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The writing is on the wall as Kumi Naidoo is released from jail and deported

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 22, 2011

Today Kumi Naidoo, the global head of Greenpeace, has been deported from Greenland after four days in jail for his part in a month of direct action on Cairn Energy's Arctic oil rig Leiv Eiriksson.  Kumi, like the other 20...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Lucy Lawless joins Greenpeace action against Arctic oil drilling

Blog entry by Nick Young | February 24, 2012

Right now Greenpeace activists are stopping a Shell drill ship from leaving the Port of Taranaki in New Zealand for the Arctic. Climbers - including actress Lucy Lawless -have scaled the rig's drill derrick and set up camp, equipped...

In 30 years we've lost 75% of the Arctic sea ice

Blog entry by James | February 14, 2012

If there's one fact to remember which underlines the urgency in protecting the Arctic it's this: in 30 years we've lost 75 per cent of the Arctic sea ice. That ice is not only a pristine environment supporting threatened species...

Arctic lightning strikes yet again as Cairn Energy strikes, er, nothing

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | December 1, 2011

zoom     © Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace Fair play to Cairn Energy. It may not be any good at finding oil under the Arctic, but its press releases are guaranteed to raise a smile. Take today’s news on its 2011...

Stories from the Rainbow Warrior: Jailhouse Rockstar

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | November 15, 2011

He infiltrated the Greenpeace ship Esperanza masquerading as an assistant cook. Nobody knew, nor were they supposed to know, his true identity.  Spy? Provocateur? Nope. In this case, it was a rock star.  When Paul Simonon,...

Skating on thin ice

Blog entry by Joss Garmen | September 16, 2011

Each morning over their coffee some of the most powerful people in the world turn to the financial pages of their newspapers to check on the health of their investments by looking at how the Dow Jones and the FTSE 100 are performing...

As sea-ice retreats, still no oil found in the Arctic

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | September 14, 2011

This month sees the Arctic sea ice minimum, a litmus test for the health of the global climate, with indications suggesting the extent in 2011 could be the lowest level ever. Arctic sea ice acts like the planet’s air...

The spectre of Shell

Blog entry by Cindy Baxter | August 17, 2011

'The flames of Shell are flames of Hell, We bask below their light, Nought for us to serve the blight, Of cursed neglect and cursed Shell.” - Ogoni protest song, circa 1970. As global oil reserves run low, the oil...

Published: Cairn's oil spill response plan!

Blog entry by Bex - Greenpeace UK | August 16, 2011

You know that oil spill response plan that Cairn has been refusing to publish? The one that tens of thousands of you asked to see? The one we went to the Arctic and to Cairn's Edinburgh HQ to look for? The one they were so worried...

Risky business in the far north

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | August 9, 2011

Today Cairn Energy published the latest operational update for its risky oil drilling off Greenland and the news, at least for the wildcat oil company, was far from good. For the second year in succession Cairn has announced it...

That Cairn social media gagging order in full

Blog entry by Bex - Greenpeace UK | July 23, 2011

A lot of people on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere have been asking us a lot of questions about the interdict (injunction) - most of which we can't answer; we're gagged from saying anything that might be interpreted as asking others...

BREAKING: Cairn obtains legal interdict: ‘Twitter ban’ and 'gagging order' for Greenpeace

Blog entry by Bex - Greenpeace UK | July 21, 2011

In its latest move to cover up the truth about its Arctic drilling, Arctic oil driller Cairn Energy has obtained an extraordinary, wide-ranging legal interdict (injunction) against Greenpeace UK and Greenpeace International, gagging...

Whales and narwhals under threat from oil drilling

Blog entry by Richard Page | July 12, 2011

In 1996 I was part of a Greenpeace team dispatched to document an oil spill resulting from the grounding of the Sea Empress on the coast of South-West Wales. Approximately 72,000 tonnes of crude oil were released into the sea, oiling...

Thank you from Kumi

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 23, 2011

Global Greenpeace head Kumi Naidoo and his fellow activist Ulvar Arnkvaern have now been released from custody and are renewing their call for Cairn Energy to release it's Arctic oil spill response plan. In this video Kumi talks...

A Father's day letter for Kumi in jail

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 20, 2011

Kumi Naidoo - the international head of Greenpeace is currently in a Greenlandic jail following  his stand  against Cairn Energy's reckless oil drilling here in the Arctic. His daughter Naomi sent him this letter in jail for Father's...

Warships, polar bears, ice and oil do not mix well

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 10, 2011

I have a small boat that I use for fishing and exploring where I live in the Manukau Harbour. It’s beautiful out there and it can get a bit wild but it didn’t prepare me for the fury of the North Atlantic or the serenity of the frozen...

Oil company's lawsuit against Greenpeace backfires

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 7, 2011

Today an Amsterdam court judge turned the tables on Cairn Energy. Rather than granting an injunction against Greenpeace, he instead suggested that the oil company might actually like to consider releasing its secret Arctic Oil Spill...

Arctic Standoff: Two Greenpeace ships confront world’s most controversial oil rig

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 25, 2011

Nick Young is Greenpeace New Zealand’s Web Manager, but right now he’s on the Greenpeace vessel  Arctic Sunrise , in the Arctic Circle. The oil industry is pushing further and further into the world’s most remote and pristine...

Searching for an Arctic Council that will Rescue the Arctic

Blog entry by Truls Gulowsen | May 16, 2011

The ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council in Nuuk has just ended to great fanfare with the foreign ministers from eight countries focusing media on the signing of the new search and rescue agreement. Greenpeace welcomes an...

Britain's chronic dependence on oil

Blog entry by John Sauven | March 8, 2011

Melting icebergs in the path of rigs in the Arctic, the latest oil frontier. © Will Rose / Greenpeace Disquiet around fuel prices always makes ministers sit up and take notice. This is the fourth time in a decade that spiraling...

Oil and ice

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | February 28, 2011

On the evening of February 17th, the Icelandic containership Godafoss ran aground in the Hvaler national park in southern Norway and started leaking heavy oil. One of the biggest challenges of the cleanup operations has been to...

Who's going to defend the Arctic?

Blog entry by jamie | January 20, 2011

The masters at Marvel comics would struggle to find bad guys worse than these. Take two of the world’s biggest environmental villains – Russian Rosneft (special powers: oil leaks. 7,526 in 2009 alone ) and British BP (special...

Hurricane Sandy shows what happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic

Blog entry by Travis Nichols | November 7, 2012

This week, Shell finally put its 2012 Arctic drilling season out of its misery.  After a summer of snafus and false starts, the window for drilling closed on the global oil giant–until next year when it plans to try once again to...

Let’s save the drama …

Blog entry by Jay Harkness | October 5, 2012

In New Zealand’s answer to Gotham – Auckland - there is a lot of drama.  Especially on Queen St. It’s where crime, violence, the very rich, the very poor, and office workers clutching Starbucks takeaway coffee cups, all mix together to...

Totally saying no to Arctic oil

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | September 27, 2012

"Oil on Greenland would be a disaster." "Energy companies should not drill for crude in Arctic waters." "The risk of an oil spill in such an environmentally sensitive area is simply too high." Sounds familiar? Today, it’s not...

Polar Bears take action against Gazprom’s Arctic plans

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | September 6, 2012

Last night as we slept, a team of intrepid polar bears from Greenpeace visited Gazprom’s flashy headquarters in Moscow. At the same time, activists from Greenpeace in Germany set up a leaking oil derrick outside the Gazprom...

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...

One world - two realities

Blog entry by Dima Litvinov | November 28, 2011

Last week I heard two completely different views of the same thing. One came from a top Swedish government official at a seminar on board the Greenpeace flag ship Rainbow Warrior dedicated to drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic.  ...

Arctic sea ice meltdown continues

Blog entry by Juliette - Greenpeace International | September 8, 2011

We sometimes feel like we're repeating ourselves when we talk about Arctic sea ice - because we are. In recent months, sea ice extent has been again reaching record lows - right now, it's at a second-low record, just behind the 2007...

Join the rebellion and turn VW away from the dark side

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | June 29, 2011

It’s not every day you’re called to step up in defence of your planet – but today is one of those days. A few moments ago we launched a new global campaign to change Volkswagen by turning them away from the Dark Side, and we need...

Kumi Naidoo boards Arctic oil rig demanding Cairn’s oil spill response plan

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 18, 2011

UPDATE: 11:45AM – Kumi has been arrested and is being taken to Greenland in a helicopter. As he climbed the 30 metre ladder rig operators tried to stop him making it to the platform by dousing him with a freezing jet of water...

Polar bear to starboard

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 14, 2011

We were trying to put two people ashore in Iqaluit - a small and isolated settlement on the East Coast of Canada. Why we were doing that is a story for another day but while we were there, something unforgettable happend. We  were...

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