Arctic Frontiers

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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With rights come responsibilities

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson, Greenpeace Nordic | 29 March, 2012 5 comments

I’m in sunny Stockholm this week, spring is here for sure and woolly hats and gloves are yet again stored away for next winter.  In a grand Natural History museum not so far from where I work sit scientists, Indigenous representatives,...

Obama goes back to the future with Shell in the Arctic

Blog entry by Dan Howells, Greenpeace USA | 29 March, 2012 3 comments

We've just heard that a federal judge in Alaska has decided to impose a powerful legal injunction on Greenpeace US which prohibits even legal protests within a certain distance of Shell’s vessels involved in Arctic drilling...

Exposing oil exploitation in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by JulietteH | 28 March, 2012 2 comments

The Arctic Council is meeting in Stockholm today, and government representatives will discuss the sustainability – or not - of Arctic oil. We received this video yesterday from our colleagues in Russia who have just returned from a...

23 years later and Shell has learned nothing from the Exxon Valdez disaster

Blog entry by Dan Howells, Greenpeace USA | 24 March, 2012 6 comments

Twenty-three years ago the Exxon Valdez ran aground at Bligh Reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound. The tanker spilled eleven million gallons of oil into the water, fouled 1,500 miles of Alaska’s coast and killed hundreds of...

Will brooms and shovels clean up the Arctic?

Blog entry by JulietteH | 16 March, 2012 3 comments

New Zealand and Finland are practically on opposite sides of the planet, and quite a long way away from Alaska. Yet, they are the two starting points for Shell’s fleet of rented and commissioned ships that are preparing to get together...

Judge rejects bulk of Shell's proposed restraining order against Greenpeace

Press release | 2 March, 2012 at 13:45

Amsterdam, 2 March 2012 - A federal judge in Alaska has rejected the bulk of a lawsuit brought by Shell Oil Company against Greenpeace USA which would have been one of the broadest and most restrictive in US legal history, according to the...

Shell Contracted Drillship.

Slideshow | 28 February, 2012

Activists, actor Lucy Lawless arrested following Shell Arctic drillship occupation

Press release | 27 February, 2012 at 11:56

Auckland, 27 February 2012 - The occupation of an Arctic-bound Shell drillship by six Greenpeace activists including actor Lucy Lawless ended this morning after police climbed the ship's drilling tower and arrested the group. (1) The protest was...

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