The Arctic sea ice minimum appears to have reached the lowest extent since records began in 1979 – a drop of at least 45 per cent according to data released by the NSIDC. In the Arctic alongside Greenpeace, scientists from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre and Cambridge University are conducting research on the ice.
The small holder palm oil project run by the farmers of Dosan village in Riau (Sumatra, Indonesia) is demonstrating that sustainable palm oil production and protection of Indonesia’s remaining rainforest can go hand in hand.
Senegal’s artisanal fishermen are experiencing a great increase in catches after the country’s government has cancelled the licenses of 29 foreign fishing trawlers in its waters.
The mayor and other residents of Point Hope, Alaska share their concerns about Shell’s offshore drilling plans in the Arctic. Residents of this town, also known as “Tikigaq,” have survived for generations off the bounty of the Chukchi Sea, which is now threatened by pollution, noise, and the risk of an oil spill that would come with offshore drilling.
Greenpeace is researching the world’s largest underwater canyons at the bottom of the Bering Sea using a Waitt Institute submarine. The Pribiloff and Zhemchug canyons are known as the “Grand Canyons of the Sea,” yet little is known about the diversity and distribution of life on the sea floor. Today, overfishing and destructive fishing methods like trawling are damaging these canyons and threatening the food supply for marine mammals, birds and Native communities who depend on the marine ecosystem.
The campaign was launched today because the Arctic Circle is defined as the area of the globe where on the summer solstice – June 21st – the sun doesn’t set for a whole day.
Shell is due to begin exploratory drilling at two offshore sites in the Alaskan Arctic in the coming weeks. If Shell is successful this summer, an Arctic oil rush will be sparked and the push to carve up the region will accelerate. Russian oil giant Gazprom is also pushing into the offshore Arctic this year.
It is time to Save the Arctic.
Our leaders won’t listen to her, but they’ll listen to you. What do you have to say to those who want to destroy the Arctic? Tell us in a comment!
Greenpeace, Jude Law, Radiohead and hundreds of thousands of people around the world are coming together to demand we save the Arctic from oil drilling, industrial fishing and militarization
Twenty years after the original Earth Summit, the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior arrives in Rio to urge politicians and negotiators not to leave the oceans out of any new deal to protect the planet. Thousands of visitors take the chance to look round the organisation’s newest and greenest vessel.
n international Greenpeace alpine team delivers messages of support and hope for the victims of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi to the summit of Mt Fuji. Collected from thousands of people in Japan and all over the world, Greenpeace hopes that these messages will help unite the people of Japan in opposition to nuclear power, and encourage the Japanese authorities to listen to them. At the same time, another group of Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner at Lake Kawaguchiko, in the shadow of Mt Fuji.
For World Water Day we decided to tell you a little secret, just wash and learn.