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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon predicts more nuclear disasters, polar bears...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 21 April, 2011

© Moritz Wustinger / Greenpeace   Top news: UN Secretary-General warns that relying on nuclear energy will demand improvements in international cooperation; lots of legal news, with environmental groups protesting against...

Daily News: TEPCO injects nitrogen into Fukushima nuclear plant, and Arctic...

Blog entry by Alexa P | 7 April, 2011

Top news: Nitrogen injected into Fukushima’s reactor 1 to avert potential explosion; proposal to reduce global temperatures by “whitening clouds” could actually increase global warming; Arctic freshwater melt set to flood into ocean,...

Beautiful Arctic

Slideshow | 1 March, 2011

Oil and ice

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

On the evening of February 17th, the Icelandic containership Godafoss ran aground in the Hvaler national park in southern Norway and started leaking heavy oil. One of the biggest challenges of the cleanup operations has been to clean...

Deepsea Desperation Board Game

Press release | 16 December, 2010 at 15:22

Spending this holiday season challenging the might of the global oil industry might seem a little odd, but now you can at least do it from the comfort of your living room, thanks to Greenpeace’s Deepsea Desperation free downloadable board game,...

BP Delays Dangerous Liberty Project in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean

Image | 2 December, 2010 at 10:40

We'd like to believe the polar bear on this photo, taken in August 2009, is just as happy today as news came in that drilling at BP's Liberty project in the Arctic has been delayed.

Going Beyond Oil

Blog entry by Philip Radford | 22 September, 2010

Despite the overwhelming evidence that Big Oil's reckless pursuit of the last remaining oil reserves (and ever-more exorbitant profits) is disastrous for the planet, governments of the world are still greenlighting dangerous...

Would you like to be on a Greenpeace ship?

Blog entry by LisaV | 15 September, 2010 3 comments

I've been at sea for 5 weeks now and can't wait to set foot on terra firma again and do all the things I've been missing. When I am on land I dream of being at sea and now I'm at sea - I can't stop thinking about getting back on land...

Go Beyond Oil:behind the scenes

Video | 8 September, 2010 at 17:34

Watch as Sim McKenna - climber and Greenpeace activist - prepares to occupy the Stena Don oil rig as it drills in the deep waters of the Arctic. Hear how his time in the Gulf of Mexico after BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster has helped drive him to...

Activists Deported from Greenland

Press release | 4 September, 2010 at 19:48

Baffin Bay, Greenland, 4 September 2010 -- Four Greenpeace climbers who scaled an oil rig in the freezing seas off Greenland and stopped it drilling for two days, have been deported to their home countries. The activists were arrested at midnight...

Greenpeace Activists End Arctic Oil Rig Occupation

Feature story | 2 September, 2010 at 17:25

Severe weather has forced activists to end their occupation of the Stena Don oil rig in the Arctic last night: after two days of hanging some 15 meters above the frigid Arctic waters and forcing the rigs operators, Cairn Energy, to suspend...

UPDATE: Greenpeace Activists arrested

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 2 September, 2010 5 comments

From Ben onboard the Esperanza in the Arctic ... Well that was dramatic. Yesterday afternoon the seas started churning and our huge banner on the oil rig was twisting and flapping as a gale blew up. I spoke to the four activists...

Greenpeace activists end arctic oil rig occupation in freezing gale

Press release | 2 September, 2010 at 12:15

Baffin Bay, Greenland, Thursday - After over 40 hours hanging below the Stena Don oil rig, forcing the operators Cairn Energy to halt drilling operations, harsh arctic weather conditions have forced four Greenpeace climbers to end their...

Video: update direct from the oil rig

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 1 September, 2010 1 comment

Watch Sim talk about his "relatively comfortable" night dangling off the underside of Cairn's Stena Don rig. Our four climbers are still on Cairn's rig, stopping the company from continuing its dangerous drilling in Arctic waters.

Climbers occupy Cairn Energy oil rig in the Arctic

Image | 31 August, 2010 at 18:01

31 August 2010 - Arctic. Cairn Energy's Stena Don oil rig is scaled by Greenpeace activists to demand an end to offshore drilling. The four climbers used RHIBS to dodge Danish Navy Commandos before climbing up the inside of the rig and hanging...

Activists at Cairn Energy Oil Rig, Arctic

Image | 31 August, 2010 at 15:52

Cairn Energy's Stena Don oil rig is scaled by Greenpeace activists to demand an end to offshore drilling. The four climbers used RHIBS to dodge Danish Navy Commandos before climbing up the inside of the rig and hanging from it in tents suspended...

Greenpeace activists occupy Arctic oil rig

Feature story | 31 August, 2010 at 14:56

Our activists are suspended 15 meters above the frigid Arctic waters of Baffin Bay. They have taken up position on the drilling rig Stena Don to call for a ban on deep sea oil drilling in the Arctic, and demand that ‘wild cat’ oil company Cairn...

LIVE: Action to go beyond oil in the Arctic

Blog entry by LisaV | 31 August, 2010 30 comments

From Lisa at this morning's ongoing action against Cairn's reckless drilling in the Arctic - click here for the live feed from the Esperanza. Just a moment ago we launched our inflatables at the crack of dawn in the misty...

Arctic Drama as Greenpeace halts dangerous oil drill operation

Press release | 31 August, 2010 at 12:48

Baffin Bay, Greenland - Campaigners have evaded a huge military security operation to scale a controversial oil rig in the freezing seas off Greenland. At dawn this morning four expert climbers in inflatable speedboats dodged Danish Navy...

How an Arctic oil rush will help suffocate the planet

Blog entry by LisaV | 28 August, 2010 4 comments

Leila, climate campaigner on the Esperanza, writes from the Arctic...  Can you believe the Esperanza has been in the Arctic for a week now? When we arrived the sea was a mill pond and the sky clear and spectacularwith ...

Activists Scale Oil Rigs to Halt Arctic Drilling

Blog entry by Arturo | 28 August, 2010

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is in the Arctic to protest Cairn Energy's drilling here . At dawn (August 31st) Greenpeace activists left the Esperanza aboard inflatables, succesfully evaded the Danish Navy, and scaled the Stena Don...

Blog from the fog

Blog entry by LisaV | 27 August, 2010 1 comment

From Anais onboard the Esperanza in the Arctic Last night around 1am, my whole cabin was suddenly flooded with light and it was not the Aurora Borealis this time. It was the coastguard of Greenland, onboard 'Sisak 2'. They...

Briefing:Risks and impacts of oil exploration in the Arctic

Publication | 26 August, 2010 at 19:16

Oil companies are expanding their search for oil to new frontiers previously considered too inaccessible, expensive or risky to exploit. This relentless expansion has now reached the Arctic, where large areas of the ocean are opening up each...

How many Arctic cowboys does it take to lasso an iceberg?

Blog entry by LisaV | 25 August, 2010 4 comments

Will Rose, independent photographer who regularly works with Greenpeace, writes from the Esperanza... We’re in and out of internet range now so I’m not sure when this will go up on the website. As if to mark the occasion...

Cairn discovery poses grave threat to climate and the Arctic

Press release | 24 August, 2010 at 15:52

Baffin Bay, Greenland, 24 August 2010 - Scottish-based Cairn Energy has today announced the discovery of gas in Arctic waters off the coast of Greenland. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is at the site in a stand off with Cairn and Danish Navy...

Blue Noses in the Royal Kingdom of the Polar Bear

Blog entry by LisaV | 23 August, 2010 3 comments

We have officially arrived in the Arctic! After coming into Nuuk, Greenland, on Friday to pick up Arne, our ice pilot - we headed north and crossed the Arctic circle yesterday afternoon. I was incredibly excited about crossing the line...

A time to act

Blog entry by JulietteH | 8 August, 2010 2 comments

Several things have been going on this year that should make politicians pause and reflect on what a climate emergency means - and take action to stop it. The extent of the Arctic sea ice this July is the second lowest on record ...

Global warning: Arctic glacier breaks up

Blog entry by LisaV | 8 August, 2010

Image: A section of the Petermann glacier in Greenland in July 2009 © Greenpeace / Nick Cobbing A massive chunk of ice, over 87 kilometres in size, has broken off the Petermann Glacier in northern Greenland . Scientists are...

Leaving Ny-Ålesund

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 13 July, 2010

Greenpeace International's Comms Project Manager, Dave Walsh writes from the Esperanza, as the Arctic Under Pressure Expedition 2010 sadly comes to an end. Following its return from the far north of Svalbard, where it had been...

The Esperanza's trip to the Arctic

Image | 13 July, 2010 at 15:37

13 July - Norway. Crew members standing on deck of the Esperanza help lift a 'bag' out of the water which has been removed from one of the nine 'mesocosms' used to measure ocean acidification in the Arctic. Each bag is pulled from the sea and...

A view of the surrounding mountains

Image | 13 July, 2010 at 12:26

A view of the mountains surrounding Ny-Ålesund reflected in one of the portholes of the Esperanza. The dramatic Arctic landscape was the backdrop to one of the largest experiments on ocean acidification of its kind, and the first in Arctic waters.

The Esperanza at Work

Image | 13 July, 2010 at 12:22

The crane of the Esperanza lifts a 'bag' out of the water which has been removed from one of the nine 'mesocosms'.

Ocean acidification science work

Image | 13 July, 2010 at 12:19

Crew members standing on deck of the Esperanza help lift a 'bag' out of the water which has been removed from one of the nine 'mesocosms' in Kongsfjord. Each bag is pulled from the sea and neatly packed away on deck ready to be taken back to Kiel.

An Arctic Experiment

Image | 12 July, 2010 at 13:38

May 31, 2010 - Scientists from the German Scientific Research Institute IFM-GEOMAR carry 'the roofs' - plastic covers that shield the ocean acidification experiment from contamination by seabirds. Read More .

The Esperanza Surrounded by Ice

Image | 12 July, 2010 at 13:32

Ana Paula (full name Ana Paula Alminhana Maciel) pokes her head through the front of the bow of the Esperanza to view sea ice around the ship. Read about Arctic and climate change.

Filming Under Thin Ice

Image | 12 July, 2010 at 13:28

The ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) used by Greenpeace to film under the ice, making fine images of the seabed. Find out more about sea ice.

A Polar Bear Keeps Close Watch

Image | 12 July, 2010 at 13:20

A polar bear observed on the banks of Liefdefjord, photographed on a long lens from the safety of an inflatable some way off shore. The bear was left sleeping by the party, happy that they had not disturbed it. Read the crew's reaction .

Ocean Acidification Investigation

Image | 12 July, 2010 at 13:01

Scientific Investigation on Ocean Acidification and CO2. One of the nine mesocosms being towed into place by IFM-GEOMAR scientists, after being lowered into the fjord from the deck of the Esperanza. The mesocosm will be attached to pre-placed...

Why there are no penguins in the Arctic.

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 8 July, 2010 4 comments

A sequel to Dave Walsh's blog from the Esperanza, Fogbows at 81 North . Throughout the Esperanza’s journey around the coast of Svalbard , we’ve been kept company by several species of alcid – the auks and the guillemots.

Fogbows at 81 North

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 8 July, 2010

Dave Walsh writes from Esperanza, currently sailing the Arctic ocean as part of Greenpeace's Arctic Under Pressure Expedition 2010 . While we’ve been off the coast of Svalbard, we’ve had had all kinds of weather – but luckily...

The last dive of the drop-camera

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 5 July, 2010 2 comments

Dr Iris Menn is a marine biologist and Greenpeace oceans campaigner onboard the Esperanza Today we sent the drop-camera for her last dive along a so-called 'transect' – which is basically a distance from A to B. She dived down to...

A Male Walrus is Watching

Image | 4 July, 2010 at 14:13

An adult male walrus pokes his head above the herd, on a beach off the west coast of Svalbard

Arctic Landscape

Image | 2 July, 2010 at 13:52

A fine day in Liefdefjord on Svalbard makes for flat calm waters

Floating Iceberg

Image | 2 July, 2010 at 13:49

A close-up view of part of an iceberg floating in Liefdefjord on north Svalbard, weathered into strange shapes by the wind and sea. The birds perched on the top are kittiwakes. Read More .

Building a better NEMO

Blog entry by Gavin Newman | 30 June, 2010 1 comment

Gavin Newman is a long time Greenpeace cameraman, photographer, diver and now, remote-controlled submarine driver! It all seemed very simple in the beginning. I’d been using remote controlled cameras for years, bolting them on...

Arctic Life

Image | 25 June, 2010 at 13:57

Guillemots fly in a line past a floe of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. Read why there are no penguins in the Arctic. Read why there are no penguins in the Arctic .

Arctic Oil: A Very Crude Idea

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 24 June, 2010 1 comment

Dave Walsh is currently on board the Esperanza as part of the Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010 . Even now, as the disastrous situation in the temperate waters of the Gulf of Mexico continues, oil companies are still pushing...

Esperanza in the Arctic

Image | 23 June, 2010 at 12:38

The Esperanza sits in the Arctic Ocean against a floe of sea ice north of Svalbard. The ship stopped here to launch an ROV (remote Operated Vehicle) to film life in the ocean and the sea bed under the ice. As climate change causes the Arctic sea...

The Esperanza films in the Arctic Ocean

Image | 23 June, 2010 at 2:37

The Esperanza sits in the Arctic Ocean against a floe of sea ice north of Svalbard. The ship stopped here to launch an ROV (remote Operated Vehicle) to film life in the ocean and the sea bed under the ice. Follow the Esperanza via its webcam.

Postcard from the Arctic Ocean: Can you accept this?

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 22 June, 2010 4 comments

Dave Walsh writes from the Esperanza. No, this is not a product placement… it’s a real picture of a real coke can lying on the Arctic Ocean sea bed at a depth of 200m, 25km off the north coast of Svalbard, photographed by the...

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