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Kate Sheppard

The Long, Strange Case Of An Arctic Whistleblower

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The long, strange story of Charles Monnett, a wildlife biologist who spent 14 years working in Alaska for the Department of Interior, is...

The Trail of the Whales: Look How Far We've Come

Doreen Walton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Doreen Walton

We've nearly made it to the end of our journey. My toddler and I have been following the grey whale migration up the west coast of the Americas. I pieced the journey together using public transport, on a tight budget and tight schedule.

Latest Shell Debacle in Alaska Part of a Larger Pattern of Risk and Failure

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Shell has poured billions of dollars into offshore Arctic drilling, but no matter how much it spends, it cannot make the effort anything but a terrifying gamble. And if Shell, the most profitable company on Earth, can't buy its way to safety in Alaska, nobody can.

Shell Ends 2012 Arctic Ocean Drilling Off Alaska

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Shell Oil's flotilla of Arctic Ocean vessels is heading for warmer waters. Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced that it concluded exp...

Revisiting an Arctic Tale of Ice and Shell

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

In light of all the recent developments the Obama administration has an unique opportunity, a turning point.

Of Ice, Whales, and Lack of Leadership

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Before the 2010 election, the House, under Democratic control, attempted to raise the liability cap. When the Republicans took over in January of 2011, that effort died a swift death. No legislative action to improve drilling safety or enact comprehensive policy has been taken. None.

Timothy Stenovec

LOOK: Shell Spoof Site Goes Viral

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.19.2012 | Green

At first glance, Arctic Ready looks like a legitimate website from Shell. The clean lines, judicious use of white space and the prominent placement of...

With The World Watching, Shell Stumbles Toward Arctic Oil

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Royal Dutch Shell, the global energy giant, has already invested more than $4 billion in its Arctic drilling venture, but that was apparently not enou...

BP Disaster Anniversary a Reminder of Regulatory Changes Needed

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

We need to decide whether it is appropriate to lease sensitive areas of the ocean for oil and gas development. To make smart decisions, though, we need solid scientific information -- and that information does not exist for most "frontier" areas.

Shell Supports Iran's Murderous Mullahs; Should We Be Supporting Shell?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The callous greed in the oil patch seems to know no limits. Here we have a company, Royal Dutch Shell, bursting with earnings, at the apogee of its yearly returns, going after the last dollar or Euro to make things fatter still.

Alaska's Seals Not Sickened By Fukushima Radiation, Scientists Believe

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 04.19.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Lesions and other symptoms associated with sickened or dead ringed seals along Alaska's northern coast last year were proba...

Alaska To Push Back Oil And Gas Lease Sale

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska is pushing back what it says will be one of the biggest oil and gas lease sales in the U.S. this year, citing the potent...

Are We Really Ready to Expose Our Arctic Waters to the Threat of a Major Oil Spill?

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

The icy waters north of Alaska are home to polar bears, walruses and whales; it's a fragile environment, and our understanding of this unique marine ecosystem is not well developed.

North Sea Spill Reveals Risks of Drilling in the More Remote, Less Regulated Arctic

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Drilling in the inhospitable waters of the Arctic Oceans presents far more logistical and environmental challenges than the well-charted North Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

BPing the Arctic, Again -- Fast-Tracking Shell's Dangerous Drilling

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 10.15.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

We must envision and fight for a sustainable and clean energy future for our sake, our future generation and for all life on earth.

Fill the Gaps in Arctic Science Before We Decide on Drilling

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

We have the opportunity to do things right in Arctic waters, but only if we take the time to understand this extraordinary and fragile part of our national and natural heritage

Arctic Drilling: Lessons Learned From the Deepwater Horizon Spill

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

Government must ensure strong prevention, containment and response measures that are on site and ready to go given the Arctic's remote and extreme conditions.

Earth Activism: What We Don't Want

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The EPA is under attack from the Republicans, and we must fight to protect the very agency that works to protect public and ecological health in America. Is this a private fight or can anyone get in it? Earth activism is a public fight.

BP Plans Alaska Arctic Drilling In 2013

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska — BP PLC estimates that it could begin producing oil off Alaska's coast in 2013, despite the fact that construction of the massiv...

We Have the Technology -- Let's Go

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

When you hear -- "We have the technology, let's go" -- you might perhaps think the statement came from a stately presidential announcement. As it happens that statement didn't come from any presidential address. It was printed on a Shell ad.

After The Arctic Spill -- Shell, Palin and Obama

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Did the administration approve Shell to go drill in the Arctic or not and if yes, then when? The truth it seems is somewhere in between.

Cancún Opens for GREEN Business, but REDD Will Destroy Indigenous Forest Cultures

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

How would anyone who is supporting REDD feel if they're evicted from their home -- it's been happening a lot in U.S. with the real-estate collapse and no one likes it. So why would we support REDD?

Thankful for Polar Bear Habitat But Shell Must Not Go There

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

2010-11-26-p.jpgWill Obama deny-or-grant Shell the permit to go drill-and-destroy the critical habitat of polar bears that he just designated?

Why We Can't Have Another One Hundred Years of Fossil-Digging in North America

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

We've burned coal-and-oil for more than hundred years that has resulted in the human-made climate change we're dealing with right now. We cannot allow one more hundred years of the same.

Shell's 'Let's Go' Ad in HuffPo: Why We Mustn't Allow Shell to Go... to America's Arctic Seas

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Last Sunday, after I posted my most recent blog, "Climate Educators Wanted," I visited the Green page in HuffPost. My eyes lit up. Before my eyes, the...