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Support from the Amazon to the Arctic

Blog entry by Anne Dingwall | November 14, 2013

A small group of us had been working in Manaus, deep in the Amazon, for two years. We were exposing illegal logging operations and making some enemies in the process. The Amazon was isolated and violent.  Assassinations of...

Standing up against dangerous oil drilling - from the Arctic to Aotearoa

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 16, 2013

We’re very close to the site where Texan oil giant Anadarko want to drill, around 110 nautical miles off the west coast of New Zealand. November’s warming sun in our eyes, the stinging salt water on our faces and the whiff of sun cream...

Getting the Arctic 30 home

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | December 3, 2013

Australian activist Colin Russell has finally been released from a St. Petersburg detention center, the last of the Arctic 30 detainees to be freed on bail after the seizure of the Greenpeace International ship  Arctic Sunrise  more...

Arctic 30 New Zealanders Return Home

Press release | December 29, 2013 at 14:32

The two New Zealanders who spent two months in a Russian prison following a peaceful protest at an Arctic oil platform have returned home.

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...

You can’t sink a rainbow, you can’t seize a sunrise

Blog entry by Alex Harris | January 24, 2014

Alex Harris ar the Greenpeace office in London I trembled as I walked through the grounds of Murmansk prison on the 26th September. Inmates watched me and the arrival of the other notorious 29 new prisoners through their cell...

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...

Shell scraps 2014 Arctic drilling plans - Greenpeace International response

Press release | January 31, 2014 at 14:45

Amsterdam, 30 January 2014 - Speaking with investors today, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden announced that the company would not attempt to drill in the Alaskan Arctic in 2014.

The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Neil Hamilton | March 13, 2014

Tonight I’ll sleep well, knowing that there is finally something happening within the international community about protecting the Arctic. It’s not going to change things overnight, but it’s very positive, and something that our...

Is there a future for Greenland without Arctic oil?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | March 17, 2014

For the past four years I've been visiting the beautiful country of Greenland, trying to prevent dangerous oil drilling that would cause havoc to the unique and fragile wildlife and nature here. But ever since I started working in...

Seeking justice for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Sergey Golubok and Kristin Casper | March 18, 2014

Today, we launched a case at the  European Court of Human Rights  on behalf of the  Arctic 30,  who spent two months in Russian jail for a peaceful protest to save the Arctic. The 30 individuals are requesting "just compensation"...

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...

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...

A frosty reception for John Key’s budget from a surprise guest…

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 16, 2014

If you go down to the concrete jungle today, you’re sure to get a surprise. If you’re in town to cut some deals, you’ll never believe your eyes. For there’s a bear who shouldn’t be there. Because she’s losing her home in the Arctic.

Spending a day with Shell

Blog entry by Phil Ball | May 21, 2014

Phil Ball, member of the Arctic30 confronting board and CEO of Shell at the  annual general meeting. May 20 2014, the Hague, Netherlands. Spending a day with Shell. At the Annual General Meeting of the oil major that is. Shell...

Oil company at centre of Arctic protest coming to NZ

Press release | May 27, 2014 at 20:54

The Norwegian oil company at the centre of a high profile Greenpeace protest in the Arctic today is also about to start exploring for deep sea oil in New Zealand waters.

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...

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | June 7, 2014

Last night we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk. It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic Sunrise, after...

Five reasons the Arctic is officially AWESOME (ecologically and biologically speaking)

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | June 11, 2014

I often sit at my desk imagining that I am an alien. Bear with me. I am not totally insane. I just think it would be interesting to land on this little blue and green planet for the first time, and see the world that we so often take...

How big oil tries to win us over using stealth tactics

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | June 13, 2014

What does it take to run a successful, modern oil company? You'd be forgiven for thinking it's just drills, pipelines, and lawyers. But there's an even more crucial element - the trust and approval of people like you and me. One...

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...

How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley | July 2, 2014

The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the country - nay, the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of...

Lego and Shell - FAQs

Blog entry by Sondhya Gupta | July 2, 2014

What has Lego got to do with the Arctic? Lego has a longstanding relationship with Shell, with plans to renew its deal later this year. Shell wants to drill for oil in the Arctic. The only reason they’re able to do this is...

LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome

Video | July 8, 2014 at 12:02

UPDATE: Great news! LEGO has announced it will not renew its contract with Shell. This is a massive victory for over 1 million Arctic Defenders globally. But Shell is still trying to drill for oil in the Arctic. ________________________________...

Are big companies using spurious copyright claims to try to stop our viral film...

Blog entry by James Turner | July 13, 2014

This week we released a short creative film which explores the relationship between Shell and LEGO, the world's most popular toy company. We're calling on LEGO to ditch its co-branding deal with Shell, a company that wants to drill in...

48 hours of action against LEGO - this is just the start

Blog entry by sara_a | July 21, 2014

Greenpeace activists re-branded LEGO’s Czech factory. Early on Wednesday morning, on an industrial estate in the Czech Republic, our campaign to convince much-loved toy company LEGO to break their partnership with Arctic...

Dear LEGO employees...

Blog entry by Ian Duff | July 23, 2014

Hi. My name is Ian and I'm a campaigner with Greenpeace. I'm also a new dad and a big fan of LEGO. She's a little young now, but I know that in a few years my baby girl will be building her own dreams out of your colourful little...

Why my children took part in a playful protest against LEGO's partnership with Shell

Blog entry by Jessica Edberg | July 30, 2014

Jessica Edberg is a mother of two. Her daughter, Lily, aged 7, took part in a playful protest yesterday against LEGO's partnership with Shell. 50 kids in total protested by building three giant LEGO Arctic animals outside of Shell's HQ...

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...

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...

LEGO: Help children save the Arctic

Video | August 9, 2014 at 12:08

UPDATE: Lego has broken off all sponsorship agreements with Shell. ______________________________ Everything is NOT awesome with Shell in the Arctic. http://grnpc.org/Ig0We Children love the Arctic and they love LEGO too. And now kids are...

How the peaceful protest at Prirazlomnaya made positive change in Russia

Blog entry by Maria Favorskaya | August 18, 2014

The dramatic Greenpeace International action at Prirazlomnaya in September 2013 is mostly infamous for causing a lot of problems for the 28 activists, two freelance journalists and the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. But what media...

Norway in sneak attack on the Arctic

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | August 22, 2014

The Esperanza has been in Svalbard, in the Arctic, for a few weeks now and we recently became aware of something urgent and disturbing. A seismic company called Dolphin Geophysical, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, ...

Seismic testing stopped in Norway but coming soon to Northland

Blog entry by Mike Smith | August 22, 2014

Seismic testing for oil in the Arctic Barents Sea, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has been stopped one month ahead of schedule 4 days after Greenpeace exposed it to the media. But off the coast of Northland in...

BLACK ICE - the Story of the Arctic 30 [TRAILER]

Video | September 15, 2014 at 13:18

When the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise set sail to protest the first ever oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, none of the people on board could have known what was coming. Seized at gunpoint by Russian special forces, the ‘Arctic 30’ were...

Bringing your voice to Ban Ki-moon

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | September 19, 2014

It has been a fantastic summer. Greenpeace has been in the Arctic for months, bearing witness to its extraordinarily shifting landscape, while challenging short-sighted attempts to find oil and explain to decision-makers that...

President of Kiribati visits the Arctic

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | September 29, 2014

In September 2014 Anote Tong, President of the Pacific Republic of Kiribati, journeyed to the Arctic to see first hand the melting Arctic glaciers that are affecting his drowning Pacific paradise. Sea levels are rising faster in the...

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...

Mount Ruapehu Save the Arctic

Image gallery | October 16, 2014

A polar bear nursery, a Russian oil company and one of the most beautiful islands on...

Blog entry by Maria Favorsky | November 14, 2014

Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean is a distant land of polar bears and whales, northern lights and shining ice. It's also a nature reserve and one of only two UNESCO Natural Heritage sites in the Arctic. It should be the most peaceful...

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...

A year to save the world? How crucial is 2015?

Blog entry by Nick Young | February 16, 2015

2015 has barely begun, but it has already been called "the most crucial year in decades for the climate battle" and a "watershed" year for sustainable development worldwide. Naomi Klein is convinced that 2015 is a once-in-a-generat...

The Crossing - Exposing Shell's Monster Arctic Oil Rig

Blog entry by Nick Young | April 1, 2015

Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet is on the move, right now — and was even before the US government approved the final permits. As you read this, Shell is transporting an oil rig, the Polar Pioneer, across the Pacific, bound for the...

Shell's profit comes at our expense

Blog entry by Isadora Wronski | April 3, 2015

Climate science has made it clear that Arctic oil needs to stay in the ground if we want to avoid the worst impacts from global climate change. We know it and we also know that Shell knows it too. Knowingly going ahead with an...

Six Greenpeace Climbers Scale Shell’s Arctic-Bound Oil Rig

Press release | April 7, 2015 at 7:20

Six Greenpeace Climbers Scale Shell’s Arctic-Bound Oil Rig 6 April 2015, Pacific Ocean: Six Greenpeace climbers have intercepted an Arctic-bound Shell oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 750 miles north-west of Hawaii and have scaled the...

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 ...

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)...

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...

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...

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