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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.

Daily News: Judge asks Cairn Energy to produce oil spill response plan and Japanese...

Blog entry by Kamila P | 7 June, 2011 1 comment

Top news: Dutch judge asks Arctic oil drillers Cairn Energy for their oil spill plan; Japan doubles its initial estimate of radiation; more boys than girls are born due to nuclear radiation; Japanese workers ditch business suits in...

Oil company's lawsuit against Greenpeace backfires

Blog entry by Nick Young | 6 June, 2011 29 comments

Update from Andrew in Amsterdam: Just want to add something our legal team told me about... Tzeporah was Tweeting updates during the hearing. At one point Cairn's lawyers noticed and said to the judge, "Your honor, I have to...

Daily News: Activists demand missing oil spill plan and Glastonbury search for...

Blog entry by Kamila P | 6 June, 2011 1 comment

Top news: 18 Greenpeace activists arrested after boarding Cairn Energy’s oil rig; U.S. suspends operation at TransCanada oil pipeline; radioactive leak fears at Fukushima; seabed mining emerges as new threat to marine ecosystems;...

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...

Complaint to the Greenland Ombudsman

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 12:25

Greenpeace complaint regarding the Bureau of Mineral Petroleum’s refusal of access to a number of documents related to oil exploration in West Greenland, and some procedural errors by the BMP in the treatment of access requests.

Our cards are on the table

Blog entry by Mads Christensen | 6 June, 2011 22 comments

Sometimes talk is not enough. Sometimes people need to stand up and act. The oil industry has throughout history shown a lack of respect for people and the environment. Now here in the frozen north they are doing it again. Cairn...

Greenpeace activists stop oil drilling for second time in one week

Blog entry by Nick Young | 4 June, 2011 34 comments

Just before being arrested today, Greenpeace oil campaigner Ben Ayliffe radioed the nearby Greenpeace ship Esperanza from the oil rig he and 17 activists had boarded : “We have met with the drill manager and requested a copy of the...

Jon Andreas Bergstrom

Image | 4 June, 2011 at 18:17

Andreas is an Arctic guide who lives in Svalbard.

Activists board rig off Greenland

Image | 4 June, 2011 at 14:36

180 km off the Greenland coast activists board the 53,000 tonne oil rig.

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...

Cairn calls in the navy then wields a legal lump hammer to stop us protecting the Arctic

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 2 June, 2011 23 comments

Last night, Hannah and Luke, our two brave climbers, were removed from the Arctic survival pod that had been suspended from the underside of the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson oil rig, here off the coast of Greenland, for the last...

Activists arrested and pod captured but this is not the end

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | 2 June, 2011 50 comments

Climbers working with the Danish navy have just broken into our pod suspended from the Cairn Energy oil rig here in the Arctic seas off Greenland and arrested the two Greenpeace climbers inside. Hannah and Luke had been suspended ...

Life on the Esperanza in the Arctic

Blog entry by Martin | 2 June, 2011 5 comments

I'm writing this in my bunk onboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, which is currently involved in action against Cairn energy's reckless attempts to drill for oil in the pristine Arctic waters around Greenland's breathtaking...

Love for the pod

Blog entry by JulietteH | 1 June, 2011

Hannah and Luke have been living in an Arctic survival pod suspended under the belly of a giant oil rig . They've been there now for three days. It's not easy - even if the pod shelters them from most of the bad weather, it's still a...

Fata Morgana and the agent of destruction

Blog entry by Madeleine | 1 June, 2011 7 comments

I'm Madeleine, captain of Esperanza on the Arctic oil campaign in the Greenland waters of Davis Straits. As the global climate changes, the Arctic is warming faster than any other region on earth. The result is, areas that were...

Daily News: Arctic protest shakes oil investors confidence and toxic toys threaten...

Blog entry by Josh S | 1 June, 2011 2 comments

Top News: The market responds to Greenpeace Arctic action with losses for Cairn; fracking operations suspended as second earthquake hits UK town; and a new report reveals nearly 10% of toys in China are unsafe. Photo:  © Jiri...

Daily News: Arctic protesters mark 48 hours in survival pod and E. coli outbreak...

Blog entry by Josh S | 31 May, 2011 1 comment

Top News: Greenpeace activists in ‘survival pod’ on giant oil rig mark second day of protest; E. coli outbreak linked to cucumbers kills 14 and sparks restrictions across Europe; Oxfam report projects food prices will double over next...

Update from the Arctic survival pod: 48 hours and going strong!

Blog entry by Hannah | 31 May, 2011 23 comments

We’ve now been suspended beneath the Cairn oil rig in our Arctic survival pod for over 48 hours. After leaving the Esperanza at 3am to scale the rig and then a hard day rigging up the pod and setting up camp we were pretty exhausted...

Daily News: Cairn Energy’s Arctic exploration halted by protesters and typhoon...

Blog entry by Josh S | 30 May, 2011 8 comments

Top News: Greenpeace activists take direct action against Arctic drilling by attaching ‘survival pod’ to giant oil rig; International Energy Agency report reveals record rise in carbon emissions make 2C rise almost inevitable; TEPCO...

Arctic activists respond to reports of surge in global greenhouse gas emissions

Press release | 30 May, 2011 at 17:18

Greenland, Monday 30th May 2011. – Global carbon emissions have reached the highest levels ever despite the economic downturn, according to figures from the International Energy Agency reported in today’s Guardian newspaper. The surge has raised...

Climbers in survival pod stop Arctic oil rig

Video | 29 May, 2011 at 19:05

Greenpeace activists scale the underside of the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson oil rig and secure an Arctic survival pod hanging 30 meters above freezing seas with enough food and water to stay put for ten days. Their action will prevent the rig...

Why are we here?

Blog entry by Martti Leinonen | 29 May, 2011 18 comments

Hi, my name is Martti. I'm the 2nd mate onboard the Arctic Sunrise, here in Baffin Bay, protesting  Cairn Energy's Arctic oil drilling. We left Amsterdam three weeks ago with 30 people from 17 countries onboard. Every now and then...

Live Action: Climbers in survival pod stop Arctic oil rig

Blog entry by Nick Young | 29 May, 2011 52 comments

In the freezing seas off Greenland, activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza are taking direct action against oil drilling in the Arctic. Luke and Sigurd are now hanging from the underside of Cairn Energy’s giant oil rig in our...

Greenpeace Prevents Arctic Oil Drilling Operation

Press release | 29 May, 2011 at 10:42

Greenland, Sunday 29 May 2011 – Environmental campaigners from Greenpeace have scaled the world’s most controversial oil rig and are hanging from the underside in an Arctic survival pod with enough food and water to stay there for ten days. Their...

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...

VIDEO: Calling on the Leiv Eiriksson

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 28 May, 2011 1 comment

Having recently travelled through the aptly-named “Iceberg Alley” here off Greenland, I’ve seen first-hand the extreme conditions Cairn Energy want to drill for oil in this year. The sight of giant chunks of ice, some of them hidden...

Missing: Cairn Energy's oil spill response plan

Video | 28 May, 2011 at 15:01

Greenpeace is asking Cairn Energy for its oil spill response plan for its operation in the Arctic - which Cairn refuses to make public.

Our modern-day Thule needs protecting

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 27 May, 2011 2 comments

Medieval geographers referred to very distant places as Ultima Thule, beyond the "borders of the known world", but even before that, as far back the classical period, authors like Strabo and Pliny talked of a mysterious,...

Cairn Energy headquarters blocked by polar bear in Arctic protest

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 26 May, 2011 3 comments

Company executives at Cairn Energy turned up to work this morning to find the entrance of their Edinburgh headquarters blocked by activists and a life-sized polar bear -  demanding the company to stop spearheading the new Arctic oil...

Cowboy oil company Cairn Energy headquarters blocked by Polar Bear in Arctic protest

Press release | 26 May, 2011 at 13:43

Edinburgh, 26 May 2011 – Greenpeace activists this morning blocked the entrance of the Edinburgh headquarters of the Scottish Oil Company Cairn Energy - demanding the company stop spearheading the dangerous new Arctic oil rush. (1) Cairn Energy...

Denmark willing to ban marmite but not risky deep sea Arctic oil drilling

Blog entry by Nick Young | 25 May, 2011 2 comments

Our little jar of marmite on board the Arctic Sunrise has polarized the crew – you either love it or you loath it. There’s no middle ground and, for some reason, it’s a popular topic of discussion over breakfast in the mess. So this...

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.

Arctic Standoff: Two Greenpeace ships confront world’s most controversial oil rig

Blog entry by Nick Young | 24 May, 2011 18 comments

Despite it being the size of a small cathedral, locating Cairn Energy’s oil rig Leiv Eiriksson amongst the icebergs in the North Atlantic is like finding a needle in a haystack. But, after a week long search for the giant 53,000...

UK Document on Arctic Drilling

Publication | 24 May, 2011 at 13:07

UK Document on impossibility of oil spill clean up in the Arctic

UK Government Documents on Arctic Drilling

Publication | 24 May, 2011 at 13:04

Greenpeace has released confidential UK Foreign Office documents, obtained under Freedom of Information, showing that the British government thinks an Arctic oil spill would be all but impossible to clean up.

Arctic Stand-Off: Greenpeace ships confront world’s most controversial oil rig

Press release | 24 May, 2011 at 10:24

Greenland, 24th May 2011– Two Greenpeace ships are in a tense stand-off with Danish navy commandos protecting an oil drilling operation in the freezing seas off Greenland.

Will the rush for Arctic oil push us over a stupidity tipping point?

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 19 May, 2011 14 comments

The Arctic sea ice has retreated steadily for the past 10 years reaching record lows, or close to it, every year. The retreat promises to reveal all manner of riches for those willing to risk everything. Unfortunately there seems to be...

Searching for an Arctic Council that will Rescue the Arctic

Blog entry by Truls Gulowsen | 15 May, 2011 7 comments

The ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council in Nuuk has just ended to great fanfare with the foreign ministers from eight countries focusing media on the signing of the new search and rescue agreement. Greenpeace welcomes an...

Daily News: Radioactive water leaks from Fukushima, and Wikileaks documents reveal...

Blog entry by Alexa P | 13 May, 2011 3 comments

Top news: Radioactive water is leaking from Fukushima’s number 1 reactor; Greenpeace detects high levels of radiation in Japanese seaweed; Wikileaks documents reveal military tension over untapped Arctic resources; Italians create...

New Wikileaks Revelations Shed Light On Arctic Oil 'Carve Up'

Press release | 12 May, 2011 at 20:26

New revelations by the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks show how the scramble for resources in the Arctic is sparking military tension in the region – with NATO sources worried about the potential for armed conflict between the alliance and Russia.

Wikileaks reveals Arctic could be the new cold war

Blog entry by Nick Young | 12 May, 2011 10 comments

Submarine explorers planting Russian flags under the North Pole. Military tension between NATO and Russia. US diplomats manoeuvring in the wings. Aircraft carriers lurking and strike fighters changing hands. Sound like something...

Daily News: Japan expected to announce state aid for TEPCO, TEPCO announces melted...

Blog entry by Alexa P | 12 May, 2011 1 comment

Top news: Japan is expected to reveal a US$62bn bailout fund for TEPCO; low water levels in Fukushima’s number 1 reactor cause fuel rods to melt; US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton arrives in Greenland for Arctic Council; New...

Greenland approves more Arctic drilling for Cairn Energy

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 11 May, 2011 10 comments

Yesterday, the UK’s wildest wildcat oil company, Cairn Energy, received the news it has been waiting for when the Greenland Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum (BMP) gave final permission for the company to start its 2011 Arctic...

Iwi Fishing Boat Disrupts Oil Survey Ship

Blog entry by Nick Young | 23 April, 2011 4 comments

Today in the face of navy warship HMNZS Taupo , the crew of te Wh ā nau ā Apanui’s fishing boat San Pietro went fishing at a safe distance in front of the deep sea oil survey ship, Orient Explorer. The longline with ...

Deteriorating weather conditions force activists to end Arctic oil rig protest

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 22 April, 2011 4 comments

After bold action to stop Arctic drilling, the climbers have been forced by bad weather to end their protest onboard the world’s second largest oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson. Early this morning, activists intercepted the Cairn...

Deteriorating weather conditions force activists to end Arctic oil rig protest

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 19:43

Turkey, 22 April 2011 - Climbers from the environmental group Greenpeace have been forced by bad weather to end a protest onboard the world’s second largest oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson, which this morning left Turkey on a dangerous mission to...

Green activists continue Arctic oil rig occupation at sea

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 18:04

Turkey, 22 April 2011 - Climbers from the environmental group Greenpeace are still occupying an huge oil rig which departed from Turkey early this morning bound for a dangerous deep drilling operation in the Arctic. Campaigners boarded the 53...

Update: Climbers still occupying Arctic oil rig

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 22 April, 2011 6 comments

Climbers are still occupying the huge oil rig which departed from Turkey early this morning bound for a dangerous deep drilling operation in the off the coast of Greenland in the Arctic. Early this morning the activists ...

Leiv Eiriksson Oil Rig Occupation

Image | 21 April, 2011 at 18:28

21 April 2011 - Turkey. In the early hours of the morning activists, intercept the Leiv Eiriksson oil rig as it attempts to leave Besiktas port near Istanbul and head to the Arctic to start exploratory drilling. Eleven activists scaled the 53,000...

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