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Greenpeace International head boards Gazprom Arctic oil platform

Press release | 24 August, 2012 at 8:01

Pechora Sea, 24 August, 2012 — This morning a team of Greenpeace International activists - including Executive Director Kumi Naidoo - boarded Gazprom’s ‘Prirazlomnaya’ Arctic oil platform to demand that the Russian company abandon its dangerous...

Greenpeace uncovers Gazprom's expired oil spill response plan

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | 14 August, 2012 6 comments

Greenpeace Russia has uncovered a startling secret that Gazprom has been keeping from the world: its oil spill response plan for the Prirazlomnaya oil platform has expired, meaning any drilling the company undertakes in this part of...

Saving the Arctic and what it’s got to do with Russia

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 13 August, 2012 42 comments

Today marks my third visit to Russia, the last being in 2006 when I had the privilege of meeting President Putin to talk about the freedoms with which NGOs can operate in this country. In a curious turn of events, and some six years...

Appreciating the Arctic: Miryam Justo

Video | 10 August, 2012 at 18:28

Peruvian Guide, Miryam Justo, considers being selected to go the Arctic with Greenpeace as a once in a lifetime opportunity. She became a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts when she was 9 years old and and has been...

"Do not talk with the Polar Bears"

Blog entry by Jiří Krupa | 9 August, 2012 9 comments

The day was the 25th of July. The weather was not stable and hands were shaking. This was it, the first action lead by Czech direct dialoguers. The aim was to show Shell that even its employees have enough sense to acknowledge that ...

Chinese Musician Hu Haiquan and the polar bear

Video | 8 August, 2012 at 16:20

Chinese pop musician, Hu Haiquan, of Yu Quan fame, went with Greenpeace to the Arctic. He found out why the home of the precious polar bear needs to be saved.

Corals found at Shell’s proposed Arctic drilling site

Blog entry by John Hocevar | 3 August, 2012

Greetings from the Chukchi Sea, way up in the Arctic north of Alaska, where the team aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza is using a small submarine to study the seafloor in the area Shell hopes to begin drilling for oil this...

Arctic: Komi way of life threatened by oil companies

Video | 3 August, 2012 at 11:58

Usinsk, Russia -- Oil from Russian drilling operations gushes from damaged pipelines directly into local rivers. Trees are left dead and black. The rivers which serve as the only source of drinking water for many in the area is heavily polluted.

Discovering Abundant Corals at Shell's Arctic Drill Site

Video | 2 August, 2012 at 11:40

During the first research submarine dive in the Chukchi Sea, Greenpeace marine biologist John Hocevar discovered abundant Gersemia rubiformis corals, also known as sea raspberry, where Shell hopes to begin Arctic offshore drilling this summer.

Point Hope, Alaska and Shell's offshore drilling plans

Video | 31 July, 2012 at 19:00

The mayor and other residents of Point Hope, Alaska share their concerns about Shell's offshore drilling plans in the Arctic. Residents of this town, also known as "Tikigaq," have survived for generations off the bounty of the Chukchi Sea, which...

Arctic Defender: Chinese Musician Hu Haiquan

Video | 30 July, 2012 at 19:11

Hu Haiquan is one half of Yu Quan; perhaps one of the most famous pop duos in mainland China. He went with Greenpeace to the Arctic to find out more about the area and the rapid changes currently taking place at the very top of our planet...

Blogging from the Arctic

Video | 25 July, 2012 at 17:50

Lam Fai Fred (林輝) is a popular social activist from Hong Kong with many regular columns in local newspapers. Fred joined Greenpeace in the Arctic to learn more about this pristine region and vital sea ice research.

It’s not often you can say that you made history

Blog entry by Sarah Shoraka | 25 July, 2012 1 comment

This week, people like you and me, all around the world, stood up to #tellshell – no. We don’t have as much money as Shell but we do have courage and creativity on our side and with a million people already signed up to our scroll to...

Scientists at work in the Arctic

Image gallery | 23 July, 2012

Come together, to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Sir Paul McCartney | 23 July, 2012 30 comments

1968. That was a hell of a year. The people were on the streets, revolution
 was in the air, we released the White Album, and perhaps the most
 influential photograph of all time was taken by an astronaut called William
 Anders.
  ...

My Big Air Conditioner

Video | 21 July, 2012 at 18:06

Tereapii Williams is an activist and the Bosun on board the greenpeace ship Esperanza, currently on its way to the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic. This week, he does not feel alone in the fight to save the Arctic as he watched people worldwide take...

1 million names, legal threat spur Arctic campaign

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 July, 2012 20 comments

Yesterday in Amsterdam, I was served with an urgent fax from Shell, the world’s wealthiest oil company, whom in the past weeks Greenpeace offices have been vigorously and prominently campaigning against in the Save The Arctic drive.

Shell’s Facebook moment of truth?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 19 July, 2012 8 comments

If there’s one thing to love about social media, it’s this: no matter how many millions companies like Shell throw at it, they’ll never crack it. Because they don’t control the message -- you do. Shell spends a ridiculous amount...

The chaotic case of Shell’s non-Arctic ready Arctic fleet

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 19 July, 2012

UPDATE : Over the weekend, Shell quite literally ran into further problems with its near-farcical attempts to drill in the Arctic when its dilapidated drillship Noble Discoverer appeared to run aground after slipping its...

Twitter competition: #TellShell to stay out of the Arctic and win one of 50 very cool...

Blog entry by JulietteH | 18 July, 2012 11 comments

UPDATE: The competition is now closed - Polar bears won. Make sure you follow @ Greenpeace on twitter so we can DM you in case you're one of the 50 randomly picked winner! Shell is getting ready to start exploratory oil drilling...

Shell Drill Ship Noble Discoverer

Image gallery | 17 July, 2012

Group Action Week at Shell Stations

Image gallery | 16 July, 2012

Greenpeace shows Shell the way forward

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 13 July, 2012 6 comments

Speaking from within the headquarters of oil major Shell on Friday, the words of Greenpeace Netherlands executive director Sylvia Borren were clear:  "My first move as the new CEO of Shell is simple and effective: no drilling for oil...

Seeing Arctic sea ice in 3D

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 13 July, 2012 1 comment

Every day of the year, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado, updates it’s satellite image of the Arctic sea ice extent. Presently, we are on track for a historic low this year and it seems the...

New Shell CEO halts Arctic Drilling

Blog entry by Sylvia Borren, new CEO of Shell | 13 July, 2012 8 comments

Today is an historic day for Shell. For years, Shell has been investing its money in polluting oil drilling. From the Niger Delta to the Canadian Boreal forests people have to deal with the consequences of our environmentally...

Greenpeace explores underwater canyons, calls for their protection

Blog entry by John Hocevar | 12 July, 2012

Greenpeace has returned to the  world's largest underwater canyons , here in the Bering Sea, to continue our efforts to protect these amazing ecosystems. Today, factory trawl ships pull up over a million tons of fish here each year...

Arctic Sunrise, Scientists

Image gallery | 12 July, 2012

What's happening on board the Arctic Sunrise?

Feature story | 12 July, 2012 at 14:08

The North Pole without sea ice is a chilling thought. Sea ice is a fundamental part of the Arctic ecosystem; it is not only a vital habitat for animals such as polar bears and seabirds that live above it, but it is also essential for marine...

Take Action

Topic | 11 July, 2012 at 18:30

This week is all about your creativity against corporate greed. The little guys against the giants. Greenpeace will take on Shell across the world but we can’t win this one without you

Arctic Wildlife

Image gallery | 11 July, 2012

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 ...

Remembering the Warrior

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | 10 July, 2012 9 comments

Today is the 27th anniversary of the 1985 bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by French secret service agents here in Auckland harbour. That is a long time ago now, but every year at this time I am reminded in crystal clear detail of...

Crew on the Arctic Sunrise

Image gallery | 10 July, 2012

The Arctic matters to us all

Blog entry by Xiaoning Shen | 6 July, 2012 1 comment

It took 30 hours of flights and another 30 hours on the Arctic Sunrise to get here. That is a lot of travelling – but there is a story unfolding up here, on top of the world, so important that I had to go and witness it in person.

Ends of the Earth

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 July, 2012 8 comments

Corporations look to plunder Earth’s polar resources The World’s multinational corporations face an unrelenting problem. Resource extraction has met Earth’s limits. The great fortunes of history were made by plundering resources,...

Radiohead and Jude Law team up in video to #SaveTheArctic

Blog entry by JulietteH | 3 July, 2012 9 comments

We’ve teamed up with Radiohead and actor Jude Law to make a fantastic video to Save the Arctic. Take a minute to watch it yourself and then spread the message by sharing it with your friends and family. Oil companies are using...

Homeless Polar Bear in London

Video | 2 July, 2012 at 15:30

Greenpeace, Jude Law, Radiohead and hundreds of thousands of people around the world are coming together to demand we save the Arctic from oil drilling, industrial fishing and militarization. Join us at http://www.savethearctic.org

Scouting the remains of the Arctic

Blog entry by Yvette Sena Blankson and Miryam Justo | 2 July, 2012 2 comments

On Saturday, June 30, we heard a sound we will never forget. When the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise reached the edge of the Arctic sea ice, the sound of the ice scraping and scratching the hull of the ship was strong and it...

Seeking a new dawn of Arctic protection

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 29 June, 2012 13 comments

Before going back to the Arctic this summer I talked with a good friend of mine, who asked me: “Do you remember how they referred to age in old novels?” “No,” I replied. “Well, they’d say: ‘She’s 17 summers.’ And out of your 33...

Arctic Sunrise 2012 aka Motley Crew Tour

Image | 29 June, 2012 at 17:47

From Left to Right - Thom Looney, Hu Haiquan, Miryam Justo, Yvette Sena Blankson, Bob Graham, Dr John Fletcher, Fredrick Lam. Launching from Svalbard, Norway, 78 degrees north of the equator, the ship begins a month-long expedition to the ice...

Greenpeace ship sets sail to map sea ice and protect fragile Arctic

Press release | 29 June, 2012 at 17:42

Svalbard, Norway, June 29, 2012 – The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise will depart on Friday for a month-long expedition in the icy Arctic as part of the environment group’s new campaign to save the pristine region.

Arctic Sunrise 2012 aka Motley Crew Tour

Image gallery | 29 June, 2012

Motley Crew Arctic Tour 2012

Feature story | 28 June, 2012 at 19:39

You don’t have to be from Russia or Norway to have a stake in what happens to the Arctic – we’re all affected. That is why on June 29th we set sail on the Arctic Sunrise with a truly international crew to demand a truly international response to...

Our biggest day of action ever aims to Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Markus Power | 23 June, 2012 11 comments

Today is the biggest “Day of Action” we have ever done - with 2,000 volunteers taking part in 20 countries from Canada to Switzerland to Chile to Australia! Starting today, volunteers on the streets of 200 cities will talk to tens...

Drawing a line in the Arctic ice

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 21 June, 2012 7 comments

Earlier today at the Rio Earth Summit, Greenpeace joined forces with a host of famous names to demand that the uninhabited area of the High Arctic that lies around the North Pole be legally protected and kept off-limits to the...

Vicious Circle

Video | 21 June, 2012 at 16:00

Shell is due to begin exploratory drilling at two offshore sites in the Alaskan Arctic in the coming weeks. If Shell is successful this summer, an Arctic oil rush will be sparked and the push to carve up the region will accelerate. Russian oil...

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