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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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10 photos that show the power of the #PeopleVsShell

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | July 17, 2015

Shell's Arctic drilling fleet is currently on its way to one of the most remote areas on the planet, and the public spotlight on the oil giant is only getting brighter. Hot on the heels of the inspiring protests against Shell in ...

Close your eyes and imagine an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | July 17, 2015

This is a story about the frozen ocean at the top of our planet. It's wild and untouched, and at the moment it's owned by everyone and no-one. This is the Arctic high seas, the wild west of the high north, and our global commons. But...

OSPAR victory: Arctic protection is one step closer

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | July 1, 2015

The Arctic Ocean is currently the world's most vulnerable ocean. But the hope is this will soon change. At a meeting held in Ostend, Belgium, last week, the  OSPAR Convention agreed to adopt specific measures  to protect its Arctic...

I'm Standing Between Shell and the Arctic. Join Me.

Blog entry by Audrey Siegl | June 18, 2015

Editor's Note:  Today, First Nations artist and activist Audrey Siegl stood on a small boat bravely confronting Shell's 300-foot-tall Arctic drilling platform in Canadian waters off the coast of British Columbia on its way to the...

Activists say ShellNo! as oil rig departs for Arctic

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | June 16, 2015

Today, Shell Oil’s drilling rig — the Polar Pioneer — left port to drill in the Arctic. Shell received government permission to drill in the Arctic this summer despite its  history of failures and safety violations , the Obama...

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