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April 1: Drilling's not the answer, Obama!

Blog entry by mwilson | 1 April, 2010 1 comment

Hopes dashed: Obama's plan to expand US oil drilling causes controversy. President Barack Obama has announced plans to expand oil drilling off the US east coast - in a reversal of his 2008 campaign strategy, when he argued that...

Arctic Oil: A Very Crude Idea

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 24 June, 2010 1 comment

Dave Walsh is currently on board the Esperanza as part of the Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010 . Even now, as the disastrous situation in the temperate waters of the Gulf of Mexico continues, oil companies are still pushing...

Arctic Drama as Greenpeace halts dangerous oil drill operation

Press release | 31 August, 2010 at 12:48

Baffin Bay, Greenland - Campaigners have evaded a huge military security operation to scale a controversial oil rig in the freezing seas off Greenland. At dawn this morning four expert climbers in inflatable speedboats dodged Danish Navy...

Greenpeace activists end arctic oil rig occupation in freezing gale

Press release | 2 September, 2010 at 12:15

Baffin Bay, Greenland, Thursday - After over 40 hours hanging below the Stena Don oil rig, forcing the operators Cairn Energy to halt drilling operations, harsh arctic weather conditions have forced four Greenpeace climbers to end their...

Chevron deepwater drilling ship action

Image | 21 September, 2010 at 16:32

21 September 2010 - Shetland Islands. Two Greenpeace activists climb on Chevron’s 228m long drill ship the Stena Carron, to stop it from leaving to drill a deep water well off the Shetland Islands. The occupation comes two days before environment...

Daily News: On fire and water

Blog entry by Alexa P | 22 March, 2011

Top news: Smoke rises from Fukushima; Greenpeace marks World Water Day; Google takes on climate change skeptics; deforestation continues in China; deepwater oil exploration approved in the Gulf of Mexico; Norway rejects oil drilling...

Leiv Eiriksson Oil Rig Occupation

Image | 21 April, 2011 at 18:28

21 April 2011 - Turkey. In the early hours of the morning activists, intercept the Leiv Eiriksson oil rig as it attempts to leave Besiktas port near Istanbul and head to the Arctic to start exploratory drilling. Eleven activists scaled the 53,000...

Wikileaks reveals Arctic could be the new cold war

Blog entry by Nick Young | 12 May, 2011 10 comments

Submarine explorers planting Russian flags under the North Pole. Military tension between NATO and Russia. US diplomats manoeuvring in the wings. Aircraft carriers lurking and strike fighters changing hands. Sound like something...

Will the rush for Arctic oil push us over a stupidity tipping point?

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 19 May, 2011 14 comments

The Arctic sea ice has retreated steadily for the past 10 years reaching record lows, or close to it, every year. The retreat promises to reveal all manner of riches for those willing to risk everything. Unfortunately there seems to be...

Daily news: Legislation signed prohibiting new deforestation in the world’s second...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 20 May, 2011

Top news: Indonesia’s president signed a moratorium on new deforestation permits in one of the world’s biggest forests; voices within Statoil general meeting disagree with oil sand extraction policy; Greenpeace pushes Polish government...

Greenpeace intercepts oil rig

Image | 23 May, 2011 at 15:44

23 May 2011 - North Atlantic Ocean. The Greenpeace ships Esperanza and Arctic Sunrise intercept the Leiv Eiriksson drill rig in the north Atlantic en route to Greenland. Greenpeace have been involved in a week-long hunt for the 53,000 tonne Leiv...

Daily News: Greenpeace ships in Arctic stand-off, climate activists climb Chicago...

Blog entry by Oriana L | 25 May, 2011

Top news: Greenpeace ships protest against oil drilling in Greenland; Micronesia enters legal fight against Czech coal plant; EU agrees on nuclear stress tests; debate over Forest Code continues in Brazil; US climate activists climb...

Polar bear at Cairn headquarters

Image | 26 May, 2011 at 18:29

26 May 2011 - Scotland. Greenpeace activists block the entrance to the headquarters of Scottish oil company Cairn with a life sized polar bear. Greenpeace is campaigning to stop Cairn who are leading a dangerous new Arctic oil rush, deep water...

VIDEO: Calling on the Leiv Eiriksson

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 28 May, 2011 1 comment

Having recently travelled through the aptly-named “Iceberg Alley” here off Greenland, I’ve seen first-hand the extreme conditions Cairn Energy want to drill for oil in this year. The sight of giant chunks of ice, some of them hidden...

Climbers stop Arctic oil rig

Image | 29 May, 2011 at 17:39

29 May 2011 - Greenland. Greenpeace activists scale the underside of the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson oil rig to secure an Arctic survival pod with enough food and water to stay there for ten days. Their action will prevent the rig starting...

Daily News: Cairn Energy’s Arctic exploration halted by protesters and typhoon...

Blog entry by Josh S | 30 May, 2011 8 comments

Top News: Greenpeace activists take direct action against Arctic drilling by attaching ‘survival pod’ to giant oil rig; International Energy Agency report reveals record rise in carbon emissions make 2C rise almost inevitable; TEPCO...

Update from the Arctic survival pod: 48 hours and going strong!

Blog entry by Hannah | 31 May, 2011 23 comments

We’ve now been suspended beneath the Cairn oil rig in our Arctic survival pod for over 48 hours. After leaving the Esperanza at 3am to scale the rig and then a hard day rigging up the pod and setting up camp we were pretty exhausted...

Daily News: Arctic protesters mark 48 hours in survival pod and E. coli outbreak...

Blog entry by Josh S | 31 May, 2011 1 comment

Top News: Greenpeace activists in ‘survival pod’ on giant oil rig mark second day of protest; E. coli outbreak linked to cucumbers kills 14 and sparks restrictions across Europe; Oxfam report projects food prices will double over next...

Month in Pictures - May 2011

Slideshow | 1 June, 2011

Daily News: Arctic protest shakes oil investors confidence and toxic toys threaten...

Blog entry by Josh S | 1 June, 2011 2 comments

Top News: The market responds to Greenpeace Arctic action with losses for Cairn; fracking operations suspended as second earthquake hits UK town; and a new report reveals nearly 10% of toys in China are unsafe. Photo:  © Jiri...

Fata Morgana and the agent of destruction

Blog entry by Madeleine | 1 June, 2011 7 comments

I'm Madeleine, captain of Esperanza on the Arctic oil campaign in the Greenland waters of Davis Straits. As the global climate changes, the Arctic is warming faster than any other region on earth. The result is, areas that were...

Cairn calls in the navy then wields a legal lump hammer to stop us protecting the Arctic

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 2 June, 2011 23 comments

Last night, Hannah and Luke, our two brave climbers, were removed from the Arctic survival pod that had been suspended from the underside of the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson oil rig, here off the coast of Greenland, for the last...

The pod is down - but we're not out!

Blog entry by Madeleine Habib | 3 June, 2011 11 comments

Yesterday evening the Danish and Greenlandic forces moved in to remove The Pod . Through falling snow we watched as climbers descended from the Leiv Eiriksson to force our activists to end their Arctic vigil. An exclusion zone of 500m...

LIVE ACTION: Greenpeace delegation boards Arctic oil rig demanding missing spill plan

Blog entry by Nick Young | 4 June, 2011 72 comments

It never really gets dark here in the Arctic but in the soft silver light of the early morning five inflatable speedboats left the side of the Esperanza. They carried a delegation of eighteen activists and headed for the giant Leiv...

Jon Andreas Bergstrom

Image | 4 June, 2011 at 18:17

Andreas is an Arctic guide who lives in Svalbard.

Our cards are on the table

Blog entry by Mads Christensen | 6 June, 2011 22 comments

Sometimes talk is not enough. Sometimes people need to stand up and act. The oil industry has throughout history shown a lack of respect for people and the environment. Now here in the frozen north they are doing it again. Cairn...

Today we fight Cairn in court

Blog entry by Nick Young | 6 June, 2011 8 comments

Today our fight for the Arctic moves from the frozen seas of Greenland into the courts of Amsterdam and Greenland. Following our first occupation of its oil rig at the beginning of last week Cairn filed for an injunction with...

Meet the Arctic 18

Blog entry by Nick Young | 8 June, 2011

Our delegation of 18 from the Esperanza and Arctic Sunrise were arrested on board the Cairn oil rig Leiv Eiriksson on Saturday. Four days later they are still in jail. They boarded the rig to ask for Cairn’s secret Oil Spill...

Daily News: Injunction against Greenpeace fails to stop Arctic oil campaign and...

Blog entry by Kamila P | 10 June, 2011

Top News: Injunction will not hinder Greenpeace’s Arctic oil campaign; Ken and Barbie’s forest break-up saga continues; Fukushima soil too dangerous for children and pregnant women; Russia and Norway agree on Barents Sea oil...

Polar bear to starboard

Blog entry by Nick Young | 13 June, 2011 15 comments

We were trying to put two people ashore in Iqaluit - a small and isolated settlement on the East Coast of Canada. Why we were doing that is a story for another day but while we were there, something unforgettable happend. We  were...

Global Head of Greenpeace Arrested on Arctic Rig

Press release | 17 June, 2011 at 18:21

Greenland, June 17 2011 – The International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has been arrested and is being flown to Greenland after breaching an exclusion zone and scaling a controversial Arctic oil rig 120km out to sea.

Kumi Naidoo leads from the front

Video | 18 June, 2011 at 19:24

Kumi Naidoo- the global head of Greenpeace - braves a freezing water cannon deluge to scale a massive Arctic oil rig. See the action and hear from Kumi about why he chose to make a brave personal stand against the madness of Arctic oil drilling.

A Father's day letter for Kumi in jail

Blog entry by Nick Young | 19 June, 2011 34 comments

Kumi Naidoo - the international head of Greenpeace is currently in a Greenlandic jail following his stand against Cairn Energy's reckless oil drilling here in the Arctic. His daughter Naomi sent him this letter in jail for Father's...

Kumi's commitment

Blog entry by Madeleine Habib | 20 June, 2011 1 comment

Captain of  the Esperanza, Madeleine Habib shares with us what it was like onboard in the hours leading up to Kumi Naidoo's boarding of the Arctic oil rig Leiv Eiriksson ... Finally, we had Kumi Naidoo on board Esperanza. ...

Global Head of Greenpeace Deported from Greenland

Press release | 21 June, 2011 at 14:14

Greenland, June 21 2011 - The International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has been deported from Greenland after four days in jail. He is being flown to Copenhagen, where he will be held in prison for the night before being taken...

Whales and narwhals under threat from oil drilling

Blog entry by Richard Page | 11 July, 2011

In 1996 I was part of a Greenpeace team dispatched to document an oil spill resulting from the grounding of the Sea Empress on the coast of South-West Wales. Approximately 72,000 tonnes of crude oil were released into the sea, oiling...

Dozens of Activists invade headquarters of Arctic oil drillers

Press release | 18 July, 2011 at 13:23

Edinburgh, 18th July 2011 - Over 60 environmental activists, more than half of them in polar bear costumes, this morning invaded the international headquarters of the controversial Edinburgh-based oil company Cairn Energy. (1) The company is...

Daily news: US activist jailed for standing up to big oil; Russia plays with...

Blog entry by JPateraki | 27 July, 2011

© Greenpeace Top news: Activist jailed for disrupting US oil and gas auction; Russian nuclear plant tempts fate; Sydney’s greenest building development under scrutiny; Forest fires rage in Russia; Bigger eyes for cloudy days. ...

Daily news: Gazprom moves to begin oil drilling in the Arctic; Wild mustang round-up...

Blog entry by MaeveS | 5 August, 2011

© Will Rose / Greenpeace Top news: Gazprom meets resistance as it plans offshore oil drilling in the Arctic; The UN estimates it will take 30 years to clean oil spilled in Niger delta; Wild horses are still free to roam in Wyoming;...

Daily News: New Zealand oil drilling postponed, Bhopal disaster culprits to fund 2012...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 8 August, 2011

© Greenpeace/Vaclav Vasku Top news: Victory as deepwater oil exploration delayed; Hong Kong to improve household energy efficiency; Dow Chemical Company will fund the 2012 Olympics. #Oil: In New Zealand, American oil giant ...

Lucy Lawless blocks Shell Arctic driller

Press release | 24 February, 2012 at 14:32

Auckland, 24 February 2012 — New Zealand actor Lucy Lawless — star of hit US TV show Spartacus and Xena: Warrior Princess — joined Greenpeace activists in stopping a Shell-contracted oil drillship from departing New Zealand for the Arctic, where...

Activists, actor Lucy Lawless arrested following Shell Arctic drillship occupation

Press release | 27 February, 2012 at 12:56

Auckland, 27 February 2012 - The occupation of an Arctic-bound Shell drillship by six Greenpeace activists including actor Lucy Lawless ended this morning after police climbed the ship's drilling tower and arrested the group. (1) The protest was...

Shell Contracted Drillship.

Slideshow | 29 February, 2012

Judge rejects bulk of Shell's proposed restraining order against Greenpeace

Press release | 2 March, 2012 at 14:45

Amsterdam, 2 March 2012 - A federal judge in Alaska has rejected the bulk of a lawsuit brought by Shell Oil Company against Greenpeace USA which would have been one of the broadest and most restrictive in US legal history, according to the...

Greenpeace blocks Arctic destruction Activists occupy Shell icebreaker in Finland

Press release | 1 May, 2012 at 12:43

Helsinki, 1 May 2012 – In an effort to prevent destructive oil drilling in the Arctic, dozens of Greenpeace Nordic activists have boarded and occupied a Shell-contracted icebreaker in Helsinki harbour as it prepared to leave for the Alaskan...

Greenpeace Nordic intercepts Shell icebreaker to thwart Arctic drilling

Press release | 3 May, 2012 at 12:02

Öland, Sweden, 3 May 2012 – Greenpeace Nordic activists today intercepted at open sea and boarded a Shell-contracted icebreaker, the Nordica, to continue its protest against the oil major’s destructive plans to start drilling in the pristine...

Got a question for Shell's Chairman?

Blog entry by JulietteH | 4 May, 2012

Mr. Jorma Ollila is the Non-Executive Chairman of Shell. He also happens to be the former CEO of mobile phone giant Nokia. Finnish National Broadcast Company YLE is offering you a chance to ask Ollila anything. He will be a guest...

Renewable energy, better car efficiency can save the Arctic from oil drilling

Press release | 5 June, 2012 at 13:00

Berlin, June 5, 2012 – A major expansion of renewable energy and more energy efficient vehicles can end the world’s dependence on fossil fuels and save the fragile Arctic from the destruction of oil exploration, according to a new comprehensive...

Stars launch campaign to save the Arctic

Press release | 21 June, 2012 at 14:22

Rio de Janeiro, June 21, 2012 - Hollywood actors have joined forces with rock stars, environmentalists, polar explorers and business leaders to launch a bid for a global sanctuary in the Arctic. The campaigners are demanding that oil drilling and...

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