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Interview with a polar bear expert

Blog entry by Larissa Beumer | 27 February, 2016

This year, celebrate International Polar Bear Day by learning more about these amazing animals from a scientist who has studied them for decades.   Thor S. Larsen is a pioneer in polar bear research. He began his academic...

Giant melting da Vinci artwork recreated on Arctic sea ice

Press release | 7 September, 2011 at 16:50

Fram Strait, Arctic, 7 September 2011 – A giant version of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous sketch ‘Vitruvian Man’ depicted melting from the sea ice into the Arctic Ocean has been constructed just 800 kilometres from the North Pole, as a call for...

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.

Polar bear paddle boat protest

Feature story | 1 February, 2008 at 1:00

What's a polar bear to do? Your ice is melting, politicians won't listen, and the government is dragging its feet about listing you as endangered... Off to Washington, to start your own floating vigil! Uh oh, here comes the fuzz.

Montreal Climate Summit 2005: Greenpeace Document kit

Publication | 15 November, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace position papers and backgrounders for the 2005 Montreal Climate Summit.

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...

Drawing a line in the Arctic ice

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 21 June, 2012 7 comments

Earlier today at the Rio Earth Summit, Greenpeace joined forces with a host of famous names to demand that the uninhabited area of the High Arctic that lies around the North Pole be legally protected and kept off-limits to the...

Bearing down on us at 80 degrees North

Blog entry by Joss Garman | 7 September, 2011 6 comments

Woken up as usual at 7.30 for breakfast and cleaning, I’d had a shower and was getting clothed when someone said 'polar bears outside.' I said to Ethan, the assistant cook who is also my roomie, who has been aboard two weeks already.

Daily news: Greenpeace acts to protect North Sea reef; Oil and fraud and bears, oh my!

Blog entry by MaeveS | 3 August, 2011

© Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace Top news: Greenpeace places protective boulders near Sylt Outer Reef; Anti-environmental riders stuck to US spending bill; US Dept. of Interior forgets to collect oil royalties; Texas reservoir turns...

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 1:00

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba, Canada have to be tranquillised then airlifted north in order to access their natural habitat as the snow is returning later and later after the summer months.

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 1:00

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba, Canada have to be tranquillised then airlifted north in order to access their natural habitat as the sea ice is returning later and later after the summer months.

Polar bears hunt on the sea ice

Image | 11 September, 2012 at 16:30

The Greenpeace ship. Arctic Sunrise is on an expedition to the Arctic to document the lowest sea ice level on record. Scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) release preliminary figures suggesting that Arctic sea ice has...

Lost in Russia

Video | 28 August, 2012 at 15:41

Greenpeace finds a lost polar bear in the Russian port city of Murmansk. He can't find his Arctic home as the sea ice is melting and oil companies are trying to exploit his natural habitat.

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 1:00

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba, Canada have to be tranquillised then airlifted north in order to access their natural habitat as the snow is returning later and later after the summer months.

Polar bear in Arctic.

Image | 21 July, 1999 at 3:00

Polar bear in Arctic.

Chinese Musician Hu Haiquan and the polar bear

Video | 8 August, 2012 at 16:20

Chinese pop musician, Hu Haiquan, of Yu Quan fame, went with Greenpeace to the Arctic. He found out why the home of the precious polar bear needs to be saved.

Iceberg at Tianjin UNFCCC climate meeting

Image | 7 October, 2010 at 13:54

07 October 2010 - China. Greenpeace highlighted accelerating climate change by placing a 5.5m by 4m iceberg near where negotiators were meeting at the last set of climate negotiations before the Cancun talks in Mexico. With the banner saying...

Polar Bears on an ice shelf

Image | 15 June, 1992 at 3:00

Polar Bears on an ice shelf. Mother and cub.

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...

Gazprom Arctic Drilling Action in Moscow

Image | 7 September, 2012 at 17:51

Greenpeace activists dressed as polar bears in a police car after they blocked the Russian energy giant Gazprom’s headquarters in Moscow. Greenpeace demands that the company abandons its reckless offshore oil drilling plans in the Arctic.

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