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Polar Bears on an ice shelf

Image | 15 June, 1992 at 3:00

Polar Bears on an ice shelf. Mother and cub.

Answers from the Ice Edge

Publication | 1 June, 1998 at 2:00

This report is about changesAlaska Native peoples of thenorthern Bering and Chukchiseas observe in their surroundings.Climate change is a gravethreat to northern ecosystemsand thus to the subsistence wayof life that is the heart of Yup’ikand...

Polar bears on sea ice.

Image | 1 September, 1998 at 3:00

Polar bears on sea ice.

The State of the Cryosphere: What the Ice is Telling us

Publication | 28 November, 2003 at 1:00

The cryosphere comprises all the frozen water and soil on the surface of the Earth. The book from Cambridge University Press, "Mass Balance of the Cryosphere", to be published in January 2004, focuses on two key components of this sensitive...

Melting ice on Canadian high Arctic.

Image | 19 June, 2005 at 3:00

Melting ice on Canadian high Arctic.

Thinning Greenland icecap illustration courtesy

Image | 20 June, 2005 at 2:00

Thinning Greenland icecap illustration courtesy of the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

Polar Bears on Thin Ice

Feature story | 10 January, 2007 at 1:00

The good news is the polar bear is likely to given extra protection under US law. The bad news is its home is disappearing faster than ever. With 2007 predicted to be the warmest year on record it looks like they'll need all the protection they...

It’s hard to be a geisha...

Blog entry by Agnes de Rooij | 6 May, 2007 1 comment

May 5, 2007 - By Karla from SG Philippines Every 5th of May, Japan is celebrating Children’s Day specifically Boy’s Day. But today, 6 women from different sides of the world made a stand and braved to make a change. This 5th of May...

Hello I'm P.Bear

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 5 December, 2007 2 comments

By P. Bear, polar bear, in Bali I’m pretty sure that I’m the first Polar Bear to have ever been to Bali. It’s a beautiful place, and the people are lovely, but to be honest it’s not a climate that suits me. This is my second...

Areva uranium leak update

Blog entry by Justin | 18 July, 2008

More details of the leak at France’s Areva-run Tricastin nuclear plant (see here and here ) are emerging. While the story gets murkier it becomes clearer that things have been very wrong at the plant for some time. The French...

Government, Nuclear and lobbyists: all friends together

Blog entry by Justin | 23 October, 2008 2 comments

If you want to see just how cosy politicians, nuclear companies and lobbyists can get, just take a look at this from the UK’s Guardian newspaper . With Prime Minister Gordon Brown launching the UK’s nuclear ‘renaissance’, the nuclear...

Polar bear reflection

Image | 25 May, 2009 at 18:09

A polar bear photographed from the deck of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, in drifting and unconsolidated sea ice in Kane Basin, off Cape Clay, at a position of 79 57.359N 064 51.120W.

MY Arctic Sunrise Crew in Greenland

Image | 28 June, 2009 at 3:00

The crew of the Greenpeace ship MY Arctic Sunrise in Greenland. The Arctic Sunrise reaches 'the ice bridge' in the Robeson channel, at 82.4 North, near the border between Greenland and Canada. This is the Southernmost extent of the summer sea ice...

MY Arctic Sunrise at Robeson Channel in Greenland

Image | 29 June, 2009 at 3:00

The Arctic Sunrise prepares to leave 'the ice bridge' in the Robeson channel, at 82.4 North, near the border between Greenland and Canada.

Petermann Glacier in Greenland

Image | 29 June, 2009 at 3:00

View across Petermann Glacier, one of Greenland's largest and most northerly glaciers. Greenpeace are in Greenpeace and leading climate scientists are in Greenland for a 3 month expedition using their icebreaking ship the Arctic Sunrise to gather...

Polar Bear at Robeson Channel in Greenland

Image | 29 June, 2009 at 3:00

30 June - Greenland. A polar bear seen from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise during a scientific expedition to investigate and draw attention to the impacts of climate change.

MY Arctic Sunrise Crew in Greenland

Image | 1 July, 2009 at 3:00

The crew of the Arctic Sunrise in Greenland. The Arctic Sunrise reached 'the ice bridge' in the Robeson channel, at 82.4 North, near the border between Greenland and Canada. This is the Southernmost extent of the summer sea ice which usually...

Glaciologist Dr Alan Hubbard on Arctic Sunrise

Image | 2 July, 2009 at 3:00

Alan Hubbard a glaciologist from University Of Wales, Aberystwyth is working on the Petermann glacier.

Polar Explorer Eric Philips on the Peterman Glacier

Image | 6 July, 2009 at 3:00

Polar explorer and expert in glacier travel Eric Philips volunteers to rig mooring lines around a solid bollard of ice on the front of the Petermann glacier.

Glaciologist Dr Richard Bates on Arctic Sunrise

Image | 6 July, 2009 at 3:00

Geophysicist Dr Richard Bates, of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St. Andrews, working on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise.

Kayak in front of a tributary glacier next to the Petermann glacier

Image | 6 July, 2009 at 3:00

Radio operator Texas Constantine from Canada paddles a kayak in front of a tributary glacier next to the Petermann glacier.

Polar Oceans in Peril
...and a planet at risk

Publication | 6 July, 2009 at 17:08

The Arctic and the Antarctic are under assault - from the impacts of rapidly accelerating climate change; from increased industrialisation; and from the unchecked consumption of our planet's resources.

Melt Water on the Petermann Glacier in Greenland

Image | 11 July, 2009 at 3:00

A lake of melt water on the surface of the Petermann glacier. The surface of the glacier is covered with pools and lakes like this.

Urgent action needed as Arctic ice melts

Feature story | 15 July, 2009 at 2:00

Arctic ice is melting at an unprecedented rate. As scientists on board the Arctic Sunrise gather more data showing the urgency of the situation, world leaders stay inactive.

Arctic Sunrise route

Image | 15 July, 2009 at 2:00

The route followed by the Arctic Sunrise during the 2009 Arctic Impacts expedition.

Glaciologist Dr Jason Box on Petermann Glacier

Image | 15 July, 2009 at 18:05

Glaciologist Dr Jason Box adjusts his remote time-lapse cameras which are trained across Petermann Glacier.

Polar bears 1440x900

Generic multimedia item | 27 August, 2009 at 18:01

Climate change is threatening the future of the polar bear - download this screensaver to remind you of what we want to protect.

Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | 2 September, 2009 at 2:00

A climate tipping point is looming closer every day in the Arctic. The more we find out about the Polar Regions, the more we realise that what we know about the impact of feedback effects has been underestimated. Recent discoveries highlight the...

Associate scientist Fiamma Straneo from the

Image | 2 September, 2009 at 15:15

Associate scientist Fiamma Straneo from the physical oceanography department at Woods Hole Oceaonographic Institution, at work on the deck of the Arctic Sunrise.

The settlement of Tasilaq in Greenland

Image | 2 September, 2009 at 17:42

The settlement of Tasilaq in Greenland where the Arctic Sunrise stopped to re-supply for its expedition.

Climate Science

Image | 15 September, 2009 at 18:45

Scientists Keith Jackson and Steve Comeau drill holes in an ice floe to fix sea ice thickness measuring equipment. Greenpeace is in the Arctic, with a team of scientists researching the effects of climate change on fast depleting sea ice.

Annual minimum area of Arctic sea-ice extent announced

Feature story | 18 September, 2009 at 2:00

The minimum area of summer Arctic sea-ice extent was reported this week to have plummeted to the third-lowest level in recorded history. This is Earth's way of saying that we're reaching the limits of what the planet can sustain.

World Leaders block shipment of Arctic coal at the top of the world

Press release | 2 October, 2009 at 13:27

Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and other world leaders today finally took action on climate change by preventing a shipment of coal from being loaded onto a transport ship from a mine in Svalbard, 1400 km from the North Pole. The activist heads of...

As UN climate talks in Bangkok progress at snail’s pace, Greenpeace takes action...

Press release | 5 October, 2009 at 18:36

UN climate talks in Bangkok today limp into their second week with little prospect of reaching a climate saving deal in Copenhagen later this year without serious action from the rich countries. Meanwhile, Greenpeace activists have taken action...

About the Expedition

Background | 12 October, 2009 at 14:18

The melting of the Greenland ice sheet is not only a clear sign of Global Warming, it is also a dire threat to the rest of the world.

Putting a stop to the Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Should the oil companies be allowed to take advantage of melting ice to drill for more oil in the warming Arctic? Should industrial fishing fleets be allowed to chase the last remnants of fished-out stocks into the areas where ice has previously...

April 8: A solar plane; a palm oil retreat; and a landmark treaty, ready to be signed

Blog entry by danielkramb | 8 April, 2010

Sunrise over a cleared peatland forest near Teluk Meranti in Kampar Peninsula. The good news first: the prototype of a solar-powered plane has had its first full test flight – and it went well. The plane, which has the same wingspan...

Save the Arctic

Topic | 15 April, 2010 at 13:20

Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. The Arctic is under threat from both climate change and increased oil drilling.

April 28: Greenpeace actions in Sweden, Turkey against dirty energy; BP blocked...

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 April, 2010

This blog entry was originally written by Melissa on April 28th, but due to our website migration appears to be from a different date and author. Thirty Greenpeace activists in Stockholm have shut down the office of...

Gulf of Mexico oil spill worsens

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 April, 2010 6 comments

Written by Almudena, this is a round up of the day's news featuring Greenpeace issues.   Rivers of oil spreading over the ocean after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform Explosion Five times more oil a day than...

More catastrophic oil spills to come

Blog entry by Brian | 8 May, 2010 6 comments

As we tap out the last of the Earth's "easy oil," exploration moves into more experimental territory. Riskier territory. More remote and, too often, more environmentally vulnerable territory.  As our world continues in its...

Greenpeace heads to Arctic to investigate urgent ocean threats

Press release | 12 May, 2010 at 16:15

KIEL, Germany, Greenpeace today announced its ‘Arctic Under Pressure Expedition’ in which it will join with leading scientists to investigate the most urgent threats to the Arctic Ocean: ocean acidification, melting of the sea ice due to climate...

Expedition launch: Arctic Under Pressure

Feature story | 12 May, 2010 at 16:20

We are returning to the Arctic Ocean with our ship the Esperanza this month to reinforce the urgent need to protect one of the most pristine and fragile environments on Earth.

One Drill Too Far

Blog entry by Juliette | 17 May, 2010 2 comments

Paul Horsman is a Greenpeace campaigner, currently in Louisiana to assess the destruction from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Below is an update he sent from the bayou.   Here in the southern US the land doesn’t just...

2010 expedition map

Background | 21 May, 2010 at 18:34

Maps of the expedition.

Arctic drilling next? Hell no!

Blog entry by Juliette | 24 May, 2010 5 comments

John Hocevar is an oceans campaigner with Greenpeace USA. With the Deepwater Horizon disaster strong in everyone's mind, once again, oil drilling must be opposed: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and a group of Senators were visiting...

On Board the Esperanza

Image | 25 May, 2010 at 13:42

Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. In summer 2010, Greenpeace sailed to one of the most fragile regions on our planet to witness the impacts of the carbon-based economy on this pristine environment and to help...

Esperanza in Svalbard

Image | 25 May, 2010 at 15:30

Our ship, Esperanza, is in the Arctic and has just finished setting up a cutting edge scientific research project with leading scientists to study the effects of ocean acidification. Ocean chemistry is changing as more carbon dioxide from fossil...

What is Texas doing in the Arctic?

Blog entry by LisaV | 26 May, 2010 4 comments

Texas, radio operator on board the Esperanza in the Arctic ,  tells us about their journey to Svalbard and what will be happening there soon. Sunny days!  24 hours of it.  It's been like that for a week or so now but the cloud...

Arctic drilling - not this year, not ever?

Blog entry by JulietteH | 27 May, 2010 1 comment

Like most people following closely news of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, it didn’t escape us this morning that the Obama administration had leaked news that Arctic drilling plans will be suspended for this summer. Like less...

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