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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.

Take Action

Topic | 11 July, 2012 at 18:30

This week is all about your creativity against corporate greed. The little guys against the giants. Greenpeace will take on Shell across the world but we can’t win this one without you

Huge iceberg breaks off Antarctic Peninsula Larsen C ice shelf - Greenpeace reaction

Press release | 12 July, 2017 at 14:30

Amsterdam, 12 July 2017 - Responding to news that one of the largest icebergs ever recorded has broken off the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf, Paul Johnston, head of Greenpeace International’s Science Unit, said:

'Stranger Things' star to 'dance with penguins' after latest Twitter challenge goes...

Press release | 23 January, 2018 at 10:46

London, 23 January 2018 - 'Stranger Things' star David Harbour is set to 'dance with penguins' in the Antarctic after the actor's latest Twitter challenge went viral yesterday.

1000 art works and counting for Arctic protection

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | 14 April, 2016

One day, Albert Einstein – that grey-haired master of imagination and thinker of all things outside the box – had something to say. “Creativity,” he mused, “is contagious. Pass it on.” His theory of relativity must not have been the...

Climate Change Impacts on Arctic Wildlife

Publication | 27 August, 2012 at 17:56

It is now very evident that the temperatures in the Arctic are warming due to climate change, with a resulting impact on sea ice. Over the past 100 years, average Arctic temperatures have increased at almost twice the global average rate.

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...

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...

The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | 12 March, 2014 11 comments

Tonight I’ll sleep well, knowing that there is finally something happening within the international community about protecting the Arctic. It’s not going to change things overnight, but it’s very positive, and something that our...

Flag for the Future

Blog entry by Vivienne Westwood | 10 December, 2012

The Arctic has always been a place that inspires the imagination. A great frozen ocean at the top of the world where the northern lights illuminate the sky and huge white bears swim in the icy waters is a place like no other on Earth.

Meet the judges and see the winning design

Feature story | 15 March, 2013 at 9:00

We're excited to announce the winner of our youth flag design competition, run in collaboration with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The winning flag design will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole next month!

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.

Five reasons the Arctic is officially AWESOME (ecologically and biologically speaking)

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | 6 June, 2014

I often sit at my desk imagining that I am an alien. Bear with me. I am not totally insane. I just think it would be interesting to land on this little blue and green planet for the first time, and see the world that we so often take...

A small flag stopped the Norwegian coastguard from ending our protest. Now a...

Blog entry by Ana Mules | 30 May, 2014 3 comments

Our brave activists have now delayed the giant oil rig Transocean Spitsbergen for over 80 hours, first by occupying the rig and now by occupying the drill site with the ship Esperanza. And as long as they stay there, Statoil can’t...

What world will I face on my 70th birthday?

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 4 April, 2012 1 comment

I turned 34 last week. On my birthday I happened to be attending the Planet Under Pressure science conference in London . So there I was, with about 3000 others, listening to world’s leading earth system scientists and trying to...

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 December, 2015 16 comments

Dear Friends,  As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the...

Is there a future for Greenland without Arctic oil?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 14 March, 2014 1 comment

For the past four years I've been visiting the beautiful country of Greenland, trying to prevent dangerous oil drilling that would cause havoc to the unique and fragile wildlife and nature here. But ever since I started working in...

Armed Russian Coast Guard boards peaceful Greenpeace protest ship

Press release | 19 September, 2013 at 19:58

Pechora Sea, 19 September 2013 - The Russian Coast Guard has boarded the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and is arresting the 25 activists on board following a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic oil drilling operations.

Insane PR circus rocks Holland... but it's not that polar bear thing

Blog entry by James Turner | 23 August, 2013 3 comments

"Accidents are as inevitable as breath. There is only one way to fully avoid accidents, and that is to die. When you are dead, no accidents." -- Timur Grigoluk , Polar Partners. The art of public relations is difficult, especially...

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...

It’s not often you can say that you made history

Blog entry by Sarah Shoraka | 25 July, 2012 1 comment

This week, people like you and me, all around the world, stood up to #tellshell – no. We don’t have as much money as Shell but we do have courage and creativity on our side and with a million people already signed up to our scroll to...

Come together, to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Sir Paul McCartney | 23 July, 2012 30 comments

1968. That was a hell of a year. The people were on the streets, revolution
 was in the air, we released the White Album, and perhaps the most
 influential photograph of all time was taken by an astronaut called William
 Anders.
  ...

1 million names, legal threat spur Arctic campaign

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 July, 2012 20 comments

Yesterday in Amsterdam, I was served with an urgent fax from Shell, the world’s wealthiest oil company, whom in the past weeks Greenpeace offices have been vigorously and prominently campaigning against in the Save The Arctic drive.

Our biggest day of action ever aims to Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Markus Power | 23 June, 2012 11 comments

Today is the biggest “Day of Action” we have ever done - with 2,000 volunteers taking part in 20 countries from Canada to Switzerland to Chile to Australia! Starting today, volunteers on the streets of 200 cities will talk to tens...

Greenpeace, the Yes Men and the inside story of #ShellFail

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 11 June, 2012 48 comments

Last Thursday somebody on Youtube called "kstr3l" posted a video from his phone of a Shell PR event gone horribly, hilariously wrong. By Friday afternoon it had already been watched 500,000 times, and was making the rounds with the...

Obama goes back to the future with Shell in the Arctic

Blog entry by Dan Howells, Greenpeace USA | 29 March, 2012 3 comments

We've just heard that a federal judge in Alaska has decided to impose a powerful legal injunction on Greenpeace US which prohibits even legal protests within a certain distance of Shell’s vessels involved in Arctic drilling...

Exposing oil exploitation in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by JulietteH | 28 March, 2012 2 comments

The Arctic Council is meeting in Stockholm today, and government representatives will discuss the sustainability – or not - of Arctic oil. We received this video yesterday from our colleagues in Russia who have just returned from a...

Greenland approves more Arctic drilling for Cairn Energy

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 11 May, 2011 10 comments

Yesterday, the UK’s wildest wildcat oil company, Cairn Energy, received the news it has been waiting for when the Greenland Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum (BMP) gave final permission for the company to start its 2011 Arctic...

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...

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...

Telling the oil companies the truth

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 1 December, 2011 18 comments

Today, the Greenland Bureau of Mineral and Petroleum invited the world’s biggest oil companies to a meeting that can have extreme importance for the future of the Arctic. Greenland wants to open up an untouched area of the North-East...

2010 expedition map

Background | 21 May, 2010 at 18:34

Maps of the expedition.

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...

Behind the scenes of Greenpeace's Gazprom protest

Video | 20 September, 2012 at 13:44

In August 2012, six Greenpeace campaigners boarded a Russian offshore platform in protest against plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. This film shows how Greenpeace planned and executed the protest at Gazprom's Prirazlomnoye oil platform.

Save The Arctic Billboard Action

Image | 20 July, 2012 at 12:43

A fake Shell Oil billboard reads "You Can't Run Your SUV on Cute, Let's Go." The sign mocks Shell's current advertising campaign with an image of a polar bear and cubs. By chasing after hard-to-reach oil in remote and dangerous places, Shell is...

Rio+20 Arctic Rising

Image | 21 June, 2012 at 17:22

Greenpeace launches "Save the Arctic Campaign" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during Rio+20, using a balloon in the shape of a polar bear with the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer in the background. The organization joins forces with Hollywood...

Shard Ice Climb

Image | 11 July, 2013 at 14:30

The team who are climbing the Shard, London's tallest building, for the Save the Arctic campaign. The six women climbers are Sabine Huyghe (Belgium), Sandra Lamborn (Sweden), Victoria Henry (Canada), Ali Garrigan (UK), Wiola Smul (Poland) and...

Homeless Polar Bear, Moscow

Image | 1 April, 2013 at 21:45

A Greenpeace activist dressed in a polar bear suit, paddles past the Kremlin aboard an ice floe, on the Moskva river. Holding placards that read: 'Help' & 'Arctic Not For Sale.' To protest against attempts by oil companies to drill in the arctic...

2015: A Year in Pictures

Image gallery | 21 December, 2015

I ♥ ARCTIC speech bubbles

Image gallery | 25 February, 2013

'I Love Arctic' Day Of Action

Image gallery | 23 April, 2013

Siberian Oil Spill

Image gallery | 10 June, 2013

Building A Giant Polar Bear

Image gallery | 4 September, 2013

Scientists at work in the Arctic

Image gallery | 23 July, 2012

Polar oceans in peril and a planet at risk, July 2009

Image | 6 July, 2009 at 2:00

Polar oceans in peril and a planet at risk Greenpeace International, July 2009

You can save the Arctic

Video | 1 May, 2012 at 20:37

Activists from six countries talk about their motivation to take action against a Shell icebreaker in Finland.

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Polar bears on sea ice.

Image | 1 September, 1998 at 3:00

Polar bears on sea ice.

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.

Polar Bear in Greenland

Image | 2 August, 2009 at 3:00

A polar bear cleaning his coat on ice floes in the Kane Basin, off Cape Clay, northern Greenland.

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