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Protect the Arctic

We all depend on the health of the Arctic. But companies and governments want to drill for oil in the melting waters. Burning oil caused the melting in the first place. We need to protect the Arctic waters from oil drilling and industrial fishing. Join us and demand world leaders declare a global sanctuary around the North Pole.

 

 

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SUCCESS! Shell stops Arctic oil drilling for this year

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | September 17, 2012

You did it. For over six months, huge numbers of us have been pressuring Shell to stay out of the Arctic. Well this morning, company bosses announced they were scrapping their oil drilling programme for this year. It's a huge ...

Together we can save the Arctic

Blog entry by Richard George | June 27, 2012

The Arctic is under threat. As you read this, oil companies and politicians are plotting to carve up the icy north, extending their national territories and searching for drill sites. But with your help, we can draw a line in the...

Greenpeace, the Yes Men and the inside story of #ShellFail

Blog entry by James Turner | June 12, 2012

Original #ShellFail video here. Shell has spent billions trying to persuade the world that Arctic drilling is not as obscene as it really is. The company opens its giant war chest every time it needs to put a message in front...

Russia’s oil leaks – a forgotten disaster

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | May 25, 2012

It’s late in the evening, but the sun has not yet settled here in Usinsk in the northernmost part of Russia where my Russian colleague and I arrived in a storming blizzard a few days ago. Located just at the border of the Arctic,...

Sailing, satellites and sadness

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | September 20, 2011

Four decades ago, around the same time that Greenpeace was founded, scientists began studying the Arctic sea ice from satellites. At that time, the greatest threat to humanity was the development and use of nuclear weapons. Now we...

Sea ice: melting, melting...

Blog entry by JulietteH | September 19, 2011

The National Snow and Ice Data Center in the US has announced that Arctic sea ice has reached its annual minimum. It is, as we guessed last week, the second lowest extent in recorded history, just behind the all-time record from 2007.

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