2010 at 15:52

Baffin Bay, Greenland, 24 August 2010 - Scottish-based Cairn Energy has today announced the discovery of gas in Arctic waters off the coast of Greenland. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is at the site in a stand off with Cairn and Danish Navy...

Arctic Drama as Greenpeace halts dangerous oil drill operation

Press release | 31 August, 2010 at 12:48

Baffin Bay, Greenland - Campaigners have evaded a huge military security operation to scale a controversial oil rig in the freezing seas off Greenland. At dawn this morning four expert climbers in inflatable speedboats dodged Danish Navy...

Greenpeace activists end arctic oil rig occupation in freezing gale

Press release | 2 September, 2010 at 12:15

Baffin Bay, Greenland, Thursday - After over 40 hours hanging below the Stena Don oil rig, forcing the operators Cairn Energy to halt drilling operations, harsh arctic weather conditions have forced four Greenpeace climbers to end their...

Greenpeace Arctic expedition investigates effects of excess carbon dioxide in oceans

Press release | 3 June, 2010 at 15:48

NY-ÅLESUND, Svalbard - A groundbreaking, Greenpeace-supported experiment investigating how carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution threatens the world’s oceans with acidification, started today at the Arctic scientific base Ny-Ålesund, in Svalbard, 1...

Deepsea Desperation Board Game

Press release | 16 December, 2010 at 15:22

Spending this holiday season challenging the might of the global oil industry might seem a little odd, but now you can at least do it from the comfort of your living room, thanks to Greenpeace’s Deepsea Desperation free downloadable board game,...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise to be released by Russian authorities in surprise move

Press release | 6 June, 2014 at 14:04

Amsterdam, 6 June 2014 - Russia's investigative committee (IC) this morning informed Greenpeace International that it has annulled the arrest of the ship Arctic Sunrise, which has remained in custody in Murmansk since a high profile protest...

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