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Arctic Drilling

Greenpeace To Shell: Stop 'Polluting Our Kids' Imaginations'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green

Greenpeace’s most recent video targets popular toy brand Lego for its partnership with Shell. Though it begins innocently enough, panning over a Leg...

The New North

Peter Neill | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

The new north -- a phrase that slowly seeps into the geopolitical discussion and suggests that in the changes, overt and still to come, in the norther...

Lt. Governor Candidate Says State Should 'Invade' Arctic Refuge

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Dan Sullivan, the mayor of Anchorage and a Republican primary candidate in the Alaska lieutenant governor's race, has a plan for the much-contested Ar...

Democratic Senator Releases Pro-Arctic-Drilling Ad On Earth Day

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

As the world celebrates Earth Day, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) is out with a new ad touting his support for oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean. In th...

Four Years Later, Full Effects Of Deepwater Horizon Still Unknown

Cindy Shogan | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

No matter what BP is saying, the oil is still not gone -- it still lingers, impacting wildlife and the lives that depend upon it.

President Obama, Put the Arctic Off-Limits to Big Oil

Robert Redford | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Robert Redford

Four years ago this week, BP's Deepwater Horizon drill platform exploded. Eleven workers died that day. Their bodies were never found. Over the next 87 days, 210 million gallons of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. It fouled fishing grounds, ravaged the coastline, and shut down tourism. The world got an ugly look at some of the terrible hidden costs of fossil fuels. Spill-related health problems plague the people and the wildlife of the Gulf to this very day. I personally hoped that we, as a nation, would quickly learn from this tragedy and move swiftly to prevent a repeat disaster in our most vulnerable coastal environments. So it boggles the mind that Shell Oil is still determined to drill in one of the most fragile and remote ecosystems on Earth: the Arctic Ocean -- the last bastion of America's polar bears, endangered bowhead whales and other rare wildlife.

There's More Good News For The Arctic

Ted Danson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

Alaska has already seen more than its fair share of oil disasters, and drilling in the Arctic will inevitably bring another spill. We ask you, do we really need another Exxon Valdez?

Arctic Withdrawal?

David Burwell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
David Burwell

The challenges of drilling for oil in the Arctic can be summed up in two words: timing and risk. It now seems that these two factors are driving companies elsewhere.

The Climate Post: Obama Promises Strong Action on Climate Change, Energy Independence in State of the Union Address

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

In his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama took just 5 minutes of the 65-minute speech to cover energy and environment issues. He ...

Shell To Stop Drilling In Alaska In 2014

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 01.30.2014 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Shell, Europe's largest oil company, will stop drilling for oil in Alaska this year as it cuts back on investments and tries to rev...

Greenpeace Captain Describes Fear Felt In Russian Jail

AP | IRINA TITOVA | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The U.S. captain of the Greenpeace ship seized by the Russian coast guard described on Sunday the stress and fear he a...

UN Court Orders Release Of Greenpeace Ship And Crew

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

BERLIN (AP) — A U.N.-mandated tribunal has ordered Russia to immediately release a Greenpeace ship and its crew in return for a 3.6 million euro ($5...

Senators Mark Kirk and Maria Cantwell Go on the Offense to Protect the Arctic Refuge

Cindy Shogan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

The Arctic Refuge and its Coastal Plain -- the Refuge's "biological heart" -- are home to polar bears, grizzly bears, wolves, wolverines, muskoxen and more than 130 species of migratory birds.

They're Backkkk...

Cindy Shogan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

In June, President Obama said, "we can't just drill our way out of the energy and climate challenge that we face." Interior Secretary Jewell recently echoed this sentiment and when talking about the Arctic, said that "some places are just too special to drill."

Greenpeace Activists Arrive In St. Petersburg

AP | VITNIJA SALDAVA | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The 30 people arrested following a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil rig were transferred ...

Greenpeace Takes Protest To Dizzying Heights

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Ten Greenpeace activists scaled Barcelona's landmark Sagrada Familia basilica Friday to demand the release of 30 people jailed in Russia for taking pa...

Kate Sheppard

Greenpeace Reports Theft Ahead Of Protests Against 'Arctic 30' Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of demonstrations against the detention of 30 Greenpeace protesters arrested 30 days ago by Russian authorities, the activist...

Nobel Laureates Call On Putin To Free Greenpeace Activists

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green

MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to drop piracy charges against 30 p...

Greenpeace Head Offers Up Himself As Bail

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green

By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The head of Greenpeace offered on Wednesday to move to Russia and stand as security for...

Russian Oil Giant Prepares To Tap Arctic

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green

MOSCOW, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Gazprom has announced that it is on track to begin oil production this year at the Prirazlomnoye Arctic oil project that h...

Russian Court Jails 6 More Greenpeace Activists

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.29.2013 | Green

MOSCOW — A court in the northern Russian city of Murmansk on Sunday sent all eight remaining Greenpeace activists to jail for two months, showin...

Destabilization of Arctic Sea Ice Would Be Game Over for Climate

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The Arctic sea ice is the most famous visual indicator of climate change. This year the climate deniers took the lead to explain what's going on with the Arctic sea ice.

Putin: 'Completely Obvious' That Greenpeace Activists Aren't Pirates

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Greenpeace activists apprehended after trying to scale an offshore oil ...

Taking a Stand for Our Arctic Ocean

Cindy Shogan | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

In June, President Obama said, "we can't just drill our way out of the energy and climate challenge that we face." I am hopeful that the president will heed his own advice, and keep our Arctic Ocean safe from dirty and dangerous oil drilling.

Staying Silent Would Be the Real Crime

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Are they ignoring the warnings? Are we not shouting loud enough? Surely, Shell's disaster-prone foray into the Alaskan Arctic was sufficient warning of the dangers of Arctic oil?