Arctic

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. 

A song of oil, ice and fire

Posted by Ellen Booth — 27 May 2015 at 3:03pm - 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 8:38am - 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 1:30pm - 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 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.

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