Save the Arctic

There are some places on this Earth that are so important and fragile they should be protected at all costs. The Arctic is one of those places. It may seem far away but the health of the Arctic affects every person on this planet. It acts as the Earth’s heart, regulating our climate and circulating the ocean currents.

We have reached a defining moment in history. In 2012, the Arctic sea ice has fallen to the lowest level on record. In just 30 years, more than 75% of sea ice has disappeared.

Polar bears, walruses and narwhals are struggling to survive in a melting Arctic. Meanwhile oil companies like Shell are rushing in to extract previously inaccessible oil reserves, and coal companies are forging ahead to dramatically increase Australia’s coal production, putting the health of this pristine area at risk.

Without a government to protect it, the Arctic is vulnerable to exploitation. Greenpeace has a plan for people around the world to become guardians of the Arctic.

Together we will call on governments and the United Nations to turn the Arctic into a global sanctuary.

We have succeeded before. 30 years ago, Greenpeace led a movement to protect Antarctica. Today it remains a global sanctuary; a haven for scientific research and off-limits to exploitation.

Take a stand too and join the global movement to Save the Arctic.

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Tassie Arctic hero finally back home

Feature Story | 3 January, 2014 at 23:30

After a long journey, alongside his wife Chrissie and daughter Maddie, Colin Russell finally made it onto home soil at 10.55pm on Thursday 2 January 2013.

Arctic 30 to be held in Russian jail pending piracy investigation

Feature Story | 27 September, 2013 at 8:28

Today in a court in Murmansk, Russia, the Arctic 30 were seen by six judges. No charges were laid, but all 30 are still being detained

The video Shell doesn't want you to see

Feature Story | 28 August, 2013 at 8:25

The video of our rather hilarious hijack of Sunday's Shell-sponsored Formula 1 ceremony has been pulled by YouTube following a "Copyright" (AKA "Embarrassment") complaint.

Shell's priceless Grand Prix moment

Feature Story | 26 August, 2013 at 11:21

We exposed Shell’s dirty Arctic drilling plans at its biggest sponsor event of the year: the Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix. Watch the video of the priceless moment when we surprised Shell right before the presentation of the winner's trophy.

8 reasons why Shell can't be trusted in the Arctic

Feature Story | 7 January, 2013 at 14:20

Shell's most recent 'mishap' a few days ago was not the first setback the oil giant has suffered in its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In fact, it's the eighth in a growing list of reasons why Shell should not be trusted in the Arctic.

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