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BP’s next disaster? Not on Spongebob’s watch!

Blog entry by Mal Chadwick | 4 July, 2017 4 comments

BP are at it again.  The company that devastated the Gulf of Mexico with its Deepwater Horizon disaster wants to drill for oil near the pristine Amazon Reef. What could possibly go wrong?  🤔 Home to pink corals,...

BP, Total risk oil spill with 30% chance of reaching Amazon Reef

Press release | 4 July, 2017 at 3:00

London, 4 July 2017 - A consortium of oil companies including BP and Total may be only a few weeks away from getting permission to drill for oil close to the barely explored Amazon Reef. Scientific experts have raised concern about plans to drill...

The movement against fossil fuels is growing. Get used to it!

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | 28 March, 2017 2 comments

Yesterday I woke up at 4.30am, entered the second-largest refinery in Europe, and climbed a 90-meter-high chimney to paint over a logo. Not an ordinary day at the office, even as an executive director of Greenpeace. But knowing about...

Shell spills again: Pipeline leaks 20,000 gallons of oil in northern California

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | 26 May, 2016 1 comment

For the second time in two weeks, Shell has spilled thousands of gallons of oil, this time in California’s Central Valley. Less than two weeks after dumping nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico , Shell Oil is...

Gazprom is trying to conceal its oil catastrophe in Siberia

Blog entry by Maria Favorskaya | 22 January, 2014

In August 2013, activists from a local NGO reported an oil spill in the north of the Tomsk region, Siberia. Two months later, Rosprirodnadzor (Russia's environmental supervision agency) examined the area in Gazprom's Urmanskoe oil...

Toxic fumes, dying marine life: the reality of PTT's oil spill

Blog entry by Sirasa Kantaratanakul | 2 August, 2013 3 comments

News of an oil leak within the Gulf of Thailand broke on the morning of Saturday, July 27, with reports that 50,000 litres of crude oil had leaked from a pipeline operated by PTT Global Chemical Public Limited just 20 kilometers...

Postcard from Thailand - a polluted paradise

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 31 July, 2013 10 comments

The tiny island of Koh Samet is home to long pale beaches, forests and beautiful geography, but the fine, white sands of this Thai island and the clear blue waters that surround it have been turned sticky and black by crude oil spilled...

Oil Spill In Thailand

Image gallery | 31 July, 2013

Our blackened boots expose the truth in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by Zhenya Belyakova | 10 June, 2013 4 comments

Right now I am in the Russian Arctic as part of a Greenpeace factfinding mission. We are near a town called Pyt'-Yah, in the Khanty-Mansi region of Siberia, which is surrounded by Rosneft oil fields, the largest public oil company in...

Siberian Oil Spill

Image gallery | 10 June, 2013

Russian Indigenous communities clean up Rusvietpetro’s oil spill as company does nothing

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 5 June, 2013 2 comments

On May 26, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi Indigenous land in Northern Russia. For a week now the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture...

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...

It’s arithmetic: $4.5 billion is small change for BP

Blog entry by Mark Floegel | 16 November, 2012 8 comments

Let me apologise in advance for all the numbers that follow, but they’re important. Eleven men died on Deepwater Horizon the night BP's Macondo well blew out in April 2010.  It's one number we shouldn't forget and no number can be...

War’s silent victim

Blog entry by Jen Maman, Peace Advisor | 6 November, 2012 3 comments

Today, 6th November, marks the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. In the havoc and destruction spread by war, damage to the environment is almost always regarded as a...

The end of nature?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald, Greenpeace Denmark | 17 August, 2012 26 comments

It isn’t the first time I’ve been to Usinsk in the very north of Russia, so I shouldn’t be surprised — but once again, I’m shocked. I was here for the first time back in May, where I, together with my colleagues from Greenpeace in...

Arctic: Komi way of life threatened by oil companies

Video | 3 August, 2012 at 11:58

Usinsk, Russia -- Oil from Russian drilling operations gushes from damaged pipelines directly into local rivers. Trees are left dead and black. The rivers which serve as the only source of drinking water for many in the area is heavily polluted.

Discovering Abundant Corals at Shell's Arctic Drill Site

Video | 2 August, 2012 at 11:40

During the first research submarine dive in the Chukchi Sea, Greenpeace marine biologist John Hocevar discovered abundant Gersemia rubiformis corals, also known as sea raspberry, where Shell hopes to begin Arctic offshore drilling this summer.

Point Hope, Alaska and Shell's offshore drilling plans

Video | 31 July, 2012 at 19:00

The mayor and other residents of Point Hope, Alaska share their concerns about Shell's offshore drilling plans in the Arctic. Residents of this town, also known as "Tikigaq," have survived for generations off the bounty of the Chukchi Sea, which...

Greenpeace challenges US approval for Shell's Arctic oil drilling

Blog entry by Travis Nichols | 11 July, 2012 9 comments

Greenpeace and a coalition of environmental groups were due to file a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the U.S. government’s approval of Shell’s spill response plan in the Arctic. The suit alleges that Shell’s plan has not met the ...

Russia’s oil leaks – a forgotten disaster

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 22 May, 2012 4 comments

It’s late in the evening, but the sun has not yet settled here in Usinsk in the northernmost part of Russia where my Russian colleague and I arrived in a storming blizzard a few days ago. Located just at the border of the Arctic,...

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...

Why Shell’s spill response plan is a dog's breakfast

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 22 February, 2012

While we’re tweeting from the rooftop at London's National Gallery  (the banner is now down and Paula Bear is having a wander), we thought you might like to find out a bit more about Shell’s spill response plan – the document ...

Greg Palast on the "cussedness" of Greenpeace

Blog entry by Greg Palast | 2 December, 2011 1 comment

In 2010, in the aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, we gave iconaclastic  investigative journalist Greg Palast a ride in one of our inflatable boats, so that he could bear witness to parts of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline...

Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year award

Blog entry by John Novis | 20 October, 2011 2 comments

Today, I have the honour of congratulating Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra on becoming the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year . Daniel made his winning picture for Greenpeace, of oil-soaked brown pelicans...

Verdict: Cairn's oil spill plan is outlandish, simplistic and "wholly inadequate"

Blog entry by Bex - Greenpeace UK | 31 August, 2011 1 comment

Earlier this month, after more than 100,000 of you asked Cairn Energy to open up its Arctic oil spill response plan to public scrutiny, the government of Greenland stepped in and published it . The verdict is now in. Veteran marine...

Daily News: Sao Paolo streets fill with protesters against the construction of the...

Blog entry by JPateraki | 22 August, 2011 2 comments

© Steve Morgan / Greenpeace Top news: Brazilians say no to dam construction; Tar oil is dirtier than crude oil; Bicycle Sauna Hydroelectric power: Protesters took to the streets of Sao Paulo over the weekend, fighting the...

Shell: "Something has gone wrong here"

Blog entry by Bex | 19 August, 2011 3 comments

Shell has apologised for the North Sea oil spill and for its own lack of transparency saying: "The fact is something has gone wrong here, so whatever risk assessment we made about the condition of these pipes has proven to be wrong...

Daily News: Tar Sands Unethical Campaign Tactics; Shell’s Oil Leak ‘Worst In a Decade’

Blog entry by Josh S | 17 August, 2011

Top News: ‘Ethical Oil’ campaign apparently used faked and stolen images; Obama announces $510m biofuel plan; oil spill information emerges despite Shell’ secrecy; escaped German cow finally speaks to psychic after three-months in...

A couple questions for Shell

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 17 August, 2011 8 comments

What does the ongoing North Sea oil spill say about Shell’s plans to open up the Arctic , where an accident would be all but impossible to clean up? Personally, it seems to me that if Shell can’t get it right in the supposedly...

Daily News: Shell’s North Sea Oil Spill; People Power Shuts Down Chinese...

Blog entry by Josh S | 15 August, 2011

Top News: Shell expands oil spilling operation from Nigeria to the North Sea; people power in China prompts plant shutdown; UAE arrives late to nuclear party; and Black Widow introduction threatens humans’ place as Britain’s most...

Daily news: Fukushima radioactive cloud cover up; oil spill off Indian coast

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 9 August, 2011

© Rodney Dekker / Greenpeace Top news: Oil spill from cargo ship threatens Mumbai’s coastline; French companies plan to build underwater nuclear power plants; Japan’s nuclear officials held back data about the spread of...

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;...

Daily News: Infighting at the IWC marks unproductive final day; smelly-socks fight...

Blog entry by Josh S | 15 July, 2011

Top news: Final day of International Whaling Commission talks disrupted by outrage over a sanctuary; Chinese government finally moves to clean-up six-week-old oil spill; new proposals could see China’s industrial polluters fined by the...

Daily News: Chinese government comes clean over oil spill; flamingo shuts runway in...

Blog entry by Josh S | 6 July, 2011

Top news: Greenpeace calls for change to outdated Chinese protection law after oil spill; satellite pictures show giant ice island has travelled over 1,800 miles; a flamingo evades capture for five hours at Manchester airport; carbon...

Daily news: Oil-fired climate sceptic exposed 1.5 million liters oil spill in Israel

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 30 June, 2011

Top news: Greenpeace exposes climate sceptic’s big oil funding; Canadian government fines Statoil over water regulation violations; Hungarian activists demand government reduce emissions; oil spill in Israel contaminates nature...

Letter to Sir Bill Gammell

Publication | 22 June, 2011 at 15:17

A letter from Greenpeace Executive Director John Sauven to Cairn Energy CEO Bill Gammell asking for the release of Cairn's Arctic oil spill response plan.

The writing is on the wall as Kumi Naidoo is released from jail and deported

Blog entry by Nick Young | 21 June, 2011 9 comments

Today Kumi Naidoo, the global head of Greenpeace, has been deported from Greenland after four days in jail for his part in a month of direct action on Cairn Energy's Arctic oil rig Leiv Eiriksson.  Kumi, like the other 20...

Daily news 21 June: Giant seahorses guard the North Sea and Family supports Kumi...

Blog entry by Oriana L | 21 June, 2011

Top news: Greenpeace activists placed wooden sea horses in the North Sea, calling for marine reserves; Kumi's daughter writes moving Father's day letter to his dad in jail; supporters have sent 16,000 emails to Indian phone company,...

Kumi Naidoo scales Arctic oil rig

Image gallery | 18 June, 2011

Kumi Naidoo leads from the front

Video | 18 June, 2011 at 19:24

Kumi Naidoo- the global head of Greenpeace - braves a freezing water cannon deluge to scale a massive Arctic oil rig. See the action and hear from Kumi about why he chose to make a brave personal stand against the madness of Arctic oil drilling.

VIDEO: Kumi Naidoo leads from the front in daring Arctic action

Blog entry by Nick Young | 18 June, 2011

Watch this amazing video of Kumi Naidoo - the global head of Greenpeace - braving freezing water fired from water cannon to scale a massive Arctic oil rig. See the action and hear from Kumi about why he chose to make a brave personal...

Kumi Naidoo boards Arctic oil rig demanding Cairn’s oil spill response plan

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 17 June, 2011 82 comments

UPDATE: 11:45AM – Kumi has been arrested and is being taken to Greenland in a helicopter. As he climbed the 30 metre ladder rig operators tried to stop him making it to the platform by dousing him with a freezing jet of water...

What the judge said

Blog entry by Nick Young | 10 June, 2011 22 comments

Over the past few weeks we’ve been campaigning to stop risky oil drilling in the Arctic – by taking direct action up here off the Greenland coast and by shining a light on Cairn Energy’s failure to publish its oil spill response plan...

Injunction will not stop Arctic oil campaign

Blog entry by Nick Young | 9 June, 2011 22 comments

The Arctic 18 have now been in a Greenland jail for 5 days after being arrested for boarding the Cairn oil rig here in the Arctic looking for its elusive oil spill response plan. Today the Dutch court granted the injunction...

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...

Oil company's lawsuit against Greenpeace backfires

Blog entry by Nick Young | 6 June, 2011 29 comments

Update from Andrew in Amsterdam: Just want to add something our legal team told me about... Tzeporah was Tweeting updates during the hearing. At one point Cairn's lawyers noticed and said to the judge, "Your honor, I have to...

Daily News: Activists demand missing oil spill plan and Glastonbury search for...

Blog entry by Kamila P | 6 June, 2011 1 comment

Top news: 18 Greenpeace activists arrested after boarding Cairn Energy’s oil rig; U.S. suspends operation at TransCanada oil pipeline; radioactive leak fears at Fukushima; seabed mining emerges as new threat to marine ecosystems;...

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...

Greenpeace activists stop oil drilling for second time in one week

Blog entry by Nick Young | 4 June, 2011 34 comments

Just before being arrested today, Greenpeace oil campaigner Ben Ayliffe radioed the nearby Greenpeace ship Esperanza from the oil rig he and 17 activists had boarded : “We have met with the drill manager and requested a copy of the...

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...

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