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Greenpeace women reach Shard’s top

Press release | 11 July, 2013 at 23:09

London, 11 July 2013 - After 15 hours of arduous climbing on the sheer face of Western Europe’s tallest building, six women climbers from Greenpeace finally reached the top of the Shard at 07.08pm today. The climbers were cheered by crowds...

Shard Ice Climb

Image | 11 July, 2013 at 14:30

The team who are climbing the Shard, London's tallest building, for the Save the Arctic campaign. The six women climbers are Sabine Huyghe (Belgium), Sandra Lamborn (Sweden), Victoria Henry (Canada), Ali Garrigan (UK), Wiola Smul (Poland) and...

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...

Save the Arctic from Shell and its Russian friends

Video | 27 June, 2013 at 16:00

Join the movement at http://www.savethearctic.org/

Creative forces behind environmentalism, lit by the Mediterranean sun

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 21 June, 2013

Cannes and Greenpeace; not normally two things you'd link together. This year, however, Greenpeace made its presence known as the Southern French town glitzed and glamoured its way through summer film and media festivals. Greenpeace...

Our blackened boots expose the truth in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by Zhenya Belyakova | 10 June, 2013 4 comments

Right now I am in the Russian Arctic as part of a Greenpeace factfinding mission. We are near a town called Pyt'-Yah, in the Khanty-Mansi region of Siberia, which is surrounded by Rosneft oil fields, the largest public oil company in...

Russian Indigenous communities clean up Rusvietpetro’s oil spill as company does nothing

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 5 June, 2013 2 comments

On May 26, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi Indigenous land in Northern Russia. For a week now the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture...

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...

Scientists warn of growing crisis in the Arctic; Arctic Council again fails to act

Press release | 15 May, 2013 at 15:01

Despite strong calls for more action to address climate change from its own working groups and scientists, and many of the Ministers attending the meeting, today’s Arctic Council foreign ministers meeting has ended with no plans for binding...

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

Slideshow | 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...

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