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A sinister presence

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | 26 May, 2011 7 comments

I’m writing this from the lounge of the Esperanza, and as I look to my right out of a porthole I can see the coast of Greenland. It’s 15 miles away but the mountains are so huge it feels like you could reach out and touch them. They...

Our modern-day Thule needs protecting

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 27 May, 2011 2 comments

Medieval geographers referred to very distant places as Ultima Thule, beyond the "borders of the known world", but even before that, as far back the classical period, authors like Strabo and Pliny talked of a mysterious,...

Denmark willing to ban marmite but not risky deep sea Arctic oil drilling

Blog entry by Nick Young | 25 May, 2011 2 comments

Our little jar of marmite on board the Arctic Sunrise has polarized the crew – you either love it or you loath it. There’s no middle ground and, for some reason, it’s a popular topic of discussion over breakfast in the mess. So this...

VIDEO: Calling on the Leiv Eiriksson

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 28 May, 2011 1 comment

Having recently travelled through the aptly-named “Iceberg Alley” here off Greenland, I’ve seen first-hand the extreme conditions Cairn Energy want to drill for oil in this year. The sight of giant chunks of ice, some of them hidden...

Statoil Protests in New Zealand

Image | 2 October, 2014 at 13:11

Greenpeace New Zealand activists smeared in fake oil greet guests arriving at the part-Statoil sponsored Petroleum Summit dinner. Twenty-six activists line up outside the entrance to the Auckland Museum Event Centre to call on Statoil to abandon...

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