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Rosneft's history of leaks – to be continued in the Arctic?

Blog entry by Gerogy Timofeev | 29 August, 2013

Follow the journey of the Arctic Sunrise Into the Arctic. The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise was drifting not far from the vessel Geolog Dmitry Nalivkin which is doing seismic exploration for Rosneft and ExxonMobil oil...

Confronting Arctic oil

Video | 2 September, 2013 at 18:40

Who wins in the struggle to protect the Arctic: state-backed Russian oil giants? Or common sense?

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...

Building A Giant Polar Bear

Slideshow | 4 September, 2013

(Ice) breaking news: last week an oil tanker hit an ice floe in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by Elena Polisano | 12 September, 2013 2 comments

Our researchers just discovered a very dangerous collision in the Russian Arctic. Last week, a tanker that was not built for freezing waters was 'holed' by an ice floe and had to wait for seven days for help. Yep — holed, as in its...

Captain's Blog: Back to the Arctic

Blog entry by Pete Willcox | 13 September, 2013

I am in the Arctic again.  We are in Kirkenes, Norway, at 69 degrees 45 minutes North. That’s 192 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It does not feel right to me though: there are too many trees! Though they only go up to an elevation...

Arctic Ice Ride: cycling in Arctic waters

Video | 16 September, 2013 at 14:06

'Polar bears' on board the Arctic Sunrise in Arctic waters show their support for the Ice Ride to save the Arctic.

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...

'Ice Ride' Day Of Action, Worldwide

Slideshow | 17 September, 2013

Greenpeace activists scale Gazprom drilling platform, two arrested in Arctic oil protest

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 7:19

Pechora Sea, 18 September 2013 – Two Greenpeace International activists have been arrested during a protest in the Russian Arctic, while two others are now scaling Gazprom’s oil drilling platform to stop it becoming the first company to produce...

UPDATE: Greenpeace climbers arrested, shots fired in ongoing Russian Arctic oil protest

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 10:16

Pechora Sea, September 18, 2013 - Two Greenpeace International activists have been arrested after climbing a Gazprom oil platform in the Russian Arctic, during a peaceful protest that has prompted a disproportionate use of force by the Russian...

Action Against Gazprom's Arctic Drilling

Slideshow | 18 September, 2013

Every act of peaceful rebellion adds up

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 18 September, 2013 28 comments

I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning with my stomach in knots as I scrambled to check my twitter feed and email. It was five a.m. but I was wide awake; physically in Amsterdam but my heart in Russia where I knew that five of...

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...

Gazprom's security sidekicks threaten protestors

Video | 19 September, 2013 at 16:00

This is the kind of protection the Russian oil industry gets from authorities, but the real threat to the Arctic comes not from peaceful activists but from oil companies like Gazprom that will stop at nothing for the world's riskiest oil. Sept 19...

UPDATE: Greenpeace activists being held without charge by Russian Coast Guard

Press release | 19 September, 2013 at 16:07

Pechora Sea, 19 September 2013 - Greenpeace International continues to seek the release of activists Sini Saarela (Finland) and Marco Weber (Switzerland) who are being held by the Russian Coast Guard following a peaceful protest against Gazprom’s...

Armed Russian Coast Guard boards peaceful Greenpeace protest ship

Press release | 19 September, 2013 at 19:58

Pechora Sea, 19 September 2013 - The Russian Coast Guard has boarded the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and is arresting the 25 activists on board following a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic oil drilling operations.

Greenpeace International ship remains under control of Russian authorities in...

Press release | 20 September, 2013 at 15:10

Amsterdam, 20 September 2013 - The crew of the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise remain in the custody of Russian authorities following an armed boarding of the ship in international waters yesterday. The ship has now been under armed guard...

At home in the 'pod' - inside the Prirazlomnaya oil action

Video | 20 September, 2013 at 16:00

On September 18, 2013, Greenpeace activists attempted to attach 'survival pods' to the Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea in an attempt to stop it drilling the world's first offshore oil well in the Arctic.

Why does Gazprom seem to be making ridiculous claims about our safety pod?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 20 September, 2013 73 comments

Greenpeace International has a long and proud history of peaceful protests in defence of the environment, but right now Russian authorities are holding 30 of our activists on board the Arctic Sunrise for opposing the reckless oil...

Arctic sea ice reaches minimum extent for 2013 as Greenpeace activists are held in...

Press release | 20 September, 2013 at 21:42

Amsterdam, 20 September 2013 - US Scientists have announced that Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its sixth lowest extent in recorded history this year. The news comes as 30 Greenpeace activists remain in the custody of Russian security...

Greenpeace International dismisses Russian allegations of piracy as ‘unjustified and...

Press release | 21 September, 2013 at 17:36

Amsterdam, 21 September 2013 - Greenpeace International has strongly rejected an allegation of piracy leveled at its ship Arctic Sunrise in the Russian Arctic, describing it as a desperate attempt to justify the illegal boarding of its ship in...

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...

Greenpeace International ship nears Murmansk port as 30 activists await possible charges

Press release | 24 September, 2013 at 12:19

Murmansk, 24 September 2013 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is close to arriving in the port of Murmansk after being boarded by Russian authorities last week following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.

Q&A: Gazprom and the Arctic

Blog entry by Damian Kahya | 24 September, 2013

The fight over the Arctic's oil and gas reserves has intensified - but what is actually going on? We've put together a short Q&A. What's happened? Russian authorities summoned the Dutch ambassador to Moscow (the Sunrise flies a...

Greenpeace International rejects piracy allegations, demands access to detained activists

Press release | 24 September, 2013 at 15:42

Amsterdam, 24 September 2013 - Russian authorities today released a new statement (1) regarding Greenpeace International activists on board the ship Arctic Sunrise. The Greenpeace International ship is currently being held outside the port city...

Greenpeace International responds to President Putin’s remarks regarding Arctic...

Press release | 25 September, 2013 at 16:04

Amsterdam, 25 September 2013 - According to media reports (1), Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the 30 Greenpeace International activists detained by Russian authorities after an Arctic drilling protest are ‘obviously not...

10 reasons to take action to stop Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya oil platform

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 25 September, 2013 11 comments

Right now, the 30 activists and crew from the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise are in custody in Murmansk . They have been under armed guard since last Thursday when the Russian authorities forced their way onto our ship...

Update: Greenpeace International responds to 2 Russian court decisions

Press release | 26 September, 2013 at 15:54

Amsterdam, 26 September 2013 - A freelance photographer who was on board the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise is under investigation for alleged piracy under Russian criminal law and will be held in custody for two months as...

Greenpeace International to appeal Russian court rulings as activists face long...

Press release | 27 September, 2013 at 2:24

Amsterdam, 27 September 2013 — Greenpeace International condemned a series of Russian court rulings today which left dozens of activists in custody pending investigations into a peaceful Arctic oil protest. The group insisted it would not be...

Arctic 30 to be held in Russian jail pending piracy investigation

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | 27 September, 2013 53 comments

UPDATE OCT 2: Today, 13 activists and a freelance video journalist were formally charged with piracy under Article 227 of the Russian Criminal Code. The maximum sentence, if convicted, is 15 years in a Russian jail. Greenpeace...

Greenpeace demands 'immediate' government response on climate change as activists are...

Press release | 27 September, 2013 at 13:07

Stockholm, 27 September 2013 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today approved the first of a series of four reports that will make up the Fifth Assessment Report (1). It warns of an alarming escalation of impacts – but also...

World’s top climate scientists give us hope for a better future if we act now

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 27 September, 2013 2 comments

Thirty crew members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are in prison in Russia, because they took peaceful action against oil drilling in the Arctic, intending to change the grim future we are constructing for ourselves and the...

The man who showed us all the true threat in the Arctic

Blog entry by John Novis, Head of Photography, Greenpeace Int'l | 27 September, 2013 10 comments

A photo is key when it comes to bearing witness and Greenpeace has been a leading organization in visuals for over forty years. We go to the frontline of environmental issues to see for ourselves what is happening so that we can show...

One person stands with the Arctic 30 in Moscow

Blog entry by Alena Kislitsina, Greenpeace Russia | 28 September, 2013 15 comments

We have been standing in solidarity with our colleagues from the Arctic Sunrise here in Moscow since September 19th. All day, every day for nine days so far. We stand in a one-person picket near the entrance of the Moscow headquarters...

What do the experts say?

Feature story | 29 September, 2013 at 12:00

A great number of legal experts have commented on the boarding and seizure of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and on the piracy and hooliganism charges against the Arctic 30.

Free the Arctic 30, and lock up fossil fuels

Blog entry by Truls Gulowsen, Head of Greenpeace Norway | 29 September, 2013 6 comments

On Friday, peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise  woke up in a freezing jail cell in Russia for trying to protect the Arctic and fight global warming. At the same time the UN panel on Climate Change released its...

Eight more Greenpeace International activists detained in Russia following Arctic oil...

Press release | 29 September, 2013 at 21:20

Amsterdam, 29 September 2013 - A further eight Greenpeace International activists have been detained for two months in Russia pending an investigation into possible charges of piracy. The eight will join 22 others, including a freelance...

Faiza: "The uncertainty is driving me crazy"

Blog entry by Faiza Oulahsen | 2 October, 2013 81 comments

"I have no idea how this will end, how long it will take. The uncertainty is driving me crazy," writes Greenpeace Netherlands campaigner Faiza Oulahsen in a letter from her cell in Murmansk, Russia. She writes about her experiences...

Piracy charge against Arctic activists 'an assault on peaceful protest' - Greenpeace

Press release | 2 October, 2013 at 11:55

Amsterdam, 2 October 2013 - The Russian state prosecutor today laid charges of piracy against a Greenpeace activist who protested against oil drilling in the Arctic. A freelance videographer has also been charged with piracy, which carries a...

Update: Russian piracy charges against Greenpeace

Press release | 2 October, 2013 at 20:44

Amsterdam, 2 October 2013 - Thirteen Greenpeace activists and a freelance video journalist have now been charged with piracy under Article 227 of the Russian Criminal Code. The maximum sentence, if convicted, is 15 years in a Russian jail. A...

An assault on the very principle of peaceful protest

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | 3 October, 2013 18 comments

It is bitterly ironic that as the world celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday as International Non-Violence Day, 30 non-violent, peaceful protestors sat locked up in jail cells in Russia. Yesterday, 13 activists and one freelance...

Piracy charges laid against Greenpeace International activists

Press release | 3 October, 2013 at 18:24

Amsterdam, 3 October 2013 - A further 15 Greenpeace International activists and a Russian freelance photographer were today charged with piracy in Murmansk. This means that all 28 activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, as well as two...

Emergency solidarity protests worldwide to free journalists and Greenpeace activists...

Press release | 5 October, 2013 at 16:00

Amsterdam, 5 October 2013 – Thousands of people are today taking part in an emergency day of solidarity protests around the world to demand the release of 30 people imprisoned in Russia after they were detained aboard a Greenpeace ship in the...

Sini, the quiet hero

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 7 October, 2013 78 comments

My friend Sini Saarela is in jail in Murmansk, along with many other Greenpeace International activists. They are some of the first people in the world to face long jail sentences because they followed their conviction and acted...

'Arctic 30' Global Day of Solidarity

Video | 8 October, 2013 at 16:00

On October 5th, 2013, tens of thousands of people participate in more than 200 events held in 49 countries throughout the world. A Russian court has this week charged twenty-eight Greenpeace International activists, as well as a freelance...

Greenpeace International activists and freelance photographer refused bail in Russia

Press release | 8 October, 2013 at 18:18

Murmansk, 8 October 2013 - The Regional Court of Murmansk today rejected an application made by lawyers for two Greenpeace International activists and a freelance photographer that they be released on bail (1).

We rebut Gazprom's absurd claims about the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 8 October, 2013 1 comment

In a recent news item on the BBC , Artur Akopov, chief of operations on the Prirazlomnaya, made a number of absurd claims about the safety of the peaceful Greenpeace action on the side of Gazprom's giant oil platform. In a ...

Greenpeace International head urges meeting with President Putin

Press release | 9 October, 2013 at 10:17

Amsterdam, 9 October 2013 – Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo has written to President Vladimir Putin offering to travel to Moscow as early as possible to meet with the Russian President, in an effort to end the continued...

WATCH: Thousands of people in nearly 50 countries stand in solidarity with Arctic 30

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 9 October, 2013

It’s a rare and beautiful thing when people all across the world unite in defense of peaceful protest and action on climate change. That’s what happened this past weekend when thousands of people took part in solidarity events for the...

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