Victory! Shell pulls out of the Alaskan Arctic

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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Greenpeace challenges US approval for Shell's Arctic oil drilling

Blog entry by Travis Nichols | 11 July, 2012 9 comments

Greenpeace and a coalition of environmental groups were due to file a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the U.S. government’s approval of Shell’s spill response plan in the Arctic. The suit alleges that Shell’s plan has not met the ...

Discovering the Arctic, for a cause

Blog entry by Yvette Sena Blankson and Miryam Justo | 10 July, 2012 7 comments

Far away from their homes in Peru and Ghana, Girl Scout Miryam Justo and Girl Guide Yvette Sena Blankson spent a week on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, travelling to the edge of the Arctic sea ice in support of the Save...

Crew on the Arctic Sunrise

Slideshow | 10 July, 2012

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...

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