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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...

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...

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...

Where's all the oil gone?

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 1 October, 2010

The Arctic Sunrise is currently alongside in Galveston Texas – the winches and other equipment that was used on the most recent leg have been craned off, and out on deck, a whole lot of new equipment is being welded on for the...

A funeral and a celebration: grim clouds over Dalian

Blog entry by LisaV | 28 July, 2010 2 comments

Aurthur JD writes from Dalian in China... I arrived in Dalian on the day of the funeral for firefighter Zhang Liang, who drowned beneath the thick crude when his crew jumped into the ocean – without safety gear – to attempt, in vain,...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise to perform independent assessment of oil spill impacts...

Blog entry by LisaV | 20 July, 2010 2 comments

Mike G from our US office writes... Since the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig exploded and sank in April, BP has devoted inadequate resources to the oil spill response, withheld information from the American public, and denied...

Gulf of Mexico oil spill worsens

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 April, 2010 6 comments

Written by Almudena, this is a round up of the day's news featuring Greenpeace issues.   Rivers of oil spreading over the ocean after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform Explosion Five times more oil a day than...

In this battle for Hearts and Minds – Truth appears to be the first casualty

Blog entry by Paul Horsman | 18 August, 2010 1 comment

Just some days before I came out to join Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise on August 4, headlines from a NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) press conference said that ‘the vast majority of the oil from the BP spill...

Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year award

Blog entry by John Novis | 20 October, 2011 2 comments

Today, I have the honour of congratulating Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra on becoming the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year . Daniel made his winning picture for Greenpeace, of oil-soaked brown pelicans...

Daily News: Chinese government comes clean over oil spill; flamingo shuts runway in...

Blog entry by Josh S | 6 July, 2011

Top news: Greenpeace calls for change to outdated Chinese protection law after oil spill; satellite pictures show giant ice island has travelled over 1,800 miles; a flamingo evades capture for five hours at Manchester airport; carbon...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Daily News: Japanese Prime Minister requests closure of ‘world’s most dangerous’...

Blog entry by Alexa P | 9 May, 2011

Top news: Operator of Hamaoka nuclear plant decides on plant’s future after Japanese Prime Minister requests its closure; developed countries miss UN climate aid deadline to developing countries; owner of Canadian oil pipeline...

Daily News: Radioactive substances from Fukushima expected to reach the U.S. and...

Blog entry by Angela S | 6 May, 2011

Top News: WHO backs independent radiation research in Japan, and oil spill causes larger damage than expected, Greenpeace protests in Germany © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Greenpeace   #Binladen: Seized documents show that...

The cost of deadly fuels

Blog entry by LisaV | 2 August, 2010 1 comment

Michelle, one of our climate campaigners, writes from China... I have been following the unfolding story of the oil spill in China and have been so moved by the images coming out everyday. Our team is back in Beijing...

The End of the Beginning – on to the next stage

Blog entry by Paul Horsman | 20 August, 2010 1 comment

Today, as news of the discovery of a 22-mile plume of oil droplets is revealed in a report in the Journal, Science   the first leg of the Greenpeace expedition on board the Arctic Sunrise ended.  The scientists, Drs. Jo Lopez and...

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 ...

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;...

My Old T-Shirt!

Blog entry by Paul Horsman | 16 August, 2010 1 comment

I have a special t-shirt.  Actually I have quite a few special t-shirts but this one is particularly appropriate.  It has a picture of a Greenpeace ship sailing in an oil slick and the slogan reads ‘Save the Gulf’.  The t-shirt is...

Daily News: Sao Paolo streets fill with protesters against the construction of the...

Blog entry by JPateraki | 22 August, 2011 2 comments

© Steve Morgan / Greenpeace Top news: Brazilians say no to dam construction; Tar oil is dirtier than crude oil; Bicycle Sauna Hydroelectric power: Protesters took to the streets of Sao Paulo over the weekend, fighting the...

Daily News: Tar Sands Unethical Campaign Tactics; Shell’s Oil Leak ‘Worst In a Decade’

Blog entry by Josh S | 17 August, 2011

Top News: ‘Ethical Oil’ campaign apparently used faked and stolen images; Obama announces $510m biofuel plan; oil spill information emerges despite Shell’ secrecy; escaped German cow finally speaks to psychic after three-months in...

Daily News: Shell’s North Sea Oil Spill; People Power Shuts Down Chinese...

Blog entry by Josh S | 15 August, 2011

Top News: Shell expands oil spilling operation from Nigeria to the North Sea; people power in China prompts plant shutdown; UAE arrives late to nuclear party; and Black Widow introduction threatens humans’ place as Britain’s most...

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;...

Daily News: Infighting at the IWC marks unproductive final day; smelly-socks fight...

Blog entry by Josh S | 15 July, 2011

Top news: Final day of International Whaling Commission talks disrupted by outrage over a sanctuary; Chinese government finally moves to clean-up six-week-old oil spill; new proposals could see China’s industrial polluters fined by the...

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...

Daily News: Tokyo's radioactive tap water, oil spills and penguins

Blog entry by Alexa P | 23 March, 2011

Top news: Tokyo’s tap water unsafe for babies; US blocks imports of some Japanese food; Greenpeace protestors arrested in Canada; oil spill threatens endangered penguins; penguin thieves strike in Australia. ©Greenpeace ...

Daily news: Fukushima radioactive cloud cover up; oil spill off Indian coast

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 9 August, 2011

© Rodney Dekker / Greenpeace Top news: Oil spill from cargo ship threatens Mumbai’s coastline; French companies plan to build underwater nuclear power plants; Japan’s nuclear officials held back data about the spread of...

Daily news 21 June: Giant seahorses guard the North Sea and Family supports Kumi...

Blog entry by Oriana L | 21 June, 2011

Top news: Greenpeace activists placed wooden sea horses in the North Sea, calling for marine reserves; Kumi's daughter writes moving Father's day letter to his dad in jail; supporters have sent 16,000 emails to Indian phone company,...

Oil Spill In Thailand

Image gallery | 31 July, 2013

The hands of a worker after a first attempt

Image | 9 August, 2006 at 3:00

The hands of a worker after a first attempt today to clean the shore near the harbour of Jbeil (Byblos), which is heavily polluted by oil as a result of the Israeli bombing of the Jiyyeh power plant on the 15th July 2006.

Greenpeace divers explore the area around

Image | 10 December, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace divers explore the area around the sunken Prestige and the affect of the leaking oil on marine life.

Greenpeace divers explore the area around

Image | 10 December, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace divers explore the area around the sunken Prestige and the affect of the leaking oil on marine life.

Horrific legacy of oil spill

Image | 1 August, 1991 at 12:39

1991 - Greenpeace survey of oil pollution in Prince William Sound as a result of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaska. Diesel Beach, Knight Island.

Dalian oil spill clean-up.

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 16:05

More than 500 of Jinshitan's fishing boats are working on the clean-up effort, starting at 4.30am each day. Oil is still visible at least one kilometer out to sea.

Dalian oil spill reaches the city.

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 16:14

Contaminated ocean water in the city of Dalian. Crude oil started pouring into the Yellow Sea off a busy northeastern port after a pipeline exploded late last week, sparking a massive 15-hour fire.

Oily sludge.

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 16:19

Local fishermen clean up oily sludge by from the contaminated beaches at Nanhaitun, Weitang Bay. The beach is where firefighter Zhang Liang lost his life fixing an underwater pump.

Oily shells

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 12:53

Oil slick coats dead shells at a bay decimated by the oil spill disaster in Dalian, China, 26 July 2010. According to Greenpeace oil spills pose severe threats to health and livelihoods of residents in Dalian as well as cause long-term damage to...

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...

Rainbow pipeline oil spill in Alberta

Image | 5 May, 2011 at 18:10

5 May 2011 - Canada. Cleaning up the Rainbow Pipeline oil spill, the worst in Alberta for 35 years. 28,000 barrels of oil were released into a wetland area at Evi, near the community of Little Buffalo in Lubicon Cree First Nation traditional...

Arctic: Komi way of life threatened by oil companies

Video | 3 August, 2012 at 11:58

Usinsk, Russia -- Oil from Russian drilling operations gushes from damaged pipelines directly into local rivers. Trees are left dead and black. The rivers which serve as the only source of drinking water for many in the area is heavily polluted.

Nuking the oil spill

Blog entry by jmckeati | 2 June, 2010 3 comments

So, with the millions of gallons of oil spewing from the wreck of the Deepwater Horizon into the Gulf of Mexico, the US is experiencing its worst ever environmental disaster . The attempts to stem the tide of oil have failed and it...

An oil

Image | 15 August, 2006 at 3:00

An oil-covered crab in the harbour of Tabarja (just north of Beirut), which is heavily polluted by oil as a result of the Israeli bombing of the Jiyyeh power plant on the 15th July 2006.

File photo: Greenpeace survey of oil pollution

Image | 1 January, 1989 at 2:00

File photo: Greenpeace survey of oil pollution from a spill in Alaska.

Dalian fishing boat cuts through oil sheen

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 14:08

Fishing boats cut through oil sheens at Dalian fishing port where oil scooped from the sea is ferried for storing, Dalian, China, 24 July 2010. Greenpeace warned that China's largest oil spill can pose severe threats to health and livelihoods of...

Oil Pollution! Stay Away!

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 14:18

Greenpeace put up warning signs saying “Oil Pollution! Stay Away! on the beaches of Dalian, China, now polluted with oil. Greenpeace is urging visitors, for their own protection, to stay away from the beaches. Many visitors were still playing...

Dalian oil spill clean-up

Image | 20 July, 2009 at 16:31

Local fishermen wear non protective clothing without safety measures, for the Dalian oil spill clean-up effort. Greenpeace accused companies of shirking their responsibilities on compensation and taking inadequate action for the oil spill clean up.

Top tar sands videos on YouTube

Blog entry by laurak | 24 November, 2009

There are officially enough videos on YouTube about the Canadian tar sands to warrant a 'top tar sands videos on YouTube' list. Here is the short version: The animation sequence from H2Oil (put together by La Moustache ) is at...

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