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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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Greenland approves more Arctic drilling for Cairn Energy

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 11 May, 2011 10 comments

Yesterday, the UK’s wildest wildcat oil company, Cairn Energy, received the news it has been waiting for when the Greenland Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum (BMP) gave final permission for the company to start its 2011 Arctic...

Iwi Fishing Boat Disrupts Oil Survey Ship

Blog entry by Nick Young | 23 April, 2011 4 comments

Today in the face of navy warship HMNZS Taupo , the crew of te Wh ā nau ā Apanui’s fishing boat San Pietro went fishing at a safe distance in front of the deep sea oil survey ship, Orient Explorer. The longline with ...

Deteriorating weather conditions force activists to end Arctic oil rig protest

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 22 April, 2011 4 comments

After bold action to stop Arctic drilling, the climbers have been forced by bad weather to end their protest onboard the world’s second largest oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson. Early this morning, activists intercepted the Cairn...

Deteriorating weather conditions force activists to end Arctic oil rig protest

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 17:43

Turkey, 22 April 2011 - Climbers from the environmental group Greenpeace have been forced by bad weather to end a protest onboard the world’s second largest oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson, which this morning left Turkey on a dangerous mission to...

Green activists continue Arctic oil rig occupation at sea

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 16:04

Turkey, 22 April 2011 - Climbers from the environmental group Greenpeace are still occupying an huge oil rig which departed from Turkey early this morning bound for a dangerous deep drilling operation in the Arctic. Campaigners boarded the 53...

Update: Climbers still occupying Arctic oil rig

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 22 April, 2011 6 comments

Climbers are still occupying the huge oil rig which departed from Turkey early this morning bound for a dangerous deep drilling operation in the off the coast of Greenland in the Arctic. Early this morning the activists ...

Beautiful Arctic

Slideshow | 1 March, 2011

BP Delays Dangerous Liberty Project in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean

Image | 2 December, 2010 at 9:40

We'd like to believe the polar bear on this photo, taken in August 2009, is just as happy today as news came in that drilling at BP's Liberty project in the Arctic has been delayed.

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