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Month In Pictures - September

Image gallery | 4 October, 2014

Russian authorities terminate investigation into "Arctic 30" protest after twelve months

Press release | 1 October, 2014 at 14:22

Amsterdam, 1 October 2014 - Russia's Investigative Committee (IC) has ended a year-long investigation into a peaceful protest at an Arctic oil rig last year which led to the imprisonment of 28 activists and two freelance journalists who became...

A leader, a polar bear, and the shock of recognition

Blog entry by Anote Tong, President of Kiribati | 30 September, 2014

We had only been on the rock next to the melting Nordenskiöld glacier for a few minutes when I looked up and saw a white furry head looking down at me from a cliff 60 meters away. Our polar guide, who had scouted the area in...

The melting sea ice, a dodgy peach blouse and a moment I'll never forget

Blog entry by Vicky Wyatt | 22 September, 2014

I remember at school I wrote a story about the North Pole. As part of my 'research' I found out that sometimes the Arctic was so cold that if you threw a bucket of boiling water into the air it would freeze before it hit the ground. My...

The New Normal

Blog entry by Jasper Inventor | 22 September, 2014

I’m probably one of a handful of Filipinos to ever make it to the Arctic. What struck me the most during my trip are the similarities that could be drawn between the Arctic and the Philippines despite being 8,500 kilometers apart. For...

Dear LEGO, did you miss our one million emails…?

Blog entry by Ellen Booth | 20 September, 2014 1 comment

Oh LEGO! We're feeling sad again. We just heard you've rolled out a new line of Shell toys in Singapore, and this is just the beginning – they'll be coming to Shell petrol stations across the globe in the next year or so. And...

ExxonMobil halts drilling in Russian Arctic in response to sanctions - Greenpeace...

Press release | 19 September, 2014 at 18:15

London, 19 September 2014 - According to recent media reports, ExxonMobil has halted its attempt to drill an exploration well in the Arctic’s Kara Sea, following the announcement of new sanctions from the EU and US governments. The project was...

Ban Ki-moon receives names of six million people calling for protection of the Arctic

Press release | 19 September, 2014 at 13:25

New York, 19 September 2014 - In advance of the UN Climate Summit in New York, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accepted a six million signature petition from Greenpeace calling for long term protection of the region [1].

From the North Pole to the United Nations - gaining ground in protecting the Arctic

Blog entry by Josefina Skerk | 19 September, 2014 4 comments

I'm trembling with excitement. Together with a small delegation I just handed over a message to one of the world's top political figures. And it’s all because of you. I don't usually hang out in New York City, rubbing shoulders with...

Arctic 30 one year anniversary: Their freedom is our freedom

Blog entry by The Arctic 30 | 19 September, 2014 2 comments

The right to peaceful protest is a core tenet of a healthy society — the inherent human right to stand up and be counted, to challenge unjust laws, and sometimes, when the system has failed, to put our bodies in the way of destruction...

Bringing your voice to Ban Ki-moon

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | 18 September, 2014 2 comments

It has been a fantastic summer. Greenpeace has been in the Arctic for months, bearing witness to its extraordinarily shifting landscape, while challenging short-sighted attempts to find oil and explain to decision-makers that...

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...

Filipino climate commissioner at Arctic sea ice edge as it reaches minimum

Press release | 11 September, 2014 at 12:15

Longyearbyen, 11 September 2014 - As the Arctic sea ice reaches its lowest extent of the year, Filipino climate commissioner Yeb Saño is at the ice edge with Greenpeace to demand that world leaders take action on climate change at the upcoming...

The Arctic is worth fighting for

Blog entry by Yeb Saño, Philippines Climate Change Commissioner | 11 September, 2014 1 comment

As I witness with my own eyes the sublime and spectacular beauty of the Arctic, I realize that we live on a deeply interconnected planet. What happens all over the world affects this region in seriously profound and intricate ways. And...

'Mountains and Rooftops' Day of Action

Image gallery | 10 September, 2014

Why we climb to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | 9 September, 2014 1 comment

As a young child, I loved climbing trees. Above the ground I could see the world below where everything was quiet and my perspective was clear. It was a place to go, where, for a short moment, the world made sense. And making sense...

Mountains and Rooftops

Video | 9 September, 2014 at 13:45

Three quarters of the world's population want governments to declare an Arctic Sanctuary in the icy international waters surrounding the North Pole.

Global study reveals huge majority support the creation of a protected Arctic Sanctuary

Press release | 4 September, 2014 at 12:03

Copenhagen, 4 September 2014 - International polling revealed today that 74 percent of people worldwide support the creation of a protected sanctuary in the international waters surrounding the North Pole.

The world has spoken: Governments should create an Arctic sanctuary!

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | 4 September, 2014 4 comments

A global survey commissioned by Greenpeace has revealed that 74 per cent – nearly three quarters – of respondents agree or strongly agree that governments should create a protected area in the Arctic Ocean around the North Pole,...

Too eager to drill for Arctic oil

Blog entry by Erlend Tellnes | 28 August, 2014 1 comment

Greenpeace's ship, the Esperanza, is still on station in the Arctic to expose renewed Norwegian efforts to drill for oil in this pristine environment. Last week we successfully headed off attempts by an oil company to complete...

The writing's on the wall, now act on it!

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 28 August, 2014 1 comment

News stories are circulating about a draft IPCC climate science report – a summary report for policymakers – which condenses three full reports of climate research. The summary report will officially be released in early November,...

If it wasn't for us, the oil companies would be totally out of control

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 26 August, 2014

Come and spend two weeks traveling the oil fields of the Komi Republic and you can see two hundred different places contaminated in one way or another by the oil industry: rivers, swamps, forests, and green fields. Many of the...

Norway's offshore drilling puts Arctic Ocean at risk

Blog entry by Rick Steiner | 22 August, 2014 3 comments

As Norway pushes further into the Arctic with offshore oil drilling, the corresponding environmental risks have increased significantly. The Barents Sea is one of the richest, most unique marine ecosystems in the world, with...

Norway in sneak attack on the Arctic

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | 18 August, 2014 2 comments

The Esperanza has been in Svalbard, in the Arctic, for a few weeks now and we recently became aware of something urgent and disturbing. A seismic company called Dolphin Geophysical, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, ...

The Arctic Sunrise Arrives In Amsterdam

Image gallery | 9 August, 2014

How the peaceful protest at Prirazlomnaya made positive change in Russia

Blog entry by Maria Favorskaya | 8 August, 2014 5 comments

The dramatic Greenpeace International action at Prirazlomnaya in September 2013 is mostly infamous for causing a lot of problems for the 28 activists, two freelance journalists and the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. But what media...

Actor Emma Thompson urges people to stop feeling powerless about global warming

Press release | 7 August, 2014 at 15:30

Svalbard, 7 August 2014 - During a trip to the Arctic aboard a Greenpeace ship, Actor Emma Thompson has spoken out about what she describes as a 'culture of guilt' around what's needed to protect the Arctic and deal with global warming.

Let's stop feeling so guilty about global warming

Blog entry by Emma Thompson | 7 August, 2014 14 comments

Emma Thompson is currently in the Arctic aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. She wrote these words after walking out onto the fragile sea ice for the first time alongside her 14 year old daughter Gaia. We're told that it is all...

New video sees children at heart of LEGO campaign

Blog entry by Ian Duff | 5 August, 2014

No one loves LEGO as much as a seven year old who's just built their first masterpiece. But everyone who has played with the toy carries the joy of their inner child on through life. That's why LEGO is such a desirable brand for Shell...

Emma Thompson and daughter join Greenpeace ship on voyage to protect the Arctic

Press release | 1 August, 2014 at 11:00

London, 1 August 2014 - Actor Emma Thompson and her 15-year-old daughter Gaia Wise will sail aboard a Greenpeace ship in August to raise awareness of the melting Arctic environment. The Harry Potter and Nanny McPhee star will join a Greenpeace...

LEGO, Dump Shell to stop the #TweetSpill

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei | 31 July, 2014

LEGO is helping Shell clean up its image, bringing the threat of an oil spill in the Arctic closer to reality. So we're creating a virtual oil spill on Twitter to ask LEGO to end its dirty deal deal with Shell -- before it's too late.

Dear LEGO employees,

Blog entry by Ian Duff | 22 July, 2014 1 comment

Hi. My name is Ian and I'm a campaigner with Greenpeace. I'm also a new dad and a big fan of LEGO. She's a little young now, but I know that in a few years my baby girl will be building her own dreams out of your colourful little...

Are big companies using spurious copyright claims to try to stop our viral film...

Blog entry by James Turner | 12 July, 2014 2 comments

This week we released a short creative film which explores the relationship between Shell and LEGO, the world's most popular toy company. We're calling on LEGO to ditch its co-branding deal with Shell, a company that wants to drill in...

Greenpeace's LEGO viral blocked by YouTube

Press release | 11 July, 2014 at 15:45

London, 11 July 2014 - Greenpeace's viral video 'LEGO: everything is NOT awesome' has been suspended by YouTube, following a copyright claim from Warner Brothers. The environmental organisation quickly transferred the film to Vimeo and strongly...

Why is Shell's PR team quietly removing details about its deal with LEGO?

Blog entry by James Turner | 10 July, 2014

The internet is a funny thing. Earlier today I innocently posted a link to a video about how valuable Shell's deal with LEGO is.  According to @irisworldwide , LEGO's promo deal with Shell is one of the biggest in the company's...

Greenpeace campaign for LEGO to ditch Shell intensifies with new video

Press release | 8 July, 2014 at 17:00

London, 8 July 2014
 - Greenpeace released a film online today, aiming to highlight LEGO’s collusion in the threat to the Arctic by promoting the controversial Shell brand on its toys. Shell is under pressure from regulators and NGOs over its...

How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | 3 July, 2014

The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of little plastic...

'Save The Arctic' Protest at LEGOLAND

Image | 1 July, 2014 at 20:47

Greenpeace create protest scenes with LEGO figures throughout the popular LEGOLAND theme park in the UK. Greenpeace is urging Lego to cut ties with Shell and help 'Save the Arctic'. For the last few years Shell has been using LEGO’s brand to...

LEGO putting cash before kids, says Greenpeace as it kicks off global campaign

Press release | 1 July, 2014 at 16:30

London, 1 July 2014 - Greenpeace today launched a major new global campaign targeting the world’s biggest toy company [1], LEGO. They’ll be mobilising more than 5 million online Arctic supporters and thousands of activists to take creative action...

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...

Arctic Sanctuary

Publication | 19 June, 2014 at 17:30

Arctic coastal states are keen to lay claim on the valuable resources found beyond their national boundaries, and they have all submitted applications to extend their polar seabeds. Governments and industry see the opening of the Arctic as yet...

How big oil tries to win us over using stealth tactics

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 12 June, 2014 6 comments

What does it take to run a successful, modern oil company? You'd be forgiven for thinking it's just drills, pipelines, and lawyers. But there's an even more crucial element - the trust and approval of people like you and me. One...

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 6 June, 2014 4 comments

Earlier this morning we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk. It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise to be released by Russian authorities in surprise move

Press release | 6 June, 2014 at 14:04

Amsterdam, 6 June 2014 - Russia's investigative committee (IC) this morning informed Greenpeace International that it has annulled the arrest of the ship Arctic Sunrise, which has remained in custody in Murmansk since a high profile protest...

Five reasons the Arctic is officially AWESOME (ecologically and biologically speaking)

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | 6 June, 2014

I often sit at my desk imagining that I am an alien. Bear with me. I am not totally insane. I just think it would be interesting to land on this little blue and green planet for the first time, and see the world that we so often take...

A small flag stopped the Norwegian coastguard from ending our protest. Now a...

Blog entry by Ana Mules | 30 May, 2014 3 comments

Our brave activists have now delayed the giant oil rig Transocean Spitsbergen for over 80 hours, first by occupying the rig and now by occupying the drill site with the ship Esperanza. And as long as they stay there, Statoil can’t...

The "get lost zone" - a novel concept in international law

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | 30 May, 2014 15 comments

Desperate times call for desperate measures. That seems to be the thinking of Norway's Petroleum Ministry, which yesterday issued a highly irregular order in an attempt to bring an end to the Esperanza's peaceful protest in the Barents...

Norway creates impromptu safety zone around drilling site as Greenpeace cries foul

Press release | 30 May, 2014 at 11:16

Barents Sea, 30 May 2014 - Late last night Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum informed the Greenpeace ship Esperanza of the creation of 'safety zone' around a drilling site in the Barents sea. Esperanza is currently occupying the site preventing...

Is this the most dangerous club in the world?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 27 May, 2014 5 comments

As the thunder broiled and lightning split the sodden night sky, a team of activists from Greenpeace Netherlands scaled the giant drilling rig GSP Saturn in the port of IJmuiden to stop it leaving for the Russian Arctic. The rig...

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