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Activists block two major drilling rigs in 24 hours as 'Save the Arctic' campaign...

Press release | 27 May, 2014 at 14:00

London, 27 May 2014 - Greenpeace activists from 12 countries blocked two separate oil rigs destined to drill in the Arctic ocean in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The environmental group said that the threat to the rapidly melting Arctic...

Greenpeace activists climb Statoil rig to protest the northernmost oil drilling in...

Press release | 27 May, 2014 at 12:45

The Barents Sea, 27 May 2014 - Greenpeace International activists from eight countries have scaled a Statoil contracted oil rig to protest the company’s plans to drill the northernmost well in the Norwegian Arctic, close to the Bear Island nature...

I'm in a small boat and my hands are going numb. Why am I doing this?

Blog entry by Sini Saarela | 26 May, 2014 2 comments

The salty sea water is splashing on my face and the boat is jumping up and down the waves. My hands are ice cold. We are in the middle of practice at sea, and it's hard. I'm still feeling weak after being seasick for a few days, yet...

Sini Saarela exploring Bear Island's beauty and threatened future

Video | 26 May, 2014 at 16:50

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is visiting the Arctic nature reserve Bear Island. Around 175 km from the island the Norwegian state owned oil company Statoil is planning to drill the world's most northerly oil well this summer. If Statoil's rig...

Power drilling: When an oil rig is a political weapon

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 26 May, 2014 1 comment

You may not have heard about the Paracels and the Spratlys. These two island chains, located in the South China Sea, have for years been at the epicentre of a heated controversy between neighbouring countries. Since early May 2014,...

Nine things you didn't know about Bear Island

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | 23 May, 2014 4 comments

There's a fairly good chance that this is the first time you've heard of Bear Island. Don't worry. The first time I heard about the island was less than two years ago. So what’s the deal? Well, Bear Island is a truly unique place...

The Esperanza is visiting the Arctic nature reserve Bear Island

Video | 22 May, 2014 at 12:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is visiting the Arctic nature reserve Bear Island. Around 175 km from the island the Norwegian state owned oil company Statoil is planning to drill the world's most northerly oil well this summer. If Statoil's rig...

Save Bear Island – Save us from oil addiction

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | 16 May, 2014

As I write this the Esperanza is sailing north along the Norwegian coast with a dedicated crew and activists, committed to put an end to oil companies' reckless race to drill for oil in the Arctic. I am glad to be one of them. This...

President Vladimir Putin announces first shipment of Arctic oil from controversial...

Press release | 18 April, 2014 at 17:27

Amsterdam, 18 April 2014 - Russian President Vladimir Putin today announced that state owned energy company Gazprom is ready to send the first ever shipment of oil from offshore Arctic waters to Europe.

Exxon Valdez 25th anniversary: the North deserves a better future

Blog entry by Kiera-Dawn Kolson | 24 March, 2014 1 comment

On the 25th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill, as the Arctic Council gathers to meet in northern Canada and Exxon is getting set to drill in the Russian Arctic, Greenpeace is preparing for a fresh fight with a familiar foe. In...

Arctic Ocean

Background | 20 March, 2014 at 18:00

Millions of people are queuing up to help save the Arctic and to protect it from oil drilling, overfishing and land grabs. They all want to create a global sanctuary around the North Pole, and ban offshore drilling and destructive industry in the...

‘Arctic 30’ jailed in Russia to take case to European Court

Press release | 17 March, 2014 at 12:18

Amsterdam, 17 March 2014 - The group of Greenpeace activists and freelance journalists who collectively became known as the ‘Arctic 30’ today applied to the European Court of Human Rights requesting damages from the Russian Federation, as well as...

Seeking justice for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Sergey Golubok and Kristin Casper | 17 March, 2014 4 comments

Today, we launched a case at the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of the Arctic 30, who spent two months in Russian jail for a peaceful protest to save the Arctic. The 30 individuals are requesting "just...

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...

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...

EU Parliament joins rockstars and scientists calling for Arctic sanctuary around...

Press release | 12 March, 2014 at 15:20

Brussels, 12 March 2014 - The European Parliament today passed a resolution calling for a protected area around the North Pole which could ban oil companies and industrial fishing fleets from the region. The text echoes the demands of an...

Greenpeace International files official petition for release of Arctic Sunrise ship

Press release | 3 March, 2014 at 13:59

Amsterdam, 3 March 2014 - Greenpeace International today filed a formal petition with the Russian Investigative Committee regarding the release of the ship Arctic Sunrise, following the news that the Committee has extended its investigation into...

How can we support sustainable development in Greenland?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 4 February, 2014 2 comments

In the small town of Aasiaat in Western Greenland, the sleigh dogs are becoming restless and fewer in numbers. Located on one of the many islands at the edge of the picturesque Disco Bay, the dogs have played an important role in...

Shell's Arctic albatross

Blog entry by James Turner | 30 January, 2014

'God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends, that plague thee thus! Why look'st thou so?' 'With my cross-bow I shot the Albatross.' Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798 A little over ten...

Shell scraps 2014 Arctic drilling plans - Greenpeace International response

Press release | 30 January, 2014 at 12:13

Amsterdam, 30 January 2014 - Speaking with investors today, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden announced that the company would not attempt to drill in the Alaskan Arctic in 2014.

A small victory for the Arctic, a huge step for the Komi Peoples

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 21 January, 2014

The Indigenous Peoples of Russia’s Komi Republic are celebrating a rare victory today, after one of the oil companies that has been polluting their traditional land , was finally held to account. Lukoil, one of the oil companies...

The Arctic 30 Return Home

Image gallery | 30 December, 2013

Sini Saarela Travels Home

Image gallery | 30 December, 2013

The Arctic 30 thank YOU for your support

Video | 29 December, 2013 at 15:00

All of the Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' have now returned home, having been detained in Russia for 100 days following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling. Through this video, they would like to express their gratitude to all those around the...

Last foreign Arctic 30 activist leaves Russia

Press release | 29 December, 2013 at 14:46

St Petersburg, 29 December 2013 – Activist and Polish national Tomasz Dziemianczuk has left Russia, the 26th and final foreign member of the Arctic 30 to leave the country. This signals a new chapter in the campaign to save the Arctic.

UPDATE: 25 foreigners among Arctic 30 leave Russia

Press release | 28 December, 2013 at 10:48

St Petersburg, 28 December 2013 – Twenty-five of the 26 foreigners among the Arctic 30 have left Russia for home. The last activist will leave the country on Sunday.

100 days after they were seized, Arctic 30 are leaving Russia

Press release | 27 December, 2013 at 10:01

St Petersburg, 27 December 2013 – The Arctic 30 are going home. They are leaving Russia today and over the weekend. A plane carrying five Britons and a Canadian took off shortly after 11:30 am local time from St Petersburg airport, heading for...

First of the Arctic 30 leaves Russia

Press release | 26 December, 2013 at 18:32

St Petersburg, 26 December 2013 - The Arctic 30 are leaving Russia. Swedish activist Dima Litvinov is on a train and heading for the border. He will enter Finland at 20:30 local time (17:30 GMT).

First of the Arctic 30 get visas to leave Russia

Press release | 26 December, 2013 at 11:32

St Petersburg, 26 December 2013 – Arctic 30 activist and UK national Anthony Perrett has today been given a visa in his passport from the Federal Migration Service allowing him to leave the country.

Good news on Christmas Day for Arctic 30

Press release | 25 December, 2013 at 12:29

St Petersburg, 25 December 2013 – The final chapter in the legal ordeal of the Arctic 30 began today as the group was asked to attend a meeting at Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee, where the criminal case against them is being dropped en...

First case dropped against Arctic 30 activist, exit visa sought

Press release | 24 December, 2013 at 16:03

St Petersburg, 24 December 2013 – UK national Anthony Perrett today became the first Arctic 30 activist to have the criminal case against him dropped. He has now requested an exit visa from the Federal Migration Service to allow him to leave Russia.

2013: The Year In Photos

Feature story | 24 December, 2013 at 14:30

The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in Indonesia,...

Gazprom begins first production at Arctic 30 oil platform

Press release | 20 December, 2013 at 17:43

Amsterdam, 20 December 2013 - Russian oil giant Gazprom today announced it has produced the first commercial quantities of oil from its controversial Arctic drilling platform Prirazlomnaya in the remote waters of the Pechora Sea. In response,...

Russian parliament votes for amnesty for Arctic 30

Press release | 18 December, 2013 at 10:57

Amsterdam, 18 December 2013 - The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: “There is no...

Eyes of Arctic 30 turn to Russian parliament on eve of amnesty vote

Press release | 17 December, 2013 at 14:35

Amsterdam, 17 December 2013 - A crucial vote in the Duma (Russian parliament) tomorrow could see the end of legal proceedings against the Arctic 30.

Russian authorities say Arctic 30 cannot return home

Press release | 13 December, 2013 at 10:39

Amsterdam, 13 December 2013 - The Russian authorities have told the Arctic 30 that they cannot leave the country, defying the ruling of an international court which ordered that they should be allowed to go home immediately.

Gazprom beaten 3-0 as Greenpeace protests Arctic drilling at three Champions League...

Press release | 12 December, 2013 at 0:50

Amsterdam, 11 December 2013 - Greenpeace has heaped more embarrassment on Champions League’s top sponsor Gazprom for a second day this week by protesting the Russian oil giant’s Arctic drilling at three football games watched by millions of fans...

Greenpeace: Current draft of Russian amnesty does not include Arctic 30

Press release | 11 December, 2013 at 12:39

Amsterdam, 11 December 2013 - Lawyers for Greenpeace International believe the draft text of a Russian amnesty to be voted on by the Duma (the Russian parliament) would be unlikely to benefit the Arctic 30.

There are no trees in the Arctic

Blog entry by Sebastian Bock | 10 December, 2013

Well, some people will say, there certainly are trees in the Arctic region. So maybe the title should say that there are no trees at the North Pole. But what have trees to do with Greenpeace’s campaign to stop reckless drilling for...

Lawyers apply for Russian exit visas for Arctic 30

Press release | 4 December, 2013 at 15:01

Amsterdam, 4 December 2013 – Lawyers for the Arctic 30 have this week started to lodge applications with the Investigative Committee seeking exit visas for the non-Russian nationals.

Greenpeace arrests show attempts to silence environmentalists continue

Blog entry by David Suzuki | 2 December, 2013

Early November marked the 18th anniversary of the tragic murder of outspoken writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight colleagues by the Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa and the others had waged a long campaign to stop...

Getting the Arctic 30 home

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 2 December, 2013 9 comments

Australian activist Colin Russell has finally been released from a St. Petersburg detention center, the last of the Arctic 30 detainees to be freed on bail after the seizure of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise more...

Dutch government finalises bank guarantee for release of Arctic 30

Press release | 29 November, 2013 at 20:00

Amsterdam, 29 November 2013 - The Dutch Foreign Ministry said today it has finalised a bank guarantee of 3.6 million euros in compliance with a binding ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ordering Russia to release...

Australian Arctic 30 activist Colin Russell bailed after 71 days detention

Press release | 28 November, 2013 at 12:24

Amsterdam, 28 November 2013 – Australian activist Colin Russell has been granted bail today by a St. Petersburg court, the last of the Arctic 30 detainees to be ordered released on bail after a peaceful Arctic oil drilling protest. He has spent...

Forbidden Pictures: Dima's Story

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 26 November, 2013 16 comments

It's dark in Murmansk. A railway security guard yawns, his breath visible in the frigid air, and waves through one of the workers arriving for the early morning shift. He barely glances at him. Had the guard looked closer, he might...

Arctic 30 Released On Bail

Image gallery | 25 November, 2013

UK’s Phil Ball released, 29th Arctic 30 detainee to be freed from prison

Press release | 25 November, 2013 at 13:03

Amsterdam, 25 November 2013 - Phil Ball from Oxford in England today became the 29th Arctic 30 detainee to be released from detention in St Petersburg. Only Australian Colin Russell remains behind bars in Russia for his part in a peaceful protest...

Arctic 30 members released on bail - Joyful moments in Saint Petersburg

Video | 23 November, 2013 at 13:31

Compilation featuring the emotional moments experienced by those members of the Arctic 30 who have this week been granted bail and released from prison in Saint Petersburg. 2013-11-22

Greenpeace International welcomes Tribunal ruling ordering Russia to release Arctic 30

Press release | 22 November, 2013 at 17:14

Hamburg, 22 November 2013 – The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea today ordered the Russian Federation in a binding ruling to release the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and the 28 activists and two freelance journalists on board upon...

Ranking the climate culprits

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 22 November, 2013

There's a clear parallel between the behaviour of the fossil fuel giants and tobacco companies: tobacco companies went to extraordinary lengths to suppress the knowledge that smoking caused cancer, activities that eventually resulted...

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