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The risks of investing in Arctic oil drilling

Blog entry by Bex - Greenpeace UK | 25 August, 2011 3 comments

On Tuesday, Cairn Energy published its half-yearly results . There isn't much for the company to shout about in there; halfway through their 2011 drilling season, they have yet to find any oil in the Arctic. Keen to spin these...

Into thin ice

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 25 August, 2011 6 comments

The cracking and rumbling when the ship pushes the ice flows aside to make passage; the countless shades of blue and white in the ice, sea, and melt water; the feeling of being completely removed from the ordinary world, without...

Daily News: Greenpeace boss profiled in the Wall Street Journal: protecting people...

Blog entry by JPateraki | 26 August, 2011

© Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace Top news: Greenpeace leader Kumi Naidoo tells the WSJ about protecting people and the planet; melting sea ice is causing Arctic sea routes to open faster; Dolphins use a “conching” technique to catch fish.

The Frozen Waltz

Blog entry by Henning Reinton | 30 August, 2011 8 comments

Ever had that dream where your house moved while you were sleeping in your bed? Where you wake up and walk out the door to find that your house has pulled up its roots and drifted down the valley to where the river meets the sea? ...

Verdict: Cairn's oil spill plan is outlandish, simplistic and "wholly inadequate"

Blog entry by Bex - Greenpeace UK | 31 August, 2011 1 comment

Earlier this month, after more than 100,000 of you asked Cairn Energy to open up its Arctic oil spill response plan to public scrutiny, the government of Greenland stepped in and published it . The verdict is now in. Veteran marine...

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...

Plastic Arctic

Blog entry by Clare Miller | 1 September, 2011 6 comments

For many people the Arctic is seen as one of the last wilderness regions left where there has been limited human impact. However, sampling of marine plastic debris over the past few days shows that the far reaching effects of mankind...

Mother bear and cub

Image | 4 September, 2011 at 19:30

Two Polar bears, a mother and her cub, observed from the deck of the Arctic Sunrise, while it was moored to an ice floe in the Fram Strait on the edge of the Arctic Ocean.

Protect the Arctic

Action | 5 September, 2011 at 15:24

Protect the Arctic.

Bearing down on us at 80 degrees North

Blog entry by Joss Garman | 7 September, 2011 6 comments

Woken up as usual at 7.30 for breakfast and cleaning, I’d had a shower and was getting clothed when someone said 'polar bears outside.' I said to Ethan, the assistant cook who is also my roomie, who has been aboard two weeks already.

Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man Recreated on Arctic Sea Ice

Image | 7 September, 2011 at 15:44

The crew of the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise help artist John Quigley recreate da Vinci's sketch The Vitruvian Man, from copper on the Arctic sea ice.

Arctic sea ice meltdown continues

Blog entry by JulietteH | 7 September, 2011 3 comments

We sometimes feel like we're repeating ourselves when we talk about Arctic sea ice - because we are. In recent months, sea ice extent has been again reaching record lows - right now, it's at a second-low record, just behind the 2007...

Giant melting da Vinci artwork recreated on Arctic sea ice

Press release | 7 September, 2011 at 16:50

Fram Strait, Arctic, 7 September 2011 – A giant version of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous sketch ‘Vitruvian Man’ depicted melting from the sea ice into the Arctic Ocean has been constructed just 800 kilometres from the North Pole, as a call for...

The bigger picture

Blog entry by Georgia | 9 September, 2011 3 comments

Everything north of Holland was new territory for me. I’d never seen the ice and could barely imagine it. When I asked a shipmate of mine what it was like, he said, you feel how old it is, how untouched. I was on watch when the first...

A meeting with “the Elvis of sea ice science”

Blog entry by Joss Garman | 12 September, 2011

A few months ago I took the train down from London to Cambridge with my colleague Frida Bengtsson, who is leading this expedition, so that we could meet up with Professor Peter Wadhams. As head of the University’s ‘Polar Ocean Physics...

As sea-ice retreats, still no oil found in the Arctic

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 13 September, 2011 1 comment

This month sees the Arctic sea ice minimum, a litmus test for the health of the global climate, with indications suggesting the extent in 2011 could be the lowest level ever. Arctic sea ice acts like the planet’s air...

Another ordinary day in the Arctic…

Blog entry by Joss Garman | 13 September, 2011 2 comments

This afternoon I was on watch. Bear watch. Whenever there are people out on the ice, it’s necessary for a couple of people at least, and more if there’s fog, to be keeping a look out. On these occasions there’s usually one person up...

Greenpeace response to Arctic sea ice minimum announcement

Press release | 15 September, 2011 at 22:23

Fram Strait, Arctic Ocean, 15 September 2011 -- Responding to the US-based National Snow and Ice Data Center’s (NSDIC) preliminary announcement that the Arctic summer sea ice extent has plummeted to the second lowest level in recorded history (1)...

The price of Arctic oil

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 16 September, 2011 5 comments

Early one June morning this year, along with 19 fellow activists I jumped off a Greenpeace inflatable and climbed up the vertical wall of the leg of a giant oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson, which was drilling nearly 200km off the coast of...

Sea ice: melting, melting...

Blog entry by JulietteH | 16 September, 2011 2 comments

The National Snow and Ice Data Center in the US has announced yesterday that Arctic sea ice had reached its annual minimum. It is, as we guessed last week, the second lowest extent in recorded history, just behind the all-time...

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