Save the Arctic

Last edited 14 March 2014 at 12:26pm

The fragile Arctic is under threat from both climate change and oil drilling. As climate change melts the Arctic ice, oil companies are moving in to extract more of the fossil fuels that caused the melt in the first place. But above the Arctic circle, freezing temperatures, a narrow drilling window and a remote location mean that an oil spill would be almost impossible to deal with. It's a catastrophe waiting to happen. Greenpeace is working to halt climate change and to stop this new oil rush at the top of the world.

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Still image taken from the film 'A song of oil, ice and fire'

A song of oil, ice and fire

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...
Posted by Ellen Booth - 27 May, 2015 - 14:03

Shell's AGM and Arctic oil drilling

Watch updates from Shell's 2015 AGM live.[<a...
Posted by Claire Donner - 19 May, 2015 - 07:38

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

Shell knows it’s losing the fight against Arctic drilling, and here’s why. A few weeks ago, we got an email from an outraged filmmaker saying that he’d been...
Posted by Trillia Fidei - 29 April, 2015 - 12:30

Previously Unseen Photos - Russian Authorities Seize Greenpeace Ship

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....
Posted by daphne christelis - 15 April, 2015 - 16:15

Frozen Future: The gaps in Shell's Arctic spill response

Shell is currently moving its drilling rigs to Seattle in anticipation of resuming its US offshore Arctic drilling programme in July. However,...
Posted by sebastianbock - 13 April, 2015 - 16:12

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