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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...

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...

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