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BP, Total risk oil spill with 30% chance of reaching Amazon Reef

Press release | 4 July, 2017 at 3:00

London, 4 July 2017 - A consortium of oil companies including BP and Total may be only a few weeks away from getting permission to drill for oil close to the barely explored Amazon Reef. Scientific experts have raised concern about plans to drill...

Greenpeace blocks Arctic destruction Activists occupy Shell icebreaker in Finland

Press release | 1 May, 2012 at 12:43

Helsinki, 1 May 2012 – In an effort to prevent destructive oil drilling in the Arctic, dozens of Greenpeace Nordic activists have boarded and occupied a Shell-contracted icebreaker in Helsinki harbour as it prepared to leave for the Alaskan...

Kerch oil spill

Feature story | 14 November, 2007 at 1:00

Our team on the ground reports that mitigation efforts were severely hampered due to more bad weather. Kilometres of coast are soaked in oil, and more has sunk to the seabed. An estimated 30,000 birds have died. The full extent of the disaster...

Shell spills again: Pipeline leaks 20,000 gallons of oil in northern California

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | 26 May, 2016 1 comment

For the second time in two weeks, Shell has spilled thousands of gallons of oil, this time in California’s Central Valley. Less than two weeks after dumping nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico , Shell Oil is...

Philippines oil spill

Feature story | 18 August, 2006 at 2:00

Today, Joaquin Nava, the Governor of the Philippine island hardest hit by a 350,000 litre oil spill, issued a desperate plea for help:"We can only watch in horror how an oil spill can undo in a few days our initiatives which have taken decades to...

Philippines spill witnessed first hand

Feature story | 21 August, 2006 at 2:00

It took Rodolfo Galuna only 15 days to build the small wooden boat he named "Rona". But now the 52-year-old fisherman has no use for it. Black, stinking oil sludge covers the boat’s hull, has crept into Galuna's back yard and quietly destroyed...

Prestige leaking, but activists protesting another rustbucket are stopped

Feature story | 6 December, 2002 at 1:00

The first images of the sunken oil tanker off Spain are out. Black oil is oozing out of the Prestige contrary to the Spanish government's assurance that it would freeze up and solidify at the bottom of the ocean. If it continues the Prestige...

Byzantio tries to hide

Feature story | 4 December, 2002 at 1:00

Why would the owners of a 210 metre oil tanker try to elude activists, mislead journalists and try to sneak into the port of Rotterdam? Do they have something to hide?

BP’s next disaster? Not on Spongebob’s watch!

Blog entry by Mal Chadwick | 4 July, 2017 4 comments

BP are at it again.  The company that devastated the Gulf of Mexico with its Deepwater Horizon disaster wants to drill for oil near the pristine Amazon Reef. What could possibly go wrong?  🤔 Home to pink corals,...

Rust bucket oil tanker continues hazardous journey

Feature story | 1 December, 2002 at 1:00

The tanker left Estonia under the cover of darkness on Friday, but not before 20 Greenpeace activists braved the cold attempting to stop the Byzantio. The Byzantio is chartered by the same company that contracted the ill-fated oil tanker Prestige...

Supertanker leaking oil

Feature story | 8 October, 2002 at 2:00

How the explosion on the Limburg oil tanker happened is still being debated, but the results are indisputable. The explosion that ripped through the double hulled oil tanker late Sunday produced a gapping hole that spilled as much as 8,000 tonnes...

Deep Green: Gulf of Mexico, The Cost of Complexity

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 21 July, 2010 1 comment

We're all in Deepwater Now. Corporations don't need regulation, because protecting the environment is in their interest. The free market will protect nature. That theory disintegrated at 21:49, April 20, 2010, under a waxing...

The movement against fossil fuels is growing. Get used to it!

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | 28 March, 2017 2 comments

Yesterday I woke up at 4.30am, entered the second-largest refinery in Europe, and climbed a 90-meter-high chimney to paint over a logo. Not an ordinary day at the office, even as an executive director of Greenpeace. But knowing about...

Gazprom is trying to conceal its oil catastrophe in Siberia

Blog entry by Maria Favorskaya | 22 January, 2014

In August 2013, activists from a local NGO reported an oil spill in the north of the Tomsk region, Siberia. Two months later, Rosprirodnadzor (Russia's environmental supervision agency) examined the area in Gazprom's Urmanskoe oil...

Greenpeace ship to assist Philippine Coast Guard to tackle oil spill

Press release | 18 August, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza will sail towards Guimaras Strait this evening to join the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) fleet working to contain and clean-up the Philippines largest ever oil spill in Philippine history.

Leaked Arctic Council oil spill response agreement ‘vague and inadequate’ - Greenpeace

Press release | 4 February, 2013 at 11:15

February 4, 2013 (Jukkasjärvi, Sweden) — On the eve of the Arctic Council environment minister’s meeting, a leaked copy of the Council’s much-heralded oil spill response agreement reveals deeply inadequate measures and a lack of effective...

Letter to Sir Bill Gammell

Publication | 22 June, 2011 at 15:17

A letter from Greenpeace Executive Director John Sauven to Cairn Energy CEO Bill Gammell asking for the release of Cairn's Arctic oil spill response plan.

Greenpeace boards single-hull tanker in Gibraltar

Feature story | 20 January, 2003 at 1:00

The cleanup of some 25,000 tonnes of oil from the sunken Prestige oil tanker continues along the coasts of Spain, France and Portugal. But single hull tankers are still a permanent presence in the region. Greenpeace activists boarded the single...

Activists bring oil disaster to European ministers

Feature story | 6 December, 2002 at 1:00

Over 35 Greenpeace activists reenacted an oil disaster at the doorstep of the European Union headquarters as European ministers are meeting to discuss maritime safety. Volunteers dressed in bird costumes with black 'oil' stains carried signs and...

Another tanker carrying oil in the Baltic runs aground

Feature story | 12 December, 2002 at 1:00

We said it was only a matter of time, and it seems we were right. Another tanker carrying 55,000 tonnes of fuel oil ran aground in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda overnight. There are conflicting reports whether the vessel is leaking oil but...

Rainbow Warrior leads protest flotilla in Spain

Feature story | 8 December, 2002 at 1:00

More than 150 local fishing boats and yachts joined Greenpeace's flagship the Rainbow Warrior In a protest flotilla off the Galacian port town of Coruña. Another 2000 people lined the harbour. What do we all want? An guarantee that catastrophes...

Toxic fumes, dying marine life: the reality of PTT's oil spill

Blog entry by Sirasa Kantaratanakul | 2 August, 2013 3 comments

News of an oil leak within the Gulf of Thailand broke on the morning of Saturday, July 27, with reports that 50,000 litres of crude oil had leaked from a pipeline operated by PTT Global Chemical Public Limited just 20 kilometers...

Postcard from Thailand - a polluted paradise

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 31 July, 2013 10 comments

The tiny island of Koh Samet is home to long pale beaches, forests and beautiful geography, but the fine, white sands of this Thai island and the clear blue waters that surround it have been turned sticky and black by crude oil spilled...

It’s arithmetic: $4.5 billion is small change for BP

Blog entry by Mark Floegel | 16 November, 2012 8 comments

Let me apologise in advance for all the numbers that follow, but they’re important. Eleven men died on Deepwater Horizon the night BP's Macondo well blew out in April 2010.  It's one number we shouldn't forget and no number can be...

The end of nature?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald, Greenpeace Denmark | 17 August, 2012 26 comments

It isn’t the first time I’ve been to Usinsk in the very north of Russia, so I shouldn’t be surprised — but once again, I’m shocked. I was here for the first time back in May, where I, together with my colleagues from Greenpeace in...

Our blackened boots expose the truth in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by Zhenya Belyakova | 10 June, 2013 4 comments

Right now I am in the Russian Arctic as part of a Greenpeace factfinding mission. We are near a town called Pyt'-Yah, in the Khanty-Mansi region of Siberia, which is surrounded by Rosneft oil fields, the largest public oil company in...

Russian Indigenous communities clean up Rusvietpetro’s oil spill as company does nothing

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 5 June, 2013 2 comments

On May 26, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi Indigenous land in Northern Russia. For a week now the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture...

War’s silent victim

Blog entry by Jen Maman, Peace Advisor | 6 November, 2012 3 comments

Today, 6th November, marks the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. In the havoc and destruction spread by war, damage to the environment is almost always regarded as a...

Greenpeace challenges US approval for Shell's Arctic oil drilling

Blog entry by Travis Nichols | 11 July, 2012 9 comments

Greenpeace and a coalition of environmental groups were due to file a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the U.S. government’s approval of Shell’s spill response plan in the Arctic. The suit alleges that Shell’s plan has not met the ...

Russia’s oil leaks – a forgotten disaster

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 22 May, 2012 4 comments

It’s late in the evening, but the sun has not yet settled here in Usinsk in the northernmost part of Russia where my Russian colleague and I arrived in a storming blizzard a few days ago. Located just at the border of the Arctic,...

Why Shell’s spill response plan is a dog's breakfast

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 22 February, 2012

While we’re tweeting from the rooftop at London's National Gallery  (the banner is now down and Paula Bear is having a wander), we thought you might like to find out a bit more about Shell’s spill response plan – the document ...

Shell: "Something has gone wrong here"

Blog entry by Bex | 19 August, 2011 3 comments

Shell has apologised for the North Sea oil spill and for its own lack of transparency saying: "The fact is something has gone wrong here, so whatever risk assessment we made about the condition of these pipes has proven to be wrong...

A couple questions for Shell

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 17 August, 2011 8 comments

What does the ongoing North Sea oil spill say about Shell’s plans to open up the Arctic , where an accident would be all but impossible to clean up? Personally, it seems to me that if Shell can’t get it right in the supposedly...

Daily news: Oil-fired climate sceptic exposed 1.5 million liters oil spill in Israel

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 30 June, 2011

Top news: Greenpeace exposes climate sceptic’s big oil funding; Canadian government fines Statoil over water regulation violations; Hungarian activists demand government reduce emissions; oil spill in Israel contaminates nature...

Greg Palast on the "cussedness" of Greenpeace

Blog entry by Greg Palast | 2 December, 2011 1 comment

In 2010, in the aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, we gave iconaclastic  investigative journalist Greg Palast a ride in one of our inflatable boats, so that he could bear witness to parts of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline...

The power of images:meeting Lu Guang

Blog entry by Pat C | 5 May, 2011

Today I have had the unique opportunity to meet the Chinese freelance photographer Lu Guang . He visited the Greenpeace office in Amsterdam to talk about his World Press Award winning documentation of the Dalian Oil Spill in China ...

World Press Photo award for oil spill photographer

Blog entry by JulietteH | 11 February, 2011 3 comments

Earlier today, we heard that Greenpeace-commissioned photographer Lu Guang has received 3 rd place for “spot news stories” at the prestigious World Press Photo for his portrayal of last July’s Dalian oil spill in northeastern China.

Fool me once...

Blog entry by JulietteH | 6 July, 2010 1 comment

... shame on you. It has become completely obvious to anyone reading news on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that BP grossly inflated their response capacity and underestimated the worst case scenario in their official...

Oil spill clean-up

Image | 22 September, 2005 at 19:49

Oil spill clean-ups that we've seen have been crude, with what amounts to towels soaking up the oil and being carried away by boat. Workers are not adequately protected.

Verdict: Cairn's oil spill plan is outlandish, simplistic and "wholly inadequate"

Blog entry by Bex - Greenpeace UK | 31 August, 2011 1 comment

Earlier this month, after more than 100,000 of you asked Cairn Energy to open up its Arctic oil spill response plan to public scrutiny, the government of Greenland stepped in and published it . The verdict is now in. Veteran marine...

Oil spills - Philippines, Indian Ocean and Lebanon

Feature story | 18 August, 2006 at 2:00

Oil is harmful to the environment every step of the way. It leaks from pipelines, spills from ships, creates smog in our cities, and is heating up our planet. Marine ecosystems already stressed by over fishing and destructive fishing practices,...

For me it's personal

Blog entry by Andreas Bergström | 29 May, 2011 1 comment

My name is Andreas Bergström, from Uppsala in Sweden. I have been an activist for Greenpeace since 2006 involved in all kinds of campaigns, against for example old growth forest destruction, the building of new nuclear power plants and...

Today we fight Cairn in court

Blog entry by Nick Young | 6 June, 2011 8 comments

Today our fight for the Arctic moves from the frozen seas of Greenland into the courts of Amsterdam and Greenland. Following our first occupation of its oil rig at the beginning of last week Cairn filed for an injunction with...

LIVE ACTION: Greenpeace delegation boards Arctic oil rig demanding missing spill plan

Blog entry by Nick Young | 4 June, 2011 72 comments

It never really gets dark here in the Arctic but in the soft silver light of the early morning five inflatable speedboats left the side of the Esperanza. They carried a delegation of eighteen activists and headed for the giant Leiv...

A funeral and a celebration: grim clouds over Dalian

Blog entry by LisaV | 28 July, 2010 2 comments

Aurthur JD writes from Dalian in China... I arrived in Dalian on the day of the funeral for firefighter Zhang Liang, who drowned beneath the thick crude when his crew jumped into the ocean – without safety gear – to attempt, in vain,...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise to perform independent assessment of oil spill impacts...

Blog entry by LisaV | 20 July, 2010 2 comments

Mike G from our US office writes... Since the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig exploded and sank in April, BP has devoted inadequate resources to the oil spill response, withheld information from the American public, and denied...

In this battle for Hearts and Minds – Truth appears to be the first casualty

Blog entry by Paul Horsman | 18 August, 2010 1 comment

Just some days before I came out to join Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise on August 4, headlines from a NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) press conference said that ‘the vast majority of the oil from the BP spill...

The writing is on the wall as Kumi Naidoo is released from jail and deported

Blog entry by Nick Young | 21 June, 2011 9 comments

Today Kumi Naidoo, the global head of Greenpeace, has been deported from Greenland after four days in jail for his part in a month of direct action on Cairn Energy's Arctic oil rig Leiv Eiriksson.  Kumi, like the other 20...

What the judge said

Blog entry by Nick Young | 10 June, 2011 22 comments

Over the past few weeks we’ve been campaigning to stop risky oil drilling in the Arctic – by taking direct action up here off the Greenland coast and by shining a light on Cairn Energy’s failure to publish its oil spill response plan...

Injunction will not stop Arctic oil campaign

Blog entry by Nick Young | 9 June, 2011 22 comments

The Arctic 18 have now been in a Greenland jail for 5 days after being arrested for boarding the Cairn oil rig here in the Arctic looking for its elusive oil spill response plan. Today the Dutch court granted the injunction...

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