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Ode to Aurora - an Arctic Roar poem

Posted by Claire Donner — 3 September 2015 at 10:01am - Comments

Yesterday, 64 activists, Emma Thompson and First Nations activists and artist Audrey Siegl were outside Shell's London HQ with Aurora, the giant polar bear puppet, to protest Shell's Artcic oil drilling. You can find out more at

Celebrities Join 7 million Worldwide to Defend the Arctic

Posted by Trillia Fidei — 28 July 2015 at 11:42am - Comments
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60 iconic celebrities have joined the movement of 7 million people worldwide in a resounding global call for Arctic protection. 

Stella McCartney, Kate Moss, Hugh Grant, and Tom Hiddlestone are just a few of the high profile figures captured by award-winning photographer Andy Gotts MBE wearing Save the Arctic t-shirts designed by Dame Vivienne Westwood. 

Your ad is in the papers – Shell’s spin exposed

Posted by Danielle Boobyer — 13 November 2014 at 3:07pm - Comments
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Our Shell counter-ad in today's papers

It’s a bad day for Shell! If you opened the Metro, Independent or Telegraph newspaper this morning, you’re one of two million people who saw our counter-ad against the Arctic oil drillers.

How LEGO got awesome to #SaveTheArctic

Posted by Anonymous — 9 October 2014 at 9:01am - Comments
LEGO characters celebrate Lego dumping Shell
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We did it! LEGO has dropped Shell

Today we got the awesome news: after a three-month campaign supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will not renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell.

This is fantastic news for LEGO fans and Arctic defenders everywhere. And it’s a huge blow to Shell’s strategy of partnering with beloved brands to clean up its dirty image as an Arctic oil driller.

So how did we win this victory for the Arctic? Let’s take a look back at the top five moments of our campaign:

Norway's sneaky seismic attack on the Arctic

Posted by Sune Scheller — 18 August 2014 at 3:57pm - Comments
Seismic testing at sea
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Seismic sensors are dragged behind survey ships to map the sea floor

The Esperanza has been in the Arctic near Svalbard, for a few weeks now and we recently became aware of something urgent and disturbing. A seismic company called Dolphin Geophysical, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, has begun seismic mapping in the far north of the Barents Sea.

How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Posted by jamie — 1 July 2014 at 3:49pm - Comments

The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the country - nay, the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of little plastic feet. What a day it's been.

The 'get lost zone' - a novel concept in international law

Posted by Daniel Simons — 30 May 2014 at 12:32pm - Comments
The bridge of the Esperanza, with the Transocean Spitsbergen oil rig in the back
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Statoil has belatedly launched legal challenges to occupation of the Apollo drill site by the Esperanza

Desperate times call for desperate measures. That seems to be the thinking of Norway's petroleum ministry, which yesterday issued a highly irregular order in an attempt to bring an end to the Esperanza's peaceful protest in the Barents Sea.

9 things you didn't know about Bear Island (including 'What is Bear Island?')

Posted by Erlend Tellnes — 28 May 2014 at 3:37pm - Comments
Sign on Bear Island
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Bear Island is a long way from anywhere

There is a fairly good chance this is the first time you've heard about Bear Island. Don’t be alarmed. First time I heard about the island was less than two years ago. So why do I need to know about Bear Island, you might think?

Taking action, in freedom

Posted by faiza_oulahsen — 1 May 2014 at 12:59pm - Comments
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Protest against Russian oil tanker transporting oil from the Gazprom drilling platform Prirazlomnaya

Today is the day. The very first barrels of Arctic oil have found their way to my home country. Gazprom, Russia’s biggest energy company, has shipped the first tanker with crude oil from the Arctic to the Rotterdam harbor, the Netherlands.

The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic sanctuary

Posted by Neil Hamilton — 12 March 2014 at 3:54pm - Comments
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Tonight I’ll sleep well, knowing that there is finally something happening within the international community about protecting the Arctic.

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