Shell’s out of the Arctic: 3 things you could do next!

Posted by aksheykalra — 19 October 2015 at 4:53pm - Comments
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Three weeks ago, we woke up to the news of Shell leaving the Arctic. I personally woke up and googled ‘Shell Arctic’ first thing in the morning. We knew that it was the last day of the drilling window. We knew that Shell had tried to extend its deadline and got a NO for an answer.  We knew Shell was going to be wrapping up and leaving soon – but this?

5 Ways that People Power Helped Defeat Shell

Posted by Trillia Fidei — 5 October 2015 at 12:48pm - Comments
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Shell just announced it’s giving up on drilling for oil in the Alaskan Arctic. This is a huge victory for millions of people all around the world who opposed the oil giant’s controversial plans, which put not only the fragile Arctic ecosystem at risk, but the planet as a whole.

VICTORY: 3 Years of People vs Shell

Posted by India Thorogood — 28 September 2015 at 1:23pm - Comments
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Ode to Aurora - an Arctic Roar poem

Posted by Claire Donner — 3 September 2015 at 9:01am - 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 10:42am - 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. 

A song of oil, ice and fire

Posted by Ellen Booth — 27 May 2015 at 2:03pm - Comments
Still image taken from the film 'A song of oil, ice and fire'
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British artists KennardPhillipps have created a new version of the painting 'An Arctic Summer: Boring Through the Pack in Melville Bay' by William Bradford. It shows an oil pipeline spill and rig explosion.

What would our world look like if the oil industry gets its way in the Arctic? That’s what we faced up to as we created our latest short film to challenge Shell, which could begin drilling in Arctic waters in just five weeks’ time.

‘A Song of Oil, Ice and Fire’ exposes how Shell’s greedy plan to drill for oil in the Arctic will jeopardise this unique place. It features classic American landscapes and reimagines them as destroyed by Shell and the oil industry. We wanted to evoke a powerful sense of what Shell is prepared to risk just to line its own pockets.

Shell's AGM and Arctic oil drilling

Posted by Claire Donner — 19 May 2015 at 7:38am - Comments
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Watch updates from Shell's 2015 AGM live.

“Don’t mention Arctic oil”: How Shell’s latest bid to get young people hooked on fossil fuels seriously backfired

Posted by Trillia Fidei — 29 April 2015 at 12:30pm - Comments

Shell knows it’s losing the fight against Arctic drilling, and here’s why.

The next UK government promises to be an ocean champion

Posted by Willie — 20 April 2015 at 10:23am - Comments
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Here’s a prediction: the next UK government will do great things for global marine protection.

At this stage in a general election campaign it’s sometimes hard to find something that politicians wearing differently coloured rosettes can agree on, but with an unprecedented bunch of manifesto commitments, there’s a growing certainty that the next UK government will be an ocean champion.

Previously Unseen Photos - Russian Authorities Seize Greenpeace Ship

Posted by daphne christelis — 15 April 2015 at 4:15pm - Comments
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Frank with hands up as Russian Security Services arrest the crew at gunpoint

The plan was to attach a Greenpeace pod to Gazprom's platform and launch a peaceful protest against oil being pumped from the icy waters of the Arctic. However, heavily armed commandos flooded the deck of the Arctic Sunrise and the Arctic Thirty began their ordeal at the hands of Putin's regime.

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