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Motley Crew Arctic Tour 2012

Feature story | 28 June, 2012 at 19:39

You don’t have to be from Russia or Norway to have a stake in what happens to the Arctic – we’re all affected. That is why on June 29th we set sail on the Arctic Sunrise with a truly international crew to demand a truly international response to...

Meet the judges and see the winning design

Feature story | 15 March, 2013 at 9:00

We're excited to announce the winner of our youth flag design competition, run in collaboration with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The winning flag design will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole next month!

Then & Now: Launching a "Mind Bomb" to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Emily Hunter | 22 June, 2015

Staring out at the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, I feel a sense of past and present colliding. Forty-four years ago in these same waters off Canada's west coast, my father Robert Hunter and a group of Greenpeace co-founders...

Every act of peaceful rebellion adds up

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 18 September, 2013 28 comments

I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning with my stomach in knots as I scrambled to check my twitter feed and email. It was five a.m. but I was wide awake; physically in Amsterdam but my heart in Russia where I knew that five of...

Flag for the Future

Blog entry by Vivienne Westwood | 10 December, 2012

The Arctic has always been a place that inspires the imagination. A great frozen ocean at the top of the world where the northern lights illuminate the sky and huge white bears swim in the icy waters is a place like no other on Earth.

Global Head of Greenpeace Arrested on Arctic Rig

Press release | 17 June, 2011 at 18:21

Greenland, June 17 2011 – The International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has been arrested and is being flown to Greenland after breaching an exclusion zone and scaling a controversial Arctic oil rig 120km out to sea.

Complaint to the Greenland Ombudsman

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 12:25

Greenpeace complaint regarding the Bureau of Mineral Petroleum’s refusal of access to a number of documents related to oil exploration in West Greenland, and some procedural errors by the BMP in the treatment of access requests.

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...

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...

Russian government broke international law in Greenpeace Arctic 30 case - tribunal

Press release | 24 August, 2015 at 21:59

Vienna, 24 August 2015 - An international tribunal today ruled that the Russian government broke international law by boarding a Greenpeace ship and detaining its crew following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling in 2013.

Point of No Return

Publication | 22 January, 2013 at 15:00

The world is quickly reaching a Point of No Return for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. With total disregard for this unfolding global disaster, the fossil fuel industry is planning 14 massive coal, oil and gas projects that would...

Greenpeace climbers leave Arctic oil drilling rig

Press release | 12 April, 2015 at 1:47

Pacific Ocean, 11 April 2015 - The six climbers who safely intercepted, scaled, and set up camp on an Arctic-bound Shell oil drilling rig in the Pacific have come down today after spending almost a week on the 38,000 tonne platform.

Expedition launch: Arctic Under Pressure

Feature story | 12 May, 2010 at 16:20

We are returning to the Arctic Ocean with our ship the Esperanza this month to reinforce the urgent need to protect one of the most pristine and fragile environments on Earth.

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...

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...

Polar Bears on Thin Ice

Feature story | 10 January, 2007 at 1:00

The good news is the polar bear is likely to given extra protection under US law. The bad news is its home is disappearing faster than ever. With 2007 predicted to be the warmest year on record it looks like they'll need all the protection they...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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: ...

At 8 million strong, the Arctic story is just beginning

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei-Bagwell | 22 June, 2016 3 comments

The movement to save the Arctic has become a great story. It crystallises some of the big challenges of our time into something simple and compelling, a way for millions of people to make sense of the world and work together to improve...

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...

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 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...

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...

The old man and the sea of oil

Blog entry by Maria Favorsky | 18 August, 2015 1 comment

Lake Imlor is nestled deep within the Russian taiga in western Siberia. More than half of Russia's oil production comes from the surrounding region. For the Indigenous Khanty people who live here, the lake is sacred. They have...

A simple gesture to help protect the Arctic

Blog entry by Virginia Rabal | 2 May, 2015 1 comment

OK so this week we've been talking about the OSPAR Convention , and the delegates who have the power to secure a Marine Protected Area in 10% of the future Arctic Sanctuary. All this is very interesting, but what can I do to let OSPAR...

Our Captain Fantastic

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | 14 October, 2013 5 comments

Pete Willcox, who (at the time of this writing) has just been refused bail and remains alone in a Russian jail cell, was my skipper on board the first Rainbow Warrior in 1984. As a crew we spent five months in a hellhole boat yard...

Captain's Blog: Back to the Arctic

Blog entry by Pete Willcox | 13 September, 2013

I am in the Arctic again.  We are in Kirkenes, Norway, at 69 degrees 45 minutes North. That’s 192 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It does not feel right to me though: there are too many trees! Though they only go up to an elevation...

Ends of the Earth

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 July, 2012 8 comments

Corporations look to plunder Earth’s polar resources The World’s multinational corporations face an unrelenting problem. Resource extraction has met Earth’s limits. The great fortunes of history were made by plundering resources,...

Share your support

Background | 21 October, 2013 at 16:18

Support our brave Arctic Defenders - grab an image for your facebook or twitter feed! Use these banners on your website or blog. Link to our action page here: http://www.greenpeace.org/freeouractivists?shareablegraphics or use the code next to...

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 December, 2015 16 comments

Dear Friends,  As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the...

5 lesser-known threats to the fragile Arctic Ocean

Blog entry by Emily Buchanan | 19 April, 2016 5 comments

You probably know that climate change is melting Arctic ice  with astonishing speed . And while some hear a warning bell, others see a business opportunity. As Arctic ice disappears, oil companies and fishing fleets are moving further...

2013: The Year In Photos

Feature story | 24 December, 2013 at 14:30

The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in Indonesia,...

Greenpeace activists convicted for stopping Arctic oil rig

Press release | 27 September, 2011 at 17:35

Copenhagen, 27th September 2011 - 20 Greenpeace activists who took peaceful direct action to protect the Arctic have been found guilty of trespassing and fined by a Greenland Court [1], after they scaled one of the world’s biggest oil rigs. In...

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