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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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Renewable energy, better car efficiency can save the Arctic from oil drilling

Press release | 5 June, 2012 at 11:00

Berlin, June 5, 2012 – A major expansion of renewable energy and more energy efficient vehicles can end the world’s dependence on fossil fuels and save the fragile Arctic from the destruction of oil exploration, according to a new comprehensive...

Russia’s oil leaks – a forgotten disaster

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 22 May, 2012 4 comments

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,...

Out in the cold: why Shell's Arctic plans are a risky investment

Blog entry by Charlie Kronick, Greenpeace UK | 22 May, 2012

The past few weeks has been dubbed by many as the 'shareholder spring' . Chief executives of some of the world’s biggest companies – Aviva, Cairn Energy, RBS, and HSBC among others – have suffered as shareholders have expressed...

Nordica Icebreaker Action in Germany

Image | 7 May, 2012 at 10:39

Greenpeace activists intercept and protest against the Finnish icebreaker 'Nordica' in the Baltic Sea close to Ruegen in order to prevent the ship from heading to Shell’s Arctic oil drilling project in the north of Alaska. Activists in...

Swimmers block Shell Arctic icebreaker en route to Alaska

Press release | 4 May, 2012 at 14:00

Fehmern Belt, Denmark/Germany, 4 May 2012 – Greenpeace activists this morning swam in front of an icebreaker in the waters between Germany and Denmark to stop it from reaching the Arctic. The icebreaker Nordica is part of Shell's support fleet to...

Greenpeace Nordic intercepts Shell icebreaker to thwart Arctic drilling

Press release | 3 May, 2012 at 10:02

Öland, Sweden, 3 May 2012 – Greenpeace Nordic activists today intercepted at open sea and boarded a Shell-contracted icebreaker, the Nordica, to continue its protest against the oil major’s destructive plans to start drilling in the pristine...

Greenpeace Nordic intercepts Shell ship (again)

Blog entry by JulietteH | 3 May, 2012 6 comments

Greenpeace Nordic activists today intercepted at open sea and boarded a Shell-contracted icebreaker, the Nordica, to continue its protest against the oil major’s destructive plans to start drilling in the pristine Arctic region . Just...

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Video | 1 May, 2012 at 18:37

Activists from six countries talk about their motivation to take action against a Shell icebreaker in Finland.

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