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Green activists continue Arctic oil rig occupation at sea

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 18:04

Turkey, 22 April 2011 - Climbers from the environmental group Greenpeace are still occupying an huge oil rig which departed from Turkey early this morning bound for a dangerous deep drilling operation in the Arctic. Campaigners boarded the 53...

Deteriorating weather conditions force activists to end Arctic oil rig protest

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 19:43

Turkey, 22 April 2011 - Climbers from the environmental group Greenpeace have been forced by bad weather to end a protest onboard the world’s second largest oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson, which this morning left Turkey on a dangerous mission to...

Deteriorating weather conditions force activists to end Arctic oil rig protest

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 22 April, 2011 4 comments

After bold action to stop Arctic drilling, the climbers have been forced by bad weather to end their protest onboard the world’s second largest oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson. Early this morning, activists intercepted the Cairn...

Iwi Fishing Boat Disrupts Oil Survey Ship

Blog entry by Nick Young | 23 April, 2011 4 comments

Today in the face of navy warship HMNZS Taupo , the crew of te Wh ā nau ā Apanui’s fishing boat San Pietro went fishing at a safe distance in front of the deep sea oil survey ship, Orient Explorer. The longline with ...

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...

Daily News: Japan expected to announce state aid for TEPCO, TEPCO announces melted...

Blog entry by Alexa P | 12 May, 2011 1 comment

Top news: Japan is expected to reveal a US$62bn bailout fund for TEPCO; low water levels in Fukushima’s number 1 reactor cause fuel rods to melt; US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton arrives in Greenland for Arctic Council; New...

Wikileaks reveals Arctic could be the new cold war

Blog entry by Nick Young | 12 May, 2011 10 comments

Submarine explorers planting Russian flags under the North Pole. Military tension between NATO and Russia. US diplomats manoeuvring in the wings. Aircraft carriers lurking and strike fighters changing hands. Sound like something...

New Wikileaks Revelations Shed Light On Arctic Oil 'Carve Up'

Press release | 12 May, 2011 at 20:26

New revelations by the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks show how the scramble for resources in the Arctic is sparking military tension in the region – with NATO sources worried about the potential for armed conflict between the alliance and Russia.

Daily News: Radioactive water leaks from Fukushima, and Wikileaks documents reveal...

Blog entry by Alexa P | 13 May, 2011 3 comments

Top news: Radioactive water is leaking from Fukushima’s number 1 reactor; Greenpeace detects high levels of radiation in Japanese seaweed; Wikileaks documents reveal military tension over untapped Arctic resources; Italians create...

Searching for an Arctic Council that will Rescue the Arctic

Blog entry by Truls Gulowsen | 15 May, 2011 7 comments

The ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council in Nuuk has just ended to great fanfare with the foreign ministers from eight countries focusing media on the signing of the new search and rescue agreement. Greenpeace welcomes an...

Will the rush for Arctic oil push us over a stupidity tipping point?

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 19 May, 2011 14 comments

The Arctic sea ice has retreated steadily for the past 10 years reaching record lows, or close to it, every year. The retreat promises to reveal all manner of riches for those willing to risk everything. Unfortunately there seems to be...

Arctic Stand-Off: Greenpeace ships confront world’s most controversial oil rig

Press release | 24 May, 2011 at 10:24

Greenland, 24th May 2011– Two Greenpeace ships are in a tense stand-off with Danish navy commandos protecting an oil drilling operation in the freezing seas off Greenland.

UK Government Documents on Arctic Drilling

Publication | 24 May, 2011 at 13:04

Greenpeace has released confidential UK Foreign Office documents, obtained under Freedom of Information, showing that the British government thinks an Arctic oil spill would be all but impossible to clean up.

UK Document on Arctic Drilling

Publication | 24 May, 2011 at 13:07

UK Document on impossibility of oil spill clean up in the Arctic

Arctic Standoff: Two Greenpeace ships confront world’s most controversial oil rig

Blog entry by Nick Young | 24 May, 2011 18 comments

Despite it being the size of a small cathedral, locating Cairn Energy’s oil rig Leiv Eiriksson amongst the icebergs in the North Atlantic is like finding a needle in a haystack. But, after a week long search for the giant 53,000...

Help us protect the Arctic

Action | 24 May, 2011 at 19:00

Write to the CEO of Cairn Energy and ask for their oil spill response plan in Greenland.

Denmark willing to ban marmite but not risky deep sea Arctic oil drilling

Blog entry by Nick Young | 25 May, 2011 2 comments

Our little jar of marmite on board the Arctic Sunrise has polarized the crew – you either love it or you loath it. There’s no middle ground and, for some reason, it’s a popular topic of discussion over breakfast in the mess. So this...

Cowboy oil company Cairn Energy headquarters blocked by Polar Bear in Arctic protest

Press release | 26 May, 2011 at 13:43

Edinburgh, 26 May 2011 – Greenpeace activists this morning blocked the entrance of the Edinburgh headquarters of the Scottish Oil Company Cairn Energy - demanding the company stop spearheading the dangerous new Arctic oil rush. (1) Cairn Energy...

Cairn Energy headquarters blocked by polar bear in Arctic protest

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 26 May, 2011 3 comments

Company executives at Cairn Energy turned up to work this morning to find the entrance of their Edinburgh headquarters blocked by activists and a life-sized polar bear -  demanding the company to stop spearheading the new Arctic oil...

Our modern-day Thule needs protecting

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 27 May, 2011 2 comments

Medieval geographers referred to very distant places as Ultima Thule, beyond the "borders of the known world", but even before that, as far back the classical period, authors like Strabo and Pliny talked of a mysterious,...

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