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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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Into thin ice

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 25 August, 2011 6 comments

The cracking and rumbling when the ship pushes the ice flows aside to make passage; the countless shades of blue and white in the ice, sea, and melt water; the feeling of being completely removed from the ordinary world, without...

The risks of investing in Arctic oil drilling

Blog entry by Bex - Greenpeace UK | 25 August, 2011 3 comments

On Tuesday, Cairn Energy published its half-yearly results . There isn't much for the company to shout about in there; halfway through their 2011 drilling season, they have yet to find any oil in the Arctic. Keen to spin these...

Shell: "Something has gone wrong here"

Blog entry by Bex | 19 August, 2011 3 comments

Shell has apologised for the North Sea oil spill and for its own lack of transparency saying: "The fact is something has gone wrong here, so whatever risk assessment we made about the condition of these pipes has proven to be wrong...

A couple questions for Shell

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 17 August, 2011 8 comments

What does the ongoing North Sea oil spill say about Shell’s plans to open up the Arctic , where an accident would be all but impossible to clean up? Personally, it seems to me that if Shell can’t get it right in the supposedly...

Published: Cairn's oil spill response plan!

Blog entry by Bex | 15 August, 2011 2 comments

All rights reserved . Credit: Cairn Energy Page one of Cairn's spill response plan You know that oil spill response plan that Cairn has been refusing to publish? The one that tens of thousands of you asked to see...

Risky business in the far north

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 4 August, 2011 4 comments

Today Cairn Energy published the latest operational update for its risky oil drilling off Greenland and the news, at least for the wildcat oil company, was far from good. For the second year in succession Cairn has announced it ...

Polar Bears occupy Cairn Energy's Headquarters

Blog entry by JulietteH | 18 July, 2011 12 comments

A few moments ago, fifty polar bears entered Cairn Energy's Edinburgh headquarters and occupied it. Their purpose? To look for Cairn's elusive Arctic oil spill response plan, and to take your messages to the heart of the company. ...

Jedi, we need your help. There has been a disturbance in the Force.

Blog entry by JamesS - Greenpeace UK | 1 July, 2011 18 comments

Last night – at approximately 18:30 – our communications equipment took a direct hit . After providing nearly 2 million transmissions of our latest Rebellion underground message “VW: The Dark Side”, our YouTube films and channel were...

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