Arctic

The Arctic nightmare Russian authorities don’t want you to see

Posted by Christy Ferguson — 24 August 2013 at 7:00am - Comments
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We're going in.

I’m on board the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise, about to cross into an area of the Arctic that Russian authorities don’t want us to see. They’ve contravened international law by denying our ship access to an important sea route and tried to shut us out - tried to shut you out. But with the world watching and millions of Arctic Defenders at our sides, we are defying the Russian authorities, claiming our rights to bear witness and to protest, and entering the Kara Sea.

Of Shell, spill plans and sea ice

Posted by ben — 8 August 2013 at 7:12pm - Comments
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Leading polar bear expert Dr. Ian Stirling said this bear, found in Svalbard, died of starvation due to a lack of sea ice from which to hunt. In the last 30 years, 75% of Arctic sea ice has disappeared.

It's pretty safe to say that the Arctic is under pressure like never before. Climate change is warming it faster than any other part of our planet. Sea ice is shrinking. The way of life of Indigenous Peoples is seriously threatened and animal habitats are vanishing. Oil companies eye a polar bonanza while hulking fishing fleets are edging ever northwards.

Video: how to climb the tallest building in western Europe

Posted by victoriah — 24 July 2013 at 6:08pm - Comments

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?

Russian oil spills damaging impact on local wildlife and the environment

Posted by Fran G — 2 July 2013 at 12:49pm - Comments
Aerial of an oil spill in a forest near Surgut
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Aerial of an oil spill in a forest near Surgut. Disastrous oil spills are a daily routine at Rosneft fields near Pyt'-Yah, Khanty-Mansi region, Siberia.

Denis Sinyakov, who covered Greenpeace’s expedition to the Rosneft’s oil fields, is a Moscow-based Russian photographer, who worked as a photo editor and a staff photographer at Agence France-Presse and Reuters.

Save the Arctic from Shell and its Russian friends

Posted by ianduff — 2 July 2013 at 8:00am - Comments

The Arctic is once again under attack from oil companies.

Over the past year we’ve seen just how reckless Arctic drilling is. Shell, one of the world’s biggest and most powerful corporations, has been leading the charge but a catalogue of screw-ups forced it to pause its drilling program in Alaska

Risky business: How shareholders, pensions and councils are being exposed to the risks of Arctic oil

Posted by Charlie Kronick — 21 May 2013 at 7:22pm - Comments
The Arctic Sunrise and the Esperanza intercept Cairn Energy's controversial Arct
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The Arctic Sunrise and the Esperanza intercept Cairn Energy's controversial Arctic rig

Drilling for oil in the Arctic – is it literally crazy?  Because it is driving some of the biggest companies in the world to exhibit what can only be described as irrational behaviour. The end of easily accessible oil from conventional sources is leading international oil companies (IOCs) to consider ever more extreme forms of oil and gas extraction – with the Arctic Ocean being among the last frontiers.

I Love Arctic meets Arctic Council

Posted by Markus Power — 17 May 2013 at 5:59pm - Comments
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Hand over of 'I Love Arctic' photo-books to two Permanent Participants of Arctic Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic Council.

The air was abuzz this morning in Kiruna. As delegates and press were mingling in the breakfast hall, Foreign Ministers were entering their policed motorcades and a group of Greenpeace volunteers was making final preparations to greet the decision makers with banners and signs along the road. But in the midst of all this, we were honoured with a quiet yet very special moment.

Save The Arctic like a Rolling Stone at Glastonbury and other 2013 festivals

Posted by Anne Cauvin — 26 April 2013 at 6:15pm - Comments
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This year, Greenpeace returns to Glastonbury and it will be massive! But we need a lot of help. Would you like to come with us? We’ll be there with The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Dinosaur Jr., Django Django, Phoenix and many other amazing bands are playing. So why not join the Greenpeace crew and help save the Arctic?

This is what an unstoppable movement looks like

Posted by Rachael King — 25 April 2013 at 4:42pm - Comments

Last Saturday, more than 10,000 of us in more than 280 cities came together in a declaration of love for the Arctic. Thousands of volunteers, all around the world, speaking with one voice to send a clear message to politicians: the Arctic belongs to everyone.

Before I got involved in my local Greenpeace group, I remember thinking, am I the only person who cares about this? Today, I know that I'm part of an unstoppable movement to protect the planet from greed.

Telling the Arctic Truth

Posted by ben — 24 April 2013 at 10:51am - Comments

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” — Oscar Wilde

With so much at stake in the Arctic, and so much mind-boggling corporate ineptitude at play in places like Alaska, Greenpeace has taken matters into its own hands — or rather, put the power back in the hands of the everyday workers who are confronted nearly daily with the reality that the industry is simply not Arctic Ready.

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