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Activists say ShellNo! as oil rig departs for Arctic

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | 16 June, 2015

Today, Shell Oil's drilling rig – the Polar Pioneer – left port to drill in the Arctic. Shell received government permission to drill in the Arctic this summer despite its history of failures and safety violations, the Obama...

3 things to know about today’s US-Canada climate agreement

Blog entry by John Deans | 11 March, 2016

President Obama's first hang-out with the new Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau started off with a pretty chill subject: the Arctic. In a  “Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership”  issued today,...

This is The People vs. Arctic Oil

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | 18 October, 2016 2 comments

A new wave of oil drilling threatens the Arctic - but today saw the start of the fight back. This morning a lawsuit was filed that could stop the expansion of this reckless industry northwards - but we need your help. This is...

Following big oil into the darkness

Blog entry by Stefan Kerschbaumer | 7 March, 2016 3 comments

Saturday 3/6/2016, 7:30 a.m. My alarm clock rings, it’s time to get up. The narrow corridors inside the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are unusually empty. Almost the entire ship crew is up on deck working double time to get the ship...

The wave is rolling!

Blog entry by Michelle Jonker-Argueta | 29 November, 2017 3 comments

As the People vs. Arctic Oil Trial comes to an end, the battle against climate change continues in courtrooms around the world After seven days of court hearings, the  People vs. Arctic oil trial has come to an end.  We expect...

OSPAR victory: Arctic protection is one step closer

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | 30 June, 2015

The Arctic Ocean is currently the world's most vulnerable ocean. But the hope is this will soon change. At a meeting held in Ostend, Belgium, last week, the OSPAR Convention agreed to adopt specific measures to protect its Arctic...

The Arctic Sunrise has been seized. Here’s why:

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | 18 August, 2017 4 comments

The message is clear: Norway, it’s time to choose people over oil. 35 activists from 25 countries around the world are in the Barents Sea to demand an end to Arctic drilling.   Today, activists from the Arctic Sunrise on...

Scientists are telling BP and Total to stay away from the Amazon Reef

Blog entry by Mal Chadwick | 28 July, 2017 3 comments

Researchers, naturalists, explorers and broadcasters are joining the call for oil companies to leave the Amazon Reef alone. The latest call to protect the reef came as an open letter highlighting the importance of this unique...

Don’t look now, but there was just a mass exodus of oil companies from the US Arctic

Blog entry by Jason Schwartz | 11 June, 2016

With the departure of a Spanish oil company from the Chukchi Sea, only Shell still holds a drilling lease in US Arctic waters. Here’s why an Arctic oil boom never happened and why it probably never will. Now that Spanish oil...

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...

The best OSPAR movies in history

Blog entry by Sara del Río | 29 April, 2015

But... what does OSPAR, the Convention for the Protection of the marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic have to do with movies? During its 23 years of existence, OSPAR and its delegates have played a key role taking bold...

And the OSPAR goes to… the Arctic!

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | 27 April, 2015 1 comment

Yes, that is not a typo. The OSPAR Award. A long awaited Award that the Arctic well deserves. But, what is an OSPAR? The OSPAR Convention is an international agreement of 15 European countries (Arctic and non Arctic states)...

What does the giant Arctic camel tell us about climate change?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 7 March, 2013 3 comments

In my line of work the chances to flex my paleontological muscles are few and far between, which is why the news from scientists that they’ve discovered the remains of a giant camel that lived in Canada’s high Arctic millions of...

Together we can save the Arctic

Blog entry by Richard George | 21 June, 2012 13 comments

The Arctic is under threat. As you read this, oil companies and politicians are plotting to carve up the icy north, extending their national territories and searching for drill sites. But with your help, we can draw a line in the ice...

The Arctic nightmare Russian authorities don’t want you to see

Blog entry by Christy Ferguson | 24 August, 2013 6 comments

I’m on board the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise, about to cross into an area of the Arctic that Russian authorities don’t want us to see. They’ve contravened international law by denying our ship access to an important sea route...

Shell abandons 2013 Arctic drilling: Timeline of Greenpeace’s Shell campaign

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 28 February, 2013

For those of you who missed any of the drama from Shell’s season in the Arctic, the finale revealed-SPOILER ALERT-that 2013 Arctic drilling is a no go. While Greenpeace welcomes this news with a “hip hip hooray”, it’s not a huge...

Petrobras abandons plans for deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 4 December, 2012 3 comments

It's fantastic news for the region's coastal communities and beyond: Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has abandoned its plans for deep sea oil drilling off the coast of New Zealand! The world's third largest oil company has decided...

Greenpeace uncovers Gazprom's expired oil spill response plan

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | 14 August, 2012 6 comments

Greenpeace Russia has uncovered a startling secret that Gazprom has been keeping from the world: its oil spill response plan for the Prirazlomnaya oil platform has expired, meaning any drilling the company undertakes in this part of...

Greenpeace shows Shell the way forward

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 13 July, 2012 6 comments

Speaking from within the headquarters of oil major Shell on Friday, the words of Greenpeace Netherlands executive director Sylvia Borren were clear:  "My first move as the new CEO of Shell is simple and effective: no drilling for oil...

Greenpeace explores underwater canyons, calls for their protection

Blog entry by John Hocevar | 12 July, 2012

Greenpeace has returned to the  world's largest underwater canyons , here in the Bering Sea, to continue our efforts to protect these amazing ecosystems. Today, factory trawl ships pull up over a million tons of fish here each year...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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;...

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...

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...

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...

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