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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

Activists arrested and pod captured but this is not the end

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | June 2, 2011

Climbers working with the Danish navy have just broken into our pod suspended from the Cairn Energy oil rig here in the Arctic seas off Greenland and arrested the two Greenpeace climbers inside. Hannah and Luke had been suspended...

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 – ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Our second night on the drillship

Blog entry by Viv | February 25, 2012

We're now reaching the end of our second day occupying the drill tower of Shell's drillship the Noble Discoverer. There's pretty spectacular 360 degree views from up here - we can see seals lolling on the beaches to the south and waves...

A #savethearctic groundswell

Blog entry by Louise Edge | February 25, 2012

Last night, as our determined activists tried to get some rest in their makeshift tent atop the Noble Discoverer’s 53 metre drill tower, the rest of the Greenpeace world, inspired by their action, kicked in with some action of their...

Tweeting from the rooftops: @Shell, keep out of the Arctic

Blog entry by Bex | February 23, 2012

Tweeting from the rooftops: Shell, keep out of the Arctic Posted by bex - 21 February 2012 at 4:00pm - 31 Comments It’s official. On Friday, Shell got a step closer to drilling for oil in our planet’s last...

Conversations with Greenlanders (and non-conversations with oil companies)

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | January 23, 2012

I’ve passed north of the polar circle on our trip visiting the west coast of Greenland. The temperature has dropped to minus 15 Celsius; snow is mounting outside my window and in the beautiful harbour city Sisimiut, the fjord is...

A Frozen Planet under threat

Blog entry by Joss Garman, Greenpeace UK | October 27, 2011

zoom   Like millions of people I have the next few Wednesday evenings mapped out already – I’ll watching David Attenborough’s groundbreaking new series Frozen Planet . In the tradition of Planet Earth and...

Frozen in time

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | September 23, 2011

I will never forget Pyramiden , an abandoned Russian mining town on Svalbard that I visited last year. Walking over green grass unheard of in the Arctic and passing by building complexes that could be the homes of hundreds of...

Verdict: Cairn's oil spill plan is outlandish, simplistic and "wholly inadequate"

Blog entry by Bex - Greenpeace UK | September 1, 2011

Earlier this month, after more than 100,000 of you asked Cairn Energy to open up its Arctic oil spill response plan to public scrutiny, the government of Greenland stepped in and published it . The verdict is now in. Veteran...

Into thin ice

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | August 26, 2011

The cracking and rumbling when the ship pushes the ice flows aside to make passage; the countless shades of blue and white in the ice, sea, and melt water; the feeling of being completely removed from the ordinary world, without...

Wikileaks reveals Arctic could be the new cold war

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 13, 2011

Submarine explorers planting Russian flags under the North Pole. Military tension between NATO and Russia. US diplomats manoeuvring in the wings. Aircraft carriers lurking and strike fighters changing hands. Sound like something...

Deteriorating weather conditions force activists to end Arctic oil rig protest

Blog entry by Jess Miller | April 23, 2011

After bold action to stop Arctic drilling, the climbers have been forced by bad weather to end their protest onboard the world’s second largest oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson. Early this morning, activists intercepted the Cairn...

When is inevitable not inevitable?

Blog entry by Charlie Kronick | April 13, 2013

The end of 2012 and first months of 2013 have seen a remarkable change in the fight to protect the Arctic from risky and dangerous oil exploration.    Three oil “majors” –   Total , Statoil  and  Conoco-Phillips  - have withdrawn from...

The Making of an Arctic Time Capsule

Blog entry by Jessica Miller | April 8, 2013

The Frame:  The capsule’s frame is made of titanium, a very long-lasting, inert material. All the bolts and nuts are made from titanium as well. Inscribed on the inert titanium ring that encircles the capsule are the words: Project...

No escape from the glare of the public eye

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | January 30, 2013

Davos, where the 1% come to be among themselves. Black SUVs cruise the icy roads, snipers crouch on rooftops, bodyguards step out of hotel doorways and survey the scene before their charges follow them onto the pavement and billion...

In Davos, Shell fuel station shut down in Arctic protest

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | January 29, 2013

I'm standing outside a Shell petrol station in Davos, looking at polar bears on the roof with a huge banner that says ARCTIC OIL - TOO RISKY. Twenty-five activists have shut down the station, some of whom are chained to the pumps.

8 reasons why Shell can't be trusted in the Arctic

Blog entry by Franziska | January 4, 2013

Shell's most recent 'mishap' a few days ago was not the first setback the oil giant has suffered in its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In fact, it's the eighth in a growing list of reasons why Shell should not be trusted in...

Great news for the Arctic AND the Antarctic!

Blog entry by Louisa Casson | December 7, 2017

Today is a great day for oceans at both ends of the earth. Last night, governments from around the world agreed to protect a huge part of the Arctic Ocean against all commercial fishing. Thanks to the millions of you who supported...

Three strikes and you're out

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | April 11, 2013

This morning, two polar bears scaled the  Statoil oil rig  West Hercules  bound for the world’s northernmost drilling sites in the Arctic. Just a few hours later the Norwegian state-owned oil company announced that these frontier...

Guess who Shell thinks is a major 'challenge' to their Arctic plans? You.

Blog entry by James Turner | November 7, 2012

We found more proof that Shell is getting seriously worried about our new movement to save the Arctic. Last month in Brussels Shell’s senior Arctic advisor, Robert Blaauw, presented the company’s plans at a conference called "Arctic...

Shell is trying to stifle your freedom of expression

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | September 24, 2012

Last Friday, activists from Greenpeace Netherlands showed up in Shell gas stations in their country and blocked the petrol pumps. They were protesting against Shell’s reckless Arctic drilling plans – which has since then been...

Cold hands, determined hearts

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 29, 2012

When I spoke to my friends and family this weekend I was unanimously scolded. After Friday’s 15-hour occupation of Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea, they all said “you’re getting too old for this!” With blue...

Arctic Sea Ice minimum - new record is set in 2012

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 28, 2012

In the Greenpeace office, staff have developed a bad habit. We take our seats, switch our computers on and click on the bookmark to the National Snow and Ice Data Center website. Today was like any other day, except that today the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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