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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...

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...

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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...

Arctic Threats

Page | August 7, 2009 at 20:45

The Arctic region is under threat from Climate Change, increased exploitation, and a lot more.

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...

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...

We need 30 Twitter millionaires to #FreeTheArctic30

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 4, 2013

We just found out that our friends are being charged with piracy for standing up to Gazprom. It’s an incredibly serious charge and carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in a Russian jail. Please tweet these people with millions of...

WATCH: Thousands of people in nearly 50 countries stand in solidarity with Arctic 30

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | October 10, 2013

It’s a rare and beautiful thing when people all across the world unite in defense of peaceful protest and action on climate change. That’s what happened this past weekend when thousands of people took part in solidarity events for the...

30 minutes for Francesco and the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Katja Carson | October 18, 2013

92 year o ld Gunter Warner is probably the oldest living member of Greenpeace in New Zealand. He’s a proud life member, a volunteer, an activist, and he’s a holocaust survivor . Today he was one of 30 people to sit in silent vigil...

From Russia with love - letters from the Arctic 30

Blog entry by efreeman | November 4, 2013

We've received a number of letters now from the Arctic 30. We'd like to share a few highlights from a sample of them. They reveal what life is like for them in Murmansk, and how important your support is to them. British detainee...

In Russia, the future of the Arctic is up for debate

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | November 7, 2013

The Russian public are far less sure than Gazprom about the question of drilling in the Arctic.  In a poll produced by Russian research agency FOM , 42% said drilling and mining in the Arctic was not appropriate. Just behind the 45%...

Lessons from Exxon Valdex, 25 years later

Blog entry by Richard Steiner | March 25, 2014

Monday was the 25-year anniversary of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. Now seems a good time to reflect on lessons learned, and lessons lost. 1.  Oil spill “cleanup” is a myth . Once oil has spilled, it is impossible to...

Taking action, in freedom to #SaveTheArctic

Blog entry by Faiza Oulahsen | May 2, 2014

Today is the day. The very first barrels of Arctic oil have found their way to my home country. Gazprom, Russia’s biggest energy company, has shipped the first tanker with crude oil from the Arctic to the Rotterdam harbor, the...

What we've achieved together - the 2 year anniversary of Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Ana Mules | June 30, 2014

It's pretty flat out on the Arctic campaign these days and there often isn't much time to stop and reflect on things. But if the 2 year anniversary of what is possibly the defining environmental battleground of our time, and the...

New video sees children at heart of LEGO campaign

Blog entry by Ian Duff | August 6, 2014

No one loves LEGO as much as a seven year old who's just built their first masterpiece. But everyone who has played with the toy carries the joy of their inner child on through life. That's why LEGO is such a desirable brand for Shell...

Reports and briefings

Page | April 4, 2011 at 22:27

You can find here Greenpeace reports and briefings about the Arctic.

How LEGO got awesome to #SaveTheArctic

Blog entry by Ian Duff | October 9, 2014

Today we got the awesome news : After a three-month campaign supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will not renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell. This is fantastic news for LEGO fans...

Shell is trying to silence your voice on Arctic drilling...

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | April 10, 2015

"If somebody not from your country commits a crime against somebody not from your country in another country, should the courts in your country have any jurisdiction over the issue?" With remarkable prescience, this question was ...

I'm Standing Between Shell and the Arctic. Join Me.

Blog entry by Audrey Siegl | June 18, 2015

Editor's Note:  Today, First Nations artist and activist Audrey Siegl stood on a small boat bravely confronting Shell's 300-foot-tall Arctic drilling platform in Canadian waters off the coast of British Columbia on its way to the...

OSPAR victory: Arctic protection is one step closer

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | July 1, 2015

The Arctic Ocean is currently the world's most vulnerable ocean. But the hope is this will soon change. At a meeting held in Ostend, Belgium, last week, the  OSPAR Convention agreed to adopt specific measures  to protect its Arctic...

BREAKING: Trudeau-Obama Climate Announcement Sets Stage for End to Arctic Drilling

Blog entry by Nick Young | March 11, 2016

Today, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama set a landmark precedent on the protection of Arctic waters. In addition to several strong measures aimed at reducing methane emissions and improving...

How well do you know the Polar Bear?

Blog entry by MeenaRajput | May 25, 2016

Since the very beginning of Greenpeace, our movement has been fighting to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable animals. And over the years, we’ve learnt some truly incredible things about the magnificent creatures we share this...

At 8 million strong, the Arctic story is just beginning

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei-Bagwell | June 23, 2016

The movement to save the Arctic has become a great story. It crystallises some of the big challenges of our time into something simple and compelling, a way for millions of people to make sense of the world and work together to improve...

My Arctic Home

Blog entry by Clara Natanine | August 26, 2016

I live in Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) in the Canadian Arctic. Most people have never heard of my town. It's 450km north of the Arctic Circle with a population of roughly 1,000. We are isolated from much of the world, but we feel very...

YouTube duo AsapSCIENCE travels with Greenpeace to Save the Arctic!

Blog entry by Ray To | September 9, 2016

Creators of popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, travelled aboard the Arctic Sunrise to learn more about Greenpeace's work in the Canadian Arctic. Mitch and Greg have garnered a following of...

With love from the Arctic

Blog entry by Lizzie Sullivan | August 18, 2017

Greenpeace kayakers have stopped an oil rig drilling in the Norwegian Arctic. I know, because I’m there right now. My name is Lizzie. I’m a web developer from New Zealand, and I’m here on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise with...

We ♡ the Arctic

Video | September 20, 2012 at 8:08

The crew of the Greenpeace ship MY Arctic Sunrise construct a 'heart, with the flags of the 193 country members of the United Nations on an ice floe north of the Arctic Circle.

Going to the Arctic to witness history

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | September 11, 2012

I’m aboard the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, just out of Tromsø in northern Norway, to  journey far north, to the edge of the Arctic sea ice. We’ll be there for the sea ice minimum, the moment each year where the sea ice...

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 .

Arctic Sunrise on Top of the World

Blog entry by nick | July 1, 2009

Another update from Dave on the Arctic Sunrise in the Arctic ... The crew of the Arctic Sunrise is on top of the world today, for many mindblowing reasons. As I write this, the ship is nudged up against the sea ice of the Arctic...

Arctic Impacts Expedition: Amongst Icebergs

Blog entry by nick | June 28, 2009

Dave Walsh writes from on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise : Greetings from Baffin Bay! As I write this from the campaign office on board our ship, the Arctic Sunrise , blue and white icebergs appear through the sea mist.

Sea ice extent

Page | September 11, 2009 at 2:31

Every year in mid-September, eyes turn north to find out what the minimum sea ice extent is and find out how it compares with previous years.

The dangers of Arctic oil

Page | August 7, 2012 at 11:24

Arctic oil drilling is a dangerous, high-risk enterprise and an oil spill under these icy waters would have a catastrophic impact on one of the most pristine, unique and beautiful landscapes on earth. The risks of such an accident are ever...

The Coolest Things About the Arctic You Never Knew About

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | January 1, 2013

So we all know the Arctic is cold and white and in danger from exploitation by oil companies including Shell Oil, right? Not only is the critical ecosystem in dire need of our protection, it also has an endlessly interesting “About...

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...

Creative forces behind environmentalism, lit by the Mediterranean sun

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | June 24, 2013

Cannes and Greenpeace; not normally two things you'd link together. This year, however, Greenpeace made its presence known as the Southern French town glitzed and glamoured its way through summer film and media festivals. Greenpeace...

Video: how to climb the tallest building in western Europe

Blog entry by Victoria Henry | July 25, 2013

Since the six of us climbed the Shard, many people have asked: how did we do it? How much training did it take? How did we go to the toilet? Now I can show you. The behind-the-scenes film of our climb captures the planning,...

Can dolphins hear Arctic drilling even before it starts?

Blog entry by Christy Ferguson | August 15, 2013

“This is Christy Ferguson, calling from the bridge of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise ... On behalf of Greenpeace and over 3 million Arctic Defenders around the world, we demand that you cease all preparations for oil drilling and...

It's time to separate the sponsor from the sport

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 26, 2013

Much like the movement to save the Arctic, Grand Prix fans are made up of all sorts of people. I would know — I was a big fan of the sport growing up. Is it possible that a lifelong environmental and social justice activist can harbor...

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