Arctic

The next UK government promises to be an ocean champion

Posted by Willie — 20 April 2015 at 11:23am - 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 5:15pm - 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.

Shell's trying to silence your voice on Arctic drilling...

Posted by Ben Ayliffe — 10 April 2015 at 1:20pm - Comments
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Greenpeace volunteers on Shell's oil rig the Polar Pioneer

"If somebody not from your country commits a crime against somebody not from your country in another country, should the courts in your country have any jurisdiction over the issue?"

How to Climb an Oil Rig - in Pictures

Posted by daphne christelis — 8 April 2015 at 11:39am - Comments
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Boarding the Shell drill rig in the Pacific Ocean

What you need
- a good reason (to stop Shell drilling for oil in the Arctic)
- an oil rig (Shell drill rig, bound for the Arctic)

1. Locate oil rig

Shell's arctic drilling plans just got Presidential approval

Posted by Rachael Prokop — 1 April 2015 at 11:04am - Comments
 Alaska  Chukchi Sea
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Polar bears on sea ice in Chukchi Sea

This is outrageous. Today, the Obama administration announced a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and then followed that up by approving Shell’s climate-killing plan to drill in the Arctic.

Shell's Arctic drilling team just pleaded GUILTY

Posted by ben — 9 December 2014 at 12:17pm - Comments
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This drill ship is definitely NOT Arctic ready

Shell and its allies cannot be trusted to drill in the Arctic. Their reputation took another hammering last night when Noble Drilling, Shell’s sub-contractor, plead guilty to a staggering eight felony charges relating to environmental and safety violations on board the vessels Noble Discoverer and Kulluk (which it operated on behalf of Shell) in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012. Noble will pay a $12.2m fine, has been placed on probation for four years and must upgrade all of its plans to meet safety and environmental protection requirements.

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.

LEGO: Help children save the Arctic

Posted by Fran G — 5 August 2014 at 10:27am - Comments

No-one loves LEGO as much as a seven year old who’s just built their first masterpiece. But everyone who has played with the toy carries the joy of their inner child on through life. That’s why LEGO is such a desirable brand for Shell to piggyback on.
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