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From the Gulf to the Arctic, oil drilling doesn’t make sense

Blog entry by Simran McKenna | 9 January, 2013 1 comment

We arrived on Kodiak Island today, near the spot where Shell’s drilling rig, the Kulluk, ran aground several days ago. We were able to charter a small airplane to take us to survey the rig at its current resting place in Kiliuda Bay...

Shell’s 2013 Arctic drilling programme 'on the brink' after drill rig runs aground

Press release | 4 January, 2013 at 20:14

Washington DC, January 4, 2013 – Following news that Shell’s stranded oil rig has suffered serious damage since being grounded in the Gulf of Alaska, Greenpeace predicts the company will now struggle to complete its planned 2013 drilling...

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.

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...

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...

Santa Relocation Project

Blog entry by James Turner | 21 December, 2012 4 comments

If you’re a fan of our Save the Arctic Facebook page , may have seen some interesting changes recently. For the past few days we’ve hosted something called the Santa Relocation Project. We’ve been asking people this simple question: ...

Needed: A real Constitution for the Oceans!

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 14 December, 2012 2 comments

There is nothing as relaxing to me as the sound of waves. (Real waves – not New Age CDs with wave sounds, mind you). But when I stand by the oceans these days, I can't relax entirely. I cannot but think of the wild west exploitation...

Flag for the Future

Blog entry by Vivienne Westwood | 10 December, 2012

The Arctic has always been a place that inspires the imagination. A great frozen ocean at the top of the world where the northern lights illuminate the sky and huge white bears swim in the icy waters is a place like no other on Earth.

A powerful vote for free speech - thanks to Shell

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | 4 December, 2012 1 comment

As a Greenpeace lawyer, people often ask me whether I don't feel hopeless, seeing how wealthy polluters can adjust laws to serve their needs. But a recent ruling makes me optimistic that might isn’t always right. On a frigid morning...

Petrobras abandons plans for deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 4 December, 2012 3 comments

It's fantastic news for the region's coastal communities and beyond: Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has abandoned its plans for deep sea oil drilling off the coast of New Zealand! The world's third largest oil company has decided...

An urgent call to President Putin to defend the rights of the Indigenous Peoples of...

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 14 November, 2012 5 comments

We’re hearing deeply troubling news from Russia today: an ally in the struggle to protect the Arctic and the largest association of Indigenous Peoples of Russia has been ordered by the Russian government to close its doors. >>...

Guess who Shell thinks is a major 'challenge' to their Arctic plans? You.

Blog entry by James Turner | 6 November, 2012 7 comments

We found more proof that Shell is getting seriously worried about our new movement to save the Arctic. Last month in Brussels Shell’s senior Arctic advisor, Robert Blaauw, presented the company’s plans at a conference called "Arctic...

Hurricane Sandy shows what happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic

Blog entry by Travis Nichols | 2 November, 2012 2 comments

This week, Shell finally put its 2012 Arctic drilling season out of its misery .  After a summer of snafus and false starts, the window for drilling closed on the global oil giant–until next year when it plans to try once again to...

Sea ice – the highs and lows

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 18 October, 2012 2 comments

There has been a flurry of recent news stories picking up on new scientific data showing increased sea ice at the South Pole. This is because the sea ice circling Antarctica reached a record high level late last month, extending 7...

America's weakening thirst for oil is Houston's growing problem

Blog entry by James Turner | 17 October, 2012 3 comments

Oil companies have a secret. Or rather, there's a crucial fact that they'd prefer you didn't know. Right now it's taken as gospel that America needs increasing amounts of oil, and that drilling here in the U.S. will help provide it.

Peaceful activism: 1, billionaire oil company: 0

Blog entry by JulietteH | 5 October, 2012 9 comments

It’s not often that one of the world’s richest companies doesn't get what it wants. But today in a Dutch court, Shell not only failed to win the sweeping injunction it applied for, but was told in quite forceful terms that it must...

Dutch court grants Greenpeace right to stage peaceful protests against Shell

Press release | 5 October, 2012 at 18:49

Amsterdam, October 5, 2012 -- Royal Dutch Shell has failed in its bid to win a sweeping injunction against two offices of Greenpeace, a setback to the company’s attempt to end protests by the environmental group over Arctic oil drilling.

Thank you times two million!

Blog entry by Martin Norman | 3 October, 2012 7 comments

When you're as far north as we are right now, communications come to you like telegrams; they're few and far between, and only the most important make it through. So when Steve, the radio operator on board the Arctic Sunrise,...

Totally saying no to Arctic oil

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 26 September, 2012 11 comments

"Oil on Greenland would be a disaster." "Energy companies should not drill for crude in Arctic waters." "The risk of an oil spill in such an environmentally sensitive area is simply too high." Sounds familiar? Today, it’s not...

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...

Shell is trying to stifle your freedom of expression

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 21 September, 2012 11 comments

Last Friday, activists from Greenpeace Netherlands showed up in Shell gas stations in their country and blocked the petrol pumps. They were protesting against Shell’s reckless Arctic drilling plans – which has since then been...

Behind the scenes of Greenpeace's Gazprom protest

Video | 20 September, 2012 at 13:44

In August 2012, six Greenpeace campaigners boarded a Russian offshore platform in protest against plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. This film shows how Greenpeace planned and executed the protest at Gazprom's Prirazlomnoye oil platform.

Arctic melting: the science behind the ice

Feature story | 20 September, 2012 at 13:34

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) ended the wait on Wednesday, announcing what many already had expected: that the Arctic sea ice extent had not only hit a record low, it had dramatically receded to levels not previously anticipated.

Arctic sea ice extent reaches record low - Greenpeace responds

Press release | 19 September, 2012 at 22:23

New York, 19th September 2012 – Scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) today released preliminary figures suggesting that Arctic sea ice has reached the lowest recorded extent since records began in 1979. The data indicates...

Finding Heart In The Melting Arctic

Slideshow | 19 September, 2012

Finding heart in the melting Arctic

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | 19 September, 2012 12 comments

The record has already been broken – but it is about to be shattered. This isn't the kind of record you wish to remember and tell your grandchildren about. This is no tale of great sporting achievement like Usain Bolt smashing...

Australian coal: a recipe for climate disaster

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 18 September, 2012 4 comments

Everything about the Galilee Basin in Australia is epic. Its name, its size and sparse beauty as well as the enormous amount of coal buried just under the soil and the scale of mining being proposed to dig it up. But eclipsing all...

SUCCESS! Shell stops Arctic oil drilling for this year

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 17 September, 2012 23 comments

You did it. For over six months, huge numbers of us have been pressuring Shell to stay out of the Arctic. Well this morning, company bosses announced they were scrapping their oil drilling programme for this year. It's a huge ...

Heart Made From Flags In The Arctic

Image | 14 September, 2012 at 16:30

The crew of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise construct a 'heart' with the flags of the 193 country members of the United Nations on an ice floe north of the Arctic Circle. The 'heart' of flags is suspended by wires a few centimetres from the...

Shell's bad week

Slideshow | 14 September, 2012

Polar bears hunt on the sea ice

Image | 11 September, 2012 at 16:30

The Greenpeace ship. Arctic Sunrise is on an expedition to the Arctic to document the lowest sea ice level on record. Scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) release preliminary figures suggesting that Arctic sea ice has...

Going to the Arctic to witness history

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | 7 September, 2012

I’m aboard the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, just out of Tromsø in northern Norway, to  journey far north, to the edge of the Arctic sea ice. We’ll be there for the sea ice minimum, the moment each year where the sea ice...

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 ...

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...

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...

Greenpeace Arctic oil drilling protest ends after five days as sea ice record announced

Press release | 28 August, 2012 at 11:09

28 August 2012, Pechora Sea — Greenpeace International activists continued their peaceful protest against Gazprom's Arctic drilling platform Prirazlomnaya into a fifth day, with activists spending the night in inflatable boats, hovering between...

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...

Arctic Sea Ice minimum - new record is set in 2012

Blog entry by cleronde | 27 August, 2012 4 comments

In the Greenpeace office, staff have developed a bad habit. We take our seats, switch our computers on and click on the bookmark to the National Snow and Ice Data Center website. Today was like any other day, except that today the...

Greenpeace Response to Record Summer Arctic Sea Ice level

Press release | 27 August, 2012 at 20:19

Preliminary figures released today from US National Snow and Ice Data Centre indicates that Arctic sea ice extent has passed the previous record low set in 2007. On 26th August it fell to 4.10 million km2, some 70,000km2 lower than the 2007 level.

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum

Publication | 27 August, 2012 at 19:37

Sea ice is frozen sea water that waxes and wanes in response to the cooling and warming of the Arctic throughout the year. The ice pack reaches its greatest extent at the end of the winter, during March, and its lowest point at the end of the...

Climate Change Impacts on Arctic Wildlife

Publication | 27 August, 2012 at 17:56

It is now very evident that the temperatures in the Arctic are warming due to climate change, with a resulting impact on sea ice. Over the past 100 years, average Arctic temperatures have increased at almost twice the global average rate.

Action On The Anna Akhmatova

Slideshow | 27 August, 2012

Greenpeace Press Release:Tense stand-off as Greenpeace International Executive...

Press release | 27 August, 2012 at 9:35

27th August 2012, Pechora Sea – Just days after occupying Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea, Greenpeace International is again taking peaceful action to stop the company from putting the final touches on its platform to...

LIVE BLOG: New action to stop Russian oil giant Gazprom's oil platform in the Arctic

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 27 August, 2012 40 comments

Sign up to join the campaign . Final Update  - 5 am CET: Their final moment was a picture of determination and they're down - but not out. For five days and nights the crew of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise confronted the...

Up Against Gazprom

Video | 26 August, 2012 at 13:23

At 4am local time in Russia, six Greenpeace activists, including Executive Director Kumi Naidoo, set off in three inflatable speedboats from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and scaled Gazprom's 'Prirazlomnaya' Arctic oil platform in the Arctic...

Greenpeace Activists board Gazprom Arctic Oil Platform

Video | 24 August, 2012 at 15:31

At 4am local time in Russia, six Greenpeace activists, including Executive Director Kumi Naidoo, set off in three inflatable speedboats from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and scaled Gazprom's 'Prirazlomnaya' Arctic oil platform in the Arctic...

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...

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...

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