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Open letter to the people of Russia

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 25, 2012

Dear Russian friends, You may be aware that this morning at approximately 4am, five activists and I scaled the  Prirazlomnaya  oil platform to take peaceful action against Gazprom’s work in the Arctic, to highlight the dangers of...

Arctic Action LIVE !

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 24, 2012

>>> UPDATE: New action is under way, read more. <<< Prirazlomnaya. It’s certainly a mouthful, but it’s also the new name – and face – of Arctic destruction today. This giant Russian platform is set to be the first...

The end of nature?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald, Greenpeace Denmark | August 20, 2012

It isn’t the first time I’ve been to Usinsk in the very north of Russia, so I shouldn’t be surprised — but once again, I’m shocked. I was here for the first time back in May, where I, together with my colleagues from Greenpeace in...

Polar bears far from home

Blog entry by Will Nickell | August 17, 2012

It was a sunny afternoon, when New Zealand received three new refugees. They were not refugees of war or famine; rather they had been displaced by the relentless advancing march of the oil industry into the pristine Arctic environment...

Greenpeace uncovers Gazprom's expired oil spill response plan

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | August 16, 2012

Greenpeace Russia has uncovered a startling secret that Gazprom has been keeping from the world: its oil spill response plan for the Prirazlomnaya oil platform has expired, meaning any drilling the company undertakes in this part of...

Saving the Arctic and what it’s got to do with Russia

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 14, 2012

Today marks my third visit to Russia, the last being in 2006 when I had the privilege of meeting President Putin to talk about the freedoms with which NGOs can operate in this country. In a curious turn of events, and some six years...

Paula Bear spotted roaming around Festivals

Blog entry by Nic S | August 13, 2012

This European summer we have been busy taking the ‘Save The Arctic’ campaign around the summer festival circuit. So far we have been to Nova , Latitude and WOMAD . Next up is the Wilderness Festival. Our mission was to sign...

How did Shell lose control of the Noble Discoverer drill rig?

Blog entry by Joe Smyth | July 27, 2012

When Shell lost control of its drill rig Noble Discoverer last week near Dutch Harbor, Alaska, many wondered , “How on earth could they have let that happen?” Shell spokespeople in Anchorage claimed that the vessel “drifted near...

Come together, to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Sir Paul McCartney | July 24, 2012

Click here to sign our Arctic Scroll and join the Arctic Rising: http://www.savethearctic.org 1968. That was a hell of a year. The people were on the streets, revolution
 was in the air, we released the White Album, and perhaps...

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...

Arctic Ready, Shell’s Massive Hoax

Blog entry by Travis Nichols | July 20, 2012

Early this morning, Greenpeace mounted a satirical billboard near Shell’s Houston headquarters featuring a family of polar bears branded with the slogan “You can’t run your SUV on cute. Let’s Go.” We chose this ad from the over...

Curious and curiouser: the chaotic case of Shell’s non-Arctic ready Arctic fleet

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | July 20, 2012

UPDATE : Over the weekend, Shell quite literally ran into further problems with its near-farcical attempts to drill in the Arctic when its dilapidated drillship Noble Discoverer appeared to run aground after slipping its...

Twitter competition: #TellShell to stay out of the Arctic and win one of 50 very cool...

Blog entry by JulietteH | July 19, 2012

Shell is getting ready to start exploratory oil drilling off the coast of Alaska. This week, activists all around the world are joining together to save the Arctic and tell the company to halt its dangerous plans . If you’re on...

Live: mass closure of Shell petrol stations in London and Edinburgh

Blog entry by Nic S | July 17, 2012

It's action stations at the petrol stations. Right now, teams of Greenpeace volunteers are shutting Shell forecourts across London and Edinburgh. The teams are fanning out across the two cities, going station to station shutting down...

Greenpeace shows Shell the way forward

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | July 16, 2012

Speaking from within the headquarters of oil major Shell on Friday, the words of Greenpeace Netherlands executive director Sylvia Borren were clear:  "My first move as the new CEO of Shell is simple and effective: no drilling for oil...

Seeing Arctic sea ice in 3D

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | July 16, 2012

Every day of the year, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado, updates it’s satellite image of the Arctic sea ice extent. Presently, we are on track for a historic low this year and it seems the...

New Shell CEO halts Arctic Drilling

Blog entry by Sylvia Borren, new CEO of Shell | July 13, 2012

Today is a historic day for Shell. For years, Shell has been investing its money in polluting oil drilling. From the Niger Delta to the Canadian Boreal forests people have to deal with the consequences of our environmentally...

Remembering the Warrior

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | July 10, 2012

Today is the 27th anniversary of the 1985 bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by French secret service agents here in Auckland harbour. That is a long time ago now, but every year at this time I am reminded in crystal clear detail of...

Ends of the Earth

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | July 6, 2012

Corporations look to plunder Earth’s polar resources The World’s multinational corporations face an unrelenting problem. Resource extraction has met Earth’s limits. The great fortunes of history were made by plundering...

Greenpeace, Radiohead & Jude Law team on #savethearctic video

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 3, 2012

We’ve teamed up with Radiohead and actor Jude Law to make a fantastic video to Save the Arctic . Take a minute to watch it yourself and then spread the message by sharing it with your friends and family.   Oil companies are...

Drawing a line in the Arctic ice

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | June 22, 2012

Earlier today at the Rio Earth Summit, Greenpeace joined forces with a host of famous names to demand that the uninhabited area of the High Arctic that lies around the North Pole be legally protected and kept off-limits to the...

Together we can save the Arctic

Blog entry by Richard George | June 22, 2012

The Arctic is under threat. As you read this, oil companies and politicians are plotting to carve up the icy north, extending their national territories and searching for drill sites. But with your help, we can draw a line in the...

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...

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, 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...

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...

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...

Arctic video competition - watch and share

Blog entry by Jaakko Laasanen | March 17, 2012

Jaakko is a Greenpeace volunteer.

Will brooms and shovels clean up the Arctic? We don’t think so.

Blog entry by Nick Young | March 16, 2012

New Zealand and Finland are practically on opposite sides of the planet, and quite a long way away from Alaska. Yet, they are the two starting points for Shell’s fleet of rented and commissioned ships that are preparing to get...

We can enjoy a good life without extreme oil – we have to

Blog entry by Carmen Gravatt | March 15, 2012

Oil plays a crucial part in our everyday lives, as has been pointed out many since Lucy Lawless committed the selfless and very brave act of climbing the derrick of the Noble Discoverer, to delay its departure to the Arctic. All the...

Nine questions UK MPs should ask Shell about its Arctic drilling

Blog entry by Bex | March 14, 2012

Today, we’re in for a treat – another glimpse into the fantastical world of the Arctic oil spill response plan writer.  Shell and Cairn Energy – who have both tried to use brute legal force to obstruct public scrutiny of their...

Shell Attempts to Silence Dissent Over Arctic Drilling

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | March 12, 2012

Do you disagree with Shell Oil’s plan to drill in the Arctic? Well, Shell is trying to silence you. This week, the Shell Oil Company responded to Greenpeace New Zealand activists who boarded its drillship by filing a Temporary...

From muesli bars to a global mind bomb

Blog entry by Viv Hadlow | March 6, 2012

The Greenpeace New Zealand office gave us a standing ovation when Shai, Ra, Mike, Shayne, Lucy and I finally arrived ‘home’ from New Plymouth, and for the very first time since we set out to board the Noble Discoverer five days ago I...

Thank you!

Blog entry by Ra, Mike, Lucy, Shayne, Viv and Shai | February 29, 2012

To all the amazing supporters from all over the globe who took the time to show your love and commitment to this cause. First and foremost, thank you so so much from all seven of us who were up on the top of the drill ship, but also...

Top 10 reasons why Arctic oil drilling is a really stupid idea

Blog entry by Ben | February 29, 2012

Shell would have us believe that it's all very safe and there's nothing to worry about but here's our 10 reasons Arctic oil drilling is a really bad idea: It’s extremely dangerous. The Arctic environment is one of the...

Seven of us climbed up that drillship to stop Arctic drilling, but 133,000 of us came...

Blog entry by Bunny | February 27, 2012

As we sat anxiously in the office last Friday waiting for the 'we made it' call we never dreamed that four days later we would have witnessed such a massive media storm, such overwhelming global support and such tenacity from our...

Day four on the drillship

Blog entry by Viv, Lucy, Ra, Mike, Shayne and Shai | February 27, 2012

Fourth day here on the Shell drillship and a gorgeous sunrise after a night of being shelled by sound bombs over the loud speaker... beautiful Texan accents, white noise, feedback sounds at intermitent intervals... made us howl with...

Stand up for what we all stand on!

Blog entry by Ra | February 26, 2012

Day three and (nearly four!!) of occupying Shell's drillship the ´Noble Discoverer´. (What a pathetically ironic name.) It's been a tough couple of days but I'm getting my second wind now - especially seeing how our action - seven...

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