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Arctic Drilling

Cold Hands, Determined Hearts

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

I've been an activist since the age of 15. I've seen the inside of a prison cell for the cause, but nobody -- even with experience -- can honestly say that there is no fear when you set out to take action involving risk to personal safety, or the risk of imprisonment.

Greenpeace Activists Intercept Russian Ship

AP | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

MOSCOW (AP) — More than a dozen Greenpeace activists have intercepted a ship carrying Russian oil workers to a floating oil platform in Russia's Arc...

In the Icy North, Risk of an Arctic Oil Disaster Looms

Rocky Kistner | Posted 10.21.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Across the nation's breadbasket, many farmers are out of time waiting for cooling rains to salvage crops blistered by one of the hottest and driest summers on record. But up in the frigid arctic, another battle with nature is playing out; the race against ice.

'Curtain Of Opportunity For 2012' Closing On Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 10.15.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shell Oil's delay in drilling Arctic Ocean exploratory wells off Alaska's northern shores is not due to heavy ice or federa...

Recent Mishaps Raise Doubts About Arctic Drilling Safety

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

The mishap -- along with a series of other troubling setbacks -- raises a question that some of us have been asking for the past year: Are we really ready to drill in such a remote and risky setting?

Walking the Waters: How to Bring the Major Oil Companies Ashore and Halt the Destruction of Our Oceans

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The Obama administration has been fast-tracking Shell's dangerous drilling plan, while paying remarkably little attention to the ecological fears it raises and the potential devastation a major spill or spills would cause to the native peoples of the north.

Shell Scales Back Arctic Drilling Plans

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shell Oil Co. says it has downsized its plan for off-shore drilling in the Arctic this year. Shell now hopes...

Lifting the Anchor on Change

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

In the years to come, when we look back at the lost mooring of a Shell drill ship, we can say that this was when we lifted our collective anchor and set course for a green, sustainable and peaceful society. This must be our turning point.

Only Three Years of Offshore Oil in the Arctic

Kevin Grandia | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Recently released US government documents show there is a scant 3.3 years worth of oil sitting off the shores of the Arctic -- one of the last pristine places left on the planet.

Climate Emergency: A Five-Part Action Plan

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

If we had acted 20 or 30 years ago, when the alarm bells were first sounded, the transition to a climate safe world could have been more gradual and less disruptive. Now, time is short.

Shell Oil Ship Mishap In Alaska Fuels Concerns

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Shell Oil drilling ship that slipped its anchor in Alaska's Dutch Harbor raises serious concerns about the company's abil...

Conservation Groups Sue Over Arctic Spill Response Plans

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups sued the federal government Tuesday over its approval of oil spill response plans for an Ar...

Threatened Arctic Deserves Protection

Richard Steiner | Posted 07.31.2014 | Science
Richard Steiner

The Arctic is one of most pristine and unique regions of our planet, but it is now in crisis from two serious threats -- climate change and industrialization.

Arctic Birds: Global Travelers at Risk in Rush to Drill

Jane Alexander | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Jane Alexander

Well, every story has conflict and conflict is raging in the Arctic now over oil and gas drilling. Enormous oil giants are lobbying furiously for the rights to drill in more and more places with fewer and fewer safeguards.

Celebrities Campaign With Greenpeace For An Arctic Sanctuary

AP | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Hollywood heavyweights threw their star power behind environmental causes on Thursday, advocating for the creation of an Arcti...

How Worried Should We Be About Climate Change?

David Vognar | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
David Vognar

Simply put: Is climate change something to be worried about enough to take bold action against or something to merely keep an eye on?

Environmental Groups Push Back Against Shell Arctic Permits

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Environmental and Alaska Native groups on Wednesday appealed an air permit granted by the Environmental Protection Agency t...

Lucia Graves

Anti-Arctic Drilling Activists Swarm The White House | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Because sometimes to get your point across you need to dress up as an Arctic Tern, scores of anti-drilling activists on Tuesday gathered...

Why Safeguarding the Arctic Is a Must

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

To put strong protections in place will require everyone to work collaboratively. That is the only way to help safeguard the Arctic from a disastrous oil spill.

Growing Up, Falling in Love

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Robert Koehler

We have to begin thinking and organizing ourselves beyond the arbitrary constraints of nations and beyond our current, resource-devouring economic system. We have to imagine a global culture that doesn't pit humanity against nature.

President Obama: What Is It Going to Take to Stop Shell's Arctic Drilling?

Cindy Shogan | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Cindy Shogan

The reasons not to drill just keep mounting -- and the reasons to drill? Well, there seems to be just one, and I can't say it in politically correct company. I can give you a hint: Republican rhetoric and the 2012 presidential election.

Big Oil's Arctic Bet: A Fool's Risk

David Yarnold | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
David Yarnold

If there is a spot on Earth as sacred or as critical to the future of our wild birds as the Gulf of Mexico, it is the unspoiled Arctic. The potential harm from a BP-scale spill is almost beyond comprehension.

Shell Arctic Spill Response Plan Approved

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal offshore drilling regulators on Wednesday approved Shell Oil's spill response plan for exploratory drilling in the ...

Shell's Lawsuit Against Environmental Organizations Courts Disaster

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Shell is suing 12 environmental organizations to preempt legal challenges to exploration in the Arctic Ocean. It's a bully image that can only hurt, and Shell should know better because it's happened to them over and over again.

A Dangerous Gamble in the Arctic

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Bill Meadows

The Arctic recently sent a strong warning that hubris has no place in one of the world's most challenging, high-stakes environments. Shell Oil, which is ready to take a dangerous drilling gamble in the Arctic's icy waters, should take note.