As the lovely people at Greenpeace continue their fight to save the Arctic, we remember their biggest victories from the past 40 years; a few of the many moments when this band of tree-huggers raged against the machine and won. Long live Greenpeace, and all those that fight for the planet!
1The First Victory
After the first Greenpeace action in 1971, the US abandons nuclear testing grounds at Amchitka Island, Alaska in February 1972. Aside from the numerous risks to human health such as a dramatic spike in cancer rates, the effects of nuclear tests leave lasting scars on the environment. Along with unlivable levels of radiation, nuclear testing can inflict widespread damage to marine environments and the Ciguatera poisoning of fish, and can trigger disasters such as landslides, earthquakes and tsunamis.