Climbers in survival pod stop Arctic oil rig

Video | 29 May, 2011

Greenpeace activists scale the underside of the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson oil rig and secure an Arctic survival pod hanging 30 meters above freezing seas with enough food and water to stay put for ten days. Their action will prevent the rig starting dangerous deep water drilling 100 miles west of the Greenland coast. The rig is due to begin deep water oil exploration for wildcat oil company Cairn Energy, which is leading the new Arctic oil rush.

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Philippines coal action

Generic multimedia item | 10 November, 2005 at 1:00

Phone call between Australian activist Shannon and Derek, web editor on board the Rainbow Warrior after Greenpeace activists were badly beaten by personel from the Masinloc coal power plant in Zambales, Philippines. The activists were protesting...

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Generic multimedia item | 9 November, 2005 at 1:00

Did you know that every time you use a Kleenex® brand tissue, you're not only wiping your nose, you're wiping away a bit of ancient forests?

Amazon Drought

Generic multimedia item | 30 October, 2005 at 2:00

The Amazon is experiencing the worst drought in more than 40 years, and experts believe that global warming and massive deforestation are to blame.

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Generic multimedia item | 27 October, 2005 at 2:00

One of the worst droughts in living memory strikes Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Severe water shortage and damage to agriculture has affected millions. Extreme weather patterns such as this are caused by global warming.

Yellow River at risk

Generic multimedia item | 14 October, 2005 at 3:00

China's mighty Yellow River originates on the Tibetan Plateau but is under threat from global warming.

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