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Meet the judges and see the winning design

Feature story | March 15, 2013 at 20:00

We're excited to announce the winner of our youth flag design competition, run in collaboration with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The winning flag design will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole next month!

Greenpeace activists occupy Arctic oil rig

Feature story | September 1, 2010 at 7:10

Our activists are suspended 15 meters above the frigid Arctic waters of Baffin Bay. They have taken up position on the drilling rig Stena Don to call for a ban on deep sea oil drilling in the Arctic, and demand that ‘wild cat’ oil company Cairn...

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Polar Bears on Thin Ice

Feature story | January 12, 2007 at 0:00

The good news is the polar bear is likely to given extra protection under US law. The bad news is its home is disappearing faster than ever. With 2007 predicted to be the warmest year on record it looks like they'll need all the protection they...

Greenpeace Activists End Arctic Oil Rig Occupation

Feature story | September 3, 2010 at 1:25

Severe weather has forced activists to end their occupation of the Stena Don oil rig in the Arctic last night: after two days of hanging some 15 meters above the frigid Arctic waters and forcing the rigs operators, Cairn Energy, to suspend...

Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | September 7, 2009 at 0:00

A climate tipping point is looming closer every day in the Arctic. The more we find out about the Polar Regions, the more we realise that what we know about the impact of feedback effects has been underestimated. Recent discoveries highlight the...

Sands of time push for leadership on climate crisis

Feature story | February 22, 2009 at 0:00

In advance of Hillary Clinton's arrival in Beijing, we delivered an open letter, together with a giant hourglass, calling for immediate cooperation and leadership between the US and China to stop global warming. The hourglass, inscribed with...

The perilous space between an oil tanker and a harbour

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | May 2, 2014

This morning, one of the busiest harbours in the world was the backdrop for a citizen action to do what governments are seemingly unable or unwilling to; reject arctic oil drilling and stand up to the single-minded and ecologically...

Close your eyes and imagine an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | July 17, 2015

This is a story about the frozen ocean at the top of our planet. It's wild and untouched, and at the moment it's owned by everyone and no-one. This is the Arctic high seas, the wild west of the high north, and our global commons. But...

A new chapter for Arctic oil? Not on our watch.

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | June 9, 2016

The 18th May 2016 was just an ordinary Wednesday for most. But for the petroleum industry in the Arctic, it was the "start of a  new chapter". If Arctic oil were a fiction novel it would make a particularly dark drama, with no...

Go Finland! First Arctic nation to call for a global sanctuary around the North Pole

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | September 7, 2013

It's not every day that Finland kickstarts an international agreement. But in a few years time, the global community may well look back on this moment as the one that opened the door to an international treaty in the Arctic.  ...

Shell's Arctic albatross

Blog entry by James Turner | January 31, 2014

God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends, that plague thee thus! Why look'st thou so?' 'With my cross-bow I shot the Albatross.' Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798 A little over ten...

Is this the most dangerous club in the world?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | May 28, 2014

As the thunder broiled and lightning split the sodden night sky, a team of activists from Greenpeace Netherlands scaled the giant drilling rig GSP Saturn in the port of IJmuiden to stop it leaving for the Russian Arctic. The rig...

Let's stop feeling so guilty about global warming

Blog entry by Emma Thompson | August 8, 2014

Emma Thompson is currently in the Arctic aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. She wrote these words after walking out onto the fragile sea ice for the first time alongside her 14 year old daughter Gaia. We're told that it is all...

Shell's Arctic drilling team just pleaded GUILTY

Blog entry by Ben | December 10, 2014

Shell and its allies cannot be trusted to drill in the Arctic. Their reputation took another hammering last night when Noble Drilling, Shell’s sub-contractor, plead guilty to a staggering eight felony charges relating to environmental...

Activists say ShellNo! as oil rig departs for Arctic

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | June 16, 2015

Today, Shell Oil’s drilling rig — the Polar Pioneer — left port to drill in the Arctic. Shell received government permission to drill in the Arctic this summer despite its  history of failures and safety violations , the Obama...

BREAKING: Activists Stop Shell Vessel as It Attempts to Leave Portland Harbor

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 30, 2015

UPDATE 8:01am PDT: The Fennica attempted to leave for the Arctic but the activists stood firm and it has turned around and headed back to port. They remain after 30 hours. What's happening? Greenpeace activists have suspended...

Following big oil into the darkness

Blog entry by Stefan Kerschbaumer | March 8, 2016

Saturday 3/6/2016, 7:30 a.m. My alarm clock rings, it’s time to get up. The narrow corridors inside the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are unusually empty. Almost the entire ship crew is up on deck working double time to get the ship...

Top 5 movies set in the Arctic

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | December 13, 2012

With a stunning landscape and incredible wildlife including polar bears, seals and Arctic foxes, it’s no wonder that Arctic movie sets trump anything filmed in sunny Hollywood.  We took a break from working on our campaign to save the...

9 disturbing signs pointing to a catastrophic oil spill in the Arctic

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | September 24, 2013

Gazprom may not be as familiar to you as BP or Exxon, but they’re just as capable of making history with a catastrophic oil spill. The Russian oil giant is the first company to start oil production in the Arctic after their  failed...

The EnvironmentaLIST: 11 Really Good Reasons to Support Peaceful Protest Today

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | October 3, 2013

This has been a particularly active week for exercising your right to peacefully protest from workers all across the country protesting the government shutdown to several activists now charged with piracy after taking action on climate...

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