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Jackpine Mine: Shell Oil’s Caribou Killer

10/25/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Shell Oil is pushing hard to expand its Jackpine tar sands mine in northern Alberta, but at what cost? Read more >

Bearded Seal

Clock Ticks Down for Arctic Marine Life as Shell Oil Rig Heads to Sea

8/24/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

This week a Shell Oil Co. drilling rig, the Kulluk, headed towards the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s northern coast to begin drilling operations.  This flagship effort to open up Arctic waters to drilling has already received the thumbs up from the Obama Administration. I […] Read more >

A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (photo: Susanne Miller/USFWS)

Help Stop Big Oil’s Arctic Assault

9/12/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Speak up today for the future of ringed seals and other cherished Arctic wildlife. Remember the days when Big Tobacco insisted their product was safe? For a long time, people bought in: doctors lit up, mothers smoked around their kids […] Read more >

Arctic Fox, via Billy Linblom/Flickr

Climate Capsule: Keeping it Cool and Clean

8/16/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Happy August Recess Climateers! If your office is as quiet as mine take a minute to watch this trailer for an amazing new film on Climate Refugees, and check out the website to find a screening near you. This week’s […] Read more >

Walrus cows and yearlings on the ice pack

Somebody Stop Me Before I Spill Again!

8/15/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Last week we wrote about the danger posed by Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska. Well, now comes the “told you so” moment. From the Associated Press: The British government warned Monday that several hundred […] Read more >

The Canandian Coast Guard ship Amundsen on an ice floe in the Beaufort Sea (photo: flickr/indigo-)

Shell Moves Us One Step Closer to an Arctic Tragedy

8/10/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

The Arctic Ocean is one of the globe’s last wildernesses: often dark, always frigid, and prone to violent storms and drifting ice sheets that make navigation next to impossible.  But despite all of these problems the Obama Administration just gave […] Read more >

Three Things You Can Do For Wildlife on Endangered Species Day

5/21/2010 // By Julia Marden

This time last year, I was just beginning to learn about the many endangered species in my community. But this May, with the growing oil spill, the threat of more drilling in the Arctic Circle and another Endangered Species Day […] Read more >