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Oil frontiers: British government uses aid money to back oil drilling in UNESCO World Heritage Site

Posted by Energydesk — 30 November 2016 at 11:00am - Comments
Boats on the shores of Lake Malawi
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Lake Malawi supports the livelihood of 1.5m people. Photo: Luke Massey

British officials are using aid money to support oil drilling in a World Heritage Site in Africa, according to an Energydesk investigation.

Sunken Cities are not a thing of the past

Posted by Elena Polisano — 19 May 2016 at 9:09am - Comments
by-nc. Credit: Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace

Right now 14 activists are scaling the British Museum to call on the institution to drop BP’s sponsorship. Here's why they're doing it.

Norway's sneaky seismic attack on the Arctic

Posted by Sune Scheller — 18 August 2014 at 2:57pm - 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 2:49pm - 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.

Lego and Shell - FAQs

Posted by Sondhya Gupta — 1 July 2014 at 9:00am - Comments
lego arctic scene with walrus and oil spill
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What has Lego got to do with the Arctic?

Lego has a longstanding relationship with Shell, with plans to renew its deal later this year.

Shell wants to drill for oil in the Arctic. The only reason they’re able to do this is because the Arctic ice is melting because of climate change. Something that oil companies are responsible for. Scientists say that it’s extremely risky to drill in the Arctic and any oil spill in those freezing conditions would be impossible to clean up.

It's time for LEGO to block Shell

Posted by ianduff — 30 June 2014 at 4:45pm - Comments
Lego mini protest in front of cathedral
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Lego protest in front of cathedral

Imagine you’re eight years old and picture the Arctic. There are no oil rigs, no industrial shipping and no politicians fighting over it.

It’s just an endless sparkling expanse of sea and ice, populated by brave scientific explorers, magical animals and Indigenous Peoples who have called the far north home for millennia. An enchanted place to explore, create stories and let your imagination run free.

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Posted by ben — 6 June 2014 at 12:09pm - Comments
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Earlier this morning we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk.

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

Posted by Erlend Tellnes — 28 May 2014 at 2:37pm - 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?

Shell's Arctic Albatross

Posted by James Turner — 30 January 2014 at 4:04pm - Comments
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Shell's arctic drill ship, the Kulluk, run aground off the coast of Alaska

A little over ten years ago, Shell decided to invest in a major new project - drilling in the melting Arctic ocean off the Alaskan coast. At the time, oil prices were rocketing upwards and the world's demand for oil seemed to be rising inexorably. Shell believed it could bring modern technology to bear on one of the most hostile environments on the planet, and walk away with some of the estimated 90bn barrels of oil that experts believe exist in the Arctic.

Arctic 30: they're home!

Posted by jamie — 27 December 2013 at 5:03pm - Comments
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Home at last: Anthony, Kieron, Alex, Iain and Phil arrive in London

They're finally home.

An hour ago, Alex, Anthony, Phil, Iain, and Kieron stepped through arrivals at St Pancras International, and are completely free at last.

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