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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 chaotic case of Shell’s non-Arctic ready Arctic fleet

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 19 July, 2012

UPDATE : Over the weekend, Shell quite literally ran into further problems with its near-farcical attempts to drill in the Arctic when its dilapidated drillship Noble Discoverer appeared to run aground after slipping its...

Twitter competition: #TellShell to stay out of the Arctic and win one of 50 very cool...

Blog entry by JulietteH | 18 July, 2012 11 comments

UPDATE: The competition is now closed - Polar bears won. Make sure you follow @ Greenpeace on twitter so we can DM you in case you're one of the 50 randomly picked winner! Shell is getting ready to start exploratory oil drilling...

Shell Drill Ship Noble Discoverer

Slideshow | 17 July, 2012

Greenpeace shows Shell the way forward

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 13 July, 2012 6 comments

Speaking from within the headquarters of oil major Shell on Friday, the words of Greenpeace Netherlands executive director Sylvia Borren were clear:  "My first move as the new CEO of Shell is simple and effective: no drilling for oil...

Seeing Arctic sea ice in 3D

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 13 July, 2012 1 comment

Every day of the year, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado, updates it’s satellite image of the Arctic sea ice extent. Presently, we are on track for a historic low this year and it seems the...

New Shell CEO halts Arctic Drilling

Blog entry by Sylvia Borren, new CEO of Shell | 13 July, 2012 8 comments

Today is an historic day for Shell. For years, Shell has been investing its money in polluting oil drilling. From the Niger Delta to the Canadian Boreal forests people have to deal with the consequences of our environmentally...

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