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Greenpeace captures first underwater images of Amazon Coral Reef

Press release | 28 January, 2017 at 3:21

Amapá state, Brazil, 28 January 2017 - Greenpeace Brazil has captured the first underwater images of the Amazon Reef, a 9500 km2 system of corals, sponges and rhodoliths located where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean – an area that the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hundreds create aerial art to stand up to fossil fuels and protect the Amazon Reef

Press release | 29 March, 2017 at 23:10

Rio de Janeiro, 29 March 2017 - More than five hundred people joined together to form the messages “Defenda os Corais da Amazônia” and “Petróleo Não” (“Defend the Amazon Reef” and “No Oil”, in English) around a huge butterfly fish on the sands of...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Shell abandons Arctic plans - Greenpeace International response

Press release | 28 September, 2015 at 14:51

Amsterdam, 28 September 2015 - Responding to the news that Shell has abandoned its Arctic drilling programme after a disappointing season in Alaska, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo said:

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...

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...

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.

Six Greenpeace climbers scale Shell’s Arctic-bound oil rig

Press release | 6 April, 2015 at 21:43

Pacific Ocean, 6 April 2015 - Six Greenpeace climbers have intercepted an Arctic-bound Shell oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 750 miles north-west of Hawaii and have scaled the 38,000 tonne platform.

Greenpeace climbers leave Arctic oil drilling rig

Press release | 12 April, 2015 at 1:47

Pacific Ocean, 11 April 2015 - The six climbers who safely intercepted, scaled, and set up camp on an Arctic-bound Shell oil drilling rig in the Pacific have come down today after spending almost a week on the 38,000 tonne platform.

Greenpeace US activists block Shell’s Alaska-bound oil rig

Press release | 15 June, 2015 at 18:01

Seattle, 15 June, 2015 - Thirteen activists in kayaks have intercepted Shell's drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer, in Seattle's Puget Sound as the rig prepared to depart for the Arctic. The Greenpeace US activists have secured themselves together to...

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...

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...

Greenpeace Press Release:Tense stand-off as Greenpeace International Executive...

Press release | 27 August, 2012 at 9:35

27th August 2012, Pechora Sea – Just days after occupying Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea, Greenpeace International is again taking peaceful action to stop the company from putting the final touches on its platform to...

Greenpeace Arctic oil drilling protest ends after five days as sea ice record announced

Press release | 28 August, 2012 at 11:09

28 August 2012, Pechora Sea — Greenpeace International activists continued their peaceful protest against Gazprom's Arctic drilling platform Prirazlomnaya into a fifth day, with activists spending the night in inflatable boats, hovering between...

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...

Leaked Arctic Council oil spill response agreement ‘vague and inadequate’ - Greenpeace

Press release | 4 February, 2013 at 11:15

February 4, 2013 (Jukkasjärvi, Sweden) — On the eve of the Arctic Council environment minister’s meeting, a leaked copy of the Council’s much-heralded oil spill response agreement reveals deeply inadequate measures and a lack of effective...

Star Lawless slams oil giant Shell outside court

Press release | 7 February, 2013 at 7:06

New Plymouth, New Zealand, February 7, 2013 – Film and TV star Lucy Lawless and seven activists were today convicted and sentenced to 120 hours community service each for attempting to stop an Arctic-bound oil drilling ship last year.

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...

Greenpeace activists scale Gazprom drilling platform, two arrested in Arctic oil protest

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 7:19

Pechora Sea, 18 September 2013 – Two Greenpeace International activists have been arrested during a protest in the Russian Arctic, while two others are now scaling Gazprom’s oil drilling platform to stop it becoming the first company to produce...

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...

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...

UPDATE: Greenpeace climbers arrested, shots fired in ongoing Russian Arctic oil protest

Press release | 18 September, 2013 at 10:16

Pechora Sea, September 18, 2013 - Two Greenpeace International activists have been arrested after climbing a Gazprom oil platform in the Russian Arctic, during a peaceful protest that has prompted a disproportionate use of force by the Russian...

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...

Don't shoot the messenger

Action | 26 August, 2013 at 18:00

A petition to call on Russian authorities to allow the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise entry into the Kara Sea, to document oil industry activities in Arctic waters.

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 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...

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...

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. ...

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