In Pictures: Arctic Frontiers, the natural wonders on the top of the world

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Narwhals caught breaching in icy waters

Today we launch our campaign to protect the fragile ocean on top of the world. These images illustrate the rich biodiversity of the region and give you an idea of what is at stake if industrial fishing fleets move even further North to exploit these waters, where ethereal, otherworldly, translucent sea angels hover and the unicorns of the sea, narwahls live.

Shell's AGM and Arctic oil drilling

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Watch updates from Shell's 2015 AGM live.

Crazy weather and crazy politicians

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Australian bush fires, NSW 2013

Sydney Harbour Bridge was barely visible through the smoke and amber coloured sky. Men covered in protective clothing sprayed water at the blazing bush. A row of four ducks swiftly waddled their way out of danger.

That was the first time I had seen my new home, Sydney, for over two months. I couldn’t smell or feel the burning heat from the fires but I witnessed the fires and their destructive paths on the TV, the TV inside my Russian prison cell.

VIDEO: There’s a badass in Brussels

Posted by Elena Polisano — 4 April 2013 at 10:35pm - Comments

There's something big happening in Europe right now. Politicians are debating laws that could drastically cut CO2 from cars. And less CO2 means less need for oil and a safer Arctic.

Let's smash CO2 emissions! Check out our latest video and tell our politicians that we want cleaner cars now.

LIVE: Arctic oil drilling platform occupied by activists

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Activists board the Gazprom Prirazlomnaya oil drilling platform, Russia
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Activists board the Gazprom Prirazlomnaya oil drilling platform, Russia


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 to try and commercially produce offshore Arctic oil anywhere on the planet.

Paula Bear spotted roaming around Festivals

Posted by Nic S — 10 August 2012 at 1:28pm - Comments
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An Arctic encounter, at festivals UK-wide

This 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.

Greenpeace TV: the Arctic Rising will be televised!

Posted by petespeller — 1 August 2012 at 10:12am - Comments

Last week we tried something new. We had teams out across the country shutting down Shell petrol stations to protetst their plans to drill for oil in the Arctic this summer. But that wasn't the new part, we've done that before. We wanted to find a way to bring the experience of the activists to everyone who supported the campaign but couldn't be out on the streets themselves. So we decided to run a live, 12-hour broadcast of the action, with the footage being played out as it came in, or with a short delay.

Live: mass closure of Shell petrol stations in London and Edinburgh

Posted by Nic S — 16 July 2012 at 7:08am - Comments
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Oil spill prevention unit out in force in London today to #tellshell not to destroy the Arctic

It's action stations at the petrol stations. Right now, teams of Greenpeace volunteers are shutting Shell forecourts across London and Edinburgh. The teams are fanning out across the two cities, going station to station shutting down the pumps. In total, over 100 forecourts will be out of action, and it's all because Shell has a fleet of vessels on its way to the Arctic where they'll be drilling for oil in the next few weeks.

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