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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...

Shell's Arctic oil rig hits the rocks

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | January 3, 2013

In another example of why drilling for oil in the Arctic is such a monumentally bad idea, Shell’s drilling rig, the Kulluk , has run aground off the island of Sitkalidak, near Kodiak in Alaska. The ancient rig was being towed...

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...

You did it! Waitrose put Shell relationship on ice

Blog entry by Sara | December 13, 2012

Yesterday we received the great news from the UK that after only 12 days of intensive campaigning Waitrose has announced it has put its partnership with Arctic oil drillers Shell on ice.  After 40,000 emails from Greenpeace...

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...

Defend the rights of Indigenous Peoples of Russia

Action | November 15, 2012 at 23:36

An Urgent Call to President Putin to defend the rights of the Indigenous Peoples of Russia. You can hep!

Fight to save the Arctic continues despite corporate bullying

Press release | November 13, 2012 at 7:11

Auckland, 13 November 2012 – Greenpeace says it will continue to challenge Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic ahead of a court case next week where Shell is demanding $700,000 in reparations from eight activists who delayed its...

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...

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...

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 – ...

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...

Peaceful activism: 1, billionaire oil company: 0

Blog entry by JulietteH | October 6, 2012

It’s not often that one of the world’s richest companies doesn't get what it wants. But today in a Dutch court, Shell not only failed to win the sweeping injunction it applied for, but was told in quite forceful terms that it must...

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...

Thank you times two million!

Blog entry by Martin Norman | October 4, 2012

When you're as far north as we are right now, communications come to you like telegrams; they're few and far between, and only the most important make it through. So when Steve, the radio operator on board the Arctic Sunrise,...

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...

Has the Key Government lost its moral compass?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | September 24, 2012

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting wonder whether we're watching the death spiral of a Government that’s lost its purpose and sense of duty. It seems with each day that passes, the Government’s calamitous handling of our...

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...

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...

Arctic melting: the science behind the ice

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 21, 2012

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) ended the wait on Wednesday, announcing what many already had expected: that the Arctic sea ice extent had not only hit a record low, it had dramatically receded to levels not previously...

Arctic sea ice reaches lowest extent in recorded history

Press release | September 20, 2012 at 11:41

Auckland September 20 2012: Scientists from the US Government’s National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) overnight released preliminary figures suggesting that Arctic sea ice has reached its lowest recorded extent since satellite records began...

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.

Finding heart in the melting Arctic

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | September 20, 2012

The record has already been broken – but it is about to be shattered. This isn't the kind of record you wish to remember and tell your grandchildren about. This is no tale of great sporting achievement like Usain Bolt smashing...

Hunt for oil suspended after Shell’s spill system fails; meanwhile record Arctic melt...

Press release | September 18, 2012 at 12:13

Auckland 18/09/2012: Shell Oil has announced overnight (NZ time) that a test of a special Arctic oil spill containment system has failed, and that the company was giving up on drilling for oil in the Arctic this northern summer.

SUCCESS! Shell stops Arctic oil drilling for this year #savethearctic

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | September 17, 2012

You did it. For over six months, huge numbers of us have been pressuring Shell to stay out of the Arctic. Well this morning, company bosses announced they were scrapping their oil drilling programme for this year. It's a huge victory...

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...

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...

A letter to President Putin

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 31, 2012

Dear Mr. President, I write these lines to you on board the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, as we leave the Russian economic zone waters north of the Kola Peninsula. You may be aware that for the last 5 days people from our...

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...

Taking action from the Arctic Sunrise

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 28, 2012

This message was sent by our campaigner Dima Litvinov who is on-board the Arctic Sunrise in the Pechora Sea… " Root out the black shame from your heart, calmly and indifferently, I covered my ears with my hands " A. Akhamtova Anna...

Action On The Anna Akhmatova

Image gallery | August 27, 2012

LIVE BLOG: New action to stop Russian oil giant Gazprom's oil platform in the Arctic

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | August 27, 2012

Final Update  -5am CET: Their final moment was a picture of determination and they're down - but not out. For five days and nights the crew of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise confronted the Russian oil giant Gazprom in a bid to...

Arctic melt record will speed up global energy revolution

Press release | August 27, 2012 at 13:51

Auckland, 27 August 2012 - The record melt of Arctic sea ice signals the urgency to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, says Greenpeace.

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum

Publication | August 27, 2012 at 13:17

Sea ice is frozen sea water that waxes and wanes in response to the cooling and warming of the Arctic throughout the year. The ice pack reaches its greatest extent at the end of the winter, during March, and its lowest point at the end of...

Up Against Gazprom

Video | August 26, 2012 at 21:23

At 4am local time in Russia, six Greenpeace activists, including Executive Director Kumi Naidoo, set off in three inflatable speedboats from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and scaled Gazprom's 'Prirazlomnaya' Arctic oil platform in the Arctic...

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...

Greenpeace Activists board Gazprom Arctic Oil Platform

Video | August 24, 2012 at 23:31

At 4am local time in Russia, six Greenpeace activists, including Executive Director Kumi Naidoo, set off in three inflatable speedboats from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and scaled Gazprom's 'Prirazlomnaya' Arctic oil platform in the Arctic...

Action at Gazprom's Arctic Oil Platform

Image gallery | August 24, 2012

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...

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...

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...

Paula Bear spotted roaming around Festivals

Blog entry by Nic S | August 13, 2012

This European summer we have been busy taking the ‘Save The Arctic’ campaign around the summer festival circuit. So far we have been to Nova , Latitude and WOMAD . Next up is the Wilderness Festival. Our mission was to sign...

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...

Save the Arctic Petition

Publication | August 3, 2012 at 10:09

Polar ice is vital for cooling the planet but the Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on Earth. Without the ice, polar bears and other wildlife cannot survive. As the ice retreats, oil giants like Shell are moving in. An oil spill...

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...

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