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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...

Armed Russian Coast Guard boards peaceful Greenpeace protest ship

Press release | 19 September, 2013 at 19:58

Pechora Sea, 19 September 2013 - The Russian Coast Guard has boarded the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and is arresting the 25 activists on board following a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic oil drilling operations.

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...

Gazprom's security sidekicks threaten protestors

Video | 19 September, 2013 at 16:00

This is the kind of protection the Russian oil industry gets from authorities, but the real threat to the Arctic comes not from peaceful activists but from oil companies like Gazprom that will stop at nothing for the world's riskiest oil. Sept 19...

To hell and back to Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Camila Speziale | 18 September, 2013 51 comments

This morning at 4 a.m. I hugged my fellow climbers good luck before heading out to climb Gazprom's oil platform, the Prirazlomnaya, from the Arctic Sunrise. It was a terrifying moment for me as I jumped into the inflatable boat in...

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...

Action Against Gazprom's Arctic Drilling

Slideshow | 18 September, 2013

UPDATE: Greenpeace climbers arrested, shots fired in ongoing Russian Arctic oil protest

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 10:16

Pechora Sea, September 18, 2013 - Two Greenpeace International activists have been arrested after climbing a Gazprom oil platform in the Russian Arctic, during a peaceful protest that has prompted a disproportionate use of force by the Russian...

Greenpeace activists scale Gazprom drilling platform, two arrested in Arctic oil protest

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 7:19

Pechora Sea, 18 September 2013 – Two Greenpeace International activists have been arrested during a protest in the Russian Arctic, while two others are now scaling Gazprom’s oil drilling platform to stop it becoming the first company to produce...

'Ice Ride' Day Of Action, Worldwide

Slideshow | 17 September, 2013

The day we came together to defend the Arctic

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 16 September, 2013 2 comments

On Sunday, something incredible happened. I got on my bike, I cycled around Washington DC and 14,000 people came with me, in over 106 cities, in 36 countries, in every continent around the world. I joined the biggest demonstration ever...

Arctic Ice Ride: cycling in Arctic waters

Video | 16 September, 2013 at 14:06

'Polar bears' on board the Arctic Sunrise in Arctic waters show their support for the Ice Ride to save the Arctic.

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...

(Ice) breaking news: last week an oil tanker hit an ice floe in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by Elena Polisano | 12 September, 2013 2 comments

Our researchers just discovered a very dangerous collision in the Russian Arctic. Last week, a tanker that was not built for freezing waters was 'holed' by an ice floe and had to wait for seven days for help. Yep — holed, as in its...

Building A Giant Polar Bear

Slideshow | 4 September, 2013

Go Finland! First Arctic nation to call for a global sanctuary around the North Pole

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | 4 September, 2013 5 comments

It's not every day that Finland kickstarts an international agreement. But in a few years time, the global community may well look back on this moment as the one that opened the door to an international treaty in the Arctic.  It's...

Confronting Arctic oil

Video | 2 September, 2013 at 18:40

Who wins in the struggle to protect the Arctic: state-backed Russian oil giants? Or common sense?

Rosneft's history of leaks – to be continued in the Arctic?

Blog entry by Gerogy Timofeev | 29 August, 2013

Follow the journey of the Arctic Sunrise Into the Arctic. The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise was drifting not far from the vessel Geolog Dmitry Nalivkin which is doing seismic exploration for Rosneft and ExxonMobil oil...

Defending the Arctic even as Russia threatens to use force

Blog entry by Dima Litvinov | 26 August, 2013 22 comments

In the frigid waters of the Kara Sea, north of Russia, far away from the glare of public scrutiny, oil giants Rosneft and ExxonMobil are exploring the offshore Arctic and the Russian Coast Guard threatened to fire on a Greenpeace ship...

Russian Coast Guard threatens Greenpeace with force

Video | 26 August, 2013 at 22:00

Russian authorities board the Arctic Sunrise in the Kara Sea and threaten to shoot at the Greenpeace ship.

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.

Russian authorities board Greenpeace ship during Arctic oil protest

Press release | 26 August, 2013 at 12:34

Northern Sea Route, 26 August 2013 – The Russian Coast Guard has begun a mandatory ‘inspection’ of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise following a peaceful protest in the Arctic this morning. Greenpeace entered the Northern Sea Route on Saturday,...

It's time to separate the sponsor from the sport

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 25 August, 2013 32 comments

Much like the movement to save the Arctic, Grand Prix fans are made up of all sorts of people. I would know — I was a big fan of the sport growing up. Is it possible that a lifelong environmental and social justice activist can harbor...

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...

Arctic Sunrise enters the Northern Sea Route

Image | 24 August, 2013 at 18:25

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise enters 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 permission to enter the area.

The Arctic nightmare Russian authorities don’t want you to see

Blog entry by Christy Ferguson | 24 August, 2013 6 comments

I’m on board the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise, about to cross into an area of the Arctic that Russian authorities don’t want us to see. They’ve contravened international law by denying our ship access to an important sea route...

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...

Insane PR circus rocks Holland... but it's not that polar bear thing

Blog entry by James Turner | 23 August, 2013 3 comments

"Accidents are as inevitable as breath. There is only one way to fully avoid accidents, and that is to die. When you are dead, no accidents." -- Timur Grigoluk , Polar Partners. The art of public relations is difficult, especially...

Arctic Sunrise: Seismic Patrol

Video | 21 August, 2013 at 15:00

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise on patrol for oil exploration vessels conducting seismic tests in the Arctic region.

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...

Ice Ride: the global bike ride to defend the Arctic

Video | 19 August, 2013 at 12:00

The rush for Arctic oil is on. And the only thing that will save the Arctic is a truly global movement. With your help, this could be the biggest ever event in defence of the Arctic. It's easy to take part, just grab you bikes, dress in Arctic...

Can dolphins hear Arctic drilling even before it starts?

Blog entry by Christy Ferguson | 14 August, 2013 4 comments

"This is Christy Ferguson, calling from the bridge of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise ... On behalf of Greenpeace and over 3 million Arctic Defenders around the world, we demand that you cease all preparations for oil drilling and...

Staying silent would be the real crime

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 12 August, 2013

I've sat in international courtrooms to report on crimes against humanity during wars in Africa or the Balkans, environmental degradation and conflict in South America or armed aggression between Russia and Georgia. I've also reported...

Of Shell, spill plans and sea ice

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 7 August, 2013 1 comment

It's pretty safe to say that the Arctic is under pressure like never before. Climate change is warming it faster than any other part of our planet. Sea ice is shrinking. The way of life of Indigenous Peoples is seriously threatened and...

Sailing together to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Shai Naides | 6 August, 2013

On the northern coast of Norway, just above the Arctic Circle, lies a small archipelago where big things are happening. The famously scenic Lofoten islands are best known as a cod-rich fishery and eco-tourism destination. But now...

How six women did something incredible to save the Arctic

Video | 22 July, 2013 at 12:00

At 4:20am, 11 July 2013, six climbers began a 15 hour climb of Europe's tallest building, the Shard, to send a message to oil giant Shell. This behind-the-scenes film captures the months-long build-up to the climb and the first hair-raising...

Greenpeace women reach Shard’s top

Press release | 11 July, 2013 at 23:09

London, 11 July 2013 - After 15 hours of arduous climbing on the sheer face of Western Europe’s tallest building, six women climbers from Greenpeace finally reached the top of the Shard at 07.08pm today. The climbers were cheered by crowds...

Shard Ice Climb

Image | 11 July, 2013 at 14:30

The team who are climbing the Shard, London's tallest building, for the Save the Arctic campaign. The six women climbers are Sabine Huyghe (Belgium), Sandra Lamborn (Sweden), Victoria Henry (Canada), Ali Garrigan (UK), Wiola Smul (Poland) and...

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...

Save the Arctic from Shell and its Russian friends

Video | 27 June, 2013 at 16:00

Join the movement at http://www.savethearctic.org/

Creative forces behind environmentalism, lit by the Mediterranean sun

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 21 June, 2013

Cannes and Greenpeace; not normally two things you'd link together. This year, however, Greenpeace made its presence known as the Southern French town glitzed and glamoured its way through summer film and media festivals. Greenpeace...

Our blackened boots expose the truth in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by Zhenya Belyakova | 10 June, 2013 4 comments

Right now I am in the Russian Arctic as part of a Greenpeace factfinding mission. We are near a town called Pyt'-Yah, in the Khanty-Mansi region of Siberia, which is surrounded by Rosneft oil fields, the largest public oil company in...

Russian Indigenous communities clean up Rusvietpetro’s oil spill as company does nothing

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 5 June, 2013 2 comments

On May 26, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi Indigenous land in Northern Russia. For a week now the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture...

I Love Arctic meets Arctic Council

Blog entry by Markus Power | 16 May, 2013 4 comments

The air was abuzz this morning in Kiruna. As delegates and press were mingling in the breakfast hall, Foreign Ministers were entering their policed motorcades and a group of Greenpeace volunteers was making final preparations to greet...

Untangling the Gordian knot between the oil industry and the Arctic Council

Blog entry by Ruth Davis | 16 May, 2013 1 comment

The Arctic Council — the body concerned with the future management of the region — met today in Kiruna, Sweden’s most northern city, built around the world’s largest underground iron mine. As is perhaps inevitable when digging an...

Scientists warn of growing crisis in the Arctic; Arctic Council again fails to act

Press release | 15 May, 2013 at 15:01

Despite strong calls for more action to address climate change from its own working groups and scientists, and many of the Ministers attending the meeting, today’s Arctic Council foreign ministers meeting has ended with no plans for binding...

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