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Arctic Action LIVE!

Blog entry by cleronde | 24 August, 2012 61 comments

>>> UPDATE: New action is under way, read more <<<   Prirazlomnaya. It’s certainly a mouthful, but it’s also the new name – and face – of Arctic destruction today. This giant Russian platform is set to be the first to...

Bearing witness to Russia’s forgotten disaster

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 4 July, 2012 4 comments

Like a tap that’s been left running, ongoing oil spills on land in Russia have polluted rivers, the sea and countryside , imposing extreme hardship on the everyday life of the inhabitants of the Komi Republic. Once an area where...

Polar Bears take action against Gazprom’s Arctic plans

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 5 September, 2012

Early this morning, a team of intrepid polar bears from Greenpeace visited Gazprom’s flashy headquarters in Moscow. At the same time, activists from Greenpeace in Germany set up a leaking oil derrick outside the Gazprom offices in ...

Taking action from Arctic Sunrise

Blog entry by Dima Litvinov, aboard the Arctic Sunrise | 27 August, 2012 4 comments

" Root out the black shame from your heart, calmly and indifferently, I covered my ears with my hands " -- A. Akhamtova Anna Akhamtova is a famous Russian poet, and the name of the ship we were stopping today. After a rather...

Join Muscovites in their Twitter campaign to save Khimki Forest (@MedvedevRussia)

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 26 August, 2011 7 comments

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has the power and the responsibility to save the legally protected Khimki Forest from destruction and if you want to ask him to act he can be conveniently reached on his Twitter account (@MedvedevRussia...

What happened at Russia’s Kursk nuclear power plant?

Blog entry by jmckeati | 9 September, 2010 1 comment

Earlier this week Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in a speech that ‘the only "real and powerful alternative" to oil and gas is nuclear energy. He rejected other approaches as " claptrap ."’ We wonder if he’d have used...

The nuclear threat from Russia’s forest fires

Blog entry by jmckeati | 11 August, 2010

Here’s some figures about the forest fires that have been sweeping Russia this week : * At least 52 people have been killed. * 127 settlements were burned. * Up to 20 of Russia’s regions were declared emergency zones. * At least...

Update: Forest fires in Russia

Blog entry by jmckeati | 15 August, 2010 2 comments

As wildfires in Russia spread to areas hit by nuclear fallout from Chernobyl, Greenpeace Russia continues to provide Russian citizens – and the international media – with up-to-date information on the real extent of the forest fires...

Exposing oil exploitation in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by JulietteH | 28 March, 2012 2 comments

The Arctic Council is meeting in Stockholm today, and government representatives will discuss the sustainability – or not - of Arctic oil. We received this video yesterday from our colleagues in Russia who have just returned from a...

Cairn's oil spill response plan: Hope there's no oil spill

Blog entry by JulietteH | 1 September, 2011 16 comments

Two things transpired yesterday in the (slightly insane) world of Arctic oil drilling. First, oil spill expert Richard Steiner took a good look at Cairn Energy’s Greenland oil spill response plan (the one over 100,000 people...

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