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Greenpeace ship to leave Kara Sea under threat of force from Russian Coast Guard

Press release | 26 August, 2013 at 16:58

Northern Sea Route, 26 August 2013 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has decided to leave the Kara Sea and the Northern Sea Route (NSR) under threat of force from the Russian Coast Guard.

Russia shuts Greenpeace out of Arctic sea route, stifles criticism of oil industry

Press release | 21 August, 2013 at 13:12

Barents Sea, 21 August 2013 - The Russian government has denied permission for the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise to enter the increasingly busy Northern Sea Route (NSR), despite the ship having fulfilled all the requirements for such an...

Greenpeace defies Russian attempt to prevent Arctic oil protest, enters Kara Sea

Press release | 24 August, 2013 at 8:07

Northern Sea Route, 24 August 2013 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise today entered the Northern Sea Route (NSR) off Russia’s coastline to protest against Arctic oil drilling, in defiance of Russian authorities who this week refused the ship...

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...

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...

Greenpeace International ship remains under control of Russian authorities in...

Press release | 20 September, 2013 at 15:10

Amsterdam, 20 September 2013 - The crew of the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise remain in the custody of Russian authorities following an armed boarding of the ship in international waters yesterday. The ship has now been under armed guard...

UPDATE: Greenpeace activists being held without charge by Russian Coast Guard

Press release | 19 September, 2013 at 16:07

Pechora Sea, 19 September 2013 - Greenpeace International continues to seek the release of activists Sini Saarela (Finland) and Marco Weber (Switzerland) who are being held by the Russian Coast Guard following a peaceful protest against Gazprom’s...

Russian claims over boat ramming 'a fantasy' - Greenpeace International

Press release | 9 October, 2013 at 20:13

Amsterdam, 9 October 2013 - Greenpeace International has branded as ‘a fantasy’ claims by Russia’s Investigative Committee that activists endangered the safety of Russian security officers in the course of a peaceful protest at a Russian Arctic...

Greenpeace International head urges meeting with President Putin

Press release | 9 October, 2013 at 10:17

Amsterdam, 9 October 2013 – Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo has written to President Vladimir Putin offering to travel to Moscow as early as possible to meet with the Russian President, in an effort to end the continued...

Greenpeace International activists and freelance photographer refused bail in Russia

Press release | 8 October, 2013 at 18:18

Murmansk, 8 October 2013 - The Regional Court of Murmansk today rejected an application made by lawyers for two Greenpeace International activists and a freelance photographer that they be released on bail (1).

Greenpeace International bail appeals refused as Brazil President speaks out

Press release | 11 October, 2013 at 23:31

Amsterdam, 11 October 2013 - Appeals for bail by lawyers for Phil Ball and Kieron Bryan, both British citizens, were today refused by the Regional Court of Murmansk.

Greenpeace International dismisses Russian allegations of piracy as ‘unjustified and...

Press release | 21 September, 2013 at 17:36

Amsterdam, 21 September 2013 - Greenpeace International has strongly rejected an allegation of piracy leveled at its ship Arctic Sunrise in the Russian Arctic, describing it as a desperate attempt to justify the illegal boarding of its ship in...

Greenpeace International ship nears Murmansk port as 30 activists await possible charges

Press release | 24 September, 2013 at 12:19

Murmansk, 24 September 2013 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is close to arriving in the port of Murmansk after being boarded by Russian authorities last week following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.

Greenpeace International responds to President Putin’s remarks regarding Arctic...

Press release | 25 September, 2013 at 16:04

Amsterdam, 25 September 2013 - According to media reports (1), Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the 30 Greenpeace International activists detained by Russian authorities after an Arctic drilling protest are ‘obviously not...

Greenpeace International rejects piracy allegations, demands access to detained activists

Press release | 24 September, 2013 at 15:42

Amsterdam, 24 September 2013 - Russian authorities today released a new statement (1) regarding Greenpeace International activists on board the ship Arctic Sunrise. The Greenpeace International ship is currently being held outside the port city...

Update: Greenpeace International responds to 2 Russian court decisions

Press release | 26 September, 2013 at 15:54

Amsterdam, 26 September 2013 - A freelance photographer who was on board the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise is under investigation for alleged piracy under Russian criminal law and will be held in custody for two months as...

Greenpeace International to appeal Russian court rulings as activists face long...

Press release | 27 September, 2013 at 2:24

Amsterdam, 27 September 2013 — Greenpeace International condemned a series of Russian court rulings today which left dozens of activists in custody pending investigations into a peaceful Arctic oil protest. The group insisted it would not be...

Greenpeace demands 'immediate' government response on climate change as activists are...

Press release | 27 September, 2013 at 13:07

Stockholm, 27 September 2013 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today approved the first of a series of four reports that will make up the Fifth Assessment Report (1). It warns of an alarming escalation of impacts – but also...

Eight more Greenpeace International activists detained in Russia following Arctic oil...

Press release | 29 September, 2013 at 21:20

Amsterdam, 29 September 2013 - A further eight Greenpeace International activists have been detained for two months in Russia pending an investigation into possible charges of piracy. The eight will join 22 others, including a freelance...

Gazprom beaten 3-0 as Greenpeace protests Arctic drilling at three Champions League...

Press release | 12 December, 2013 at 0:50

Amsterdam, 11 December 2013 - Greenpeace has heaped more embarrassment on Champions League’s top sponsor Gazprom for a second day this week by protesting the Russian oil giant’s Arctic drilling at three football games watched by millions of fans...

Brazilian and New Zealand activists granted bail in Arctic 30 case

Press release | 19 November, 2013 at 12:47

Amsterdam, 19 November 2013 - Two Greenpeace activists were today granted bail in St Petersburg, becoming the fourth and fifth of the so-called Arctic 30 to be told they will soon be released. Brazilian Ana Paula Maciel, 31, and David Haussmann...

Nine more activists granted bail in Arctic 30 case

Press release | 19 November, 2013 at 18:09

Amsterdam, 19 November 2013 - Nine Greenpeace activists were today granted bail in St Petersburg. Twelve of the so-called Arctic 30 have now been told they will soon be released. They were told they will be released from jail if they can provide...

Ana Paula from Brazil released - first of the Arctic 30 to leave prison

Press release | 20 November, 2013 at 17:57

Amsterdam, 20 November 2013 - Greenpeace International activist Ana Paula Alminhana Maciel of Brazil has today been released from detention, the first of the Arctic 30 to leave prison following the granting of bail by a St Petersburg court.

Greenpeace International welcomes Tribunal ruling ordering Russia to release Arctic 30

Press release | 22 November, 2013 at 17:14

Hamburg, 22 November 2013 – The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea today ordered the Russian Federation in a binding ruling to release the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and the 28 activists and two freelance journalists on board upon...

Four more Arctic 30 detainees released from Russian prison

Press release | 22 November, 2013 at 11:18

Amsterdam, 22 November 2013 – British activist Anthony Perrett and Swiss national Marco Weber, Faiza Oulahsen from the Netherlands and American Peter Willcox were today released from Russian detention, bringing to 15 the number of Arctic 30...

Shell scraps 2014 Arctic drilling plans - Greenpeace International response

Press release | 30 January, 2014 at 12:13

Amsterdam, 30 January 2014 - Speaking with investors today, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden announced that the company would not attempt to drill in the Alaskan Arctic in 2014.

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...

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.

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.

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].

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...

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...

Answers from the Ice Edge

Publication | 1 June, 1998 at 2:00

This report is about changesAlaska Native peoples of thenorthern Bering and Chukchiseas observe in their surroundings.Climate change is a gravethreat to northern ecosystemsand thus to the subsistence wayof life that is the heart of Yup’ikand...

Briefing:Risks and impacts of oil exploration in the Arctic

Publication | 26 August, 2010 at 19:16

Oil companies are expanding their search for oil to new frontiers previously considered too inaccessible, expensive or risky to exploit. This relentless expansion has now reached the Arctic, where large areas of the ocean are opening up each...

Activists block two major drilling rigs in 24 hours as 'Save the Arctic' campaign...

Press release | 27 May, 2014 at 14:00

London, 27 May 2014 - Greenpeace activists from 12 countries blocked two separate oil rigs destined to drill in the Arctic ocean in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The environmental group said that the threat to the rapidly melting Arctic...

Greenpeace activists climb Statoil rig to protest the northernmost oil drilling in...

Press release | 27 May, 2014 at 12:45

The Barents Sea, 27 May 2014 - Greenpeace International activists from eight countries have scaled a Statoil contracted oil rig to protest the company’s plans to drill the northernmost well in the Norwegian Arctic, close to the Bear Island nature...

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...

Where did all the fun go?

Blog entry by Hugh Mouser | 8 July, 2013

I grew up on a diet of TV shows like Knight Rider and The A Team. I saw Ferrari and McLaren produce faster cars as time went by. I admired how the car industry kept on trying to improve. But it seems like some carmakers have lost...

A textbook example of an Arctic conference out of sync

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 24 January, 2015 1 comment

Few would doubt that climate change exists and that it is man-made. Why then is Big Oil allowed to steal the show at one of the Arctic's most important events? This week scientists, NGOs and ministers from as far away from...

A polar bear nursery, a Russian oil company and one of the most beautiful islands on...

Blog entry by Maria Favorsky | 12 November, 2014

Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean is a distant land of polar bears and whales, northern lights and shining ice. It's also a nature reserve and one of only two UNESCO Natural Heritage sites in the Arctic. It should be the most peaceful...

Today LEGO dumped Shell - Here's why it matters to us all

Blog entry by James Turner | 9 October, 2014

LEGO's decision to break its 50 year partnership with Shell is – as they say in America – kind of a big deal. Despite their best attempts to downplay its significance, this was a multimillion dollar partnership that had delivered real...

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...

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 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, ...

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