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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)...

Another ordinary day in the Arctic…

Blog entry by Joss Garman | 13 September, 2011 2 comments

This afternoon I was on watch. Bear watch. Whenever there are people out on the ice, it’s necessary for a couple of people at least, and more if there’s fog, to be keeping a look out. On these occasions there’s usually one person up...

As sea-ice retreats, still no oil found in the Arctic

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 13 September, 2011 1 comment

This month sees the Arctic sea ice minimum, a litmus test for the health of the global climate, with indications suggesting the extent in 2011 could be the lowest level ever. Arctic sea ice acts like the planet’s air...

A meeting with “the Elvis of sea ice science”

Blog entry by Joss Garman | 12 September, 2011

A few months ago I took the train down from London to Cambridge with my colleague Frida Bengtsson, who is leading this expedition, so that we could meet up with Professor Peter Wadhams. As head of the University’s ‘Polar Ocean Physics...

The bigger picture

Blog entry by Georgia | 9 September, 2011 3 comments

Everything north of Holland was new territory for me. I’d never seen the ice and could barely imagine it. When I asked a shipmate of mine what it was like, he said, you feel how old it is, how untouched. I was on watch when the first...

Giant melting da Vinci artwork recreated on Arctic sea ice

Press release | 7 September, 2011 at 16:50

Fram Strait, Arctic, 7 September 2011 – A giant version of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous sketch ‘Vitruvian Man’ depicted melting from the sea ice into the Arctic Ocean has been constructed just 800 kilometres from the North Pole, as a call for...

Arctic sea ice meltdown continues

Blog entry by JulietteH | 7 September, 2011 3 comments

We sometimes feel like we're repeating ourselves when we talk about Arctic sea ice - because we are. In recent months, sea ice extent has been again reaching record lows - right now, it's at a second-low record, just behind the 2007...

Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man Recreated on Arctic Sea Ice

Image | 7 September, 2011 at 15:44

The crew of the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise help artist John Quigley recreate da Vinci's sketch The Vitruvian Man, from copper on the Arctic sea ice.

Bearing down on us at 80 degrees North

Blog entry by Joss Garman | 7 September, 2011 6 comments

Woken up as usual at 7.30 for breakfast and cleaning, I’d had a shower and was getting clothed when someone said 'polar bears outside.' I said to Ethan, the assistant cook who is also my roomie, who has been aboard two weeks already.

Protect the Arctic

Action | 5 September, 2011 at 15:24

Protect the Arctic.

Mother bear and cub

Image | 4 September, 2011 at 19:30

Two Polar bears, a mother and her cub, observed from the deck of the Arctic Sunrise, while it was moored to an ice floe in the Fram Strait on the edge of the Arctic Ocean.

Plastic Arctic

Blog entry by Clare Miller | 1 September, 2011 6 comments

For many people the Arctic is seen as one of the last wilderness regions left where there has been limited human impact. However, sampling of marine plastic debris over the past few days shows that the far reaching effects of mankind...

Cairn's oil spill response plan: Hope there's no oil spill

Blog entry by JulietteH | 1 September, 2011 16 comments

Two things transpired yesterday in the (slightly insane) world of Arctic oil drilling. First, oil spill expert Richard Steiner took a good look at Cairn Energy’s Greenland oil spill response plan (the one over 100,000 people...

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...

The Frozen Waltz

Blog entry by Henning Reinton | 30 August, 2011 8 comments

Ever had that dream where your house moved while you were sleeping in your bed? Where you wake up and walk out the door to find that your house has pulled up its roots and drifted down the valley to where the river meets the sea? ...

Daily News: Greenpeace boss profiled in the Wall Street Journal: protecting people...

Blog entry by JPateraki | 26 August, 2011

© Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace Top news: Greenpeace leader Kumi Naidoo tells the WSJ about protecting people and the planet; melting sea ice is causing Arctic sea routes to open faster; Dolphins use a “conching” technique to catch fish.

Into thin ice

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 25 August, 2011 6 comments

The cracking and rumbling when the ship pushes the ice flows aside to make passage; the countless shades of blue and white in the ice, sea, and melt water; the feeling of being completely removed from the ordinary world, without...

The risks of investing in Arctic oil drilling

Blog entry by Bex - Greenpeace UK | 25 August, 2011 3 comments

On Tuesday, Cairn Energy published its half-yearly results . There isn't much for the company to shout about in there; halfway through their 2011 drilling season, they have yet to find any oil in the Arctic. Keen to spin these...

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...

Published: Cairn's oil spill response plan!

Blog entry by Bex | 15 August, 2011 2 comments

All rights reserved . Credit: Cairn Energy Page one of Cairn's spill response plan You know that oil spill response plan that Cairn has been refusing to publish? The one that tens of thousands of you asked to see...

Daily news: Gazprom moves to begin oil drilling in the Arctic; Wild mustang round-up...

Blog entry by MaeveS | 5 August, 2011

© Will Rose / Greenpeace Top news: Gazprom meets resistance as it plans offshore oil drilling in the Arctic; The UN estimates it will take 30 years to clean oil spilled in Niger delta; Wild horses are still free to roam in Wyoming;...

Risky business in the far north

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 4 August, 2011 4 comments

Today Cairn Energy published the latest operational update for its risky oil drilling off Greenland and the news, at least for the wildcat oil company, was far from good. For the second year in succession Cairn has announced it ...

Daily news: Polar bear protest: Greenpeace activists occupy Cairn Energy’s UK...

Blog entry by Emma M | 19 July, 2011

Top news: Polar bears occupy Cairn HQ, radio-active beef found in Japanese cows, labeling of palm oil products in Australia. #Energy: 50 activists dressed as polar bears entered the Cairn headquarters yesterday and occupied it .

Dozens of Activists invade headquarters of Arctic oil drillers

Press release | 18 July, 2011 at 13:23

Edinburgh, 18th July 2011 - Over 60 environmental activists, more than half of them in polar bear costumes, this morning invaded the international headquarters of the controversial Edinburgh-based oil company Cairn Energy. (1) The company is...

Polar Bears occupy Cairn Energy's Headquarters

Blog entry by JulietteH | 18 July, 2011 12 comments

A few moments ago, fifty polar bears entered Cairn Energy's Edinburgh headquarters and occupied it. Their purpose? To look for Cairn's elusive Arctic oil spill response plan, and to take your messages to the heart of the company. ...

Whales and narwhals under threat from oil drilling

Blog entry by Richard Page | 11 July, 2011

In 1996 I was part of a Greenpeace team dispatched to document an oil spill resulting from the grounding of the Sea Empress on the coast of South-West Wales. Approximately 72,000 tonnes of crude oil were released into the sea, oiling...

Daily News: Genetically modified food to cost Australian farmers billions; Canadian...

Blog entry by Josh S | 7 July, 2011

Top news: Greenpeace report shows Australia’s adoption of GM wheat will cost farmers billions in export sales as both competitors and consumers reject the risky tech; Canadian military is planning its largest ever military exercise in...

Jedi, we need your help. There has been a disturbance in the Force.

Blog entry by JamesS - Greenpeace UK | 1 July, 2011 18 comments

Last night – at approximately 18:30 – our communications equipment took a direct hit . After providing nearly 2 million transmissions of our latest Rebellion underground message “VW: The Dark Side”, our YouTube films and channel were...

Still missing: Cairn’s Arctic oil spill response plan

Blog entry by JulietteH | 30 June, 2011

We’ve been asking Cairn Energy to release their Arctic oil spill response plan for over a month now. The idea of an oil spill somewhere in the Arctic is something that terrifies me. While at Greenpeace, I’ve worked both on the...

Join the rebellion and turn VW away from the dark side

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 28 June, 2011 27 comments

UPDATE (1 July 2011):   As you can see below, the video has been deleted due to a copyright claim. But don't worry, friends of the rebelion are uploading throughout the internet.  >>>  You can find a copy of the video here  <<<  ...

Thank you from Kumi

Blog entry by Nick Young | 22 June, 2011 13 comments

Global Greenpeace head Kumi Naidoo and his fellow activist Ulvar Arnkvaern have now been released from custody and are renewing their call for Cairn Energy to release it's Arctic oil spill response plan. In this video Kumi talks...

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...

Global Head of Greenpeace Deported from Greenland

Press release | 21 June, 2011 at 14:14

Greenland, June 21 2011 - The International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has been deported from Greenland after four days in jail. He is being flown to Copenhagen, where he will be held in prison for the night before being taken...

Actions speak louder than words

Blog entry by Nick Young | 20 June, 2011 29 comments

Today eleven activists appear in a Danish court facing serious charges for a  simple act of protest in Copenhagen a year and a half ago, while Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo remains in a Greenlandic jail...

Kumi's commitment

Blog entry by Madeleine Habib | 20 June, 2011 1 comment

Captain of  the Esperanza, Madeleine Habib shares with us what it was like onboard in the hours leading up to Kumi Naidoo's boarding of the Arctic oil rig Leiv Eiriksson ... Finally, we had Kumi Naidoo on board Esperanza. ...

A Father's day letter for Kumi in jail

Blog entry by Nick Young | 19 June, 2011 34 comments

Kumi Naidoo - the international head of Greenpeace is currently in a Greenlandic jail following his stand against Cairn Energy's reckless oil drilling here in the Arctic. His daughter Naomi sent him this letter in jail for Father's...

Kumi Naidoo scales Arctic oil rig

Image gallery | 18 June, 2011

Kumi Naidoo leads from the front

Video | 18 June, 2011 at 19:24

Kumi Naidoo- the global head of Greenpeace - braves a freezing water cannon deluge to scale a massive Arctic oil rig. See the action and hear from Kumi about why he chose to make a brave personal stand against the madness of Arctic oil drilling.

VIDEO: Kumi Naidoo leads from the front in daring Arctic action

Blog entry by Nick Young | 18 June, 2011

Watch this amazing video of Kumi Naidoo - the global head of Greenpeace - braving freezing water fired from water cannon to scale a massive Arctic oil rig. See the action and hear from Kumi about why he chose to make a brave personal...

Global Head of Greenpeace Arrested on Arctic Rig

Press release | 17 June, 2011 at 18:21

Greenland, June 17 2011 – The International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has been arrested and is being flown to Greenland after breaching an exclusion zone and scaling a controversial Arctic oil rig 120km out to sea.

Kumi Naidoo arrives on the Esperanza

Image | 17 June, 2011 at 13:21

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo of South Africa prepares to take action on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza in the Davis Strait off the coast of Greenland.

Kumi Naidoo boards Arctic oil rig demanding Cairn’s oil spill response plan

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 17 June, 2011 82 comments

UPDATE: 11:45AM – Kumi has been arrested and is being taken to Greenland in a helicopter. As he climbed the 30 metre ladder rig operators tried to stop him making it to the platform by dousing him with a freezing jet of water...

Polar bear to starboard

Blog entry by Nick Young | 13 June, 2011 15 comments

We were trying to put two people ashore in Iqaluit - a small and isolated settlement on the East Coast of Canada. Why we were doing that is a story for another day but while we were there, something unforgettable happend. We  were...

Daily News: Injunction against Greenpeace fails to stop Arctic oil campaign and...

Blog entry by Kamila P | 10 June, 2011

Top News: Injunction will not hinder Greenpeace’s Arctic oil campaign; Ken and Barbie’s forest break-up saga continues; Fukushima soil too dangerous for children and pregnant women; Russia and Norway agree on Barents Sea oil...

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...

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.

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.

Meet the Arctic 18

Blog entry by Nick Young | 8 June, 2011

Our delegation of 18 from the Esperanza and Arctic Sunrise were arrested on board the Cairn oil rig Leiv Eiriksson on Saturday. Four days later they are still in jail. They boarded the rig to ask for Cairn’s secret Oil Spill...

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