Protect the Arctic

Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. The Arctic is under threat from both climate change and increased oil drilling.

 

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Getting the Arctic 30 home

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | December 3, 2013

Australian activist Colin Russell has finally been released from a St. Petersburg detention center, the last of the Arctic 30 detainees to be freed on bail after the seizure of the Greenpeace International ship  Arctic Sunrise  more...

Standing up against dangerous oil drilling - from the Arctic to Aotearoa

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 16, 2013

We’re very close to the site where Texan oil giant Anadarko want to drill, around 110 nautical miles off the west coast of New Zealand. November’s warming sun in our eyes, the stinging salt water on our faces and the whiff of sun cream...

In Russia, the future of the Arctic is up for debate

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | November 7, 2013

The Russian public are far less sure than Gazprom about the question of drilling in the Arctic.  In a poll produced by Russian research agency FOM , 42% said drilling and mining in the Arctic was not appropriate. Just behind the 45%...

From Russia with love - letters from the Arctic 30

Blog entry by efreeman | November 4, 2013

We've received a number of letters now from the Arctic 30. We'd like to share a few highlights from a sample of them. They reveal what life is like for them in Murmansk, and how important your support is to them. British detainee...

Gazprom vs. Greenpeace Arctic 30

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | November 1, 2013

Russia's overreaction to the Greenpeace Arctic protest — and their ludicrous waffling on the actual charges — will not work out well for Russia. Their extraordinary response will more likely help the global climate movement meet its...

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