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What happens in the Arctic affects us all

Blog entry by Kirsten Thompson | 7 June, 2016 3 comments

The Arctic is a remote wilderness that is home to some of the most iconic, and threatened, wildlife on Earth, including polar bears, narwhal and Arctic foxes. Few of us have been lucky enough to explore the expanses of sea ice,...

7 social media moments that will keep us fighting in 2017

Blog entry by Stefanus Wong | 23 December, 2016

If anyone has ever sneered at the idea of slacktivism, 2016 would like to prove them wrong. From fake news to echo chambers to trolls, this year, social media became more than just a “status update”. There are 1.79 billion active...

Great news for the Arctic AND the Antarctic!

Blog entry by Louisa Casson | 1 December, 2017 2 comments

Today is a great day for oceans at both ends of the earth. Last night, governments from around the world agreed to protect a huge part of the Arctic Ocean against all commercial fishing. Thanks to the millions of you who supported...

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...

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...

Greenpeace Nordic intercepts Shell icebreaker to thwart Arctic drilling

Press release | 3 May, 2012 at 12:02

Öland, Sweden, 3 May 2012 – Greenpeace Nordic activists today intercepted at open sea and boarded a Shell-contracted icebreaker, the Nordica, to continue its protest against the oil major’s destructive plans to start drilling in the pristine...

Judge rejects bulk of Shell's proposed restraining order against Greenpeace

Press release | 2 March, 2012 at 14:45

Amsterdam, 2 March 2012 - A federal judge in Alaska has rejected the bulk of a lawsuit brought by Shell Oil Company against Greenpeace USA which would have been one of the broadest and most restrictive in US legal history, according to the...

Lucy Lawless blocks Shell Arctic driller

Press release | 24 February, 2012 at 14:32

Auckland, 24 February 2012 — New Zealand actor Lucy Lawless — star of hit US TV show Spartacus and Xena: Warrior Princess — joined Greenpeace activists in stopping a Shell-contracted oil drillship from departing New Zealand for the Arctic, where...

Climate Change Impacts on Arctic Wildlife

Publication | 27 August, 2012 at 17:56

It is now very evident that the temperatures in the Arctic are warming due to climate change, with a resulting impact on sea ice. Over the past 100 years, average Arctic temperatures have increased at almost twice the global average rate.

Shell abandons Arctic plans - Greenpeace International response

Press release | 28 September, 2015 at 14:51

Amsterdam, 28 September 2015 - Responding to the news that Shell has abandoned its Arctic drilling programme after a disappointing season in Alaska, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo said:

Scientists alarmed by ‘seismic blasting’ by oil industry in the Arctic Ocean

Press release | 24 August, 2015 at 10:15

Greenland Sea, 24 August 2015 - Firing seismic airguns to find new oil reserves in the Arctic Ocean is ‘alarming’ and could seriously injure whales and other marine life, according to a new scientific review. The oil industry is increasingly...

Greenpeace US climbers block Shell's Arctic-bound vessel

Press release | 29 July, 2015 at 14:33

Portland, Oregon, 29 July, 2015 - 26 climbers have blocked Shell's Arctic icebreaking vessel, the MSV Fennica, as it attempted to leave Portland, Oregon. The climbers are currently preventing the ship from passing underneath the bridge on its way...

Shell drilling support vessel turned back by blockade, climbers remain after 30 hours

Press release | 30 July, 2015 at 21:45

Portland, Oregon, 30 July, 2015 - Greenpeace USA activists suspended from the St. John’s Bridge in Portland for more than 30 hours have successfully prevented Shell’s Arctic drilling support vessel, the Fennica, from leaving Portland today.

Obama urged to cancel Arctic drilling plans as standoff with Shell vessel ends

Press release | 31 July, 2015 at 8:33

Portland, USA, 30 July 2015 - The 26 Greenpeace USA activists that formed the 40-hour blockade stopping Shell’s icebreaker from leaving port have now come down from the St John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon.

Green groups stand with Indigenous People to demand Climate Action and Indigenous Rights

Press release | 9 December, 2015 at 15:04

Paris, 9 December 2015 – Today, the famous Greenpeace giant polar bear was brought to Le Bourget to add pressure on governments to agree on an ambitious climate deal.

Polar Oceans in Peril
...and a planet at risk

Publication | 6 July, 2009 at 17:08

The Arctic and the Antarctic are under assault - from the impacts of rapidly accelerating climate change; from increased industrialisation; and from the unchecked consumption of our planet's resources.

Annual minimum area of Arctic sea-ice extent announced

Feature story | 18 September, 2009 at 2:00

The minimum area of summer Arctic sea-ice extent was reported this week to have plummeted to the third-lowest level in recorded history. This is Earth's way of saying that we're reaching the limits of what the planet can sustain.

Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | 2 September, 2009 at 2:00

A climate tipping point is looming closer every day in the Arctic. The more we find out about the Polar Regions, the more we realise that what we know about the impact of feedback effects has been underestimated. Recent discoveries highlight the...

Urgent action needed as Arctic ice melts

Feature story | 15 July, 2009 at 2:00

Arctic ice is melting at an unprecedented rate. As scientists on board the Arctic Sunrise gather more data showing the urgency of the situation, world leaders stay inactive.

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...

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.

Climate lawsuit against Arctic oil goes to court

Press release | 15 February, 2017 at 8:00

Oslo, Norway, 15 February 2017 – Oslo District Court has announced the hearing dates for the climate case filed against the Norwegian government for granting new oil drilling licenses in the Arctic ocean. The hearing will start on 13 November and...

Greenpeace activists confront Norwegian government’s Arctic oil drilling site

Press release | 17 August, 2017 at 15:27

Korpfjell, Barents Sea, Norway 17 August 2017 – Peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have entered the exclusion zone of Statoil’s oil rig, Songa Enabler in the Barents Sea with kayaks and inflatable boats, while swimmers are...

The Arctic needs your creativity

Blog entry by James Turner | 2 February, 2015 3 comments

Since we launched the Save The Arctic campaign we've seen an amazing amount of creativity and visual design, both from our talented supporters and the people who work here at Greenpeace. But sometimes it's hard to find the right tools...

10 reasons why reindeer are the coolest animals in the Arctic

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei | 20 December, 2014 2 comments

1. Their antlers are velvety fingerprints. Reindeer antlers are bony appendages that grow every year. The antlers grow quickly – up to 2 cm per day – in a blood-supply-rich material called "velvet", which is exactly what it...

Arctic Ambassador, we have something to say

Blog entry by Elena Polisano | 10 October, 2014

1990s Ferrero Rocher adverts and Danish political TV hit Borgen. Two off-piste conversation topics in a west London cafe last Friday as our group of Greenpeace campaigners and volunteers prepared for a first-time experience. We...

1000 strong voices taking a powerful stand for the Arctic

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | 16 September, 2014

This week the International Declaration on the Future of the Arctic has reached a milestone of 1000 influential signatories from all walks of life and all corners of our planet. The document, a ten point charter for environmental...

What we've achieved together - the 2 year anniversary of Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Ana Mules | 26 June, 2014

It's pretty flat out on the Arctic campaign these days and there often isn't much time to stop and reflect on things. But if the 2 year anniversary of what is possibly the defining environmental battleground of our time, and the...

Exxon Valdez 25th anniversary: the North deserves a better future

Blog entry by Kiera-Dawn Kolson | 24 March, 2014 1 comment

On the 25th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill, as the Arctic Council gathers to meet in northern Canada and Exxon is getting set to drill in the Russian Arctic, Greenpeace is preparing for a fresh fight with a familiar foe. In...

The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | 12 March, 2014 11 comments

Tonight I’ll sleep well, knowing that there is finally something happening within the international community about protecting the Arctic. It’s not going to change things overnight, but it’s very positive, and something that our...

Greenpeace arrests show attempts to silence environmentalists continue

Blog entry by David Suzuki | 2 December, 2013

Early November marked the 18th anniversary of the tragic murder of outspoken writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight colleagues by the Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa and the others had waged a long campaign to stop...

Governments must confront climate change in 2013

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 11 January, 2013 5 comments

Article originally published in the Guardian Sustainable Business Blog. I hope I am wrong. But in 2013, we can expect to witness more devastating extreme weather events, fuelled and supercharged by the destructive power of a...

Santa Relocation Project

Blog entry by James Turner | 21 December, 2012 4 comments

If you’re a fan of our Save the Arctic Facebook page , may have seen some interesting changes recently. For the past few days we’ve hosted something called the Santa Relocation Project. We’ve been asking people this simple question: ...

My Arctic Home

Blog entry by Clara Natanine | 25 August, 2016 2 comments

I live in Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) in the Canadian Arctic. Most people have never heard of my town. It's 450km north of the Arctic Circle with a population of roughly 1,000. We are isolated from much of the world, but we feel very...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum

Publication | 27 August, 2012 at 19:37

Sea ice is frozen sea water that waxes and wanes in response to the cooling and warming of the Arctic throughout the year. The ice pack reaches its greatest extent at the end of the winter, during March, and its lowest point at the end of the...

Greenpeace Response to Record Summer Arctic Sea Ice level

Press release | 27 August, 2012 at 20:19

Preliminary figures released today from US National Snow and Ice Data Centre indicates that Arctic sea ice extent has passed the previous record low set in 2007. On 26th August it fell to 4.10 million km2, some 70,000km2 lower than the 2007 level.

Arctic sea ice extent reaches record low - Greenpeace responds

Press release | 19 September, 2012 at 22:23

New York, 19th September 2012 – Scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) today released preliminary figures suggesting that Arctic sea ice has reached the lowest recorded extent since records began in 1979. The data indicates...

Actor Ezra Miller to plant flag beneath North Pole during grueling Arctic expedition

Press release | 25 March, 2013 at 14:04

New York, March 25, 2013 - “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” star Ezra Miller will travel to the North Pole in early April to plant a ‘flag for the future’ on the seabed, as part of a major international campaign to protect the Arctic.

Arctic drilling activists rebrand Shell at F1 Grand Prix

Press release | 25 August, 2013 at 16:11

Spa, Belgium, 25 August 2013 - Greenpeace Belgium campaigners have evaded security at the F1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix and have scaled the roof of the main grandstand opposite the VIP enclosure, where they are now unfurling a 20-metre-long banner...

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.

11 moments that broke the internet in 2015

Blog entry by Stefanus Wongsodiredjo | 29 December, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we reflect back on some of the people powered moments that pulled our heart strings, filled us with passion or simply inspired us. Here are a few of them, from Greenpeace and beyond... 1. Imagine if we...

Your voice will reach the Arctic

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | 2 June, 2016 2 comments

If you're reading this, you're probably one of eight million people who dream of there being a sanctuary in the Arctic. And a year ago, you quite likely had a good feeling when you discovered that your voice, combined with others',...

My first time in the Arctic

Blog entry by Paloma | 24 June, 2016 3 comments

This week held huge hope for the Arctic. We could have seen the start of a sanctuary protecting one of the most pristine and beautiful parts of our planet. But the  OSPAR nations meeting in Tenerife, Spain have failed the Arctic.

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