Russia has seized a Greenpeace ship in the Arctic after activits scaled an oil platform owned by state energy giant Gazprom to protest against planned drilling on the Arctic shelf.
An international tribunal has ruled that Russia must pay millions in damages to the Netherlands for seizing a Greenpeace icebreaker in 2013. Russian officials had also detained activists aboard the Dutch-flagged ship.
An international arbitration panel has ruled Russia must compensate the Netherlands for seizing a Greenpeace ship. The Dutch-flagged Arctic Sunrise had been protesting Arctic oil drilling.
As climate change melts the Arctic sea ice, industrial fishing fleets are advancing further north in search of cod. Bad news for the pristine ecosystem, says Greenpeace expert Frida Bengtsson, in an interview with DW.
Climate change is melting Arctic sea ice, opening new fishing grounds. In response to a Greenpeace campaign, the fishing industry has voluntarily imposed a ban on expanding trawling to previously ice-covered areas.
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