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Seeking justice for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Sergey Golubok and Kristin Casper | March 18, 2014

Today, we launched a case at the  European Court of Human Rights  on behalf of the  Arctic 30,  who spent two months in Russian jail for a peaceful protest to save the Arctic. The 30 individuals are requesting "just compensation"...

Five reasons the Arctic is officially AWESOME (ecologically and biologically speaking)

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | June 11, 2014

I often sit at my desk imagining that I am an alien. Bear with me. I am not totally insane. I just think it would be interesting to land on this little blue and green planet for the first time, and see the world that we so often take...

Lego and Shell - FAQs

Blog entry by Sondhya Gupta | July 2, 2014

What has Lego got to do with the Arctic? Lego has a longstanding relationship with Shell, with plans to renew its deal later this year. Shell wants to drill for oil in the Arctic. The only reason they’re able to do this is...

It's time to separate the sponsor from the sport

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 26, 2013

Much like the movement to save the Arctic, Grand Prix fans are made up of all sorts of people. I would know — I was a big fan of the sport growing up. Is it possible that a lifelong environmental and social justice activist can harbor...

6 men in balaclavas break into grounds of Greenpeace office in Russia

Blog entry by James Sadri | October 21, 2013

Security camera footage from the Greenpeace office in Murmansk - where campaigners and lawyers are working to  free the Arctic 30  - shows six men in balaclavas jumping the fence and breaking into the grounds of the shared building. ...

Creative forces behind environmentalism, lit by the Mediterranean sun

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | June 24, 2013

Cannes and Greenpeace; not normally two things you'd link together. This year, however, Greenpeace made its presence known as the Southern French town glitzed and glamoured its way through summer film and media festivals. Greenpeace...

Video: how to climb the tallest building in western Europe

Blog entry by Victoria Henry | July 25, 2013

Since the six of us climbed the Shard, many people have asked: how did we do it? How much training did it take? How did we go to the toilet? Now I can show you. The behind-the-scenes film of our climb captures the planning,...

Can dolphins hear Arctic drilling even before it starts?

Blog entry by Christy Ferguson | August 15, 2013

“This is Christy Ferguson, calling from the bridge of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise ... On behalf of Greenpeace and over 3 million Arctic Defenders around the world, we demand that you cease all preparations for oil drilling and...

YouTube takes down Greenpeace Shell video

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | August 28, 2013

Video of our rather hilarious hijack of Sunday's Shell-sponsored Formula 1 ceremony has been pulled by YouTube following a "Copyright" (AKA "Embarrassment") complaint. While the take down appears to have been ordered by the Formula 1...

Every act of peaceful rebellion adds up

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 19, 2013

I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning with my stomach in knots as I scrambled to check my twitter feed and email. It was five a.m. but I was wide awake; physically in Amsterdam but my heart in Russia where I knew that five of...

Arctic 30 to be held in Russian jail pending piracy investigation

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | September 27, 2013

Today in a court in Murmansk, Russia, the Arctic 30 were seen by six judges. No charges were laid, but all 30 are still being detained; 22 are being held for two months as Russian authorities pursue an investigation around piracy...

World’s top climate scientists give us hope for a better future IF we act now

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | September 30, 2013

Thirty crew members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are  in prison in Russia,  because they took peaceful action against oil drilling in the Arctic, intending to change the grim future we are constructing for ourselves and the...

Sini, the quiet hero

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | October 8, 2013

My friend Sini Saarela is in jail in Murmansk, along with many other Greenpeace International activists. They are some of the first people in the world to face long jail sentences because they followed their conviction and acted...

Letter to New Zealand from Tony Haussmann, brother of David Haussmann

Blog entry by Tony Haussmann | October 12, 2013

This is an open letter to New Zealand from the family of David Haussmann, one of the 'Arctic 30' detained in Russia on charges of piracy following a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. It was originally published in...

Battling extreme weather on Mt Everest to join the call to #FreeTheArctic30

Blog entry by Zhong Yu | October 21, 2013

I've been to Mount Everest four times: first to climb, then twice to investigate glacial evidence of climate change. This year I thought I came back to ride. My friend Nancy and I rode 1,500 kilometres on bicycles over the course of...

Don’t believe the hype – hooliganism is hardly better than piracy

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | October 24, 2013

Earlier this evening Russian authorities offered the Arctic 30 — currently being held in a freezing jail in Murmansk — what looked like a legal olive branch by dropping piracy charges and replacing them with ones of "hooliganism." ...

Gazprom vs. Greenpeace Arctic 30

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | November 1, 2013

Russia's overreaction to the Greenpeace Arctic protest — and their ludicrous waffling on the actual charges — will not work out well for Russia. Their extraordinary response will more likely help the global climate movement meet its...

Standing up against dangerous oil drilling - from the Arctic to Aotearoa

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 16, 2013

We’re very close to the site where Texan oil giant Anadarko want to drill, around 110 nautical miles off the west coast of New Zealand. November’s warming sun in our eyes, the stinging salt water on our faces and the whiff of sun cream...

You can’t sink a rainbow, you can’t seize a sunrise

Blog entry by Alex Harris | January 24, 2014

Alex Harris ar the Greenpeace office in London I trembled as I walked through the grounds of Murmansk prison on the 26th September. Inmates watched me and the arrival of the other notorious 29 new prisoners through their cell...

A frosty reception for John Key’s budget from a surprise guest…

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 16, 2014

If you go down to the concrete jungle today, you’re sure to get a surprise. If you’re in town to cut some deals, you’ll never believe your eyes. For there’s a bear who shouldn’t be there. Because she’s losing her home in the Arctic.

Spending a day with Shell

Blog entry by Phil Ball | May 21, 2014

Phil Ball, member of the Arctic30 confronting board and CEO of Shell at the  annual general meeting. May 20 2014, the Hague, Netherlands. Spending a day with Shell. At the Annual General Meeting of the oil major that is. Shell...

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | June 7, 2014

Last night we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk. It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic Sunrise, after...

48 hours of action against LEGO - this is just the start

Blog entry by sara_a | July 21, 2014

Greenpeace activists re-branded LEGO’s Czech factory. Early on Wednesday morning, on an industrial estate in the Czech Republic, our campaign to convince much-loved toy company LEGO to break their partnership with Arctic...

Why my children took part in a playful protest against LEGO's partnership with Shell

Blog entry by Jessica Edberg | July 30, 2014

Jessica Edberg is a mother of two. Her daughter, Lily, aged 7, took part in a playful protest yesterday against LEGO's partnership with Shell. 50 kids in total protested by building three giant LEGO Arctic animals outside of Shell's HQ...

Bringing your voice to Ban Ki-moon

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | September 19, 2014

It has been a fantastic summer. Greenpeace has been in the Arctic for months, bearing witness to its extraordinarily shifting landscape, while challenging short-sighted attempts to find oil and explain to decision-makers that...

A year to save the world? How crucial is 2015?

Blog entry by Nick Young | February 16, 2015

2015 has barely begun, but it has already been called "the most crucial year in decades for the climate battle" and a "watershed" year for sustainable development worldwide. Naomi Klein is convinced that 2015 is a once-in-a-generat...

10 photos that show the power of the #PeopleVsShell

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | July 17, 2015

Shell's Arctic drilling fleet is currently on its way to one of the most remote areas on the planet, and the public spotlight on the oil giant is only getting brighter. Hot on the heels of the inspiring protests against Shell in ...

26 politicians who, unlike Obama, got it right on arctic drilling

Blog entry by Annie Leonard | August 20, 2015

I’ve written quite a bit about the inspirational stories of the activists fighting Shell’s dangerous Arctic drilling plans. These activists and the millions of supporters along with them have made so much noise that drilling in...

President Obama is visiting Alaska to talk climate: Here's what you need to know

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | August 31, 2015

President Obama is visiting Alaska today to put a spotlight on the realities of climate change and to forge his climate legacy. But less than two weeks ago, he granted Shell final approval to drill for oil in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. ...

Five ways seismic blasting threatens whales

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | September 7, 2015

We don't have to look very far back in history to find proof of why offshore oil drilling is a dangerous endeavour. The BP oil blowout and the Exxon-Valdez spill both left surrounding regions devastated, and neither company was able to...

Every 10 seconds...

Blog entry by Elizabeth Monaghan | September 11, 2015

24 hours per day. 7 days per week. For weeks on end. The Arctic Ocean is being blasted by deafening 259 decibel explosions. Why? To map oil deposits under the ocean floor so that Shell and other big oil companies know where to set...

3 Things to Know About Today’s U.S.-Canada Climate Agreement

Blog entry by John Deans, Greenpeace USA | March 11, 2016

President Obama's first hang-out with the new Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau started off with a pretty chill subject: the Arctic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada (left) and President Barack Obama of the U.S.

Shell’s Arctic Dreams End Up on the Scrap Heap

Blog entry by Tim Donaghy | May 31, 2016

Friends dancing on the helideck of the Noble Discoverer in Alang, India. Credit: K. Patel. Source: Facebook One year ago the drill ship  Noble Discoverer   was in Everett, Washington  preparing to head north as one of two drilling...

What happens in the Arctic affects us all

Blog entry by Kirsten Thompson | June 8, 2016

The Arctic is a remote wilderness that is home to some of the most iconic, and threatened, wildlife on Earth, including polar bears, narwhal and Arctic foxes. Few of us have been lucky enough to explore the expanses of sea ice,...

Don’t look now, but there was just a mass exodus of oil companies from the US Arctic

Blog entry by Jason Schwartz | June 13, 2016

With the departure of a Spanish oil company from the Chukchi Sea, only Shell still holds a drilling lease in US Arctic waters. Here’s why an Arctic oil boom never happened and why it probably never will. Now that Spanish oil...

So how did they get that grand piano to the Arctic?

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | June 30, 2016

The Steinway baby grand piano was slung and swung on board in Germany, it was lashed down in the hold and we headed north. We took in a storm off the coast of Norway where green seas were shipped over the pitching bow and portholes...

4 ways you can use the law to call out the fossil fuel industry – join the wave of...

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 9, 2016

The Paris agreement has catapulted us all into a new reality. Governments have signed it, now they must act on it. And meanwhile, a global movement of people against fossil fuels is moving ahead - and you can be a part of it. We are...

7 social media moments that will keep us fighting in 2017

Blog entry by Stefanus Wong | January 5, 2017

If anyone has ever sneered at the idea of slacktivism, 2016 would like to prove them wrong. From fake news to echo chambers to trolls, this year, social media became more than just a “status update”. There are 1.79 billion active...

We are going to court!

Blog entry by Michelle Jonker-Argueta | February 21, 2017

It's time we hold governments accountable for their climate promises; we must protect the pristine Arctic - it's critical for the preservation of our planet for future generations. That’s why we’re taking Arctic oil to court. ...

Catwalk design heading to the North Pole

Blog entry by Vivienne Westwood | April 3, 2013

I really am delighted to support the Save the Arctic campaign. I am incredibly proud of the design that we came up with — and we launched a new T-shirt as part of the collection at Paris fashion week. We superimposed the image on a...

Shell's profit comes at our expense

Blog entry by Isadora Wronski | April 3, 2015

Climate science has made it clear that Arctic oil needs to stay in the ground if we want to avoid the worst impacts from global climate change. We know it and we also know that Shell knows it too. Knowingly going ahead with an...

You did it! Waitrose put Shell relationship on ice

Blog entry by Sara | December 13, 2012

Yesterday we received the great news from the UK that after only 12 days of intensive campaigning Waitrose has announced it has put its partnership with Arctic oil drillers Shell on ice.  After 40,000 emails from Greenpeace...

The Crossing - Exposing Shell's Monster Arctic Oil Rig

Blog entry by Nick Young | April 1, 2015

Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet is on the move, right now — and was even before the US government approved the final permits. As you read this, Shell is transporting an oil rig, the Polar Pioneer, across the Pacific, bound for the...

Russian Indigenous communities clean up Rusvietpetro’s oil spill as company does nothing

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | June 5, 2013

On May 26, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi Indigenous land in Northern Russia. For a week now the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture...

Our blackened boots expose the truth in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by Zhenya Belyakova | June 11, 2013

Right now I am in the Russian Arctic as part of a Greenpeace factfinding mission. We are near a town called Pyt'-Yah, in the Khanty-Mansi region of Siberia, which is surrounded by Rosneft oil fields, the largest public oil company in...

How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley | July 2, 2014

The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the country - nay, the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of...

A BIG win for the Arctic!

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | May 25, 2016

Amazing news! Today an entire industry including major global brands  McDonald’s ,  Tesco ,  Young’s Seafood  and Iglo agreed to push back against destruction of our pristine Arctic waters. Together with the Norwegian Fishing...

Earth is in danger, but only we can save ourselves

Blog entry by Peter Willcox | June 20, 2016

I’ve been a captain for Greenpeace for 35 years, fighting for our environment in every corner of the globe. I’ve confronted polluters, poachers, smugglers, terrorists, criminals – both private and corporate – armies, navies, vigilantes...

Insane PR circus rocks Holland... but it's not that polar bear thing

Blog entry by James Turner | August 24, 2013

"Accidents are as inevitable as breath. There is only one way to fully avoid accidents, and that is to die. When you are dead, no accidents." --  Timur Grigoluk , Polar Partners. The art of public relations is difficult, especially...

Support from the Amazon to the Arctic

Blog entry by Anne Dingwall | November 14, 2013

A small group of us had been working in Manaus, deep in the Amazon, for two years. We were exposing illegal logging operations and making some enemies in the process. The Amazon was isolated and violent.  Assassinations of...

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