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Oil spills - Philippines, Indian Ocean and Lebanon

Feature story | 18 August, 2006 at 2:00

Oil is harmful to the environment every step of the way. It leaks from pipelines, spills from ships, creates smog in our cities, and is heating up our planet. Marine ecosystems already stressed by over fishing and destructive fishing practices,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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