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  • Oil on the bottom of the Gulf

    Blogpost by Kert Davies - 28 September, 2010 at 11:56 2 comments

    Now that was a totally new experience! Last night I got to touch clay and mud fresh from the bottom of the sea, 1,300 meters (4,000 feet) deep in the Gulf of Mexico. That was fun. Today we pulled up a sample and opened the lid to see little patch... Read more >

  • Caption contest: Big Ship

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 27 September, 2010 at 16:57 8 comments

    The story:Four Greenpeace environmental campaigners swim out in front of a giant oil drilling ship, operated by the US energy giant Chevron, in open seas in an effort to halt its progress towards a deep water drilling site off Scotland. The four ... Read more >

  • Our swimmers halt the Stena Carron again

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - 26 September, 2010 at 19:31

    Activist in front of the Stena Carron

    Our swimmers put themselves in the path of the gigantic drilling ship Stena Carron - forcing it to a halt.

    Full update on our Go Beyond Oil site. Read more >

  • The pod may be down, but we're not done yet.

    Blogpost by James - 25 September, 2010 at 21:27

    After 100 incredible hours on Chevron’s anchor chain our occupation is over. The pod has come down. But we’re not leaving Shetland, yet.

    Shadown of an activist standing on top of the pod.

    I just got back from watching Timo and Naz lower the half-tonne pod, where with help from Victor in the safety ... Read more >

  • Being a Greenpeace oceans campaigner I haven’t eaten tuna for years. But, how about my little nephew? He recently asked me for a tuna pizza. I told him that there’s a good chance that sharks, turtles or baby tuna could have died for the tuna on his pi... Read more >

  • Caption contest: Pink Dolphins

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 24 September, 2010 at 13:27 10 comments

    The story: A Greenpeace volunteer waves a windsock with a message that reads “Unplug a Nuclear Future” in Thong Ching bay in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, 610 kilometers South of Bangkok. Thong Ching Beach is one of the proposed sites for the con... Read more >

  • Sinar Mas gets ultimatum from RSPO over palm oil and deforestation

    Blogpost by Ian Duff - 24 September, 2010 at 12:56 1 comment

    At last, the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is threatening action following the release last month of the independent audit commissioned by Sinar Mas, which showed that the company had been breaking Indonesian law and RSPO rules.

    On Sept... Read more >

  • Environment award for Ozone Champion

    Blogpost by Alexandra - 24 September, 2010 at 0:30 1 comment

    Janos Maté just received the “2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Montreal Protocol Award” for his work with us to protect the ozone layer and the climate over the past 18 years. The award ceremony took place at the Canadian Embassy in Washingto... Read more >

  • Ship blog: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Blogpost by James - 23 September, 2010 at 21:30 3 comments

    Well the good news is that our occupation of Chevron’s deepwater drill ship has reached the end of its third day and is still going strong.  Timo and Naz are currently up in the pod and the word from them is that they could hardly be happier.  La... Read more >

  • Caption contest: The Pod

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 23 September, 2010 at 13:24 13 comments

    The story: Greenpeace campaigners who yesterday stopped the Chevron's Stena Carron oil platform from leaving Scotland to drill a deep water well have attached a purpose-built reinforced "survival pod" to its huge anchor chain and say they now have t... Read more >

  • Ship blog: Many ways to skin a (metaphorical) cat

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 22 September, 2010 at 23:16

    The Arctic Sunrise is currently pitching her way through a healthy swell, somewhere south of Louisiana. I’d been facetiously complaining that I didn't get anywhere near a rodeo while we were in Galveston, Texas – so now I get to be a buckaroo at my... Read more >

  • Love for the pod

    Blogpost by James - 22 September, 2010 at 22:00

    Following a heroic 24 hours by Anais and Victor in the tent suspended off the anchor chain, today we stepped it all up a notch by bringing in a purpose-built half-tonne survival pod.

    I say ‘we’ but in fact I just sat on the safety b... Read more >

  • Going Beyond Oil

    Blogpost by Philip Radford - 22 September, 2010 at 17:24

    Despite the overwhelming evidence that Big Oil's reckless pursuit of the last remaining oil reserves (and ever-more exorbitant profits) is disastrous for the planet, governments of the world are still greenlighting dangerous deepwater drilling pr... Read more >

  • Jamie writes...

    We've stepped up our action in the waters off Shetland where - in addition to climbers Victor and Anais on the anchor chain of the Stena Carron – a custom-built survival pod has been brought into play. Two metres in diameter and ... Read more >

  • James on the Espernanza writes...

    It’s been a hectic day - but a successful one.

    We heard at our ship’s briefing this morning at 0800 that our friends were going to attempt to get on Chevron’s massive Stena Carren rig in the next coup... Read more >

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