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The Arctic

The Arctic is something that is in grave danger of being lost forever. Already, the past seven years have seen the lowest minimum sea ice coverage ever recorded and this year has joined the list. The repercussions are serious, and further decline of the Arctic sea ice can spiral towards fatal consequences. It is clear that the human footprint has profoundly altered the planet in ways that we never imagined.

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The Arctic matters to us all

Blog entry by Xiaoning Shen | 6 July, 2012 1 comment

It took 30 hours of flights and another 30 hours on the Arctic Sunrise to get here. That is a lot of travelling – but there is a story unfolding up here, on top of the world, so important that I had to go and witness it in person.

Ends of the Earth

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 July, 2012 8 comments

Corporations look to plunder Earth’s polar resources The World’s multinational corporations face an unrelenting problem. Resource extraction has met Earth’s limits. The great fortunes of history were made by plundering resources,...

Humpback Whales in Alaska

Image | 4 July, 2012 at 9:52

Humpback whales feed amongst a colony of seabirds, seen from on board the Esperanza in the Unimak pass, Alaska. The Alaskan Arctic Expedition highlights the need to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources...

Radiohead and Jude Law team up in video to #SaveTheArctic

Blog entry by JulietteH | 3 July, 2012 9 comments

We’ve teamed up with Radiohead and actor Jude Law to make a fantastic video to Save the Arctic. Take a minute to watch it yourself and then spread the message by sharing it with your friends and family. Oil companies are using...

Homeless Polar Bear in London

Video | 2 July, 2012 at 13:30

Greenpeace, Jude Law, Radiohead and hundreds of thousands of people around the world are coming together to demand we save the Arctic from oil drilling, industrial fishing and militarization. Join us at http://www.savethearctic.org

Scouting the remains of the Arctic

Blog entry by Yvette Sena Blankson and Miryam Justo | 2 July, 2012 2 comments

On Saturday, June 30, we heard a sound we will never forget. When the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise reached the edge of the Arctic sea ice, the sound of the ice scraping and scratching the hull of the ship was strong and it...

Seeking a new dawn of Arctic protection

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 29 June, 2012 13 comments

Before going back to the Arctic this summer I talked with a good friend of mine, who asked me: “Do you remember how they referred to age in old novels?” “No,” I replied. “Well, they’d say: ‘She’s 17 summers.’ And out of your 33...

Arctic Sunrise 2012 aka Motley Crew Tour

Image | 29 June, 2012 at 15:47

From Left to Right - Thom Looney, Hu Haiquan, Miryam Justo, Yvette Sena Blankson, Bob Graham, Dr John Fletcher, Fredrick Lam. Launching from Svalbard, Norway, 78 degrees north of the equator, the ship begins a month-long expedition to the ice...

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