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Bringing the voice of 17,000 people to Kiruna

Blog entry by Markus Power | 14 May, 2013 1 comment

Almost there! My train is slowly approaching Kiruna, a city in the very North of Sweden, right above the Arctic Circle. Looking outside the window, I see the beautiful, snow covered landscape of Lapland, home to the Sami, the...

Indigenous Peoples put Arctic Council on alert on eve of foreign ministers meeting

Press release | 13 May, 2013 at 22:23

13 May 2013 (Kiruna, Sweden) — Fifteen more Indigenous groups have signed onto a joint statement rejecting oil development in the Arctic. The coalition now includes major Indigenous organisations from every Arctic state, including two...

50 shades of Arctic oil thanks to green and progressive Norway?

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia, Arctic Campaigner | 25 April, 2013 5 comments

This morning three Greenpeace polar bears chained themselves to oil barrels in front of Norwegian energy firm Statoil’s office in central Moscow. Holding banners reading “Arctic worth more than oil” and “Arctic not for sale,” our...

Telling the Arctic Truth

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 24 April, 2013 1 comment

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” — Oscar Wilde With so much at stake in the Arctic, and so much mind-boggling corporate ineptitude at play in places like...

'I Love Arctic' Day Of Action

Image gallery | 23 April, 2013

To The Arctic Council With Love

Blog entry by Markus Power, Volunteer Coordinator | 23 April, 2013 1 comment

Last Saturday, on April 20, more than 10,000 people came together all across the globe to take a stand for the Arctic. Organisers hosted human banners in the shape of a heart, spelling out 'I Love Arctic', in more than 280 cities in 38...

Thousands gathering today to spell out I LOVE ARCTIC

Blog entry by Markus Power, Volunteer Coordinator | 20 April, 2013

It was the 5th of October last year when more than 20 of my colleagues and I met in Paris. We are all Volunteer Coordinators here at Greenpeace, and the question that took us to France on that day was "How can we take our demands for...

Young explorers, Greenpeace plant flag on seabed at North Pole, call for global sanctuary

Press release | 15 April, 2013 at 9:06

North Pole, April 15, 2013 — Four young people on a mission with Greenpeace have planted a flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, at the same spot where a submarine planted a Russian flag claiming the Arctic for Moscow. (1) The young people...

Arctic Protection Demands Political Leadership

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | 12 April, 2013

Greenpeace’s Team Aurora is currently on its way to the North Pole, where they will plant a ‘flag for the future’ on the Arctic seabed alongside almost three million signatures from people demanding that the Arctic is protected from...

When is inevitable not inevitable?

Blog entry by Charlie Kronick | 12 April, 2013 2 comments

The end of 2012 and first months of 2013 have seen a remarkable change in the fight to protect the Arctic from risky and dangerous oil exploration.    Three oil “majors” –   Total , Statoil and Conoco-Phillips - have withdrawn from...

Further reflections on the Arctic Council

Blog entry by James Turner | 12 April, 2013 1 comment

You probably won't be surprised to hear that up here on the ice, we've been talking a lot about the Arctic Council over the last couple of days. We feel like what happened with Gustaf Lind and the Arctic Council this week is a...

At the North Pole, A New World

Blog entry by James Turner | 11 April, 2013 2 comments

I'm writing this inside a small yellow tent on the frozen Arctic Ocean, while shoveling snow into a kettle. I'm on my way to the North Pole with a group of young people to declare it protected and call for a sanctuary there. Today...

Carrying the Sun From the Seychelles to the North Pole

Blog entry by Renny Bijoux | 11 April, 2013 5 comments

My name is Renny Bijoux and out of the billions of people in the world I have been chosen to go on a life-changing, challenging but fun and wicked expedition to the North Pole! How cool is that, heh?! It's not every day that someone...

Three strikes and you're out

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | 10 April, 2013 3 comments

This morning, two polar bears scaled the Statoil oil rig West Hercules bound for the world’s northernmost drilling sites in the Arctic. Just a few hours later the Norwegian state-owned oil company announced that these frontier...

Bearing witness to Statoil's Arctic oil drilling madness

Blog entry by Martin Norman, Greenpeace Nordic | 10 April, 2013 1 comment

I’m eating butter straight out of the package to keep my body fat high enough to withstand the cold and to resupply myself with sufficient energy. But this morning I’ve received an energy boost far better than any free-roaming cow can...

Sami Lessons in Caring for Nature and Love

Blog entry by Josefina Skerk | 10 April, 2013

I'm leaving soon. My mother is worrying; she doesn't say much about it but she has been knitting me a lot of warm socks since I joined the expedition team. She is the foundation of why I am doing this, as she has given me the gift of a...

Interactive Map of the Arctic

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | 9 April, 2013 3 comments

Into the Arctic is a digital, interactive map we just launched today with the North Pole at its centre. The map features a number of static and dynamic layers that visualise the beauty of the Arctic, the threats it faces and our...

Carrying the warmth of Africa

Blog entry by Monica Davies, Greenpeace Africa | 9 April, 2013

Africa and the Arctic. It seems like all those two places have in common is the same first letter. One is known for its abundant wildlife, almost year-round sunshine, and as the home of over 1 billion people. And the other, at...

Spare a thought for us, and our frozen fingers

Blog entry by James Turner | 8 April, 2013 4 comments

We touched down at Barneo base Friday afternoon, a small outpost of humanity in the middle of this great frozen ocean. It's created each year to serve polar explorers, scientists and now, Save the Arctic activists. Our arrival was...

Arctic at the Crossroads

Blog entry by Kelly Rigg | 8 April, 2013 5 comments

As a small team of youth ambassadors for Greenpeace's Arctic campaign begin their trek to the North Pole, I'm reminded of the campaign to save the Antarctic (below), which I led on behalf of Greenpeace in the 1980s. While politics...

UPDATE: Trekkers depart on North Pole expedition, aim for Arctic Council meeting

Press release | 7 April, 2013 at 18:57

London, April 7, 2013 — A group of young campaigners set off today on an expedition to help save the Arctic, aiming to also hold an unexpected meeting with a delegation of influential Arctic officials at the North Pole later this week.

In Pod We Trust

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | 7 April, 2013 11 comments

Every couple of months, something bizarre happens at work that convinces me I must have one of the strangest jobs on the planet. And these moments often come in the form of a question. Questions like, “Did One Direction’s tweet...

The Making of an Arctic Time Capsule

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | 7 April, 2013 2 comments

The Frame: The capsule’s frame is made of titanium, a very long-lasting, inert material. All the bolts and nuts are made from titanium as well. Inscribed on the inert titanium ring that encircles the capsule are the words: Project...

The Stars Align Over the North Pole

Blog entry by Josefina Skerk | 7 April, 2013 4 comments

Today is the day we have been all been waiting for, and we have some exciting news to share with you. When we planned this expedition, our ambition was big already — to ski to the North Pole to lower a special pod and a flag for the...

Team Aurora rides North

Blog entry by Anna Jones | 5 April, 2013 2 comments

Anna Jones is a Greenpeace campaigner from the UK, and the project leader of the North Pole Expedition. She sent us this message today from Svalbard, midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. I've just said goodbye to ...

Warming up for the North Pole, keeping a promise we made

Blog entry by Iris Andrews | 3 April, 2013 1 comment

Last June, as we launched our campaign to  save the Arctic , we made a promise. We promised that if a million joined our movement, we would take their names to the North Pole and plant them on the seabed 4km beneath the ice as...

Amateur explorers to plant flag on Arctic seabed

Video | 2 April, 2013 at 15:30

The team is not made up of Arctic explorers but members of a global movement three million strong. They are Ezra Miller, actor/musician from New York, USA, Josefina Skerk of the Sami people in Northern Sweden, Keira Kolson, a Tso'Tine-Gwich'in...

Catwalk design heading to the North Pole

Blog entry by Vivienne Westwood | 28 March, 2013 4 comments

I really am delighted to support the Save the Arctic campaign. I am incredibly proud of the design that we came up with — and we launched a new T-shirt as part of the collection at Paris fashion week. We superimposed the image on a...

Good news for the Arctic from Scotland and Greenland

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 28 March, 2013 1 comment

The Scottish Court of Session has denied Cairn Energy (the wildcat oil firm that spent over US $1 billion failing to find oil off the coast of Greenland) a permanent injunction against Greenpeace International following a peaceful...

Greenpeace wins Scottish court case against Cairn, injunction rejected

Press release | 27 March, 2013 at 13:19

Amsterdam, March 27, 2013 — Greenpeace International has won an important court ruling today when a Scottish court denied a request from oil company Cairn seeking to stifle protest against its Arctic drilling plans.

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.

Wanted: Polar explorers. No experience required.

Blog entry by James Turner | 25 March, 2013 12 comments

In just over two weeks I will be standing on the frozen Arctic ocean, preparing to ski to the North Pole. I'll be wearing four layers of fleece and a special hat that someone knitted for me. In my pockets I'll carry some almond...

The North Pole Expedition Team

Background | 23 March, 2013 at 10:36

All our young ambassadors have a different connection to what’s happening in the Arctic, either living in the region or facing the consequences of rising sea levels, super storms and other extreme weather patterns around the world.

The word is out: Shell 'screwed up' in 2012

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 15 March, 2013 5 comments

No truer words were said than US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar when he bluntly pointed out on Thursday that Shell "screwed up in 2012" during its chaotic attempt to drill for Arctic oil. In a damning assessment of Shell's...

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!

Flag for the future competition finalists

Image gallery | 14 March, 2013

Norway's Statoil puts its Arctic drilling plans on the shelf

Blog entry by Truls Gulowsen | 8 March, 2013 2 comments

Shell’s spectacular series of mishaps in Alaska has definitely not been going down unnoticed in the oil industry. The Norwegian state-owned oil company Statoil is slowing down plans to drill for oil in US Arctic waters after Shell’s...

Annus Horribilis: New works in oil

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 7 March, 2013

When Shell opened their annual wine and dine reception at the British National Gallery last night, Greenpeace UK activists made sure their exclusive invitees were treated to a evening of fine works of art in oil. Shell have had a...

What does the giant Arctic camel tell us about climate change?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 7 March, 2013 3 comments

In my line of work the chances to flex my paleontological muscles are few and far between, which is why the news from scientists that they’ve discovered the remains of a giant camel that lived in Canada’s high Arctic millions of...

Greenpeace takes on Europe's biggest carmaker… and wins!

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | 6 March, 2013 2 comments

24 Sept 2015 UPDATE: Q&A: WTF the Volkswagen diesel scandal? // The force is with you and together you made Volkswagen (VW) do a handbrake turn on improving the efficiency of its cars. Something they said they could...

Shell’s Arctic failure is Obama’s chance to act

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 1 March, 2013

Blog also published in Huffington Post on February 28th. An unexpected thing happened last night: one of the biggest oil companies in the world — Shell — made a big decision acknowledging that the oil industry cannot operate...

Shell abandons 2013 Arctic drilling: Timeline of Greenpeace’s Shell campaign

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 28 February, 2013

For those of you who missed any of the drama from Shell’s season in the Arctic, the finale revealed-SPOILER ALERT-that 2013 Arctic drilling is a no go. While Greenpeace welcomes this news with a “hip hip hooray”, it’s not a huge...

The melting Arctic must not be an excuse for a resource grab: UNEP

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 27 February, 2013 1 comment

The speed of changes in the Arctic is hard to grasp. The Arctic Ocean has been covered by sea ice for most of the past three million years. But now it is melting before our eyes and could see its first ice-free summer in a couple of...

I ♥ ARCTIC - I LOVE ARCTIC

Topic | 24 February, 2013 at 14:22

Join Greenpeace in cities around the world on 20 April 2013 to create iconic images to send to world leaders saying: I ♥ ARCTIC.

Obama's climate legacy will start when Shell’s Arctic drilling stops

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 21 February, 2013 1 comment

Since Shell's Kulluk rig ran aground off Alaska, the US Department of Interior and the US Coast Guard have both launched independent investigations to find out what went wrong with the company's drilling operations in the far north. ...

Oh Council, where art thou?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 4 February, 2013 4 comments

While the thought of official councils — with their high-level policy workshops and multilateral task forces — is enough to send most sensible people into fits of abysmal loathing, there is one such council that anyone passionate about...

In Davos, Shell fuel station shut down in Arctic protest

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | 25 January, 2013 2 comments

I'm standing outside a Shell petrol station in Davos, looking at polar bears on the roof with a huge banner that says ARCTIC OIL - TOO RISKY. Twenty-five activists have shut down the station, some of whom are chained to the pumps.

No escape from the glare of the public eye

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | 24 January, 2013 2 comments

Davos, where the 1% come to be among themselves. Black SUVs cruise the icy roads, snipers crouch on rooftops, bodyguards step out of hotel doorways and survey the scene before their charges follow them onto the pavement and billion...

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...

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...

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