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Polar Bears on Thin Ice

Feature story | 10 January, 2007 at 1:00

The good news is the polar bear is likely to given extra protection under US law. The bad news is its home is disappearing faster than ever. With 2007 predicted to be the warmest year on record it looks like they'll need all the protection they...

It’s hard to be a geisha...

Blog entry by Agnes de Rooij | 6 May, 2007 1 comment

May 5, 2007 - By Karla from SG Philippines Every 5th of May, Japan is celebrating Children’s Day specifically Boy’s Day. But today, 6 women from different sides of the world made a stand and braved to make a change. This 5th of May...

Hello I'm P.Bear

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 5 December, 2007 2 comments

By P. Bear, polar bear, in Bali I’m pretty sure that I’m the first Polar Bear to have ever been to Bali. It’s a beautiful place, and the people are lovely, but to be honest it’s not a climate that suits me. This is my second...

Areva uranium leak update

Blog entry by Justin | 18 July, 2008

More details of the leak at France’s Areva-run Tricastin nuclear plant (see here and here ) are emerging. While the story gets murkier it becomes clearer that things have been very wrong at the plant for some time. The French...

Government, Nuclear and lobbyists: all friends together

Blog entry by Justin | 23 October, 2008 2 comments

If you want to see just how cosy politicians, nuclear companies and lobbyists can get, just take a look at this from the UK’s Guardian newspaper . With Prime Minister Gordon Brown launching the UK’s nuclear ‘renaissance’, the nuclear...

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 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...

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.

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...

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...

More catastrophic oil spills to come

Blog entry by Brian | 8 May, 2010 6 comments

As we tap out the last of the Earth's "easy oil," exploration moves into more experimental territory. Riskier territory. More remote and, too often, more environmentally vulnerable territory.  As our world continues in its...

Expedition launch: Arctic Under Pressure

Feature story | 12 May, 2010 at 16:20

We are returning to the Arctic Ocean with our ship the Esperanza this month to reinforce the urgent need to protect one of the most pristine and fragile environments on Earth.

One Drill Too Far

Blog entry by Juliette | 17 May, 2010 2 comments

Paul Horsman is a Greenpeace campaigner, currently in Louisiana to assess the destruction from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Below is an update he sent from the bayou.   Here in the southern US the land doesn’t just...

Arctic drilling next? Hell no!

Blog entry by Juliette | 24 May, 2010 5 comments

John Hocevar is an oceans campaigner with Greenpeace USA. With the Deepwater Horizon disaster strong in everyone's mind, once again, oil drilling must be opposed: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and a group of Senators were visiting...

What is Texas doing in the Arctic?

Blog entry by LisaV | 26 May, 2010 4 comments

Texas, radio operator on board the Esperanza in the Arctic ,  tells us about their journey to Svalbard and what will be happening there soon. Sunny days!  24 hours of it.  It's been like that for a week or so now but the cloud...

Arctic drilling - not this year, not ever?

Blog entry by JulietteH | 27 May, 2010 1 comment

Like most people following closely news of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, it didn’t escape us this morning that the Obama administration had leaked news that Arctic drilling plans will be suspended for this summer. Like less...

Esperanza in the Arctic!

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 27 May, 2010 5 comments

Dave Walsh, Greenpeace comms officer and blogger, writes from our ship in the far North . It’s a long, long way from Germany to Svalbard, but the Esperanza has arrived at Ny Ålesund, just 1,231km from the North Pole , for the...

Putting Obama's Arctic drilling announcement in perspective

Blog entry by JulietteH | 28 May, 2010 2 comments

Originally posted by Greenpeace US . The news today out of Washington has been somewhat promising, but these are small steps in a very long march towards a clean energy economy — an economy with none of the potential for...

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