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Global warning: Arctic glacier breaks up

Blog entry by LisaV | 8 August, 2010

Image: A section of the Petermann glacier in Greenland in July 2009 © Greenpeace / Nick Cobbing A massive chunk of ice, over 87 kilometres in size, has broken off the Petermann Glacier in northern Greenland . Scientists are...

A time to act

Blog entry by JulietteH | 8 August, 2010 2 comments

Several things have been going on this year that should make politicians pause and reflect on what a climate emergency means - and take action to stop it. The extent of the Arctic sea ice this July is the second lowest on record ...

Blue Noses in the Royal Kingdom of the Polar Bear

Blog entry by LisaV | 23 August, 2010 3 comments

We have officially arrived in the Arctic! After coming into Nuuk, Greenland, on Friday to pick up Arne, our ice pilot - we headed north and crossed the Arctic circle yesterday afternoon. I was incredibly excited about crossing the line...

Cairn discovery poses grave threat to climate and the Arctic

Press release | 24 August, 2010 at 15:52

Baffin Bay, Greenland, 24 August 2010 - Scottish-based Cairn Energy has today announced the discovery of gas in Arctic waters off the coast of Greenland. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is at the site in a stand off with Cairn and Danish Navy...

How many Arctic cowboys does it take to lasso an iceberg?

Blog entry by LisaV | 25 August, 2010 4 comments

Will Rose, independent photographer who regularly works with Greenpeace, writes from the Esperanza... We’re in and out of internet range now so I’m not sure when this will go up on the website. As if to mark the occasion...

Briefing:Risks and impacts of oil exploration in the Arctic

Publication | 26 August, 2010 at 19:16

Oil companies are expanding their search for oil to new frontiers previously considered too inaccessible, expensive or risky to exploit. This relentless expansion has now reached the Arctic, where large areas of the ocean are opening up each...

Blog from the fog

Blog entry by LisaV | 27 August, 2010 1 comment

From Anais onboard the Esperanza in the Arctic Last night around 1am, my whole cabin was suddenly flooded with light and it was not the Aurora Borealis this time. It was the coastguard of Greenland, onboard 'Sisak 2'. They...

Activists Scale Oil Rigs to Halt Arctic Drilling

Blog entry by Arturo | 28 August, 2010

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is in the Arctic to protest Cairn Energy's drilling here . At dawn (August 31st) Greenpeace activists left the Esperanza aboard inflatables, succesfully evaded the Danish Navy, and scaled the Stena Don...

How an Arctic oil rush will help suffocate the planet

Blog entry by LisaV | 28 August, 2010 4 comments

Leila, climate campaigner on the Esperanza, writes from the Arctic...  Can you believe the Esperanza has been in the Arctic for a week now? When we arrived the sea was a mill pond and the sky clear and spectacularwith ...

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...

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