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Getting the Arctic 30 home

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | December 3, 2013

Australian activist Colin Russell has finally been released from a St. Petersburg detention center, the last of the Arctic 30 detainees to be freed on bail after the seizure of the Greenpeace International ship  Arctic Sunrise  more...

Are big companies using spurious copyright claims to try to stop our viral film...

Blog entry by James Turner | July 13, 2014

This week we released a short creative film which explores the relationship between Shell and LEGO, the world's most popular toy company. We're calling on LEGO to ditch its co-branding deal with Shell, a company that wants to drill in...

Dear LEGO employees...

Blog entry by Ian Duff | July 23, 2014

Hi. My name is Ian and I'm a campaigner with Greenpeace. I'm also a new dad and a big fan of LEGO. She's a little young now, but I know that in a few years my baby girl will be building her own dreams out of your colourful little...

How the peaceful protest at Prirazlomnaya made positive change in Russia

Blog entry by Maria Favorskaya | August 18, 2014

The dramatic Greenpeace International action at Prirazlomnaya in September 2013 is mostly infamous for causing a lot of problems for the 28 activists, two freelance journalists and the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. But what media...

A polar bear nursery, a Russian oil company and one of the most beautiful islands on...

Blog entry by Maria Favorsky | November 14, 2014

Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean is a distant land of polar bears and whales, northern lights and shining ice. It's also a nature reserve and one of only two UNESCO Natural Heritage sites in the Arctic. It should be the most peaceful...

Seismic testing stopped in Norway but coming soon to Northland

Blog entry by Mike Smith | August 22, 2014

Seismic testing for oil in the Arctic Barents Sea, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has been stopped one month ahead of schedule 4 days after Greenpeace exposed it to the media. But off the coast of Northland in...

Norway in sneak attack on the Arctic

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | August 22, 2014

The Esperanza has been in Svalbard, in the Arctic, for a few weeks now and we recently became aware of something urgent and disturbing. A seismic company called Dolphin Geophysical, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, ...

Twelve Nobel Prize Winners, a Beatle, and the Pope Can’t All Be Wrong

Blog entry by Nick Young | April 14, 2016

On September 18, 2013, two Greenpeace International activists were arrested during a peaceful protest in the Russian Arctic. A week later, the entire 30-member crew of their ship was in a Russian jail awaiting trial on charges of...

Lights, camera, direct action: 6 times Emma Thompson spoke up for the planet

Blog entry by Danielle Boobyer | April 28, 2016

All rights reserved . Credit: Greenpeace Today Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie are occupying a fracking site. The actors are using whisks, spoons & cake to challenge fracking with their unusual protest - the  Frack Free Bake...

Why we are taking Arctic oil to court

Blog entry by Ingrid Skjoldvær and Truls Gulowsen | October 25, 2016

With this historic court case a new generation is now taking action to stop oil companies from kidnapping our future.  Nature & Youth and Greenpeace Nordic, alongside a broad coalition, have filed an unprecedented people-powered legal...

Finding heart in the melting Arctic

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | September 20, 2012

The record has already been broken – but it is about to be shattered. This isn't the kind of record you wish to remember and tell your grandchildren about. This is no tale of great sporting achievement like Usain Bolt smashing...

LIVE BLOG: New action to stop Russian oil giant Gazprom's oil platform in the Arctic

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | August 27, 2012

Final Update  -5am CET: Their final moment was a picture of determination and they're down - but not out. For five days and nights the crew of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise confronted the Russian oil giant Gazprom in a bid to...

1 million names, legal threat spur Arctic campaign

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | July 23, 2012

Yesterday in Amsterdam, I was served with an urgent fax from Shell, the world’s wealthiest oil company, whom in the past weeks Greenpeace offices have been vigorously and prominently campaigning against in the Save The Arctic drive...

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 Frozen Waltz

Blog entry by Henning Reinton | August 31, 2011

Ever had that dream where your house moved while you were sleeping in your bed? Where you wake up and walk out the door to find that your house has pulled up its roots and drifted down the valley to where the river meets the sea? ...

BREAKING: Polar Bears occupy Cairn's HQ, and they're at your service

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 18, 2011

A few moments ago, fifty polar bears entered and occupied Cairn Energy's headquarters in Edinburgh, England. Their purpose? To look for Cairn's elusive Arctic oil spill response plan, and to take your messages to the heart of the...

Peaceful activism: 1, billionaire oil company: 0

Blog entry by JulietteH | October 6, 2012

It’s not often that one of the world’s richest companies doesn't get what it wants. But today in a Dutch court, Shell not only failed to win the sweeping injunction it applied for, but was told in quite forceful terms that it must...

Thank you times two million!

Blog entry by Martin Norman | October 4, 2012

When you're as far north as we are right now, communications come to you like telegrams; they're few and far between, and only the most important make it through. So when Steve, the radio operator on board the Arctic Sunrise,...

Arctic melting: the science behind the ice

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 21, 2012

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) ended the wait on Wednesday, announcing what many already had expected: that the Arctic sea ice extent had not only hit a record low, it had dramatically receded to levels not previously...

SUCCESS! Shell stops Arctic oil drilling for this year #savethearctic

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | September 17, 2012

You did it. For over six months, huge numbers of us have been pressuring Shell to stay out of the Arctic. Well this morning, company bosses announced they were scrapping their oil drilling programme for this year. It's a huge victory...

A letter to President Putin

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 31, 2012

Dear Mr. President, I write these lines to you on board the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, as we leave the Russian economic zone waters north of the Kola Peninsula. You may be aware that for the last 5 days people from our...

Taking action from the Arctic Sunrise

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 28, 2012

This message was sent by our campaigner Dima Litvinov who is on-board the Arctic Sunrise in the Pechora Sea… " Root out the black shame from your heart, calmly and indifferently, I covered my ears with my hands " A. Akhamtova Anna...

From hope to despair

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 22, 2012

The Future we Want is nowhere to be found in the already agreed Rio+20 outcome text, which world leaders are now rubber stamping and Greenwashing. The spin cycle has begun. At the same time some 20,000 people marched on the streets...

Arctic sea ice decline breaking records over 1,000 years old

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | November 24, 2011

According to a new paper in Nature, sea ice in the Arctic is now declining at a pace and scale not seen for over a thousand years. It estimates that after decades of decline, the amount of ice locked away in the High North is now 2...

Destroying the Arctic for a three-year fix

Blog entry by James - Greenpeace UK | May 13, 2011

How much oil lies under that Arctic ice? 90 billion barrels, according to the US Geological Survey . But, how much really is that? If you ask an oil company, that’s a huge amount. With a barrel of oil over the hundred dollar mark...

Telling the Arctic Truth

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | April 24, 2013

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”  — Oscar Wilde With so much at stake in the Arctic, and so much mind-boggling corporate ineptitude at play in places like...

I ❤ the Arctic on an Auckland beach

Blog entry by Katharina Wallner | April 22, 2013

70 beats per Minute. That’s 4200 beats per hour. My heart goes out the Arctic today – beating as one with 59 others assembled today at Piha beach to express our love. Love for the arctic, love for the future generations, love for our...

Thousands gathering today to spell out I LOVE ARCTIC

Blog entry by Markus Power, Volunteer Coordinator | April 22, 2013

It was the 5th of October last year when more than 20 of my colleagues and I met in Paris. We are all Volunteer Coordinators here at Greenpeace, and the question that took us to France on that day was "How can we take our demands for...

Interactive Map of the Arctic

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | April 16, 2013

Into the Arctic  is a digital, interactive map we just launched today with the North Pole at its centre. The map features a number of static and dynamic layers that visualise the beauty of the Arctic, the threats it faces and our...

At the North Pole, A New World - #2thePole

Blog entry by James Turner | April 12, 2013

I'm writing this inside a small yellow tent on the frozen Arctic Ocean, while shoveling snow into a kettle. I'm on my way to the North Pole with a  group of young people  to declare it protected and call for a sanctuary there. Today...

In Pod We Trust

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | April 8, 2013

Every couple of months, something bizarre happens at work that convinces me I must have one of the strangest jobs on the planet. And these moments often come in the form of a question. Questions like, “Did One Direction’s tweet...

Warming up for the North Pole, keeping a promise we made

Blog entry by Iris Andrews | April 4, 2013

Last June, as we launched our campaign to  save the Arctic , we made a promise. We promised that if a million joined our movement, we would take their names to the North Pole and plant them on the seabed 4km beneath the ice as...

Wanted: Polar explorers. No experience required.

Blog entry by James Turner | March 26, 2013

In just over two weeks I will be standing on the frozen Arctic ocean, preparing to ski to the North Pole. I'll be wearing four layers of fleece and a special hat that someone knitted for me. In my pockets I'll carry some almond...

One month until Arctic gatherings in 32 countries

Blog entry by mmcnicol | March 22, 2013

While 16 of our colleagues and friends gear up for an epic journey to the North Pole next month, volunteers and activists around the world are preparing to take the Arctic to their communities and politicians. Thousands of people...

The word is out: Shell 'screwed up' in 2012

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | March 18, 2013

No truer words were said than US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar when he bluntly pointed out on Thursday that Shell "screwed up in 2012" during its chaotic attempt to drill for Arctic oil. In a damning assessment of Shell's...

Shell abandons 2013 Arctic drilling: Timeline of Greenpeace’s Shell campaign

Blog entry by C Sharp | February 28, 2013

For those of you who missed any of the drama from Shell’s season in the Arctic, the finale revealed-SPOILER ALERT-that 2013 Arctic drilling is a no go. While Greenpeace welcomes this news with a “hip hip hooray”, it’s not a huge...

Oh Council, where art thou?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | February 5, 2013

While the thought of official councils — with their high-level policy workshops and multilateral task forces — is enough to send most sensible people into fits of abysmal loathing, there is one such council that anyone passionate about...

Shell's Arctic oil rig hits the rocks

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | January 3, 2013

In another example of why drilling for oil in the Arctic is such a monumentally bad idea, Shell’s drilling rig, the Kulluk , has run aground off the island of Sitkalidak, near Kodiak in Alaska. The ancient rig was being towed...

President of Kiribati visits the Arctic

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | September 29, 2014

In September 2014 Anote Tong, President of the Pacific Republic of Kiribati, journeyed to the Arctic to see first hand the melting Arctic glaciers that are affecting his drowning Pacific paradise. Sea levels are rising faster in the...

Is there a future for Greenland without Arctic oil?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | March 17, 2014

For the past four years I've been visiting the beautiful country of Greenland, trying to prevent dangerous oil drilling that would cause havoc to the unique and fragile wildlife and nature here. But ever since I started working in...

How big oil tries to win us over using stealth tactics

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | June 13, 2014

What does it take to run a successful, modern oil company? You'd be forgiven for thinking it's just drills, pipelines, and lawyers. But there's an even more crucial element - the trust and approval of people like you and me. One...

And the OSPAR goes to… the Arctic!

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | April 28, 2015

Yes, that is not a typo. The OSPAR Award. A long awaited Award that the Arctic well deserves. But, what is an OSPAR? The OSPAR Convention is an international agreement of 15 European countries (Arctic and non Arctic states)...

11 moments that broke the internet in 2015

Blog entry by Stefanus Wongsodiredjo | December 31, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we reflect back on some of the people powered moments that pulled our heart strings, filled us with passion or simply inspired us. Here are a few of them, from Greenpeace and beyond... 1. Imagine if we...

5 lesser-known threats to the fragile Arctic Ocean

Blog entry by Emily Buchanan | April 19, 2016

You probably know that climate change is melting Arctic ice  with astonishing speed . And while some hear a warning bell, others see a business opportunity. As Arctic ice disappears, oil companies and fishing fleets are moving further...

Your voice will reach the Arctic

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | June 3, 2016

If you're reading this, you're probably one of eight million people who dream of there being a sanctuary in the Arctic. And a year ago, you quite likely had a good feeling when you discovered that your voice, combined with others',...

2013: The Year In Photos

Blog entry by Feature Story | January 6, 2014

The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in...

“For God’s sake look after our people”

Blog entry by Joss Garman, Greenpeace UK | January 18, 2012

Staring out at the bright, open, broken plains of Arctic sea ice back in September , more than once I was struck by the thought of the early explorers who first trekked across similar icescapes at both of the frozen ends of the ...

No oil in the Arctic for Cairn, but hazardous chemicals aplenty


Blog entry by Bex, Greenpeace UK | October 3, 2011

zoom   Yesterday brought the news that yet another Cairn well off Greenland - the sixth so far - has come up dry . The Delta-1 well will be plugged and abandoned and Cairn now has to pin its hopes for this...

Shell: "Something has gone wrong here"

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 19, 2011

Shell has apologised for the North Sea oil spill and for its own lack of transparency saying: "The fact is something has gone wrong here, so whatever risk assessment we made about the condition of these pipes has proven to be wrong...

The Battle for the Arctic Begins Here

Blog entry by Travis Nichols | October 11, 2012

More than 2 million people have joined the movement to Save the Arctic since it began earlier this year, and last night 3 million more got to see why. On ABC Nightline – the top-rated late night program in America – ...

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