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Lucy Lawless launches global campaign to save the Arctic: Greenpeace to plant a...

Press release | June 22, 2012 at 6:18

Auckland 22/6/12: At a press conference at the UN Earth Summit in Rio this morning (at approximately 01:30hrs NZ time), New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless launched an ambitious plan to declare a global sanctuary in the High Arctic.

We will return to the Arctic

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 19, 2012

The Arctic holds a special significance for Greenpeace. The campaign that gave birth to our movement over 40 years ago stopped nuclear testing in Alaska. Many people thought a nuclear test in Alaska wouldn't affect them. But if you...

Leaving Seattle to Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | June 15, 2012

And we’re off! On Tuesday morning the Esperanza left Seattle to head for Alaska, the Bering Sea and the Arctic. As we sailed up the Puget Sound and out onto the Pacific, the beauty of the surrounding waters, islands and mountains was...

Lucy Lawless: Guilty, not sorry

Blog entry by Lucy Lawless | June 15, 2012

Several months ago, I found myself on the precipice of committing a crime. I was crouched in darkness with a bunch of Greenpeace activists, preparing to occupy a Shell drilling ship bound for the Arctic. I was suppressing the urge to...

Greenpeace activists plead guilty to charges of being unlawfully on a ship/appeal to...

Press release | June 14, 2012 at 11:32

Auckland, The eight Greenpeace activists arrested before and during an occupation of a Shell-chartered drillship were today remanded at large for sentencing on September 14 at the New Plymouth District Court, after pleading guilty to charges of...

Greenpeace, the Yes Men and the inside story of #ShellFail

Blog entry by James Turner | June 9, 2012

Shell has spent billions trying to persuade the world that Arctic drilling is not as obscene as it really is. The company opens its giant war chest every time it needs to put a message in front of the public, or wants to gain access to...

Russia’s oil leaks – a forgotten disaster

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | May 25, 2012

It’s late in the evening, but the sun has not yet settled here in Usinsk in the northernmost part of Russia where my Russian colleague and I arrived in a storming blizzard a few days ago. Located just at the border of the Arctic,...

From Whangarei to the Baltic Sea to #SaveTheArctic

Blog entry by James Bellamy | May 4, 2012

By the time you read this I will be in a Greenpeace boat in the Baltic Sea to confront the ice-breaker Nordica that Shell has contracted to help it drill for oil in the Arctic. As I write this I don't know how things will turn out but...

New Zealander in protest over Shell’s Arctic oil plans

Press release | May 4, 2012 at 16:45

New Zealander James Bellamy is this afternoon (NZ time) part of a Greenpeace Nordic team of activists that are involved in a stand-off at sea with a Shell-contracted icebreaker, the Nordica, that is on its way to the Arctic to support the...

Greenpeace Nordic intercepts Shell ship (again)

Blog entry by Juliette | May 4, 2012

Greenpeace Nordic activists today intercepted at open sea and boarded a Shell-contracted icebreaker, the Nordica, to continue its protest against the oil major’s destructive plans to start drilling in the pristine Arctic region .

BREAKING: Activists occupy Arctic-bound icebreaker in Finland

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 2, 2012

Live streaming of Greenpeace Nordic activists occupying a Shell-contracted icebreaker in Helsinki harbour. Dozens of Greenpeace Nordic activists have boarded and occupied a Shell-contracted icebreaker in Helsinki harbour as it...

The top five lessons not learnt from Deepwater Horizon

Blog entry by JulietteH | April 21, 2012

The second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster is upon us - and looking at the lessons the oil industry got from it, you’d think it never happened. Here are the most important points governments and oil companies didn’t...

Greenpeace activists remanded for another two weeks

Press release | April 18, 2012 at 11:44

The eight Greenpeace activists arrested during their occupation of a Shell-chartered drillship were today remanded for a further two weeks, till May 3rd, pending ongoing negotiations over the charges they will face.

The financial risks of Arctic drilling

Blog entry by Charlie Kronick - Greenpeace UK | April 13, 2012

For the past couple of years, Greenpeace has been ringing the bell , taking action and highlighting the risks and dangers of drilling for oil in the Arctic, the last great wilderness on Earth, and one of the most fragile...

Lessons from the Elgin gas leak: why we must stop Shell's Arctic drilling

Blog entry by Bex | April 5, 2012

Ten days after the leak began, Total is still struggling to contain the gas pouring from its North Sea Elgin platform, citing bad weather as the cause of the delays. Yet, in just 100 days’ time, Shell wants to start drilling for oil in...

Shell granted legal injunction against Greenpeace

Blog entry by Dave Howells - Greenpeace USA | March 30, 2012

Greepeace USA has gotten notice that a federal judge in Alaska granted a preliminary injunction against us which will remain in place until October 31st 2012, the end of Shell Oil’s ‘drilling window’ in Alaska. This is another step...

Obama goes back to the future with Shell in the Arctic

Blog entry by Dan Howells, Greenpeace USA | March 30, 2012

Today, the US Government approved Shell’s oil spill response plan for the Beaufort Sea, a remote expanse of ocean that must count as one of the most wild and untouched places on earth. This is the second response plan to get the...

With rights come responsibilities

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson, Greenpeace Nordic | March 30, 2012

I’m in sunny Stockholm this week, spring is here for sure and woolly hats and gloves are yet again stored away for next winter.  In a grand Natural History museum not so far from where I work sit scientists, Indigenous...

Exposing oil exploitation in the Russian Arctic - #savethearctic

Blog entry by JulietteH | March 29, 2012

The Arctic Council is meeting in Stockholm today, and government representatives will discuss the sustainability – or not - of Arctic oil. We received this video yesterday from our colleagues in Russia who have just returned from...

23 years later and Shell has learned nothing from the Exxon Valdez disaster

Blog entry by Dan Howells, Greenpeace USA | March 25, 2012

Twenty-three years ago the Exxon Valdez ran aground at Bligh Reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound. The tanker spilled eleven million gallons of oil into the water, fouled 1,500 miles of Alaska’s coast and killed hundreds of...

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