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Kayak in front of a tributary glacier next to the Petermann glacier

Image | 6 July, 2009 at 3:00

Radio operator Texas Constantine from Canada paddles a kayak in front of a tributary glacier next to the Petermann glacier.

Polar Oceans in Peril
...and a planet at risk

Publication | 6 July, 2009 at 17:08

The Arctic and the Antarctic are under assault - from the impacts of rapidly accelerating climate change; from increased industrialisation; and from the unchecked consumption of our planet's resources.

Melt Water on the Petermann Glacier in Greenland

Image | 11 July, 2009 at 3:00

A lake of melt water on the surface of the Petermann glacier. The surface of the glacier is covered with pools and lakes like this.

Urgent action needed as Arctic ice melts

Feature story | 15 July, 2009 at 2:00

Arctic ice is melting at an unprecedented rate. As scientists on board the Arctic Sunrise gather more data showing the urgency of the situation, world leaders stay inactive.

Arctic Sunrise route

Image | 15 July, 2009 at 2:00

The route followed by the Arctic Sunrise during the 2009 Arctic Impacts expedition.

Glaciologist Dr Jason Box on Petermann Glacier

Image | 15 July, 2009 at 18:05

Glaciologist Dr Jason Box adjusts his remote time-lapse cameras which are trained across Petermann Glacier.

Polar bears 1440x900

Generic multimedia item | 27 August, 2009 at 18:01

Climate change is threatening the future of the polar bear - download this screensaver to remind you of what we want to protect.

Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | 2 September, 2009 at 2:00

A climate tipping point is looming closer every day in the Arctic. The more we find out about the Polar Regions, the more we realise that what we know about the impact of feedback effects has been underestimated. Recent discoveries highlight the...

Associate scientist Fiamma Straneo from the

Image | 2 September, 2009 at 15:15

Associate scientist Fiamma Straneo from the physical oceanography department at Woods Hole Oceaonographic Institution, at work on the deck of the Arctic Sunrise.

The settlement of Tasilaq in Greenland

Image | 2 September, 2009 at 17:42

The settlement of Tasilaq in Greenland where the Arctic Sunrise stopped to re-supply for its expedition.

Climate Science

Image | 15 September, 2009 at 18:45

Scientists Keith Jackson and Steve Comeau drill holes in an ice floe to fix sea ice thickness measuring equipment. Greenpeace is in the Arctic, with a team of scientists researching the effects of climate change on fast depleting sea ice.

Annual minimum area of Arctic sea-ice extent announced

Feature story | 18 September, 2009 at 2:00

The minimum area of summer Arctic sea-ice extent was reported this week to have plummeted to the third-lowest level in recorded history. This is Earth's way of saying that we're reaching the limits of what the planet can sustain.

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...

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...

About the Expedition

Background | 12 October, 2009 at 14:18

The melting of the Greenland ice sheet is not only a clear sign of Global Warming, it is also a dire threat to the rest of the world.

Putting a stop to the Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Should the oil companies be allowed to take advantage of melting ice to drill for more oil in the warming Arctic? Should industrial fishing fleets be allowed to chase the last remnants of fished-out stocks into the areas where ice has previously...

April 8: A solar plane; a palm oil retreat; and a landmark treaty, ready to be signed

Blog entry by danielkramb | 8 April, 2010

Sunrise over a cleared peatland forest near Teluk Meranti in Kampar Peninsula. The good news first: the prototype of a solar-powered plane has had its first full test flight – and it went well. The plane, which has the same wingspan...

Save the Arctic

Topic | 15 April, 2010 at 13:20

Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. The Arctic is under threat from both climate change and increased oil drilling.

April 28: Greenpeace actions in Sweden, Turkey against dirty energy; BP blocked...

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 April, 2010

This blog entry was originally written by Melissa on April 28th, but due to our website migration appears to be from a different date and author. Thirty Greenpeace activists in Stockholm have shut down the office of...

Gulf of Mexico oil spill worsens

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 April, 2010 6 comments

Written by Almudena, this is a round up of the day's news featuring Greenpeace issues.   Rivers of oil spreading over the ocean after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform Explosion Five times more oil a day than...

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