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30 things you can do for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by JulietteH | 16 October, 2013 26 comments

We continue to be overwhelmed by the amount of support, messages, letters, posters, sent to us for the Arctic 30. Many of you have written to us asking what more you can do to help them, especially when you are far away from cities...

One person stands with the Arctic 30 in Moscow

Blog entry by Alena Kislitsina, Greenpeace Russia | 28 September, 2013 15 comments

We have been standing in solidarity with our colleagues from the Arctic Sunrise here in Moscow since September 19th. All day, every day for nine days so far. We stand in a one-person picket near the entrance of the Moscow headquarters...

The man who showed us all the true threat in the Arctic

Blog entry by John Novis, Head of Photography, Greenpeace Int'l | 27 September, 2013 10 comments

A photo is key when it comes to bearing witness and Greenpeace has been a leading organization in visuals for over forty years. We go to the frontline of environmental issues to see for ourselves what is happening so that we can show...

10 reasons to take action to stop Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya oil platform

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 25 September, 2013 11 comments

Right now, the 30 activists and crew from the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise are in custody in Murmansk . They have been under armed guard since last Thursday when the Russian authorities forced their way onto our ship...

Eleven Nobel Peace Prize winners write to Russian President Vladimir Putin over...

Press release | 17 October, 2013 at 10:00

Amsterdam, 17 October 2013 - Eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates including Archbishop Desmond Tutu have written a joint letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin offering their support to twenty eight Greenpeace International activists, a...

Netherlands pushes demand to release the Arctic 30 and ship – Greenpeace...

Press release | 21 October, 2013 at 19:20

Amsterdam, 21 October 2013 - The Dutch government has lodged a rare application at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), asking it to order the immediate release of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and all those who were...

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.

The State of the Cryosphere: What the Ice is Telling us

Publication | 28 November, 2003 at 1:00

The cryosphere comprises all the frozen water and soil on the surface of the Earth. The book from Cambridge University Press, "Mass Balance of the Cryosphere", to be published in January 2004, focuses on two key components of this sensitive...

Greenpeace International statement in response to Russia's ITLOS comments

Press release | 23 October, 2013 at 12:32

Amsterdam, 23 October 2013 – The Russian Foreign Ministry today announced that it will not accept an international arbitration process at which the Netherlands is seeking the release of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and its...

The best OSPAR movies in history

Blog entry by Sara del Río | 29 April, 2015

But... what does OSPAR, the Convention for the Protection of the marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic have to do with movies? During its 23 years of existence, OSPAR and its delegates have played a key role taking bold...

Ludovico Einaudi performs with 8 million voices to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Elvira Jiménez and Erlend Tellnes | 20 June, 2016 5 comments

The beauty of the Arctic is overwhelming. The cold, the silence and extraordinary sounds as the ice creaks, rumbles and falls. The pristine environment, with life popping out to welcome you when you least expect it. A unique place that...

Russian Authorities fail to lift piracy charges against Arctic 30

Press release | 1 November, 2013 at 11:15

Amsterdam, 1 November 2013 - Prosecuting authorities in Russia were under fire today after it was revealed that they have failed to lift charges of piracy against the Arctic 30, despite pledging to do so.

Piracy charge against Arctic activists 'an assault on peaceful protest' - Greenpeace

Press release | 2 October, 2013 at 11:55

Amsterdam, 2 October 2013 - The Russian state prosecutor today laid charges of piracy against a Greenpeace activist who protested against oil drilling in the Arctic. A freelance videographer has also been charged with piracy, which carries a...

Murmansk court continues to refuse bail for Greenpeace International activists

Press release | 15 October, 2013 at 14:50

Amsterdam, 15 October 2013 - Greenpeace International activist Frank Hewetson (UK) has been refused bail by the Regional Court of Murmansk in Russia, bringing the number of rejected bail appeals to 10.

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...

Sini, the quiet hero

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 7 October, 2013 78 comments

My friend Sini Saarela is in jail in Murmansk, along with many other Greenpeace International activists. They are some of the first people in the world to face long jail sentences because they followed their conviction and acted...

As UN climate talks in Bangkok progress at snail’s pace, Greenpeace takes action...

Press release | 5 October, 2009 at 18:36

UN climate talks in Bangkok today limp into their second week with little prospect of reaching a climate saving deal in Copenhagen later this year without serious action from the rich countries. Meanwhile, Greenpeace activists have taken action...

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...

From Outside Magazine: My Perfect Adventure: Kumi Naidoo

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 4 January, 2013

Last week Outside Magazine published a Q&A entitled "My Perfect Adventure: Kumi Naidoo". For the full interview click here .  Kumi Naidoo is the Executive Director at Greenpeace International.

Commitment to a sustainable peace

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 September, 2012 11 comments

What is peace? In a world at times ravaged by armed conflict, from Africa to Asia, is peace simply an absence of war? Or is there more to it than that? Today, on the International Day of Peace, it is important to reflect on some of...

World Leaders block shipment of Arctic coal at the top of the world

Press release | 2 October, 2009 at 13:27

Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and other world leaders today finally took action on climate change by preventing a shipment of coal from being loaded onto a transport ship from a mine in Svalbard, 1400 km from the North Pole. The activist heads of...

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...

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...

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...

A letter to President Putin

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 30 August, 2012 30 comments

Dear Mr. President, I write these lines to you on board the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, as we leave the Russian economic zone waters north of the Kola Peninsula. You may be aware that for the last 5 days people from our ship...

Shell's profit comes at our expense

Blog entry by Isadora Wronski | 2 April, 2015 7 comments

Climate science has made it clear that Arctic oil needs to stay in the ground if we want to avoid the worst impacts from global climate change. We know it and we also know that Shell knows it too. A ships next to a controlled burn...

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...

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...

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...

Cold hands, determined hearts

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 28 August, 2012 34 comments

When I spoke to my friends and family this weekend I was unanimously scolded. After Friday’s 15-hour occupation of Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea, they all said “you’re getting too old for this!” With blue...

Open letter to the people of Russia

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 24 August, 2012 23 comments

Dear Russian friends, You may be aware that this morning at approximately 4am, five activists and I scaled the  Prirazlomnaya  oil platform to take peaceful action against Gazprom’s work in the Arctic, to highlight the dangers of...

One world - two realities

Blog entry by Dima Litvinov | 29 November, 2011

Last week I heard two completely different views of the same thing. One came from a top Swedish government official at a seminar  on board the Greenpeace flag ship Rainbow Warrior dedicated to drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic.  ...

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 6 June, 2014 4 comments

Earlier this morning we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk. It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic...

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...

Shell's Arctic drilling plans go from bad to worse

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 2 January, 2013 7 comments

In another example of why drilling for oil in the Arctic is such a monumentally bad idea, Shell’s drilling rig, the Kulluk , has run aground off the island of Sitkalidak, near Kodiak in Alaska. The ancient rig was being towed...

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...

8 reasons why Shell can't be trusted in the Arctic

Blog entry by franziska_g | 4 January, 2013 8 comments

Shell's most recent 'mishap' a few days ago was not the first setback the oil giant has suffered in its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In fact, it's the eighth in a growing list of reasons why Shell should not be trusted in...

Published: Cairn's oil spill response plan!

Blog entry by Bex | 15 August, 2011 2 comments

All rights reserved . Credit: Cairn Energy Page one of Cairn's spill response plan You know that oil spill response plan that Cairn has been refusing to publish? The one that tens of thousands of you asked to see...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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