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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Discovering Abundant Corals at Shell's Arctic Drill Site

Video | 2 August, 2012 at 9:40

During the first research submarine dive in the Chukchi Sea, Greenpeace marine biologist John Hocevar discovered abundant Gersemia rubiformis corals, also known as sea raspberry, where Shell hopes to begin Arctic offshore drilling this summer.

Point Hope, Alaska and Shell's offshore drilling plans

Video | 31 July, 2012 at 17:00

The mayor and other residents of Point Hope, Alaska share their concerns about Shell's offshore drilling plans in the Arctic. Residents of this town, also known as "Tikigaq," have survived for generations off the bounty of the Chukchi Sea, which...

Arctic Defender: Chinese Musician Hu Haiquan

Video | 30 July, 2012 at 17:11

Hu Haiquan is one half of Yu Quan; perhaps one of the most famous pop duos in mainland China. He went with Greenpeace to the Arctic to find out more about the area and the rapid changes currently taking place at the very top of our planet...

Blogging from the Arctic

Video | 25 July, 2012 at 15:50

Lam Fai Fred (林輝) is a popular social activist from Hong Kong with many regular columns in local newspapers. Fred joined Greenpeace in the Arctic to learn more about this pristine region and vital sea ice research.

It’s not often you can say that you made history

Blog entry by Sarah Shoraka | 25 July, 2012 1 comment

This week, people like you and me, all around the world, stood up to #tellshell – no. We don’t have as much money as Shell but we do have courage and creativity on our side and with a million people already signed up to our scroll to...

Scientists at work in the Arctic

Slideshow | 23 July, 2012

Come together, to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Sir Paul McCartney | 23 July, 2012 30 comments

1968. That was a hell of a year. The people were on the streets, revolution
 was in the air, we released the White Album, and perhaps the most
 influential photograph of all time was taken by an astronaut called William

My Big Air Conditioner

Video | 21 July, 2012 at 16:06

Tereapii Williams is an activist and the Bosun on board the greenpeace ship Esperanza, currently on its way to the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic. This week, he does not feel alone in the fight to save the Arctic as he watched people worldwide take...

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