These two curious polar bears heard Statoil’s rig West Hercules was headed for their Arctic home, they decided to go inspect it for themselves. Find out more here
“No on Keystone XL” march with hundreds of activists w/ @350.org
Spotted! This walrus showed up on Friday as Greenpeace activists occupied an oil rig belonging to Russian oil giant, Gazprom, in order to protest against oil drilling in the Arctic (and the action is continuing today…).
Over 1.5 million people have already signed up to our campaign - and now it looks like the walruses are joining us too. Way to go!
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 its plans to drill here in the Pechora Sea….
I took part in this peaceful action today to declare — together with Russians and citizens around the world — an end to the madness that is putting the profits of an elite few above the interests and safety of the rest of us.
Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, in an open letter to the people of Russia today.
Words and images from participants of the Arctic Indigenous Peoples conference organised by Greenpeace, on the effect oil extraction has on the lives and cultures of indigenous peoples living in the Russian Arctic.
Jon Burgwald, of Greenpeace Denmark on a recent visit to northern Russia’s oilfields:
When you see, smell and taste the air from a massive pool of toxic production water your reaction is not controlled by your mind, but by your instincts. This huge rusted lake of “water” is used in the oil fields then pumped back into a massive pond where it kills everything in its path, until it flows directly into the local river — a river that was once so important for the locals.
The inhumanity and the blatant disregard for the environment and human life, struck me in a way I wouldn’t expect – especially after feeling so mentally prepared. Who does this to their own people, their own land, and their own wildlife?
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