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And the OSPAR goes to… the Arctic!

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | April 28, 2015

Yes, that is not a typo. The OSPAR Award. A long awaited Award that the Arctic well deserves. But, what is an OSPAR? The OSPAR Convention is an international agreement of 15 European countries (Arctic and non Arctic states)...

11 moments that broke the internet in 2015

Blog entry by Stefanus Wongsodiredjo | December 31, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we reflect back on some of the people powered moments that pulled our heart strings, filled us with passion or simply inspired us. Here are a few of them, from Greenpeace and beyond... 1. Imagine if we...

Your voice will reach the Arctic

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | June 3, 2016

If you're reading this, you're probably one of eight million people who dream of there being a sanctuary in the Arctic. And a year ago, you quite likely had a good feeling when you discovered that your voice, combined with others',...

Arctic - here I come

Blog entry by Chris Burman | October 10, 2012

Chris Burman is a Greenpeace New Zealand street fundraiser. He has personally gathered 7,595 signatures for Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic petition . That made him a world-beater in Greenpeace street campaigning circles, and won him a...

Commitment to a sustainable peace

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 24, 2012

What is peace? In a world at times ravaged by armed conflict, from Africa to Asia, is peace simply an absence of war? Or is there more to it than that? Today, on the International Day of Peace, it is important to reflect on some...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 – ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2013: The Year In Photos

Blog entry by Feature Story | January 6, 2014

The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in...

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.

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...

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...

Action at Gazprom's Arctic Oil Platform

Image gallery | August 24, 2012

Shell Contracted Drillship.

Image gallery | February 29, 2012

Group Action Week at Shell Stations

Image gallery | July 16, 2012

Vicious Circle

Video | July 2, 2012 at 16:11

Today the Arctic is rising. The campaign was launched today because the Arctic Circle is defined as the area of the globe where on the summer solstice - June 21st - the sun doesn't set for a whole day.

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