Save the Arctic

Last edited 14 March 2014 at 1:26pm

The fragile Arctic is under threat from both climate change and oil drilling. As climate change melts the Arctic ice, oil companies are moving in to extract more of the fossil fuels that caused the melt in the first place. But above the Arctic circle, freezing temperatures, a narrow drilling window and a remote location mean that an oil spill would be almost impossible to deal with. It's a catastrophe waiting to happen. Greenpeace is working to halt climate change and to stop this new oil rush at the top of the world.

Campaign updates

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Earlier this morning we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk.It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the...
Posted by ben - 6 June, 2014 - 13:09
The bridge of the Esperanza, with the Transocean Spitsbergen oil rig in the back

The 'get lost zone' - a novel concept in international law

Desperate times call for desperate measures. That seems to be the thinking of Norway's petroleum ministry, which yesterday issued a highly irregular order in...
Posted by Daniel Simons - 30 May, 2014 - 12:32
Sign on Bear Island

9 things you didn't know about Bear Island (including 'What is Bear Island?')

There is a fairly good chance this is the first time you've heard about Bear Island. Don’t be alarmed. First time I heard about the island was less than two...
Posted by Erlend Tellnes - 28 May, 2014 - 15:37

Taking action, in freedom

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...
Posted by faiza_oulahsen - 1 May, 2014 - 12:59

Six responses to your pension fund about their investment in Shell

Shell is treading on thin ice. It has already spent over $5 billion on its Arctic drilling venture, but the company has yet to produce a single drop of Arctic...
Posted by Charlie Kronick - 1 April, 2014 - 12:27

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